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Malcolm in the Middle

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  Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)2000 - 20067 Seasons,Series EndedOn:   Tags:  

A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.Malcolm in the Middle featuring Frankie Muniz and Jane Kaczmarek has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix, and streaming with subscription on Hulu. It's a comedy and family show with 151 episodes over 7 seasons. Malcolm in the Middle is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (107,456 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

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Jan 10, 2000
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Pilot Jan 10, 2000 Perhaps the most original sitcom pilot in recent years, this first episode combines sharp writing with a hyperbolic camera style reminiscent of Parker Lewis Can't Lose. Malcolm introduces us to his world, dominated by omnipresent schoolyard bully Spath and made worse by his enforced friendship with Stevie, an asthmatic wheelchair genius. When a battery of tests reveals that Malcolm has an IQ of 165, he is moved into Stevie's special accelerated class, despite his protests that "around here being intelligent is exactly the same as being radioactive." On the bright side, Malcolm discovers a practical application for intelligence when he and Stevie spontaneously hit on a solution to Spath's persistent tyranny.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Red Dress

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Jan 17, 2000
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Red Dress Jan 17, 2000 A battle of wits and wills ensues between the boys and their angry mom, who wants to find out who ruined her expensive new red dress -- found partially burned and soaking in the toilet. It's Hal and Lois's wedding anniversary (hence the dress); and while the boys fend off their mother, with the long-distance assistance of Francis, a lonely and increasingly sozzled Hal bonds with the staff of the restaurant where he booked a table for the big night. Lois finally achieves an epiphany on the phone with Francis, who convinces her to for once "let something go." After she leaves for the restaurant, with the boys in tow, Hal arrives home to an empty house -- and we learn the truth about what happened to the red dress.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Home Alone 4

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Jan 24, 2000
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Home Alone 4 Jan 24, 2000 Lois and Hal are spending the weekend at a family wedding, leaving Francis -- home for a visit -- in charge. When Malcolm overhears them discussing whether Francis has spent long enough at the military academy, he enlists his brothers in a scheme to get Francis home by preventing any of the usual disasters. But three of Francis's dude buddies turn up to party and trash the house, and while frantically cleaning up Malcolm gets a serious head injury that necessitates the usual trip to the emergency ward. How to prevent Mom and Dad from finding out? Enter Caroline, who has begged Malcolm to look on her not just as his teacher but also as his "friend" -- a declaration that costs her $400 in medical bills. Meanwhile, Hal and Lois discover that his family has a new nickname for her: "Lois Common Denominator." Her humiliation provokes Hal to declare his devotion to her -- and the snooty bride and groom discover that their honeymoon car is already being put to use.... Home again, Mom and Dad a

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Season 01, Episode 04 Shame

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Feb 7, 2000
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Shame Feb 7, 2000 Parallel stories pit Malcolm against Kevin, a bullying, obnoxious new kid who goads Malcolm into beating him up; and Francis vies with his intimidating military-school commandant, who's presenting sex-education lectures. When Malcolm discovers that Kevin is only seven, he is guilt-stricken and tries to make amends by entering a charity marathon race. Meanwhile, Hal chops down the front-yard tree, alienating the neighbors (who can now see the house) but fascinating his sons with the wood-chipper.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Malcolm Babysits

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Feb 14, 2000
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Malcolm Babysits Feb 14, 2000 Malcolm's cushy babysitting job provides relief from the trailer the family's using while their house is being fumigated, until Malcolm learns that the trust placed in him in his new position is strictly limited. Meanwhile, the military school's master key leads Francis to a corpse, for which he provides a proper send-off.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Sleepover

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Feb 21, 2000
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Sleepover Feb 21, 2000 Malcolm sleeps over at Stevie's house and, appalled at his over-protected lifestyle, persuades him to sneak out to a late-night games arcade - where Stevie's wheelchair is stolen. Meanwhile, Francis copes with a bullying group of cadets by telling them home tales about real intimidation -- by Lois.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Francis Escapes

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Feb 28, 2000
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Francis Escapes Feb 28, 2000 Francis goes AWOL from military school and comes home to get together with his ditzy girlfriend, so they can get away forever. She turns out to be a thief who doesn't pay attention to Francis. So he hides in the backyard while Malcolm (who is the only one who nows he is there) tries to make excuses to Dewey for whats in the backyard.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Traffic Jam

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Nov 6, 2000
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Traffic Jam Nov 6, 2000 Hal, Loi, Malcolm and Reese are trapped in a horrendous traffic jam. Francis enters himself in a bet that recalls the egg-eating wager in "Cool Hand Luke." Malcolm becomes smitten over a girl he meets. Dewey has his own little adventure--all over the world--before his family returns home.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Halloween Approximately

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Nov 9, 2000
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Halloween Approximately Nov 9, 2000 Francis visits the week after Halloween and helps his brothers in a trick that involves a giant slingshot with icky ammo. Hal tries to catch a mysterious hot-rodder.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Lois's Birthday

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Nov 13, 2000
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Lois's Birthday Nov 13, 2000 Crummy gifts rile birthday gal Lois, who suddenly splits from home, leaving confusion, anxiety and desperation in her wake.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Dinner Out

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Nov 16, 2000
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Dinner Out Nov 16, 2000 Shenanigans abound at the fancy spot where the family's dining with the Kenarbans, and at Francis' school, where rowdy teenage girls are partying.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Casino

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Nov 20, 2000
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Casino Nov 20, 2000 A family weekend vacation to a casino turns into an ordeal in the desert for Hal, Reese and Malcolm, who wander onto an artillery range. Francis sneaks home, but has no one to play with.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Convention

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Nov 23, 2000
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Convention Nov 23, 2000 Hal and Lois heads off to a convention while the boys stays home for the babysitter. Malcolm, Reese and Dewey assumed it's just another old woman, their parents hired to watch them. They decide to do a series of pranks on their babysitter, which includes the covered up sewer tank with a blanket and a book for the old woman sit on. To their surprise, their babysitter is a hot, teen-aged girl named Patty. She is sweet to them, but also bitter because she was rejected by Francis, a long time ago, because she was obese. Now the boys compete against each other to see who will prove their eldest brother wrong in his rejection and sleep with her without sex. Meanwhile at the convention, Lois tries in vain to stop the fight between Hal and Jack, who stole his idea.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Robbery

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Nov 27, 2000
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Robbery Nov 27, 2000 The night shift at Lucky Aide is held hostage by two robbers, since Craig does not want to give up the combination for the store's safe. Francis tries to help a heartbroken friend at the academy, while Hal and the boys fight nature at home.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Houseboat (1)

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Nov 12, 2001
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Houseboat (1) Nov 12, 2001 It's still summer-vacation time on the jaunty third-season opener, which finds Malcolm and his rowdy clan cruising on a lake in a houseboat with Stevie and his straitlaced parents, Abe and Kitty Kenarban. Some vacation. The vessel itself is a fright, a weathered heap that Dewey hates from the get-go because "There's no TV! There's no TV! There's no TV!" An equally distraught Malcolm is shanghaied by Hal for a fishing expedition, leaving lucky Reese the chance to trawl for bikini-clad beauties at a nearby camp. Back on board, the close quarters are slowly driving Abe off the deep end.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Emancipation (2)

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Nov 15, 2001
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Emancipation (2) Nov 15, 2001 Still reeling over Francis' break for freedom, Lois and Hal find themselves face to face with their newly independent son. While at home, Francis wins back Hal's support, but Lois is a completely different story. Also, Malcolm and the Krelboynes meet their match when a new teacher ”a former Krelboyne himself” is assigned to the class. He sets up a ranking system that pits the students against each other and eventually drives them to the brink of insanity.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Book Club

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Nov 19, 2001
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Book Club Nov 19, 2001 Unfulfilled Lois joins a ladies' book club, which is really a whining—and wining—session. Meanwhile, at home, Hal's desperate to busy the boys.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Malcolm's Girlfriend

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Nov 29, 2001
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Malcolm's Girlfriend Nov 29, 2001 Malcolm has a new light in his life: a perky classmate named Sara (whose face, in a quirky touch, is never shown). But, according to Malcolm , she's ""good-looking and smart and cool. And if we went out together, it would make me happy. So therefore, it will never happen."" Ah, but it does—a surprising turn of events that elates the lad and perturbs his parents, especially when Malcolm goes into an academic tailspin. And it's not long before our lovesick hero admits that he's becoming ""obsessive and neurotic, and a totally jealous creep.""

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Season 03, Episode 05 Charity

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Dec 3, 2001
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Charity Dec 3, 2001 In an effort to contribute to society and to make her boys useful at the same time, Lois "volunteers" Malcolm, Reese and Dewey for charity work at a local church. The boys are assigned to sort giant piles of donated clothing, game, appliances etc. Initially irritated at their new task, they realize the donated stuff is a lot nicer than their own possessions, and they begin swapping out their old stuff with the second-hand items. The boys soon make a enterprise out of their charity assistance, going as far as to sell things to the neighborhood kids - that is until Hal finds out. Meanwhile, Francis must come to grips with the fact his fabulous job in Alaska is not quite what he expected.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Health Scare

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Dec 10, 2001
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Health Scare Dec 10, 2001 When Hal's doctor discovers something suspicious during his routine check-up, Lois and Hal become frantic, nervous wrecks as they wait for the test results. As a result of her anticipation, Lois becomes even stricter with the boys, leaving them to misinterpret the new house rules. Meanwhile, in Alaska, Francis comes to blows with his boss.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Christmas

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Dec 17, 2001
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Christmas Dec 17, 2001 When Malcolm and his brothers destroy their Christmas tree ornaments, Lois punishes them by canceling Christmas and moves all the presents into the garage. The only way she will reinstate the holiday is if the boys behave impeccably up to Christmas morning. Her plan works better than expected, and Lois is touched that her family responded so well to her challenge. Meanwhile, the boys decide that Lois could use this tactic for future holidays and retaliate by breaking into the garage and opening up all the presents. Elsewhere, Francis is forced to visit his Grandma Ida for Christmas.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 Zoo

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Nov 4, 2002
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Zoo Nov 4, 2002 Malcolm, whose frenetic home life is a kind of zoo, begins the fourth season by accompanying his family to the real thing. A visit to the zoo offers close encounters with creatures great and small. But Hal wishes he could have passed on an encounter with Lois's former beau, who lectures on rain-forest animals. Elsewhere, Reese butts heads with a goat; and Malcolm and Dewey take a tumble into a tiger den. Another storyline checks in on ne'er-do-well Francis, now the unlikely foreman of a dude ranch owned by a cheery German businessman.

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Season 04, Episode 02 Humilithon

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Nov 11, 2002
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Humilithon Nov 11, 2002 High school's first day vexes Malcolm, who acquires an unfortunate nickname; and Hal, a parental "volunteer" running afoul of authority.

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Season 04, Episode 03 Family Reunion

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Nov 18, 2002
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Family Reunion Nov 18, 2002 Christopher Lloyd adds to his gallery of eccentric characters, playing Hal's quirky, cranky and very wealthy father, Walter, in this rollicking episode. The occasion is a birthday celebration for the old man, but the snooty female in-laws seem more interested in offending Lois. Their shabby behavior initially goes unnoticed by Hal, who's desperately trying to bond with his self-centered dad; and by Dewey and Reese, who seek some of Grampa's dough by currying favor with him. But when Lois is reduced to tears after being excluded from a group photo, the family rallies to her side with an all-out counterattack that turns the party into pandemonium.

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Season 04, Episode 04 Stupid Girl

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Nov 25, 2002
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Stupid Girl Nov 25, 2002 Acting dumb like Reese eases Malcolm's stress and lands him a date with the new light of his life, an attractive girl who's really a dim bulb.

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Season 04, Episode 05 Forwards Backwards

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Dec 2, 2002
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Forwards Backwards Dec 2, 2002 Brotherly love is lost on Malcolm and Reese, now out to sabotage his sibling's birthday in devilish strikes met with crafty counterattacks.

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Season 04, Episode 06 Forbidden Girlfriend

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Dec 16, 2002
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Forbidden Girlfriend Dec 16, 2002 Malcolm starts to date Nikki. Meanwhile, Hal and Lois must take abstinence pills in an attempt to be better parents. At the ranch, Otto is furious with the other ranchers who keep destroying the fence that Francis is building to keep the cattle inside.

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Season 04, Episode 07 Malcolm Holds His Tongue

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Jan 6, 2003
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Malcolm Holds His Tongue Jan 6, 2003 After joining the basketball team at school, Malcolm soon finds himself under the coach's skin due to his constant complaining, which eventually gets him kicked off the team. Determined to put an end to his horrible habit of talking before he thinks, Malcolm starts "holding his tongue" which solves all the problems with his coach, girlfriend, and parents, but it ends up causing more stress than before. Meanwhile, Hal takes up speed walking and is desperate to be the best while Reese gets Craig to take him and Allison to a concert and almost ruins his date.

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Season 5

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Season 05, Episode 01 Vegas

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Nov 3, 2003
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Vegas Nov 3, 2003 When Dewey's pet rabbit does good in a state contest, the family must travel to Las Vegas for the nationals. But Reese unknowingly sells the rabbit to a restaurant. Now it is up to Dewey (with a little help from a "choking" Reese) to try and save the rabbit.Meanwhile, Malcolm tells Hal and Lois that they embarras him, and that is why he didn't tell them he won state science honors. As a form of repayment, Malcolm gets great seats for him and Lois to see Lois' favorite singer. Lois then gets lucky and is invited backstage where all she really wants to do is figure out why Malcolm doesn't want her around.Hal, on the other hand, is looking all across Las Vegas for a slot machine that he has had dreams of winning the jackpot on.Francis is also in trouble when he gets behind on duties at the ranch, and for the first time sees that Otto isn't just a pushover for everything.

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Season 05, Episode 02 Watching The Baby

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Nov 10, 2003
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Watching The Baby Nov 10, 2003 Hal and the boys offer to watch baby Jamie so an exhausted Lois can finally get some sleep. Hal leaves the boys in charge while he goes to the Lucky Aid to pick up more diapers. While the boys are watching Jamie, three beautiful teenage girls arrive and woo Malcolm, Reese and Stevie away for the night, leaving Dewey alone with the baby. Meanwhile at the Lucky Aid, Hal doesn't have enough money for the diapers and Craig forces him to work. Back at home, Dewey concocts an elaborate bedtime story for Jamie involving each member of his family.

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Season 05, Episode 03 Goodbye Kitty

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Nov 17, 2003
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Goodbye Kitty Nov 17, 2003 No one wants to tell Stevie his parents are getting a divorce, until Reese spills the beans.

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Season 05, Episode 04 Thanksgiving

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Nov 24, 2003
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Thanksgiving Nov 24, 2003 Malcolm skips out on Thanksgiving to go to a party; Reese becomes abusive to Hal and Dewey as he attempts to prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

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Season 05, Episode 05 Malcolm Films Reese

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Dec 1, 2003
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Malcolm Films Reese Dec 1, 2003 Malcolm chooses Reese as his subject for an Abnormal Psychology mid-term project; Dewey earns some extra cash as a street performer.

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Season 05, Episode 06 Malcolm's Job

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Dec 8, 2003
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Malcolm's Job Dec 8, 2003 Malcolm gets a job working for Lois on the drugstore loading dock but is shocked to find that Lois smokes. She makes him promise not to tell, then turns her back on him and writes him up for a silly offense. Meanwhile, Dewey runs away to the Ranch to be with Francis because he says he is tired of Reese and Malcolm. Hal is also busy, secretly betting on and entering Jaime in baby competitions.

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Season 05, Episode 07 Christmas Trees

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Dec 15, 2003
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Christmas Trees Dec 15, 2003 Hal, Reese, Malcolm, and Dewey go into business selling Christmas trees, with the boys using some of their own money, but two priests send homeless people to their business, trying to sabotage their sale.

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Season 6

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Season 06, Episode 01 Reese Comes Home (3)

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Nov 8, 2004
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Reese Comes Home (3) Nov 8, 2004 When Reese realizes the Army is too much for him to handle, he deserts and dresses as an Afghani woman. But Lois is on a march to find him, and travels to Kabul to hunt him down. Meanwhile, Malcolm volunteers at a veterans hospital as a way to make up for his guilt of making Reese leave.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Busey's Run Away

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Nov 15, 2004
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Busey's Run Away Nov 15, 2004 The Buseys disappear after Dewey leaves the special-needs class; Hal becomes the leader of a group of brainless bodybuilders.

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Season 06, Episode 03 Standee

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Nov 22, 2004
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Standee Nov 22, 2004 When Hal and the garbageman get into a trash-dumping war (which benefits Dewey more than anyone else), Hal enlists Reese's help. Meanwhile, Lois gets her job back at Lucky Aide (off probation), and fights against Malcolm in order to take down an offensive billboard of a smiling black janitor (whose nametag reads "Slappy") holding a mop and a 6-pack of malt liquor. Soon it's an all-out war between mom and son - until Lois encounters a fellow employee who is more racist than the billboard.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Pearl Harbor

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Dec 6, 2004
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Pearl Harbor Dec 6, 2004 Malcolm and Reese plot revenge after they realize their teenage neighbor has tricked each of them into believing the other is gay. Meanwhile, Hal, tired of competing with a neighbor who always outdoes his Christmas decorations, decides to create his own "holiday" to decorate his house for - Pearl Harbor Day.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Kitty's Back

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Dec 13, 2004
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Kitty's Back Dec 13, 2004 Kitty returns and asks Lois for help getting Kitty's estranged husband back; Francis comes home and puts Dewey through the torturous "Brotherhood Initiation."

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Season 06, Episode 06 Hal's Christmas Gift

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Dec 20, 2004
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Hal's Christmas Gift Dec 20, 2004 Hal and Lois, strapped for cash, decide that Christmas gifts will have to be homemade this year. When everyone makes much better gifts than Hal, he spins a bigger and bigger lie about the present he has in store for them. In desperation, Hal pick-pockets Malcolm's secret credit card, and buys the family a ski vacation.

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Season 06, Episode 07 Hal Sleepwalks

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Jan 17, 2005
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Hal Sleepwalks Jan 17, 2005 Hal is sleepless because of their upcoming 20th wedding anniversary. So he ask Reese for some ideas for presents. Then Reese gets the idea to brainwash his dad while he's nervous.Dewey's friends are set up in an upcoming student body election when a bully nominated two of his geeky friends.Malcolm takes up playing the electric guitar, though Lois discourages his musical ability. He writes a heart warming song. When he plays & sings his creation, Dewey figures out that his song is sung to the tune of the "Meow Mix" jingle!

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Season 7

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Season 07, Episode 01 Burning Man

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Sep 30, 2005
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Burning Man Sep 30, 2005 The family attends the counterculture Burning Man festival in the desert.

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Season 07, Episode 02 Health Insurance

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Oct 7, 2005
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Health Insurance Oct 7, 2005 When Hal forgets to pay the family's health insurance, the company will not reinstate it until Monday, so he panics and locks the boys in their room to keep them from getting hurt.

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Season 07, Episode 03 Reese vs. Stevie

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Oct 14, 2005
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Reese vs. Stevie Oct 14, 2005 When Hal catches Dewey smoking, he makes a deal with him that he will stop drinking coffee if Dewey quits smoking.

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Season 07, Episode 04 Halloween

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Oct 28, 2005
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Halloween Oct 28, 2005 Reese and Malcolm try to perform the ultimate Halloween prank.

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Season 07, Episode 05 Jessica Stays Over

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Nov 5, 2005
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Jessica Stays Over Nov 5, 2005 When Jessica goes through some family troubles, Lois agrees to let her stay at the house, making the boys crazy.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Secret Boyfriend

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Nov 12, 2005
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Secret Boyfriend Nov 12, 2005 When Malcolm gets paired with a dimwitted beauty as his chemistry partner, he thinks it's a recipe for disaster, but when she reveals her feelings for him, sparks fly. They agree to keep their romantic experiment under wraps until Malcolm realizes that she's just embarrassed to be dating him. Meanwhile, Lois demands that Reese get a job, and she kicks him out of the house to prove that she means business.

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Season 07, Episode 07 Blackout

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Nov 19, 2005
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Blackout Nov 19, 2005 Francis decides to surprise the family by coming home, and the power goes out in the house. Meanwhile, it's Lois who's in the dark when Hal decides to cancel their anniversary dinner in favor of a Reese-cooked meal at home. And Malcolm ends up in hot water after he sneaks three Dutch girls into the house.

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