Thanksgiving V Season 5, Episode 7 - Aired November 20, 2013

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Thanksgiving finds the Heck family in turmoil when Axl tries to figure out the perfect time to tell his parents that he dropped three out of his four college classes. Frankie's dad, Tag, admits to Mike that he lost a lot of money gambling online and won't be able to take his wife Pat on a planned cruise. Sue is hiding a shocking secret from her discount shopping excursion with Frankie, Dr. Goodwin and Uncle Rusty's wife and kids show up unannounced for Thanksgiving dinner, and Brick goes to extreme measures to have lime green jello salad during the feast.

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Guest Stars: Marsha Mason as Pat Spence, Jerry Van Dyke as Tag Spence, Jack McBrayer as Dr. Goodwin, Mary Birdsong as Marlene, Dorothy Lucey as Newscaster, Sigi Gradwohl as Colleen, Bryan Lawrence as Louis Vuitton, Bunny Levine as Elderly Woman, Dallas Nevins as Younger Brick

Writers: David S. Rosenthal

Director: Lee Shallat Chemel

Viewers: 8.53 million Adults 18-49 Rating: 2.3/7

 This episode features in the list Thanksgiving Episodes.

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ABC Announces Episode 5.07 November 4 2013

ABC has put out the press release for this's seasons Thanksgiving episode of The Middle, which will air Wednesday, November 20. Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke reprise their roles as Frankie's mother and father, Pat and Tag. Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) guest stars as Frankie's Boss, Dr. Goodwin.  Full story