Malcolm in the Middle

Book Club

Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 11/18/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Lois goes to a book club to talk about a book, but later discovers that what they actually do there is drink and tell everyone what they feel. Meanwhile, Hal tries different crazy tactics so the boys don't do something stupid and Francis hitch-hikes through Canada.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jane Kaczmarek

    Lois Wilkerson

  • Bryan Cranston

    Hal Wilkerson

  • Chris Masterson

    Francis Wilkerson

  • Justin Berfield

    Reese Wilkerson

  • Erik Per Sullivan

    Dewey Wilkerson

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • great

    By futuramarama, Oct 21, 2010

  • Funny

    By VGFreak8, Mar 05, 2008

  • Lois goes out to a book club, Hal has to look after the boys and Francis hitches a ride to Alaska...

    By random_person2, Aug 07, 2006

  • Not that great...

    By OeTvGreat, Jul 03, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • (a police helicoper approaches Lois) Pilot: GET DOWN ON THE GROUND AND PUT YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR HEAD! (Lois continues punishing the boys) Lois: While you're being punished, I hope your friends are doing all sorts of fun stuff. BECAUSE YOU WON'T BE DOING ANY OF IT! YOU ARE GONNA SUFFER!

    • Hal: (does a farting noise as Lois bends down, she gets up, everyone but Lois laughs until they see her serious face, then the boys leave, Hal is trapped) So, how was your day, hon?

    • Malcolm: (burping) Can you past the peas, please. (everyone laughs except for Lois as Reese passes the peas) Malcolm: Thank you! Reese: (burping) You're welcome! Lois: (in normal voice) Hal? Hal: (burping) Alright, boys, that's enough! (everyone but Lois laughs)

    • (Malcolm & Reese are getting the fireworks) Lois: BOYS! (the boys get shocked) Lois: FIREWORKS????!!!! (she climbs over the fence and falls) Reese How did she...? Malcolm: I don't know. Lois: You boys are in so much trouble!

    • Dewey: (discovers a dog collar underground) Fluffy's collar? Mom said he ran away.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode was nominated for a Eddie Award for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television.

    • Cold Open: Reese takes Hal's hair out of the shower so he can pretend to have underarm hair for gym class.

    Trivia (2)

    • While seeing Lois get arrested, why didn't the boys, Malcolm, Reese, and Dewey, see their chance and make a run for it? They know their mother is going to get for abandoning her, but she won't be able to get them.

    • This is the second time Lois gets arrested during the series.

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