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The Middle: Bad Choices

306. Bad Choices

Aired October 19, 2011

With the Heck home falling apart, Frankie and Mike consider moving to an apartment. Meanwhile, Axl pretends to be sick to get out of a school test, but needs to convince Frankie he's well enough to go to a party. Meanwhile, Sue and Brad volunteer to perform a school skit about the dangers of texting while driving, and Brick starts delivering Shakesperian monologues.

Quote from Sue

Sue: It's all a part of our skit. Brad and I are "Team Sober Non-Texting and Driving" ambassadors. We were specially chosen out of the entire school.
[flashback:]
Teacher: And we're still looking for volunteers to perform an educational skit during "Don't Be Scared, Be Aware" week.
[Sue and Brad are the only ones to raise their hands]
[present:]
Sue: We get to write, direct, and perform in front of the whole student body. Everyone is counting on us! [screams]

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Quote from Axl

Axl: [wheezes]
Frankie: Axl, you don't sound too good.
Axl: I don't feel too good. I'm supposed to go to that Hoosier game with Sean tonight. I guess I should call him and tell him I can't go.
Frankie: Whoa, you are sick. Okay, you know, just go get into bed. We'll bring you something in there. We don't need you hacking over all our food.
Axl: Okay.
Frankie: And the way you're sounding, you might have to miss school tomorrow.
Axl: No! I have to go! I have a test tomorrow! I've been studying and everything!
Frankie: You'll just have to make it up, Axl. If you're sick, you're sick. [coughs]
Mike: You think he's faking?
Frankie: No, he was coughing at the block party.

Quote from Axl

Axl: [coughs]
Frankie: Are you getting sick again?
Axl: No, I'm done. I mean, maybe. You never know with all this bogus moving stuff going on.

Quote from Frankie

Frankie: Okay, look. Nobody's moving anywhere unless we all agree.Okay? We're a family, and we all get a vote. Besides, we're just looking. It means nothing. [walks into the apartment] Oh, my God!
Debbie: Hi. I'm Debbie.
Frankie: Hello.
Darrin: Hi. The assistant manager. Welcome to Hickory Arms.
Frankie: Wow. It's so big.
Darrin: Well, it's a 3-bedroom, 2-bath unit, open concept, with fabulous 9-foot ceilings.
Frankie: Oh, and look how dry they are. Ooh, Mike. New carpet. Oh, and your hand stays clean.
Axl: You do realize this isn't our furniture, right once we move our crappy stuff in here, it's just gonna look like our house.
Frankie: Guys, what did I say? We're just looking. Everybody gets a vote.

Quote from Frankie

Debbie: And the kitchen is newly renovated with tons of upgrades.
Frankie: Oh.
Debbie: Granite counters, energy star appliances, so your utility bills will be nice and low.
Frankie: Did you hear that, Mike? Low utility bills.
Mike: I heard. I'm closer to her than you are.
Frankie: Oh, my God. Are those what I think they are? [gasps] Dimmers! The only way our lights dim is when we turn on the microwave and the toaster at the same time. [laughs]
Sue: Axl? Do something. Mom's really liking this place. I don't want to move!
Axl: Don't worry. If Dad doesn't like it, it's not happening. We once looked at a sandwich shop 'cause Mom thought she could run it.
Debbie: Oh, and I don't know if you noticed, but the sliding glass doors lead out onto your own private deck.
Frankie: Oh! Oh. Oh! Look, Mike. Can you believe it? [slides door] One finger. [laughs] I could do this all day.

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