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?
's character Frankie Heck on this show is almost the complete opposite of her character Brie in the movie Beethoven
(1992) (1992). In that film, Brie and her husband Brad (David Duchovny
) were a yuppie childless couple who thrived in their careers as venture capitalists, drove BMW cars, and wore expensive clothing. On this show, Frankie Heck and her husband Mike (Neil Flynn
) have 3 kids, work in mid to low level jobs (with the most career success being Mike's job as a quarry foreman), often struggle to pay the bills, occasionally work second jobs, drive old domestic cars that need upkeep, and wear moderately-priced clothing. 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
Referenced in Family Guy: Vestigial Peter
Written by Jim Adkins
, Tom Linton
, Rick Burch
and Zach Lind
Performed by Jimmy Eat World See more