Guest Star: Brian Doyle-Murray

You are viewing a list of Brian Doyle-Murray's 26 appearances on The Middle.

  • Pilot

    Season 1, Episode 1 - Pilot
    Aired September 30 2009

    Frankie's job is on the line as she has not yet sold a car. Meanwhile, Sue wants to try out for the school choir and Brick wants Frankie to go into school dressed as a superhero.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Cheerleader

    Season 1, Episode 2 - The Cheerleader
    Aired October 7 2009

    As the Heck's drier breaks down, they're swamped with payments that weren't due until 2009. In a bid to save her job, Frankie organises a publicity stunt at work. Meanwhile, Sue fails to make the Swim Team and Brick is unable to get new books from the library.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Floating Anniversary

    Season 1, Episode 3 - The Floating Anniversary
    Aired October 14 2009

    Frankie and Mike's anniversary plans are interrupted by family problems. As Axl and Brick become more independent, Frankie finds her self spending more time looking after her two elderly aunts.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Trip

    Season 1, Episode 4 - The Trip
    Aired October 21 2009

    Sue finally succeeds at something after selling thousands of dollars worth of cheese and sausage for school, but when the school fails to recognise her achievement she may not be eligible to go on a school trip to the state capitol.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Front Door

    Season 1, Episode 6 - The Front Door
    Aired November 4 2009

    The Hecks are left without a front door after Axl accidentally breaks it and Mike insists Axl should fix it.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

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    Season 1, Episode 7 - The Scratch
    Aired November 18 2009

    After Frankie accidentally throws a beer bottle at Brick, the Heck family end up in the social services system.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • Thanksgiving

    Season 1, Episode 8 - Thanksgiving
    Aired November 25 2009

    Frankie's plans for the perfect Thanksgiving are scuppered when Mr. Ehlert makes his staff work over the holiday. Meanwhile, Axl loses Brick in a corn maze.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Bee

    Season 1, Episode 16 - The Bee
    Aired March 3 2010

    With Brick heading to a regional Spelling Bee, the Heck family take a road-trip to Chicago, but they forget one important thing: Sue's birthday.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

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    Season 1, Episode 17 - The Break Up
    Aired March 10 2010

    Frankie and Mike are excited when they find out Axl has a new girlfriend, but their happiness is short-lived when she dumps him. Meanwhile, Sue and Brick are terrified after watching a zombie movie.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Fun House

    Season 1, Episode 18 - The Fun House
    Aired March 24 2010

    Mike buys a pool table so their house can be the "fun house" in the neighbourhood, but he soon gets fed up with all the kids hanging around. Meanwhile, Frankie's job is on the line as a motivational speaker visits Ehlert Motors.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

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    Season 1, Episode 19 - The Final Four
    Aired March 31 2010

    Mike's wishes come true when Mr. Ehlert offers him two tickets to the final four, but unluckily for Mike the game is the same day as the funeral for Frankie's uncle.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • Worry Duty

    Season 1, Episode 21 - Worry Duty
    Aired April 28 2010

    Frankie is concerned when Axl begins dating Morgan again and she tries to change him. Meanwhile, Brick has to take care of a baby chick for a school project.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • Back to School

    Season 2, Episode 1 - Back to School
    Aired September 22 2010

    Frankie devises a plan to stay on top of her kids' schedules and gets accused of being an over protective mother when tries to explain Brick's eccentricities to his new teacher.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • Homecoming

    Season 2, Episode 2 - Homecoming
    Aired September 29 2010

    Axl has just made the varsity football team, much to Frankie's delight, and she looks forward to a life-long dream of dressing up and walking him out on the field with Mike during homecoming. However, when she learns that Sue's first cross-country meet is the same day, Frankie and Mike must each make a Sophie's Choice-like decision on which kid's activity to attend.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Quarry

    Season 2, Episode 4 - The Quarry
    Aired October 15 2010

    When Axl is suspended for skipping school, Mike decides it's time to teach his son a lesson about life and makes him go to work with him at the quarry. But Mike's master plan backfires when Axl likes the job so much that he wants to quit school and lead the life of a quarryman. Meanwhile, Frankie is devastated when she fears that she accidentally prayed away Sue's cross-country team after it's cut by the school; and while practicing a magic trick, Brick makes the main TV remote disappear - and can't figure out how to make it reappear.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • Taking Back the House

    Season 2, Episode 11 - Taking Back the House
    Aired January 5 2011

    After years of being at their kids' beck-and-call and never having time for themselves, Frankie and Mike decide to take charge of their lives and regain control over the Heck household. But Axl, Sue and Brick don't plan on going down without a fight.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • Super Sunday

    Season 2, Episode 13 - Super Sunday
    Aired January 19 2011

    As the Super Bowl approaches, Mike is thrilled when Brick takes his advice and studies up on football in order to understand and talk the sport. But Axl thinks his little brother is taking over his turf by being Mike's football buddy - a position Axl used to cherish. Meanwhile, Frankie thinks her professional career is looking up when Mr. Ehlert chooses her to accompany him to a managerial seminar, and ex-boyfriend Brad asks Sue to be his dance partner for the school's annual Square Dancing with the Stars.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • Mother's Day II

    Season 2, Episode 21 - Mother's Day II
    Aired May 4 2011

    Mike and the kids present Frankie with the perfect Mother's Day gift - a day to herself. But when her day off goes awry, Mike offers a do-over with the family, which comes with its own set of glitches.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

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    Season 3, Episode 4 - Major Changes
    Aired October 5 2011

    After being mortifyingly humiliated and grossed out due to a family member's actions, Frankie has a meltdown and decrees to the family that major changes need to take place in every aspect of the Heck household - and then packs up and abruptly leaves. But Frankie's not gone for good, as she heads to her mother's (Marsha Mason) house for a little TLC and motherly advice to help her through the humiliation.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

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    Season 3, Episode 23 - The Telling
    Aired May 16 2012

    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.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Middle

    Season 4, Episode 3 - The Second Act
    Aired October 3 2012

    When Frankie is suddenly fired from Ehlert Motors, she embarks on a quest not to repeat mistakes from the past by taking any crummy job that comes her way, deciding to go instead to tech school to secure a real career. Meanwhile, school has begun and Axl is starting his Senior year in high school, Sophomore Sue takes on the task of mentoring new freshman Jenna, and Mike is upset with Brick when he can't be bothered to put his book down to meet some of Mike's friends after a softball game.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Middle

    Season 5, Episode 4 - The 100th
    Aired October 23 2013

    Marking the 100th episode milestone of "The Middle," the citizens of Orson, Indiana celebrate the Orsontennial - the town's 100th anniversary. During this momentous event, Frankie and Mike find themselves begrudgingly trying to drive a giant cow float in the parade; Axl, Sean and Darrin resurrect Boss Co. and attempt to make some big bucks by setting up a VIP area to view the festivities; Sue, still crushing on Darrin, tries to make him jealous by pretending to be dating Brad again; and Brick tries to earn himself a place in Orson history by entering a contest to come up with the town's new motto, which will be used for the next 100 years

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Middle

    Season 5, Episode 21 - Office Hours
    Aired May 7 2014

    Feeling that her mind has been turned into Swiss cheese over the kids' never ending demanding requests of her, Frankie sets up office hours in which they can only voice their needs between 5:00-6:00 p.m. Meanwhile, an overprotective Mike keeps a stern eye on Darrin to make sure he doesn't take advantage of Sue, and Brick invites his surprising new friends over to the house for a book club meeting.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

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    Season 5, Episode 22 - Heck on a Hard Body
    Aired May 14 2014

    Sue is determined to win herself a car and enters Ehlert Motors "Hands on a Hard Body" contest, in which the last person whose hands never leave the car wins. Meanwhile, Mike and his perpetually down-on-his-luck brother Rusty, find time to bond again when they take a road trip to Chicago with Brick to attend his Spelling Bee, and Frankie has to travel to Axl's college dorm to help him locate a missing desk or risk losing her $200 deposit.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The Middle

    Season 6, Episode 11 - A Quarry Story
    Aired January 14 2015

    Frankie discovers an old, uncashed paycheck from Ehlert Motors. But in order for her to collect her pay, Mr. Ehlert forces her to work on the lot for one day. Meanwhile, after her hours at Spudsy's are cut down, Mike offers Sue a part-time job as the quarry cleaning lady; Mike's dad, Big Mike, attempts to persuade a lazy Axl to help replace the Heck family's damaged kitchen sink, and Brick discovers the joys of watching '70s game shows and begins his own annoying classic contest with the family.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

  • The 200th

    Season 9, Episode 9 - The 200th
    Aired December 5 2017

    "The Middle" celebrates its milestone 200th episode! When Orson is named as one of the top 200 most livable cities in Indiana, Frankie is reminded that she has to come up with something to place in the time capsule that will be buried in the base of the newly rededicated Orson Cow. Meanwhile, when Bill Norwood informs Mike that he and Paula are separating, Mike is gobsmacked and starts to appreciate Frankie more; in order to win back Cindy, Brick must complete three acts of bravery for her; and Axl volunteers Sue to be his personal assistant to impress prospective employers.

    Appeared as Mr. Ehlert

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