Guest Star: Frances Bay

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  • 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 Aunt Ginny

  • 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 Aunt Ginny

  • The Middle

    Season 1, Episode 9 - Siblings
    Aired December 2 2009

    Frankie encounters three "perfect" siblings and sets out to stop her kids from fighting. Meanwhile, Mike considers firing Aunt Edie.

    Appeared as Aunt Ginny

  • The Middle

    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 Aunt Ginny

  • TV or Not TV

    Season 1, Episode 20 - TV or Not TV
    Aired April 14 2010

    When the Hecks are advised to cut out cable TV, Mike and Frankie struggle to find new activities, while the kids quickly find new things to do.

    Appeared as Aunt Ginny

  • Halloween

    Season 2, Episode 6 - Halloween
    Aired October 27 2010

    Frankie is excited over being invited to an adult neighborhood Halloween party. But will she be able to get Mike to dress up in a costume, or will he have his own idea of fun? Meanwhile, a melancholy Sue's spirits are lifted when she discovers that Reverend TimTom is back in town and hosting a Halloween church event; things don't go quite as planned for Axl, his friends or their dates as they head out to an exclusive haunted house party; and Brick chooses a unique Halloween costume that is not easily defined.

    Appeared as Aunt Ginny

  • Errand Boy

    Season 2, Episode 8 - Errand Boy
    Aired November 17 2010

    Brick is sick and tired of being forced to accompany Frankie on her weekend errands and pleads with her to let him stay home alone. Meanwhile, Mike is torn over how to deal with Sue's friend when he overhears her diss his daughter, and with his fellow teammates all growing beards for the football playoffs, Axl tries to grow one of his own - with mixed results.

    Appeared as Aunt Ginny

  • Thanksgiving II

    Season 2, Episode 9 - Thanksgiving II
    Aired November 24 2010

    Mike begrudgingly invites his brother, Rusty (Norm Macdonald), who is temporarily living in a tent, and his father, Big Mike, who has recently broken his hip, to join him for the annual Heck family Thanksgiving. But when Frankie observes the macho Heck men's non-communicative nature, she encourages a not-so-receptive Mike to engage them in a real conversation and express their feelings. Meanwhile, Brick is ecstatic when he discovers that Bob is bringing his girlfriend, Linda - the local librarian who loves books as much as Brick does - to Thanksgiving; and Sue wants to start a mother-daughter tradition of baking a pie for the holiday, but ends up getting more sliced up than the crust.

    Appeared as Aunt Ginny

  • A Simple Christmas

    Season 2, Episode 10 - A Simple Christmas
    Aired December 8 2010

    The Hecks count down the 12 days of Christmas with Frankie's parents, Pat (Marsha Mason) and Tag (Jerry Van Dyke), when they come to town to spend the holiday with the family - much to Mike's dismay. But when Frankie decides that she wants to take the focus off of the gifts and make it a simple Christmas, Pat and Tag have other ideas.

    Appeared as Aunt Ginny

  • The Math Class

    Season 2, Episode 17 - The Math Class
    Aired March 2 2011

    Frankie once again goes head to head with Brick's third grade teacher,
    Ms. Rinsky (Doris Roberts), when Brick gets a D on his math test and Frankie thinks poor teaching skills are to blame. But Frankie wonders whether or not she can make the grade when Ms. Rinsky requires that she and Mike attend a class to test their own math skills. Meanwhile, while begrudgingly watching over their crusty, old aunts, Axl and Sue mull over a plan to accompany Aunt Edie on a search for a time capsule she buried when she was young.

    Appeared as Aunt Ginny

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