Following a woman named Frankie, and her boisterous family, the Hecks. Her husband, Mike, her daughter, Sue, and her two sons, Axl, and Brick go on what you might call family adventures as they explore life and its meaning. Mike and Frankie Heck watch their three crazy children grow up into young adults.
Just like your family...kind of. Not really. Well, maybe.
Did You Know?
Sue's birthday is mentioned several time as being the 29th of February, which is the Leap Year Day. However, this is impossible. Sue graduated high school in 2015, which--with a February birthday--means she would have had to have been born in 1997. As Leap Year occurs only every four years, and each year is a multiple of four, the closest Leap Years to Sue's birth would have been 1996 and 2000, which would mean that in 2015 she would have turned either 19 or 15, respectively. There was also no mention of Sue's birthday in Season 7, despite 2016 being a Leap Year, though she is referenced as being 19 years old in Season 7, Episode 18, which first aired in March, meaning she has celebrated her birthday already. See more
The interior layout of the house differs from the outside plan of the house. Standing out front of the house there is the family room on the left, then the front door and dining room in the center, then the garage on the right. The inside floorplan has a hall going to the right leading to the bedrooms. To the right is the garage, so the bedrooms for Sue, Axl, and Brick would have to be in the garage. Some scenes do show a small extension on the right side of the house, but it is too small to be the boys room and could not include Sue's room at all. Additionally, the floor level of the house is at least 4' higher than the garage floor level, yet there is no step down going from the front room into the hallway, plus when the door from the garage to the house is open the hallway and the garage floor are at the same level. See more
Written by Jim Adkins
, Tom Linton
, Rick Burch
and Zach Lind
Performed by Jimmy Eat World See more