Guest Star: Laura Ann Kesling

You are viewing a list of Laura Ann Kesling's 11 appearances on The Middle.

  • 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 Dotty

  • Foreign Exchange

    Season 2, Episode 5 - Foreign Exchange
    Aired October 20 2010

    Frankie convinces Mike and the kids that the Heck family should host a foreign exchange student from Japan to expose him to life in an average American family. But the Hecks become frustrated when the student shows no sign of interest whatsoever in the family.

    Appeared as Dotty

  • Forced Family Fun (Part 1)

    Season 3, Episode 1 - Forced Family Fun (Part 1)
    Aired September 21 2011

    With school about to start in a few days, Frankie realizes that she and Mike have barely spent time together with the kids over the summer, so she insists that they take a short family vacation. But when Mike decides that the perfect family getaway is a camping trip, memories of their campsite honeymoon 19 years earlier -- which was ruined by Nicky (Ray Romano), a sad-sack former high school acquaintance of Mike's -- come flashing back.

    Appeared as Dotty Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 3, Episode 2 - Forced Family Fun (Part 2)
    Aired September 21 2011

    With school about to start in a few days, Frankie realizes that she and Mike have barely spent time together with the kids over the summer, so she insists that they take a short family vacation. But when Mike decides that the perfect family getaway is a camping trip, memories of their campsite honeymoon 19 years earlier -- which was ruined by Nicky (Ray Romano), a sad-sack former high school acquaintance of Mike's -- come flashing back.

    Appeared as Dotty Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 3, Episode 14 - Hecking It Up
    Aired January 18 2012

    With Indiana hosting the Super Bowl, Frankie is devastated when she hopes to land a plum assignment as an official volunteer and ends up with a less-than-stellar position. Meanwhile, the entire Heck household takes advantage of the Donahue's new car while they are out of town, and a scary, close call with the car causes Sue to profess her true feelings to her new boyfriend, Matt.

    Appeared as Dotty Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 5, Episode 12 - The Carpool
    Aired January 22 2014

    With the bus drivers on strike, Principal Barker (Rachel Dratch) asks the parents to form carpools to get the kids to and from school. But with time management not being one of Frankie's strong suits, her carpool kids find themselves facing the possibility of being on the receiving end of some tardy slips – which could ruin their chances of being invited to the "No Tardy Party." Meanwhile, Axl hits the books and becomes an expert in Astronomy – a class he’s not even taking – in order to tutor a hot student, and when Mike receives two IU basketball tickets, he tries to find someone to accompany him to the game, not realizing that Sue really wants to go with him.

    Appeared as Dotty Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 5, Episode 15 - Vacation Days
    Aired March 5 2014

    After being forced by his work to take a paid vacation, Mike tries to relax but finds his alone time being invaded by Brick, who wants to cash in and implement all of the personal gift coupons he has given his dad for Father's Day and birthdays over the years. Meanwhile, Frankie is livid when she discovers that Axl has been hanging out at the Donahues for the past few days and didn't let her know that he was even in town, and Sue is horrified when she discovers that someone has given her service at Spudsy Malone's a bad review online and overreacts in her efforts to better please the customers.

    Appeared as Dotty Donahue

  • A Very Donahue Vacation

    Season 7, Episode 18 - A Very Donahue Vacation
    Aired March 23 2016

    After making some extra money from the diaper business, Mike surprises a rather unenthusiastic Heck family with a spring break vacation at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. In the hopes of livening up what is perceived to be a lame vacation, Frankie suggests that the Donahues join them. While Mike visits all of the attractions on his own, Nancy asks a not-so-thrilled Frankie to speak with Sean to try and talk him into taking his MCATs; Axl enlists Brick to help him pick up women by playing "Jerk/No Jerk" - with Brick in the role of the "Jerk"; and Mike is anything but excited when an exuberant Sue reveals some news to him about her upcoming summer plans.

    Appeared as Dotty Donahue

  • Thanksgiving VIII

    Season 8, Episode 6 - Thanksgiving VIII
    Aired November 22 2016

    Frankie has come to the conclusion that April is not good enough for Axl and does everything in her power to keep her out of their annual Christmas family photo. But she finds herself vying for Axl's attention by trying to rearrange timing for the family's Thanksgiving dinner when she discovers that he plans to go to April's multiple family get-togethers that day. Meanwhile, Sue goes ballistic when she discovers that Brick will now be her new co-worker at Spudsy's.

    Appeared as Dotty Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 8, Episode 10 - Escape Orson
    Aired January 3 2017

    The Hecks find themselves spending New Year's Day attempting to stave off a zombie apocalypse in the Orson Escape Room, desperately trying to beat the Donahue’s record of getting out with more than one minute, eight seconds to spare.  Meanwhile, Brick is convinced that the mild-mannered man assigned to the family's Escape Room group is really the famous author of the "Planet Nowhere" books; Sue divulges a secret about herself to Axl that's she's been keeping since childhood; and Mike is stunned when Frankie reveals that she had a romantic dream involving Frank Sinatra.

    Appeared as Dotty Donahue

  • The Christmas Miracle

    Season 9, Episode 10 - The Christmas Miracle
    Aired December 12 2017

    It's Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he's not going to church this year because he's beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

    Appeared as Dotty Donahue

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