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In the second last frame that Hal bowls, he takes a drink, walks up the to lane, unzips his pants and says "Gesundheit" and bowls a strike, when he turns around he sees a guy leaving to go to the bathroom and starts pleading with him that everything has to be in the same place and finally the guy says he'll stay. Hal then turns around to repeat the steps he's taken, including unzipping his pants; however, he never zipped them back up because he was too busy pleading with the guy.
Hal: (the crowd leaves) 3-0-0! 3-0-0! 3-0-oh!
Lois: Okay, we are gonna watch TV, but it's something you're not gonna enjoy... C-SPAN. That ought to do it.
(scene splits at the same time; Hal's side)
Lois: So, how'd it go?
Hal: Next time, you take them.
Hal: So, how'd it go?
Lois: Next time, you take them.
Beth: Do you want to kiss me?
Malcolm: What do you think, I'm stupid that I... (pauses, then kisses Beth)
Lois: (breaks the love scene) That is enough! You are just as bad as your father!!!
Dewey: Why can't I go?
Lois: Because you are staying in your room! You are being punished! And on Monday, you're buying your teacher a new parakeet!
Dewey: Aw, Dad?
Hal: You heard your mother. She and I are a united front!
Malcolm: We're ready. Who's gonna take us.
(scene splits into Hal & Lois at the same time; Lois' side)
Lois: (to Malcolm & Reese) I'll take you. (to Dewey) YOU! TO YOUR ROOM! MARCH!!
Hal: (to Malcom & Reese) I'll take you. (to Dewey) Come on, sport. I'll race you to your room.
Lois: (at home with Dewey, when she hears him fake crying in his bedroom passing by) Not buying it!
Hal: Reese, get out of that photo booth!
(Reese pops out and sees the guy tracking him)
Reese: Oh, hi! I'll get out of your way.
(the guy pushes Reese in the booth and punches him; there are photo strips of him getting beaten up)
Reese: Way to go, Connie!!!!
(everyone chants "Connie")
Reese: Oh, man. That was classic. (to Beth) Okay, let's make out.
Beth: (disgusted) I don't think so.
Malcolm: (walking down the lane) LOOK AT ME! I'M THE WORLDS GREATEST BOWLER!!! I CARE SO MUCH ABOUT BOWLING!!! BOWLING IS SO IMPORTANT!!!
Lois: Malcolm, come back here!!
Malcolm: YOU WANT A STRIKE?! I'LL GIVE YOU A STRIKE!!! HERE'S YOUR DAMN STRIKE!!!! (throws the ball and misses; everyone starts laughing; Malcolm is humiliated)
Lois: You are not giving up until you bowl a strike!
Guy: You're mother's right, Connie.
Malcolm: MY NAME IS NOT CONNIE!!!
(scene splits into Hal side and Lois side; Malcolm is bowling; on Hal's side, Malcolm makes a strike; On Lois', he misses, at the same time...)
Malcolm: (Lois' side) I hate bowling!!
Malcolm: (Hal's side) I love bowling!!
Beth: My roll.
Malcolm: (happy voice) Maybe it is. (to the camera) I can't seem to stop talking like this.
Lois: Stop talking like that, Malcolm.
Lois: (to the clerk) Hi, I need two pairs of shoes. Size 9 and size 7. (looks inside her purse) Where did all my money go? I only have $6. (to the clerk) I'll have one pair of shoes. Size 8. You boys can share.
Malcolm: But Reese isn't wearing any socks!
Reese: I'm not sticking my socks in those nasty shoes!
Dewey (to pizza boy): I'm not sure how much to pay you. Is one credit card enough?
Pizza Boy: Ah, better make that two.
On re-runs of this episode, the scene with Dewey and the Pizza Delivery Guy is usually cut.
This episode was nominated for a WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Comedy.
When Lois is carrying Dewey out from his room you'll notice a Charmander plush on the ground to the right of the door.
Cold Open: Malcolm, Reese, Francis, and Hal are all seen bored throwing pencils at the ceiling in separate scenes.
Writer Alex Reid and director Todd Holland won Emmy Awards for this episode. This episode won a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series.
During Lois' bowling scenario, Malcolm has his first on-screen kiss.
Writer Alex Reid and director Todd Holland were nominated for Emmy Awards for this episode.
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