In The Middle episode “The Convention,” Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) invites her husband Mike (Neil Flynn) to come with her to Des Moines, Iowa for a convention. Now that the dental practice where Frankie works as a hygienist has become a part of the franchise Smile Superstars International, she and her boss, Dr. Ted Goodwin, need to learn more about the company’s protocol.
Dr. Ted Goodwin is portrayed by Jack McBrayer. He’s best known for his role as NBC page Kenneth Parcell on 30 Rock. Since then, he’s been having fun providing the voice of Irving DuBois on Phineas and Ferb, Pirate Mummy on Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Wander on Wander Over Yonder. McBrayer also enjoys acting like a drunken Andrew Jackson, Alan Freed, and Clarence Darrow in the hilarious series Drunk History, and occasionally appears on Conan as Donald Trump. The Middle airs Wednesdays at 8pm on ABC.