The kids have a meeting with Frankie and Mike about their parenting techniques, and they are thrown for a loop, when their parents attempt to change.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these books...

Of Mice and Men
written by

This Book is referred to by The Sit Down part of The Middle Season 3
Axl is supposed to read this book and write a book report on it. He has Brick read the book for him, asking Brick to give him the highlights of the story.

It refers to these television series...

Mork & Mindy

This Television Series is referred to by The Sit Down part of The Middle Season 3
Frankie and Mike watch TV together in their bedroom. Frankie talks while watching a program, asking Mike if the character on the show they're watching (NCIS) is in the Army or a detective. Mike tells her he's both. Then Frankie tells him that the character (Mark Harmon) is married to Mindy from Mork & Mindy, leading Mike to decide they should go bowling instead of watching tv together.
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NCIS

This Television Series is referred to by The Sit Down part of The Middle Season 3
Although the name of the show isn't mentioned, Frankie mentions that the character of the show she and Mike are watching, is married to "Mindy" from Mork & Mindy. Mark Harmon stars in the show NCIS, and is married to Pam Dawber, the woman who played the role of "Mindy".
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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

Shot Down
performed by The Sonics

 

Veep:
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Shutdown

Shutdown
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