Malcolm in the Middle

Season 2 Episode 2

Halloween Approximately

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Nov 08, 2000 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Halloween Approximately
The boys are disappointed that Francis did not make it for Halloween, but he proposes a trick that includes a giant slingshot, but later they get in trouble when they are overcome to the smart Krelboynes. Hal and Lois steal the car of what Hal considers a speed racer, but later finds out the great pleasure of driving such a car.moreless

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  • superb

    malcolm and his brothers are disappointed francis couldn't make it for halloween. but when he does visit, him and his brothers pull pranks on people.

    lois and hal try to get even with a strange car man.

    a good episode but not very memorable. It has some OK moments but overall it is not one of my favorites from the series, or even the season for that matter. Alright episode but it could be better, and so because of all of this i think a C+ or a B- would be a good grade. Good episode but could be better methinksmoreless
  • Pranks are funny.

    I enjoyed this episode very much. I thought it was well written and it had a good dose of comedy to make it worth watching. I enjoyed every single storyline in this showing and I never was bored once. All the characters had their own problems and the wars in this show was really nice. I liked the war between the brothers and the nerds. The sling-shots were a nice touch as I wish I could build one like that to hit some annoying dogs behind my house. It really was funny when the nerds struck back and got their revenge. The other war was between Hal and Lois against a speed driver. They ended up winning and trashed the car. Thank you.moreless
  • I loved it!

    Francis missed last Halloween, so he comes the following weekend to celebrate it with his brothers. They plan a huge prank: a giant catapult that flings nasty stuff like diapers, cheese and water. Meanwhile, Hal is obsessed with catching a speeding car in the neighborhood. He even builds a speed bump. Lois gets obsessed after the guy in the car litters. They steal it and drive together. They share a romantic time and then push the car into a lake.

    This episode was funny! I liked the prank that Malcolm, Reese, Francis and Dewey made. This episode gets a 9.5 out of 10!moreless
  • Francis and the boys have a Halloween Approximately party, and then the Krelboynes take their revenge. Meanwhile, Hal and Lois go after "a blue car" in order to steal it and begin a new life in Mexico.moreless

    Francis returns to home after Halloween, the boys are dissapointed that he did not show in time, so Francis decides to make it up for the boys by throwing stuff from their roof, but later the genius Krelboynes take their revenge and they end up winning to them. While Hal and Lois must find the owner of a very fast blue car that when they steal it, discover how amazing is it, and so they decided to start a new life in Mexico, as Raul and Consuelo.

    This episode is a very good one and it makes me laugh.moreless
Mary Gillis

Mary Gillis

Old Lady

Guest Star

Kevin Brief

Kevin Brief


Guest Star

Jack Shearer

Jack Shearer

Neighbor #1

Guest Star

Will Jennings

Will Jennings


Recurring Role

Evan Matthew Cohen

Evan Matthew Cohen


Recurring Role

Kyle Sullivan

Kyle Sullivan


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Francis: Guys, Halloween isn't a date on the calender.
      Reese: Yeah' it is. It's the 31st.
      Francis: No. Halloween is in your hearts. Every time a little kid cries in fear, that is Halloween. Every time something repulsive ends up in a mailbox, that is Halloween. As long as you carry the spirit of destruction and vandalism in your heats, every day is Halloween!
      Reese: No, look! It is the 31st!

    • Malcolm: When's the last Christmas we had Egg Nog?
      Reese: I think before Dewey.
      Malcolm: It's all you, man. This is a game that has no winners.

    • Man: Oh, look at you three, what are you?
      Malcolm: A beat up hillbilly.
      Reese: Just give us the candy.
      Man: I bet you're a ghost.
      Dewey: I'm a marshmallow!

    • Francis: What's going on?
      Lois: Your father's enemy.
      Francis: What, did the squirrel return?
      Lois: No, this time it's a human being.

    • Everyone: Diaper! Diaper! Diaper! Diaper! Diaper! (they throw it and watch with excited face, later they changed to a disgusted one)
      Francis: Well, let's not do any of those again.

    • Reese (shouting): You hear that, world? Violence just got a little bit more random!!!

    • Malcolm: Imagine if this was to fall into the wrong hands.
      Dewey: I see an old lady!!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Cold Open: Reese and Malcolm test each other's endurance by attempting to eat food that expired long ago, which is a game with no winners.