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YMMV: My Wife and Kids

  • Crazy Awesome: 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.
  • Creator's Pet: 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 curbstomping everyone in foosball? Guess who's the one person who can beat him?
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Funny or not, several of the punishments or "lessons" Michael and Jay give the kids can be downright cruel.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The CALVINATOR!
  • Fixer Sue: Franklin.
  • Fridge Horror: One episode involved Junior getting electrocuted and Michael thought he was dancing if Jay had not have pulled Junior away he could have died.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The show's pretty popular in Brazil, due to it being constantly aired in an open TV channel. It's also popular in Italy.
  • Jerk Sue: It's what Jay stands for. Her personality is pretty much a more promiscuous Debra Barone.
  • Jumping the Shark: Junior's girlfriend gets pregnant. This is followed by The Other Darrin (again), Mass Flanderization, and reliance on Running Gags. The storylines also disappeared when the final season began.
  • Moment Of Awesome: A meta example - The final season featured Michael playing a one-on-one game of basketball against Michael Jordan, 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.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Isn't that genius kid Micah Sanders? Yep, it's him.
  • The Scrappy: Depending on the episode anyone in the Kyle family can be this.
  • Squick: In-Universe - the kids and Vanessa are squicked out when Jay presents her plan to distract Michael with the sexy via a sexy dance out the garage door in the episode "They Call Me El Foosay."
  • Toy Ship: Kady and Franklin.

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