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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.
A therapist advises the Hecks to get a pet for Brick so he can develop his bonding skills, but the family wind up with a malicious rabbit. Meanwhile, Axl dates two cheerleaders at once; and Sue sets her sights on becoming the school mascot.
An angry Rita claims Frankie stole her garden hose. Meanwhile, Sue discovers her dad takes home a small salary, so she cancels her class trip to save money; and Axl provides detailed supplemental information to the sex education Brick learns in school.
Sue begins learning how to drive and injures Axl's foot, jeopardizing his ability to play football. Meanwhile, Brick has a surprising reaction to overindulging in Halloween candy; and Axl prepares to vote for the first time.
Marines are guests at the Hecks' Thanksgiving dinner, which is filled with squabbling thanks to Frankie's folks. Meanwhile, Axl fights his growing attraction to his tutor; and Sue searches for the bandit who snatched part of her mascot costume.
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…)
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.
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 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 and Mike spend an entire day with each kid over a three-day weekend, and their activities include visiting a paintball range with Axl, completing a 17-point itinerary with Sue and attending a sci-fi book convention with Brick.
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…)
The kids lie about breaking a window, so Frankie and Mike try to yield a confession by making them spin a wheel filled with consequences. Meanwhile, Frankie attempts to win over her teacher in order to land a favorable spot on a dental rotation.
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.
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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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