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

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Michael Kyle: [referring to rap groups] They don't even sing anymore, they just say - "You know the words. Sing along."
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I Don't See What The Hype Is About...
16 December 2004 | by (South Boston, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Really...I don't.

This is just another run of the mill, crappy, goofy, campy sitcom that for some reason gets good reviews here at IMDb.

I watched three episodes of this (one where the boy got some girl pregnant and a two parter where they went to Hawaii.) Damon Wayans is annoying in this (I loved him on In Living Color) but the whole show is just so campy! In the episode where the son gets some girl pregnant, Damon's character wakes the boy up at 5 AM crying like a baby and talking in a baby voice, explaining to him that that's what babies do and the "audience" (laugh track?) cued. I didn't find that funny (I thought it was obnoxious...) Then in the two parter when they went to Hawaii...first sitcom cliché (Hawaii!) Why do all sitcom families have to go to Hawaii on vacation (or Disney World?) Anyways, when they were in the airport getting their luggage, the little girl and Damon Wayan's character were riding the converbelt...with nobody telling them to stop, no security guards, no other people around there. That was unrealistic and just plain stupid.

Then another sitcom cliché later in the episode, Damon's character is annoyed with the older daughter so what does he do? Give her the credit card and tells her not to go crazy with it. What does she do? Goes crazy with it (wow I didn't see that coming...) I really don't see why people compare this to The Cosby Show (that was flawless) this show is crap (in my opinion.) If you're looking for something like The Cosby Show then don't watch this.....


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