The Hose Season 4, Episode 5 - Aired October 17, 2012

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Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) returns and is about to rain fire upon the Heck household when she accuses Frankie of stealing her hose. Meanwhile, Sue takes a peek at Mike's paycheck and is so shocked at how little he makes that she decides to call off her first official road trip to Cincinnati for her school mascot duties in order to save money; and while Brick learns about the birds and bees in school, Axl shocks his little brother by explaining the whole process in graphic detail.

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Guest Stars: Brooke Shields as Rita Glosner, Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig, Blaine Saunders as Carly, Malcolm Foster Smith as Dave, Troy Metcalf as Jim, David Chandler as Derrick Glosner, Parker James Bolek as Wade Glosner, Gibson Sjobeck as Four-year-old Glosner, Trevor J. Davis as Accountant, Jocelyn Christensen as School Nurse

Writers: Stacey Pulwer

Director: Lee Shallat Chemel

Viewers: 8.39 million Households Rating: 6.3/10 Adults 18-49 Rating: 2.5/8

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