The Middle: Season 4, Episode 9

Christmas Help (5 Dec. 2012)

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Frankie gets a retail job to get Christmas gifts at a discount, Mike has another falling-out with his brother, and Bricks gets a part in reverend Tim-Tom's Christmas production.



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Frankie gets a retail job to get Christmas gifts at a discount, Mike has another falling-out with his brother, and Bricks gets a part in reverend Tim-Tom's Christmas production.

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Frankie Heck: Okay, those are from the J.J. Macky Christmas mailer, and they represent presents to come.
Axl Heck: [gasps] A Camaro? Awesome!
Frankie Heck: Uh, turn it around.
Axl Heck: A shirt?
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The Middle Christmas Help
5 December 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Revered asks Brick at church group to play one of the wise men at the Christmas pageant. Sue also will have something very important to do. She is baking cookies for it. Frankie and Mike talk about how the Christmas money is not good this year and they need to do better next year. They seem shocked when they learn Brick is doing a Christmas pageant. Mike has to help his brother move furniture and Frankie wonders why. Mike then learns that his brother helped him steak some furniture from a police officer when he thought he won a poker game. Frankie gets another job so she can afford Christmas present this year. Frankie learns that her discount will not kick in until Christmas comes. Frankie while working sees all the gifts go away. With all the stolen furniture in the garage Axl makes his own little crib in it. Brick seems to be enjoying doing the play and Axl stole the Christmas tree for his new apartment. Mike is finding the holidays hard and the revered starts to sing to him but Mike just feels more uncomfortable. While at work Frankie gets trapped when he stairs is taken away. Axl then finds his new crib was stripped leaving Mike alone to try talk to god about his problems with his brother Rusty. When the family go to see Brick's performance they cannot help but laugh at how bad he is not really into that much. Sue did not sell much cookies but is invited to spend some time with the revered again. Mike finally is able to forgive his brother while the kids are not so happy with their Christmas presents. OK episode but it was not really that funny for me.

EPISODE GRADE: C (MVP: Patricia Heaton)

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