Season 2 | Episode 205 | Aired 10/19/2010
No one seems to be bonding with the exchange student. Brick is exhausted after trying give Takayuki a little history lesson about national birds. Sue spends three hours singing karaoke because Brick told her it’s a national pastime in Japan. As for Frankie, she’s still having trouble feeding their guest. Her frozen waffles and French toast sticks don’t go over well even though they come with a convenient container of dipping syrup.
Mike believes they’ve been saddled with a dud. Frankie wants the family to change their attitude pronto. She says, “I know Takayuki doesn’t say how disappointed he is, but his vacant stare speaks volumes.” Frankie is shocked to learn that the foreign exchange student at the Donahue house cooks exotic meals and is teaching them flamenco dancing.
Frankie is beginning to believe that her family may be right. Maybe they did get a dud. Frankie says, “I wanted a cultural exchange and instead I get another sullen teen. I mean, what’s with his parents sending him over here? I would never saddle some poor Japanese family with Axl.” She’s a fine American.