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The Smile 

Axl waits to find out if he's been accepted into college and tries to come up with a senior prank, Sue tries to prove that smiling is contagious, and Brick tries to get his parents to buy him an iPad.

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Frankie Heck
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Mike Heck
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Axl Heck
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Brick Heck
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Mr. Glover
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Sean Donahue
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Darrin
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Brad Bottig
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Marcy
Jordyn Barber ...
Lauren Moore
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Ted Reid
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Axl waits to find out if he's been accepted into college and tries to come up with a senior prank, Sue tries to prove that smiling is contagious, and Brick tries to get his parents to buy him an iPad.

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6 February 2013 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Sue paraphrases French neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne and mentions a smile is named after him. The Duchenne smile is one that uses the muscles around the eyes as well as the mouth. It is considered a genuine smile expressing true pleasure. See more »

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When Axl and his friends are on the water tower, Darren loses a shoe. In subsequent shots, Darren wears both shoes. See more »

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Sue Heck: After many attempts with multiple subjects, including family, friends, a Red Lobster waitress, and an unfriendly baby; I, unfortunately, was unable to prove my hypothesis. However, like many scientists before me, I refuse to admit defeat. It took Einstein ten years to prove E=mc2, and if it takes me that long to prove smiling is contagious, then I am up for the challenge, for I believe there are some things that defy logic.
Sue Heck: French anatomist Duchenne wrote that joy is expressed on the face by ...
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