CHRISTMAS FINDS A CLUELESS MIKE HELPING BROTHER RUSTY MOVE SOME STOLEN FURNITURE, AND FRANKIE TAKES A PART TIME HOLIDAY JOB IN ORDER TO GET
AN EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT TO BUY PRESENTS, ON ABC'S "THE MIDDLE"
Norm Macdonald Guest Stars as Rusty
"Christmas Help" - Christmas doesn't seem so merry to Mike when he helps brother Rusty (Norm Macdonald) move some furniture into the Heck house garage and discovers that Rusty doesn't actually own the items. Meanwhile, Frankie hatches a plan to take a part time holiday job in a department store in order to get an employee discount to buy presents; Axl turns the garage with the stolen furniture into his own bachelor pad; and Reverend TimTom makes a bold choice by casting Brick in a holiday play and tasks an overly zealous Sue with baking cookies for the event, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"The Middle" stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
Guest starring are Norm Macdonald as Rusty, Paul Hipp as Reverend TimTom, Nancy Lenehan as Penny, Julie Meyer as woman, Samuel Gilbert as first wise man and Jasmine Alveran as Mary.
"Christmas Help" was written by Jana Hunter & Mitch Hunter and directed by Phil Traill.
"The Middle" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.
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