History Series / TheMiddle

21st Apr '17 4:45:10 PM NOYB
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* PapaWolf: Mike has this towards his children; especially towards his daughter, Sue. An example of this would be in season one's Valentine's Day.

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* PapaWolf: Mike has this towards his children; especially towards his daughter, Sue. An example of this would be in season one's Season One's Valentine's Day.
20th Apr '17 10:56:00 AM futuremoviewriter
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** Practically all their kisses in "The Confirmation" are this, given the sneaking around and dramatic gripping they do to each other.
12th Apr '17 1:07:25 PM futuremoviewriter
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* TheBigDamnKiss: At the end of "The Par-tay" and after nearly a season of UST, Axl and Lexie's RelationshipUpgrade finally occurs when Axl shows up to the apartment and kisses Lexie almost immediately after she answers the door.
12th Apr '17 12:05:37 PM futuremoviewriter
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* RelationshipUpgrade:

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* RelationshipUpgrade:RelationshipUpgrade: Axl and Lexie, after being briefly [[ShipTease ship teased]] with their first encounter in Season 7 and then ship teased [[UpToEleven HARD]] in five episodes of Season 8 spread across 17, finally got this without warning by the end of the season's episode 18.



* ShipTease: The first encounter Axl and Lexie have in Season 7's "Crushed" is certainly this. The Season 7 finale teases Axl meeting "the love of his life" and many suspecting that it was referring to Lexie. It becomes even heavier with each encounter after that too in Season 8.

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* ShipTease: The first encounter Axl and Lexie have in Season 7's "Crushed" is certainly this. The Season 7 finale teases Axl meeting "the love of his life" and many suspecting that it was referring to Lexie. It becomes even heavier with each encounter after that too in Season 8. There are those who even considered the idea of her being with Axl when she was first introduced and became friends with Sue. And the two hadn't even shared an interaction yet at that point!
12th Apr '17 11:57:08 AM futuremoviewriter
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Weird Ashley to Axl

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Weird Ashley to AxlAxl.
** Axl jokes about Lexie being one to him at first, saying things like she keeps staring at him and throwing herself at him even though he's with April when she's actually just standing there looking puzzled.
*** In actuality, he's this to her as this is his way of stealthily flirting with her while still being loyal to his girlfriend.


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* LoveAtFirstSight: Axl immediately wants to personally introduce himself the first time he encounters Sue's roommate Lexie and on her end, she's looking intently at him when he first comes in, does attempt to shake his hand when he extends it and at that is also shown to be flattered when he says that if he wanted to date her, he'd have no problem winning her over with how irresistible he is.


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* RelationshipUpgrade:


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* ShipTease: The first encounter Axl and Lexie have in Season 7's "Crushed" is certainly this. The Season 7 finale teases Axl meeting "the love of his life" and many suspecting that it was referring to Lexie. It becomes even heavier with each encounter after that too in Season 8.
10th Apr '17 10:45:18 PM futuremoviewriter
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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Axl and Lexie had this to irritating levels. [[spoiler:Well, at least until "The Par-tay" when Axl (having learned about Lexie's feelings for him two episodes prior), goes to her and reveals that he feels the same way]].
10th Apr '17 10:33:14 PM futuremoviewriter
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Axl and Lexie are this. He teased her with the idea of her being interested in him while showing a thinly veiled interest in her, she'd shut him down and then it turned out, he was right all along about her reciprocating. She only thought he was just enjoying trying to make her uncomfortable, until it turned out [[spoiler:he truly did have feelings for her all along]].
11th Feb '17 9:32:09 PM ElatedReynard
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** In season six, Brad is finally about to come out but Sue simply says, "I know" and hugs him.

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** In season six, seven, Brad is finally about to come out but Sue simply says, "I know" and hugs him.



* CampStraight: Brad, on the off chance the entire Heck family (save for Sue) is wrong.



** Sue seems to be becoming even more hopelessly naive and clueless than ever in recent episodes, to the point of ridiculousness (especially in "Halloween III," when she becomes so nervous about driving that she accidentally runs over Axl's foot and potentially ruins his football scholarship). RuleOfFunny aside, Sue has not shown very much depth or personality change, and some are finding her perpetual quirkiness stale - not to mention fast becoming unrealistic (underbite-crossbite, anyone?)

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** Sue seems to be becoming even more hopelessly naive and clueless than ever in recent episodes, to the point of ridiculousness (especially in "Halloween III," when she becomes so nervous about driving that she accidentally runs over Axl's foot and potentially ruins his football scholarship). RuleOfFunny aside, Sue has not shown very much depth or personality change, and some are finding her perpetual quirkiness enthusiasm stale - not to mention fast becoming unrealistic (underbite-crossbite, anyone?)



* FunnyForeigner: Subverted in "Foreign Exchange". The Japanese exchange student who comes to stay with the Hecks has zero personality and says almost nothing to the family the entire time. Only when he returns home and a brief shot of him with his Japanese family is shown in TheTag, is it revealed that he's basically a sullen teenager with some of the same personality quirks as Axl and Brick.

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* FunnyForeigner: Subverted in "Foreign Exchange". The Japanese exchange student who comes to stay with the Hecks has zero personality and says almost nothing to the family the entire time. Only when he returns home and a brief shot of him with his Japanese family is shown in TheTag, is it revealed that he's basically a sullen teenager with some of the same personality quirks traits as Axl and Brick.
9th Jan '17 7:47:20 AM phylos
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Along with ''Series/ModernFamily'', it was ''the'' break-out comedy of the 2009 television season (though ''Modern Family'' tends to get [[SpotlightStealingSquad all of the entertainment media attention,]] rightfully so).

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Along with ''Series/ModernFamily'', it was ''the'' break-out comedy of the 2009 television season (though ''Modern Family'' tends to get [[SpotlightStealingSquad all of the entertainment media attention,]] rightfully so).
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13th Dec '16 5:26:33 PM MegaMarioMan
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* [[AmbiguouslyGay Ambiguously Camp Gay]]: Sue's temporary boyfriend, Brad, whose talents include square dancing, embroidery, and making centerpieces out of everyday objects. Mike and Frankie have their suspicions, but Sue and Brad are both oblivious of that fact (they broke up because Sue found out that Brad was a smoker).

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* [[AmbiguouslyGay Ambiguously Camp Gay]]: AmbiguouslyGay: Sue's temporary boyfriend, Brad, whose talents include square dancing, embroidery, and making centerpieces out of everyday objects. Mike and Frankie have their suspicions, but Sue and Brad are both oblivious of that fact (they broke up because Sue found out that Brad was a smoker).



-->'''Frankie''': ''Press my face if you want to talk''.
-->'''Aunt Edie''': (reaching out and actually pressing Frankie's face) ''Hello? Hello?''

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-->'''Frankie''': -->'''Frankie:''' ''Press my face if you want to talk''.
-->'''Aunt Edie''': Edie:''' (reaching out and actually pressing Frankie's face) ''Hello? Hello?''



-->'''Frankie''': Well, read this sign. [Scene cuts to the Hecks' house] Yep, some signs are unmistakeable...

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-->'''Frankie''': -->'''Frankie:''' Well, read this sign. [Scene cuts to the Hecks' house] Yep, some signs are unmistakeable...unmistakable...



--->'''Mike''': ''The reason your mother is tired, lazy and irritable is because of you kids''.
--->'''Frankie''': ''No one ... said ... irritable'' (walks offscreen).

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--->'''Mike''': --->'''Mike:''' ''The reason your mother is tired, lazy and irritable is because of you kids''.
--->'''Frankie''': --->'''Frankie:''' ''No one ... said ... irritable'' (walks offscreen).



-->'''Axl:''': I'm not gonna play Pro Bowl anyway.
-->'''Brick:''': It's true. I have always felt he has more of a dancer's body.

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-->'''Axl:''': -->'''Axl:''' I'm not gonna play Pro Bowl anyway.
-->'''Brick:''': -->'''Brick:''' It's true. I have always felt he has more of a dancer's body.



-->'''Mike''': I'm done talking to you now.

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-->'''Mike''': -->'''Mike:''' I'm done talking to you now.



** In "A Very Marry Christmas", Axl marries April. Afterwards, he asks Sue for help, and she can tell that things are bad because he hugs her and doesn't make any barfing noises.



-->'''Brick''': My egg hatched! There's a chicken in the house! ''[StageWhisper]'' Chhhhhhicken in the houuuuuuse...

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-->'''Brick''': -->'''Brick:''' My egg hatched! There's a chicken in the house! ''[StageWhisper]'' Chhhhhhicken in the houuuuuuse...



--->'''''Frankie''''': How is it that we've missed all these milestones in our children and family's lives, but we haven't missed a single episode of ''Celebrity Rehab''?

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--->'''''Frankie''''': --->'''Frankie:''' How is it that we've missed all these milestones in our children and family's lives, but we haven't missed a single episode of ''Celebrity Rehab''?



* TheSnarkKnight: Cassidy Finch.

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* %%* TheSnarkKnight: Cassidy Finch.



* StageWhisper: Brick's VerbalTic involves repeating the last thing he said in this manner. ''In thiiis mannner''.

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* StageWhisper: Brick's VerbalTic involves repeating the last thing he said in this manner. ''In ''[-In thiiis mannner''.mannner-]''.



--->'''Mike''': ''The reason your mother is tired, lazy and irritable is because of you kids''.
--->'''Frankie''': ''No one ... said ... irritable'' (walks offscreen).

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--->'''Mike''': --->'''Mike:''' ''The reason your mother is tired, lazy and irritable is because of you kids''.
--->'''Frankie''': --->'''Frankie:''' ''No one ... said ... irritable'' (walks offscreen).



--->'''Frankie''': (at laptop, excited) ''Look, Mike, now there's an Orson [[http://www.patch.com Patch]].''
--->'''Mike''': ''Great, now it's even easier to read stuff I don't care about''.

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--->'''Frankie''': --->'''Frankie:''' (at laptop, excited) ''Look, Mike, now there's an Orson [[http://www.patch.com Patch]].''
--->'''Mike''': --->'''Mike:''' ''Great, now it's even easier to read stuff I don't care about''.



* TotallyRadical: Mr. Fulton, as if he wasn't creepy enough.
* TransparentCloset: Brad Bottig

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* %%* TotallyRadical: Mr. Fulton, as if he wasn't creepy enough.
* %%* TransparentCloset: Brad BottigBottig.



-->'''Axl''':(walking around shirtless) ''Where's my favorite shirt?''
-->'''Frankie''': ''I thought your chest was your favorite shirt''.

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-->'''Axl''':(walking -->'''Axl:''' (walking around shirtless) ''Where's Where's my favorite shirt?''
-->'''Frankie''': ''I
shirt?
-->'''Frankie:''' I
thought your chest was your favorite shirt''.shirt.
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