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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Jazz Raycole, who originally played 'Claire Kyle', was pulled from the show by her mother who disapproved of a storyline that started off season two. 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 Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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An absolute ABC classic!
22 January 2006 | by (Fairfax, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

"MY WIFE AND KIDS," in my opinion, is an absolute ABC classic! I haven't seen every episode, but I still enjoyed it. There are many episodes that I enjoyed. One of them was where Junior (George O. Gore II) got his driver's license. If you want to know why, you'll have to have seen it for yourself. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that everyone always gave a good performance, the production design was spectacular, the costumes were well-designed, and the writing was always very strong. In conclusion, even though it can be seen in syndication now, I strongly recommend you catch it just in case it goes off the air for good.


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