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* CrazyAwesome: If you don't mind Franklin (see below), he can seem like this.
** The wedding that Michael and Jay had planned for Junior was going to be this, a bit too much.
* CreatorsPet: Franklin, and ''how''. It got to the point that he was included more than Michael's wife and kids. Think about that for a second. And of course, Franklin has to come save the day in several episodes the remodel of the garage; when things turn sour, of course it turns out he's a certified contractor. Michael [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] everyone in foosball? Guess who's the one person who can beat him?
* DudeNotFunny: Funny or not, several of the punishments or "lessons" Michael and Jay give the kids can be downright cruel.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The CALVINATOR!
* FixerSue: Franklin.
* FridgeHorror: One episode involved Junior getting electrocuted and Michael thought he was dancing if Jay had not have pulled Junior away he could have died.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show's pretty popular in Brazil, due to it being constantly aired in an open TV channel. It's also popular in [[OliveGarden Italy]].
* JerkSue: It's what Jay stands for. Her personality is pretty much a more promiscuous [[EverybodyLovesRaymond Debra Barone]].
* JumpingTheShark: [[spoiler:Junior's girlfriend gets pregnant.]] This is followed by TheOtherDarrin (again), Mass {{Flanderization}}, and reliance on {{Running Gag}}s. The storylines also disappeared when the final season began.
* MomentOfAwesome: A meta example - The final season featured Michael playing a one-on-one game of basketball against MichaelJordan, his all-time favourite basketball player. The credits to this episode show more of the footage of Wayans playing Jordan, ''and ends with Damon Wayans scoring against one of the greatest basketball players of all time''.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Isn't that genius kid [[Series/{{Heroes}} Micah Sanders]]? Yep, it's him.
* TheScrappy: Depending on the episode anyone in the Kyle family can be this.
* {{Squick}}: InUniverse - [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg the kids and Vanessa]] are squicked out when Jay presents her plan to [[DistractedByTheSexy distract Michael with the sexy]] via a sexy dance out the garage door in the episode "They Call Me El Foosay."
* ToyShip: Kady and Franklin.
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