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My Wife and Kids Season 2 Episodes

29 Episodes 2001 - 2002

Episode 1

Mom's Away

Wed, Sep 26, 2001 30 mins

Part 1 of two. Jay's away tending to her laid-up mother, so Michael's in charge of the household. The kids don't like it. "You miss your mommy a lot, don't you?" Michael commiserates to Kady. "More and more every day," she replies. Charmaine: Raven-Symone. Jamaal: Michael James Johnson. Jr. (age 10): Tanner Scott Richards. Star Damon Wayans' sons Damon Jr. and Michael have cameos as friends of Jr.

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Episode 2

Mom's Away

Wed, Sep 26, 2001 30 mins

Conclusion. Jay's still away, but the house is more crowded than ever. Among the guests: Claire's friend Charmaine (Raven-Symone), who doesn't seem to want to go home; and Jr.'s new "friends"; (two of whom are played by Damon Wayans' sons Damon Jr. and Michael);, who aren't very friendly to him. Meanwhile, Michael tells Kady fanciful stories about her birth (one of which features a cameo by Shaquille O'Neal).

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Episode 3

No Rules

Wed, Oct 3, 2001 30 mins

Jr. and Claire are chafing at Michael's household rules, so he drops them all. He also stops doing anything for them. That means they must cook their own meals and get themselves to school. It also means no curfews for Jr., but locked doors when he returns home. And it means that Claire may talk on the telephone as long as she likes, as long as she uses the pay phone Michael has installed. Keisha: Natashia Williams.

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Episode 4

Perfect Dad

Wed, Oct 10, 2001 30 mins

Claire and Kady and Jr. are fed up with the way Michael has been treating them while Jay has been away ("You've been a dictator," Claire tells him), so they concoct a fantasy about "the perfect dad." Then Michael gets a turn to concoct a fantasy of his own. Gary Coleman has a cameo as Kady's fiancé. Shandray: Laura Savery. Allison: Keeira Lyn Ford. Dr. Klieger: Phil Reeves.

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Episode 5

Thru Thick and Thin

Wed, Oct 17, 2001 30 mins

Jay finally returns from California and it seems that she has put on weight. Trouble is, she won't admit it, and that concerns Michael. But what he tells his shrink (Anthony Anderson) concerns his performance anxieties. Jay: Tisha Campbell Martin.

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Episode 6

Michael's Garden

Wed, Oct 31, 2001 30 mins

Lou Rawls guest stars in an episode that takes a lighthearted look at a serious problem: colon cancer. Rawls appears as a singing doctor in a sequence in which Michael "previews" his colonoscopy the night before he has it. Getting him there is not easy. "What is it with men?" Janet fumes. "You take better care of your cars than you do of your bodies." That doesn't make him bend. What does is the thought of not being there for his kids.

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Episode 7

He Heard, She Heard

Wed, Oct 24, 2001 30 mins

Michael won't let Claire go to a party, but she's not about to take "no" for an answer, so a standoff ensues. Father-daughter trust is its first victim as she plots to go to the party while he plots to catch her. Erica: Rudee Lipscomb. Shante: Cara Mia Wayans.

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Episode 8

Let Them Eat Pie

Wed, Nov 7, 2001 30 mins

Claire, playing a dare game with Jr. and Kady, eats Michael's piece of pie. Michael's punishment: Let them eat pie (and only pie). Meanwhile, Michael offers to be the dieting Jay's "chubby buddy": He'll eat the same lo-cal food she does. Of course, he doesn't tell her that he plans to cheat. Wanda: Marilyn Martinez.

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Episode 9

Jay Gets Fired

Wed, Nov 14, 2001 30 mins

Jay's in for a surprise when she takes Claire and Kady to her office on Take Your Daughters to Work Day: She gets fired. "Baby, I'm so sorry," Michael tells her. She knows he doesn't mean it: Now he has the full-time housewife he's been longing for. Kevin: Lee Arenberg. Jimmy: Jim Vallely. Yoga Girl: Maggie Rowe.

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Episode 10

The Whole World Is Watching

Wed, Nov 21, 2001 30 mins

When Jay buys new computer software, Michael, assuming that Jr. will use it to watch pornography, demands she return it. Jay refuses, precipitating a cold war between the two. "Fix it," Jr. (George O. Gore Jr.) tells his father. He and Jay do. Do they ever. Dr. Bouche: Anthony Anderson. Shante: Cara Mia Wayans. Devon: Philip Daniel Bolden.

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Episode 11

Letting Go

Wed, Nov 28, 2001 30 mins

Kady has acquired a hamster and Claire has a crush on a boy named Tony. Both developments pose parental challenges for Michael and Jay. The hamster dies. And Michael wishes Claire's new beau would follow suit. Tony: Andrew McFarlane. Claire: Jennifer Freeman. Kady: Parker McKenna Posey.

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Episode 12

Learning to Earn It

Wed, Dec 12, 2001 30 mins

Michael decides his kids are spoiled and puts them to work. They must use their allowances as "seed money" for businesses. So Kady opens a lemonade stand and Claire opens a beauty salon (in the living room). And Jr.? He becomes a professional gambler. Meagan and Melissa Freeman, sisters of regular Jennifer Freeman (Claire), play Claire's friends Meagan and Melissa. John: Damon Wayans Jr.

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Episode 13

Quality Time

Wed, Jan 16, 2002 30 mins

Jay wants Michael to spend more quality time with her, while Michael wants to spend more quality time with his favorite video game. At first, Jay calls the situation "a breakdown in communication." Then she ratchets it up to "You don't love me." So it's off to a shrink. Meanwhile, Jr. has difficulty believing that other boys just might find Claire attractive. Dr. Madison: Kristin Wilson. Dr. Thomas: Jason Stuart. Waiter: Kevin Knotts.

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Episode 14

Get Out

Wed, Jan 23, 2002 30 mins

Michael's cousin is getting married and Michael must rouse his reluctant family to get them all to the church on time. It won't be easy. The Kyles, he concedes, are "notoriously late" (except for him). Challenge No. 1: get Jay to decide which dress to wear.

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Episode 15

Road Trip

Wed, Jan 30, 2002 30 mins

The Kyles hit the road for an educational venture---they're going to Boston to visit Paul Revere's house. Trouble is, nobody but Jay wants to go ("Who cares where a dead rock star from the '60s was born?" moans Jr.). As it turns out, Jay's in a foul mood as well. Drive-Thru Attendant: Bill Macy. Police Officer No. 1: Johnny C. Pruitt. Police Officer No. 2: Patty Ross.

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Episode 16

Table for Too Many

Wed, Feb 6, 2002 30 mins

Part 1 of two. After a squabble with a man (guest star Larry Miller) at a gas station, Michael is dragged to a family dinner at a restaurant. Things get no better for him when they get there. Mrs. Parker: Kelly Coffield Park. Hostess: Lauren Tom. Valet: Rolando Molina. Jason: Andy Morrow. Lisa: Marina Malota. Bartender: Max Alexander. Flower Lady: Aiko Tanaka.

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Episode 17

Table for Too Many

Wed, Feb 6, 2002 30 mins

Conclusion: The Kyles' dinner at a Japanese restaurant is already a disaster. Then they meet their dinner companions. Larry Miller appears as one of the dinner guests. Mrs. Tyler: Kelly Coffield Park. Hostess: Lauren Tom. Lisa: Marina Malota. Manager: Johathan Schmock. Jason: Andy Morrow. Valet: Rolando Molina. Attendant: Lee Weaver. Nabu: Gabriel Iglesias. Bartender: Lee Alexander.

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Episode 18

Double Date

Wed, Feb 13, 2002 30 mins

Michael breaks his no-dating-for-Claire policy, on the condition that her first date be a double date---with Michael and Jay. Back at home, Jr. baby-sits Kady and nickels-and-dimes small favors from her. Tony: Andrew McFarland. Concession Guy: Stuart Nixon.

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Episode 19

Failure to Communicate

Fri, Feb 22, 2002 30 mins

Michael's parents (Denise Nicholas and Charlie Robinson) visit. That's a chore for Jay, who doesn't get along with his mother, while Michael doesn't get along with his father. And, talk about dysfunction, his parents don't talk to each other. Meanwhile, Jr. is seeing a cheerleader (Sterling Victorian) who's a bit too hot for his parents' taste.

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Episode 20

Papa Said Knock You Out

Wed, Feb 27, 2002 30 mins

Jr. overhears Claire and Tony (Andrew McFarland) talking about "doing it," and jumps to conclusions. Meanwhile, Michael discovers a gray hair (not on his head) and vows to "fight 40." So he takes up boxing. Wayans' sons Damon Jr. and Mike play two of Jr.'s friends. Devon: Philip Daniel Bolden.

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Episode 21

Return of the Wall

Mon, Mar 4, 2002 30 mins

Jay's getting a reputation as a stern taskmaster as the coach of Kady's soccer team, so Michael takes over. His coaching philosophy is considerably more mellow (with results that would make Vince Lomabardi blanch). And soon, a coaching showdown looms. Kady: Parker McKenna Posey. Melissa: Jessica Sara. Inga: Bruce Fine.

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Episode 22

Working Relationship

Wed, Mar 20, 2002 30 mins

Jay goes overboard trying to impress---and one-up---the boss after Michael hires her to help out around the office. Meanwhile, Kady makes a new friend in an old, out-of-this-world doll. Kady: Parker McKenna Posey. Claire: Jennifer Freeman. Janet: Tisha Campbell-Martin.

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Episode 23

Jr. Kyle, Boy Genius

Wed, Mar 27, 2002 30 mins

Jr. takes an IQ test, whose results are a surprise. Meanwhile, Michael isn't smart enough to assemble Kady's new jungle gym, and Kady announces what she wants to be when she grows up: a hall monitor. So she practices at school (and learns she likes bossing people around).

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Episode 24

Back Story

Wed, Apr 3, 2002 30 mins

Michael hurts his back playing a game on "Family Night." The family thinks it's funny, so he decides to play with their heads. But he overplays his hand. Dr. Thomas: Jason Stuart. Dr. Klieger: Phil Reeves.

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Episode 25

Make Over

Wed, May 1, 2002 30 mins

Jay's feeling "frumpy" after she and Michael run into a gorgeous and superachieving high-school classmate named Susan (Nicole Prescott). So it's time for a makeover. Meanwhile, Jr. (George O. Gore II) has made the basketball team. That's the good news. But there's an initiation to undergo: he must sneak into the girls' locker room and retrieve a certain item of clothing. Wanda: Kim Whitley.

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Episode 26

The Bowling Show

Wed, May 8, 2002 30 mins

The Kyles go bowling and run into their not-so-charming dinner companions, the Tylers (Larry Miller, Kelly Coffield Park), at the alley. So it's a family-against-family match. But Jr. isn't interested in making war with the Tylers' daugher, Lisa (Marina Malota), and he even knows how to speak her language (it's Klingonese). Jason: Andy Morrow. Phillip: Darrel Heath.

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Episode 27

Jr. Gets His License

Wed, May 15, 2002 30 mins

Jr. (George O. Gore II) gets his driver's license and buys his first car, a clunker that isn't going to get him anyplace fast anytime soon. Meanwhile, Claire's face swells up horribly thanks to a tooth abscess---just in time for picture day at school. Claire: Jennifer Freeman. Michael: Damon Wayans. Jay: Tisha Campbell-Martin.

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Episode 28

The Anniversary

Wed, May 22, 2002 30 mins

Part 1 of two. Michael and Jay's wedding anniversary's approaching, but Jay thinks that Michael's ignoring it. Meanwhile, Michael is frustrated when a "sexy mama" outbids him for a pair of Muhammad Ali boxing gloves in an online auction. John: Bill Cobbs. Wanda: Kym E. Whitley.

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Episode 29

The Anniversary

Wed, May 22, 2002 30 mins

Conclusion. Brian McKnight serenades the Kyles at a backyard anniversary party, during which they renew their wedding vows. McKnight sings his 1999 hit "Back at One."

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