Frankie is disappointed with her volunteer assignments at the Indiana-hosted Super Bowl. Meanwhile, with the Donahues away, the Hecks look after their house, resulting in a fascination with their new car. Elsewhere, Sue seizes the opportunity to tell her boyfriend how she feels about him.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

High Hopes
performed by Frank Sinatra

This Song is played in Hecking It Up part of The Middle Season 3
The Heck family sings this song in an effort to cheer up Sue, who is feeling sad after telling her boyfriend that she loves him, and getting no response in return.

It shows these books...

The Last Outlaw
written by

This Book is shown on Hecking It Up part of The Middle Season 3
Brick is in his room reading this book when Axl gets a phone call and makes Brick wear a pillow on his head to prevent him from eavesdropping on the conversation.

It refers to these book series...

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

This Book Series is referred to by Hecking It Up part of The Middle Season 3
After Sue accidentally drives the Donahue's new Passat, she is worried that if her parents find out, they'll never let her get her driver's license. She says that without a driver's license, she'll never go on a life defining road trip with three of her closest friends. A reference to the film and book series, 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'.
  • Buy The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on Amazon
  • Buy The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on iTunes
  • Buy The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on GooglePlay

It refers to these movie series...

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

This Movie Series is referred to by Hecking It Up part of The Middle Season 3
After Sue accidentally drives the Donahue's new Passat, she is worried that if her parents find out, they'll never let her get her driver's license. She says that without a driver's license, she'll never go on a life defining road trip with three of her closest friends. A reference to the film and book series, 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'.
  • Buy The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on Amazon
  • Buy The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on iTunes
  • Buy The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on GooglePlay

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

The Middle:
Season:  4  / Episode:  6 
Halloween III: The Driving

This Television Episode refers to Hecking It Up part of The Middle Season 3
Sue references her "near death experience" when she accidentally drove the Donahue's car, in the episode, "Hecking It Up".

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