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A sitcom about a working-class family in the U.S. heartland follows the daily strife of frazzled mom Frankie who, alongside her husband, raises their three kids, the youngest being an outcast at school because of his unusual behavior.

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Adult Swim Season 8, Episode 20 Apr 18, 2017 Subscription

Axl allows Frankie to take him suit shopping.

The Confirmation Season 8, Episode 19 Apr 11, 2017 Free

Frankie and Mike send Brick to a religious camp.

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Brick and Sue Go "Swimming"
01:10 — Sue and Brick try to make it look like they just went swimming.
Frankie Gives Axl Career Advice
01:51 — Axl is nervous about starting his career.
Axl and Lexi Are Dating
01:08 — Axl declares that he's dating Lexi after a classmate drops off a notebook.
The Hecks Versus the Fergusons
02:45 — Mike and Frankie compete with the Fergusons on parenting.

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Wed Apr 26 3:00pm
The Smell(Season 5, Episode 18) FREFM

Mike reluctantly coaches Sue's soccer team and is dismayed that the girls don't prioritize the game over their personal issues. Meanwhile, an unpleasant odor prompts Frankie to ask Brick to practice better hygiene; and Cassidy's painting perplexes Axl.

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Wed Apr 26 3:30pm
The Wind Chimes(Season 5, Episode 19) FREFM

Rita's noisy wind chimes annoy the Hecks, so Frankie begs her to remove them. Meanwhile, Axl covets an abandoned sofa; Brick tries to create a new pretzel snack; and Sue tells her family that she and Darrin have rekindled their romance.

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Wed Apr 26 4:00pm
The Optimist(Season 5, Episode 20) FREFM

Sue grows determined to earn a college scholarship. Meanwhile, Frankie quietly tries to correct a mistake at work; Brick insists that Mike make amends for wrongly yelling at someone; and Axl and Hutch want to gain weight, so they devour the Hecks' food.

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  • Premiered: September 30, 2009
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A sitcom about a working-class family in the U.S. heartland follows the daily strife of frazzled mom Frankie who, alongside her husband, raises their three kids, the youngest being an outcast at school because of his unusual behavior. (more)

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