My Wife and Kids

  • 2001
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 Damon Wayans (also a coexecutive producer), who based it in part on his own life, and frequently u (more…)

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Fri Oct 20 4:00am
He's Having a Baby(Season 4, Episode 6) VH1

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…)

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Fri Oct 20 4:30am
The Funeral(Season 4, Episode 7) VH1

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…)

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Fri Oct 20 5:00am
Ultrasound(Season 4, Episode 8) VH1

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…)

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Fri Oct 20 5:30am
Marathon(Season 4, Episode 9) VH1

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."

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Fri Oct 20 10:00am
While Out(Season 4, Episode 10) VH1

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).

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Fri Oct 20 10:30am
Michael's Band(Season 4, Episode 11) VH1

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…)

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Fri Oct 20 11:00am
The Lady Is Not a Tramp(Season 4, Episode 12) VH1

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…)

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Fri Oct 20 11:30am
Of Mice and Man(Season 4, Episode 13) VH1

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…)

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Mon Oct 23 10:00am
Moving on Out(Season 4, Episode 14) VH1

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…)

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Mon Oct 23 10:30am
Candy Wars(Season 4, Episode 15) VH1

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…)

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Mon Oct 23 11:00am
Jr. Sells His Car(Season 4, Episode 16) VH1

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…)

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Mon Oct 23 11:30am
The Anniversary Present(Season 4, Episode 17) VH1

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…)

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Tue Oct 24 10:00am
Illegal Smile(Season 4, Episode 18) VH1

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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Tue Oct 24 10:30am
Outbreak Monkey(Season 4, Episode 19) VH1

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…)

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Tue Oct 24 11:00am
Empty Nest(Season 4, Episode 20) VH1

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.

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Tue Oct 24 11:30am
Empty Nest(Season 4, Episode 21) VH1

The conclusion of a two-part highlight episode features clips of Michael's “minor glitches” and Jay's concern about her weight. Lou Rawls has a cameo as a physician.

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Wed Oct 25 4:00am
Illegal Smile(Season 4, Episode 18) VH1

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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Wed Oct 25 4:30am
Outbreak Monkey(Season 4, Episode 19) VH1

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…)

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Wed Oct 25 5:00am
Empty Nest(Season 4, Episode 20) VH1

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.

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Wed Oct 25 5:30am
Empty Nest(Season 4, Episode 21) VH1

The conclusion of a two-part highlight episode features clips of Michael's “minor glitches” and Jay's concern about her weight. Lou Rawls has a cameo as a physician.

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Wed Oct 25 10:00am
Calvin Comes to Stay(Season 4, Episode 22) VH1

Vanessa's parents have a fight and her father (Rasta) needs a place to stay, so he lands on the Kyles. He's an unusual houseguest, to put it mildly. Meanwhile, Franklin (Noah Gray-Cabey) has cracked the lottery. Unfortunately, he must rely on Jr. to buy th (more…)

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Wed Oct 25 10:30am
Calvin Goes to Work(Season 4, Episode 23) VH1

Calvin (Rasta) goes to work at Kyle Trucking---well, not work, exactly, but Michael does feel as though he must hire his future in-law. Meanwhile, Claire has a science paper due on cold fusion, a topic about which she knows little and cares less. So she as (more…)

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Wed Oct 25 11:00am
Romantic Night(Season 4, Episode 24) VH1

Michael has plans for a romantic getaway with Jay, but when Jr. foils that, they settle for a romantic evening at home. Hurdle No. 1: getting the kids out of the house. And that turns out to be the easy part.

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Wed Oct 25 11:30am
The Director(Season 4, Episode 25) VH1

Michael's so excited about a basketball game he's watching on TV that he accidentally tapes over Kady's first steps. What to do? Reenact them, with the reluctant assistance of Franklin (Noah Gray-Cabey). Stevie: Taylor Negron.

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  • Premiered: March 28, 2001
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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)

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