'The Mick': Mickey Gets Inventive With Ben's Meds (VIDEO)

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To paraphrase…some old cliché, Ritalin is the mother of invention. Or maybe going off your Ritalin is. Who knows? No one here is a doctor!

On Tuesday night’s all-new episode of The Mick, Mickey (Kaitlin Olson) and Alba (Carla Jimenez) get all helicopter-parent-y on wee Ben (Jack Stanton) when they take over his school Invention Fair project. But things take a hard left turn when Mickey finds out the littlest Pemberton has been up to his chubby cheeks in methylphenidate and other meds since he was four.

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You would think Mickey would be all about that pharma life, but instead she’s determined to liberate her nephew from the drugs that have been keeping him a pliable, mindless drone—or, you know, making him a reasonably functional child.

The result? A truly inspired brainstorming sesh in which Ben spouts ideas for inventions like a Silicon Valley venture capitalist on the upward slope of a cocaine binge.

Sparkling milk? Why, yes. I am here for that! Check out the exclusive clip below.

The Mick, Tuesdays, 9/8c, Fox