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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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    S3 E1 Forced Family Fun

    Frankie insists that the family go on vacation together before school starts; Mike and Frankie remember their honeymoon, which was ruined by Nicky (Ray Romano), a guy Mike knew in high school.

    09/20/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E2 Hecking Order

    After learning his son has been allowed to skip gym class, Mike meets with Brick's new fourth grade teacher (Chord Overstreet).

    09/27/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E3 Major Changes

    Frankie accidentally commits an act so hilariously horrifying that it sends her on a mini-journey that makes her question everything. Brick becomes obsessed with a catalog.

    10/04/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E4 The Test

    Frankie discovers Axl hasn't studied for his quickly approaching PSATs; Sue tries out for cheerleading; Mike tries to help Brick toughen up.

    10/11/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E5 Bad Choices

    Frankie and Mike consider trading the burdens of home ownership for apartment living; Axl fakes sickness to get out of a test; Sue and Brad put together a skit about the dangers of texting and drinking while driving; Brick quotes Shakespeare.

    10/18/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E6 Halloween II

    When Sue wears an embarrassing costume to a Halloween party, she turns to Mike for advice; Frankie takes Brick's social-skills group trick-or-treating; Axl and his friends plan a prank.

    10/25/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E7 Heck's Best Thing

    Mike and Frankie worry Axl will blow an opportunity that could result in a full college scholarship; Brick and Sue start a texting marathon.

    11/01/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E8 The Play

    Frankie and Sue are cast in a theater production of "The Wizard of Oz"'; Brick invites his uncle (Norm Macdonald) to Special Friends Day at school.

    11/15/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E9 Thanksgiving III

    The Hecks spend Thanksgiving at Frankie's parents' house, but things fall apart when her sister's family joins in.

    11/22/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E10 A Christmas Gift

    Frankie decides to throw a Christmas Eve party; Sue asks the Rev. Tim Tom to explain the meaning of Christmas to Brick.

    12/06/11Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E11 Year Of The Hecks

    Frankie decides that each family member will have a New Year's resolution assigned anonymously.

    01/03/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E12 The Map

    After Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie decides the family needs to start celebrating more milestones.

    01/10/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E13 Hecking It Up

    Frankie is deeply disappointed with her volunteer assignment at the Indiana-hosted Super Bowl; when the Donahues are out of town, the Hecks take advantage of their new car; Sue professes her feelings to Matt.

    01/17/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E14 Valentine's Day III

    Mike angers Frankie on Valentine's Day by refusing to present her with a romantic gesture; Axl struggles with a school assignment; Brick must write a report on love; Sue's boyfriend suddenly turns into a bad kisser.

    02/07/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E15 The Concert

    Frankie vows to get tickets to a Justin Bieber concert for Sue; Mike coaches Brick for the school's annual spelling bee; Axl and his friends try to break a speed limit -- on foot.

    02/14/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E16 The Sit Down

    Sue, Axl and Brick meet with Frankie and Mike to air complaints about their parenting styles.

    02/21/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E17 Leap Year

    Sue wants a big celebration for her leap year birthday.

    02/28/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E18 The Paper Route

    Axl tries to convince Sue that a long-distance relationship between her and Matt won't work.

    03/13/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E19 Get Your Business Done

    After attending a new church, Frankie is inspired by a pastor who wants people to live without regrets by fulfilling their own destiny.

    04/10/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E20 The Guidance Counselor

    Sue forms a connection with her awkward guidance counselor (Whoopi Goldberg).

    05/01/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E21 The Clover

    Brick finds a four-leaf clover that seems to bring bad luck; Axl is shocked when his friend asks Sue to the prom.

    05/08/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E22 The Telling

    Frankie uses Brick as a snitch; Sue catches Axl sneaking into the house in the middle of the night.

    05/15/12Season 3TV-PG
    S3 E23 The Wedding

    Mike's brother, Rusty (Norm Macdonald), invites the Hecks to his wedding, but lists their address as the location of the ceremony; Brick isn't allowed to go to a party that falls on the same day of the wedding.

    05/22/12Season 3TV-PG
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