Frankie locks horns with Brick's third-grade teacher, Ms. Rinsky (Doris Roberts), when Brick gets a D on a math test and Frankie thinks poor teaching is to blame. But will Frankie and Mike pass when Rinsky makes them take a math test? Meanwhile, Axl and Su (more…)
A motivational consultant (Amy Sedaris) shakes things up at the car dealership where Frankie works. With Frankie working extra hours, Mike has more to handle at home, including helping Brick with a school project, advising Sue's ex-beau and getting a pool (more…)
Frankie wants a part-time job at a department store so she can get a discount on Christmas presents. Meanwhile, Mike's brother stashes stolen furniture in the Hecks' garage, which Axl transforms into a bachelor pad; and Brick is cast in a holiday play at c (more…)
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.
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 arranges an adult playdate for Mike, who's angry when he learns what she did. Elsewhere, Sue and her fellow Wrestlerettes fight the cheerleaders for the right to cheer at wrestling matches; and Axl fears he's not smart enough for his girlfriend.
With Axl's classmates getting their college-acceptance letters, Mike and Frankie fret that their son may not be getting the sports scholarship they were banking on. Meanwhile, Sue undertakes a school project that will prove smiling is contagious; and Brick (more…)
Axl and his pals help guys break up with their girlfriends prior to Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, Mike sends a romantic text to the wrong person; Sue's ex-boyfriend invites her to a dance; and Brick is hurt to learn that his mom has discarded his artwork.
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.
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 and Mike eliminate their cable TV to cut down on expenses, but they miss it more than they thought they would. Meanwhile, Brick and his friends go through another kind of withdrawal when the school library is closed during recess, and they're force (more…)
Frankie needs to study for her finals, so Janet volunteers to run the household and finds herself unprepared for the utter chaos. Meanwhile, Axl tries not to feel threatened by Cassidy's ex-boyfriend; and Sue wishes to change her redundant middle name.
The season finale of "The Bachelor" disheartens Frankie, so she sulks about it for several days. Meanwhile, Mike tries to mold an overly polite Sue into a cutthroat competitor when she joins the tennis team; and Axl and Cassidy reexamine their romance.
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- Premiered: September 30, 2009
- Rating: TV-PG
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- 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)