The Middle: Season 1, Episode 3

The Floating Anniversary (14 Oct. 2009)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by David Foss

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Mike Heck: Your problem is you're letting these people control your whole life. Aunt Ginny has a son.
Frankie Heck: Well, you know Travis is in prison. And Aunt Edie's kid fried his brain huffing paint. He's literally the village idiot of Terre Haute.
Mike Heck: What about your mom?
Frankie Heck: Mom's in Des Moines taking care of Grandma.
Mike Heck: How the hell long do people live in your family?
Frankie Heck: You do for family, Mike. That's all there is to it.
Mike Heck: Maybe if you did a little less for family, they'd start dying off, and we could take a damn vacation.
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Frankie Just Needs 15 Minutes!
10 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frankie Heck could use some time alone or with her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary. It's not like they are going to Paris or New York City but to buy something for the house. I think it's carpeting but where will she find the time. Her elderly aunts, Ginny and Edie, learn that their beloved dog has lung cancer and her children can't leave her alone. I wonder if this is the same episode where she spends 15 minutes in the ladies' room trying to relax and escape her life's problems. Well, she does get the time. But only to receive 14 messages on her cell phone, where would we be without cell phones? Her kids are trying to get in touch with her and her husband. Somehow the anniversary never goes according to plan.


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