Malcolm in the Middle

A delightfully off-the-wall show about a bright youngster, his brothers, goofy dad and spunky mom. Wonderfully performed and scripted, with unpredictable (often irreverent) storylines. Home sweet home has seldom been such a nutty battleground.

Season 5, Episode 11 Ida's Boyfriend

First Aired: February 8, 2004

Cloris Leachman returns as Lois's mom, whose betrothal to a kindly Hong Kong businessman hasn't changed her conniving nastiness. At the ranch, a third-rate acting troupe hams it up while performing a “murder-mystery weekend” play.

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