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.
  • 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.
  • Real-Life Relative: 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.
  • 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.