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The Middle: Average Rules

After attending year-end school parent-teacher conferences, Frankie and Mike are shocked to discover that Brick may be held back from going to the third grade because the school librarian, Mrs. Nethercott (Betty White), has it out for him due to 31 unreturned books. Meanwhile, as Axl's aptitude test results reveal him to be academically gifted, Frankie makes it her mission to get an overlooked Sue the recognition she deserves when none of her teachers even realize that she's in their classes,

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x24
Production Number: 3X5723
Airdate: Wednesday May 19th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (COMEDY CENTRAL) Nov 01, 2010
BR (Warner) Dec 20, 2010

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (8 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Betty White
As Mrs. Nethercott

Guest Stars
Andy Milder
As Principal Sholin
Greg Cromer
As Coach Emerson
Dale Raoul
As Guidance Counselor
Mary Passeri
As Mrs. Seabrook

Co-Guest Stars
Blaine Saunders
As Carly
Kiva Jump
As Mrs. Thomas
Adrienne Berry
As Cross Country Girl
Main Cast
Patricia Heaton
As Frankie Heck
Neil Flynn
As Mike Heck
Eden Sher
As Sue Heck
Atticus Shaffer
As Brick Heck
Other Episode Crew

CreatorDeAnn Heline  |  Eileen Heisler
Executive ProducerDeAnn Heline  |  Eileen Heisler
Co-Executive ProducerRob Ulin  |  Alex Reid  |  Bruce Rasmussen  |  Mitch Hunter  |  Jana Hunter
ProducerWerner Walian
Co-ProducerVijal M. Patel
Consulting ProducerKorby Siamis
Associate ProducerKim Hamberg
Production DesignerRandy Ser
EditorRichard Candib
CastingDeborah Barylski  |  G. Charles Wright
Unit Production ManagerLeslie D. Waldman
First Assistant DirectorKen Wada
Second Assistant DirectorNancy L. Ventura
MusicJoey Newman
Music EditorCarolyn Bahr
Costume DesignerJulia Caston
HairstylistSuzanne Kontonickas
Key GripDave Loden
Set DecoratorJulie Kaye Fanton
Property MasterJames Torvinen
Supervising Sound EditorDavid Rawlinson
Re-Recording MixerPeter Kelsey  |  David Rawlinson
GafferCurtis Bradford
Director of PhotographyBlake T. Evans
Sound MixerKelly Rush
Makeup ArtistTyson Fountaine
Warning: The Middle season 1 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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