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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?
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The CALVINATOR!
* FixerSue: Franklin.
* 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]].
* MoralEventHorizon: Michael crossed this in "Here Comes Da Judge" when he let Kady fall off her bike and ''wasn't even sorry''. Not only that, but aside from briefly getting the cold shoulder from her and Jay, he didn't suffer [[KarmaHoudini any form of comeuppance]].
** It should be noted that the writers probably took notice of this, seeing as in the next episode---the one where Clare steals the car---he was shown as a ''much'' more concerned parent, seeing as he gets ''very'' angry at her for doing something that could have gotten her hurt or killed.
* RealLifeRelative: Michael's brother & sister were played with Keenan & Kim Wayans, Damon Wayans's older brother & younger sister. Two of his sons also played Junior's friends.
* 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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