Malcolm in the Middle

Season 7 Episode 18

Bomb Shelter

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Apr 02, 2006 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • While Hal is reading the Playpen magazine, he once again expresses attraction for women with a little extra meat on their bones, the last time being when he was trying to make Lois gain extra weight when she was pregnant.

    • Malcolm turns out to be great at dancing even though Lois previously predicted that he would be a terrible dancer during an argument earlier in the series.

    • After knowing for a long time that Malcolm is good in his studies, Reese in cooking, and Dewey in music, we learn a new thing about Malcolm; he is also talented in dancing.

    • Nitpick: Lois wins a brand new truck in this episode, however, it is never seen again and the minivan is used like it always has been for the last few episodes.

    • Lois' handbag strap moves back and forth from her shoulder to her arm between shots when she and Hal are talking with their hands on the RV.

    • Nitpick: It's surprising that the boys didn't discover the secret entrance to the bomb shelter in "Mini-Bike" when they tried burying it in the sandbox, or that Dewey didn't find it burying himself in the sandbox during the cold open of "Reese Drives."

    • When Lois is consulting Malcolm on his romantic life, her hand shifts from the rear-view mirror to the front fender, and back to the mirror between shots.

  • Quotes

    • Malcolm: So, I'll see you tomorrow?
      Danielle: Right. Oh, there was one more thing. (kisses Malcolm) Nope, that wasn't it. See ya.

    • Dewey: What if we do everything on his "To Do" board and then let him out?
      Reese: That's brilliant. He couldn't be mad at us if we did all this for him. He's got stuff on here that he's been meaning to do for years. (reads note) "Change Dewey's diaper."

    • Malcolm: Can we please just get my underwear and get out of here?
      Lois: Malcolm, you know it's hard to buy underwear for you. You have your father's irregular crotch.
      Hal: Nothing to be ashamed of, son. If a woman really loves you, it won't bother her a bit.

    • Malcolm: (aside) Turns out, I'm naturally talented at science and dancing. Two things that are guaranteed to get me beat up.

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