Dr. Ted Goodwin is Frankie's lonely, over friendly, Dental boss who is oblivious to sarcasm.

Dr. Goodwin was originally joking with Frankie Heck that oh yeah he should come over to her house for Thanksgiving and oh maybe he will. Well he did. At the Thanksgiving house, Mike's brother Rusty 's sleazy ex wife (which they didn't know about the divorce), Marlene Heck came over with her kids from previous marriages. Marlene liked the fact that Dr. Goodwin was a dentist and kept comi

ng on to him. Brick stated that he thought she was Uncle Rusty's wife. She said they got a divorce and that him not communicating with anyone was one of their big problems, that and her sleeping with his best friend, but that was in the top 3.

During the family's football game, she and her kids, and Dr, Goodwin were on the same team. She tackled Dr. Goodwin even though they were on the same team to the ground. Dr. Goodwin became very scared of her.

Mike wanted Frankie to put up fliers for a lost dog. She claimed tape didn't stick well in this weather.  Dr. Ted Goodwin was feeling lonely for a while.  
Frankie and Dr. Goodwin
Marlene Heck and Ted Goodwin
He began to hang out with Frankie. Frankie accepted this because he signs her pay checks, and he's 5x nicer than her last boss Mr. Elhert but he could still fire her, and she's not that great at her job. After Dr. Goodwin's terrible stand up comedy act, he told Frankie he just needed something to fill the gap ever since Toffee ran away. Toffee was apparently his dog that (despite being a dentist) was named Toffee because he was white with brown spots and was sweet like toffee. Frankie realized the exact description and did the right thing and give him to Ted Goodwin. Mike was bonding over a basketball game with Colin Firth at the time. Frankie walked him into the dental office which made Dr. Ted Goodwin so happy. Frankie said she saw a family with lost dog fliers. He said it looked so much like toffee too. Frankie questioned this and Dr. Goodwin said toffee only had three legs but this could be his twin! Colin Firth resides with Dr. Goodwin currently even though Frankie said they could schedule walks in the park together.


Season 4

Episode 20: Dollar Days

Episode 23: The Ditch

Season 5

Episode 7: Thanksgiving V

Episode 11: War of the Hecks

Episode 20: The Optimist

Season 7

Episode 9: The Convention

Episode 12: Birds of a Feather

Season 8

Season 9