The Middle: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (30 Sep. 2009)

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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.

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Mike Heck remains imperturbable, whether another Orson, Indiana quarry employee is hurt in an explosion or his family goes trough even more drama. Firstborn son Axl is just in an arrogant self-contained phase, barely prepared to put on more then his boxers, let alone join. Lastborn Brick is weirder already and his class's favorite target, as his teacher warns the defensive parents. Sister Sue is just an utter screwup, her only success, admission to the school's lame show choir, turning into the worst, public humiliation. She's most like mother Frankie, who despite utterly neglecting the household is near dismissal for never selling a single car at the dealership, and nearly succeeding proves even worse. Written by KGF Vissers

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Although Frankie's aunts, Ginny and Edie, are not introduced in the pilot, Edie can be seen sitting behind the family at the choir performance. See more »

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Sue Heck: Mom, Dad... Are you guys disappointed in me, you know, 'cause I never make anything?
Mike Heck: Oh, sure, I'm disappointed, hon. This is like the twelfth thing you've tried out for. I mean, I love not having to go to the events.
[chuckles]
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10 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Patricia Heaton shines as Frances "Frankie" Heck, a working mother of three and wife to Mike Heck who works at the Quarry in Orson, Indiana. They live in the Middle of America maybe not exactly but not in California or New York. Unlike Debra Barone, Heaton really comes alive as Frankie. She's no second bananas. This is her show and her co-star Neil Flynn who plays Mike, her husband, does a brilliant job as well. The cast also has Saturday Night Live's alum Chris Kattan as her co-worker and friend. Brian Doyle-Murray plays her terrible boss, Mr. Ehlert, who owns a car dealership where Kattan and Frankie work at. He makes them work Thanksgiving. The show doesn't have an audience or old style format but you can't help but laughing at the silliness. Her youngest son, Brick, is unusual. Her 13 year old daughter Sue is awkward, forgettable, and shy but with a heart of gold. Her teenage son, Axl, needs to wear a shirt. Watch this show please!


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