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Poker showdowns with Abe give Hal a flush; dance lessons turn Lois awhirl; an Alaskan blizzard entraps and rattles Francis. Rudy: Harry Groener. Stevie: Craig Lamar Traylor. Abe: Gary Anthony Williams. Eric: Eric Nenninger. Lavernia: Brenda Wehle.
Trouble finds Reese at his new fast-food job; a new Krelboyne tutors Malcolm; Hal and Lois sabotage Dewey's plan to get a dog. Barton: Will Stabile. Herkabe: Chris Eigeman. Richie: Todd Giebenhain. Pete: Sandy Ward. Artie: John Ennis. Lloyd: Evan Matthew C (more…)
Malcolm's cushy babysitting job provides relief from the trailer the family's using while their house is being fumigated; the school's master key leads Francis to a corpse, for which he provides a proper send-off. Stanley: Karim Prince. Inkster: Mark Tymch (more…)
Malcolm and Stevie are swept into a strange, nighttime escapade; Francis turns the tables on hazing pranksters at his military school. Stevie: Craig Lamar Traylor. Malcolm: Frankie Muniz. Lois: Jane Kaczmarek. Francis: Christopher Kennedy Masterson. Steven (more…)
Francis goes AWOL from military school to link up with his girlfriend (Lauren Hodges), a ditsy doozy who's made him gaga. Francis: Christopher Kennedy Masterson. Malcolm: Frankie Muniz. Lois: Jane Kaczmarek. Dewey: Erik Per Sullivan. Hal: Bryan Cranston. S (more…)
Disasters abound at a gifted kids' picnic, where stage acts bomb, families feud and Malcolm's dad serves meat to vegetarians. Dorene: Beth Grant. Malcolm: Frankie Muniz. Lois: Jane Kaczmarek. Hal: Bryan Cranston. Francis: Christopher Kennedy Masterson. Ree (more…)
Lois's firing prompts household economizing. Meanwhile, Francis delights in his honor-guard duty---at a teenage beauty pageant. Julie: Landry Allbright. Pinter: Marc Vann. Lois: Jane Kaczmarek. Malcolm: Frankie Muniz. Francis: Christopher Kennedy Masterson (more…)
Portraits of mischief-makers: the younger kids at a stock-car race and elder brother Francis at military school, where he's keeping a boa constrictor as a pet. Hal: Bryan Cranston. Malcolm: Frankie Muniz. Lois: Jane Kaczmarek. Francis: Christopher Kennedy (more…)
A relative's funeral conflicts with Malcolm's plans for his very first date, so he tries to figure out a way to skip the bereavement ceremony. Malcolm: Frankie Muniz. Lois: Jane Kaczmarek. Julie: Landry Allbright. Reese: Justin Berfield. Hal: Bryan Cransto (more…)
A spiffy cheerleader attracts slovenly Reese, who cleans up his act---best as he can---to woo her. He even joins her rah-rah squad. Wendy: Lisa Lewolt. Reese: Justin Berfield. Malcolm: Frankie Muniz. Lois: Jane Kaczmarek. Hal: Bryan Cranston. Spangler: Dan (more…)
A negative job-performance review riles Lois; hoops play with the boys energizes Hal; a vermin infestation busies rat-killer Francis. Craig: David Anthony Higgins. Mr. Fisher: Stephen Tobolowsky. Eric: Eric Nenninger. Monique: Benita Krista Nall. Logger Da (more…)
Part 1 of two. Susan Sarandon's a blabby wife at a company picnic; Terry Bradshaw's the windy coach of a women's ice-hockey team. Pratt: Stephen Root. Landon: Patrick Warburton. Laurie: Lauren Storm. Lavernia: Brenda Wehle. Coach Howie: Howie Long.
Conclusion. Tempers flare at Hal's company picnic and in the climactic action of an ice-hockey game. Meg: Susan Sarandon. Magic Johnson has a cameo as a hockey player. Meg's Husband: Bradley Whitford. Coach Clarence: Terry Bradshaw. Laurie: Lauren Storm. L (more…)
Highway horror: Reese gets a learner's permit, which he promptly proceeds to abuse by commandeering a driving-school vehicle. Craig: David Anthony Higgins. Jackie: Rheagan Wallace. Ed: Jay Johnston. Pete: Sandy Ward.
Cloris Leachman re-creates her Emmy-winning role as Ida, nastier by far since she lost her leg in a brave act that rescued Dewey. Now she's cared for, very reluctantly, by her grandson Francis, who learns secrets about his childhood.
A birthday bash for Francis centers on a special present: a motorcycle trip he goes on with Hal that jump-starts bittersweet memories shared by father and son. Back home, the other boys are cowed by a bully, waiting outside their house.
Dan Butler (Bulldog on “Frasier”) guest stars as a businessman turned Lucky Aide live-in who's discovered by Malcolm on the graveyard shift and provides the teen with romantic advice on wooing a co-worker (Mandy Musgrave).
Old-world ways enliven Ida (Cloris Leachman), linked up with kindred folks at a spirited festival where Lois reluctantly works as a baker, preparing a huge, outlandish dessert. Back home, music appreciation tests Malcolm.
A self-help seminar tests Hal, who winds up in charge in a rare display of authority and energy. Meanwhile, Reese runs with a pack of dogs on nocturnal raids that vex Malcolm. Frank: Markus Flanagan. Gerry: Bob Glouberman.
Malcolm's mortified by his new job: hawking for Lucky Aide in an Uncle Sam costume and singing silly ditties while strutting on stilts. Elsewhere, Reese gets paid to test drugs, which he overuses to make more money. Sam: Timothy Stack.
Dewey's classmates rebel and muzzle a nagging teacher. Meanwhile, Hal's empowered by a neighborhood post with a large treasury, which Malcolm knows exactly how to spend. Jim: Sam Lloyd. Jeffers: Jim Jansen.