My Wife and Kids2001 | TV Show

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A kind of `Cosby' or `Father Knows Best' for the times, about a trucking-company executive, his wife and their three kids in suburban Connecticut. A steady performer for ABC, `Wife' ranges from issue-oriented to slapstick. It's very much the vision of star (more…)

Premiered: March 28, 2001

Rating: TV-PG

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Fri Jan 30 1:30am
Meet the Parents(Season 4, Episode 5) OXYGN

Vanessa's parents (Ella Joyce, Rasta) have an agenda when they meet Michael and Jay for the first time. Meanwhile, Michael fears that Claire's becoming a “clothesaholic.” Vanessa: Brooklyn Sudano. Claire: Jennifer Freeman.

Fri Jan 30 2:00am
He's Having a Baby(Season 4, Episode 6) OXYGN

Michael, suspecting that Jr. lacks parenting skills, challenges him to care for a fake baby (actually, a water balloon) for a week. Meanwhile, Kady wants to know how babies are made. “You're over the stork story, huh?” Jay asks. “Way past it,” she (more…)

Fri Jan 30 2:30am
The Funeral(Season 4, Episode 7) OXYGN

Jr. has been getting friendly with a coworker named Larry (Sean Whalen), who ups the friendship ante considerably when his grandmother dies. Meanwhile, Claire sprains her ankle tripping over Kady's skateboard, so Michael makes Kady Claire's “personal ass (more…)

Fri Jan 30 8:00am
Ultrasound(Season 4, Episode 8) OXYGN

Vanessa (Brooklyn Sudano) has her ultrasound, but doesn't want to know the baby's sex. Neither does Jr. Only Michael wants to know. Meanwhile, Kady is enamored of a young dancer named Smilin' Willie (Elliot Cho). This upsets not only Franklin (Noah Gray-Ca (more…)

Fri Jan 30 8:30am
Marathon(Season 4, Episode 9) OXYGN

Jay's training hard to run a marathon; Michael not so hard ("I'm on my regimen---it's called the eat, drink and be merry regimen"). Meanwhile, Tony (Andrew McFarlane) is feeling incredibly guilty because he finds Clare "incredibly sexy."

Fri Jan 30 9:00am
While Out(Season 4, Episode 10) OXYGN

Michael and Jay go out for the evening without reciting “the rules” to Claire. That means it's party time, and the party animal turns out to be Claire's usually pious boyfriend Tony (Andrew McFarlane).

Fri Jan 30 9:30am
Michael's Band(Season 4, Episode 11) OXYGN

E Street Band saxman Clarence Clemons guests as a jazz performer who went to school with Michael, who suddenly claims he's a pianist (albeit a rusty one). He'll get a chance to show it. Meanwhile, Kady and Franklin's sister Aretha are vying to be lead sing (more…)

Fri Jan 30 10:00am
The Lady Is Not a Tramp(Season 4, Episode 12) OXYGN

Tony (Andrew McFarlane) returns from a “purification exile” that followed his drunk-and-naked escapade, and Michael finds condoms in Claire's backpack. Naturally, he suspects linkage. Meanwhile, Jr. and Vanessa (Brooklyn Sudano) get a dog---a male they (more…)

Fri Jan 30 10:30am
Of Mice and Man(Season 4, Episode 13) OXYGN

There's a mouse in the house (and doggerel in the script). Is Michael man enough to catch it? Hardly. “He's a genius,” he admits, “an evil, conniving genius.” But there might be a better mousetrap in the Kyle household: Claire, who's inadvertently (more…)

Sat Jan 31 8:00am
Michael's Band(Season 4, Episode 11) OXYGN

E Street Band saxman Clarence Clemons guests as a jazz performer who went to school with Michael, who suddenly claims he's a pianist (albeit a rusty one). He'll get a chance to show it. Meanwhile, Kady and Franklin's sister Aretha are vying to be lead sing (more…)

Sat Jan 31 8:30am
The Lady Is Not a Tramp(Season 4, Episode 12) OXYGN

Tony (Andrew McFarlane) returns from a “purification exile” that followed his drunk-and-naked escapade, and Michael finds condoms in Claire's backpack. Naturally, he suspects linkage. Meanwhile, Jr. and Vanessa (Brooklyn Sudano) get a dog---a male they (more…)

Sat Jan 31 9:00am
Of Mice and Man(Season 4, Episode 13) OXYGN

There's a mouse in the house (and doggerel in the script). Is Michael man enough to catch it? Hardly. “He's a genius,” he admits, “an evil, conniving genius.” But there might be a better mousetrap in the Kyle household: Claire, who's inadvertently (more…)

Sun Feb 1 1:15am
Moving on Out(Season 4, Episode 14) OXYGN

Jr. decides it's time to move out of the garage and into a place of his own, a “humble abode,” he calls it. “Very humble,” Michael notes on his first inspection. Just how bad is the neighborhood? “He could go out for a quart of milk and end up on (more…)

Sun Feb 1 1:45am
Candy Wars(Season 4, Episode 15) OXYGN

It's candy-sale time at Kady's school and Jay won't help because she's dieting. So Michael steps in. The plan is for father and daughter to bond, but Michael's competitive nature soon overwhelms all else. “I'm afraid she's being trampled underfoot in you (more…)

Sun Feb 1 2:15am
Jr. Sells His Car(Season 4, Episode 16) OXYGN

Jr. finally finishes restoring his old car---and then he sells it. He'll need college tuition for his baby-to-be, he tells his proud parents. Meanwhile, Franklin's sick of being “special,” so he goes to Michael for advice and is told: “dumb down.” (more…)

Sun Feb 1 8:00am
Moving on Out(Season 4, Episode 14) OXYGN

Jr. decides it's time to move out of the garage and into a place of his own, a “humble abode,” he calls it. “Very humble,” Michael notes on his first inspection. Just how bad is the neighborhood? “He could go out for a quart of milk and end up on (more…)

Sun Feb 1 8:30am
Candy Wars(Season 4, Episode 15) OXYGN

It's candy-sale time at Kady's school and Jay won't help because she's dieting. So Michael steps in. The plan is for father and daughter to bond, but Michael's competitive nature soon overwhelms all else. “I'm afraid she's being trampled underfoot in you (more…)

Sun Feb 1 9:00am
Jr. Sells His Car(Season 4, Episode 16) OXYGN

Jr. finally finishes restoring his old car---and then he sells it. He'll need college tuition for his baby-to-be, he tells his proud parents. Meanwhile, Franklin's sick of being “special,” so he goes to Michael for advice and is told: “dumb down.” (more…)

Sun Feb 1 9:30am
The Anniversary Present(Season 4, Episode 17) OXYGN

It's the Kyles' 19th anniversary, and Michael and Jay are busy one-upping each other in the gift department. Meanwhile, Franklin's teaching the gastronomically challenged Claire how to cook so she can prepare a fancy French dish for the anniversary dinner (more…)

Mon Feb 2 7:58am
The Anniversary Present(Season 4, Episode 17) OXYGN

It's the Kyles' 19th anniversary, and Michael and Jay are busy one-upping each other in the gift department. Meanwhile, Franklin's teaching the gastronomically challenged Claire how to cook so she can prepare a fancy French dish for the anniversary dinner (more…)

Mon Feb 2 8:30am
Illegal Smile(Season 4, Episode 18) OXYGN

Jay wants to look younger and Michael wants to lose his “devious look” before a traffic-court date, so they visit a dermatologist, and it's smiles all around. Big Guy: Lou Ferrigno. Officer: Kevin Knotts. Dr. Tortoni: Joey Vassallo. Judge: Susan Peretz (more…)

Mon Feb 2 9:00am
Outbreak Monkey(Season 4, Episode 19) OXYGN

The NBA's LeBron James has a cameo in an episode in which all the Kyles catch the flu. Well, everyone but Michael, who goes to absurd lengths to stay healthy because he doesn't want to miss James' NBA debut at Madison Square Garden, for which Michael has s (more…)

Mon Feb 2 9:30am
Empty Nest(Season 4, Episode 20) OXYGN

Part 1 of two: None of the kids is at home, giving Michael and Jay a chance to reminisce (via clips from past episodes) about their brood: Claire, Kady and Jr.

Tue Feb 3 2:30am
Illegal Smile(Season 4, Episode 18) OXYGN

Jay wants to look younger and Michael wants to lose his “devious look” before a traffic-court date, so they visit a dermatologist, and it's smiles all around. Big Guy: Lou Ferrigno. Officer: Kevin Knotts. Dr. Tortoni: Joey Vassallo. Judge: Susan Peretz (more…)

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