Just so you know, I might still quit on other stuff but I'll never quit on my BFTF.

Stuck in a Commercial is the second episode in season 2 of Stuck in the Middle and the 19th episode overall. It aired on February 10, 2017 to 1.1 million viewers.


Harley and Ethan partner up to make a TV commercial for their dad's store.


When Tom gets a TV spot to advertise Bait n' Bite store, he wants to use an old commercial he filmed when Harley was only two years old. The commercial is so embarrassing for toddler Harley because she pooped herself, making Harley worried that she would forever become known as "Doody Diaz" if the commercial ever airs. So, she convinces her dad to let Ethan shoot a new commercial.

Ethan agrees to direct the commercial but Harley is worried that Ethan will give up before finishing it, like he quits all his other films. She gives him pep talk and even sets up a secret camera in a lobster "gift" to spy on him. Ethan's work is made difficult when some of his stars, Daphne, Lewie and Beast start jinxing each other, forbidding them from talking. Ethan also struggles to get a hold of the rest of the family. Georgie is bird-sitting a parrot from her teacher and trying so hard to make.

Meanwhile, Rachel had promised herself that she would get two Adele concert tickets if she got an "A" in school. But Suzy isn't willing to buy them for her. Luckily, they realize that there is a chance to get free tickets, by trying as many times and with as many devices as possible. Ethan interrupts them from time to time to film their parts. They end up not winning any tickets.

While taking the big family shot at the end of the commercial, Georgie's parrot says "Doody Diaz" just before the entire set falls apart. The commercial is ruined. Ethan quits. Harley gives him another pep talk about quitting. She also reveals that she was spying on him. After the pep talk, Ethan gets the courage to finish the commercial.


Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Audrey Wasilewski as the voice of Leo



  • Rachel earned an 'A'  so she could get to see an Adele concert as a reward.
  • Tom made his first commercial for his shop when Harley was two years old.
  • Ethan sucessfully completes a video project that people will actually see.
  • Harley is haunted by the fact that she could be labelled "Doody Diaz," for the rest of her life.

International Premieres

  • April 18, 2017 (Israel)
  • May 15, 2017 (Portugal)
  • June 4, 2017 (Latin America, Brazil)
  • June 20, 2017 (Hungary)
  • June 27, 2017 (Poland)


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Stuck in the Middle Episodes
Season 1
Stuck in the MiddleStuck in the Sweet SeatStuck with a Guy on the CouchStuck at the MoviesStuck in the Block PartyStuck in the SlushinatorStuck in the Mother's Day GiftStuck in Harley's CometStuck with Mom's New FriendStuck with My Sister's BoyfriendStuck with a WinnerStuck with No RulesStuck in the Harley CarStuck in LockdownStuck without a RideStuck in the QuinceañeraStuck in the Diaz of Our Lives
Season 2
Stuck in the Waterpark - The MovieStuck in a CommercialStuck in the School PhotoStuck in a Slushy WarStuck in the Garage SaleStuck in the Diaz EasterStuck in the Beast-day PartyStuck without DevicesStuck with a Boy GeniusStuck with a Bad InfluenceStuck in a Good DeedStuck Dancing with My DadStuck in a Gold Medal PerformanceStuck in a New RoomStuck with a Dangerous HouseStuck with a New FriendStuck in a Merry ScaryStuck with a Hook, Line and SinkerStuck in the Babysitting NightmareStuck in the Diaz Awards
Season 3
Stuck at Christmas - The MovieStuck with Rachel's SecretStuck with a Diaz DownStuck in Camp ChaosStuck with Harley's BethanyStuck in a Nice RelationshipStuck with Horrible HelpersStuck in a Mysterious RobberyStuck in a Besties BattleStuck in Spring BreakStuck with a New SquadStuck with a Non-DiazStuck in the DarkStuck with No EscapeStuck Wrestling FeelingsStuck Without the Perfect GiftStuck in Diaz CourtStuck in Dad's BirthdayStuck in a Fake OutStuck in Harley's Quinceañera