History Series / TheMiddle

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.
11th Dec '16 4:58:12 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Normally averted, except for the roadside scenes in "The Concert."
6th Dec '16 4:17:50 AM Akilucky
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** Axel's current girlfriend, April. The rest of the Heck family agree that she is sweet and cute but utterly brainless and not good enough for Axel.
13th Nov '16 9:19:54 AM darkchiefy
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* LivesInAVan: After getting kicked out of his college dorm, Axl buys an RV and moves there with his roommates, parking it where ever he needs to be.
28th Oct '16 9:03:22 PM BobSaget9
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* RageBreakingPoint: Mike brought Frankie a washing machine to give her as a surprise gift. Frankie, not knowing this, spent the entire episode along with everyone else belittling Mike over the fact that not only is he a horrible gift giver, but also because he refused to buy a new washing machine. He eventually just rolled the machine into the living room, threw up his hands and left.

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* RageBreakingPoint: [[TranquilFury Downplayed]] in "A Christmas Gift": Mike brought Frankie a washing machine dishwasher to give her as a surprise gift. Frankie, not knowing this, spent the entire episode along with everyone else belittling Mike over the fact that not only is he a horrible gift giver, but also because he refused to buy a new washing machine. He eventually just dishwasher. This culminates in her and her friends (drunkenly) singing a TakeThat-version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" at their Christmas party. During this, Mike quietly left the room, rolled the machine dishwasher (which [[StunnedSilence shut everyone up]]), [[SarcasmMode sarcastically said "Merry Christmas"]], and retreated into the living room, threw up his hands and left.bedroom (after stealing a beer from one of the guests).



* RealityEnsues:"The Trip" ends like this when Sue forces her way onto a field trip after she did all of the work necessary (which her mother forgot to turn in) to go. Needless to say, because the field trip wasn't prepared for an extra student, it was a miserable experience for her. She couldn't go in the state capital building, had to sleep on the floor in the hotel, and numerous other things that combined to make the trip awful.

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* RealityEnsues:"The RealityEnsues: "The Trip" ends like this when Sue forces her way onto a field trip after she did all of collected the work necessary money (which her mother forgot to turn in) to go. Needless to say, because the field trip wasn't prepared for an extra student, it was a miserable experience for her. She couldn't go in the state capital building, had to sleep on the floor in the hotel, and numerous other things that combined to make the trip awful.
27th Oct '16 9:29:46 PM DynamicCingulatan
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* GenkiGirl: Sue, to the point of being rather annoying at times.

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* GenkiGirl: Sue, to the point of being rather annoying at times.Sue
19th Oct '16 11:10:42 AM MattP5557
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* JockDadNerdSon: Mike and Brick they still get along pretty well though.
18th Oct '16 5:05:31 PM jonty1
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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,]], attention,]] rightfully so).
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