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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Year: 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

30 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.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Cheerleader

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.

Season 1, Episode 3: The Floating Anniversary

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 Trip

21 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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Chris Kattan ... Bob

Mel Rodriguez ... Mr. Perez

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Mr. Ehlert

Alexandra Gold Jourden ... Olivia (as Lexi Jourden)

Scott Michael Morgan ... Chuck
Susan Harmon ... Mrs. Wilkinson

Van Epperson ... Cafeteria Worker
Michael William Arnold ... Obnoxious Kid

Daniel A. Lopez ... Lou

Peter Breitmayer ... Pete (uncredited)

Bob Clendenin ... Car Lot P.A. (voice) (uncredited)

Paul R Grace ... The bullied boy (uncredited)
Scott Sperber ... Car Salesman (uncredited)

Chelsey Valentine ... Kid in Lunchroom (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 5: The Block Party

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.

Season 1, Episode 6: The Front Door

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.

Season 1, Episode 7: The Scratch

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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Chris Kattan ... Bob

Vicki Lewis ... Ms. Barry

Rick Hall ... Officer McCoy

Mary-Pat Green ... Mrs. Larimer

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Mr. Ehlert

Adilah Barnes ... Receptionist

Will Matthews ... Mr. Seifried

Betsy Hume ... Woman

Daniel A. Lopez ... Lou

Brock Ciarlelli ... Brad Bottig (uncredited)

Bob Clendenin ... Car Lot P.A. (voice) (uncredited)

Peggy Lane ... Crisis Worker (voice) (uncredited)
Scott Sperber ... Car Salesman (uncredited)

Derek Theler ... Sound Guy (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: Thanksgiving

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: Siblings

2 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: Christmas

9 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 Jeans

6 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.

Season 1, Episode 12: The Neighbor

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.

Season 1, Episode 13: The Interview

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.

Season 1, Episode 14: The Yelling

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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Chris Kattan ... Bob
Monica Yudovich ... Ellen Craig
Daniel Lewk ... Security Guard
Samantha Adams ... Other Mom (uncredited)
Blake Petchenick ... Neighbor's Baby (uncredited)
Brayden Petchenick ... Neighbor's Baby (uncredited)

Sapphire ... Parent (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 15: Valentine's Day

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 Bee

3 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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Chris Kattan ... Bob

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Mr. Ehlert

Kiva Jump ... Mrs. Thomas

Duane R. Shepard Sr. ... Judge (as Duane Shepard Sr.)

Keith Gerchak ... Announcer

Jill E. Alexander ... Penny
Ryan Agahee ... Sanjit

Noelani Bailey ... Girl Contestant

Harrison Boxley ... Boy Contestant

Gregory Kasyan ... Kid #1

Aidan Miner ... Kid #2
Bonita Dorssom ... Spelling Bee Parent (uncredited)
Scott Sperber ... Car Salesman (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 17: The Break-Up

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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Chris Kattan ... Bob (credit only)

Alexa PenaVega ... Morgan Edwards (as Alexa Vega)

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Mr. Ehlert

Sarah Rush ... Sally Meenahan

Jeris Poindexter ... Janitor (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)

Tim Trobec ... School Dad

Nicole Travolta ... Sasha

Kristina Cohen ... Willa

Azim Rizk ... Teen Boy

Gregory Kasyan ... Greg (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 18: The Fun House

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.

Season 1, Episode 19: The Final Four

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.

Season 1, Episode 20: TV or Not TV

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 Duty

28 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.

Season 1, Episode 22: Mother's Day

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: Signals

12 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.

Season 1, Episode 24: Average Rules

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.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Back to School

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: Homecoming

29 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.

Season 2, Episode 3: The Diaper Incident

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 Quarry

13 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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Chris Kattan ... Bob (credit only)

Greg Cipes ... Chuck

Ethan Phillips ... Chairman

Victoria Garcia-Kelleher ... Tabatha's Mom (as Victoria Kelleher)
Chane't Johnson ... Chess Mom

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Mr. Ehlert

Travis Guba ... Angry Dad

Jeff Lewis ... Male Customer

Dustynn Cerney ... Wrestler Son (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 5: Foreign Exchange

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: Halloween

27 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.

Season 2, Episode 7: A Birthday Story

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 Boy

17 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.

Season 2, Episode 9: Thanksgiving II

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.

Season 2, Episode 10: A Simple Christmas

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.

Season 2, Episode 11: Taking Back the House

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.

Season 2, Episode 12: The Big Chill

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.

Season 2, Episode 13: Super Sunday

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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Chris Kattan ... Bob

Brock Ciarlelli ... Brad Bottig (as J. Brock Ciarlelli)

Pat Finn ... Bill Norwood

Peter Breitmayer ... Pete Miller

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Mr. Ehlert

J.J. Boone ... Nurse

Malcolm Foster Smith ... Dave

Troy Metcalf ... Jim

Potsch Boyd ... Vice-Principal Doyle

Malerie Grady ... Square Dancer (uncredited)

Tammy Locke ... Bonnie of Bonnie's Famous BBQ (uncredited)
Christopher Mason ... Square Dancer Boy (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 14: Valentines Day II

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 her on Halloween night.

Season 2, Episode 15: Friends, Lies, and Videotape

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.

Season 2, Episode 16: Hecks on a Plane

23 February 2011
After Sue wins a family trip to New York, Murphy's Law goes into full effect and it's anything but a smooth flight, when the Hecks board a plane and fly to the Big Apple.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Chris Kattan ... Bob (credit only)

John M. Keating ... Business Traveler

Jessica Wright ... Flight Attendant

Luenell ... Security Woman

Charles Emmett ... Security Guy

Marcy Goldman ... Lady Passenger

Ant ... Little Guy

Ayumi Iizuka ... Airline Official

Catherine Kresge ... First Class Attendant

Wing Armstrong ... Airplane Passenger (uncredited)

Peggy Lane ... Flight Attendant (voice) (uncredited)
Ethan Tudor W. ... Artie Phelps / Coach (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 17: The Math Class

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.

Season 2, Episode 18: Spring Cleaning

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 Legacy

13 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.

Season 2, Episode 20: Royal Wedding

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.

Season 2, Episode 21: Mother's Day II

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 Prom

11 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 Bridge

18 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.

Season 2, Episode 24: Back to Summer

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.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Forced Family Fun: Part 1

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.

Season 3, Episode 2: Forced Family Fun: Part 2

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.

Season 3, Episode 3: Hecking Order

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.

Season 3, Episode 4: Major Changes

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 Test

12 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.

Season 3, Episode 6: Bad Choices

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.

Season 3, Episode 7: Halloween II

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.

Season 3, Episode 8: Heck's Best Thing

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 Play

16 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.

Season 3, Episode 10: Thanksgiving III

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.

Season 3, Episode 11: A Christmas Gift

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.

Season 3, Episode 12: Year of the Hecks

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 Map

11 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.

Season 3, Episode 14: Hecking It Up

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.

Season 3, Episode 15: Valentine's Day III

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.

Season 3, Episode 16: The Concert

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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Beau Wirick ... Sean Donahue

John Gammon ... Darrin

Brandon Scott ... Cory

Jill Basey ... Ms. Tibbits

Brooke Baumer ... Margaret

Bryce Hurless ... Dale
Elle Labadie ... Heather

Nick Bush ... Employee
Alex Alexander ... Woman (as Alex S. Alexander)

Dawn Joyal ... Mother

Mary Elizabeth Barrett ... Signing Mom

Abby Walla ... Signing Daughter

Maddie 'Madeline' Levy ... Young Frankie (as Maddie Levy)

Riley Rydin ... Spelling Bee Contestant (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 17: The Sit Down

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 Year

29 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.

Season 3, Episode 19: The Paper Route

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.

Season 3, Episode 20: Get Your Business Done

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.

Season 3, Episode 21: The Guidance Counselor

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 Clover

9 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.

Season 3, Episode 23: The Telling

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.

Season 3, Episode 24: The Wedding

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.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Last Whiff of Summer: Part 1

26 September 2012
The Heck family summer gets off to a bad start after Mike tells Sue that Axl is his favorite child.

Season 4, Episode 2: Last Whiff of Summer: Part 2

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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Sarah Buehler ... Office Worker

Van Epperson ... Guy with Flag

Hilary Pingle ... Mom

Ron Roggé ... Dad (as Ron Rogge)

Davis Desmond ... Boy
Trevor Hammonds ... Fair Patron (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 3: The Second Act

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.

Season 4, Episode 4: Bunny Therapy

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 Hose

17 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.

Season 4, Episode 6: Halloween III: The Driving

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 Safe

7 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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Jane Kaczmarek ... Sandy Armwood

Rick Harrison ... Rick

Galadriel Stineman ... Cassidy Finch

Cynthia Sophiea ... Ms. Bratton

LynNita Ellis ... Garage Sale Neighbor (uncredited)

Katie Koster ... Dental Student (uncredited)

Laura Kranz ... Student Office Assistant (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 8: Thanksgiving IV

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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Marsha Mason ... Pat Spence

Jerry Van Dyke ... Tag Spence

Jeanette Miller ... Aunt Edie

Brock Ciarlelli ... Brad Bottig

Galadriel Stineman ... Cassidy Finch

Katlin Mastandrea ... Ashley

Casey Sander ... Jack Tracy
Will F. Vasquez ... Corporal Nick Martinez (as William Franco Vasquez)

Nick Jones Jr. ... Sergeant Justin Howard
Brad Bingham ... Roosevelt Player

Frank Crim ... Coach

Danny Finneran ... Roosevelt High Jock
Matthew Berke ... Opposing Football Player (uncredited)
Samantha Kelly ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 9: Christmas Help

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.

Season 4, Episode 10: Twenty Years

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.

Season 4, Episode 11: Life Skills

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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Dave Foley ... Dr. Fulton

French Stewart ... Principal Cameron

Gina Hecht ... Ms. Schaefer
Dierk Torsek ... Reverend Hayver

Bill Chott ... Wendell

E.J. Callahan ... Mr. Flurry

Mary Kate Wiles ... Beth

Daniel David Stewart ... Steve (as Daniel Stewart)

Karan Soni ... Vijal

Julia Max ... Erica

Victoria Park ... Connie

Meghan Falcone ... Michelle (voice)

Nathaniel J. Potvin ... Boy in the Hallway (uncredited)

Kenny Ridwan ... Alan Hung (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 12: One Kid at a Time

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 Friend

23 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 Smile

6 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.

Season 4, Episode 15: Valentine's Day IV

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.

Season 4, Episode 16: Winners and Losers

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.

Season 4, Episode 17: Wheel of Pain

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 Name

27 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.

Season 4, Episode 19: The Bachelor

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."

Season 4, Episode 20: Dollar Days

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.

Season 4, Episode 21: From Orson with Love

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.

Season 4, Episode 22: Hallelujah Hoedown

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 Ditch

15 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.

Season 4, Episode 24: The Graduation

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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Marion Ross ... Ms. Dunlap

French Stewart ... Principal Cameron

Beau Wirick ... Sean Donahue

John Gammon ... Darrin

Galadriel Stineman ... Cassidy Finch

Brian Chenoweth ... BMV Examiner

Jason Nott ... Mr. B (as Jason F. Nott)

Harrison S. Miller ... Brian Morrison (as Harrison Miller)

Paul Bond ... BMV Examiner

Taylor Mosby ... Student #1

Matthew Jacob Wayne ... Student #2

Ashleigh Biller ... Honor Student (uncredited)
Jorga Caye ... Graduation (#4.24) (uncredited)

Marianne Haaland ... Julie Harris (uncredited)
Trevor Hammonds ... Parent (uncredited)

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: The Drop Off

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.

Season 5, Episode 2: Change in the Air

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 Potato

9 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 100th

23 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.

Season 5, Episode 5: Halloween IV: The Ghost Story

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 Jump

13 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.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Brooke Dillman ... Coach Tink Babbitt

Ajay Mehta ... Dr. Nosoop Patel

Dave Allen ... Professor Morson (as Dave 'Gruber' Allen)

Gina Gallego ... Senora Pitts

Tommy Bechtold ... Kenny

Laura Keller ... Assistant Coach Erica Davis

Lori Morkunas Jones ... Mom in Bleachers (uncredited)

Mandy Modic ... Volleyball Player (Setter) (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 7: Thanksgiving V

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 Kiss

4 December 2013
Sue and Brick deal with a group of young house intruders while Frankie and Mike are away house-sitting for Frankie's sister, and Axl and his friends go on a road trip to surprise Cassidy.

Season 5, Episode 9: The Christmas Tree

11 December 2013
Mike is ecstatic knowing his in-laws are not visiting for Christmas. Frankie looks forward to Axl being home, but he has plans to spend all the time with friends. Brick has to sell fund-raiser items. Sue is allergic to the Christmas tree.

Season 5, Episode 10: Sleepless in Orson

8 January 2014
A terrified Brick begins sleeping in the kitchen, Derrick Glossner kisses Sue again, and Axl reunites with Boss Co. for a new job.

Season 5, Episode 11: War of the Hecks

16 January 2014
Sue goes to war with Axl after she discovers he stole her mascot head, Frankie spends time after work with her boss, Mike tries to bond with the dog, and Brick reads an autobiography by Debbie Reynolds for his book club.

Season 5, Episode 12: The Carpool

22 January 2014
Frankie joins a carpool for Brick when the bus drivers are on strike, Axl pretends to be in an astronomy class to impress a girl, and Mike gets in trouble after blowing off Sue's offer to spend time with him.

Season 5, Episode 13: Hungry Games

5 February 2014
The Hecks' plans to eat at an all-you-can-eat buffet are delayed when the new reverend calls them in after church for some impromptu counseling.

Season 5, Episode 14: The Award

26 February 2014
Mike is reluctant to accept an award from the quarry, Sue has a plan to meet new people at her school, Axl tries to uncover the identity of a mystery girl who left a phone message, and Brick gets a new hand-me-down suit.

Season 5, Episode 15: Vacation Days

5 March 2014
Brick ruins Mike's "staycation," Frankie is upset when Axl stays with the neighbors instead of coming home, and Sue becomes obsessed at work with a negative online customer review.

Season 5, Episode 16: Stormy Moon

12 March 2014
Frankie is arrested over an overdue library book, Sue is upset over reverend TimTom's new female singing partner, and Axl wants to talk to Cassidy about their future.

Season 5, Episode 17: The Walk

26 March 2014
Sue goes from zero dates to five prom dates, Axl helps Brick put together an interesting book report, and Frankie and Mike discover that they have nothing to talk about with each other.

Season 5, Episode 18: The Smell

2 April 2014
Mike is suckered into coaching a girl's soccer team, Frankie introduces Brick to deodorant and cologne, and Axl tries to figure out the meaning of Cassidy's painting.

Season 5, Episode 19: The Wind Chimes

23 April 2014
Frankie gets into a fight over Rita Glossner's wind chimes, Axl and Hutch claim a discarded couch, Frankie and Mike are concerned about Sue and Darrin's relationship, and Brick tries to come up with a new idea for a pretzel.

Season 5, Episode 20: The Optimist

30 April 2014
Sue frantically tries to earn a college scholarship for when she graduates in two years; Frankie hopes to correct a mistake at work without her boss finding out; Brick demands a formal apology from Mike after a misunderstanding.

Season 5, Episode 21: Office Hours

7 May 2014
Frankie decides to hold "office hours" for the kids to discuss their needs in order to unclutter her brain, and Mike becomes worried when Darrin starts spending all his time at their house with Sue.

Season 5, Episode 22: Heck on a Hard Body

14 May 2014
Rusty joins Mike and Brick on a road trip to Brick's spelling bee, Frankie helps Axl find his missing dorm desk so she can get her deposit back, and Sue enters a contest at Ehlert Motors to win a car.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Norm MacDonald ... Rusty Heck

John Gammon ... Darrin

Brock Ciarlelli ... Brad Bottig

Josh Brener ... Julian

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Mr. Ehlert

Tommy Bechtold ... Kenny

Keith Gerchak ... Announcer

Joy Jacobson ... Woman
Aaron Jaeger ... Scott

Jacob Melton ... Sebastian

LaFonda Baker ... Contestant (uncredited)

Elliot Diviney ... Spelling Bee Attendant (uncredited)
Beth Horne ... Contestant (uncredited)

Daniel A. Lopez ... Lou (uncredited)
Tj Norris ... Contestant (uncredited)
Renee Pilon ... Partygoer (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 23: Orlando

21 May 2014
The Hecks have an eventful road trip to Walt Disney World when Axl wins a bet with his parents, Sue demands to take a driving shift, and Brick asks to take a detour to North Carolina to visit his online girlfriend.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Dale Dickey ... Sandy

Courtney Gains ... Phil

Teresa Ornelas ... Tanya

Kate Frisbee ... Carol
Misty Autery ... Park Guest
Wendy Bell ... Disney Guest

Carlyn Cosby-Phillips ... Disney Park Guest
Audrey Dempster ... Disney Girl
Jen Dixon ... Park Guest
Omar Elkalyoubie ... Disney Guest

Caleb Emery ... Tourist
Kenley Krey ... Park Guest
Cindy Long ... Park Guest
Grae Marino ... Tourist / Parent
Ananda Milsa ... Tourist
Greysun Morales ... Tourist (as Morales Greysun)
Sherri Piper ... Park Guest

A.J. Pulliam ... Park guest
Andrew Raffelson ... Park Guest

Christian Rivera ... Park Greeter
Amee Suarez ... Disney Park Guest

Bella Whipple ... Park Guest

Keely Wilson ... Park Guest
Jasmine Yampierre ... Tourist

Keith Betts ... Disney Park Guest (uncredited)
Ellen Marguerite Cullivan ... Disney Park Attendee (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 24: The Wonderful World of Hecks

21 May 2014
The Hecks arrive at Walt Disney World in Orlando, only to discover that their reservations and tickets are for Disneyland in California. And their vacation only goes downhill from there.

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Unbraceable You

24 September 2014
Sue's senior year, the "Summer of Sue," begins with the premature removal of her braces. Meanwhile, Axl finally beats Mike in basketball and Brick tries to find the perfect backpack for school.

Season 6, Episode 2: The Loneliest Locker

1 October 2014
Mike and Frankie search for second jobs in order to send Sue to a good college, Sue and Brad produce a play for school, Brick finds some of his old "lost" toys, and Axl raids the house to furnish his new home.

Season 6, Episode 3: Major Anxiety

8 October 2014
Frankie and Mike are shocked when Brick announces that he wants to go to his school's fall dance. Axl has a week to declare his major but has no idea what it should be. Sue attempts to show she's more mature by drinking loads of coffee.

Season 6, Episode 4: The Table

22 October 2014
Frankie decides to buy a new kitchen table online, Sue and Darrin hit a rough patch over a piece of jewelry, and Axl and Hutch create a "fratority" to help pay for house bills.

Season 6, Episode 5: Halloween V

29 October 2014
Brick invites a girl over to the house for Halloween, Sue tries to raise money for college with a pumpkin patch screening of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," and Axl accidentally gets locked in the library.

Season 6, Episode 6: The Sinkhole

12 November 2014
The Heck house once again throws a curve ball to the family when the kitchen sink caves in and drops out of sight, causing Frankie to have to wash the dishes with the outside hose. Meanwhile, Sue is informed that - since Wrestlerettes does not qualify for P.E. credit - she needs to master tinikling (a difficult dance routine for a clumsy Sue) to get the credit she needs to graduate; and after Brick accidentally breaks Mike's lawn mower, he takes Axl's advice to try and play the hero card by taking his dad's wallet then returning it later, thinking this will divert Mike's attention away from the busted mower.

Season 6, Episode 7: Thanksgiving VI

19 November 2014
Thanksgiving for the Hecks at a local restaurant buffet doesn't go well when Sue feels that Mike doesn't like her boyfriend, Darrin, and Brick invites his quirky girlfriend, Cindy.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

John Gammon ... Darrin

Gia Mantegna ... Devin Levin

Casey Burke ... Cindy
Thomas Adoue Polk ... Waiter

Edward James Gage ... Manager
Jaci Pund ... Hostess

Denell Johnson ... Employee

Malakai Carey ... Kid (uncredited)
Trevor Hammonds ... Adult Patron (uncredited)

Jane Petrov ... Waitress (uncredited)

Andie Ximenes ... Waiter #2 (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 8: The College Tour

3 December 2014
Mike accompanies Sue on a college tour weekend. Frankie leaves Brick with babysitters and a school project while she goes to watch Axl play in his first college football game.

Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck

Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck

Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck

Eden Sher ... Sue Heck

Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck

Bil Dwyer ... Super Daddy Pancakes

Brock Ciarlelli ... Brad Bottig

Gia Mantegna ... Devin Levin

Greg Cipes ... Chuck

Grace Bannon ... Ruth

Michael Scott Allen ... IU Tour Guide

Betsy Lippitt ... Butler Tour Guide

Daniel Montgomery ... Marcus

Aliee Chan ... Purdue Tour Guide

Joseph Buttler ... Science Teacher

Ashlee Füss ... Maddie

Tommy Bechtold ... Kenny
Monique Carmona ... Parent (uncredited)
Stephen Connors ... Parent (uncredited)
Theron Harrison ... College Kid (uncredited)
Kimberly Jolly ... College Student (uncredited)

Lauryn Morse ... Student (uncredited)

Kate Parkin ... College Girl (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 9: The Christmas Wall

10 December 2014
Frankie loses her Christmas spirit, Mike unsuccessfully tries to exchange the new family Christmas tree, and a fight over Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer threatens to break up BossCo.

Season 6, Episode 10: Pam Freakin' Staggs

7 January 2015
Frankie gets excited when an old high school acquaintance who won a million dollars on "Wheel of Fortune" comes back to town. Meanwhile, Sue tries to find a unique skill to help get into college, and Axl tries to get date with Devin.

Season 6, Episode 11: A Quarry Story

14 January 2015
Mike gives Sue a job at the quarry, Axl helps Mike's dad fix the sink, Frankie has to work at Ehlert Motors for one more day to earn her expired paycheck, and Brick starts watching old game shows.

Season 6, Episode 12: Hecks on a Train

4 February 2015
Aunt Edie has passed away so the Hecks take a train to South Dakota to take her body to its final resting place.