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My Wife and Kids is a situation comedy about a man and his family. The show is centered around the father Micheal Kyle, whose character is played by Damon Wayans. He plays a loving husband and father and is very much involved in the ever-day affairs of his children. The show often depicts him finding creative and imaginative ways to catch and provide guidance to his children when they get into mischief.

Micheal's wife Janet Kyle, whose character is played by Tisha Campbell Martin, is a career woman who often finds herself in the position of restraining Damon's character so that he doesn't go overboard with his creative antics. She provides love and counsel for her three children and her husband who keep her quite busy.

The children Kady Kyle, Junior Kyle and Claire Kyle provide loads of age-appropriate issues for both Damon and Tisha's characters to deal with. The youngest child, who is played by Parker Mckenna Posey, is an adorable little girl who, as she gets older, has to transition from the cute kid who can do no wrong to the awkward little girl who is not so cute anymore. However, no one finds her more adorable than Franklin Aloysius Mumford, whose character, played by Noah Cabey, has a recurring supporting role on the show.

Micheal Kyle Jr. is the oldest son, and he is constantly falling short in the brains department. His character, played by George Gore II, is an absent-minded individual who has to keep a notebook of all the dumb things that he does or says in a day. This was one of the creative suggestions of the father, Micheal Kyle. George's character provides a ton of laughs and keeps Damon's character on his toes constantly.

Claire Kyle is the middle child in the Kyle family. Her character, who is played by Jennifer Freeman, is a beautiful teenage girl who often relies on her beauty instead of her brains. She is extremely clumsy and is the typical boy crazed teenage girl. In the show, she spends most of her time being courted by Tony, played by Andrew Mcfarlane, whose character is consumed by Claire's beauty, which is torture for him because he is a devout Christian and has no plans for sex before marriage. My wife and Kids is a family show that everyone can enjoy.

ABC
5 Seasons, 124 Episodes - Canceled
March 28, 2001
Comedy
6.8/10
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  • Jay and Michael decided that since they are finally finish raising the kids and that they are all grown up, the two can have some quality time with each other. Jay just has one demand to make of Michael- get a vascetomy.

  • Michael wants to visit the Grand Canyon in the new RV that he has bought. A family trip in the RV features getting lost and the fact Michale failed to read the instructions to the RV.

  • With a lucrative bid from a large company offering to purchase Kyle Trucking, Michael convinces Jay that, if they sold their business, they'd be able to spend more quality time with Jr., Jr. and watch him grow up -- something they wish they could have done more of with their own kids. But the offer goes bust and Michael's nemesis, Bobby Shaw, comes up with a surprising proposal. Meanwhile, Kady and Claire antagonize each other over who gets to spend more time in the bathroom.

  • Jay's big day on graduating at her college is just under the way but actually it's being distracted she believes that every little bad thing that is happening is because of Michael.

  • Under a time deadline to catch his flight, Michael tries to prepare his signature, masterpiece sandwich to take with him on the plane. But various family distractions delay his getting to the airport, and his beloved sandwich is searched by suspicious security guards.

  • When Jr. wins a national competition for his cartoon entitled "My Wife and Kid" -- based on himself, Vanessa, the baby and the rest of the Kyle family -- it catches the attention of ABC. Michael becomes Jr.'s agent, but the meeting with the television executives goes badly, crushing Jr.'s dream opportunity, so now Michael has to find a way to rectify the situation. Meanwhile, Claire threatens to break up with Tony unless he can bring some "umph" into their relationship.

  • When Jay tells Michael that their love life will be even better if they are celibate for six months, Michael is willing to abide by her wishes, although reluctantly. Meanwhile, Franklin and Kady plant some seeds in the ground to symbolize their growing love for each other, but the seeds grow into an ingredient for a love potion that Jay uses to spice up her romantic dinner for Michael.

  • Michael realizes he can't fit into his favorite pair of vintage jeans, he runs into an old high school friend, the muscular Daryl, who doesn't look any older than when Michael last saw him. He enlists Darryl's help to get him back into shape and, in the process, becomes obsessed with looking fit and buff.

  • When Jay decides that the garage isn't fit as a home for their son, Jr, and his family, she hires contractors to remodel. However, Michael isn't happy with the outrageous price they would be charged, so he and Jr. decide to remodel it themselves.

  • While at the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas for a family vacation, lovebirds Michael and Jay find themselves stranded on the isolated Magic Island - along with a rapidly rising tide -- and the only other person there who can help them is Michael's talkative and annoying golf buddy, Jimmy, who refuses to do so since they weren't willing to spend time with him when they had the chance. Meanwhile, Jr. leaves Vanessa and the baby behind so he can enjoy the resort's activities; Tony and Claire hang out at the beach bar and she realizes too late that her island drink contains alcohol; and Kady and Franklin run into his nemesis, Francesco Mumfordi, who has stolen one of Franklin's theories.

  • When the Kyles arrive at the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas for their family vacation, Michael announces that all he wants to do is get some rest and relaxation-by himself. But no sooner does he settle into his lounge chair for some peace and quiet than his talkative and annoying golf buddy, Jimmy, shows up and insists that they spend time together. Michael is relieved to find a way out when Jay invites him to the isolated Magic Island so they can have some romantic fun. As their day winds down and it's time to leave, the boat never shows up to take them back and the couple find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere.

  • Michael reluctantly accompanies Jay on a meditation weekend, where he has trouble following the rule of silence which he breaks.

  • When Jay insists that Michael buy her a present for "Sweetheart's Day," a reluctant Michael comes up with a scheme to base the price of Jay's gift on her attitude towards him at a particular moment. He shares his plan with Jr., Tony and Franklin, hoping that they will follow the lead, but the only lead is straight to trouble.

  • Michael feels neglected because Jay is spending all of her time studying for her psychology final which is the week after! He decides to tutor her, but his efforts cause her to fail. To make it up to her, he tries to bribe her professor to let her re-take the test. Meanwhile, when Kady thinks Franklin prefers her smart friend over her, she tries to act more "brainy."

  • Vanessa buys Jr a Foosball game tablet and Jr starts getting addicted that Vanessa begs Michael to stop him from acting a bully. Michael wins but he becomes a selfish winning showoff butting his family down and Jay. To make things worse Kady decides the only way to stop him from the madness, is calling a guy by the name of...El Foo-say.

  • When Jay wishes that Michael would give her the kind of romantic attention that she sees newlywed Vanessa getting from Jr., Michael decides to kill Jay with kindness so he can get back to watching TV and ignoring her. Meanwhile, Franklin tells Kady that he thinks he's too short and goes to great lengths to appear otherwise.

  • Jr. and Vanessa announce that they want to get married in two weeks, Vanessa having told Jr. that she wants a small, simple wedding. Michael and Jay offer to help plan it, but instead of something simple and sweet, they plan an elaborate and expensive ceremony that includes dolphins, a castle and 751 guests. Frustrated, Vanessa tells Jr. he needs to regain control of things, forcing him to decide whether he should stand up to Michael.

  • Micheal's enemy, Bobby Shaw tricks Jr. into signing a contract making Jr. his slave for the rest of his life! When Micheal tries to get him out of the contract,they end up in a dance off.

  • Michael's competitive nature puts Jay's new soul food restaurant at war with Hoos, a Chinese restuarant.

  • Since Michael and Jay are at a competitionon doing a Karaoke contest, Jr tries to make a great proposal stand to Vanessa but it's both beign distracted by both Michael and Jay officially. So without a choice he propose to Vanessa at the Karaoke Contest and is the winner.

  • Michael advises Jr. that it's ok to spend some time away from Vanessa and the baby, but his advice misfires when Jr. invites Jay along to their all-male poker game. Michael decides, in turn, to crash Jay's all-female book club, where they're discussing the latest book by Angeline Boudreaux.

  • Michael is reluctant to attend his high-school reunion until a former rival, Bobby Shaw, challenges him to a dance-off which he ends up lossing.

  • Michael must pass the childcare class test in order to prove that he is responsible to take care of Jr. and Vanessa's baby for all limits.

  • The Kyles on on a big vacation and Michael actually breaks into Michael Jordan's room and wears his gear to become popular. But when he meets Michael Jordan himself, it's a big consequence.

  • Michael can't focus on much else after learning that he'll be going to sports legend Michael Jordan's fantasy basketball camp in Las Vegas. Everyone shares his excitement -but for different reasons -and finds some reason as to why they should tag along. Once there, Michael learns that there's been a mix-up with the game schedule, so he resorts to some inventive ploys of his own to ensure he gets to play his idol.

  • Junior and Vanessa's baby is finally arriving, however he's coming at the worst timing for the Kyles.

  • Jr. and Vanessa announce that they want to have the baby at home with the help of Summer Breeze, a midwife whose natural childbirth methods include the whole family's participation.

  • A friendly game becomes a tell all for the Kyles and Scotts.

  • Claire was scheduled to have a model interview but ironically it was being pushed away when Michael of all people come to embarrass his daughter Clair about modeling. After Jay warned him and he ignored he soon finds that one of the interviewers likes his hands and wants his hands to be on a commercial. Eventually, afterwords, Michael becomes a show-off making everyone in the family feel jealous and aggravated.

  • While Jay is away at a seminar, Michael hires a maid, Mrs. Hopkins, to look after the family. Mrs. Hopkins fulfills their every need and want to a sweet perfection, including homemade ice cream, an immaculately clean house and handmade outfits for Claire. When Jay comes home, she appreciates Mrs. Hopkins' attention to every detail, but begins to feel that perhaps she has taken over just a bit too much.

  • In his excitement to tape a basketball game, Michael accidentally records over a home video of Kady's first steps, which happens to be one of Jay's most cherished family moments. When Jay decides to have a family home movie night, Michael must act quickly and enlists Franklin's help to reenact that moment of Kyle family history.

  • Wanting to spend quiet time together, Michael plans a romantic evening with Jay at an exclusive hotel. Then, when Jr. mistakenly cancels the reservation, Michael tries to create a romantic night at home. But things take a disastrous turn when Michael hurts his head trying to shut off the water valve, Jay handcuffs them to each other – but can't find the key – and a burnt roast almost causes the house to burn down.

  • When the overwhelmingly strong and gregarious Calvin, Vanessa's dad, begs Michael to give him a job at Kyle Trucking, Michael does so reluctantly and his worst fears are realized. Calvin's way of dealing with customers and merchandise leaves a little to be desired, and now Michael must find a way to get rid of the man without getting himself hurt in the process. Meanwhile, Claire gets Franklin to help her with her science paper.

  • Calvin, Vanessa's gregarious father, has an argument with his wife, Jasmine, gets kicked out of the house and moves in with the Kyles, against their wishes. When he starts eating everything in sight and keeps everyone awake with his loud snoring, a frustrated Michael comes up with a clever plan to get Calvin back home.

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  • During a rare occasion when Michael and Jay have the house to themselves, they find themselves reminiscing about the fun times they've had with their kids and various friends. Some of these memorable moments include Jay's obsession with her weight and Michael's visit to a proctologist.

  • When an ecstatic Michael scores a ticket to see basketball star LeBron James play at Madison Square Garden, his excitement quickly turns to paranoia when, just days before the game, everyone in the Kyle household – except Michael – comes down with the flu. To ensure that he won't miss the game, he goes to absurd extremes to keep from getting sick, including spraying disinfectant on his family and using a ten-foot grabber to hand Jay her orange juice.

  • Michael received a BOTOX injection. A day later he has an unnatural expression on his face and has to appear before court that day because of a speeding ticket. The judge is angry because Michael is smiling the whole time and makes him spend the night in jail.

  • Michael and Jay try to hide their disappointment when they don't receive the wedding anniversary gifts each are expecting from each other. Meanwhile, with Franklin's help, novice cook Claire hopes to prepare a gourmet dinner for her parents' anniversary present.

  • Jr. restores his prized 1964 Impala, but then he and Vanessa surprise everyone when they decide to sell it in order to have money for their new baby. Meanwhile, Franklin seeks advice from Michael on how to act more like a normal kid.

  • When Kady wants to spend some quality time with her father, she enlists Michael's help in the school candy drive. But when the father of last year's winner claims he can prevail once again, a competitive Michael loses sight of helping Kady and commits to selling an exorbitant number of chocolate bars.

  • Junior goes apartment hunting and uses John to sign off on a lease for an apartment that is run down and has yellow police tape everywhere.

  • Jay finds mouse droppings, she demands that Michael hire an exterminator to get rid of them, but, as usual, Michael is determined to handle it himself. Meanwhile, Claire is also freaked out by a rodent when she accidentally runs over a squirrel while driving home.

  • Michael's imagination takes off when he finds a package of condoms in daughter Claire's backpack ' the same day her boyfriend, Tony, is returning from a month in the desert. Annoyed that her father is jumping to conclusions, Claire decides to give him a taste of his own unique brand of discipline. Meanwhile Jr. accidentally gives Kady his pet dog's medicine ' and Kady pretends to turn into a dog.

  • When Michael's old friend and former bandmate, Johnny "Saxophone" Watson, comes to town for a gig, it turns out Johnny's piano player can't make it. Michael eagerly accepts an invitation to take the man's place, but refuses to admit that his musical skills have gotten rusty. Meanwhile, love is blind when it comes to Franklin realizing that his little sister, Aretha, is a much better singer than the tone-deaf Kady.

  • While her parents, Kady and Junior areout of the house, Claire has a party. Everything is going fine until Tony get drunk and streaks down the street naked. Micahel and Jay onthier way back home discover Tony and what Claire is doing.

  • The Kyles and Vanessa's parents escort her to her first ultrasound. When asked if they wanted to know the baby's sex, Michael is the only one who stands out with a positive answer. Obsessed with knowing whether he's having a grandson or a granddaughter, he tries by all means to have the doctor tell him. He finally assumes it's a boy, and tells Jay and eventually the rest of the family. But in the end the situation reverses as they all confirm with the doctor the real sex of the future Kyle and leave Michael out in the rain. Meanwhile, Franklyn freaks out with the idea of losing Kady to "Smilin' Willie" and tries to learn how to be a dance master.

  • When Jay works hard to get in shape and run a marathon, Michael thinks that, since he's a man, he too can run the marathon - without any real training. Meanwhile, bible-quoting Tony asks the gorgeous Claire to dress "ugly" so he won't feel so turned on.

  • The Kyles are willing to support Michael's inconsolable employee, Larry, who can't get over losing his 103-year-old grandmother. But Larry goes overboard when, at the funeral, he asks little Kady to kiss his "Grammy" goodbye and for Jay to sing his beloved grandmother's favorite R&B song for the last time.

  • With Junior's parenting skills in question, Michael decides to enroll him in a parenting course. Junior balks at the thougth of the class, so Michael gives him a water balloon that Juniorr should keep for a week as if it was the baby. If it breaks, he'll have to attend the course. Michael doesn't let Junior have it easy, and Junior insists that more than wanting to teach him how to be a good parent, Michael doesn't have any trust in him.

  • Vanessa's parents come over the Kyles house to discuss the future baby's situation. Michael is outraged with the demands from the Scotts, but Calvin's size makes Michael think twice before taking any drastic measures. They take the Scotts out for dinner and are left with the bill. Realizing they have a couple of con artists on their hands, Michael and Jay stand up for themselves and set the baby's true needs – which don't include a new house for the Scotts as Calvin wanted.

  • Jay decides to go back to school to get a degree in Psychology. Michael on the other hand doesn't want that to interfere with her cleaning work around the house. He thinks it will endanger their family and relationship. Meanwhile Junior's friends build a very strange transportation vehicle.

  • Michael wants Jr. to learn the family business by starting at the bottom, so he assigns Jr. to do menial jobs around Kyle Trucking. Jr., however, decides to use the fact that he's the boss' son to his advantage and convinces other employees to do his work for him.

  • Michael meets his friend Jimmy at the golf club and is impressed with how much hair he's grown with the help of some "miracle" pills called "Come Hair Now". As he starts to take them in overdose, weird stripes of hair rise from his chronically bald head. He's jealous of his hair and won't let anyone touch it. He also starts to get paranoiac that Jay is trying to kill him after they make a life insurance, but turns out it was just one of the side effects of the pill.

  • After a shocking revealing Jr tells Michael and Jay that Vanessa is pregnant and that there gonna be grandparents, Jay actually loses her cool by beating up Jr. and Michael does along the way too, but actually hearing Jr's true ideas on getting a job and going to get married and demanding to have his room back, Michael takes it to the next step by making Jr become responsible by getting to job on time in order to understand that he will soon have a family to bring home the bacon.

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