Frankie Quote #1954
Quote from Frankie in Great Heckspectations
Sue: It's just, 'cause Axl was born first, he's never gonna feel the same way about me that I do about him.
Frankie: [scoffs] Are you kidding me? When we told him he was gonna have a little sister, he was so excited. He used to talk to you in my tummy.
Frankie: Mm-hmm. And then when you got here, you were like his little doll. He dragged you everywhere. He would play with you and watch over you and make sure I was feeding you. Wherever we went, he told people he was your "big bwuvah."
Frankie: Yep. And when you got a little older, he used to sleep in the bed with you every night. It got to the point where you two were keeping each other up, so we finally made him go back to his own bed. Ooh, he was not happy. He threw a fit. The only way we got him to do it is if he left Woofy Dog with you to protect you.
Sue: Wait, what do you mean, leave me Woofy Dog?
Frankie: Well, Woofy Dog was his.
Sue: Woofy Dog was Axl's?
Frankie: Yes. Didn't I tell you this story?
Sue: No. This is huge news! You told the story about how I was afraid of a knothole in the wood paneling like a thousand times, but this you keep from me? I can't believe Woofy Dog was Axl's. And he gave him to me. [gasps] He does adore me! [gasps] My big bwuvah does adore me! He just doesn't remember!
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Quote from Mike
Frankie: What do you mean you got your driver's license?!
Brick: Well, you guys weren't around, so I asked Sue to take me. I passed!
Mike: Yeah, we saw that.
Frankie: Brick, that is not okay! If your parents say no to something, that doesn't mean you go get your sister to do it!
Brick: I really thought you'd be fine with this. I mean, didn't I prove my trustworthiness when I stole back our car from the Glossners?
Mike: I'm sorry, but there are steps to getting your driver's license. We gotta put you on our insurance, make sure the car is tuned up, alert the neighbors...
Frankie: What did you think you were gonna do, Brick, secretly drive around for the next 75 years without us noticing? Sorry, pal. You're grounded. Two weeks.
Mike: That means no library, no seeing Cindy after school, no... I don't know what else you do.
Quote from Frankie
Brick: Oh, well. At least it gets me out of prom this weekend.
Frankie: Wait, what? Prom? I thought that was just for juniors and seniors.
Brick: No, 'cause of budget cuts, there's only one dance a year now, so everybody gets to go.
Frankie: Well, you have to go to prom.
Brick: I don't care about prom.
Frankie: Well, you should. It's a major life event. You don't want to miss that. I mean, prom at the same time you actually have a girlfriend? What are the odds of that ever happening again?
Brick: But I'm punished.
Frankie: Well, now you're unpunished. He has to go to prom, Mike.
Brick: You're sending very conflicting messages.
Mike: What's not to get? You're grounded until Saturday and then you will go to prom, mister.
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Brick: Hey, Mom. Can I interest you in a decorative crock-pot cozy? Now you can leave your crock-pot out where everyone can see and save yourself unwanted embarrassment. It's for the women's club. These glasses are the prize for being their top seller.
Frankie: Let me guess. You're using the cozy money to pay off the peppermint-bark people.
Frankie: Brick, you're running a Ponzi scheme.
Brick: A Ponzi-what, now?
Frankie: You're using money you don't have to pay off the debt you had before, and now you got to go into even more debt to pay off this debt. It's an endless cycle. You're never gonna catch up.
Brick: Isn't that what you guys do with your credit cards?
Frankie: Well, yeah, but we're gonna die before they catch us.
Quote from The Shirt
Frankie: All I asked was for you to clean the bathroom! How hard is that?
Brick: Well, if you want to do it properly, you have to get to the root of the problem.
Frankie: Whoa, whoa, whoa, Brick. We are not "root of the problem" people. The surface is where we live. You start chipping away and digging down to the root of everything, the whole place falls apart. The filth and grime is what's holding everything together. You want to see a video of how we fix things? We wipe, we slide, we shove, we close. If a drawer is too full to open, move on to the next one. Never open it again.