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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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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 thinks he's the head of the family. Humor him. See more »

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

28 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Wife and Kids See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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In the series the boy named Franklin has a sister named Aretha and together they are named after the iconic and legendary singer Aretha Franklin See more »

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Michael Kyle: Well, guess what Junior? You're from the mean streets of Stamford, Connecticut.
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A very silly show!
21 January 2006 | by SonicStuartSee all my reviews

"My Wife and Kids" is one of the funniest sitcom shows ever! Damon Wayans is really silly in every episode and it makes me laugh in every single episode. Damon Wayans plays Michael Kyle who is a modern day patriarch and husband who rules his household with a unique and distinct parenting style. As he teaches his three children some of life's lessons, he does so with his own brand of wisdom, discipline and humor. Michael can only hope his parental advice, mixed with witty humor, will steer his children to act responsibly. Through it all, Jr., Claire and Kady know they can turn to their father when they need his guidance. This show has very silly and witty humor that can break your funny bone! This show premiered March 2001 on ABC and was canceled May 2005. But why did ABC cancel this show? I think it should have gone another season or two or at least some other network should have picked it up.

User Rating: 10/10

BOTTOM LINE: VERY SILLY!


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