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The Paper Route 

Sue tries to keep a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend when he moves away, Brick decides to take a paper route to make money for night vision goggles, and Frankie discovers that Mike is keeping an odd secret.

Director:

Lee Shallat Chemel

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
Edward Asner ... Ben
Moises Arias ... Matt
Katlin Mastandrea ... Ashley
Grace Bannon Grace Bannon ... Ruth
Jessica Marie Garcia ... Becky
Doug Sinclair Doug Sinclair ... Coach
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Storyline

Brick takes a job as a newspaper delivery boy from the town's veteran newsman in order to buy himself night vision goggles, and Axl tries to convince Sue that a long distance relationship will not work between her and boyfriend Matt when his family moves away from Orson. Meanwhile, Sue tries to adjust to wearing a full-on headgear, and Frankie discovers that Mike has been secretly hoarding batteries for years. Written by ABC Publicity

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Frankie and Mike are in the car delivering newspapers when Frankie said she found Mike's drawer full of batteries while putting T-shirts away the other day. But Frankie had previously found those batteries in a previous episode in which her family leaves her alone for Mothers Day. See more »

Quotes

Axl Heck: What are you doing right now?
Sue Heck: Well, I was going to write out the entire lyrics to "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce and send it to Matt.
Axl Heck: Okay, you're not doing that.
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References The Hobbit (1977) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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