YMMV: The Middle

  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Despite his many quirks, Brick just comes of as an apathetic Jerkass sometimes.
    • Sue’s perpetual quirkiness ranges between sympathetic, funny, to just plane annoying something’s within a single episode.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Sue's Transparent Closet friend Brad got sent to a religious camp where he got cured....of his "smoking."
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • In the Japanese exchange student episode, Frankie describes sending a wave to Japan (which Mike reminds her is called a tsunami, which the Japanese do not like).
    • In the fifth season, a Running Joke in "The Award" has Sue being mistaken for an exchange student from Ukraine. The episode, obviously written and filmed months earlier, aired the week after serious political unrest in Ukraine, including the deaths of dozens of protesters in the streets of Kiev, forced the country's president to flee.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In "The Neighbor", Sue and Carly try to beat the Glossners in a fight after the latter challenges by a dance off, not knowing what a fight really entails. In Star vs. the Forces of Evil the titular Star Butterfly (voiced Eden Sher, who plays Sue) has no such problems in knowing how to fight and can be excessive at times. In fact, the episode "School Spirit", Star had... the exact opposite problem when it came to football, donning battle armor, thinknig a trophy case is a menorial, and mining and laying traps in a football field.
  • Just Eat Gilligan:
    • It's hardly suggested that Frankie would be a little less stressed out if Mike would offer to take up some of her duties or if she would call him out for just staying out of the way.
    • It's also never suggested that the problems with the Glossners would be solved if someone would just call the police or social services and report them. The closest is Rita herself threatening to do so to Frankie after the latter notices a bunch of stolen stuff in the family's garage.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Even if Brick started a fire because he used the oven, it was still being used to store quilts. As of the third season ("The Map"), the oven is still being used to store quilts.