* In the first Season Finale, [[ButtMonkey Sue]] "runs" five laps around a cross-country track with a twisted (and possibly broken) ankle, only for it to start raining while she's on her final lap. Then, after being splashed with mud and grass and losing a crutch, she drags herself across the finish line with only her arms. Did we mention that the entire time the theme from [[AwesomeMusic Chariots of Fire]] was playing, timed out well enough that what is usually a cheesy StockParody turned into a {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}} for [[{{Determinator}} Sue]]?
* "Life Skills:" Axl managing to call in a buttload of favors from his classmates so he and Sue can make a much better project presentation than the one they originally planned. Mass. Jaw. Droppage. Will. Ensue.
* Sue manages to win the cheer-off with the actual cheerleaders.
* Frankie gets hired as a dental assistant in "Dollar Days."
* Sue winning a competition that involves keeping one's hand on a car the longest and the winner gets the car. She suffers bug bites, sunburn and general discomfort, but, by George, that girl [[{{Determinator}} does]] [[PluckyGirl not]] [[HeroicWillpower give up]]! Her WorldOfCardboardSpeech[-/-]BadassBoast only caps it off.
** Even better is that even though she doesn't win a car, she does win the family a trip to Disney World!
* Minor, but after Frankie has a breakdown in "Not So Silent Night" (due to [[ItMakesSenseInContext seven years of photos]] becoming LostForever), Sue and Axl (and Brick, somewhat) ''rightfully'' call out [[{{Jerkass}} Mike]] for refusing to do anything about it (instead opting to watch football), even going to far as to try and pull him off the couch. [[spoiler:Granted, this results in Sue accidentally shoving Mike to the floor, but that in and of itself still counts as a CMOA (even if Sue tries to escape his wrath soon after).]]
** Axl even gets an additional one by [[spoiler:putting himself between Mike and Sue]].
** Don't worry, [[spoiler:Mike managed to find the physical photos later on]].
--->'''Mike''': [[spoiler:I stayed up after [Frankie] went to bed and found the Soul Train box[[note]]where the physical photos were stashed[[/note]] stuffed into a "Barbie Penthouse" box in the basement.]]