My Wife and Kids

  • 2001
  • 5 Seasons
  • 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 Apr 26 1:00am
A Little Romance(Season 1, Episode 10) FUSE

Michael's single brother Ken (Keenen Ivory Wayans) shows up for dinner with his 21-year-old girlfriend, Tiara (Daphne Duplaix), sparking Michael's fears that his marriage (or at least his sex life) has lost its spark. Meanwhile, Claire's getting her hopes (more…)

Fri Apr 26 1:30am
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow(Season 1, Episode 11) FUSE

Michael's accountant (radio personality Doug Banks) dies suddenly, prompting Michael to vow “to live life to its fullest.” His definition of “fullest” includes hugging Jay and the kids incessantly, wearing a wig, and deciding to sell his business a (more…)

Fri Apr 26 2:00am
Mom's Away(Season 2, Episode 1) FUSE

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 (more…)

Fri Apr 26 2:30am
Mom's Away(Season 2, Episode 2) FUSE

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 (more…)

Sat Apr 27 1:30am
No Rules(Season 2, Episode 3) FUSE

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 (more…)

Sat Apr 27 2:00am
Perfect Dad(Season 2, Episode 4) FUSE

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 (more…)

Sat Apr 27 2:30am
Thru Thick and Thin(Season 2, Episode 5) FUSE

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.

Sat Apr 27 12:00pm
No Rules(Season 2, Episode 3) FUSE

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 (more…)

Sat Apr 27 12:30pm
Perfect Dad(Season 2, Episode 4) FUSE

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 (more…)

Sat Apr 27 7:30pm
My Wife and Kids FUSE

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…)

Sun Apr 28 4:00pm
He Heard, She Heard(Season 2, Episode 6) FUSE

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 (more…)

Sun Apr 28 4:30pm
Michael's Garden(Season 2, Episode 7) FUSE

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 eas (more…)

Sun Apr 28 5:00pm
Let Them Eat Pie(Season 2, Episode 8) FUSE

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 (more…)

Mon Apr 29 12:00am
He Heard, She Heard(Season 2, Episode 6) FUSE

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 (more…)

Mon Apr 29 12:30am
Michael's Garden(Season 2, Episode 7) FUSE

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 eas (more…)

Mon Apr 29 1:00am
Let Them Eat Pie(Season 2, Episode 8) FUSE

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 (more…)

Mon Apr 29 1:30am
Jay Gets Fired(Season 2, Episode 9) FUSE

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. Ke (more…)

Mon Apr 29 9:30am
Backout(Season 5, Episode 33) FUSE

Michael decides to spend some time with the kids, whether they like it or not.

Mon Apr 29 10:00am
The Whole World Is Watching(Season 2, Episode 10) FUSE

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 (more…)

Mon Apr 29 10:30am
Letting Go(Season 2, Episode 11) FUSE

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 Freem (more…)

Mon Apr 29 6:00pm
Learning to Earn It(Season 2, Episode 12) FUSE

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 (more…)

Mon Apr 29 6:30pm
Quality Time(Season 2, Episode 13) FUSE

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 (more…)

Mon Apr 29 7:00pm
Get Out(Season 2, Episode 14) FUSE

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 (more…)

Mon Apr 29 7:30pm
Road Trip(Season 2, Episode 15) FUSE

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 mo (more…)

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