The Middle

2009, TV Show

Full Episodes(129)

Latest Episode: The Christmas Wall

Dec 10, 2014 Season 6 Episode 9 watch on Hulu (Free)

Frankie decides enough is enough with her family's Christmas apathy.

The Graduation

May 22, 2013 Season 4 Episode 24

As graduation day approaches, tension begins to build between Frankie and Axl when he ignores her requests for answers about the graduation party she's planning for his special day. Meanwhile, Sue hopes that the sixth time's the charm as she once again attempts to pass her driver's test; and during his final days of elementary school, a forgetful Brick is reminded by Vice Principal Dunlap (guest star MARION ROSS – Happy Days) that he's the class historian and is responsible for putting together a slideshow highlighting the last four years of school in front of a school assembly. Note: This season finale episode was directed by series co-creator and executive producer Eileen Heisler.
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The Ditch

May 15, 2013 Season 4 Episode 23

While waiting in line at the power company to pay a late bill and dressed in her lab coat for her new dental assisting job, people mistake Frankie for a doctor and let her cut in front of them so that she can finish her business quickly and get back to saving lives. But when one of those people shows up at Dr. Goodwin's (guest star JACK McBRAYER – 30 Rock) office for a dental checkup, Frankie must attempt to keep up the charade, which leaves her new employer completely perplexed. Meanwhile, Axl discovers that Sue has a perfect attendance record at school and convinces her to ditch a day and live life on the edge; Dr. Fulton (DAVE FOLEY) tries to find out why Brick is so opposed to going to middle school; and Mike and Axl's fishing trip takes a turn for the worse when a distraction causes Mike to crash the boat he is towing, wedging it into a ditch.
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Hallelujah Hoedown

May 08, 2013 Season 4 Episode 22

As Mother's Day approaches, Frankie wants to ensure that Mike gets her something she actually wants for a gift and informs all of the kids of her wish so that at least one of them will clue in a clueless Mike. Meanwhile, Sue asks Reverend TimTom (recurring guest star PAUL HIPP) for advice when she begins to resent her friends' happiness over getting their driver's licenses after she has repeatedly failed the test, and Cassidy stuns Axl with some bad news during the prom.
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From Orson With Love

May 01, 2013 Season 4 Episode 21

After discovering that Sue's life, as defined on Facebook, is pretty pathetic, Frankie creates an online alias (or two or three) and attempts to make her daughter as popular as possible. Meanwhile, after having read Tuesdays with Morrie, Frankie's healthy dad, Tag (recurring guest star JERRY VAN DYKE), coerces Mike into listening to his long-winded life stories on a weekly basis; and Axl and Brick attempt to garner interest in getting a bunch of baby bunnies and kittens adopted by producing a viral video starring the animals in a James Bond knockoff.
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Dollar Days

Apr 10, 2013 Season 4 Episode 20

After successfully graduating from dental assisting school, Frankie attempts to interview for a job but discovers that, when asked about herself, she doesn't quite know how to describe who she is. Meanwhile, when Axl gets his band their first paying gig at the Orson Dollar Days, Sue becomes a 'Yoko' to boyfriend Darrin's 'John' and begins to offer unwanted advice to the group; and when Brick informs Frankie and Mike that he has joined the Prairie Scouts, Mike ends up reluctantly having to lead his quirky troop's camping trip. JACK McBRAYER (30 Rock, Wreck It Ralph) guest stars as Dr. Goodwin, who Frankie interviews with for a possible job. Supernatural's JIM BEAVER guest stars as Brick's not-so-trustworthy Scout Master, Mr. Stokes.
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The Bachelor

Apr 03, 2013 Season 4 Episode 19

Frankie can't hide her disappointment over who "The Bachelor" chooses to marry and ends up moping around the house for days about it; Mike attempts to toughen Sue up when she joins the school's tennis team and continually compliments her opponents during their matches; and Axl and Cassidy try to figure out where their relationship stands after their big fight. The Bachelor's CHRIS HARRISON provides voiceover for the episode.
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The Name

Mar 28, 2013 Season 4 Episode 18

Frankie's sister, Janet (guest star MOLLY SHANNON), comes to the rescue and offers to help run the Heck household while Frankie studies for her dental assisting school finals. But the sheer amount of disorganization in the house throws perfectionist Janet for a loop. Meanwhile, when Cassidy's ex-boyfriend pays an unexpected visit from college, Axl tries to take the high road and not act like a jealous boyfriend; and Sue wants to legally change her middle name (which is also Sue) in order to have a normal name on her driver's license.
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Wheel of Pain

Feb 27, 2013 Season 4 Episode 17

After accidentally breaking the family room window, Axl, Sue and Brick decide to band together and place the blame on theneighborhood bad seed Glossner kids. But Frankie and Mike know that the kids aren't being truthful and put together a wheel ofpain, in which the kids must spin the wheel and land on a consequence, hoping that one of them will break down and confess – puttingSue's "Sue-weet 16 Party" at risk. Meanwhile, Frankie needs to please her no-nonsense dental assisting instructor Mrs. Armwood(guest star JANE KACZMAREK) in order to obtain a prime dental rotation spot.
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Winners and Losers

Feb 20, 2013 Season 4 Episode 16

As Frankie prepares for her upcoming annual tradition of watching the Oscars on TV, she becomes overly concerned when Brick informsher that he's taking a three-day school bus trip to Chicago – worried that his unique quirkiness could lead him to become separatedfrom the group. Meanwhile, Sue wants to find out if Axl's friend Darrin (recurring guest star JOHN GAMMON) has feelings for her.
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Valentine's Day Iv

Feb 13, 2013 Season 4 Episode 15

As Valentine's Day approaches, Axl and partners Sean and Darrin (recurring guest stars BEAU WIRICK and JOHN GAMMON) take Boss Co. to the next level by offering their services to help guys break up with their girlfriends. Meanwhile, Brick becomes upset with Frankie when he discovers that she has thrown out all of the school artwork he has made over the years, Sue is thrilled when ex-boyfriend Matt invites her to the school's Valentine's Day dance, and Mike accidentally sends a romantic text meant for Frankie to a co-worker at the quarry.
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The Smile

Feb 06, 2013 Season 4 Episode 14

While other kids begin receiving college acceptance letters and Axl doesn't, Frankie and Mike begin to worry that their son'schances for a sports scholarship have passed him by. Meanwhile, Sue is determined to prove that smiling is contagious as ahypothesis for a school science project, and a relentless Brick begins pestering his parents for an iPad.
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The Friend

Jan 23, 2013 Season 4 Episode 13

Mike is upset with Frankie when he discovers that she set him up on an adult playdate with a new neighbor who shares the sameinterests. Meanwhile, when the school cheerleaders announce that they're taking over cheering for the wrestlers – thus putting Sueand her Wrestlerettes out of business ¬ a determined Sue demands a cheer off; and Brick makes a lovesick Axl begin to questionwhether he's intellectually stimulating enough for his smart, new girlfriend.
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One Kid at a Time

Jan 16, 2013 Season 4 Episode 12

Feeling guilty over not being able to spend enough quality time with each of their kids, Frankie and Mike decide to dedicate each day of a three-day weekend to one of their offspring. Unexpected revelations emerge when Axl takes them to a paintball range, Sue talks them into an exhausting itinerary consisting of 17 separate activities, and Brick attempts to bring them to a "Planet Nowhere" sci-fi book convention.
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Life Skills

Jan 09, 2013 Season 4 Episode 11

Axl is shocked to discover that he and Sue are enrolled in the same Life Skills class. And things only get worse for the "Ax-Man"when he is assigned to work with his sister on a big class project. Meanwhile, Brick's school therapist, Dr. Fulton (recurringguest star DAVE FOLEY), attempts to teach him how to reach out to his fellow students in order to make some friends; and Frankie andMike find themselves dealing with an unreasonable insurance company after they discover a tree branch has fallen and broken thewindshield of Frankie's car.
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Twenty Years

Dec 12, 2012 Season 4 Episode 10

Frankie worries Mike is tiring of her as their anniversary draws close.
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Christmas Help

Dec 05, 2012 Season 4 Episode 9

Christmas doesn't seem so merry to Mike when he helps brother Rusty (recurring guest star NORM MacDONALD) move some furniture intothe Heck house garage and discovers that Rusty doesn't actually own the items. Meanwhile, Frankie hatches a plan to take a part-timeholiday job in a department store in order to get an employee discount to buy presents; Axl turns the garage with the stolenfurniture into his own bachelor pad; and Reverend TimTom (guest star PAUL HIPP) makes a bold choice by casting Brick in a holidayplay and tasks an overly zealous Sue with baking cookies for the event.
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Thanksgiving Iv

Nov 14, 2012 Season 4 Episode 8

Frankie attempts to do a good deed for Thanksgiving by inviting a couple of Marines (guest stars/former Marines WILLIAM FRANCOVASQUEZ and NICK JONES, JR.) to celebrate the holiday with her family. But with Frankie's parents, Pat and Tag (returning gueststars MARSHA MASON and JERRY VAN DYKE), constantly bickering, the good deed may not go unpunished. Meanwhile, while Axl grappleswith his growing feelings for tutor Cassidy (guest star GALADRIEL STINEMAN), he receives the good news that his foot is healed andhe can play in the big game; Sue tries to track down the thief who has stolen the chicken head off of her school mascot uniform; andBrick becomes mesmerized by a book on the making of the film, Love Story.
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The Safe

Nov 07, 2012 Season 4 Episode 7

Frankie does not make a good impression on the first day of dental school.
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Halloween III: The Driving

Oct 24, 2012 Season 4 Episode 6

Sue accidentally runs over Axl's foot while practicing driving.
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The Hose

Oct 17, 2012 Season 4 Episode 5

A neighbor accuses Frankie of stealing her hose.
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Bunny Therapy

Oct 10, 2012 Season 4 Episode 4

To help Brick, the school urges Frankie and Mike to get him a small pet.
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The Second Act

Oct 03, 2012 Season 4 Episode 3

Frankie goes to tech school to get a real career.
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Last Whiff Of Summer Part 2

Sep 26, 2012 Season 4 Episode 2

Mike accidentally reveals that Axl is his favorite child.
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Last Whiff of Summer Part 1

Sep 26, 2012 Season 4 Episode 1

Mike accidentally reveals that Axl is his favorite child.
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Mike and Frankie Discuss Sue's Future College Expenses
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Frankie Gives Axl Love Advice
Worst Day Ever
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Frankie Gets the Desk Back
Darrin Gives Away the Only Key to His Heart
Sneak Peek: Stump
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