Malcolm in the Middle

Season 7 Episode 7

Blackout

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Nov 18, 2005 on FOX

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  • Trivia

    • This is only the second time we hear Jamie speak on the show when he says 'Francis'. The first time was 'shut up' when Lois wouldn't stop talking.

    • This episode has three different segments that take place while the house is blacked out, all having a relation to one another. They all come back together after the power returns.

    • This episode has no "Camera Commentary".

    • Malcolm: These girls are from Amsterdam, they don't even have a word for virginity there.

      This is untrue, the Dutch word for virgin is maagd.

  • Quotes

    • Dewey: You promised!
      Hal: Dewey, if I kept half the promises I make, this family would plunge into chaos.

    • Reese: (to Malcolm) I'll take the easy-looking one on the left.
      "Easy-looking Dutch Girl": (to Reese) We all speak English!
      Reese: I know.

    • Dutch Girl #1: We know your story's a load of crap, but we think you're cute. We'll stay.
      Dutch Girl #2: But if we are not drunk in 20 minutes, we're leaving.

    • Reese: What's going on?
      Hal: Kobe.
      Reese: What?
      Hal: I have Kobe beef.
      Reese: No way.
      Hal: Yes!
      Reese: That's like $60 an ounce.
      Hal: I know. I won it in a Minesweeper tournament at work. Years of practicing eight hours a day has finally paid off.
      Reese: Wow, I've never even seen Kobe beef. It's like meeting the Pope, but you get to eat him!
      Hal: Exactly. But this is treated much better than any pope was or ever will be. It lives on beer and ice cream. And right up until the moment of slaughter, its rump and thighs are massaged by geishas.
      Reese: It should be eating us!

  • Notes

    • Cold Open: Malcolm attaches a rope to Reese foot then which as been strung all over the house and Dewey has attached it to a neighbors vehicle, which drives off.

    • Half what the girls say in Dutch is not even proper Dutch, I'm Dutch myself and I can't make out half what they are saying, looks like it was poorly translated.

      This is what i could translate though when they were talking after Malcolm was pleading them to stay.

      Girl 1: Does he think we are stupid?
      Girl 2: He thinks he's cute.

    • Francis (Christopher Kennedy Masterson) makes his first appearance in season 7, although he has been credited all season.

  • Allusions