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The Optimist 

Sue frantically tries to earn a college scholarship for when she graduates in two years; Frankie hopes to correct a mistake at work without her boss finding out; Brick demands a formal apology from Mike after a misunderstanding.

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
Jack McBrayer ... Dr. Ted Goodwin
Alphonso McAuley ... Hutch
Brian Scolaro ... Mickey
Ava Allan ... Piper
Michael S. Chambers ... Olson (as Michael Chambers)
Aloma Wright ... Cashier
Thomas Crawford ... Piper's Dad
Traci Belushi ... Piper's Mom
Betsy Baker ... Patient - Mrs. Parker
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Sue frantically tries to earn a college scholarship for when she graduates in two years; Frankie hopes to correct a mistake at work without her boss finding out; Brick demands a formal apology from Mike after a misunderstanding.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Quotes

Sue Heck: [reading letter] "Dear Sue, Due to the record-high number of submissions" - they had so many submissions - "we regret to inform you that despite your wonderful essay" - they loved my essay - "we are unable to offer you a scholarship, but look forward to you trying again next year." They look forward to me trying again next year!
Axl Heck: [to Hutch] Just give her a minute.
Sue Heck: Wait. No! No! No!
[sinks to floor]
Sue Heck: I'm so perturbed!
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Tony the Barber
Written by Gary Sredzienski
Performed by Gary Sredzienski
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