History Series / TheMiddle

27th Jun '16 7:24:55 PM Adept
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** A subplot of "The Bachelor" is built around Frankie's shock at the resolution of that season of [[TheBachelor that eponymous reality show]], which like ''Castle'' also just happens to air on the same network.

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** A subplot of "The Bachelor" is built around Frankie's shock at the resolution of that season of [[TheBachelor [[Series/TheBachelor that eponymous reality show]], which like ''Castle'' also just happens to air on the same network.
16th Jun '16 12:29:49 PM hullflyer
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** Frankie is getting hit by this trope all the time. No matter how many times meddling in other people's lives/insisting on trying to get people to see things her way turns out bad/gets people upset at her, she's doing it again next episode. Once Mike even specifically spelled out to her that she shouldn't do something because it always turns out horribly, and she agrees - one quick GilliganCut later, there she is doing ''exactly'' what she agreed she shouldn't do. At this point, it's practically a compulsion.
2nd Jun '16 2:22:09 PM MegaMarioMan
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** Invoked by Frankie early in "Vacation Days," when Mike is at odds after being forced to take a paid vacation and Sue reacts with joy when she learns she'll get double shifts at her job while her coworkers are on SpringBreak.

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** Invoked by Frankie early in "Vacation Days," when Mike is at odds after being forced to take a paid vacation and Sue reacts with joy when she learns she'll get double shifts at her job while her coworkers are on SpringBreak.Spring Break.



** Arguably, ''The Middle'' is more the ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' to ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'''s ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. The former both shows are interested in finding comedy in the lives of an ordinary-ish blue collar family (with the wife being the central character both times), while the latter shows used the same premise as a backdrop to show the family's antics. Plus, Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline used to be writers on ''Roseanne''.

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** Arguably, ''The Middle'' is more the ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' to ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'''s ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. The former both shows are interested in finding comedy in the lives of an ordinary-ish blue collar family (with the wife being the central character both times), while the latter shows used the same premise as a backdrop to show the family's antics. Plus, Eileen Heisler and DeAnn [=DeAnn=] Heline used to be writers on ''Roseanne''.
2nd Jun '16 2:21:10 PM MegaMarioMan
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* UltimateJobSecurity: Averted, seemingly, in "The Second Act." After three full seasons never having actually sold a car that we've seen, [[spoiler:Frankie gets let go from the dealership. She decides to go to a technical college and learn another job skill]].

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* UltimateJobSecurity: Averted, seemingly, Averted in "The Second Act." After three full seasons never having actually sold a car that we've seen, [[spoiler:Frankie Frankie gets let go from the dealership. She decides to go to a technical college and learn another job skill]].skill.



* TheUnsmile: Sue in "The Smile," where she tries to prove that smiling is contagious, and ends up creeping people out instead. It's so bad, in fact, she actually makes a baby cry.

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* TheUnsmile: TheUnsmile:
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Sue in "The Smile," where she tries to prove that smiling is contagious, and ends up creeping people out instead. It's so bad, in fact, she actually makes a baby cry.cry.
** When Mike gets Woofy Dog repaired in "Not Mother's Day", [[http://images.spoilertv.com/cache/the-middle/Season%207/Promotional%20Episode%20Photos/Episode%207.22%20-%20Not%20Mothers%20Day/142806_0788_FULL.jpg this]] is the result. Axl later rips it off, to Sue's delight.
12th May '16 5:57:09 PM RogueJedi
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* RecycledInSpace: Some people feel like it's a rip off of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''.
13th Apr '16 8:41:54 PM atomiccake
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* RecycledScript: Season 7's "Survey Says..." has Brick taking an office store's online shopping survey too seriously...exactly like in Season 5's "The Wind Chimes" when he thinks his suggestion to a pretzel company's 1-800 number will make or break them.
13th Apr '16 8:39:06 PM atomiccake
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** Lampshaded in Season 7 when Axl complains that the incoming freshmen players are bigger than him:
-->'''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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* RecycledScript: Season 7's "Survey Says..." has Brick taking an office store's online shopping survey too seriously...exactly like in Season 5's "The Wind Chimes" when he thinks his suggestion to a pretzel company's 1-800 number will make or break them.
3rd Apr '16 10:57:42 AM nombretomado
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Doris Roberts as Brick's teacher during the second season and Ray Romano in the third-season premiere—both costars with Patricia Heaton in ''EverybodyLovesRaymond''.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Doris Roberts as Brick's teacher during the second season and Ray Romano in the third-season premiere—both costars with Patricia Heaton in ''EverybodyLovesRaymond''.''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''.
19th Mar '16 4:30:13 AM Hossmeister
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28th Feb '16 10:12:09 AM tetsuzan
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** While Sue’s roommate proved to be incredibly selfish many viewer’s probably pictured that exact same conversation long before she appeared.
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