My Wife and Kids
Season 2, Episode 1
Air date September 26, 2001
Written by Don Reo, Damon Wayans,
Directed by James Widdoes
Season 2
Episode No. in Series 12
Production Code 201
Episode Guide
"Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"
"Mom's Away: Part 2"

Plot Edit

While Jay is away taking care of her mother who broke her leg, Michael is left in charge of the house and the kids. They all miss their mother, and nothing Michael does seems to be as good how Jay did it.

Episode Description Edit

The episode starts with Michael walking into Junior's bedroom and trying to wake him up by singing the words "Rise and Shine", he makes noise with a wooden spoon and a pan, he realises Juniors still asleep and he goes to open the curtains for sunlight while singing the words "Rise and Shine, rise and shine, if I have to say it again, they're'll be a foot in your behind. Rise and Shine, come on Junior rise and-" He grabs a very bad smelling sock from Juniors' laundry and smells it, he seems disgusted and he throws it in Junior's face which evidently wakes him up; in shock.

Main Cast Edit

Damon Wayans as Michael Kyle

Jennifer Nicole Freeman as Claire Kyle

George O. Gore II as Junior Kyle

Parker McKenna Posey as Kady Kyle

Guest Cast Edit

Michael James Johnson as Jamaal

Raven-Symoné as Charmaine

Damon Wayans Jr. as John

Michael Wayans as Mike

Trivia Edit

  • Tisha Campbell-Martin does not appear in this episode and a few after this. She was away giving birth to her son at the time this episode was done. That is why she was absent for a few shows.
  • Since Season 2, the actor for Claire Kyle is recast to Jennifer Freeman. Jazz Raycole was replaced because her mother was concerned about the upcoming storyline, of the this Seasons' premiere: Charmaine, one of Claire's very good friends, being pregnant. When the show kept the storyline, her mother pulled her from the show.
  • Damon Wayans hired his son to play Junior Kyle's friend, John.
  • Damon Wayans hired his other son to play Mike.
  • Raven-Symone is the first cast member of "The Cosby Show" to appear on My Wife and Kids. Damon Wayans once stated that My Wife and Kids was inspired by "The Cosby Show".

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