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This is simply incredible. A courageous Mohican employee is taking on the hijackers single-handedly. This is the most heroic thing this reporter has ever seen since I reported on my own reporting of the Vietnam War.

—Jim Jeffords

Jim Jeffords is a famous news reporter and television host. He is voiced by Phil Hendrie.


Jim Jeffords talks mostly about social issues on his show, though it is obvious does not do much research on his topics and is more than insensitive on issues such as racism and women's rights.

Jeffords played a major role in "The Trough". For his show, he went undercover as a black man in order to expose racism. When he asked Frank to help him as his car had run out of gas, Frank drove away in a panic. This was later broadcast, and Frank labeled "the Face of Racism in America". This broadcast was seen by Rosie, and used as more evidence of Frank being two-faced and untrustworthy.

Jeffords also covered the strike at the airport on Christmas Eve.

Jeffords portrays Hobo Jojo on Channel 9's afternoon kid's show by that name. He indulges his fetish for pregnant women by hitting on pregnant mothers in the audience, including Sue in "Frank The Father". When Jeffords cheats at the last second so that Maureen wouldn't win, Phillip becomes enraged and proceeds to violently beat him up on camera.

In the episode "R is for Rosie", Jeffords' racism is on full, overt display. He is first seen commenting on Rosie's all-black escort, which he describes as a "angry mob of joyous people", and claiming that despite being happy and unarmed, they are still "extremely dangerous". He is then seen hosting the new Funk Implosion show (begrudgingly, as he mentions it was court-ordered). Throughout the show's filming, Jeffords remains agitated to be involved in the production, regularly making thinly-veiled racist criticism towards the artists and dancers. Eventually, when Nia's itchy sweater inspires a new dance craze on the set, Jeffords tells the cameraman to "cut to black", assuming a riot to come out of this. However, the cameraman instead hears this as "cut to a black", resulting in a frustrated outburst from Jeffords just before the broadcast is cut. This proves to be the final straw for Jeffords' television career, as he would promptly be placed on an indefinite leave of absence from Channel 9 and replaced with Curtis Higgins the next day.

Jim fell from grace, and wound up homeless. He was seen living on the streets and eating garbage, but he managed to hang on to an incriminating video tape of Mayor Tangeti. After exposing the mayors ties to the local mafia, and his various crimes, Jim was re-hired by channel 9.

While there is a real Jim Jeffords who was a longtime U.S. Senator from Vermont, there is no indication the character is meant to represent this man, who never had a broadcasting career, although the two bear a physical resemblance.

Sen. Jim Jeffords (1934-2014)


Episode Appearances[]


  • He would be 93 years old today, in 2021.
  • He is bald and wears a toupee, as seen in his drunk driving police mugshot.
  • A photo of him wearing a hooded jacket can be seen on the door to the women's center with the words "IF YOU SEE THIS MAN PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY!" while Frank and Sue go to Lamaze.