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(2001–2005)

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26 Sep. 2001
Mom's Away: Part 1
While Jay is away taking care of her mother who broke a leg, Michael is left in charge of the house and the kids.
 
26 Sep. 2001
Mom's Away: Part 2
The pregnancy test was Charmaine's, who is thinking about running away from home. Thanks to Michael's advice on teen parenting.
 
3 Oct. 2001
No Rules
When Jay's away, the kids complain Michael is too strict; so he makes a bet that they can't go a week without any rules.
 
10 Oct. 2001
Perfect Dad
While Jay's visiting her mother, the kids tell Michael of their ideas of what would make him the perfect father; Michael turns it around by sharing his ideas of what perfect children would be like and each finds out how unpleasant that idea is.
 
17 Oct. 2001
Thru Thick and Thin
Jay returns from her mother's several pounds heavier than when she left and is in denial about it; when Michael tries to bring up the subject, Jay becomes hostile insisting that he should love her no matter how she looks.
 
24 Oct. 2001
He Heard, She Heard
Michael overhears Claire on the phone making plans to sneak off to a party when she's supposed to be spending the night at a friend's house. Kady overhears his plans to go to the party and bust Claire and put her picture on his 'Wall of Shame' so she helps Clair leave the party early. Michael is furious that Claire outsmarted him and sets out to find who helped her.
 
31 Oct. 2001
Michael's Garden
Michael's doctor wants him to undergo a colonoscopy but Michael is reluctant to do so; meanwhile Claire tries to trick Jay into doing her report on whaling in New England for her.
 
7 Nov. 2001
Let Them Eat Pie
When Junior dares Claire to eat Michael's piece of lemon meringue pie, Michael's previous lesson to the kids about sticking together comes back to bite him when nobody will fess up as to who ate it. So he tries a different lesson, of feeding them nothing but lemon meringue pie until somebody confesses.
 
14 Nov. 2001
Jay Gets Fired
Jay gets fired in front of the girls on "take your daughter to work day".
 
21 Nov. 2001
The Whole World Is Watching
Jay buys Jr. computer appliances (including a 24-hour broadcast webcam), and Michael protests saying he'll only use it for porno instead of studying.
 
28 Nov. 2001
Letting Go
Michael accidentally kills Kady's hamster and doesn't have the courage to tell her right away, which results in Kady playing around with a dead hamster.
 
12 Dec. 2001
Learning to Earn It
Michael decides to teach the kids how to handle money due to their inability of spending the allowance money wisely.
 
16 Jan. 2002
Quality Time
Janet interrupts Michael's video game so they can spend quality time. After a romantic dinner, Michael returns to his game and Jay takes it as a sign that he doesn't love her anymore. They decide to try a new therapist for an unbiased opinion and Jay is horrified to learn the new doctor agrees with Michael.
 
23 Jan. 2002
Get Out
Michael is on a mission -- to get his notoriously late family dressed and ready to go to a wedding in 15 minutes.
 
30 Jan. 2002
Road Trip
A family outing to see Paul Revere's house in honor of his birthday turns into a nightmare road trip when Jay and Claire get PMS and make the trip unbearable for everybody.
 
6 Feb. 2002
Table for Too Many: Part 1
Michael gets to the gas station and has to wait forever for the guy in front of him to move on. Irritated, he gets home to watch the Michael Jordan game on TV, but Jay says they're going out for family dinner.
 
6 Feb. 2002
Table for Too Many: Part 2
The entire dinner is doomed from the beginning.
 
13 Feb. 2002
Double Date
Claire wants to go on her first date with Tony, but Michael is reluctant to let her. So Michael decides he and Jay should also go with them to the movies so they can check on Tony.
 
22 Feb. 2002
Failure to Communicate
Michael's parents come to visit him, but Michael is worried about the way they treat each other and how that is reflecting on his own children.
 
27 Feb. 2002
Papa Said Knock You Out
Michael freaks out when he spots a gray hair, but not on his head.
 
4 Mar. 2002
Return of the Wall
Jay's overbearing competitive streak returns once again when she becomes the coach of Kady's soccer team, but quickly gets replaced by Michael when he proves he can make the game fun for the kids.
 
20 Mar. 2002
Working Relationship
Jay's feeling bored ever since she was fired. She can't think of anything else to do around the house, and won't let Michael watch the Jordan game until he hires her as the new accountant at his firm.
 
27 Mar. 2002
Jr. Kyle, Boy Genius
After receiving Jr.'s SATs score results (a perfect 1600), the Kyles believe they have a genius in the house and start treating him more respectfully.
 
3 Apr. 2002
Back Story
When the kids tease him about getting old, Michael pretends to have hurt his back in a game of Twister so they will have to cater to his every whim.
 
1 May 2002
Make Over
Jay and Michael are grocery shopping when they run into Susan Green, former cheerleader from their high school.
 
8 May 2002
The Bowling Show
The Tylers and The Kyles go at it in a game of bowling.
 
15 May 2002
Jr. Gets His License
Junior gets his license and is ready to get his own car; Michael already has one picked out but is disappointed when Junior instead brings home a piece of junk that he insists he can fix up. Meanwhile, Claire's school picture is coming up and she may regret pushing for a deluxe photo set when a trip to the dentist leaves her face bloated.
 

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