Have you guys seen the video, "It's Not About the Nail" ?? This episode of The Middle reminded me of that - Frankie just wants to tell Mike about what's bothering her, and Mike just wants to go out and solve all of his wife's problems. This is a video my husband and I reference often when venting, so the other one knows whether to come up with a solution, or just listen and nod, LoL. But, I digress. Back on The Middle, Axl needs someone to solve his problems for him - as his best ideas are still riddled with holes and require multiple strokes of luck to pan out. I mean, what if it had rained during the several days that the couch was in the woods? And that's just for starters!
The Middle "The Wind Chimes" (S05E19): It's the day after Prom, and Sue tells her family that she loves Darrin. [no surprise, really.] Frankie worries because Darrin has a friend with a one-year-old, so she gets Mike to forbid Sue to go to a party with him. Sue doesn't go, and Darrin asks Mike what the deal is. [I don't think this issue will keep popping up, do you?]
Meanwhile, Brick calls a pretzel company to complain about the decrease in salt on their pretzels. The automated message asks if he has an idea for a product, so he leaves his name and number. But, each of Brick's ideas have already been done, or are terrible. He makes it his responsibility to come up with something - and he goes from product development to advertising to come up with a creative concept to share. [the cutest part was that he saw a ten-cent coupon as his first paycheck!]
Elsewhere, Axl and Hutch find a couch on the street and want to use it in their apartment next year, even though it is beat-up and missing a cushion. [I'm all for more Hutch on this show, but I wonder if Axl could handle living on his own without the construct of a residence hall...] They begin to carry it back, but it's heavy so Hutch winds up having to stay with it overnight while Axl goes to class, then gets a truck. [why didn't Axl just return after class to stay with Hutch and the couch?] But, Axl can't seem to borrow a truck for a few more days, so they decide to just bring the couch to some nearby woods in the meantime. [did I miss finding out where the coffee table came from?] They start hanging out there, but Hutch brings a girl over, making Axl wonder what it'll be like when they live together the next year. Fortunately, Hutch makes it up to him. [nice 80s throwback.]