In the past, Lois and Hal had the exact opposite personalities they have now. Hal was strict while Lois was soft.
Lois first became strict when little Francis put lighter fluid on his teddy bear. She got worried about his safety and said she will do anything to keep him safe because she loves him.
Malcolm has no "internal speech" in this episode.
(This applies to the German dubbed version)
When Reese is going to perform the stunt, jumping from the diving board with the fireworks, Malcolm says that they'll record it on camera and broadcast it live on www.jackass-xxl.com
This site really exists, but contains a filler page.
When Lois is in the bathtub talking with Hal, the washcloth on her forehead disappears and reappears between cuts.
Lois: (about Jamie) He is absolutely the worst kid we've ever had.
Hal: Oh, you say that with every kid. Let's face it, Lois, it's just the hand we were dealt. God doesn't like us. That doesn't make us bad people.
Dewey: Jamie wasn't really spawned by Satan, was he?
Malcolm: No. If he was, we'd have a better house.
Reese: Maybe we're just going about this the wrong way. We have to think outside the box. (to Dewey) If you were a diving board, what would you want someone to do with you?
Dewey: Take me ice-skating.
Reese: Don't be an idiot. That place is freezing, and it's always so crowded.
Dewey: Yeah, but they have good hot dogs.
Reese: Those hot dogs suck compared to the ones at the train station.
Dewey: Why would a diving board want to go to a train station?
Reese: How should I know? Maybe he wants to visit a relative!
Malcolm: Okay! Okay! Back in the box.
Dewey: (after Reese blew himself up with firecrackers) Should we get the hose?
Malcolm: No, he would have wanted us to wait!
Reese (to Lois): Jamie goes through 5 or 6 cans of that stuff [a caffeine-filled drink] a day! I can only stand half!
Cold Open: Hal calls his boss and is about to confess to something when Malcolm runs in and informs Hal that he hasn't won the lottery just another ticket. Hal then tells his boss that it was someone else.
For her performance in this episode, Jane Kaczmarek received a 2005 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
The website that Malcolm mentioned, www.GiantJackass.com, was purchased in 23 Jan 2005 19:55:26, only a few minutes after Malcolm mentioned it.
The website Malcolm mentioned, GiantJackass.com, does not exist.
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