The Middle

Season 1 Episode 9

Siblings

3
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Dec 02, 2009 on ABC
8.4
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Frankie encounters three perfect siblings and vows to make her children stop fighting and become a loving family. Meanwhile, Aunt Edie makes a costly mistake at the quarry, and Mike considers firing her.

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  • 109

    9.5
    This show just keeps getting better and better and it may be at an all time high right now. We got a lot of feel good moments on tonight's episode, not to mention heartwarming. I like those little moments where the family shows they care for each other, sure, on most occasions, they fight and argue, but they always follow through for each other in the end.



    It was an awesome tie in with delivering the reefs, and Mike was pretty funny too with Frankie's Auntie Eety (sp?). The TV bit was also pretty funny, watching the same program on three different television screens. Also I really am liking Mike & Frankie's relationship, they don't always show that their in a relationship, but they definitely did tonight.



    Overall, a superb episode, and as of now, is the best family comedy on television right now. (Loads better than Modern Family if you ask me)moreless
  • Brothers are bothers - and sisters are blisters...

    9.0
    Another fantastic episode from my favourite new show.



    Frankie observes children from another family getting along well together - and decides it is time that she made her own kids get along as well. She convinces everyone to have dinner together - and follows up with Mike's idea (to have a family game of football). She teams up with Mike, against the kids, and they all enjoy themselves. However the kids decide that they want to play against their parents - night after night. All Frankie and Mike want however, is some quiet time. Frankie tries to get the kids to play alone together - but they don't want to play without their parents.



    I have a question about this episode though:

    Why don't they have dinner together? Most families do - even on shows like "The Simpsons" and "Malcolm In The Middle" - which are meant to be about dysfunctional families. However, even the characters on those shows have dinner together.moreless
Rhonda Aldrich

Rhonda Aldrich

Kathryn

Guest Star

Sam Schuder

Sam Schuder

Shelly Donahue

Guest Star

Jeanette Miller

Jeanette Miller

Aunt Edie

Recurring Role

Frances Bay

Frances Bay

Aunt Ginny

Recurring Role

Jen Ray

Jen Ray

Nancy Donahue

Recurring Role

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