If you ever find yourself flying over the middle of the country, be sure to look out the window as you pass over Orson, Indiana, home to the world’s largest polyurethane cow. It’s also home to Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) and her, let’s just call them eclectic, family.
As we learn through Frankie’s narration, she and her husband Mike (Neil Flynn) are the heads of a two-job family. Mike manages a bunch of boneheads down at the quarry and Frankie is a salesperson at the town’s last surviving car dealership. Her only ally at work is Bob (Chris Kattan), a true friend who always has her back. They both must deal with the dealership’s obnoxious top salesman Pete and their demanding boss, Mr. Elhert.
At home, Frankie’s teenage son, Axl (Charlie McDermott), likes to walk around the house in his underwear whenever he’s not hibernating in his room. Sweet daughter Sue (Eden Sher) has been going through a bit of an awkward stage for the past 13 years. And young son Brick (Atticus Shaffer) is very smart and very quirky. Or, as his teacher says, “clinically quirky.” The little guy totally cracks us up as he enjoys whispering to no one in particular.