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Hecks vs. Glossners: The Final Battle

When Diaper Glossner is making fun about Cindy, Brick teaches him a lesson. The final between the Hecks and the Glossners begins.

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The Crying Game

Mike is hesitant over his impending promotion, and Brick is facing the wrath of one of Axl's former teachers.


6 Jan. 2010
The Jeans
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 Jan. 2010
The Neighbor
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 Jan. 2010
The Interview
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 Jan. 2010
The Yelling
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 Feb. 2010
Valentine's Day
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?
3 Mar. 2010
The Bee
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 Mar. 2010
The Break-Up
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 Mar. 2010
The Fun House
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 Mar. 2010
The Final Four
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 Apr. 2010
TV or Not TV
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.
28 Apr. 2010
Worry Duty
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
Mother's Day
After another disappointing Mother's Day, Frankie and Sue leave for the rest of the day to visit Frankie's mom.
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.
19 May 2010
Average Rules
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...
22 Sep. 2010
Back to School
Frankie plans to get ahead of the game with her children's school needs, but winds up failing miserably.
29 Sep. 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 Oct. 2010
The Diaper Incident
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.
13 Oct. 2010
The Quarry
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 Oct. 2010
Foreign Exchange
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.
27 Oct. 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 Nov. 2010
A Birthday Story
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.
17 Nov. 2010
Errand Boy
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 Nov. 2010
Thanksgiving II
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 Dec. 2010
A Simple Christmas
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.

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