TVRG Thanksgiving Special: The Best Thanksgiving Episodes - The Middle
The best Holiday Episodes special is back, just in time for Thanksgiving and The Middle!
8 - Season 7 - Thanksgiving VII - (7/10)
This was a really different Thanksgiving episode for The Middle, and I wasn't the biggest fan of it. Everyone kind of had their own plots, and it hardly felt like it was a Thanksgiving episode.
7 - Season 1 - Thanksgiving - (8.5/10)
2009. We meet Brad, Sue's new boyfriend. Frankie is stuck working Thanksgiving, with Bob (remember him?), Axl wants to go out with friends, and Brick wants to go to a corn maze. With all this happening, Frankie tried to make Thanksgiving work. She couldn't so she cancelled it (no she did not even float it). The family felt bad, so we ended up seeing the kids and Mike make Thanksgiving for her. But, after Frankie (at work) found out that she only had to work due to Mr. Elhert wanting to prove something to his wife, gets drunk with him, and comes home drunk. It was a pretty funny episode. The only reason it is listed so low is because when you have such an awesome show like The Middle, there are so many fantastic episodes, that are even more episodes that are much better than an already good episode.
6 - Season 4 - Thanksgiving IV - (9/10)
Frankie, wanting to one-up Nancy Donahue, invited some marines to the house for Thanksgiving. But, being the Hecks, it was not the peaceful, family holiday that Frankie hoped to create for the marines. This was a really funny episode, seeing all of the families' crazy antics, was classic Middle.
5 - Season 8 - Thanksgiving VIII - (9.3/10)
4 - Season 6 - Thanksgiving VI - (9.4/10)
Life is never easy for the Hecks. After having their sink fall in, and just having a bad year, Frankie decides the family will go to a buffet for Thanksgiving. This was a really different episode, since it was not traditional set at a family member's house. No show has done an episode at a buffet (to my recollection), so I really enjoyed it.
3 - Season 2 - Thanksgiving II - (9.6/10)
2 - Season 3 - Thanksgiving III - (9.8/10)
This episode was really different. For once in the series, the Hecks went over to someone else's house for Thanksgiving, Frankie's parents. In this episode we got to meet Janet, Frankie's sister, her annoying daughter Lucy, and see the sisters clash over whose life is harder. This was a really fun episode, since we got to see more of the extended family, that we don't usually see.
1 - Season 5 - Thanksgiving V - (10/10)
This was such a good episode. It was really funny. The family had all these crazy secrets that kept getting exposed at dinner, so it was really fun. Frankie appeared as a crazy lady while Black Friday shopping on the news, Axl dropped four classes, Tag lost his and Pat's cruise due to gambling, Sue was nervous and scared as a result of Frankie's Black friday outburst, and Brick, on the side, wanted a jello salad.
How would you rate The Middle's Thanksgiving episodes? What did you like about them? Why? Let me know in the comments below!