The Middle: Season 1, Episode 6

The Front Door (4 Nov. 2009)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Owen Ehlert
Michael Boucher ...
Conservatively dressed man
Jeffrey Wallace ...
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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. Written by ABC Publicity

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Frankie is seen reading a book called "Sell a Car or Die: The Secret to Selling Cars" by Brian Howard. See more »


Frankie Heck: [about the dog costume] Pretty warm in there, huh?
Owen Ehlert: Oh, uh. The heat's not that bad, the stench is what's hard to take. It smells like a rotting carcass shoved up the butt of a rotting carcass.
Frankie Heck: So... pretty unpleasant, I'm guessing.
Owen Ehlert: On the plus side the legs are stiff from dried sweat, so you can black out in here and Bam! you're still standing.
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References Caddyshack (1980) See more »

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The Door Episode!
10 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Axl breaks down the door, his father, Mike, orders him to fix it himself. Until then, the door is down for the count. That means cold weather is coming to Orson, Indiana and Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons making the round to the Heck home. It's not a bad episode! It's actually a very witty episode as Mike tries to prove a point with teenage Axl. What a name? They should explain how they named their sons, Axl, and Brick. Anyway, the door is down which can mean any number of things like breaking an entry, burglaries, etc. but nothing like that happens just a lot of leaves in the fall and wearing coats until Axl gets the message but he refuses so the door is down until he can learn from his mistakes.

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