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In the Heck family, middle-age, middle-class, middle-America mom Frankie Heck (two-time Emmy winner Patricia Heaton) uses a sense of humor to try to steer her family through life's ups and downs as she tackles her career goals. Her unflappable husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), is a manager at the local quarry. Oldest son Axl is an obstinate young man; awkward daughter Sue cannot seem to find her niche -- despite much enthusiasm in her attempts -- and youngest son Brick is an unusual child whose best friend is his backpack.

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Brick provides an introduction for "Twilight Zone"-like stories featuring members of the Heck family.
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Worried about Mike's recent change in demeanor, Frankie calls for Reverend TimTom's help; Brick visits Sue at college; Axl and Hutch complain to the city when their house is overrun with ants.
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Frankie is stunned when Mike wants in on one of his brother's (Norm Macdonald) crazy business ideas; Axl tries to prove that he can ride his dad's motorcycle; Sue makes a confession to Brad.
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Frankie is stunned when Mike wears a Hawaiian shirt to a dinner with some friends; Sue accidentally tells Devin how much Axl loves her; Brick becomes overly ambitious while cleaning the bathroom.
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Nervous, Sue overwhelms Frankie and Mike with text messages as she waits for her roommate to arrive; Hutch and Axl deal with an ant infestation; a mysterious bodyguard protects Brick at school.
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Sue's excitement about college lessens when a mishap forces her to cut her hair; Brick's girlfriend wants to take things to the next level.
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Sue worries a series of unexpected events may ruin her graduation; Frankie and Mike are shocked when they learn Brick has been offered a chance to skip eighth grade; Axl is afraid he will lose his girlfriend.
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Mike's incompetence threatens to ruin Frankie's Mother's Day; Mike tells Axl, Sue and Brick to put some effort into a gift for Frankie; Frankie asks the kids how they would differ from her as parents.
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Frankie and Mike's date night is ruined when both fall asleep; Axl and Brick try to invent the next big thing; Sue is invited to the prom by a handsome store greeter but has to figure out a way to leave work early in order to go.
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When Frankie's uncle (Dick Van Dyke) contacts her dad (Jerry Van Dyke) hoping to make amends, Frankie and Mike are caught in the middle of their feud; Sue turns to Axl for advice when she is sent to detention for the first time.
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On his 21st birthday, Axl refuses to come home and help Mike move a freezer; Brick cops a bad attitude with Frankie; Sue receives a job offer.
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Sue is angry when Axl forgets to bring home a sombrero that she needs for a special school photo; Frankie and Mike's attempt at easing the friction only makes it worse; Brick wins an award.
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Frankie tries to help Brick make some friends during a field trip; Devin criticizes Axl's treatment of Sue; Mike worries that he bullied his brother (Norm Macdonald) too much.
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Frankie nervously waits to see if Sue got into any of the many colleges she applied too; Brick seeks peace and serenity as he tries to write a novel; Mike denies singing in the car -- despite multiple witnesses.
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Frankie flirts with Finn, Axl's attractive friend; Sue must take Brick to a sci-fi convention; Frankie's dad (Jerry Van Dyke) asks Mike for help passing his driver's test.
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Frankie is overwhelmed with guilt upon realizing that she and the family forgot to celebrate Brick's 13th birthday; Sue wants to be included in the yearbook; Devin breaks up with Axl.
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The family learns about Darrin's marriage proposal -- and Sue's response; Axl tries to cure Brick of his quirks.
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Brick learns that his quirky girlfriend, Cindy, wants him to kiss her on Valentine's Day; Darrin asks Frankie and Mike for help with a scavenger hunt he's planning for Sue; Axl questions a request from his girlfriend.
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After Aunt Edie passes away, the Hecks board a train to take her body to South Dakota; Axl worries he caused his aunt's death; Sue accidentally sends her college entry essay before it's complete; Brick tries to live outside his comfort zone.
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When Frankie finds an old, uncashed paycheck from Ehlert Motors, Mr. Ehlert forces her to work for a day to collect her money.
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Frankie starts hanging out with a woman who was one of the popular girls when they went to high school together; Mike learns Brick received the Athlete of the Month award; Axl tries to get Devin Levin to go out with him.

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