Malcolm in the Middle

Malcolm vs. Reese

Season 2, Ep 21, Aired 4/22/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Malcolm and Reese are forced to be Francis' servants after he has an extra ticket to the wrestling event. When they think that the other one is winning, they fight against each other, but when Francis says that he will take a girl instead, they decide to get revenge. Meanwhile, Dewey tries to take care of Craig's cat.

  • 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 (3)
  • I liked it!

    By VGFreak8, Mar 05, 2008

  • Who will win?!

    By sluggmunki_tx, Oct 19, 2006

  • Malcolm vs. Reese in a sibling battle.....

    By OeTvGreat, May 06, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (40)

    • Hal: We don't know how he could have broken in. Dewey: You left the window open. Hal: Problem solved. Officer: What are you doing here again? Hal: We're watching a cat. Officer: I don't see one. Hal: We're not doing a very good job.

    • Dewey: Look! His bowl is empty! He was here! You're the smartest dad in the world! (Hal looks around sadly at the damage in the house)

    • Craig: And when the long weekend is over, you'll have earned five whole dollars. Dewey: You told Mom ten. Craig: Right, $10. Aren't you a good listener.

    • Malcolm: (to the camera) Mom wasn't too thrilled about having to pick us up from the police station. But it was totally worth it. We don't have to serve Francis anymore.

    • Francis: (opens up the sun blocker, finding a post-it note saying "you will pay" and closes it) Amateurs. Girl: What? Francis: Oh, nothing. It's just a prank from some of the kids at the center.

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    Notes (3)

    • Song Info: Butt-Kissing Contest: "Saturday" by Sumack Chasing Jelly Bean: "Madaddy" by Pepe Deluxe Dewey's Markerface: "Big Muff" by Pepe Deluxe Out-Grounding Contest: "Weapon of Choice" by Fat Boy Slim Francis' Car Ride: "Crawling" by Scapegoat Wax

    • Some of the Malcolm in the Middle bloopers were aired after the original airing at the end of the episode.

    • Cold Open: Lois wants to take a nice bath, but when Dewey gets dirty, she makes him clean up out in the freezing cold, and takes her bath in peace.

    Trivia (6)

    • This is the first time that one of the family members inadvertently injures Craig or his property and he moves in with them. This becomes a recurring theme throughout the series.

    • If you look closely in the scene where Malcolm breaks his microscope and Reese beats himself up, you can see a large Charmander plushie in the room.

    • Craig's apartment number is 2816 1/2.

    • Craig's cat is called Jellybean.

    • The address number for their house is 12345.

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