Jim Bean[1] is the 41-year-old[2] owner and baker of The Secret Bakery. He first appears in comic 1926 to negotiate with Dora about exchanging coffee for pastries.

Biography Edit

Background Edit

Jim used to be married but got divorced. Apparently it was a rough divorce—after which he fired his lawyer.[3] His ex-wife still lives in the area.[4]

He has a 13-year-old daughter, Samantha,[5] of whom he is overprotective.[6] A few years after Samantha was born, he underwent a vasectomy.[7]

He apparently can be bribed with mixed drinks.[8]

Jim is very passionate about baking.[9]

1000s Edit

After Faye Whitaker found out about the quality of pastry from The Secret Bakery,[10] she and Padma brought Jim to negotiate a deal with Coffee of Doom—baking goods in exchange for roasted coffee beans.[11]

He has had a romantic interest in Dora, though they both realize it probably wasn't meant to be.[12]

2000s Edit

Jim had issues on his next date—as in, they were both looking for different things.[7]

There have been recent queries as to whether he is considered "cute" by other cast members.[13]

Jim has been introduced to Veronica Reed. Oddly, both of his romantic interests within the cast have had a significant age gap- Dora, who was around thirteen years younger, and Veronica, who is fifteen years older.

First date with Veronica: Number 2690: Where Is The Soul PatchNumber 2705: Together Indeed.

Memorable quotesEdit

  • (on his previous lawyer) "No, seriously, I fired him. Guy couldn't negotiate his way out of a paper bag."[3]
  • "'re the PERFECT age to start breeding!"[5]
  • (being asked how a date went) "Well, I got back HERE twenty minutes early."[14]

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