My Wife and Kids

Season 2 Episode 1

Mom's Away (1)

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 26, 2001 on ABC
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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. Jr. wants to join the basketball team. Michael doubts he'll make it, but when he does Michael has other problems to worry about: Jr.'s friends, who seem to be using him. Meanwhile, Kady is cranky and not even Michael's efforts to make cookies just like her mother's are working. Trying to get a smile from her, he starts to tell her how she was born. Claire's friend Charmaine is spending the night over. But the two have bigger worries when a pregnancy test comes out positive.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • (Michael has found the positive pregnancy test, and is saying he wants to tell Charmaine's parents. Claire asks for time to talk to Charmaine first)
        Claire: Wait; how did you know the pregnancy test was Charmaine's, not mine?
        Michael: Because I know my daughterr and I trust her. (beat) Also, because you told me you were going to wait until you were married to Will Smith.
        Claire: That was before Wild Wild West.

      • (Michael has been explaining to Junior that he probably will not make the basketball team because they are busing in talented players)
        Junior: Dad, I'm going to make the team if it kills me.
        Michael: That's the right attitude. (beat) and I'm going to miss you.

      • Michael: What's different in you?
        Claire: Nothing, I just pulled my hair back.
        Michael: Well, whatever it is, you look like a whole different person.

    • NOTES (4)

      • Tisha Campbell was giving birth to her son at the time this episode was done. That is why she was absent for a few shows.

      • Jennifer Freeman premiered in this episode as Claire Kyle, instead of Jazz Raycole, who was replaced because her mother was concerned about the storyline of the season premiere (Charmaine being pregnant). When the show decided to keep the storyline, her mother pulled her from the show.

      • Both guests Michael Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. are Damon Wayans's real life sons.

      • 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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