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The Optimist 

Sue frantically tries to earn a college scholarship for when she graduates in two years; Frankie hopes to correct a mistake at work without her boss finding out; Brick demands a formal apology from Mike after a misunderstanding.

Director:

Lee Shallat Chemel

Writers:

Eileen Heisler (created by), DeAnn Heline (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patricia Heaton ... Frankie Heck
Neil Flynn ... Mike Heck
Charlie McDermott ... Axl Heck
Eden Sher ... Sue Heck
Atticus Shaffer ... Brick Heck
Jack McBrayer ... Dr. Ted Goodwin
Alphonso McAuley ... Hutch
Brian Scolaro ... Mickey
Ava Allan ... Piper
Michael S. Chambers Michael S. Chambers ... Olson (as Michael Chambers)
Aloma Wright ... Cashier
Thomas Crawford ... Piper's Dad
Traci Belushi ... Piper's Mom
Betsy Baker ... Patient - Mrs. Parker
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Storyline

Sue frantically tries to earn a college scholarship for when she graduates in two years; Frankie hopes to correct a mistake at work without her boss finding out; Brick demands a formal apology from Mike after a misunderstanding.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Sue Heck: Mom, be careful. That is my essay for the American Patriot Scholarship. I know I am going to get that one. No one loves America more than me. And here, check out my title - "Why I'm an Ameri-can, and Not an Ameri-can't - A.K.A. Red, White, and Sue".
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Tony the Barber
Written by Gary Sredzienski
Performed by Gary Sredzienski
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