History Trivia / TheMiddle

17th Jul '16 3:44:03 AM SorPepita
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** In the episode "Life Skills", Brick's therapist played by DaveFoley suggests Brick study his school's [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall kids in the hall]].

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** In the episode "Life Skills", Brick's therapist played by DaveFoley Dave Foley suggests Brick study his school's [[Series/TheKidsInTheHall kids in the hall]].



* 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. In both episodes he incorrectly assumed that participation automatically made him an official employee.

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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. In both episodes he incorrectly assumed that participation automatically made him an official employee.
23rd Apr '16 5:45:03 AM Viira
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* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Girl/Guy]]
** Brooke Shields in "The Neighbor" and Creator/BettyWhite in "Average Rules".
** Not to mention ''the'' AlmightyJanitor from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''... as Mike.
*** Mike's dad used to run a tavern in [[Series/NorthernExposure Cicely, Alaska]], and his brother used to anchor [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Weekend Update]].
** And Doris Roberts, Patricia's character's archnemesis from "Raymond", as Brick's teacher.
** Apparently [[Series/{{Glee}} Sam "White Chocolate" Evans]] did a stint as an elementary school teacher while he was away from Lima.
** Sue's short-lived season 3 boyfriend Matt was [[Series/HannahMontana Rico]].
** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Lois]] now teaches classes for dental-assistant students.
** [[{{Series/TheOfficeUS}} Todd Packer]] is the Heck's new neighbor in "The Friend."
** [[Series/ThirtyRock Kenneth]] hires Frankie as his assistant at the end of "Dollar Days"
** [[Film/Ben10AlienSwarm Gwen Tennyson]] is Axl's girl-friend/tutor Cassidy.
** [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun Harry Solomon]] is Axl and Sue's High School Principal.
** Brick's Teacher Mr. Walker is [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Ted Buckland]].
** One episode has Axl dating a very peppy [[Series/SouthOfNowhere Ashley Davies]]
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Why is [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Captain K'Nuckles]]/[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants The Flying Dutchman]] running the car dealership?
** And how does [[Series/CougarTown Tom]] make it from his job running the P.A. in Indiana to his home in Florida in an hour and a half?
** One of Mike's co-workers at the quarry is [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Beast Boy]]. [[Creator/GregCipes Seriously]].
** Sue later became a [[WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil princess from another dimension]].
13th Apr '16 9:08:08 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.

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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. In both episodes he incorrectly assumed that participation automatically made him an official employee.
13th Apr '16 8:42:22 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.
10th Feb '16 8:15:18 AM themisterfree
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** Sue later became a [[WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil princess from another dimension]].
28th Oct '15 10:54:07 PM DanielCase
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** Frankie's later retraining as a dental hygienist mirrors one of the show's creators, who formerly worked in that capacity herself.

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** * WriteWhatYouKnow Frankie's later retraining as a dental hygienist mirrors one of the show's creators, who formerly worked in that capacity herself.
28th Sep '15 4:16:39 PM MickJamesSupaFreak
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Brick's actor has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and was born in 1998.



** Frankie's later retraining as a dental hygienist mirrors one of the show's creators, who formerly worked in that capacity herself.
* Brick's actor has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and was [[OlderThanTheyLook born in 1998]].

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** Frankie's later retraining as a dental hygienist mirrors one of the show's creators, who formerly worked in that capacity herself.
* Brick's actor has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and was [[OlderThanTheyLook born in 1998]].
herself.
8th Jun '15 11:54:39 AM Anicomicgeek
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** In the episode "The Carpool", Axl's knowledge of black holes is due to constantly watching HotTubTimeMachine.

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** In the episode "The Carpool", Axl's knowledge of black holes is due to constantly watching HotTubTimeMachine.''Film/HotTubTimeMachine''.
* [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim The Character Died With Her]]: Aunt Ginny. At the end of the third-season episode "The Map", which had begun with the Hecks coming back from her funeral, there was an InMemoriam to Frances Bay, the actress who had played her until her death several months earlier.



* [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim The Character Died With Her]]: Aunt Ginny. At the end of the third-season episode "The Map", which had begun with the Hecks coming back from her funeral, there was an InMemoriam to Frances Bay, the actress who had played her until her death several months earlier.
8th Jun '15 11:53:03 AM Anicomicgeek
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* RealLifeRelative: Dick and Jerry Van Dyke really are brothers.
2nd Apr '15 8:10:36 PM Anicomicgeek
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* DawsonCasting: When the show started, Axl is a high school freshman and he's played by a 19 year old. Sue, a seventh grader, has an 18 year old actress. Brick is supposed to be in second grade, but the actor playing him is 11 years old. To be fair, the actor playing Brick (Atticus Shaffer) has Type IV Ostogenesis Imperfecta (also known as brittle bone disease), which causes him to be a lot smaller than average.

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* DawsonCasting: DawsonCasting:
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When the show started, Axl is a high school freshman and he's played by a 19 year old. Sue, a seventh grader, has an 18 year old actress. Brick is supposed to be in second grade, but the actor playing him is 11 years old. To be fair, the actor playing Brick (Atticus Shaffer) has Type IV Ostogenesis Imperfecta (also known as brittle bone disease), which causes him to be a lot smaller than average.



* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Girl/Guy]] - Brooke Shields in "The Neighbor" and Creator/BettyWhite in "Average Rules".

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* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Girl/Guy]] - Girl/Guy]]
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Brooke Shields in "The Neighbor" and Creator/BettyWhite in "Average Rules".



** One episode has Axl dating a very peppy [[SouthOfNowhere Ashley Davies]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: Why is [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Captain K'Nuckles]]/[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants The Flying Dutchman]] running the car dealership?

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** One episode has Axl dating a very peppy [[SouthOfNowhere [[Series/SouthOfNowhere Ashley Davies]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: HeyItsThatVoice:
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Why is [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Captain K'Nuckles]]/[[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants The Flying Dutchman]] running the car dealership?



* RealitySubtext: Plots in two episodes are based on events from the actors' real lives. Atticus Shaffer once went out for Halloween as the same obscure Scottish World War I hero Brick did in the first Halloween episode, and Patricia Heaton's family once hosted a Japanese exchange student who didn't say a word to them for two weeksójust like what happens in "Foreign Exchange".

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* RealitySubtext: RealitySubtext:
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Plots in two episodes are based on events from the actors' real lives. Atticus Shaffer once went out for Halloween as the same obscure Scottish World War I hero Brick did in the first Halloween episode, and Patricia Heaton's family once hosted a Japanese exchange student who didn't say a word to them for two weeksójust like what happens in "Foreign Exchange".
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