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The Middle

The Middle


Who are our modern day heroes? Politicians? Movie Stars? Athletes? Maybe... But what about the heroes of everyday life? Some of us think parents are heroes, and mothers are often super heroes. Meet Frankie Heck loving wife, mother of three and a car salesman at Jasper, Indiana's number one used car dealership. Frankie is middle class in the middle of the country and approaching middle age. Her super powers? Getting her kids out the door in one piece every morning! Jasper, Indiana is Frankie Heck's hometown a town nestled in between two factories. And depending on which way the wind blows, one day it will smell like snack cakes or another day, tires.

Frankie is trying to sell her first car at the local dealership while her husband, Mike, is a manager at the town quarry. Their oldest son, Elvis, just lost his best friend in an accident and is going through a bit of an identity crisis. Their daughter, Sue, is what you would call extraordinarily ordinary. However, this is not the case with their seven-year-old, Brick, who is different from other kids his age. Brick's best friend is his backpack. Executive producers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline bring you The Middle and its take on life in the part of the country we don't often see. It may not be glamorous or showy, but it's a place where family comes first, and you do whatever it takes to keep your family together. (Source: ABC)
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Episode Info

Next: 5x20 -- The Optimist (Apr/30/2014)


With high school graduation less than two years away, Sue finds herself becoming super stressed out when she hunkers down and frantically tries to earn a scholarship to help pay for college. Meanwhile, upon figuring out that business is down because she forgot to send out all of Dr. Goodwin's dental appointment reminder cards, Frankie tries to find a way to secretly send them out without her boss finding out. After Mike misinterprets a situation and scolds a girl for picking on Brick, Brick demands that Mike formally apologize, and Axl and his football buddy, Hutch, eat the Hecks out of house and home in order it try to bulk up so that they are big enough to be picked again to play on the team next year.


Prev: 5x19 -- The Wind Chimes (Apr/23/2014)


Frankie pleads with a mean and unyielding Rita Glossner to take down her wind chimes, whose noise is driving the Heck family crazy. Meanwhile, Axl and Hutch find a ratty, old couch abandoned on the street and try to figure out a way to retrieve it, instead of complaining to a pretzel manufacturer for skimping on the salt, Brick instead commits himself to coming up with a new pretzel snack idea for the company, and Sue informs the family that she and Darrin are dating again.

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Jan 22, 2014
Season 5 episode 12

Cast
Patricia HeatonPatricia Heaton
As Frankie Heck
Neil FlynnNeil Flynn
As Mike Heck
Charlie McDermottCharlie McDermott
As Axl Heck
Eden SherEden Sher
As Sue Heck
Atticus ShafferAtticus Shaffer
As Brick Heck
Chris KattanChris Kattan
As Bob Weaver (Seasons 1-2; recurring afterward)
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Recurring Guests

Beau Wirick as Sean Donahue (36 eps)
John Gammon as Darrin (31 eps)
Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig (24 eps)
Blaine Saunders as Carly (22 eps)
Brian Doyle-Murray as Mr. Ehlert (21 eps)
Jen Ray as Nancy (21 eps)
Jeanette Miller as Aunt Edie (16 eps)
Katlin Mastandrea as Ashley (13 eps)
Galadriel Stineman as Lucy Howard (12 eps)
Frances Bay as Aunt Ginny (11 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: Returning Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 30, 2009
Episode Order: 24
Akas
• Pärapõrgu perekond (Used In Estonia)
• Pępek świata (Used In Poland)
• Um Família Perdida no Meio do Nada (Used In Brazil)
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