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Malcolm in the Middle

Season 4 Episode 21

Baby (2)

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM May 18, 2003 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Baby (2)
While Lois is in labor, the house is hectic, and Hal, desperate to get home, has crashed the car on the way out of the expo. At the hospital Hal has delusions due to the drugs given and the boys decide to sign up for a parenting class so they can be better brothers.moreless

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  • Great!

    Hal is desperate to get to Lois. Lloyd and Craig make things more complicated for Lois. Ida tells Lois that her father has a second family. Lois finally gets Ida to leave. Hal gets into a car accident and must stay at a hospital. The boys take a class on how to care for a baby. Francis must deliver the baby. Hal is woozy from the drugs, so he dreams of returning to Lois. The baby is born!

    This was a great episode! I would hate to deliver my mom's baby like Francis did. I still hate Ida. This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Lois has the baby!

    Cool episode! Lois finally is going to have the baby, and Hal is not around, Grandma just keeps talking and talking but does not helps, Lois's friends don't do nothing at all, and Lois asks Francis to help her to deliver the baby, Francis does not wants to do it, but begs for it, Craig comes in time to see his dream come true, and well this is such a cool episode, and is really cool, is one of my favorite, continue from last episode... really cool!moreless
Cyndi Martino

Cyndi Martino

Nurse Kathy

Guest Star

Margie Loomis

Margie Loomis

Elderly Lady

Guest Star

Michael Rothaar

Michael Rothaar


Guest Star

David Anthony Higgins

David Anthony Higgins


Recurring Role

Emy Coligado

Emy Coligado


Recurring Role

Edward James Gage

Edward James Gage


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • In this episode, Trey said that he can't look in "that thing" since high school, and that he is laughing when he sees that. But in the "Poker 2", Hal and the poker players talked about how many times they make love with their wives and Trey was also in that conversation.

    • The paramedics showed up late because they stopped for coffee?

    • Lois asks Francis to help deliver the baby because he has experience delivering barn animals. This actually happens from time to time. In cases where doctors are absent but a veterinarian is near, they do have similar training that can help them to at least oversee the birth.

    • Hal has several hallucinations while under the influence of the diazepam. This is actually a common occurence at higher doses.

    • Hal is given 10mg of diazepam to immobilize him. It doesn't work, so the nurse can be seen to give him 3 more shots. That's a total of 40mg at one time, when the maximum recommended dosage is no more than 40mg per day split into three of four doses. A 40mg dose all at once has a high likelihood of causing a dangerous drop in blood pressure and can cause a person to stop breathing or their heart to stop beating. In severe cases, it can cause coma and even death.

    • The baby's gender is never given.

    • Francis is the one that delivers the baby.

    • Ida reveals to Lois that Victor has another family, which will be laid out more in next season episode, "Victor's Other Family."

    • This episode has no "Camera Commentary".

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Francis repeatedly hits a wood beam with a hammer, panting frantically)
      Lois: What are you doing?
      Francis: Building calms me down, OK? We're all trying to find ways to cope with this!
      Lois: Yes, Francis. I'm trying to cope with this pregnancy BY GIVING BIRTH!

    • Lois: Francis, you can do this. You know that you can. Now, you are going to put your hands inside of mommy and TAKE OUT THIS BABY!

    • (Franics has just delivered the baby)
      Lois: Francis, thank you. You can go vomit now.

    • Reese: Yeah, and this baby's not gonna get dropped on its head all of the time.
      Dewey: What?

    • Craig: I just Googled the word baby... 20,000,000 matches! Hey, it says here that there have been a higher percentage of baby's born with tails. I wonder if that would make it easier to tell if they're happy.

    • Reese: Oh, my God, women are the cows of people!

    • Craig: What's going on here?
      Piama: Lois is in labor, and Hal's not here.
      Craig: I have dreamed of this moment!

  • NOTES (6)