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Season 1

The Middle episode guide


Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes—but we think Frankie Heck, must be some kind of superhero. A loving wife and mother of three, she's middle class in the middle of the country and is rapidly approaching middle age.
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Ep 101 Pilot

Sue auditions for show choir; Brick asks Frankie to come to his class presentation dressed in a costume; Frankie thinks she has finally sold a car.

09/29/09 Season 1 TV-PG L
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Ep 102 The Cheerleader

Frankie organizes a publicity stunt in hopes of saving her job; Sue discovers she needs glasses; Brick starts reading his mother's romance novels.

10/06/09 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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Ep 103 The Floating Anniversary

Sick Brick, lovesick Sue, Axl, two crazy aunts and their diaper-wearing dog thwart Frankie and Mike's romantic plans for their anniversary.

10/13/09 Season 1 TV-PG L
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Ep 104 The Trip

Frankie encourages Sue to fight for her right to attend a class trip to the state capitol; Brick's first girlfriend turns out to be a bit bossy.

10/20/09 Season 1 TV-PG D
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Ep 105 The Block Party

When Brick's teachers determine that he is socially challenged, Mike involves him in various activities, eventually settling on the block-party lawn-mower contest.

10/27/09 Season 1 TV-PG
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Ep 106 The Front Door

Axl accidentally breaks down the front door and Mike insists he fix it; Frankie may be forced to wear a dog suit.

11/03/09 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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Ep 107 The Scratch

An accident leads to a visit from a social worker; Bob tries to help Mr. Ehlert shoot a commercial.

11/17/09 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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Ep 108 Thanksgiving

Mr. Ehlert forces the staff to work on Thanksgiving; Brick gets lost in a corn maze.

11/24/09 Season 1 TV-PG L
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Ep 109 Siblings

Frankie tries to stop her kids from fighting with one another; Mike considers firing Aunt Edie when she makes a costly mistake.

12/01/09 Season 1 TV-PG L
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Ep 110 Christmas

Mike offers to organize the Heck family Christmas so that Frankie can focus on rehearsing for her solo in the midnight Mass.

12/08/09 Season 1 TV-PG L
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Ep 111 The Jeans

Sue wants an expensive pair of jeans in order to fit in with her peers; Frankie and Mike let Brick take care of Aunt Edie and Aunt Ginny's dog for a few days.

01/05/10 Season 1 TV-PG
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Ep 113 The Interview

Mike discovers a dinosaur bone in the in the quarry at work; Brick decides to run for school historian.

01/12/10 Season 1 TV-PG L
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Ep 114 The Yelling

Frankie vows to stop yelling at the kids if they start following through on their schoolwork and chores; Mike takes a night job as a driver delivering snack cakes.

01/26/10 Season 1 TV-PG
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Ep 116 The Bee

Mike helps Brick train for a regional spelling bee; Sue's birthday is forgotten.

03/02/10 Season 1 TV-PG
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Ep 117 The Break Up

Axl is heartbroken when his girlfriend (Alexa Vega) breaks up with him; Sue and Brick watch a scary movie.

03/09/10 Season 1 TV-PG
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Ep 118 The Fun House

Frankie worries about her job when a motivational consultant (Amy Sedaris) is asked to speak to the sales staff; Mike gives advice to Sue's ex-boyfriend and helps Brick with a school project.

03/23/10 Season 1 TV-PG D, L
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Ep 119 The Final Four

Mike receives tickets to a basketball game that falls on the day of the funeral of Frankie's uncle; Brick tries to avoid a birthday party.

03/30/10 Season 1 TV-PG
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Ep 120 Tv Or Not Tv

Mike and Frankie decide to cut unnecessary expenses, including their cable TV; Brick and his fellow socially challenged friends are forced to socialize during recess.

04/13/10 Season 1 TV-PG L
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Ep 121 Worry Duty

Frankie worries that Axl will be heartbroken when his on-again and off-again girlfriend re-enters his life; Brick must watch over a baby chick for a school project.

04/27/10 Season 1 TV-PG V
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Ep 122 Mother's Day

Frankie does more for Mike and the kids and less for herself on Mother's Day; Sue feels guilty when she steals a motivational magnet from a store.

05/04/10 Season 1 TV-PG D
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Ep 123 Signals

Mike decides that he and Brick should be more social at the Heck family barbecue; Axl sets out to clean the family pool to entice girls to stop by for a swim.

05/11/10 Season 1 TV-PG V
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Ep 124 Average Rules

Frankie and Mike find out that Brick may be held back a grade because of the school librarian (Betty White); an aptitude test reveals Axl to be academically gifted.

05/18/10 Season 1 TV-PG
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