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Malcolm in the Middle

Season 1 Episode 8

Krelboyne Picnic

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 12, 2000 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Krelboyne Picnic
Malcolm's family insist on accompanying him to a circus-themed picnic for the Krelboyne class, whom must each perform for the assembled students and families. Once there, Lois immediately feuds with Dorene, the loud-mouthed mother who dominates the other parents; Reese plans to "kick Krelboyne butt" and is hoist by his own underpants by Eraserhead's much bigger brother; Francis goes through an entire romantic relationship in the course of the single afternoon; and Hal grosses out the entire class by sneaking real meat into their vegetarian barbecue. When a desperate Malcolm turns Stevie's demonstration of catalysts into a gigantic stink bomb, Caroline is convinced she will be fired -- so Malcolm must go on and quell the crowd by demonstrating his ability to do advanced mathematics in his head.moreless

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  • Great

    Malcolm doesn't want to be in the Krelboyne Picnic, because he thinks his ability, his math ability, is just weird.

    Reese gets in trouble with an older boy when he is picking on his younger brother.

    Hal gives everyone actual hot dogs, of which they are not allowed to eat.

    Lois makes an opinionated lady mad at her.

    Francis gets a girlfriend {for the episode, they break up}

    Not my favorite story line, but it was quite decent. It seems to drag on at times, so it isn't a personal favorite for me, but it was pretty well-written and had a few lines that were funnymoreless
  • Yes, it was great.

    This episode of Malcolm in the Middle had to be one of my favorite. It had really funny moments, great writing, a good story, and nice acting. It had plenty of hilarious moments and it made for some entertaining television. I had many moments that I thought were really funny, but I can't choose. Parts that did stand out was when Malcolm showed how smart he was and when all the nerds were throwing up because they ate meat. I have to say that I would have said to them to be a man, but it wouldn't have worked. Overall, great episode. Thank you.moreless
  • Almost matches up to Red Dress.

    So, this episode was. . . AWESOME!

    Just really funny, ecspically Reese's plot. And, when the Krellboynes sense Reese is in the bushes, they stand up and start sniffing around. I was laughing for at least 5 minutes after that.

    Then, Stevie's line when Caroline asked if Malcolm was ready. I forget exactly what he said, but it was pretty funny, and that left me laughing for at least 30 seconds.

    I'm glad I got the Complete Season 1 DVD, because that season has some of the greater episodes, like this one and Red Dress.

    So, watch this episode, then watch it again, like I did.

    This was AangPhantom's review for the episode "Krellboyne Picninc"moreless
  • Funny!

    There is a family picnic for the krelboyne students. Malcolm doesn't want to go and perform his act. He and Francis plan an escape route, but things don't go as planned when Francis meets a girl. Reese wants to beat up all the nerds, but has trouble when an older brother shows up to defend them. Caroline is let down when no one watches the acts. Lois is not welcome with the other moms, especially a certain mom. Hal cooks meat instead of tofu and other organic stuff which makes all the nerds gag. Malcolm makes an explosion with Stevie's chemistry set. He cheers Caroline up and things are way chaotic there!

    This was a pretty good episode! It was funny with Reese punching that nerd in the end and the explosion. This episode gets a 9.0 out of 10!moreless
  • Malcolm must save Caroline's picnic after ruining it himself

    I think that this episode is really original and tells us, about many characters such as Malcolm that completely hates being a Krelboyne, Reese that all what he does is hitting them and chasing them, about Lois the way she fights against other people when they dislike her, and Hal that does whatever he wants without caring about what people tell him to do, and I think that at the end the whole family discovers that Malcolm is even smarter than what they thought, and that makes some uncomfortable silence... for a minute...moreless
Beth Grant

Beth Grant


Guest Star

Katherine Ellis

Katherine Ellis


Guest Star

Jerry Lambert

Jerry Lambert


Guest Star

Will Jennings

Will Jennings


Recurring Role

Kyle Sullivan

Kyle Sullivan


Recurring Role

Evan Matthew Cohen

Evan Matthew Cohen


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Malcolm: In the wrong hands, these chemicals could make a pretty powerful stink bomb. These hands look wrong enough.

    • Francis: Hey, Malcolm, how many fingers am I holding up?
      Malcolm: Shut up!
      Reese: Analyze what I had for lunch! (burps into Malcolm's face while everyone laughs)
      Lois: What I can't understand is how you can remember all thoses numbers, but you still forget to brush your teeth! (everyone laughs again)
      Hal: Who's up for Burger Barn?
      (everyone cheers while the family drives off)

    • Reese: A small pack of Krelboynes has ventured out of hiding to bask in the afternoon sun. Their defenses down, they are an easy target for nearby predators. They sense danger, it is too late! Their hesitation is fatal! Raahhhhhh!!!! (starts running after the Krelboynes while they start fleeing)

    • (part of the original cold opener)
      Malcolm: Leave the squirrel alone and get the fire extinguisher! Reese, no!
      Dewey: Blood tastes funny.

    • Malcolm: Apparently, the difference between a stink bomb and a Level 3 toxic biohazard is two extra drops of sulfur tetraoxide. I am totally suing that Web site.

    • (after Dorene argues at Lois)
      Hal: Ha, such a nice lady.
      Lois: Yeah, tomorrow, we're going shopping for some shoes.

    • Dewey: Is Malcolm a robot?
      Hal: (sighs) No, son. He's just very, very, very, very, very smart.

    • Lois: Poor baby.
      Malcolm: (fake barfing) Yeah, I'm sick.
      Lois: No. You're grounded. For pouring perfectly good vegetable soup in the toilet.

    • Malcolm: (about Malcolm's class picnic) There won't be any meat. They all decided they didn't want to eat anything that has a mother.
      Dewey: Cousin Nancy doesn't have a mother.
      Lois: That's right. She has two daddies.
      Reese: Two guys as your parents? That house has to be a dude's paradise.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Eraserhead: "Kafkaesque, isn't it?"

      "Kafkaesque" is an eponym used to describe concepts, situations, and ideas which are reminiscent of the literary work of the Austro-Hungarian writer Franz Kafka, particularly his novels The Trial and The Castle, and the novella The Metamorphosis. The term, which is quite fluid in definition, has also been described as "marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity.