Frankie suspects that Mike has grown bored with her as their 20th wedding anniversary approaches. Meanwhile, Sue wants her brothers to help her throw a party for their parents; and Brick acts catatonic after Axl ruins the ending of a book for him.
Axl is paired up with Sue for a life-skills project, much to his dismay. Elsewhere, Brick's school therapist advises him on how to make friends; and Frankie and Mike deal with a difficult insurance company when they file a claim for a broken windshield.
Brick is hired to deliver newspapers. Elsewhere, Sue faces the challenges of a long-distance relationship; Frankie is shocked to learn that Mike hoards batteries; and Sue struggles with wearing some complicated headgear.
Frankie and Mike contemplate selling their house when it requires major repairs. Meanwhile, Axl fakes an illness in order to stay home from school, and then pretends he's had a speedy recovery; and Sue volunteers to do a school skit about safe driving.
Sue's juvenile Halloween costume isn't a hit with the boys at school, so she turns to her dad for advice about guys. Meanwhile, Frankie chaperones a trick-or-treating adventure for Brick's social-skills group; and Axl plays a Halloween prank.
Frankie and Sue are cast in a community-theater production of "The Wizard of Oz," but things get awkward when Sue's role is in jeopardy. Elsewhere, Brick invites Uncle Rusty (Norm Macdonald) to participate in Special Friends Day at school.
Sue bonds with her gawky guidance counselor, who inspires her to make some changes. Elsewhere, Frankie's displeased that Mike wants to assemble their new bed by himself; and Brick wants to complain to the U.S. president about student-fitness goals.
Frankie gets Brick to snitch on his siblings, but Mike disapproves of the tattling. Meanwhile, Sue threatens to get Axl in trouble if he doesn't obey her commands; and Mike reluctantly goes to Brick's school for Parent Day.
In the third-season finale, Mike's brother plans to get married at the Hecks' home, but he doesn't run the idea past them first. Meanwhile, Axl and his pals start their own company to get summer jobs; and Brick is mad he can't attend a classmate's party.
Frankie and her sister (Molly Shannon) clash over their opposing parenting styles while spending Thanksgiving with their folks (Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke). Meanwhile, Mike coaches Axl on pickup lines; and Sue gets to gossip with the grown-ups.
Frankie hosts a holiday party, despite Mike's protests. Meanwhile, Sue asks Rev. TimTom to explain Christmas to Brick; Mike struggles to keep Frankie's present a secret; and Axl and Bob clash as coworkers on a tree lot.
Frankie offers a buffet meal to family members who can keep their New Year's resolutions for a full week, but this proves to be a real challenge when the resolutions include Sue trying out for less activities, Mike smiling more and Brick reading less.
Mike's plant is closed for research after he finds a dinosaur bone in the quarry, and he begins to feel like a dinosaur himself when he sees how much technology has affected searching for a new job. Meanwhile, Brick decides to run for school historian, and (more…)
In Part 1 of the two-part fourth-season opener, Frankie gets nostalgic about the summers of her youth. Meanwhile, Axl attends summer school; Frankie wants to know which parent her kids favor; Brick grows a tomato; and Sue attempts to bond with her dad.
In the conclusion of the fourth-season opener, Frankie gets nostalgic about the summers of her youth. Meanwhile, Axl attends summer school; Frankie wants to know which parent her kids favor; Brick grows a tomato; and Sue attempts to bond with her dad.
Frankie loses her job at the car dealership and decides to enroll in a technical school. Meanwhile, Axl begins his senior year of high school; Sue becomes a mentor to a freshman; and Brick gets on Mike's bad side when he's impolite to Mike's buddies.
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