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Thanksgiving V 

It's Thanksgiving, and Axl looks for the right time to say he dropped three classes, Frankie's dad looks for the right time to say he gambled away their vacation money, and many surprise visitors arrive at the last minute.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Bryan Lawrence ...
Louis Vuitton
Sylvia Goldberg
Dallas Nevins ...
Younger Brick


Thanksgiving finds the Heck family in turmoil when Axl tries to figure out the perfect time to tell his parents that he dropped three out of his four college classes; Frankie's dad Tag admits to Mike that he lost a lot of money gambling online and won't be able to take wife Pat on a planned cruise; Sue is hiding a shocking secret from her discount shopping excursion with Frankie; Dr. Goodwin and Uncle Rusty's wife and kids show up unannounced for Thanksgiving dinner; and Brick goes to extreme measures to have lime green Jello salad during the feast. Written by Anonymous

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20 November 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Pat Spence: Are you okay, honey?
Frankie Heck: She's fine. Right, Sue? Aren't you fine?
Sue Heck: Yep! Yep. Super fine. I'm gonna go to my room now for normal reasons.
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Apparently no longer "Family Friendly" Entertainment
21 November 2013 | by (Nieuw Amsterdam (not New York)) – See all my reviews

I was very surprised and disgusted that the writers are taking this show to dark places not fit for kids. I've been watching this with my now 13 y/o daughter for a couple of years and have never approved of all the (for an adult) mildly bad language used nor the references to sexual situations of underage children.

Fortunately I first record the show then edit out what I find objectionable with a video editing program (Freeware version of AviDemux) prior to viewing with my daughter. I take out the mild bad language, but today's show was a new low. There were all kinds of sexual innuendo and one of the characters (a previously unknown ?) wife of Mike's brother was trying to give Frankie's boss a hand job under the Thanksgiving dinner-table.

Really? What were the writers, editors, censors and corporate suits thinking? Its a fairly innocuous show in general, why do these jerks feel they have to push some envelope to foist their immoral lifestyles on everyone outside of Hollywood pervdom ? Unfortunately I could not give this episode lower than 1 on the scale so I left it unvoted. (It looks like I cannot post this sans a vote, so, if it shows I voted this a "1" it was unwillingly.

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