Thru Thick and Thin





Directed By

James Widdoes

Written By

Alyson Fouse


October 17, 2001

Production #



Perfect Dad


He Heard, She Heard

This is the fifth episode of the second season.


Jay returns home from taking care of her mom, and she has put on a few pounds after eating her mom's cooking, and she is continuing to gain weight at home. Michael doesn't know how to 'diplomatically' tell his wife that she's gaining weight, so he goes to the doctor to see what he should do, even thought he doesn't like him, and is told that he has to change his focus from her size. He tries to change his focus, but eventually gives in and reminds Jay of her recent weight gain. Jay thinks that Michael is shallow and says that she should be loved no matter her size, and she reminds him that she fell in love with him for who he was. Michael, feeling guilty, agrees that if she wants to gain weight from junk food, then he will eat and gain weight with her.

That night, Jay has a nightmare in which she is seen carrying a pile of pancakes on one plate to complete a very large breakfast. When she sets them on the table, Michael waddles into the kitchen, his footsteps causing the house to shake. Michael is morbidly obese with a double chin, flabby thighs, and his belly is huge. He complains about using the stairs and says that on the way down, he ate Kady's goldfish, which upsets Jay. Then he wakes up the children using the bacon plate and a pig call. The house shakes again as Jr. and Claire waddle to the kitchen and get stuck in the doorway before squeezing through, as they have also become obese. Jr. has a double chin, a fleshy gut, a thick chest, and a large waist. Claire also has a double chin and plump cheeks, bulging thighs, and her belly is hanging out of her shirt.

Michael compliments Jr. for his massive weight while Jay sighs in disgust, then he playfully teases Claire with a strip of bacon before letting her eat it. Then Claire lifts up her fat belly to show off her new navel piercing, but she can't find it because the ring is lost in her belly button. Then Michael finds his cell phone in Claire's rolls of fat, and then she joins Michael and Jr. at the table. As they eat, Michael and the kids are breathing heavily and stuffing their faces, even fighting over the food, which makes Jay tells then that they should all go on diets. Michael disagrees and shows the kids a magazine with a skinny model that he showed Jay earlier. It disgusts them, and they agree it is better to be fat and eat all they want than to be thin and unhappy with weight. Then Kady enters the kitchen, rolling across the floor due to her weight and saying, "Feed me! Feed me!" over and over. Jay has to lift Kady onto Michael's lap, and he begins feeding her too. Then Jay wakes up and tries to explain to Michael that she wants to be a good influence and eat healthy, and in the end, the problem is solved.


Damon Wayans as Michael Kyle

Parker McKenna Posey as Kady Kyle

Tisha Campbell as Jay Kyle

George O. Gore II as Michael Kyle Jr.

Jennifer Freeman as Claire Kyle