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Meet the Parents is the third episode of Season 9 of The Middle. It originally aired on October 17, 2017.


Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get bailed.


During the end credits, there is a slideshow with pictures of what happened at Lexie's parents' houses. During the original airing, a picture of a corn dog stand was shown as Frankie mentions that she ate a bad corn dog. When the episode was put on demand, the picture was replaced by a sign.