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List of My Wife and Kids episodes

The following is a page of episodes for the television sitcom, My Wife and Kids. The series aired on ABC from March 28, 2001 to May 11, 2005 with a total of 123 episodes produced spanning 5 seasons.


  • Series overview 1
  • Episodes 2
    • Season 1: 2001 2.1
    • Season 2: 2001-2002 2.2
    • Season 3: 2002–2003 2.3
    • Season 4: 2003–2004 2.4
    • Season 5: 2004–2005 2.5
  • External links 3

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 11 March 28, 2001 May 9, 2001
2 29 September 26, 2001 May 22, 2002
3 27 September 25, 2002 May 21, 2003
4 30 September 24, 2003 May 26, 2004
5 26 September 21, 2004 May 17, 2005


Season 1: 2001

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1 1 "Pilot" Andy Cadiff Don Reo & Damon Wayans March 28, 2001 (2001-03-28) 101
Michael and Jay are a loving and married couple who have three children. Junior, who wants to go to a concert to see MC Murder Death, Claire who wants some privacy in her life and Little Kady, the cutest child in the house.
2 2 "The Truth Hurts" James Widdoes Buddy Johnson March 28, 2001 (2001-03-28) 102
Junior gets some tattoos; Michael Annoys Kady.
3 3 "Grassy Knoll" Ted Wass Adam Hamburger April 4, 2001 (2001-04-04) 103
Jay is trying to get rid of some old clothes, so after Michael opposes to that she and him make a deal that everything that is not worn by the end of the week has to go. Meanwhile, Junior is trying to learn how to play the guitar and his friend convinces him to smoke pot. Kady gets angry at Claire for avoiding her.
4 4 "Of Breasts and Basketball" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Eunetta T. Boone April 4, 2001 (2001-04-04) 107
Michael doesn't take it well when he loses to his teenage son at basketball. Meanwhile, Claire thinks the best way to attract boys is to have bigger breasts, so she buys a padded bra, much to the dislike of Jay who punishes her for doing so.
5 5 "Making the Grade" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Adam Hamburger April 11, 2001 (2001-04-11) 106
Junior fakes an A in algebra while his family, not fooled by the charade, fakes a celebration. Meanwhile, Claire blackmails Junior because she had caught him red-handed forging his report card.
6 6 "Working It" James Widdoes Joshua Krist & Eric Lev April 11, 2001 (2001-04-11) 104
Michael hires an attractive girl to tutor Junior in math and later regrets his actions. Also, Jay doesn't like the direction her relationship is going with Claire, who is turning into a typical teenager.
7 7 "Snapping and Sniffing" Philip Charles MacKenzie J.J. Wall April 18, 2001 (2001-04-18) 105
Jr. is having problems at school with a bully, so Michael and Jay invite his parents over to discover some of the kid's weak points. Jr. teases the kid back and Claire punches him in the nose making Jr. feel humiliated. Meanwhile, Michael tells Jay she is not around enough, and she starts to realize that when she misses Kady's first tooth and her new "smell the cushions" thing.
8 8 "He Said, She Said" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Erica Montolfo April 18, 2001 (2001-04-18) 108

When Jay asks Michael to spend less time watching TV and more time with the family, they both learn that their biggest problem is communication.

Note: A reference to the Cartoon Network series, The Powerpuff Girls was made during this episode.
9 9 "Breaking Up and Breaking It" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Howard J. Morris April 25, 2001 (2001-04-25) 109

Michael tries to get Claire away from her new boyfriend by befriending him, but things get touchy when she dumps him. Jr. overdoes it in the bathroom.

Note: Andrew McFarlane plays Roger in this episode. From "Letting Go" (season 2) onwards he will be portraying Tony Jeffers.
10 10 "A Little Romance" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Don Reo & Damon Wayans May 2, 2001 (2001-05-02) 110
Michael's promiscuous brother Ken (Keenen Ivory Wayans) comes to visit with his attractive new girlfriend, Tiara (Daphnee Duplaix), who contrasts with the way Michael has just realized Jay appears.
11 11 "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" Philip Charles MacKenzie Don Reo May 9, 2001 (2001-05-09) 111
Michael's accountant dies suddenly, making him take a whole new perspective about his life. He buys a wig (or a hairpiece as he likes to call it) and starts to demonstrate his love for his family in a weird way. He even buys a motorcycle and an RV, in a misguided effort to live life to its fullest.

Season 2: 2001-2002

  • Parker McKenna Posey appeared in all the episodes.
  • Jennifer Nicole Freeman is absent for one episode ("Failure to Communicate") due to ABC airing the episode in season 2 instead of season 1. Jazz Raycole makes her last appearance as Claire in the episode.
  • Tisha Campbell-Martin is absent for two episodes.
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12-13 1-2 "Mom's Away" James Widdoes Don Reo September 26, 2001 (2001-09-26) 201-202

Jay visits her mom while Michael satarts telling Kady the "story" of her birth. Meanwhile Claire's friend Charmaine is pregnant. Guest starring Raven-Symone.

Note: From this episode onwards, Jennifer Freeman takes over the role of Claire Kyle, who was previously portrayed by Jazz Raycole. In the episode, Michael makes a reference in her first appearance by saying that she "looks like a different person".
14 3 "Perfect Dad" James Widdoes Don Reo October 3, 2001 (2001-10-03) 203

The kids complain that Michael is being too strict since Jay left, so they call for a family meeting where they all discuss the way they think the family should be, with no repercussions. Jr. thinks having a rapper for a dad would be cool, Claire thinks the perfect dad should be the manager of the country's #1 boy band, and Kady thinks Michael should be a big blue dragon (much like TV's Barney). Michael shows them how these versions could go wrong, and shares his thoughts of perfect children, but then his children explain how that idea could go wrong, so they agree on a truce.

Absent: Tisha Campbell-Martin as Jay
15 4 "No Rules" James Widdoes Don Reo & Damon Wayans October 10, 2001 (2001-10-10) 204

Claire, Jr., and Kady are upset that Michael's rules are way too strict since Jay left. So, they make a bet with him that they can go one week without rules. If they win: no more rules. Give up: they must hug Michael and say "I was stupid. You are the best dad in the whole world." Kady gives up quickly after Michael decides to go to McDonald's for a Happy Meal. Claire gives up after a few days when she had to go to school on Jr.'s bike, waking up late, being a social outcast, and Michael deciding he and Kady are going to see the Backstreet Boys with a third ticket and when they want to give it to Kady's doll, she decides to go. Jr. gives up on the very last day after realizing that he needs rules in his life after sleeping outside of the house all night after being locked out.

Absent: Tisha Campbell-Martin as Jay
16 5 "Thru Thick and Thin" James Widdoes Alyson Fouse October 17, 2001 (2001-10-17) 205
When Jay returns, Michael remains silent about her obvious weight gain. The episode builds to a dream sequence, in which Janet has a nightmare and the entire family is morbidly obese after Michael decides to grow big with her.
17 6 "Michael's Garden" James Widdoes Buddy Johnson October 24, 2001 (2001-10-24) 206

Michael has problems in the bathroom and needs to have a colonoscopy.

Note: Singer Lou Rawls guest stars in this episode.
18 7 "He Heard, She Heard" James Widdoes James Vallely October 31, 2001 (2001-10-31) 207
Michael overhears Claire's plans to sneak out to a party she was forbidden to go to and plots a scheme to catch her out.
19 8 "Let Them Eat Pie" James Widdoes Janis Hirsch November 7, 2001 (2001-11-07) 208
Michael milks a punishment by making the kids eat only lemon meringue pie.
20 9 "Jay Gets Fired" James Widdoes James Hannah November 14, 2001 (2001-11-14) 209
Jay gets fired but discovers how much her family needs her.
21 10 "The Whole World is Watching" James Widdoes Don Reo November 21, 2001 (2001-11-21) 210
When Junior installs a webcam, his old-school parents discover the power of the Internet.
22 11 "Letting Go" James Widdoes Craig Wayans November 28, 2001 (2001-11-28) 211
Kady gets a hamster (which Michael accidentally kills), and Claire develops a crush on a boy named Tony. Michael and Jay attempt to deal with the changes. This is Tony's first appearance.
23 12 "Learning to Earn It" James Widdoes Bruce Fine December 12, 2001 (2001-12-12) 212
Michael decides to teach the kids how to handle money due to their inability of spending their allowance money wisely. He proposes that each kid comes up with their own business, and at the end of the week he'll double whatever profit they make.
24 13 "Quality Time" James Widdoes Alyson Fouse January 16, 2002 (2002-01-16) 213
Jay feels Michael doesn't spend enough quality time with the family. Claire wants to hang out with Jr.'s basketball friends.
25 14 "Get Out" James Widdoes Dean Lorey January 23, 2002 (2002-01-23) 214
Michael attempts to get his family ready for a wedding within a 15 minute deadline, knowing their reputation for always being late.
26 15 "Road Trip" James Widdoes Rodney Barnes January 30, 2002 (2002-01-30) 215
The family goes on an unpleasant road trip to Paul Revere's house, to find it closed.
27-28 16-17 "Table for Too Many" James Widdoes Buddy Johnson February 6, 2002 (2002-02-06) 216-217
The family goes out to eat at a Japanese restaurant only to find out that they must share a table with an annoying family, the Tylers. Things get out of control between the two families, and even the restaurant employees. The two families have been enemies ever since.
29 18 "Double Date" James Widdoes Don Reo February 13, 2002 (2002-02-13) 219
Michael sheepishly admits Tony is a good, religious boy after a sneaky double date to the movies with him, Claire, and Jay.
30 19 "Failure to Communicate" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Don Reo & Damon Wayans February 22, 2002 (2002-02-22) 112

Jay has a hard time with Michael's parents, who are separated.

Note: This episode was originally intended to air in season one, but for unknown reasons, ABC moved it to season 2. Which is why Jazz Raycole portrays Claire, making this episode her final appearance in the series.
31 20 "Papa Said Knock You Out" Wil Shriner Damien Wayans February 27, 2002 (2002-02-27) 218
Junior knocks out his dad in boxing on a lucky shot.
32 21 "Return of the Wall" Andy Cadiff James Vallely March 4, 2002 (2002-03-04) 220
Michael takes over the coaching of Jay's girls soccer team only to find his opponents are Jay's new team.
33 22 "Working Relationship" James Widdoes Janis Hirsch March 20, 2002 (2002-03-20) 221
Jay badgers Michael into giving her a job, where she soon begins to get ideas above her station.
34 23 "Jr. Kyle, Boy Genius" James Widdoes Rodney Barnes March 27, 2002 (2002-03-27) 222
Junior thinks he got a 1600/1600 on his SAT's but gets it confused with a girl named Michelle Kyle. Jr. got a 200/1600, even though you get 300 for spelling your name right.
35 24 "Back Story" John Bowab Kim Wayans April 3, 2002 (2002-04-03) 223
Michael suffers a back spasm playing Twister but fakes a more serious injury to garner sympathy from his family and makes their lives hell as they look after him.
36 25 "Make Over" Jonathan Schmock Dean Lorey May 1, 2002 (2002-05-01) 224
Jay gets a makeover after being compared to an old flame from high school.
37 26 "The Bowling Show" Sheldon Epps Valencia Parker May 8, 2002 (2002-05-08) 225
The Kyles face the Tylers in bowling. The Tyler girl tries to charm Junior into throwing the ball and not caring.
38 27 "Jr. Gets His License" Rob Schiller James Vallely May 15, 2002 (2002-05-15) 226
Jr. gets his license and buys an old clunker instead of what Michael chooses for Jr.
39-40 28-29 "Anniversary" Will Mackenzie Kim Wayans May 22, 2002 (2002-05-22) 227-228
Jay gets mad at Michael because she thinks he forgot about their anniversary. Michael pulls off a lavish ceremony for the renewal of their vows. Guest stars Brian McKnight.

Season 3: 2002–2003

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41-42-43 1-2-3 "The Kyles Go to Hawaii (Parts 1,2 and 3)" Andy Cadiff Dean Lorey & James Vallely September 25, 2002 (2002-09-25) 323-324-325
The Kyles go to Hawaii. Junior gets to know Leilani and Michael and Jay spend more time together. Meanwhile, Claire and Kady run up a huge hotel bill by charging things to the room. The Kyles have to scramble to leave Hawaii when they discover their flight leaves much earlier than they thought.
44 4 "Samba Story" Andy Cadiff Kim Wayans October 9, 2002 (2002-10-09) 326
Jay suggests samba lessons to improve her relationship with Michael.
45 5 "Diary of a Mad Teen" Andy Cadiff Craig Wayans October 16, 2002 (2002-10-16) 301
Jay "accidentally" reads Claire's diary. Meanwhile, Michael temporarily goes blind and Junior betrays him to go to a girl named Alicia's house.
46 6 "Claire's New Boyfriend" Andy Cadiff Damien Wayans October 23, 2002 (2002-10-23) 302
Claire drops Tony for zip-code boy 1040-EZ, because her father displayed a liking for Tony.
47 7 "Crouching Mother, Hidden Father" Andy Cadiff Rodney Barnes October 30, 2002 (2002-10-30) 303
Jay takes charge of Kady's Kindergarten play but falls ill, leaving Michael to fill the void. He allows the kids to do whatever they want.
48 8 "Fighting Kyles" Andy Cadiff Buddy Johnson November 6, 2002 (2002-11-06) 304
Fed up of the children fighting, Michael and Jay give them a taste of their own medicine.
49 9 "Sister Story" Andy Cadiff Kim Wayans November 13, 2002 (2002-11-13) 305
Michael's sister, Kelly (Vivica A. Fox), comes to visit, sparking a rivalry with Jay.
50 10 "Jr.'s Dating Dilemma" Andy Cadiff Rodney Barnes November 20, 2002 (2002-11-20) 306
Junior asks two girls out to a dance. Valerie really likes Junior, and Amber (played by Claudette Ortiz) doesn't. He dumps Valerie for Amber, a hot chick that wants to date Junior to make her old boyfriend jealous. Jay becomes jealous when she believes Michael is in love with Janet Jackson.
51 11 "Jay the Artist" Andy Cadiff Dean Lorey November 27, 2002 (2002-11-27) 307
Michael tries a family "Art week" for all. Junior does an awkward poetic drumming stance, while Claire designs jeans for her dad. Franklin and Kady do a piano short, while Jay's grand finale portrays a naked Michael Kyle.
52 12 "Chair Man of the Board" Andy Cadiff Janis Hirsch December 4, 2002 (2002-12-04) 308
Michael struggles to deal with the fact his friend Tommy (Mos Def) is paralysed and confined to a wheelchair. Claire is caught shoplifting, when it's really Kady's fault.
53 13 "Open Your Heart" Damien Wayans Kim Wayans December 11, 2002 (2002-12-11) 309
Michael and Jay attend a couple's seminar only to discover their relationship is not as strong as they thought.
54 14 "Michael's Tribe" Damien Wayans James Vallely December 18, 2002 (2002-12-18) 310
Michael is chosen to lead a little girl's Indian tribe. He trains them to fetch him things and names a girl "Fetchmebeer". Tony tries to sneak in to party with Claire, but the kids attack him at midnight.
55 15 "Blackout" Andy Cadiff Buddy Johnson January 22, 2003 (2003-01-22) 311
A blackout all over Connecticut, which includes the Kyle household. The family plays games and eat most of the contents of the fridge. Kady pretends to cute, while Junior takes to being a nudist.
56 16 "Man of the Year" Andy Cadiff Kim Wayans January 29, 2003 (2003-01-29) 312
Michael mistakenly thinks he wins the "Small Businessman of the Year" award. When he loses, his family rescues him and makes him "Father of the Year". Meanwhile, Claire takes makeup from Jay, even though Jay has repeatedly told her not to because she is allergic to many makeup products and has sensitive skin, and ends up having an allergic reaction to the eyeliner that she took from her mother, which causes her eyes to swell and puff up.
57-58 17-18 "Jr.'s Risky Business" Damien Wayans Rodney Barnes February 5, 2003 (2003-02-05) 313-314
Jay and Michael return from a night out to find Junior and his new girlfriend Vanessa in a compromising position. Michael and Jay throw him out of the house, and he ends up living in a tent in the back garden until everything has calmed down.
59 19 "Jury Duty" Andy Cadiff Dean Lorey February 26, 2003 (2003-02-26) 315
Michael and Jay go for Jury. Michael thinks he meets a man from the mafia; he is really a life insurance salesman.
60 20 "Here Comes Da Judge" Andy Cadiff William Jay Bennett & Kevin Carraway March 5, 2003 (2003-03-05) 316
Junior and Claire find a wallet and come to brawl because Junior claims it. Consequently Michael holds court with Franklin and Kady defending Junior while Claire gets support from Jay and judges them to share.
61 21 "Claire's Permit" Andy Cadiff Bill Vallely March 26, 2003 (2003-03-26) 317
Claire knows nothing about driving, and she steals the car to drive the Sip N' Go. Michael goes through an elaborate scheme to pretend the car is stolen.
62 22 "Sharon's Picture" Ron Moseley Kim Wayans April 9, 2003 (2003-04-09) 318
Jay thinks Michael is "cheating" on her with a picture of his ex-girlfriend. Franklin has trouble admitting that his little sister Aretha is an outstanding singer and is superior compared to Kady.
63 23 "Tee for Too Many" Peter Filsinger Alyson Fouse April 30, 2003 (2003-04-30) 319
Michael gets aggravated with Jay because she intrudes his golf.
64 24 "The Big Bang Theory" Andy Cadiff Craig Wayans & Damon Wayans, Jr. May 7, 2003 (2003-05-07) 327
Michael and Jay are shocked when Claire and Tony declare that they are going to have sex for the first time, and set about doing everything possible to stop them.
65 25 "Not So Hostile Takeover" Guy Distad Valencia Parker May 14, 2003 (2003-05-14) 320
Claire gets invited to the senior prom. Her mother volunteers to chaperone so that Michael can keep Claire safe from her date. and Jay gets really excited about the prom and "ruins" Claire's night. Michael plans to teach Junior a lesson about money management.
66-67 26-27 "Graduation" Eric Laneuville Don Reo May 21, 2003 (2003-05-21) 321-322
Junior graduates, and his parents offer him trip to Japan for a grad gift. Vanessa and Junior start making plans. Junior may go to Reddington University. Claire and Kady don't think they will miss Junior, but they will and both beg for attention. In the end of the episode, Junior turns down the trip to Japan and tells Michael and Jay that Vanessa is pregnant.

Season 4: 2003–2004

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68 1 "From Dummy to Daddy" Eric Laneuville Don Reo September 24, 2003 (2003-09-24) 401

Michael is shocked to learn Junior is going to be a father, and reluctantly gives him a job - only to sack him on his first day for turning up late and performing unsatisfactory work.

Note: The role of Vanessa Scott is now played by Brooklyn Sudano, replacing Meagan Good.
69 2 "The Sweet Hairafter" Eric Laneuville Kevin Knotts September 24, 2003 (2003-09-24) 402
Michael's friend has a hair-growth pill that makes him paranoid. Once Michael starts to take the pills, he displays the same symptoms.
70 3 "Jr. Executive" Eric Laneuville Kevin Rooney October 1, 2003 (2003-10-01) 403
Junior gets a job at his dad's business, Kyle Trucking.
71 4 "Jay Goes to School" Damien Wayans Kim Wayans October 8, 2003 (2003-10-08) 405
Jay decides to go to college.
72 5 "Meet the Parents" Damien Wayans Kim Wayans October 15, 2003 (2003-10-15) 404
Junior goes over to tell Calvin and Jasmine Scott (Vanessa's parents) that their daughter is pregnant. But it ends up as a family feud when Michael finds out how intimidating the parents are.
73 6 "He's Having a Baby" Damien Wayans Aeysha Carr October 22, 2003 (2003-10-22) 406
Michael tries to teach Junior a lesson in parenting when he gives him a balloon to take care of. Meanwhile, Jay teaches Kady about the birds and the bees. Kady misinterprets the meaning and puts pumpkin seeds in her belly button.
74 7 "The Funeral" Damien Wayans James Vallely October 29, 2003 (2003-10-29) 407
After the death of his 103-year-old grandma, Larry takes advantage of the Kyles.
75 8 "Ultrasound" Dean Lorey Dean Lorey November 5, 2003 (2003-11-05) 408
Vanessa gets an ultrasound. Michael blurts out the sex of the baby even though neither Jay or any of the rest of the family want to know.
76 9 "Marathon" Eric Laneuville Damien Wayans November 12, 2003 (2003-11-12) 409
Michael cheats at running a marathon with Jay.
77 10 "While Out" Guy Distad Craig Wayans & Damon Wayans, Jr. November 19, 2003 (2003-11-19) 410
Much to Claire's delight, Michael and Jay forget to recite their house rules — "No friends, no fires, no freedom, no fun" - before going out for the night. As a result, Claire decides to throw a party so she can get in with the so-called right crowd. Things get raucous when someone spikes the punch and a drunken Tony fulfills a fantasy and streaks down the street naked.
78 11 "Michael's Band" Guy Distad Damien Wayans November 26, 2003 (2003-11-26) 411
Michael meets Johnny "Saxophone" Jackson, his old classmate. Michael lies about playing piano, and Johnny asks to have Michael sit in with the band. But he just fakes playing the piano by hiding Franklin under his shirt. Guest starring Clarence Clemons as Johnny.
79 12 "The Lady is Not a Tramp" Peter Filsinger Rodney Barnes December 10, 2003 (2003-12-10) 412
Vanessa and Junior get a dog to help prepare for the coming baby. Kady is allergic to the dog, so Jay makes Junior give Kady her allergy medications. Kady mistakenly medicates the dog. Michael plans to teach him a lesson by having Kady pretend she's a dog. Meanwhile, Tony comes back from his forty-day purification. Michael finds condoms in Claire's backpack and thinks that Tony and Claire are planning to have sex.
80 13 "Of Mice and Men" Ron Moseley Valencia Parker December 17, 2003 (2003-12-17) 413
Michael goes through an elaborate scheme to kill a mouse.
81 14 "Moving on Out" Ron Moseley Craig Wayans January 7, 2004 (2004-01-07) 414
Junior moves out into a run-down apartment in a bad neighborhood.
82 15 "Candy Wars" Dean Lorey Dean Lorey & James Vallely January 21, 2004 (2004-01-21) 415
Michael goes overboard in his commitment to Kady's candy bar sale for school.
83 16 "Jr. Sells His Car" Damien Wayans Don Reo February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04) 416
Junior sells his car. Meanwhile, Franklin is having social-skills problems.
84 17 "The Anniversary Present" Damien Wayans Elvira Wayans & Damien Wayans February 11, 2004 (2004-02-11) 417
Michael and Jay give each other disappointing gifts.
85 18 "Illegal Smile" Kim Wayans Kevin Rooney February 18, 2004 (2004-02-18) 418
Michael has a court case the day after getting a botox injection, and ends up in jail.
86 19 "Outbreak Monkey" George O. Gore II Kerry Parker February 25, 2004 (2004-02-25) 419

Michael gets tickets to go see LeBron James, but when the family come down with the flu he comes up with crazy ideas to keep from spreading the disease. James catches the flu anyway.

Note: Three days before the episode aired, James' team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, played the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Although this wasn't James' first game against the Knicks (like Michael stated) it was his first game at Madison Square Garden.
87-88 20-21 "Empty Nest" Peter Filsinger Kevin Rooney March 3, 2004 (2004-03-03) 420-421
A clip show of Michael and Jay thinking back on various mishaps that have occurred on the show over the years.
89 22 "Calvin Comes to Stay" Damien Wayans Rodney Barnes March 10, 2004 (2004-03-10) 422
Vanessa's father Calvin has a fight with his wife and moves in with the Kyle family.
90 23 "Calvin Goes to Work" Eric Laneuville Rodney Barnes March 31, 2004 (2004-03-31) 423
Calvin starts work at Kyle Trucking, but Michael has to fire him.
91 24 "Romantic Night" Dean Lorey Dean Lorey April 21, 2004 (2004-04-21) 424
Jay and Michael try to have a romantic night at a fancy hotel, but Junior mistakenly cancels their reservation.
92 25 "The Director" Dean Lorey Dean Lorey April 28, 2004 (2004-04-28) 425
When Michael accidentally records a basketball game over a video of Kady's first steps, he tries to stage a re-enactment.
93 26 "The Maid" Damien Wayans Rodney Barnes, Valencia Parker & Shane Miller May 5, 2004 (2004-05-05) 426
June the maid (Betty White) joins the household, and she is nearly a saint. An all-around person who loves basketball, cooks, and even sews new outfits. The family finds it to be a bit too much.
94 27 "Hand Model" James Valelley Dean Lorey May 12, 2004 (2004-05-12) 427
Claire auditions for a modeling career, disobeying her father. But Michael is the one who gets the job – as a hand model.
95 28 "What Do You Know?" Craig Wayans Elvira Wayans & Damien Wayans May 19, 2004 (2004-05-19) 428
The family hold a games night that ends up turning into a disaster because the men don't know anything about their wives. But it turns out the women don't know anything about their husbands, either.
96-97 29-30 "The Baby" Kim Wayans Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts May 26, 2004 (2004-05-26) 429-430

Vanessa practices home labor and is helped by a midwife named Summer Breeze. Michael writes a script for the time before Vanessa gives birth. But when it's time for the baby to be born, Claire has taken the car to the mall, and no one follows the script. Vanessa ends up having the baby in the parents' bed, the same place it was conceived.

Note: Damon Wayans and Kelly Coffield Park were both cast members on In Living Color.

Season 5: 2004–2005

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98-99 1-2 "Fantasy Camp" Dean Lorey Don Reo & Kerry Parker September 21, 2004 (2004-09-21) 501-502
Michael goes to Michael Jordan's fantasy basketball camp in Las Vegas.
100 3 "Childcare Class" Kim Wayans Rodney Barnes September 28, 2004 (2004-09-28) 503

Michael fails a child-care course for grandparents, so Vanessa and Jr. refuse to let him baby-sit his grandchild for the rest of the week, but they forgive him when he manages to quiet the baby's nonstop crying.

Note: This marks a reunion between guest star Kim Coles and Damon Wayans. The two co-starred together in the first season of In Living Color.
101 4 "Class Reunion" Damien Wayans Craig Wayans & Damien Wayans October 5, 2004 (2004-10-05) 504

Michael and Jay attend their high school reunion. Michael gets into a "dance battle" against Bobby Shaw.

Guest star: Katt Williams as Bobby Shaw and Susie Castillo as Sharon
102 5 "The Fellowship of the Baby" Damien Wayans Damien Wayans October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12) 505
Michael tells Jr. that holding the baby will make him smarter.
103 6 "Poker Face" Damien Wayans Valencia Parker October 19, 2004 (2004-10-19) 506
Jr. and Jay go to a poker game, and Michael drops in on Jay's book club.
104 7 "The Proposal" Guy Distad Kerry Parker November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09) 507
Jr. decides to propose to Vanessa. Michael and Jay prepare to meet each other in a karaoke competition.
105 8 "Restaurant Wars" Damien Wayans Lisa D. Hall November 16, 2004 (2004-11-16) 508
Jay opens a Soul Food restaurant and Michael becomes a little too over-competitive with the neighboring Chinese Food restaurant.
106 9 "The Return of Bobby Shaw" Damien Wayans Craig Wayans & Damien Wayans November 23, 2004 (2004-11-23) 509
Bobby Shaw tricks Jr. into becoming his slave.
107 10 "The Wedding" Dean Lorey Rodney Barnes November 30, 2004 (2004-11-30) 510
Junior and Vanessa get married.
108 11 "Careful What You Wish For" Peter Filsinger Valencia Parker December 11, 2004 (2004-12-11) 511
When Jay wishes that Michael would give her the kind of romantic attention that she sees newlywed Vanessa getting from Jr., Michael decides to kill Jay with kindness so he can get back to watching TV and ignoring her. Meanwhile, Franklin tells Kady that he thinks he's too short and goes to great lengths to appear otherwise.
109 12 "They Call Me El Foosay" Guy Distad Kevin Knotts January 18, 2005 (2005-01-18) 512
Vanessa buys a foosball table.
110 13 "Study Buddy" Ron Moseley Kim Wayans January 25, 2005 (2005-01-25) 513
Jay thinks that her professor in psychology has it in for her. Michael tries to help her study by using flash cards. In the end he resorts to bribing the professor to postpone the exam.
111 14 "Sweetheart's Day" Ron Moseley Dean Lorey February 1, 2005 (2005-02-01) 514
Jay makes up a holiday called Sweetheart's Day and insists that Michael buy her a gift.
112 15 "Silence is Golden" Kim Wayans Kim Wayans February 8, 2005 (2005-02-08) 515
Michael reluctantly accompanies Jay on a meditation weekend, where he has trouble following the rule of silence.
113-114 16-17 "Bahamas" Dean Lorey Don Reo February 15, 2005 (2005-02-15) 516-517
The Kyles take a family trip to the Bahamas. Michael runs into his old co-worker (David Alan Grier); Junior starts hanging out with a guy named Dave; Kady finds herself in the middle of a "puppy love" triangle with Franklin and his look-alike, Francesco Mumfordi; Claire gets drunk. Michael and Jay get stranded on an island and are saved by Michael's old co-worker; Junior learns that Dave is gay; Franklin confronts Francesco at his conference for his work, which Franklin maintains was plagiarized.
115 18 "The Remodel" James Wilcox Ron Zimmerman March 1, 2005 (2005-03-01) 518
Jay insists that the accommodations for Jr. and his family need to be remodeled. Michael can't handle the job, and hires a contractor.
116 19 "Michael Joins a Gym" George O. Gore II Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts March 8, 2005 (2005-03-08) 519
Michael joins the gym after a muscular former classmate (Terry Crews) attracts Jay.
117 20 "Celibacy" Vito Giambalvo Elvira Wayans March 15, 2005 (2005-03-15) 520
When Jay tells Michael that their love life will be even better if they are celibate for six months, Michael is willing to abide by her wishes, although reluctantly. Meanwhile, Franklin and Kady plant some seeds in the ground to symbolize their growing love for each other, but the seeds grow into an ingredient for a love potion that Jay uses to spice up her romantic dinner for Michael.
118 21 "Jr's Cartoon" Randy Fletcher Kim Wayans March 29, 2005 (2005-03-29) 521
Jr. creates a cartoon called "My Wife & Kid", which wins a prize and has a chance of getting on TV.
119 22 "Michael's Sandwich" Damien Wayans Dean Lorey April 12, 2005 (2005-04-12) 522
Michael's tries to leave for a golfing trip with a friend, but the family keeps distracting him.
120 23 "Graduation Day" Craig Wayans Aeysha Carr April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26) 523
Jay is ready to graduate from college, but a series of events ruin her appearance.
121 24 "Michael Sells the Business" Mattie Carruthers Kevin Rooney May 3, 2005 (2005-05-03) 524
Michael sells his trucking business to spend more time with Jay and Junior Junior.
122 25 "RV Dreams" Damien Wayans Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts May 10, 2005 (2005-05-10) 525
Michael buys an R.V. and the family heads to the Grand Canyon for a vacation.
123 26 "The 'V' Story" Tisha Campbell-Martin Kerry Parker May 17, 2005 (2005-05-17) 526

Jay asks Michael to get a vasectomy, but he says no. Eventually he tells Jay that he will go through with it, but then backs out at the last second. Jay says that she will instead get a hysterectomy. After she comes out of the clinic, Michael tells her that he will get the vasectomy, but she then reveals that she is pregnant.

Note: As the show was abruptly cancelled, this episode serves as a de facto series finale.

External links

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