My Wife and Kids

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  • TV-PG
  • 2001
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.9  (29,570)

My Wife and Kids is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from March 2001 to May 2005. The show stars Damon Wayans as Michael Kyle, a loving husband and father who tries to balance his family life with his career as a successful businessman. Tisha Campbell-Martin plays his wife, Jay Kyle, who is a stay-at-home mom who takes care of their three children: Junior (George O. Gore II), Claire (Jennifer Freeman), and Kady (Parker McKenna Posey).

The show is known for its hilarious antics and heartwarming family moments. Michael Kyle is a strict disciplinarian who often goes to outrageous lengths to teach his children valuable life lessons. He is a proud father who loves his family more than anything and will stop at nothing to protect them. Jay Kyle is the voice of reason in the family, often providing balance to Michael's antics. She is a strong, loving mother who keeps her family grounded and connected.

Junior, the oldest child in the family, is a high school student who is often the target of Michael's overprotective antics. He is a bit of a slacker and often gets into trouble, but he means well and has a heart of gold. Claire, the middle child, is a teenage girl who is often at odds with her parents and brothers, but is fiercely loyal to her family. Kady, the youngest child, is a cute and precocious little girl who is adored by her family.

The show's humor comes from Michael Kyle's outrageous schemes, his clashes with his family members, and the hilarious situations they find themselves in. For example, in one episode, Michael decides to teach Junior the value of money by making him work a minimum-wage job. In another episode, Michael tries to teach Kady about the birds and the bees, leading to some hilarious miscommunications.

But My Wife and Kids is not just a show about silly antics. It also deals with important issues like race, relationships, and family dynamics. In one episode, Michael and Jay have to confront their own prejudices when they discover that Claire is dating a white boy. In another episode, Junior struggles with his identity and turns to Michael for guidance.

Overall, My Wife and Kids is a heartwarming and hilarious show that portrays a loving African American family in a positive light. The show's humor and family values have made it a beloved classic that is still enjoyed by audiences today.

My Wife and Kids is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (124 episodes). The series first aired on March 28, 2001.

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The 'V' Story
26. The 'V' Story
May 17, 2005
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.
R.V. Dreams
25. R.V. Dreams
May 10, 2005
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.
Michael Sells the Business
24. Michael Sells the Business
May 3, 2005
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.
Graduation Day
23. Graduation Day
April 26, 2005
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.
Michael's Sandwich
22. Michael's Sandwich
April 12, 2005
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.
Jr.'s Cartoon
21. Jr.'s Cartoon
March 29, 2005
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.
20. Celibacy
March 15, 2005
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 Joins a Gym
19. Michael Joins a Gym
March 8, 2005
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.
The Remodel
18. The Remodel
March 1, 2005
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.
The Bahamas (2)
17. The Bahamas (2)
February 22, 2005
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.
The Bahamas (1)
16. The Bahamas (1)
February 15, 2005
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.
Silence Is Golden
15. Silence Is Golden
February 8, 2005
Michael reluctantly accompanies Jay on a meditation weekend, where he has trouble following the rule of silence which he breaks.
Sweetheart's Day
14. Sweetheart's Day
February 1, 2005
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.
Study Buddy
13. Study Buddy
January 25, 2005
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."
They Call Me El Foosay
12. They Call Me El Foosay
January 18, 2005
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.
Careful What You Wish For
11. Careful What You Wish For
January 11, 2005
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.
The Wedding
10. The Wedding
November 30, 2004
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.
The Return of Bobby Shaw
9. The Return of Bobby Shaw
November 23, 2004
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.
Restaurant Wars
8. Restaurant Wars
November 16, 2004
Michael's competitive nature puts Jay's new soul food restaurant at war with Hoos, a Chinese restuarant.
The Proposal
7. The Proposal
November 9, 2004
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.
6. Pokerface
October 19, 2004
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.
The Fellowship of the Baby
5. The Fellowship of the Baby
October 12, 2004
When an overwhelmed Jr. thinks he is not smart enough to take care of his own son, Michael tells Jr. that "Jr., Jr." is a "magic baby," and that every time he holds him, it will make Jr. smarter. The ploy works, but in the process Jr. becomes somewhat arrogant with his new-found knowledge, so Michael brings Franklin in so that the two geniuses can match wits. Meanwhile, Kady catches Claire sneaking back into her bedroom after hours and threatens to tell their parents, unless Claire does some favors for her.
Class Reunion
4. Class Reunion
October 5, 2004
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.
3. Resolutions
September 28, 2004
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.
Fantasy Camp (2)
2. Fantasy Camp (2)
September 21, 2004
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.
Fantasy Camp (1)
1. Fantasy Camp (1)
September 21, 2004
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.
Where to Watch My Wife and Kids
My Wife and Kids is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My Wife and Kids on demand at Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 28, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (29,570)