The Middle: Season 1, Episode 20

TV or Not TV (14 Apr. 2010)

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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.

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With Mike's quarry closed, the Hecks just can't pay the bills, so the electricity is cut off. A budget adviser consultation just spells out the inevitable: they need to cut back on 'non-esentials'. Despite the kids' unanimous protest, cable TV is suspended, a choice the uninspired parents quickly regret even more. Axl now finds time to start a rock band, Sue is busy babysitting to earn $500 for a most dodgy fashion model training. Brick seemed OK as he always reads anyway, but is panic-struck when the school forbids nerds like him passing recess in the library, and the playground proves as perilous as they feared. The parents agreed on church bingo with the nasty aunts, but bicker once they win $1,000 there. Written by KGF Vissers

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Frankie Heck: [at church bingo] Look around, Mike. This is our future.
Mike Heck: Actually, this is your future. All the men smartened up and died.
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