The Hecks consider moving into an apartment, Axl plots to miss a test at school but still go to a party, Sue and Brad prepare a skit for school, and Brick begins quoting Shakespeare.



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As the Heck home begins to literally fall apart, Frankie and Mike consider leaving home ownership behind and moving the family to an apartment. Meanwhile, Axl tries to fake Frankie out by pretending that he's sick in order to get out of taking a school test - and must later convince her that he's well enough to attend a party that evening; Sue and her ex-sort-of-boyfriend, Brad, volunteer to prepare a school skit about showing the dangers of texting and drinking while driving; and Brick tries to offer a little bit of levity by spouting off Shakespearian quotes. Written by ABC Publicity

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19 October 2011 (USA)  »

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In one scene, Axl mentions the TV series "Matlock." Patricia Heaton appeared in a fifth season episode of "Matlock" entitled, 'The Brothers.' See more »


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Axl Heck: Schmula. It's our sacred day of remembrance.
Senora Porter: You're Jewish?
Axl Heck: I don't think it's legal for you to ask me that.
Senora Porter: Okay. Then why does being Jewish preclude you from taking the test?
Axl Heck: If I get what "preclude" means, Schmula is our day of silence in honor of the harvest.
Senora Porter: In that case, Senor Heck, I'd be willing to come in on Saturday, and you can make up the test then.
Axl Heck: Thank you for accommodating me, but, unfortunately, I have to go to a funeral.
Senora Porter: I'm sorry to hear that. Who died?
Axl Heck: My aunt. Her name's ...
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References Action Jackson (1988) See more »

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