The Middle
Season 3

s03e01 / Forced Family Fun (1)

22nd Sep '11 - 12:00am
Forced Family Fun (1)

Frankie insists the family take a few days of vacation before school starts. But Mike's suggestion of a camping trip brings back bad memories of their honeymoon camping trip.

2828 have watched this episode

s03e02 / Forced Family Fun (2)

22nd Sep '11 - 12:30am
Forced Family Fun (2)

Frankie insists the family take a few days of vacation before school starts. But Mike's suggestion of a camping trip brings back bad memories of their honeymoon camping trip.

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s03e03 / Hecking Order

29th Sep '11 - 12:00am
Hecking Order

Mike learns that Brick has been skipping gym class, and goes to meet with his fourth grade teacher. Meanwhile, Axl plans a prank on Sue, who is now in high school with him.

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s03e04 / Major Changes

6th Oct '11 - 12:00am
Major Changes

Frankie has a meltdown and forces the family to make significant changes to their lifestyle. But just as she puts these changes into effect, she leaves them to spend a some time relaxing with her mother.

2828 have watched this episode

s03e05 / The Test

13th Oct '11 - 12:00am
The Test

Frankie finds out that Axl hasn't been preparing for the PSATs, while Sue tries out for the high school cheerleading team and Mike tries to toughen up Brick.

2826 have watched this episode

s03e06 / Bad Choices

20th Oct '11 - 12:00am
Bad Choices

Frankie and Mike begin to consider moving out of the house and into an apartment. Meanwhile, Axl pretends to be sick to avoid going to school and taking a test, but then learns of a party that night and has to pretend to make a miraculous recovery.

2826 have watched this episode

s03e07 / Halloween II

27th Oct '11 - 12:00am
Halloween II

After being embarrassed over wearing a childish costume at a high school Halloween costume party and being ignored by the guys, Sue asks a flabbergasted Mike for his advice on what boys want when it comes to girls.

2813 have watched this episode

s03e08 / Heck's Best Thing

3rd Nov '11 - 12:00am
Heck's Best Thing

Frankie and Mike are convinced that slacker son Axl will blow his interview with a football scout, which could earn him a scholarship to college. Meanwhile, Sue and Brick begin a texting marathon - and rack up some serious charges - when they discover that Aunt Edie accidentally gave them her cell phone.

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s03e09 / The Play

17th Nov '11 - 1:00am
The Play

Frankie is thrilled when she learns that the Orson Community Theater is putting on a production of "The Wizard of Oz," and that kids don't need to audition to be munchkins, as they will be automatically cast - which is a perfect scenario for a hapless Sue.

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s03e10 / Thanksgiving III

24th Nov '11 - 1:00am
Thanksgiving III

Frankie's parents, Pat and Tag, invite the Hecks to spend a few days at their house to celebrate Thanksgiving together. But the festivities begin to fall apart quickly when Frankie's sister, Janet, and her family also join in, and soon the siblings are at each other's throats over their widely differing parenting techniques.

2813 have watched this episode

s03e11 / A Christmas Gift

8th Dec '11 - 1:00am
A Christmas Gift

On a tipsy whim - and against Mike's wishes - Frankie decides to throw a Christmas Eve party at the house; Mike buys Frankie a much needed new dishwasher for Christmas, but has a hard time keeping it a secret when she begs him to replace the old one before the party.

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s03e12 / Year of the Hecks

5th Jan '12 - 1:00am
Year of the Hecks

After realizing that no one keeps their New Year's resolutions, Frankie decides that they will be assigned anonymously to each family member, and an all-you-can-eat buffet feast will be the reward for those who can abide by their chosen resolution for a week.

2839 have watched this episode

s03e13 / The Map

12th Jan '12 - 1:00am
The Map

After attending Aunt Ginny's funeral, Frankie begins to fear that the family is missing out on important life milestones and vows to begin celebrating all of them. Meanwhile, Axl accidentally eats Brick's Indiana dough school map project and is tasked with creating a new one, and Sue discovers that one of the boys on the wrestling team has a crush on her.

2827 have watched this episode

s03e14 / Hecking It Up

19th Jan '12 - 1:00am
Hecking It Up

With Indiana hosting the Super Bowl, Frankie is devastated when she hopes to land a plum assignment as an official volunteer and ends up with a less-than-stellar position. Meanwhile, the entire Heck household takes advantage of the Donahue's new car while they are out of town, and a scary, close call with the car causes Sue to profess her true feelings to her new boyfriend, Matt.

2826 have watched this episode

s03e15 / Valentine's Day III

9th Feb '12 - 1:00am
Valentine's Day III

Frankie and Mike decide to try a fresh approach to Valentine's Day by having dinner out with friends. But a clueless Mike angers Frankie by refusing to present her with a simple romantic gesture. Meanwhile, Axl can't think of a life-changing moment that's occurred in his life when he's assigned to write a school paper on the subject, Brick is tasked with writing a report on love, and a hapless Sue doesn't understand why her new boyfriend has suddenly turned into a bad kisser.

2913 have watched this episode

s03e16 / The Concert

16th Feb '12 - 1:00am
The Concert

Frankie pulls out all of the stops in an effort to get an over-excited Sue tickets to a Justin Bieber concert, Mike is thrilled over Brick\'s enthusiasm to win the school\'s spelling bee and coaches him for the event, and Axl and his friends attempt to break a road sign\'s 15-mile-per-hour speed limit - on foot.

2899 have watched this episode

s03e17 / The Sit Down

23rd Feb '12 - 1:00am
The Sit Down

Axl, Sue and Brick call a sit down meeting with a shocked Frankie and Mike, accusing mom of being a nag and dad of giving out crazy punishments without ever hearing their sides of the story. In return, all they ask is for a chance to do what they\'re supposed to do - on their own - without constantly being harassed by their parents. But the kids learn to be careful what you wish for when Frankie and Mike agree to their terms and find themselves taking a relaxing break from responsibility.

2899 have watched this episode

s03e18 / Leap Year

1st Mar '12 - 1:00am
Leap Year

Because this year is a leap year and Sue\'s birthday falls on February 29, she is overly excited about celebrating her big day in a big way. But given her parents\' track record with celebrations, Sue may need to lower her expectations. Meanwhile, Frankie discovers that tough husband Mike has been taking care of a stray cat at work for years, Brick falls for a pretty girl in his social skills class, and Axl becomes enthralled with vacuuming the house.

2908 have watched this episode

s03e19 / The Paper Route

15th Mar '12 - 12:00am
The Paper Route

Brick takes a job as a newspaper delivery boy from the town\'s veteran newsman in order to buy himself night vision goggles, and Axl tries to convince Sue that a long distance relationship will not work between her and boyfriend Matt when his family moves away from Orson. Meanwhile, Sue tries to adjust to wearing a full-on headgear, and Frankie discovers that Mike has been secretly hoarding batteries for years.

2893 have watched this episode

s03e20 / Get Your Business Done

12th Apr '12 - 12:00am
Get Your Business Done

Frankie is inspired by the pastor\'s sermon at the new church the family is attending. She decides to make it her mission that every family member completes their life\'s destiny before they die. As Mike, Sue, Brick and Axl come up with ideas as to their destiny, Frankie has a hard time figuring out what exactly she should be doing.

2880 have watched this episode

s03e21 / The Guidance Counselor

3rd May '12 - 12:00am
The Guidance Counselor

Sue bonds with her awkward school guidance counselor who motivates her to be a new person. Frankie starts out excited she's getting a new bed but is completely dumbfounded when Mike insists on putting it together himself. In an attempt to get the Presidential Fitness Challenge outlawed, Brick calls the President.

2907 have watched this episode

s03e22 / The Clover

10th May '12 - 12:00am
The Clover

Brick gets anything but good luck after he finds an evil four-leaf clover; Frankie makes a decision to find a caregiver for Aunt Edie after she almost burns down her house; Axl tries to devise a plan that will keep his status as a lady's man in play after he once again accidentally invites "weird" Ashley to the prom; Mike gets upset with his dad, Big Mike, when he's accused of being too soft on Brick; and Axl is horrified when his friend Darrin asks Sue to the prom.

2889 have watched this episode

s03e23 / The Telling

17th May '12 - 12:00am
The Telling

It seems like Frankie truly has eyes in the back of her head when she busts both Sue and Axl for making some bad choices that they thought no one would ever find out about. But when it turns out that she's using Brick to be her snitch, Mike is completely against it. Meanwhile, Axl's weekend getaway to the lake is in peril when Sue discovers him sneaking into the house in the middle of the night and coerces him into doing whatever she commands - otherwise she will tattle on him; and when Frankie is stuck at work, Mike is forced to attend Parent Day at Brick's school.

2879 have watched this episode

s03e24 / The Wedding

24th May '12 - 12:00am
The Wedding

Frankie and Mike are surprised to receive an invitation to Mike's brother Rusty's (Norm Macdonald) fast approaching wedding. But their surprise turns to panic when they discover that he has listed the Heck house as the site of the ceremony. Meanwhile, Axl and his friends decide to become their own bosses and set out to form their own company to garner summer jobs, and Brick is upset with Mike when he finally accepts an invitation to a fellow student's party but is not allowed to go because it falls on the same day as the wedding.

2863 have watched this episode
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