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Thanksgiving II 

When Frankie finds out her mother isn't coming for Thanksgiving, she encourages Mike to invite his emotionally distant father and brother. At dinner, Bob's new librarian girlfriend shows more interest in Brick's book collection than Bob.

Director:

Ken Whittingham

Writers:

Eileen Heisler (created by), DeAnn Heline (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck
Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck
Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck
Eden Sher ... Sue Heck
Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck
Chris Kattan ... Bob
Norm MacDonald ... Rusty Heck
John Cullum ... Big Mike
Laura Heisler ... Librarian Lisa Gibbs
Jeanette Miller ... Aunt Edie
Frances Bay ... Aunt Ginny
Mike Muscat ... Mailman
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Storyline

When Frankie finds out her mother isn't coming for Thanksgiving, she encourages Mike to invite his emotionally distant father and brother. At dinner, Bob's new librarian girlfriend shows more interest in Brick's book collection than Bob.

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The opening sequence for this episode shows a brief glimpse of the Family Truckster from "National Lampoon's Vacation." See more »

Goofs

During a narration late in the episode, Frankie Heck claims that the Colts won 2 hours after Thanksgiving dinner but in 2010 (when it is set) the Colts did NOT play on Thanksgiving and further, when they did play that week on Sunday, they lost to the San Diego Chargers 36-14. See more »

Quotes

Mike Heck: How'd this happen?
Rusty Heck: Eh, well, I was running the hot plate about four weeks ago and I noticed that one of the cords was frayed. I kept telling myself "Keep your eye on that", but, wouldn't you know it, I fell asleep face down with a cigarette in my mouth. I blame myself partially.
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