Malcolm in the Middle

Season 5 Episode 9

Dirty Magazine

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Jan 11, 2004 on FOX
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Dirty Magazine
Malcolm alerts the A.C.L.U. when he encounters censorship working on the high-school literary magazine, which only backfires on him. Hal tries to flirt with the woman in his office responsible for cutbacks. Reese tells Dewey that he will gain power if he can make a seed sprout in a pile of dirt that he must hold in his hand, however it is actually a rock. Francis helps Otto learn to waltz for his 25th anniversary.moreless

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  • Teehee

    This wasn't an episode with "laugh out loud" moments, but it kept my attention... at least my attention. I also enjoyed Kurtwood Smith as the principal.
  • Bad.

    This was one of the worst episode of the show in recent memory. I thought that it was so boring and so unfunny that I could barely keep myself from watching another show. Actually, whenever this episode is on, I change the channel. I don't know if I can say that I liked any aspect of this episode but I will try to find one thing. Iguess I kind of thought that the female boss was kind of hot. Other than that, it was awfully bad. Overall, I am glad this episode hardly plays, but in the future I will be careful. Thank you.moreless
  • It was okay for the most part.

    Malcolm is the editor of the school's literary magazine. He wants to publish a good story with some inappropriate things in it. The principal won't let him though, so Malcolm gets the A.C.L.U. involved. Reese tricks Dewey into thinking a plant will grow in his hand. Hal has a new boss that flirts with him. Lois tells him to flirt back.

    This was an okay episode. I didn't really think that it was that funny. I did like the Reese/Dewey thing though. I noticed Hallie Todd was in this episode. We didn't really see a conclusion to Hal's story. I give this episode an 8.0 out of 10!moreless
  • What the...?

    This episode was not funny at all, it was very boring actually. Malcolm begins to be the editor for the newspaper and admits a story that has dirty words in it, later the principal and the teacher in charge decide that Malcolm is getting out of control, so they tell him to drop off the story, Malcolm doesn’t hears and later the principal bans all of the extracurricular classes thanks to Malcolm, but in the end it turns out be the girl who write the story the one who convinces to do that. Meanwhile, Hal begins to flirt with the woman that is suppose to fired other people, but ends up with something unexpectedly.moreless

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