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My Wife and Kids 

Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream.

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Don Reo, Damon Wayans
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Damon Wayans ...  Michael Kyle 123 episodes, 2001-2005
Tisha Campbell-Martin ...  Janet 'Jay' Kyle 123 episodes, 2001-2005
George Gore II ...  Michael Kyle Jr. 123 episodes, 2001-2005
Parker McKenna Posey ...  Kady Kyle 123 episodes, 2001-2005
Jennifer Freeman ...  Claire Kyle 111 episodes, 2001-2005
Noah Gray-Cabey ...  Franklin Aloysius Mumford / ... 60 episodes, 2002-2005
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Storyline

Damon Wayans plays Michael Kyle, a man on a tragically funny quest for a "traditional" family. He's a not-so-modern man living in a very modern world. Can you relate? His stay-at-home bride (Tisha Campbell-Martin) became a stock market trailblazer. His only son idolizes gangster rap stars instead of him. His moody, adolescent daughter's two favorite hobbies are asking him for money and giving him grief. And his youngest daughter rarely lets her daddy have the last word. Perhaps after all of the chaos is over, he will realize that his dream of having a normal American family came true a long time ago. Written by Marek Horvat

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He always promised himself he'd be a kinder, gentler dad... Then he had kids. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wife and Kids See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

'Tisha Campbell' is only 13 years older than her on-screen son George Gore II. See more »

Quotes

Michael Kyle: Well, guess what Junior? You're from the mean streets of Stamford, Connecticut.
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Embarrassing
20 January 2006 | by InaneSwineSee all my reviews

This rather embarrassing sitcom from the Wayans brothers is not exactly made of 'Monty Python' class material. The earlier episodes were indeed funny - as with most sitcoms - but most of the series makes the viewer shift uncomfortably at the unfunny dribble that spills from the TV set.

The basic outline for the show is an out-of-work man (Damon Wayans) becomes a househusband, and has to look after his three children. The plots of the individual episodes can vaguely be worked out through the incoherent and cringe-worthy babbling of the father (Wayans) and son (George Gore). The studio audience on the show unsurprisingly make little noise, and the clapping that does arise is not applause, but is of the viewers clapping their hands over their eyes.

Amongst the slumming actors filling the soundtrack with gibberish, crying and screaming, the loudest sound of the show is the bottom of the barrel being scraped.


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