With the summer winding down and school about to start, Frankie hopes for a fun family camping trip. However, when the kids refuse to cooperate and enjoy the great outdoors, she is reminded of her ruined honeymoon camping experience, involving Nickey (Ray Romano), an acquaintance of Mike's from high school.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these television series...

Hannah Montana

This Television Series is referred to by Forced Family Fun (Part 1) part of The Middle Season 3
Sue is worried about entering high school. She pesters Axl with questions about life in high school. One of her questions is "In high school, do we call the cafeteria, the cafeteria or the caf?" explaining that when 'Hannah Montana' entered high school, she called it "The Caf".
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It refers to these books...

The NeverEnding Story
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This Book is referred to by Forced Family Fun (Part 1) part of The Middle Season 3
Trying to get Brick to enjoy the real world instead of just reading about it in a book, Mike mentions that, "nobody writes about reading a book". Brick mentions that The Neverending Story does.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

The Middle Season 3

# Title Air Date
The Middle
3:1 Forced Family Fun (Part 1) Sep 21, 2011
3:2 Forced Family Fun (Part 2) Sep 21, 2011
3:3 Hecking Order Sep 28, 2011
3:4 Major Changes Oct 5, 2011
3:5 The Test Oct 12, 2011
3:6 Bad Choices Oct 19, 2011
3:7 Halloween II Oct 26, 2011
3:8 Heck's Best Thing Nov 2, 2011
3:9 The Play Nov 16, 2011
3:10 Thanksgiving III Nov 23, 2011
3:11 A Christmas Gift Dec 7, 2011
3:12 Year of the Hecks Jan 4, 2012
3:13 The Map Jan 11, 2012
3:14 Hecking It Up Jan 18, 2012
3:15 Valentine's Day III Feb 8, 2012
3:16 The Concert Feb 15, 2012
3:17 The Sit Down Feb 22, 2012
3:18 Leap Year Feb 29, 2012
3:19 The Paper Route Mar 14, 2012
3:20 Get Your Business Done Apr 11, 2012
3:21 The Guidance Counselor May 2, 2012
3:22 The Clover May 9, 2012
3:23 The Telling May 16, 2012
3:24 The Wedding May 23, 2012