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Season 2

26 :02x02 - Homecoming

Sep/29/2010
Axl has just made the varsity football team, much to Frankie's delight, and she looks forward to a life-long dream of dressing up and walking him out on the field with Mike during homecoming. However, when she learns that Sue's first cross-country meet is the same day, Frankie and Mike must each make a Sophie's Choice-like decision on which kid's activity to attend. Meanwhile, Mike gets Brick to rake up the leaves in the yard but is thrown when, instead of taking them to the dump, Brick wants to set them free in the forest.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. Ehlert | Greg Cromer as Coach Emerson | Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. Ehlert | Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | John Gammon as Darrin |
Co-Guest Stars: Susie Geiser as TBD | Susie Geiser as TBD
Director: Ken Whittingham
Writer: Rob Ulin

27 :02x03 - The Diaper Incident

Oct/06/2010
While shopping for baby diapers for Sue, who has run out of them on a baby-sitting job, Frankie is completely humiliated when a clerk assumes she's shopping for adult diapers. Meanwhile, after getting on Mike's case to get a physical exam because she thinks men tend to fall apart faster than women as they age, Frankie proceeds to throw out her back and hides it from Mike, who tells her he received a clean bill of health from the doctor; a clueless Sue falls for Axl's friend, Sean, who barely notices her existence; and Brick begins to test all of the age-old urban legends parents tell their kids - such as not to swallow a watermelon seed for fear one will grow in their belly - after discovering Frankie has used these white lies on him in the past.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Blaine Saunders as Carly | Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig | Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig |
Co-Guest Stars: Victor Herminio Lopez as stock boy | Judith Drake as old lady | Judith Drake as old lady
Director: Wendey Stanzler

28 :02x04 - The Quarry

Oct/13/2010
When Axl is suspended for skipping school, Mike decides it's time to teach his son a lesson about life and makes him go to work with him at the quarry. But Mike's master plan backfires when Axl likes the job so much that he wants to quit school and lead the life of a quarryman. Meanwhile, Frankie is devastated when she fears that she accidentally prayed away Sue's cross-country team after it's cut by the school; and while practicing a magic trick, Brick makes the main TV remote disappear - and can't figure out how to make it reappear.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. Ehlert | Greg Cipes as Chuck | Victoria Kelleher as gifted mom | Chanet Johnson as chess mom | Greg Cipes as Chuck | Ethan Phillips as Mr. Stanford | Chanet Johnson as chess mom |
Co-Guest Stars: Jeff Lewis (1) as male customer | Jeff Lewis (1) as male customer
Writer: Alex Reid

29 :02x05 - Foreign Exchange

Oct/20/2010
Frankie convinces the family to host a Japanese foreign exchange student.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Matthew Moy as Takayuki | Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue | Matthew Moy as Takayuki | Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue |
Co-Guest Stars: Dierk Torsek as Reverend Hayver | Steven Krueger as Esteban | Laura Ann Kesling as Dotty Donahue | Toshi Toda as Takayuki's dad | Dierk Torsek as Reverend Hayver | Steven Krueger as Esteban | Laura Ann Kesling as Dotty Donahue | Toshi Toda as Takayuki's dad
Director: Paul Lazarus

30 :02x06 - Halloween

Oct/27/2010
Frankie is excited over being invited to an adult neighborhood Halloween party. But will she be able to get Mike to dress up in a costume, or will he have his own idea of fun? Meanwhile, a melancholy Sue's spirits are lifted when she discovers that Reverend TimTom is back in town and hosting a Halloween church event; things don't go quite as planned for Axl, his friends or their dates as they head out to an exclusive haunted house party; and Brick chooses a unique Halloween costume that is not easily defined.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Paul Hipp as Reverend TimTom | Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | Blaine Saunders as Carly | Jeanette Miller as Aunt Edie | Lise Simms as woman | Julie Brown (3) as Mrs. Norwood | Paul Hipp as Reverend TimTom | Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | John Gammon as Darrin | Blaine Saunders as Carly | Kelly Heyer as Michelle | Lise Simms as woman | Julie Brown (3) as Mrs. Norwood |
Co-Guest Stars: Hunter Allan as Wylie | Justin Prentice as teenage boy | Kody Batchelor as older kid | Terrence Beasor as Mr. Johnson | Hunter Allan as Wylie | Justin Prentice as teenage boy | Kody Batchelor as older kid
Director: Jamie Babbit

31 :02x07 - A Birthday Story

Nov/03/2010
Frankie and Mike are speechless when, on his ninth birthday, Brick demands to hear the true story about the day he was born, which has remained a mysterious Heck family secret. Meanwhile, Axl's new manager at the movie theater turns out to be a conundrum - hot and dumb - which leaves a confused Axl wondering if her hotness trumps her incompetence.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | John Gammon as Darrin |
Co-Guest Stars: Malena Hougen as nurse | Jason Boegh as ticket buyer | Liz Montgomery (1) as librarian | Malena Hougen as nurse | Jason Boegh as ticket buyer | Liz Montgomery (1) as librarian
Director: Ken Whittingham

32 :02x08 - Errand Boy

Nov/17/2010
Brick is sick and tired of being forced to accompany Frankie on her weekend errands and pleads with her to let him stay home alone. Meanwhile, Mike is torn over how to deal with Sue's friend when he overhears her diss his daughter, and with his fellow teammates all growing beards for the football playoffs, Axl tries to grow one of his own - with mixed results.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | John Gammon as Darrin | Julie Brown (3) as Paula Norwood | Jillian Rose Reed as Shannon | Kevin Carolan as Steve | Jeanette Miller as Aunt Edie | Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | John Gammon as Darrin | Blaine Saunders as Carly | Julie Brown (3) as Paula Norwood | Jillian Rose Reed as Shannon | Jeanette Miller as Aunt Edie |
Co-Guest Stars: Frances Bay as Aunt Ginny | Frances Bay as Aunt Ginny
Writer: Tim Hobert

33 :02x09 - Thanksgiving II

Nov/24/2010
Mike begrudgingly invites his brother, Rusty, who is temporarily living in a tent, and his father, Big Mike, who has recently broken his hip, to join him for the annual Heck family Thanksgiving. But when Frankie observes the macho Heck men's non-communicative nature, she encourages a not-so-receptive Mike to engage them in a real conversation and express their feelings. Meanwhile, Brick is ecstatic when he discovers that Bob is bringing his girlfriend, Linda - the local librarian who loves books as much as Brick does - to Thanksgiving; and Sue wants to start a mother-daughter tradition of baking a pie for the holiday, but ends up getting more sliced up than the crust.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Norm MacDonald as Rusty Heck | Norm MacDonald as Rusty Heck |
Guest Stars: John Cullum as Mike Heck | Laura Heisler as Lisa | John Cullum as Mike Heck | Laura Heisler as Lisa |
Co-Guest Stars: Jeanette Miller as Aunt Edie | Frances Bay as Aunt Ginny | Mike Muscat as mailman | Jeanette Miller as Aunt Edie | Mike Muscat as mailman
Director: Ken Whittingham
Writer: Rob Ulin

34 :02x10 - A Simple Christmas

Dec/08/2010
The Hecks count down the 12 days of Christmas with Frankie's parents, Pat and Tag, when they come to town to spend the holiday with the family - much to Mike's dismay. But when Frankie decides that she wants to take the focus off of the gifts and make it a simple Christmas, Pat and Tag have other ideas.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Marsha Mason as Pat Spence |
Guest Stars: Jeanette Miller as Aunt Edie | Jeanette Miller as Aunt Edie |
Co-Guest Stars: Frances Bay as Aunt Ginny | Gibson Sjobeck as littlest Glossner | Kurtis Bedford as Kevin | Frances Bay as Aunt Ginny | Parker James Bolek as Wade Glossner | Gibson Sjobeck as littlest Glossner | David R. Chandler as Derrick Glossner
Director: Elliot Hegarty
Writer: Mitch Hunter

36 :02x12 - The Big Chill

Jan/12/2011
Mike gets mad at Frankie when she inadvertently pays $200 for eye cream; Axl cares for a mechanical doll for health class; Sue and Brick try to repair a hole in the wall.
Guest Stars: Rick Overton as Obadiah | Carolyn Wilson as woman visitor | Rick Overton as Obadiah | Carolyn Wilson as woman visitor |
Co-Guest Stars: Rebecca Ann Johnson as Peggy | Rebecca Ann Johnson as Peggy | America Young as Gap manager | Drake Kemper as Best Buy manager | Michelle Pascarella as Starbucks manager
Writer: Rob Ulin

38 :02x14 - Valentine's Day II

Feb/09/2011
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Guest Stars: Delaina Mitchell as Janice Wagner | Isabella Acres as Autumn Wagner | Blaine Saunders as Carly | Delaina Mitchell as Janice Wagner | Isabella Acres as Autumn Wagner |
Co-Guest Stars: Nicholas McDonald as Joe | Chelsea Royce Tavares as cheerleader | Bob Rumnock as man | Mackenzie Brooke Smith as Megan | Bryce Hurless as Dale | Elle Labadie as Heather | Jacob Bertrand as Jake | Nicholas McDonald as Joe | Dierk Torsek as Reverend Hayver | Alison Sieke as Vanessa | Bob Rumnock as man | Mackenzie Brooke Smith as Megan | Bryce Hurless as Dale | Elle Labadie as Heather | Jacob Bertrand as Jake | Raymond Ochoa as Danny
Writer: Roy Brown

39 :02x15 - Friends, Lies And Videotape

Feb/16/2011
Fearing that a friendless Brick could be missing out on his childhood, Frankie makes it her mission to find a suitable friend for him. Meanwhile, after Mike forbids Sue from seeing an R-rated film, she goes against her father's wishes and sneaks into a movie theater with her friend, Carly; and Axl and his band need a hot chick to appear in their online music video and try to shoot footage of their sexy biology teacher, Ms. Devereaux without her knowledge or consent

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | Blaine Saunders as Carly | Krista Braun as Mrs. Tompkins | Kristin Cavalleri as Ms. Devereaux (as Kristin Cavallari) | Alex Stamm as ticket seller | Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | Blaine Saunders as Carly | Krista Braun as Mrs. Tompkins | Kristin Cavalleri as Ms. Devereaux (as Kristin Cavallari) | Alex Stamm as ticket seller |
Co-Guest Stars: Susan Leslie as Dawn | Andrew Astor as Gerald | Nick Shafer as Arlo | Andrew J. Fishman as Zack | Ginny McMath as Darrin's mom (as Ginny McMath) | Scotty Noyd Jr. as Sidewalk Boy | Susan Leslie as Dawn | Andrew Astor as Gerald | Nick Shafer as Arlo | Andrew J. Fishman as Zack | Kevin M. Horton as student | Ginny McMath as Darrin's mom (as Ginny McMath) | Scotty Noyd Jr. as Sidewalk Boy
Director: Alex Reid
Writer: Tim Hobert

40 :02x16 - Hecks On A Plane

Feb/23/2011
After Sue wins a family trip to New York, Murphy's Law goes into full effect when the Hecks board a plane and fly to the Big Apple.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jessica Wright as flight attendant | Luenell as security woman | Charles Emmett as security guy | John M. Keating as business traveler | Jessica Wright as flight attendant | Luenell as security woman | Charles Emmett as security guy | John M. Keating as business traveler |
Co-Guest Stars: Marcy Goldman as lady passenger | Ayumi Iizuka as airline official | Catherine Kresge as first class attendant | Marcy Goldman as lady passenger | Ayumi Iizuka as airline official | Catherine Kresge as first class attendant
Director: Elliot Hegarty
Writer: DeAnn Heline

41 :02x17 - The Math Class

Mar/02/2011
Frankie once again goes head to head with Brick's third grade teacher, Ms. Rinsky, when Brick gets a D on his math test and Frankie thinks poor teaching skills are to blame. But Frankie wonders whether or not she can make the grade when Ms. Rinsky requires that she and Mike attend a class to test their own math skills. Meanwhile, while begrudgingly watching over their crusty, old aunts, Axl and Sue mull over a plan to accompany Aunt Edie on a search for a time capsule she buried when she was young.

Source: ABC
Special Guest Stars: Doris Roberts as Ms. Rinsky | Doris Roberts as Ms. Rinsky |
Guest Stars: Jeanette Miller as Aunt Edie | Mary-Pat Green as Principal Larimer |
Co-Guest Stars: Frances Bay as Aunt Ginny | Jessica Randle as receptionist | Eva Simone Fisher as secretary | Frances Bay as Aunt Ginny | Jessica Randle as receptionist | Eva Simone Fisher as secretary
Director: Alex Reid

42 :02x18 - Spring Cleaning

Mar/23/2011
Spring Break turns out to be anything but peaceful when the Hecks try to clean up 20 years of junk accumulated throughout the house. But digging through the past leads to some things that were better left forgotten. Meanwhile, Brick opens up a lucrative neighborhood information stand, giving advice on everything for a dollar per query.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue |
Co-Guest Stars: Maurice G. Smith as cop No. 2 | Terrell Ransom Jr. as boy | Jerry Hauck as driver | Kenneth Chang (1) as Teen Driver | Michael Patrick McGill as cop No. 1 | Maurice G. Smith as cop No. 2 | Terrell Ransom Jr. as boy | Jerry Hauck as driver | Kenneth Chang (1) as Teen Driver
Director: Barnet Kellman

43 :02x19 - The Legacy

Apr/13/2011
After receiving multiple warnings about leaving his dirty, smelly socks lying around the house, Mike has finally had enough and punishes Axl by forbidding him to play in the final school basketball game of the season. But everyone assumes that Mike is being petty when they discover that Axl could end up beating his father's record for most free throws landed in a season if he does play in the game. Meanwhile, Sue is ecstatic - but Frankie and Mike are suspicious -- when she wins an MVP trophy for cross-country, and Brick is humiliated when he's forced to wear hand-me-down clothes from his rebellious cousin.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue | Greg Cromer as Coach Emerson | Thomas F. Duffy as Jack Meenahan | Jen Ray as Nancy Donahue | Greg Cromer as Coach Emerson |
Co-Guest Stars: Sarah Rush as Sally Meenahan | David R. Chandler as Derrick Glossner | Sarah Rush as Sally Meenahan | Parker James Bolek as Wade Glossner | Gibson Sjobeck as diaper Glossner |
Featuring: Noah Lomax as eight-year-old Axl | Austin Ryan Lahmon as four-year-old Axl | Jake Watkins as 12-year-old Axl | Noah Lomax as eight-year-old Axl | Austin Ryan Lahmon as four-year-old Axl
Director: Adam Davidson
Writer: Rob Ulin

44 :02x20 - Royal Wedding

Apr/20/2011
Obsessed with the upcoming Royal Wedding, Frankie shocks her family when she treats the event like the Super Bowl and begins purchasing commemorative chotchkies - as well as an expensive HDTV - to enjoy the festivities. Meanwhile, Brick tries to teach Sue how to become an on-air reporter when she decides to try out as an anchor for the school's Shucker News Team, and Mike has a mutiny on his hands at the quarry when he's forced to make cutbacks and takes away the one thing his workers care about - free pretzels.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Greg Cipes as Chuck | Malcolm Foster Smith as Dave | Troy Metcalf as Jim | Brian Palermo as Phil | Shanley Caswell as Samantha | Greg Cipes as Chuck | Malcolm Foster Smith as Dave | Brian Palermo as Phil | Shanley Caswell as Samantha |
Co-Guest Stars: Dyllan Christopher as Andy | Mark Daugherty as Matt | Lamorne Morris as salesman | Jim Blanchette as customer
Director: Ken Whittingham

45 :02x21 - Mother’s Day II

May/04/2011
Mike and the kids present Frankie with the perfect Mother's Day gift - a day to herself. But when her day off goes awry, Mike offers a do-over with the family, which comes with its own set of glitches.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. Ehlert | Celia Finkelstein as Colleen | Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. Ehlert | Celia Finkelstein as Colleen |
Co-Guest Stars: Nick Shafer as Arlo | Floyd Van Buskirk as carny | Rusty Burns as Sandy | Lauren Lapkus as cashier | Nick Shafer as Arlo | Rusty Burns as Sandy | Lauren Lapkus as cashier | Ashley L. Clark as ferris wheel guy
Writer: Tim Hobert

46 :02x22 - The Prom

May/11/2011
After learning that Axl text-invited the wrong girl to prom and plans to solve the situation by standing her up, Frankie and Mike demand that he meet the girl face-to-face in a timely manner to gently break off the date - or face the music and take her to the big event. Meanwhile, Sue and her friend, Carly, try in earnest to fit in with the school's "B" crowd during lunch, and after a successful first show, Brick begins to bore Frankie and Mike with his impromptu one-man plays.

Source: ABC
Guest Stars: Paul Hipp as Reverend TimTom | Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | John Gammon as Darrin | Blaine Saunders as Carly | Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue | John Gammon as Darrin | Blaine Saunders as Carly |
Co-Guest Stars: Mark Daugherty as Matt | Nick Shafer as Arlo | Katlin Mastandrea as Ashley | Mark Daugherty as Matt | Katlin Mastandrea as Ashley