The Middle

2009, TV Show

Full Episodes(120)

Latest Episode: The Wonderful World of Hecks

May 21, 2014 Season 5 Episode 24 watch on (Paid)

In the second part of the two-part season finale, the Hecks arrive at Walt Disney World and try to stay positive, but a good time is not to be had for all when a series of misfortunes threaten to put a damper on their trip.

Orlando

May 21, 2014 Season 5 Episode 23

After winning a trip in the "Hands on a Hard Body" contest, Sue counts down the days until the Hecks depart on their road trip to Walt Disney World. Meanwhile, Brick begs his parents to take a detour to North Carolina so he can meet his online girlfriend, and Axl anxiously awaits the posting of his final grades as a college freshman, in the first part of a two-part season finale.
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Hecks on a Hard Body

May 14, 2014 Season 5 Episode 22

Sue is determined to win herself a car and enters Ehlert Motors ‘Hands on a Hard Body’ contest, in which the last person whose hands never leave the car wins. Meanwhile, Mike and his perpetually down-on-his-luck brother Rusty (guest star NORM MACDONALD) find time to bond again when they take a road trip to Chicago with Brick to attend his Spelling Bee; and Frankie has to travel to Axl's college dorm to help him locate a missing desk or risk losing her $200 deposit.
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Office Hours

May 07, 2014 Season 5 Episode 21

Feeling that her mind has been turned into Swiss cheese over the kids' neverending demanding requests of her, Frankie sets up office hours in which they can only voice their needs between 5:00-6:00 p.m. Meanwhile, an overprotective Mike keeps a stern eye on Darrin to make sure he doesn't take advantage of Sue; and Brick invites his surprising new friends over to the house for a book club meeting.
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The Optimist

Apr 30, 2014 Season 5 Episode 20

With high school graduation less than two years away, Sue finds herself becoming super stressed out when she hunkers down and frantically tries to earn a scholarship to help pay for college. Meanwhile, upon figuring out that business is down because she forgot to send out all of Dr. Goodwin's dental appointment reminder cards, Frankie tries to find a way to secretly send them out without her boss finding out. After Mike misinterprets a situation and scolds a girl for picking on Brick, Brick demands that Mike formally apologize. And Axl and his football buddy Hutch (guest star ALPHONSO McAULEY) eat the Hecks out of house and home in order it try to bulk up so that they are big enough to be picked again to play on the team next year.
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The Wind Chimes

Apr 23, 2014 Season 5 Episode 19

Frankie pleads with a mean and unyielding Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields).
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The Smell

Apr 02, 2014 Season 5 Episode 18

After being goaded by friend Bill Norwood (guest star PAT FINN) into taking an assistant coaching position on the girls soccer team that Sue is now a member of, Mike becomes the new head coach but discovers that the girls care more about their various personal issues then the game itself. Meanwhile, after discovering that a mysteriously hideous smell in the house is emanating from Brick, Frankie must attempt to introduce her pungent son to better hygiene; and Axl is completely perplexed by a picture Cassidy painted for him as to whether it means they are still together as a couple or broken up.
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The Walk

Mar 26, 2014 Season 5 Episode 17

After bumping into some old acquaintances on a walk around the neighborhood, Frankie and Mike realize that they are more interesting and charming with them then they are with each other and search for a way to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Sue ends up with multiple dates to the prom because she is too nice to turn down any of the boys who asked her; and Brick enlists Axl's aid in preparing an "outside the box" book report.
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Stormy Moon

Mar 12, 2014 Season 5 Episode 16

When Frankie is arrested over an unreturned library book, she thinks Brick is at fault; Cassidy and Axl are reunited during spring break.
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Vacation Days

Mar 05, 2014 Season 5 Episode 15

Brick makes it hard for Mike to relax during the vacation he was forced to take; Frankie is furious when she learns that Axl was in town without letting her know; Sue tries extra hard to please her customers after receiving a bad review.
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The Award

Feb 26, 2014 Season 5 Episode 14

Frankie discovers via a local blog that the quarry is presenting Mike with an award during a dinner for his 20 years of dedicated service. But Mike, not thinking it's that big of a deal, doesn't want to attend. Meanwhile, after being sat on in class by a guy who didn't know she was even in the chair, Sue attempts to put together a plan to get the students more connected with each other; having imbibed a bit too much at a party the night before, Axl tries to track down the mystery girl who left a message on his phone; and Brick thinks he's totally styling in a purple suit and bolo tie that he found in his cousins' hand-me-down box.
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Hungry Games

Feb 05, 2014 Season 5 Episode 13

Excited and hungry over receiving a "squatter's" coupon at an all-you-can-eat buffet, the Hecks head off to church with the intent of hitting the restaurant immediately after the service. But much to their dismay, they find themselves being counseled by guest minister Reverend Deveaux (guest star Keegan-Michael Key) when a family squabble occurs during the sermon. Now, with all of their pent up issues, they may never get out in time to attend their grand feast!
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The Carpool

Jan 22, 2014 Season 5 Episode 12

Principal Barker (Rachel Dratch) asks the parents to form carpools while the bus drivers are on strike; Axl becomes an astronomy expert so he can tutor an attractive student; Mike receives two tickets to a basketball game.
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War of the Hecks

Jan 15, 2014 Season 5 Episode 11

The ultimate prank battle is on between brother and sister when Sue discovers that Axl stole the high school's Thundering Hens mascot head over a year ago, forcing Sue to wear an embarrassing chicken head in her role as the school mascot. Meanwhile, a friendless Dr. Goodwin tries to make friends with a reluctant Frankie and invites her to accompany him to after-work social gatherings; Frankie agrees to attempt to find her dog Colin Firth's owner if Mike tries — and fails — to make friends with him; and Brick tries to muster some interest in a recommended book on Debbie Reynolds.
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Sleepless in Orson

Jan 08, 2014 Season 5 Episode 10

Frankie and Mike start to worry when Brick begins developing irrational fears; Sue is conflicted about Derrick Glossner's behavior; Axl and Sean shut down Darrin's attempt to start a Boss Co spinoff.
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The Christmas Tree

Dec 11, 2013 Season 5 Episode 9

When Axl comes home from college for Christmas vacation, he would rather spend time with his friends than with his family, so he and Frankie must come up with a time management agreement that will satisfy both of them; Sue's severe allergic reaction to the Christmas tree threatens to ruin her holiday; and after it's discovered that Brick lied to the school about his Christmas wrapping paper sales, he finds himself running a mini Ponzi scheme in an attempt to pay back the debt.
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The Kiss

Dec 04, 2013 Season 5 Episode 8

Frankie and Mike’s romantic house-sitting weekend is jeopardized by the home’s technical difficulties, and the bratty neighborhood Glossner kids invade the Heck household.
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Thanksgiving V

Nov 20, 2013 Season 5 Episode 7

Thanksgiving finds the Heck family in turmoil when Axl tries to figure out the perfect time to tell his parents that he dropped three out of his four college classes; Frankie's dad Tag (recurring guest star JERRY VAN DYKE) admits to Mike that he lost a lot of money gambling online and won't be able to take wife Pat (recurring guest star MARSHA MASON) on a planned cruise; Sue is hiding a shocking secret from her discount shopping excursion with Frankie; Dr. Goodwin (recurring guest star JACK McBRAYER) and Uncle Rusty's wife (guest star MARY BIRDSONG) and kids show up unannounced for Thanksgiving dinner; and Brick goes to extreme measures to have lime green Jell-o salad during the feast.
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The Jump

Nov 13, 2013 Season 5 Episode 6

Frankie finds solace in rescuing and taking in a lost dog; Sue actually makes the volleyball team; and Axl calls on Brick for help with his college academics classes.
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Halloween IV: The Ghost Story

Oct 30, 2013 Season 5 Episode 5

As Halloween approaches, Sue holds a séance during a sleepover with her fellow Wrestlerettes and swears that she's seen the ghost of Christopher Columbus and one of his ships; Axl finds himself being hazed by the football team and not allowed to enter his own Halloween party that's being thrown in his dorm room; and the family tries in vain to give Brick advice on how to ask out a girl he likes to go with him to a Halloween dance.
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The 100th

Oct 23, 2013 Season 5 Episode 4

Marking the 100th episode milestone of The Middle, the citizens of Orson, Indiana celebrate the Orsontennial – the town's 100th anniversary. During this momentous event, Frankie and Mike find themselves begrudgingly trying to drive a giant cow float in the parade; Axl, Sean (recurring guest star Beau Wirick) and Darrin resurrect Boss Co. and attempt to make some big bucks by setting up a VIP area to view the festivities; Sue, still crushing on Darrin, tries to make him jealous by pretending to be dating Brad (recurring guest star Brock Ciarlelli) again; and Brick tries to earn himself a place in Orson history by entering a contest to come up with the town's new motto, which will be used for the next 100 years.
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The Potato

Oct 09, 2013 Season 5 Episode 3

After Frankie and Mike are forced to return the church van when it's discovered that their car has been repaired, Sue – who has been driving the other car – begins to freak out because she'll have to start taking the bus again. But when her parents tell her that she could get her own car if she got a job, Sue ends up working as a potato girl at a local mall eatery. Meanwhile, Frankie and Mike are called into Brick's principal's (guest star Rachel Dratch) office and are informed that he has not attended any of his classes; and much to the family's dismay, Axl begins to spend his nights back home when he becomes fed up with having to deal with his horrible college roommate.
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Change Is in the Air

Oct 02, 2013 Season 5 Episode 2

The first day of school is upon the Heck family – and Sue finds herself feeling a sense of freedom she's never felt before, with Axl not around to make her campus life miserable. But Brick, who is beginning middle school and afraid of getting a "swirlie," avoids the bathroom at all costs. Meanwhile, Frankie becomes jealous of Mike when she discovers that Axl calls and returns his texts but won't do the same for her; and Sue's feelings for Darrin (guest star John Gammon) surface once again when Mike calls him over to help fix the air conditioner.
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The Drop Off

Sep 25, 2013 Season 5 Episode 1

On the fifth season premiere, Frankie insists on having the entire Heck family along for the ride, against Axl's wishes, as they drive to his college to move him into his dorm. But the short drive turns out to be an eternity when Sue freaks out after discovering that Frankie forgot to fax in her essay to be a candidate for Junior Peer Leadership Advisor, and Brick proves once again that he can't be trusted when he keeps losing his new cell phone.
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Mike and Frankie Follow Instructions
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Frankie Gets the Desk Back
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