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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.
* 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.
* 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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