List of My Wife and Kids episodes

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 17, 2005 with a total of 122 episodes produced spanning 5 seasons.


Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired Premiere Finale DVD release date
1 11 2001 March 28, 2001 May 9, 2001 February 24, 2009
2 29 2001 – 2002 September 26, 2001 May 22, 2002 May 11, 2010
3 27 2002 - 2003 September 25, 2002 May 21, 2003 TBA
4 30 2003 – 2004 September 24, 2003 May 26, 2004 TBA
5 25 2004 – 2005 September 21, 2004 May 17, 2005 TBA

Season 1: 2001

Series #
Season #
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
1 1 "Pilot" Andy Cadiff Don Reo & Damon Wayans March 28, 2001 (2001-03-28) 101
Michael Kyle has been used to having his wife at home, taking care of him and the kids. Now that Jay wants to put her college degree to work, he has trouble accepting the fact that she wants to return to work. Meanwhile, Claire gets carried away with the eyebrow tweezers. 
2 2 "The Truth Hurts" James Widdoes Buddy Johnson March 28, 2001 (2001-03-28) 102
Junior gets some tattoos. 
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
Jr. gets an F in Algebra and forges it into an A. Claire finds out about it and soon starts to blackmail Jr. so she won't tell their parents. But Michael and Janet are smarter than that and decide to teach Jr. a lesson by "toying" with him. After numerous attempts, Janet decides to take her own action to get it out of Claire... 
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 Janet 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. is feeling humiliated. Meanwhile, Michael tells Janet 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
Jay wants Michael to quit watching TV and spend a little more time with the family - something that apparently only she wants. But Michael insists on watching a basketball game. When Jay talks to him, he doesn't pay any attention and later Jay repays the favour. When the evening comes and they are ready to go out for dinner, Jay apologizes for not paying any attention and they decide to leave the kids alone. But will they pay any attention to their parents? 
9 9 "Breaking Up and Breaking It" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Howard J. Morris April 25, 2001 (2001-04-25) 109

Claire develops her first real crush on a boy, and Michael does everything to break them up. He takes a different approach by becoming friends with him, to the point where the boy wants to spend more time with Michael then with Claire. After Claire dumps him, Jay makes Michael dump him too. Ever since his hormones kicked in, Jr. spends most of the day in the bathroom, playing with his toy, until he "breaks" it and has to stop playing with it until it is fixed.

Note: Andrew McFarlane plays Roger in this episode. Although, 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 brother Ken (Keenen Ivory Wayans) comes to visit and brings his newest girlfriend. Michael envies his brother because his own sex life became a little boring - Jay keeps asking for more spontaneity and Michael doesn't know what to do. Meanwhile, Claire is worried about winning a dancing contest. She's not satisfied with Jr. being the only one with trophies to show around, and despite her father's dissatisfaction with her dance moves, she manages to get a second place - which is not exactly what she hoped for. 
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 hair piece as he like 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

Series #
Season #
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
12-13 1-2 "Mom's Away" James Widdoes Don Reo September 26, 2001 (2001-09-26) 201-202

While Jay is away taking care of her mother who broke her leg, Michael is left in charge of the house and the kids. They all miss their mother, and nothing Michael does seems to be as good how Jay did. Jr. wants to join the basketball team. Michael doubts he'll make it, but when he does Michael has other problems to worry about: Jr.'s friends, who seem to be using him. Meanwhile, Kady is cranky and not even Michael's efforts to make cookies just like her mother's are working. Trying to get a smile from her, he starts to tell her how she was born. Claire's friend Charmaine (Raven Symoné) is spending the night over. But the two have bigger worries when a pregnancy test comes out positive.

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 "No Rules" James Widdoes Don Reo October 3, 2001 (2001-10-03) 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 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 
15 4 "Perfect Dad" James Widdoes Don Reo & Damon Wayans October 10, 2001 (2001-10-10) 205

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.

Absent: Tisha Campbell-Martin as Jay 
16 5 "Thru Thick and Thin" James Widdoes Alyson Fouse October 17, 2001 (2001-10-17) 206
Jay returns home from taking care of her mom's injury, and she's put on a few pounds after eating mom's home cooking. Michael doesn't know how to 'diplomatically' tell his wife that she's packing a little bit extra. The episode builds to a dream sequence, in which Janet has a nightmare and the entire family is morbidly obese. 
17 6 "He Heard, She Heard" James Widdoes Buddy Johnson October 24, 2001 (2001-10-24) 204
Claire asks her parents to go to a party, but Michael won't let her. Jay thinks he should trust his daughter more, so he lets her spend the night over at Erica's. When he picks up the phone, he ‘accidentally' listens to Claire's conversation, where she says she'll fool Michael and go to the party. Michael sets up a scheme to catch her, but Kady overhears it. Claire bribes her sister so she'll page her when Michael leaves the house, but Claire isn't the only one who can bribe... 
18 7 "Michael's Garden" James Widdoes James Vallely October 31, 2001 (2001-10-31) 207
Michael has been having problems in the bathroom trouble so has to have a colonoscopy and his troubles aren't eased when he has a strange dream about what may occur... 
19 8 "Let Them Eat Pie" James Widdoes Janis Hirsch November 7, 2001 (2001-11-07) 208
After playing a game where Claire eats Michael's pie he gets his revenge by only letting them eat pie. Also Michael doesn't plan on sticking to the promise he made to Jay. 
20 9 "Jay Gets Fired" James Widdoes James Hannah November 14, 2001 (2001-11-14) 209
The girls' trip to Jay's work isn't quite what they expected but this works out well for Michael. 
21 10 "The Whole World is Watching" James Widdoes Don Reo November 21, 2001 (2001-11-21) 210
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. They start to fight over who's in charge, and make up on Jr.'s room, unaware that they're being seen through Jr.'s website by the entire world. The next day, Jr. discovers what his parents did, and seeing the unlimited reach of the internet, Michael decides to use it for promoting his business. 
22 11 "Letting Go" James Widdoes Craig Wayans November 28, 2001 (2001-11-28) 211
Kady has acquired a hamster and Claire has a crush on a boy named Tony. Both developments pose parental challenges for Michael and Jay. The hamster dies and Michael wishes Claire's new beau would follow suit. 
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 is annoyed with Michael who feels that after spending time with her, he's entitled to some alone time - an opinion shared by the marriage counselors they end up seeing. Meanwhile, Jr. wonders why Claire suddenly wants to hang out with him and his friends. 
25 14 "Get Out" James Widdoes Dean Lorey January 23, 2002 (2002-01-23) 214
Michael is on a mission — to get his notoriously late family dressed and ready to go to a wedding in 15 minutes, but everybody has some sort of problem that keeps them from getting fully ready. 
26 15 "Road Trip" James Widdoes Rodney Barnes January 30, 2002 (2002-01-30) 215
Jay organizes a historic trip to Paul Revere's house for the entire family to learn more about American history. She even packs colonial food (which Michael hates) to give it an extra touch. Michael, unlike Jay, isn't so excited about spending a long time with Jay and Claire in a car. The reason? They're both on that time of the month, which spells trouble! 
27 16 "Table for Too Many (Part 1)" James Widdoes Buddy Johnson February 6, 2002 (2002-02-06) 216
Michael is forced to take the family out for a meal but really begrudges it as it will cost him a lot of money. Michael gets ever more annoyed as they keep spending money on nothing and when the service is poor, Michael has had enough... 
28 17 "Table for Too Many (Part 2)" James Widdoes Buddy Johnson February 6, 2002 (2002-02-06) 217
The concluding chapter in Michael's disastrous evening where things don't get better as the family they have to sit with are the wrong side of annoying. 
29 18 "Double Date" James Widdoes Don Reo February 13, 2002 (2002-02-13) 219
Claire wants to go on her first date with Tony, but Michael is reluctant to let her. So he decides he and Jay should also go with them to the movies so they can check on Tony. Meanwhile, Jr.'s at home babysitting for Kady and decides to take advantage of her. 
30 19 "Failure to Communicate" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Don Reo & Damon Wayans February 20, 2002 (2002-02-20) 112

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. After a disastrous attempt to fix things, Michael and Jay finally decide to let things the way they were. Meanwhile, Jay and Michael worry about Jr.'s rush to have sex and his new girlfriend.

Note: This episode was originally intended to air in season one, but for unknown reasons, ABC pulled back to season 2. Which is why Jazz Raycole portrays Claire, making this episode her very final appearance in the series. 
31 20 "Papa Said Knock You Out" Wil Shriner Damien Wayans February 27, 2002 (2002-02-27) 218
Michael freaks out when he spots a grey hair, but not on his head. He feels he's getting too old, and decides to practice boxing again to get in shape. He even teaches Jr. some tricks and some punches, until Jr. knocks Michael out, giving him a black eye. Meanwhile, Claire is ready to go on her first date with Tony, and Jr. mishears their conversation and thinks they're having sex. 
32 21 "Return of the Wall" Andy Cadiff James Vallely March 6, 2002 (2002-03-06) 220
Jay is coaching Kady's soccer team but the girls complain it's not any fun and Michael tries talking to Jay about it. He ends up taking over coaching the team and promises to make it fun for the girls. Jay breaks the news that she's been asked to coach another team, and they'll be playing Michael's on Saturday. 
33 22 "Working Relationship" James Widdoes Janis Hirsch March 20, 2002 (2002-03-20) 221
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. What comes as a great idea for Jay turns out to be a nightmare for Michael, because Jay wants to turn his morning ritual into running errands; takes over his office and gives the employees way more breaks than they should get. Meanwhile, Claire tries to show Kady that E.T. is not so scary. 
34 23 "Jr. Kyle, Boy Genius" James Widdoes Rodney Barnes March 27, 2002 (2002-03-27) 222
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. Meanwhile, Jay asks the girls what they to be when they get older. Claire wants to shop, and Kady wants to be an officer, so she starts practicing it around the house. 
35 24 "Back Story" John Bowab Kim Wayans April 3, 2002 (2002-04-03) 223
When the kids tease Michael 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. Later Jay finds out about his antics and plays a practical joke back on Michael. 
36 25 "Make Over" Jonathan Schmock Dean Lorey May 1, 2002 (2002-05-01) 224
Jay and Michael are grocery shopping when they run into Susan Green, former cheerleader from their high school. Susan is in great shape, which makes Jay feel ugly and inadequate like she did back in high school. Jay feels depressed and Claire talks her into getting a makeover to boost her self-esteem. Meanwhile, Junior gets himself locked in a girl's locker after an unfortunate attempt to steal her bra. 
37 26 "The Bowling Show" Sheldon Epps Valencia Parker May 8, 2002 (2002-05-08) 225
The Tylers and The Kyles go at it in a game of bowling. All this is going on during Star Trek night. Junior meanwhile develops a crush on the Tylers' daughter and can't work up the courage to ask her out. 
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 28 "Anniversary (Part 1)" Will Mackenzie Kim Wayans May 22, 2002 (2002-05-22) 227
Michael and Janet's 15th anniversary is approaching. Jay's girlfriend Wanda brings her Brian McKnight's tickets (a concert Jay was really looking forward to see), but unfortunately she has to turn it down because it's on the same night as their anniversary. Wanda says Michael will forget about it, but Jay refuses to believe in that and even has the kids spy on him to find out if he's secretly planning something. 
40 29 "Anniversary (Part 2)" Will Mackenzie Kim Wayans May 22, 2002 (2002-05-22) 228
The anniversary day finally comes and Michael goes out to play golf, leaving Jay devastated at home. Later, she goes out for drinks with her girlfriend Wanda, who insists Jay should confront Michael. When she gets home, she starts to punch him with the Ali signed boxing gloves she bought for Michael, and he reveals he was just faking it all along with Wanda's help. He gets down on his knee and proposes to Jay. They have a vow renewal ceremony with the presence of Brian McKnight and renew their vows and reaffirm their love for each other. 

Season 3: 2002–2003

Series #
Season #
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
41 1 "The Kyles Go to Hawaii (Part 1)" Andy Cadiff Dean Lorey & James Vallely September 25, 2002 (2002-09-25) 323
The Kyles are leaving for their family vacation on Hawaii, but instead of taking only one flight straight to the island, Michael thought it would be a good idea to make a quick tour around the country, so they make stops at New York, Chicago, Denver and other cities before they get to Hawaii (two days later). 
42 2 "The Kyles Go to Hawaii (Part 2)" Andy Cadiff Dean Lorey & James Vallely September 25, 2002 (2002-09-25) 324
Michael and Janet decide to go out on a romantic dinner, leaving their kids all alone. Claire and Jr. fight over who'll have to stay in the room babysitting for Kady, but Claire lets her brother get out of the duty, after all it's not often he gets a date. Kady and Claire decide to spend their times on the hotel's spa, while at the dinner table Jay and Michael both struggle to say no to the temptations they meet – a female underwear model and a male chest/abs model. When they go back to the hotel, they find their three kids resting peacefully so they decide to extend their night at the beach, celebrating their second honeymoon. 
43 3 "The Kyles Go to Hawaii (Part 3)" Andy Cadiff Dean Lorey & James Vallely October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02) 325
A mad scramble ensues when Michael finds out that the family's flight home from Hawaii leaves much earlier than he thought, but matters are complicated when a love-smitten Jr. insists on staying with his new love, Leilani. Meanwhile Kady refuses to leave without her beloved doll, Little Pippy, and Claire has to go to extremes to keep her parents from finding out about her exorbitant hotel charges. 
44 4 "Samba Story" Andy Cadiff Kim Wayans October 9, 2002 (2002-10-09) 326
Tired of the same dinner-and-a-movie routine, Jay convinces Michael to take dancing lessons to spice up their relationship. When they get there, only more problems waits for Michael. Meanwhile, Claire's accepted into the cheerleading squad, but won't believe she only got in for her looks and not for her talent. 
45 5 "Diary of a Mad Teen" Andy Cadiff Craig Wayans October 16, 2002 (2002-10-16) 301
While making Claire's bed, Jay finds her diary hidden under the mattress. She can't resist the temptation of reading it and is quite shocked to learn that her daughter is thinking about taking the next step with Tony. Meanwhile, Michael is scheduled for an appointment with the eye doctor even though he insists there's nothing wrong with his sight. He decides to have Jr. drive him there so he can test his driving abilities for an upcoming date with a girl. All Kady wants to do is play hide-and-seek... 
46 6 "Claire's New Boyfriend" Andy Cadiff Damien Wayans October 23, 2002 (2002-10-23) 302
After Michael admits liking Claire's boyfriend, Tony (Andrew McFarlane), she dumps him. The poor kid is devastated, and since Michael likes him so much he decides he's going to help Tony win Claire back – especially after seeing her new boyfriend, Jason. Meanwhile, Jay refuses to admit she looks like Jr.'s drawing of her. Instead, she believes she looks more like Halle Berry
47 7 "Crouching Mother, Hidden Father" Andy Cadiff Rodney Barnes October 30, 2002 (2002-10-30) 303
Jay volunteered to be the director for Kady's kindergarten class play, but due to illness she is forced to step away from the production, leaving it all on the hands of Michael. Michael allows the children to make any changes they want on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and the result is a very successful – and very weird – play. 
48 8 "Fighting Kyles" Andy Cadiff Buddy Johnson November 6, 2002 (2002-11-06) 304
Sick and tired of listening to their kids fights, Michael and Jay act like they are fighting themselves so Jr. and Claire can see how annoying it is and quit it. But the three Kyle children get the wrong idea and think their parents are splitting up, and try their best to bond them and end the fake fights. 
49 9 "Sister Story" Andy Cadiff Kim Wayans November 13, 2002 (2002-11-13) 305
Michael's sister Kelly (Vivica A. Fox) is coming over for the weekend, which freaks Jay out because every time Kelly comes over she overstays her welcome and always gets on Jay's nerves. Things heat up when Kelly brings up Sharon, Michael's old girlfriend and Kelly's best friend... 
50 10 "Jr.'s Dating Dilemma" Andy Cadiff Rodney Barnes November 20, 2002 (2002-11-20) 306
Michael decides to help Junior on his women approach techniques, seeing that his son has absolutely no clue on how to behave around women. Meanwhile, Jay freaks out about her dream of Michael and Janet Jackson having an affair. 
51 11 "Jay the Artist" Andy Cadiff Dean Lorey November 27, 2002 (2002-11-27) 307
Feeling that she has no space and time of her own due to home duties, Jay decides to paint. The result is a portrait of Michael based on Michelangelo's David, which makes Michael feel a little bit "diminished". They start an argument over it, which ends on Michael finally agreeing on letting Jay show her work at a friend's art gallery – with a "big" change, that is. Meanwhile, Michael renews acquaintances with old buddy Steve, while the kids are encouraged to develop their artistic abilities as well. Claire designs clothes, Kady plays the piano, and Junior writes some bizarre poetry. 
52 12 "Chair Man of the Board" Andy Cadiff Janis Hirsch December 4, 2002 (2002-12-04) 308
Michael's old friend Tommy (Mos Def) is coming over and Michael is very excited because he and Tommy used to compete for everything. But his excitement soon turns into awkwardness when Tommy comes in on a wheelchair and Michael doesn't know how to act with the situation. Meanwhile, Claire is caught shoplifting and gets grounded for it. When she confronts Kady about who put the nail polishers in her purse she feels so guilty she confesses to their parents that Claire didn't do it. The punishment? She will no longer be treated like a baby. 
53 13 "Open Your Heart" Damien Wayans Kim Wayans December 11, 2002 (2002-12-11) 309
Jay decides to attend an "Open Your Heart" seminar for struggling couples, even though she and Michael are happier than ever. At the seminar, they are teased against each other and stop talking to one another. Meanwhile, Michael wants his children to learn the value of money and tells Jr. to start his own business selling monkeyfish like he did. Jr., instead of the monkeyfish, decides to get 100% refunds on the clothes Claire buys with a 40% discount at the store she's working. When Jr. gets caught, Claire gets fired and Michael punishes him by making him wear the clothes he wanted refund. 
54 14 "Michael's Tribe" Damien Wayans James Vallely December 18, 2002 (2002-12-18) 310
Michael (aka: Chief Bald Eagle) is recruited to camp out with Kady and her friends and teach them Native American lore. Meanwhile, Claire and "the new Tony" plan to stay out all night themselves: they're plotting to sneak out to a 'rave' which all goes horribly wrong and Claire gets grounded for her actions. 
55 15 "Blackout" Andy Cadiff Buddy Johnson January 22, 2003 (2003-01-22) 311
Michael wants some time alone in the house and makes a deal with Jay for her and the kids to get out of the house. He has to pay for Claire to agree on going to the mall and is forced to watch The Little Mermaid with Kady for the hundredth time. He switches the movie to Gremlins, which scares the death out of the poor girl, and when the power goes off Claire freaks out about losing her entire work on the computer. In the end, the power failure ends up bringing the Kyles closer together. 
56 16 "Man of the Year" Andy Cadiff Kim Wayans January 29, 2003 (2003-01-29) 312
Jay nominates Michael for the "Small Businessman of the Year" award and he assumes he's going to win it. Meanwhile, Claire helps herself to items from Jay's makeup bag once too often and ends up grounded. 
57 17 "Jr.'s Risky Business (Part 1)" Damien Wayans Rodney Barnes February 5, 2003 (2003-02-05) 313
As a very impressed Michael sees it, his son's girlfriend, Vanessa (Meagan Good) is an absolute prize: "She's beautiful, smart, personable and polite... you guys have nothing in common," he tells Jr. But there's something about her that rubs Jay the wrong way. Elsewhere in the courtship department, Kady's similarly smart and personable gentleman caller is a budding piano prodigy named Franklin. As for Claire, all she's courting is a severe case of nerves: the PSATs are coming up and her face has broken out in hives. 
58 18 "Jr.'s Risky Business (Part 2)" Andy Cadiff Rodney Barnes February 12, 2003 (2003-02-12) 314
After walking in on Jr. and his girlfriend having sex on his bed, Michael decides that he and Junior can no longer live under the same roof and throws his son out. Feeling sympathetic for her baby, Jay opposes to Michael's attitude, but at the same time agrees the boy needs a severe punishment. She makes Jr. stay in a tent in the backyard until she can cool things down with Michael... 
59 19 "Jury Duty" Andy Cadiff Dean Lorey February 26, 2003 (2003-02-26) 315
Michael and Jay are asked to serve jury duty together. Michael's elected foreman and wants to move on the trial quickly so he can get home to watch the Godfather marathon on TV. But Jay won't vote guilty because she thinks there has to be a debate first. Thanks to that, Michael has to rent the videos and at the store, he meets an insurance salesman whom he mistakes for a mobster, and is convinced that the mob is after him due to the case. 
60 20 "Here Comes Da Judge" Andy Cadiff William Jay Bennett & Kevin Carraway March 5, 2003 (2003-03-05) 316
When Jr and Claire find a lost wallet containing $500, it's time for a session of "family court" to decide who gets the money. Meanwhile, Claire's boyfriend Tony induces her to become a vegetarian. 
61 21 "Claire's Permit" Andy Cadiff Bill Vallely March 26, 2003 (2003-03-26) 317
Claire has taken her driving permit, but Michael won't lend her the car because he doesn't think she can drive very well. Nevertheless, Claire steals the car keys thinking if she goes out really quick while her parents are gone they will never notice. Unfortunately, she drives by them on her way to meet her friends, and Michael decides to teach her a lesson the Michael Kyle way: stealing the car and making Claire feel guilty about it. 
62 22 "Sharon's Picture" Ron Moseley Kim Wayans April 9, 2003 (2003-04-09) 318
Jay gets mad at Michael after finding a photo of an attractive former girlfriend among his things but he throws it away and has a romantic night with Jay in a fancy restaurant. Franklin has trouble admitting that his little sister Aretha is an outstanding singer. 
63 23 "Tee for Too Many" Peter Filsinger Alyson Fouse April 30, 2003 (2003-04-30) 319
Jay decides to spend more quality time with Michael - by watching him play golf. Meanwhile, Jr., who only wants to go to college because Vanessa's going, asks Franklin for help with the application essay and Franklin's advice to Junior was to write down what inspired him. 
64 24 "The Big Bang Theory" Andy Cadiff Craig Wayans & Damon Wayans, Jr. May 7, 2003 (2003-05-07) 327
Michael and Jay panic when Claire reveals that she and Tony have decided to have sex. Her parents try by all means to change their minds and stop them. 
65 25 "Not So Hostile Takeover" Guy Distad Valencia Parker May 14, 2003 (2003-05-14) 320
Claire comes home with the exciting news that she was invited to senior prom. Jay is excited about it and volunteers to chaperone at the dance, in order to keep Claire safe from her date, a senior quarterback. Meanwhile, Junior falls into another one of Michael's plans once he tries to teach him a lesson about money management. 
66 26 "Graduation (Part 1)" Eric Laneuville Don Reo May 21, 2003 (2003-05-21) 321
Jr.'s graduation is coming up, and he breaks the news to his family that he wants to go to college. At first shocked, Michael decides to help him make a good impression. Meanwhile, Claire wears a blonde wig to call her parents attention, thinking she has been forgotten now that Jr. is in the spotlight. Franklin applies for the soon available 'son' spot in the Kyle family. 
67 27 "Graduation (Part 2)" Eric Laneuville Don Reo May 21, 2003 (2003-05-21) 322
Junior finally graduates, and his parents give him a trip to Japan as a gift – and as a way to separate Junior and Vanessa, who are planning on moving in together and getting married as soon as they start college. Both Kady and Claire admit their sadness on Junior leaving, and Michael and Jay feel proud of having raised a semi-successful child. They go out to relive some of their memories and when they come back late at night they find Junior and Vanessa sitting in the kitchen... 

Season 4: 2003–2004

Series #
Season #
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
68 1 "From Dummy to Daddy" Eric Laneuville Don Reo September 24, 2003 (2003-09-24) 401

After hearing the shocking news that their son Junior is going to become a father, Michael and Jay freak out. They try to talk with him and help him realize he can't support a family living in their garage and having no job, so Michael offers him a job at his firm. Meanwhile, Tony feels guilty about having spicy thoughts about Claire and Franklin is still out for Junior's spot on the Kyle family.

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 meets his friend Jimmy at the golf club and is impressed with how much hair he's grown with the help of some "miracle" pills called "Hair It 'Tis". As he starts to take them in overdose, weird stripes of hair rise from his chronically bald head. He also starts to get paranoid that Jay is trying to kill him after they take out life insurance. Meanwhile, Kady becomes very jealous of Claire when she volunteers to be on the big sister program.

Absent: Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa and Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
70 3 "Jr. Executive" Eric Laneuville Kevin Rooney October 1, 2003 (2003-10-01) 403

Michael wants Jr. to learn the family business by starting at the bottom, so he assigns Jr. to do menial jobs around Kyle Trucking. Jr. however, decides to use the fact that he's the boss' son to his advantage and convinces other employees to do his work for him. Elsewhere Claire arranges a secret date with a guy she met on the Internet in a Shakespeare chat room.

Absent: Noah Gray-Cabey as Franklin, Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa and Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
71 4 "Jay Goes to School" Damien Wayans Kim Wayans October 8, 2003 (2003-10-08) 405

Jay decides to go to college and get her psychology degree, which Michael fully reprehends her for. He doesn't want her to put the household second because it would jeopardize the entire family and eventually could ruin their marriage. After going to a real psychologist, Michael and Jay come to terms and she agrees to scale back her classes as he decides to let her pursue her dream. Meanwhile, Junior's friends turn his old crib into some sort of vehicle.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
72 5 "Meet the Parents" Damien Wayans Kim Wayans October 15, 2003 (2003-10-15) 404

Vanessa's parents (Lester Speight and Ella Joyce) come over the Kyles house to discuss the future baby's situation. Michael is outraged with the demands from the Scotts, but Calvin's size makes Michael think twice before taking any drastic measures. They take the Scotts out for dinner and are left with the bill. Realizing they have a couple of con artists on their hands, Michael and Jay stand up for themselves and set the baby's true needs – which don't include a new house for the Scotts as Calvin wanted.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
73 6 "He's Having a Baby" Damien Wayans Aeysha Carr October 22, 2003 (2003-10-22) 406
Worried about Junior's fathering skills, Michael decides to enroll him in a parenting course. Junior is reluctant to attend, so Michael gives him a water balloon that Junior should keep for a week as if it was the baby. If it breaks, he'll have to attend the course. Michael doesn't let Junior have it easy, and Junior insists that more than wanting to teach him how to be a good parent, Michael doesn't have any trust in him. 
74 7 "The Funeral" Damien Wayans James Vallely October 29, 2003 (2003-10-29) 407

The Kyles are willing to support Michael's inconsolable employee, Larry (Sean Whalen), who can't get over losing his 103-year-old grandmother. But Larry goes overboard when, at the funeral, he asks Junior to dig her grave, little Kady to kiss his "Grammy" goodbye, and for Jay to sing his beloved grandmother's favorite R&B song for the last time.

Absent: Noah Gray-Cabey as Franklin, Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
75 8 "Ultrasound" Dean Lorey Dean Lorey November 5, 2003 (2003-11-05) 408

The Kyles and Vanessa's parents escort her to her first ultrasound. When asked if they wanted to know the baby's sex, Michael is the only one who stands out with a positive answer. Obsessed with knowing whether he's having a grandson or a granddaughter, he tries by all means to have the doctor tell him. But, unwillingly Michael blurts it out that the baby is a boy. Meanwhile, Franklin freaks out with the idea of losing Kady to "Smilin' Willie" and tries to learn how to be a dance master.

Absent: Jennifer Nicole Freeman as Claire and Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
76 9 "Marathon" Eric Laneuville Damien Wayans November 12, 2003 (2003-11-12) 409

When Jay works hard to get in shape and run a marathon, Michael thinks that, since he's a man, he can run the marathon as well - without any real training. Meanwhile, bible-quoting Tony asks the gorgeous Claire to dress "ugly" so he won't feel so turned on.

Absent: Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
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.

Absent: Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
78 11 "Michael's Band" Guy Distad Damien Wayans November 26, 2003 (2003-11-26) 411

When Michael's old friend and former bandmate, Johnny "Saxophone" Jackson, comes to town for a gig, it turns out Johnny's piano player can't make it. Michael eagerly accepts an invitation to take the man's place, but refuses to admit that his musical skills have got rusty.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
79 12 "The Lady is Not a Tramp" Peter Filsinger Rodney Barnes December 10, 2003 (2003-12-10) 412

Michael's imagination takes off when he finds a package of condoms in daughter Claire's backpack — the same day her boyfriend, Tony, is returning from a month in the desert. Annoyed that her father is jumping to conclusions, Claire decides to give him a taste of his own unique brand of discipline. Meanwhile Jr. accidentally gives Kady his pet dog's medicine — and Kady pretends to turn into a dog.

Absent: Noah Gray-Cabey as Franklin 
80 13 "Of Mice and Man" Ron Moseley Valencia Parker December 17, 2003 (2003-12-17) 413

When Jay finds mouse droppings, she demands that Michael hire an exterminator to get rid of them, but, as usual, Michael is determined to handle it himself. Meanwhile, Claire is also freaked out by a rodent when she accidentally runs over a squirrel while driving home.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
81 14 "Moving on Out" Ron Moseley Craig Wayans January 7, 2004 (2004-01-07) 414

Tired of living in the garage, Jr. looks for an apartment and enlists his buddy, John, to be a co-signer… except that John has to dress up and pose as Jr.'s grandmother for the realtor. When Jr. and Vanessa's families come to visit the couple's new apartment, Jay is shocked to find that her new grandchild might be living in a run-down building with yellow police tape around the entrance.

Absent: Noah Gray-Cabey as Franklin 
82 15 "Candy Wars" Dean Lorey Dean Lorey & James Vallely January 14, 2004 (2004-01-14) 415

When Kady wants to spend some quality time with her father, she enlists Michael's help in the school candy drive. But when the father of last year's winner claims he can prevail once again, a competitive Michael loses sight of helping Kady and commits to selling an exorbitant number of chocolate bars.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
83 16 "Jr. Sells His Car" Damien Wayans Don Reo January 21, 2004 (2004-01-21) 416

Jr. restores his prized 1964 Impala, but then he and Vanessa surprise everyone when they decide to sell it in order to have money for their new baby. Meanwhile, Franklin seeks advice from Michael on how to act more like a normal kid.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
84 17 "The Anniversary Present" Damien Wayans Elvira Wayans & Damien Wayans February 11, 2004 (2004-02-11) 417

Michael and Jay try to hide their disappointment when they don't receive the wedding anniversary gifts they are expecting from each other. Meanwhile, with Franklin's help, novice cook Claire hopes to prepare a gourmet dinner for her parents' anniversary present.

Absent: Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
85 18 "Illegal Smile" Kim Wayans Kevin Rooney February 18, 2004 (2004-02-18) 418

The day after an anti-wrinkle injection goes awry for Michael and he ends up with an unnatural expression, he has to fight a traffic ticket in court. The judge is angered by his frozen grin and sentences him to a night in jail, where Michael's cell mate, Big Guy, thinks Michael is coming on to him since he keeps smiling at him.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
86 19 "Outbreak Monkey" George O. Gore II Kerry Parker February 25, 2004 (2004-02-25) 419

When an ecstatic Michael scores a ticket to see basketball star LeBron James play at Madison Square Garden, his excitement quickly turns to paranoia when, just days before the game, everyone in the Kyle household – except Michael – comes down with the flu. To ensure that he won't miss the game, he goes to absurd extremes to keep from getting sick, including spraying disinfectant on his family and using a ten-foot grabber to hand Jay her orange juice.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
87 20 "Empty Nest (Part 1)" Peter Filsinger Kevin Rooney March 3, 2004 (2004-03-03) 420

During a rare occasion when Michael and Jay have the house to themselves, they find themselves reminiscing about the fun times they've had with their kids and various friends. Some of these memorable moments include Jay's obsession with her weight and Michael's visit to a proctologist.

Absent: Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
88 21 "Empty Nest (Part 2)" Peter Filsinger Kevin Rooney March 3, 2004 (2004-03-03) 421

Michael and Jay look back on the fun times they have had.

Absent: Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
89 22 "Calvin Comes to Stay" Damien Wayans Rodney Barnes March 10, 2004 (2004-03-10) 422

Calvin, Vanessa's gregarious father, has an argument with his wife, Jasmine, gets kicked out of the house and moves in with the Kyles, against their wishes. When he starts eating everything in sight and keeps everyone awake with his loud snoring, a frustrated Michael comes up with a clever plan to get Calvin back home.

Absent: Noah Gray-Cabey as Franklin, Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
90 23 "Calvin Goes to Work" Eric Laneuville Rodney Barnes March 31, 2004 (2004-03-31) 423

When Calvin begs to Michael to give him a job at Kyle Trucking, Michael does so reluctantly and his worst fears are realized. Calvin's way of dealing with customers and merchandise leaves little to be desired, and now Michael must find a way to get rid of the man without getting himself hurt in the process. Meanwhile, Claire gets Franklin to help her with her science paper.

Absent: Tisha Campbell-Martin as Jay, Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
91 24 "Romantic Night" Dean Lorey Dean Lorey April 21, 2004 (2004-04-21) 424
Wanting to spend quiet time together, Michael plans a romantic evening with Jay at an exclusive hotel. Then, when Jr. mistakenly cancels the reservation, Michael tries to create a romantic night at home. But things take a disastrous turn when Michael hurts his head trying to shut off the water valve, Jay handcuffs them to each other – but can't find the key – and a burnt roast almost causes the house to burn down. 
92 25 "The Director" Dean Lorey Dean Lorey April 28, 2004 (2004-04-28) 425

In his excitement to tape a basketball game, Michael accidentally records over a home video of Kady's first steps, which happens to be one of Jay's most cherished family moments. When Jay decides to have a family home movie night, Michael must act quickly and enlists Franklin's help to reenact that moment of Kyle family history.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
93 26 "The Maid" Damien Wayans Rodney Barnes, Valencia Parker & Shane Miller May 5, 2004 (2004-05-05) 426

While Jay is away at a seminar, Michael hires a maid, Mrs. Hopkins (Betty White), to look after the family. Mrs. Hopkins fulfills their every need and want to a sweet perfection, including homemade ice cream, an immaculately clean house and handmade outfits for Claire. When Jay comes home, she appreciates Mrs. Hopkins' attention to every detail, but begins to feel that perhaps she has taken over just a bit too much.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
94 27 "Hand Model" James Valelley Dean Lorey May 12, 2004 (2004-05-12) 427

In a twist of fate, Michael is recruited as a hand model during Claire's modelling audition. As he flaunts his newfound fame, he is careful to protect the family's new financial asset – his hands. Meanwhile Franklin feels threatened by Kady's friendship with Rachel, so on Jr.'s advice, he takes matters into his own hands.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
95 28 "What Do You Know?" Craig Wayans Elvira Wayans & Damien Wayans May 19, 2004 (2004-05-19) 428
The family plays a game which shows them exactly how much they know about each other. 
96 29 "The Baby (Part 1)" Kim Wayans Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts May 26, 2004 (2004-05-26) 429

Jr. and Vanessa announce that they want to have the baby at home with the help of Summer Breeze (Kelly Coffield Park), a midwife whose natural childbirth methods include the whole family's participation. Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony

Note: Damon Wayans and Kelly Coffield Park were both cast members on In Living Color
97 30 "The Baby (Part 2)" Damien Wayans Don Reo May 26, 2004 (2004-05-26) 430

Michael writes a script for the time before Vanessa gives birth. But finally, when its time for a new life to be born, Claire took the only car to the mall, no one follows the script, and Vanessa ends up having the new baby in the parents' bed, the same place the baby was conceived.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony 

Season 5: 2004–2005

Series #
Season #
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
98-99 1 "Fantasy Camp" Dean Lorey Don Reo & Kerry Parker September 21, 2004 (2004-09-21) 501-502
Michael can't focus on much else after learning that he'll be going to sports legend Michael Jordan's fantasy basketball camp in Las Vegas. Everyone shares his excitement – but for different reasons – and finds some reason as to why they should tag along. Once there, Michael learns that there's been a mix-up with the game schedule, so he resorts to some inventive ploys of his own to ensure he gets to play his idol. 
100 2 "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. Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony

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 3 "Class Reunion" Damien Wayans Craig Wayans & Damien Wayans October 5, 2004 (2004-10-05) 504

Michael is reluctant to attend his high-school reunion until Bobby Shaw,his former rival challenges him to a dance-off.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
102 4 "The Fellowship of the Baby" Damien Wayans Damien Wayans October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12) 505

When an overwhelmed Jr. thinks he is not smart enough to take care of his own son, Michael tells Jr. that "Jr., Jr." is a "magic baby," and that every time he holds him, it will make Jr. smarter. The ploy works, but in the process Jr. becomes somewhat arrogant with his new-found knowledge, so Michael brings Franklin in so that the two geniuses can match wits. Meanwhile, Kady catches Claire sneaking back into her bedroom after hours and threatens to tell their parents, unless Claire does some favors for her.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
103 5 "Poker Face" Damien Wayans Valencia Parker October 19, 2004 (2004-10-19) 506
Michael advises Jr. that it's ok to spend some time away from Vanessa and the baby, but his advice misfires when Jr. invites Jay along to their all-male poker game. Michael decides, in turn, to crash Jay's all-female book club, where they're discussing the latest book by Angeline Boudreaux. 
104 6 "The Proposal" Guy Distad Kerry Parker November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09) 507

Jr. is finally ready to propose to Vanessa, but every time he tries to do so, something interrupts him, including Michael and Jay - who are preparing to compete against each other in a karaoke competition.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
105 7 "Restaurant Wars" Damien Wayans Lisa D. Hall November 16, 2004 (2004-11-16) 508

At first, Michael is skeptical that Jay can be successful at opening her own soul food restaurant. But his competitive and supportive sides emerge when the Hoos, the owners of the Chinese restaurant across the street, use sneaky tactics to put "Jay's Soooooouuuul Kitchen" out of business.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
106 8 "The Return of Bobby Shaw" Damien Wayans Craig Wayans & Damien Wayans November 23, 2004 (2004-11-23) 509

Michael's enemy Bobby Shaw, tricks Jr. into signing a contract making Jr. his slave for the rest of his life! When Michael tries to get him out of the contract, they end up in a rap off.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
107 9 "The Wedding" Dean Lorey Rodney Barnes November 30, 2004 (2004-11-30) 510
Jr. and Vanessa announce that they want to get married in two weeks, Vanessa having told Jr. that she wants a small, simple wedding. Michael and Jay offer to help plan it, but instead of something simple and sweet, they plan an elaborate and expensive ceremony that includes dolphins, a castle, and 751 guests. Frustrated, Vanessa tells Jr. he needs to regain control of things, forcing him to decide whether he should stand up to Michael. 
108 10 "Careful What You Wish For" Peter Filsinger Valencia Parker January 11, 2005 (2005-01-11) 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.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
109 11 "They Call Me El Foosay" Guy Distad Kevin Knotts January 18, 2005 (2005-01-18) 512
When Vanessa innocently buys Jr. a foosball game, Jr. discovers his competitive nature and becomes obnoxious when he wins. When Michael challenges Jr. and wins, he initially wants to teach his son a lesson about being a good winner. But then when Michael continues to win, his "fatherly lesson" goes out the window and instead he becomes obsessed with playing foosball. Desperate, the Kyles have to come up with a plan to break the game's hold on Michael. They send Franklin (AKA El Foosay) to teach Michael a lesson. 
110 12 "Study Buddy" Ron Moseley Kim Wayans January 25, 2005 (2005-01-25) 513

Michael feels neglected because Jay is spending all of her time studying for her psychology final which is the week after! He decides to tutor her, but his efforts cause her to fail. To make it up to her, he tries to bribe her professor to let her re-take the test. Meanwhile, when Kady thinks Franklin prefers her smart friend over her, she tries to act more "brainy."

Absent: George O. Gore II as Junior, Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
111 13 "Sweetheart's Day" Ron Moseley Dean Lorey February 1, 2005 (2005-02-01) 514
When Jay insists that Michael buy her a present for "Sweetheart's Day," a reluctant Michael comes up with a scheme to base the price of Jay's gift on her attitude towards him at a particular moment. He shares his plan with Jr., Tony and Franklin, hoping that they will follow his lead, but it leads straight to trouble. 
112 14 "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.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
113 15 "Bahamas (Part 1)" Dean Lorey Don Reo February 15, 2005 (2005-02-15) 516
When the Kyles arrive at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas for their family vacation, Michael announces that all he wants to do is get some rest and relaxation-by himself. But no sooner does he settle into his lounge chair for some peace and quiet than his talkative and annoying golf buddy, Jimmy, shows up and insists that they spend time together. Michael is relieved to find a way out when Jay invites him to the isolated Magic Island so they can have some romantic fun. As their day winds down and it's time to leave, the boat never shows up to take them back and the couple find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere. 
114 16 "Bahamas (Part 2)" Dean Lorey Don Reo February 22, 2005 (2005-02-22) 517
While at the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas for a family vacation, lovebirds Michael and Jay find themselves stranded on the isolated Magic Island - along with a rapidly rising tide -- and the only other person there who can help them is Michael's talkative and annoying golf buddy, Jimmy - who refuses to do so since they weren't willing to spend time with him when they had the chance. Meanwhile, Jr. leaves Vanessa and the baby behind so he can enjoy the resort's activities; Tony and Claire hang out at the beach bar and she realizes too late that her island drink contains alcohol; and Kady and Franklin run into his nemesis, Francesco Mumfordi, who has stolen one of Franklin's theories. 
115 17 "The Remodel" James Wilcox Ron Zimmerman March 1, 2005 (2005-03-01) 518
Realizing that the garage is no longer a suitable living situation for Jr., Vanessa and the baby, Jay insists that Michael have it remodeled. When the contractor bids are too expensive for his taste, Michael decides to take on the job himself, with Jr.'s help. But when they get in over their heads, Franklin - who happens to be a certified contractor - has to come to their rescue. 
116 18 "Michael Joins a Gym" George O. Gore II Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts March 8, 2005 (2005-03-08) 519

The same day Michael realizes he can't fit into his favorite pair of vintage jeans, he runs into an old high school friend, the muscular Daryl (Terry Crews), who doesn't look any older than when Michael last saw him. He enlists Darryl's help to get him back into shape and, in the process, becomes obsessed with looking fit and buff. Meanwhile, Franklin fails his first test and fears that Kady will no longer accept him.

Absent: Noah Gray-Cabey as Franklin, Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
117 19 "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.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
118 20 "Jr's Cartoon" Randy Fletcher Kim Wayans March 29, 2005 (2005-03-29) 521
When Jr. wins a national competition for his cartoon entitled "My Wife & Kid" - based on himself, Vanessa, the baby and the rest of the Kyle family - it catches the attention of ABC. Michael becomes Jr.'s agent, but the meeting with the television executives goes badly, crushing Jr.'s dream opportunity, so now Michael has to find a way to rectify the situation. Meanwhile, Claire threatens to break up with Tony unless he can bring some "umph" into their relationship. 
119 21 "Michael's Sandwich" Damien Wayans Dean Lorey April 12, 2005 (2005-04-12) 522
Under a time deadline to catch his flight, Michael tries to prepare his signature, masterpiece sandwich to take with him on the plane. But various family distractions delay his getting to the airport, and his beloved sandwich is searched by suspicious security guards. 
120 22 "Graduation Day" Craig Wayans Aeysha Carr April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26) 523
It's Jay's college graduation day and Michael is determined to make it go flawlessly - but everything that could go wrong does, and the day seems destined for disaster. To make matters worse, Jay thinks Michael, who didn't want her to go to college in the first place, is trying to sabotage her special day. 
121 23 "Michael Sells the Business" Mattie Carruthers Kevin Rooney May 3, 2005 (2005-05-03) 524

With a lucrative bid from a large company offering to purchase Kyle Trucking, Michael convinces Jay that, if they sold their business, they'd be able to spend more quality time with Jr., Jr. and watch him grow up - something they wish they could have done more of with their own kids. But the offer goes bust and Michael's nemesis, Bobby Shaw, comes up with a surprising proposal. Meanwhile, Kady and Claire antagonize each other over who gets to spend more time in the bathroom.

Absent: Noah Gray-Cabey as Franklin, Andrew McFarlane as Tony and Brooklyn Sudano as Vanessa 
122 24 "RV Dreams" Damien Wayans Kim Wayans & Kevin Knotts May 10, 2005 (2005-05-10) 525

Michael, who is determined to make record time driving from Connecticut to the Grand Canyon in a luxurious R.V., convinces his reluctant family to make the road trip so they can spend quality time together in the R.V. Along the way, Michael puts the family through many misadventures including getting lost and in his haste neglects to read one of the R.V. manual's most crucial operational features. Michael flips open the regulator vents to air out the R.V. and that results in the R.V. exploding.

Absent: Andrew McFarlane as Tony 
123 25 "The 'V' Story" Tisha Campbell-Martin Kerry Parker May 17, 2005 (2005-05-17) 526
Now that the kids are almost out of their hair, Jay insists that Michael have a vasectomy so they can feel free to enjoy themselves, but Michael is reluctant to go through with the operation. After a long talk with Jay, she decides to get the operation. By the time Jay goes into the office to get the operation, Michael has decided to get his operation, but later finds out that Jay is already pregnant. 

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