Lucky for us, The Middle isn’t presented in smell-o-vision. A particularly rancid smell is haunting the Heck household in this episode.
When Frankie described the stench as “a cross between baby spit up and rotting animal flesh,” I gagged because that even sounds extremely repulsive. I don’t know how it took them so long to figure out that it was coming from Brick. Of course as soon as they do figure out it’s him, she rushes him to a drug store to stock up on hygiene products. She mistakenly didn’t go into specifics for appropriate usage, and next thing you know Brick’s gone off to the other extreme of using all the products at once.
The reason Mike’s been too busy to help with Brick’s problem was because he’d been duped into coaching the girls’ soccer team. Sue was beyond ecstatic to accept a spot on the team without even having to try out, so Mike felt obligated to stick around even after the previous coach was so quick to ditch him after initially bringing him on as an assistant coach.