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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 Michael Kyle (123 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Janet 'Jay' Kyle (123 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Michael Kyle Jr. (123 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Kady Kyle (123 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Claire Kyle (111 episodes, 2001-2005)
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 Franklin Aloysius Mumford / ... (60 episodes, 2002-2005)
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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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Andrew McFarlane has played two characters on the show, both Claire's boyfriend. He first appeared in the season 1 episode "Breaking Up and Breaking It" as Roger, Claire's boyfriend who was more interested in playing video games with Michael than being with Claire. He then landed the recurring role of Tony, Claire's religious boyfriend. He first appeared as Tony in the season 2 episode "Letting Go". See more »

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Michael Kyle: But all the music you listen to is full of cussing. Why don't you listen to Marvin Gaye? He never swore... well, until his father shot him.
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Featured in ABC 50th Anniversary Blooper Celebration (2003) See more »

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ridiculous!!!
18 January 2006 | by (Detroit MI) – See all my reviews

This show, starring one of the great Wayans, is one of the funniest shows on TV now it shows todays alternative ways of raising kids. It gives a different(most of the time funny) way of solving family problems and issues with the kids. If we all were raised in a household like this one the world would be a better(also funnier) place to live. Did you catch that I said the show was funny!!!!!And when I say funny, I mean ridiculously funny. You'll never turn the TV off unsatisfied. From the dumb son to the prissy daughter to the adorable baby girl to the hormonal wife there's always something going on in this household that you can relate to. And you only could wish that your parents used the same method of discipline that the Kyle's do.


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