7.9
2,971 votes
The Middle

The Middle

ABC 2009

The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Middle

The Middle - S6E21

#1 - Two of a Kind

7.39

Season 6 - Episode 21

When Frankie's uncle contacts her dad hoping to make amends, Frankie and Mike are caught in the middle of their feud; Sue turns to Axl for advice when she is sent to detention for the first time.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Middle from 427 votes.

The Middle - S7E7

#2 - Homecoming II: The Tailgate

7.43

Season 7 - Episode 7

Frankie is looking forward to taking part in the annual homecoming tailgate. But she begins to feel like the event will become an embarrassing disaster when her mom, Pat, decides to come out and join in the fun. Meanwhile, with Axl down with a bad case of the stomach flu, Mike turns his attention to Brick to help him win the tailgate cornhole tournament trophy that has eluded him for so long, and Sue volunteers to be the class liaison for Homecoming at the event.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Middle from 531 votes.

The Middle - S6E10

#3 - Pam Freakin' Staggs

7.44

Season 6 - Episode 10

Frankie acts like a teenager when she hangs out with Pam Staggs, a former classmate who was popular in high school. Meanwhile, Brick surprises Mike by winning an athletic award; Sue pursues some odd hobbies; and Axl seeks a date with Devin Levin.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Middle from 373 votes.

The Middle - S6E16

#4 - Flirting with Disaster

7.44

Season 6 - Episode 16

Frankie fears that her innocent flirtation with Axl’s friend has been misinterpreted, and Frankie’s dad, Tag, secretly asks Mike to help him study for his driver’s test so that he doesn't lose his license.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Middle from 403 votes.

The Middle - S6E20

#5 - Food Courting

7.45

Season 6 - Episode 20

A case of disrespect hits the Heck boys when Axl -- who is celebrating his milestone 21st birthday -- refuses to come home and help Mike move an old freezer, and Brick begins turning into a mini-Axl by dissing Frankie with a bad attitude. Meanwhile, Sue is torn over what to do when the manager of Chop Suey USA tries to woo her away from her job at Spudsy's.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Middle from 456 votes.

The Middle - S7E19

#6 - Crushed

7.46

Season 7 - Episode 19

Sue develops a huge crush on one of her college professors and goes to extremes to get him to notice her, and Frankie and Mike agree to meet Brick's girlfriend Cindy's parents, who end up being just as quirky as their daughter.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Middle from 652 votes.

The Middle - S6E12

#7 - Hecks on a Train

7.46

Season 6 - Episode 12

Upon learning that Aunt Edie has passed away, the Hecks board a train to South Dakota to take her to her final resting place.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Middle from 371 votes.

The Middle - S9E4

#8 - Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery

7.46

Season 9 - Episode 4

As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago, and Frankie and Brick become convinced that she was murdered and, much to Mike's chagrin, attempt to track down and find the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them wherever they go.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Middle from 689 votes.

The Middle - S6E23

#9 - Mother's Day Reservations

7.47

Season 6 - Episode 23

Mike's incompetence threatens to ruin Frankie's Mother's Day. Mike tells Axl, Sue, and Brick to put some effort into a gift for Frankie. Frankie asks the kids how they would differ from her as parents.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Middle from 433 votes.

The Middle - S6E18

#10 - Operation Infiltration

7.47

Season 6 - Episode 18

Frankie accompanies Brick on a school field trip and attempts to help her socially inept son make friends with a couple of boys. Devin scolds Axl for being mean to his sister. Mike gets a sinking feeling that he may have bullied his brother Rusty a bit too much as kids.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Middle from 435 votes.

The Middle - S7E4
#11 - Risky Business
7.47
Season 7 - Episode 4

Mike surprises Frankie when he wants to be involved in his brother's crazy business scheme; Axl goes to extreme measures to prove he can handle Mike's new motorcycle; and Sue begins living in her car to avoid her horrible roommate.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Middle from 565 votes.

The Middle - S7E12
#12 - Birds of a Feather
7.47
Season 7 - Episode 12

Axl begins his internship at a snack-making company; Frankie complains about working for Smile Superstars; and Cindy confesses to Mike that she kissed another boy. Meanwhile, Sue's professor challenges her to stop seeing the world in a positive light for a writing assignment.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Middle from 545 votes.

The Middle - S7E20
#13 - Survey Says…
7.49
Season 7 - Episode 20

Frankie is thrilled when Sue invites her for lunch at the college. But lunch becomes awkward when Sue brings her new boyfriend along - Jeremy, the school activist - and the two of them begin bombarding Frankie with everything she and the world, in general, are doing wrong. Meanwhile, Axl informs a very disappointed Mike that he wants to quit football, and Brick overly obsesses over filling out a satisfaction survey after ordering some graph paper online.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Middle from 632 votes.

The Middle - S7E15
#14 - Hecks at a Movie
7.50
Season 7 - Episode 15

After discovering that Brick has never seen a movie in a theater, Frankie and Mike take him to see a film with a small scene that was partially shot in Orson. But when Brick sees a trailer for an upcoming "Planet Nowhere" film that he completely disapproves of, he makes it his mission to ensure that it won't ever play in that theater - or anywhere else. Meanwhile, Frankie and Mike get into a major disagreement over how events really unfolded when Mike shushes Frankie after he perceives that she was constantly interrupting Bill while he was telling a story; Sue runs into Logan - the hunky Abercrombie guy - and thinks she has a real chance of becoming his girlfriend; and Axl and Sean discover that they have unexpected ties to an event that happened when they were young.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Middle from 600 votes.

The Middle - S7E3
#15 - The Shirt
7.51
Season 7 - Episode 3

Frankie is shocked when Mike trades in his flannel for a Hawaiian shirt; and Sue accidentally tells Devin that Axl loves her, leading Devin to question their relationship. Meanwhile, Brick gets overambitious while cleaning the bathroom.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Middle from 619 votes.

The Middle - S9E12
#16 - The Other Man
7.52
Season 9 - Episode 12

Now that Axl has a real job, he begins to bond more with Mike and spends a lot of time with him – leaving Frankie frozen out of their interactions; and just as Sue is about to break up with Aidan, Brad pleads with her to wait a beat until after he has a chance to win the affection of Aiden's handsome friend, Luke.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Middle from 532 votes.

The Middle - S7E14
#17 - Film, Friends and Fruit Pies
7.53
Season 7 - Episode 14

While Frankie and Mike try to figure out which household appliance a piece of plastic belongs to, Brick becomes a tyrannical director when he casts Cindy and Troy to re-enact scenes from "Knots Landing" for a school project; Sue's excitement over having new friend Lexie become her college dorm roommate quickly sours when she finds herself being charged for half of the new things that Lexie is spontaneously buying for the room; and Axl finds himself becoming stressed out when his boss (Alan Ruck) befriends him and tells him that the fruit pie division is on the verge of being shut down.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Middle from 590 votes.

The Middle - S7E10
#18 - No Silent Night
7.53
Season 7 - Episode 10

Dreading the fact that they are always late to church and end up in the overflow room, Frankie makes the decision to have the family watch a Christmas Eve service on TV from the comfort of the Heck house. But a string of events make their evening anything but a peaceful, silent night.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Middle from 552 votes.

The Middle - S7E8
#19 - Thanksgiving VII
7.53
Season 7 - Episode 8

The Hecks agree to forgo Thanksgiving after Frankie finds out that she's out of a job until January and must pick up a holiday position, which requires her to work on Thanksgiving in order to make ends meet. Much to her dismay, she ends up once again having to portray an overworked 19th century woman back at Heritage Village during the Harvest Feast and finds herself going face-to-face with Sheila (Faith Ford), a woman who definitely takes her job too seriously. Meanwhile, Sue goes back to work at Spudsy's over her holiday break in the hopes that she'll once again run into Logan - the dreamy Abercrombie guy, Axl finds himself in foreign territory when he starts becoming emotional over how his life has turned out, and Mike and Brick find themselves needing to find a bonding experience when the electricity goes out at the house and they are forced to interact with each other.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Middle from 557 votes.

The Middle - S6E19
#20 - Siblings and Sombreros
7.53
Season 6 - Episode 19

Sue gets furious with Axl for forgetting a sombrero he promised to bring her, and Frankie's attempt to resolve their quarrel only makes things worse. Elsewhere, Mike is astonished to discover that Brick was named Athlete of the Month at middle school.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Middle from 437 votes.

Last updated: mar 02, 2021

Comments

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Great, grat show. You won't get bored watching this. I wish more shows were like this... 20 mins episodes are perfect. Really easy and fun to watch!

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I really like it, I never get bored

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great show

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A brilliant series of comedy. Each episode can also be taken as a life lesson

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The Middle was such a phenomenal show. I really enjoyed seeing everybody grow up on the show. It was something I could relate to due to living in Indiana.

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It will always be summer of Sue in my mind.

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Quitting while you are ahead is an art. I will miss The Middle, but I love how I can remember its final season as a great one, instead of a "meh", or worst, as the season that ruined everything (does it not happen too often?). The show was solid entertainment from beginning to end.

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Can you please add some photos to the episodes that don’t? :)

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Can you please add some photos to the episodes that don’t? :)

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great show, but that Brick kid is so annoying. he gets more rude an disrespectful every season and that has nothing to do with being a teenager. I wish someone would put him in his place once in a while. he makes the show less fun to watch.

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