Malcolm in the Middle

Season 3 Episode 1

Houseboat (1)

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Nov 11, 2001 on FOX

Episode Fan Reviews (5)

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  • And we start on season 3!

    This episode has some great moments in it and some not so great moments in it. It starts of great in the sports shop when Hal gets locked out of a changing room wearing only a Speedo! Absolutely classic!

    Another great moment in this episode was the Francis subplot. Very funny especially in the lawyer’s office.

    I didn’t care for the whole Reese & Stevie going away to find girls plot. I find it hard to believe that those two could become friends.

    The scene with Dewey hanging down from a rope swing was relatively funny, it came into its own when we see him later with bandages on.

    All-in-all this episode is not superb as it falls in some places. But when it gets good, it gets good!