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Stuck with Mom's New Friend is the ninth episode in season 1 of Stuck in the Middle. It aired on May 20, 2016 to 1.4 million viewers.[1]


When Dad goes out of town, Harley must find her mom a new friend after she becomes overly clingy.


With Tom out of town, Suzy wants to spend most of her time at with Harley and Ethan but they find her too embarrassing sometimes. So, they agree to get her a mom friend to hangout with. To make it happen, they secretly sign her up for an online friend-finder website which pairs you with a friend based on preferences and location. To everyone's disappointment, Suzy is paired with her nemesis, Bethany.

At first, Suzy and Bethany can't stand each other but they decide to give it a try. Bethany turns Suzy into a more serious, organized mom who even gets up early to get breakfast ready for the kids. The two moms make it very difficult for the Diaz kids to get away with stuff and enjoy their usual freedom. So, the kids try to break them up but without any luck. So, they come up with a plan to act as immature as possible until Bethany can't take it anymore.

Meanwhile, when Daphne is chosen to be part of a school play, Rachel interferes against Daphne's wish to make sure Daphne shines as the star. Rachel is even more disappointed to find out that Daphne will be playing the butt as part of a cow costume. Rachel goes in to help Daphne break the rules and stand out in the performance.

During Daphne's play, Daphne follows Rachel's advice to break out of the cow costume and do her own dance, ruining the play. In the commotion, the rest of the Diaz kids take the opportunity to act all immature and irresponsible to annoy Bethany. Bethany can't take it anymore. She gets mad at the Diaz kids, causing Suzy to break up the friendship.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Mentioned Cast



  • The momcarena is a parody or spoof of the hit dance, and popular song by Los del Rio the macerana.
  • Georgie and Tom are absent in this episode.
  • This is the first time that Georgie and Tom are absent.
  • Suzy, Daphne ,Louie and Beast return from their absence in the previous episode.
  • This is the first time that Suzy appears without Tom.
  • Since Georgie was at a basketball tournament, and Ellie is on Georgie's team, Ellie should have been at the tournament too, so it's weird that she wasn't. However she may have not wanted to go, or Bethany might have not allowed her to go. Or maybe she stopped being on the team, between this episode and the pilot episode.
    • This could be possible, as in the pilot episode, her head was used as a backboard, along with the hamster and the energy bars.
  • This episode is where the family has to face Suzy trying to bond with Mrs. Peters.

International premieres

  • May 30, 2016 (Australia)
  • August 29, 2016 (Israel)
  • September 3, 2016 (Latin America, Brazil)
  • October 1, 2016 (Hungary)


It [mom-carena] comes with a dance. This is a viral video just waiting to happen.


Like my freedom at the slushy window, mom didn't miss her friends until they were gone. But both of our problems are about to be solved by forcing mom to be friends with someone she doesn't know.


But I'm already a star - the cow's rump. Milk, poop, everything comes out at my end. The only thing that comes out of the front is moo!


The earth never implodes when you want it to... I used to come to this house to escape. Now there's no escape.


No one comes between the Diaz kids and our rights to disorganization, sharp tools and screentime.


Maybe our five percent difference is a hundred percent why we'll never be friends.
—Suzy to Bethany



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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