Malcolm in the Middle

Season 4 Episode 16

Academic Octathalon

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Apr 13, 2003 on FOX
8.3
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Academic Octathalon
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The Krelboynes are in an academic octathalon and Malcolm isn't thrilled, especially after being asked to cheat by Mr. Herkabe and his classmates. Reese agrees to take Alison to a formal dance but doesn't want to spend the money so he tries to get out of it. Dewey tells Hal he doesn't love him anymore when Hal says he can't give him rides to bed because he is too big. Hal also faces an ant problem. Francis accidentally starts a chain of arguments between couples about chores.moreless

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  • Silly stuff.

    7.5
    I am certainly glad that I am not a nerd, or something like it. I think that this was a funny episode but it lacked the entertainment value that makes an episode better than just good. Malcolm was okay, but I must admit that he almost always is annoying. Reese was Reese, and Dewey was his normal rat self. The writing was decent, the acting was okay, and the plot was a bit on the unoriginal side of things. I have to say that the episode hurts after a couple times watching it, but that is what makes it tender at times. Thank you.moreless
  • I liked it!

    9.0
    Malcolm goes to an academic competition. Lionel wants him to cheat, but he doesn't want to. He finds out that all the Krelboynes are cheating and even the other competitors. He devises a master plan. Francis and Piama's relationship is growing wonderfully while everyone else's is going downhill. Reese doesn't want to go to the dance with Alison, so he tries to get out of it. Hal has trouble with Dewey when Dewey says that he doesn't love him.



    This episode was pretty good! I'm glad Malcolm didn't want to cheat in the beginning. I didn't really get Francis's plot that much. This episode gets a 9.0 out of 10!moreless
  • An academic competition...?

    8.2
    Malcolm, and all the rest of the past Krelboynes go out to an academic competition out from town, but later Malcolm discovers that Herkabe wants to cheat in order to win, Malcolm tells this to his friends, and is impressed that they agree with Herakbe's idea, later Malcolm is convince by a boy to leave the competition, but later discovers that he is in the opposite team, and Malcolm returns in time, later all the judges discover that everyone have been cheating in the competition, that was kind of funny, apart from that, I don't what was...moreless
Brittany Renee Finamore

Brittany Renee Finamore

Alison

Guest Star

Todd Hurst

Todd Hurst

Joey

Guest Star

Tucker Smallwood

Tucker Smallwood

Baffert

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Chris Eigeman

Chris Eigeman

Lionel Herkabe

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Kyle Sullivan

Kyle Sullivan

Dabney

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Meagen Fay

Meagen Fay

Gretchen

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