Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot30 September 2009
Sue tries out for show choir with disastrous results. Frankie desperately tries to close a sale with disastrous results. Brick has trouble relating to his teacher with odd results.
7 October 2009
Payments delayed until 2009 come due just as the dryer breaks, Sue needs glasses and Frankie comes within a jelly bean of losing her job. Sue tries out for the swim team with disastrous consequences but a tornado brings good fortune.
14 October 2009
Mike gives daughter Sue questionable advice on handling a crush. Mirroring Newton's laws, growing Independence by Axl and Brick are balanced by codependency by Frankie's aunts. Assured the world won't stop without her, Frankie takes a fifteen minute break, and the world falls apart.
Season 1, Episode 4: The Trip21 October 2009
Socially indifferent Brick didn't bother to protest when classmate Olivia declared him her boyfriend, but soon tires of her 'romantic' demands to the point of despair. Alas, Axl's advise doesn't cut it and Mike is no match for the possessive, selectively deaf mini-bitch either, but Brick's brain ultimately finds a way out. Eager to Sue Sue succeed at something, both parents invest ludicrous effort in helping her win a place on a cheap bus trip to nearby Indiana by selling $3,000 food for the school. When her name is absent from the winners list, teacher in charge Perez is not allowed to 'get away with his error', nor with vague promises until it's too late anyhow. Only once Sue is aboard, non-assertive bad example Frankie discovers the real error, with twisted consequences.
28 October 2009
Brick's teachers tell Frankie and Mike that Brick tested as "socially challenged," so Mike thinks basketball is the answer to help Brick interact with others. When that fails, Mike enters the neighborhood block-party lawnmower contest and discovers that Brick has a talent for souping up machines. Meanwhile Frankie joins the booster club to raise money for new football jerseys for Axl's team, but Axl refuses to give his old one to her.
4 November 2009
Frankie is caught in the middle when Axl accidentally breaks down the front door, and Mike insists that he fix it - which could leave the Heck house wide open for days. Meanwhile, Frankie must sell a car within a week or be forced to wear a dog suit outside the lot, and it's school picture time for Sue, who has never had a flattering photo taken of her.
18 November 2009
When the Heck family goes into a cleaning frenzy in order to get the trash out to a passing garbage truck, Frankie accidentally hits Brick with a beer bottle as she attempts to toss it into a bag - causing a small scratch. But when Brick innocently informs his school that his scratch was caused by his mother throwing a beer bottle at him, a social worker is called to look into the matter - sending Frankie into a panic to give off the image that the Hecks are a picture-perfect family. Meanwhile, Bob must help an uncooperative Mr. Ehlert shoot a new commercial advertising the car lot.
25 November 2009
The Hecks' Thanksgiving plans are thrown into a loop when Mr. Ehlert makes her work a shift at the car dealership on Thanksgiving Day.
Season 1, Episode 9: Siblings2 December 2009
Frankie observes what she thinks are the perfect siblings, and it becomes her mission in life to make her kids stop fighting with one another and interact as a loving family. Meanwhile, Mike contemplates firing Aunt Edie after she makes a costly mistake at the quarry.
Season 1, Episode 10: Christmas9 December 2009
Frankie writes a Christmas letter and comes up with interesting interpretations of the family activities. She gets the lead in the Christmas choir's solo and has to attend more practice sessions. Mike takes over home duties.
Season 1, Episode 11: The Jeans6 January 2010
Frankie buys Sue an expensive pair of jeans to help build her confidence, Mike buys Axl a car to help him impress a girl, and Brick tries to take care of the Aunts' pet dog.
6 January 2010
Frankie summons up the courage to confront the scary mother of the neighborhood bullies after they get in a fight with Sue, while Axl agrees to teach Brick how to play kickball.
13 January 2010
Mike is forced to look for a job when the quarry temporarily shuts down, and Frankie is forced to do all the work as Brick runs for class historian.
27 January 2010
Frankie vows to stop yelling at and nagging her kids if they agree to follow through on their school work and chores without her intervention. Meanwhile, Mike reluctantly takes a night job as a driver delivering snack cakes with Bob.
10 February 2010
Axl has a date, Sue has her first boy-girl party, and Brick is at a sleepover. So will Mike and Frankie have an opportunity to have a romantic Valentine's Day?
Season 1, Episode 16: The Bee3 March 2010
The family takes a weekend trip to Chicago so that Brick can take part in a spelling bee, but Sue gets to call the shots because Mike and Frankie forgot her birthday.
10 March 2010
Mike and Frankie are shocked to find out that Axl is dating the head cheerleader, but what will happen when she breaks up with him? Meanwhile, Sue and Brick become freaked out after they watch a horror movie about zombies.
24 March 2010
Mike gets a pool table so that their house can be the "fun house" in the neighborhood, and Frankie's job could be in jeopardy when a motivational consultant visits Ehlert Motors.
31 March 2010
Mike's once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to the Final Four is put into jeopardy when Frankie's uncle's funeral is scheduled for the same day.
14 April 2010
Mike and Frankie struggle to find an alternative form of entertainment over cable TV after a visit to a financial adviser, but the kids quickly pick up new hobbies and don't miss it at all.
Season 1, Episode 21: Worry Duty28 April 2010
Frankie becomes distressed when Axl gets back together with Morgan one more time and she begins telling him what to do again, while Brick struggles to take care of a baby chick.
5 May 2010
After another disappointing Mother's Day, Frankie and Sue leave for the rest of the day to visit Frankie's mom.
Season 1, Episode 23: Signals12 May 2010
As the Hecks prepare for their annual spring barbecue, Mike and Brick work on their social skills together and Sue becomes infatuated with the pastor in charge of her youth group.
19 May 2010
The Hecks parents must react to school assessments of their kids. Axl scored high on aptitude, so his slacking and poor grades are no longer acceptable, but cramming all night with Mike still doesn't do the trick. Brick may a librarian's dream, the only school kid who truly enjoys reading, mean old Mrs. Nethercott, who luckily can't prove vandalism, still threatens to prevent him passing to the next grade unless he returns all missing books, now found all over the Heck home. Sue is the only school kid without a yearbook picture, so Frankie steps up the search for some activity she can join. the principal opens up track running without time threshold, but even a passing deer proves too much opposition fro the eternal failure.
22 September 2010
Frankie plans to get ahead of the game with her children's school needs, but winds up failing miserably.
Season 2, Episode 2: Homecoming29 September 2010
Frankie's dream of being Axl's escort for the homecoming football game is shattered when Sue's cross-country meet is scheduled for the same day. Meanwhile, Brick attempts to rake the leaves in the backyard.
6 October 2010
Frankie is worried that she is getting old after she throws out her back, Sue has a crush on Axl's friend who is working on a school "project" at the house, and Brick becomes wise to Frankie's lies.
Season 2, Episode 4: The Quarry13 October 2010
When Axl is suspended for skipping school, Mike decides it's time to teach his son a lesson about life and makes him go to work with him at the quarry. But Mike's master plan backfires when Axl likes the job so much that he wants to quit school and lead the life of a quarryman. Meanwhile, Frankie is devastated when she fears that she accidentally prayed away Sue's cross-country team after it's cut by the school; and while practicing a magic trick, Brick makes the main TV remote disappear - and can't figure out how to make it reappear.
20 October 2010
Frustrated with being forced to bribe the kids to get along, Frankie convinces the family to host a foreign exchange student to improve the situation. However, the student shows no interest in anything either.
Season 2, Episode 6: Halloween27 October 2010
Mike reluctantly agrees to go to a Halloween party with Frankie, but won't dress up. Meanwhile, Axl has a plan to pick up some girls, Sue parties with Reverend TimTom and the youth group, and Brick has an unusual costume.
3 November 2010
Brick finally learns the embarrassing story about how the day he was born, and Axl picks up the slack for his incompetent but beautiful new boss at the movie theater.
Season 2, Episode 8: Errand Boy17 November 2010
Brick asks to stay home instead of running errands with mom on Saturday, Mike gets upset when one of Sue's so-called "friends" doesn't invite her to a sleepover, and Axl tries in vain to grow a beard with the football team.
24 November 2010
When Frankie finds out her mother isn't coming for Thanksgiving, she encourages Mike to invite his emotionally distant father and brother. At dinner, Bob's new librarian girlfriend shows more interest in Brick's book collection than Bob.
8 December 2010
Mike and Frankie's plan for a simple Christmas are dashed when Frankie's parents show up and stay for 12 days, spoiling the children and never giving Mike a minute of freedom.
5 January 2011
After they discover that they are treated like second-class citizens in their own home, Mike and Frankie decide to take control of the house away from the kids.
12 January 2011
Mike stops talking to Frankie and Frankie takes a second job after she makes an accidental $200 purchase. Meanwhile, Axl tries to take care of a "baby" for a class project, and Brick and Sue try to fix a hole in the wall.
19 January 2011
Mike encourages Brick to take an interest in football right before the Super Bowl, Sue and Brad enter a square dancing competition, and Mr. Ehlert invites Frankie to a "management seminar," which turns out to be his colonoscopy.
9 February 2011
Mike helps Brick with his Valentine's crush at school, Frankie is flattered when Axl asks for help getting a gift for his new scary girlfriend, and Sue tries to find the boy who kissed him on Halloween night.
16 February 2011
Fearing that a friendless Brick could be missing out on his childhood, Frankie makes it her mission to find a suitable friend for him. Meanwhile, after Mike forbids Sue from seeing an R-rated film, she goes against her father's wishes and sneaks into a movie theater with her friend, Carly; and Axl and his band need a hot chick to appear in their online music video and try to shoot footage of their sexy biology teacher, Ms. Devereaux - without her knowledge or consent.
23 February 2011
Frankie once again goes head to head with Brick's third grade teacher, Ms. Rinsky, when Brick gets a D on his math test and Frankie thinks poor teaching skills are to blame. But Frankie wonders whether or not she can make the grade when Ms. Rinsky requires that she and Mike attend a class to test their own math skills. Meanwhile, while begrudgingly watching over their crusty, old aunts, Axl and Sue mull over a plan to accompany Aunt Edie on a search for a time capsule she buried when she was young.
2 March 2011
Frankie wages war on Ms. Rinsky after Brick receives a D in math, and Axl and Sue help Aunt Edie search for her lost time capsule.
23 March 2011
The Hecks try to clean out their house during Spring Break, but uncover a lot more than junk. Meanwhile, Brick takes advantage of the situation to make some money.
Season 2, Episode 19: The Legacy13 April 2011
After receiving multiple warnings about leaving his dirty, smelly socks lying around the house, Mike has finally had enough and punishes Axl by forbidding him to play in the final school basketball game of the season. But everyone assumes that Mike is being petty when they discover that Axl could end up beating his father's record for most free throws landed in a season if he does play in the game. Meanwhile, Sue is ecstatic - but Frankie and Mike are suspicious -- when she wins an MVP trophy for cross-country, and Brick is humiliated when he's forced to wear hand-me-down clothes from his rebellious cousin.
20 April 2011
Frankie buys a plasma screen TV to watch the Royal Wedding but plans to return it the next day, Sue tries out to be a lunchtime news anchor, and Mike's employees at the quarry try to revolt after he stops buying pretzels.
4 May 2011
Mike decides to give Frankie the gift of having the day to herself without any family for Mother's Day, but they day is disastrous. However, the "do-over" the following week turns out to be even worse.
Season 2, Episode 22: The Prom11 May 2011
The Hecks bring in reverend TimTom to convince Axl to take his accidental date to prom, Brick begins writing plays with his new friend, and Sue and her friend try to get a seat at the "B Table" at lunch at their middle school.
Season 2, Episode 23: The Bridge18 May 2011
Mike and Frankie try to help Brick overcome his fear of a covered bridge, Frankie tries to help Sue find a two-piece swimsuit, and Axl tries to get a lifeguard job.
25 May 2011
With only three days left until summer vacation, Frankie is ecstatic that she's made it through another school year with the family. But her happiness turns to panic when she and Mike learn that Brick needs to write a daily journal and turn it in to Ms. Rinsky or risk not moving up to the fourth grade; that Axl hasn't fulfilled his required 30 days of community service; and that, because of an error, Sue must prove that she never took a sick day from school in order to receive a perfect attendance award at her middle school graduation ceremony.
21 September 2011
When Mike proposes a camping trip for a family summer vacation, all Frankie can think about is the disastrous camping trip they had for their honeymoon.
21 September 2011
While Frankie recalls more bad memories from her camping trip honeymoon, Sue continues to get on Axl's nerves with constant questions about high school, and Brick continues to read about nature instead of actually experiencing it.
28 September 2011
After Axl plays a trick on Sue at school and doesn't come to her defense, a debate ensues over who's really in charge in the family, causing Mike to attend a parent-teacher conference with Brick's new teacher.
5 October 2011
Frankie gets fed up with the kids and leaves to spend some time with her mom, leaving the kids with Mike to figure out what they did wrong and how they can change.
Season 3, Episode 5: The Test12 October 2011
Frankie helps Axl prepare at the last minute for the PSAT, Sue tries out for the cheerleading team, and Mike tries to get Brick to stand up to bullying.
19 October 2011
The Hecks consider moving into an apartment, Axl plots to miss a test at school but still go to a party, Sue and Brad prepare a skit for school, and Brick begins quoting Shakespeare.
26 October 2011
Mike convinces Sue to update her wardrobe, but he is scared by what he sees. Meanwhile, Frankie takes Brick's social group to trick or treat, and Axl takes his friends are not sure if they want to let go of trick or treating.
2 November 2011
In the aftermath of a visit to Axl from a college football recruiter, Frankie decides to try harder for her family. Meanwhile, Sue and Brick find Aunt Edie's ancient cell phone and decide to keep it for themselves.
Season 3, Episode 9: The Play16 November 2011
Frankie and Sue decide to act together in a play, but Frankie refuses to quit after Sue is removed. Meanwhile, Uncle Rusty tries to make up to Brick for missing the special school lunch he was invited to.
23 November 2011
Frankie's parents, Pat and Tag, invite the Hecks to spend a few days at their house to celebrate Thanksgiving together. But the festivities begin to fall apart quickly when Frankie's sister, Janet, and her family also join in, and soon the siblings are at each other's throats over their widely differing parenting techniques. Meanwhile, Mike tries to offer some advice to Axl on how to pick up girls when he witnesses his son trying to impress a pretty mini-mart cashier - and fails miserably; Brick attempts to prove his innocence when he is accused by Janet of damaging her daughter's expensive toy; and Sue is stoked when Frankie, Pat and Janet invite her to take part in their gossip sessions.
7 December 2011
Mike tries to surprise Frankie with a dishwasher on Christmas Day, Sue tries to get Reverend TimTom to help Brick, who is struggling with believing the Bible, and Bob tries to befriend Axl after Axl gets a job for Christmas.
4 January 2012
Frankie randomly assigns New Year's resolutions to each family member, but chaos ensues when everyone tries to live up to her expectations.
Season 3, Episode 13: The Map11 January 2012
After attending Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie begins to fear that the family is missing out on important life milestones and vows to begin celebrating all of them. Meanwhile, Axl accidentally eats Brick's Indiana dough school map project and is tasked with creating a new one, and Sue discovers that one of the boys on the wrestling team has a crush on her.
18 January 2012
The Hecks help themselves to the Donahues' new car while they are away at the Super Bowl, and Sue decides to tell her new boyfriend that she loves him.
8 February 2012
Frankie and Mike decide to celebrate Valentine's Day by going to dinner with two other couples. Sue gets upset when Matt kisses her differently. And, Axl has to write a paper on a life-changing event while Brick has to write a paper about love.
15 February 2012
Frankie helps Sue get tickets to a Justin Bieber concert, Brick is too embarrassed to go to school after losing a spelling bee, and Axl tries to break the speed limit on foot.
22 February 2012
Frankie and Mike decide to stop nagging and punishing the kids and let them begin taking responsibility for themselves.
Season 3, Episode 18: Leap Year29 February 2012
Sue anxiously awaits a Leap Day surprise birthday party that isn't coming, Brick tries to save the social skills group after a girl joins it, and Mike is saddened after a cat he took care of at the quarry dies.
14 March 2012
Sue tries to keep a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend when he moves away, Brick decides to take a paper route to make money for night vision goggles, and Frankie discovers that Mike is keeping an odd secret.
11 April 2012
A new church convinces the Hecks to "get their business done," but the results that stem from their new-found inspiration are mixed.
2 May 2012
Sue bonds with her high school guidance counselor, Mike and Frankie fight when it comes time to buy a new bed, and Brick struggles with the president's physical fitness test.
Season 3, Episode 22: The Clover9 May 2012
Axl is going to the prom with Weird Ashley and is horrified when his friend Darrin asks Sue. Brick finds a 4-leaf clover and it brings him anything but good luck. One of Frankie's aunt accidentally starts a fire. Mike is too soft on Brick.
16 May 2012
Mike gets the unwelcome task of signing up to volunteer at Brick's school because Frankie is stuck at work, while Sue blackmails Axl to get free rides around town for her and her friends.
23 May 2012
The Hecks discover at the last minute that they are hosting Mike's brother Rusty's wedding, and Axl and his friends decide to start their own summer business.
26 September 2012
The Heck family summer gets off to a bad start after Mike tells Sue that Axl is his favorite child.
26 September 2012
While Axl has to go to summer school, Sue tries to create the "Summer of Sue and Dad," and Brick tries to grow a prize tomato.
3 October 2012
Frankie contemplates a new career after Mr Ehlert lets her go, Sue mentors a popular freshman girl, and Mike considers punishing Brick for his rudeness.
10 October 2012
The Hecks get Brick a pet rabbit to help his social skills, Sue tries out for school mascot, and Axl doesn't know which cheerleader he's dating.
Season 4, Episode 5: The Hose17 October 2012
Frankie once again gets on the bad side of an old neighborhood nemesis, Sue discovers that her family is poor when she sees her dad's paycheck, and Brick learns about sex education.
24 October 2012
Sue gets her learner's permit, Axl registers to vote, and Brick's personality changes after eating all his Halloween candy in one night.
Season 4, Episode 7: The Safe7 November 2012
Frankie begins dental hygienist school, Axl becomes attracted to his new tutor, and Sue and Brick find a new way to make money for the family.
14 November 2012
Frankie's bickering parents come for Thanksgiving, along with two special guests. Axl's football comeback may be postponed by a broken heart, Sue's mascot head is stolen, and Brick is fascinated by a new book.
5 December 2012
Frankie gets a retail job to get Christmas gifts at a discount, Mike has another falling-out with his brother, and Bricks gets a part in reverend Tim-Tom's Christmas production.
12 December 2012
Sue tries to set up a 20th anniversary for Frankie and Mike, but Frankie is mad at Mike for not answering his phone call. Meanwhile, Axl gets revenge on Brick by spoiling the ending to his favorite book series.
9 January 2013
Axl and Sue wind up in the same life skills class, a school therapist tries to help Brick make friends, and Frankie and Mike fight the insurance company for a new windshield.
16 January 2013
Frankie and Mike give each child a day alone with them so each child can get their undivided attention for one day, but the plan meets with mixed results.
Season 4, Episode 13: The Friend23 January 2013
Frankie intervenes behind Mike's back to make him a new friend, Brick helps Axl pretend to be smart to impress Cassidy, and Sue's Wrestler-ettes have a showdown with the real cheerleaders.
Season 4, Episode 14: The Smile6 February 2013
Axl waits to find out if he's been accepted into college and tries to come up with a senior prank, Sue tries to prove that smiling is contagious, and Brick tries to get his parents to buy him an iPad.
13 February 2013
Axl and his friends find a way to make money from Valentine's Day breakups, Sue gets a surprise date for the dance, an accidental text gets Mike in trouble at work, and Frankie gets in trouble for throwing away Brick's art projects.
20 February 2013
Frankie has reservations about letting Brick go on a field trip to Chicago, and things become awkward with Sue and Darrin after their first kiss.
27 February 2013
While Frankie and Mike are out, Axl, Sue, and Brick are all involved in breaking a window. They decide to lie that someone else die it. Frankie and Mike do not believe them and find ways to get them to tell the truth.
Season 4, Episode 18: The Name27 March 2013
Frankie's sister Janet comes to help around the house while Frankie studies, Sue decides to change her middle name, and Axl gets competition for Cassidy from her ex-boyfriend.
3 April 2013
Axl tries to win Cassidy back, Mike reluctantly tries to teach Sue how to play tennis, and Frankie becomes depressed over the results of the TV show "The Bachelor."
10 April 2013
Frankie gets discouraged while looking for a new job as a dental assistant, Axl reaches his breaking point with Sue and Darrin, and Mike has a campout with Brick's new scout group.
1 May 2013
Frankie turns to Facebook to help make Sue more popular, Axl and Brick try to make a viral video with bunnies and kittens, and Frankie's dad tries to share his "wisdom" with Mike.
8 May 2013
Sue is upset when everyone gets their driver's license but she still can't pass her driving test, Frankie tells each kid exactly what she wants for Mother's Day, and Axl and Cassidy's prom does not go well.
Season 4, Episode 23: The Ditch15 May 2013
Sue decides to play hooky for the first time, Frankie pretends to be a doctor to skip a line, Mike has a careless accident on the highway with Axl, and Brick refuses to take a middle school placement test.
22 May 2013
Will Frankie and Axl make it to Axl's graduation without killing each other? Meanwhile, Sue gets one more crack at the driving test, and Brick neglects his duties as class historian.
25 September 2013
Frankie becomes emotional as the Hecks send Axl off to college, Sue waits for an important call from school, and Brick gets a new cell phone.
2 October 2013
Mike tries to help after Frankie doesn't get a response to her texts to Axl, Sue gets an unexpected visit from Darrin, and Brick and his fellow classmates are afraid to use the school bathroom.
Season 5, Episode 3: The Potato9 October 2013
Axl is fed up with his college roommate, Sue gets a job so that she can get a car, and Frankie and Mike get bad news about Brick from his middle school principal.
Season 5, Episode 4: The 100th23 October 2013
During the Orson Centennial parade, Mike and Frankie volunteer to drive a float, Sue tries to make Darrin jealous, Axl tries to make some money, and Brick is upset over his town slogan not being chosen.
30 October 2013
Sue has a Halloween sleepover, and during a game, she thinks she sees the ghost ship of Christopher Columbus. Axl finds he is low-man on the totem pole as a freshman in college. Brick is interested in a girl at school.
Season 5, Episode 6: The Jump13 November 2013
Frankie finds comfort from a lost dog after feeling like her family doesn't appreciate her, Axl discovers that he is hopelessly failing 3 classes, and Sue makes the volleyball team so the school can avoid a lawsuit.
20 November 2013
It's Thanksgiving, and Axl looks for the right time to say he dropped three classes, Frankie's dad looks for the right time to say he gambled away their vacation money, and many surprise visitors arrive at the last minute.
Season 5, Episode 8: The Kiss4 December 2013
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