Malcolm in the Middle

Season 4 Episode 11

Long Drive

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 02, 2003 on FOX
8.3
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Pregnant Lois has to stay at her sister's house for several days. While on the way there, she lectures Malcolm on everything about sex to Malcolm's strong disliking. Meanwhile, Hal's singing group finally gets to perform at the Elks Club but during rehearsal Dewey stirs up trouble when he points out that his father is always placed in the rear. Reese spends the day in jail with a group of troubled teens with the hope to shock-scare him. But Reese soon realizes the big bad prisoner can't really do anything so Reese begins to mock him. Meanwhile, Francis accidentally blows up Otto's beloved cow when he sprays it with cow dewormer then tries to brand it. Otto, not knowing the full story, is left brokenhearted thinking the cow ran away.moreless

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  • Very entertaining.

    8.5
    I have to say this was a very entertaining episode. I liked the storylines with Malcolm in a smart contest, Reese being scared in a prison, Dewey causing problems for his dad and his friends, and Hal trying to be in a music group performance. It was well written, well acted, and I liked the irony of the episode. My favorite aspects of the show had to be where Dewey gets into evryone's heads and screws them up. Everyone he talks to ends up fighting. Overall, this was a great episode with great forms of entertainment. One of the better episodes of the show. Thank you.moreless
  • I liked it!

    9.5
    Malcolm and Lois have to drive 3 hours to Malcolm's aunt's house. On the way, Lois talks to Malcolm about sex. Malcolm gets into it near the end and we find out that Lois was just driving around. Reese goes to a program that tries to scare kids into not wanting to go to prison. Reese makes fun of the scary guy in prison. Dewey watches as Hal and his friends rehearse for their gig. He breaks up the group though, but Hal brings them together in time for performance. There is an incident involving a cow and branding with Francis. He accidentally blows Helga, a cow, to pieces. Otto is sad.



    This episode was pretty good! I think all parents should talk to their kids about sex. This episode gets a 9.5!moreless
  • .....what the....?

    8.0
    Well, this episode is really kind of boring, its not really funny at all, I just like when Malcolm begin to vomit thanks to all what Lois begins to say, while Reese goes into a prison visit in order to get scare and stop doing stupid things, he does it and later begins to pick up on the prisoner that is teaching him, convince that he won't do anything to him, he keeps bothering him, when he is inform that he is not going to find him out, the prisoner knows exactly where to go, and also Dewey manages to break up even the most united groups, it could have been better, but it make me laugh!moreless
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Mighty Rasta

Samuel

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Mike Randleman

Mike Randleman

Ranch Hand Ray

Guest Star

Tom McCleister

Tom McCleister

Chef Arnold

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Dan Martin

Dan Martin

Malik

Recurring Role

Jonathan Craig Williams

Jonathan Craig Williams

Steve

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Edward James Gage

Edward James Gage

Brian

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The song sung by Hal's group is an actual song called "Charlie on the M.T.A" It was written in 1949 about the Boston Transit Sytem concerning paying an 'exit fare' when getting off at particular platforms. This is why Charlie "never returned" because he didn't have the nickel needed to leave his destination platform. So he must "ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston."

      Here are part of the lyrics:

      Let me tell you the story Of a man named Charlie On a tragic and fateful day He put ten cents in his pocket, Kissed his wife and family Went to ride on the MTA Charlie handed in his dime At the Kendall Square Station And he changed for Jamaica Plain When he got there the conductor told him, "One more nickel." Charlie could not get off that train. Did he ever return, No he never returned And his fate is still unlearn'd He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston He's the man who never returned.

    • Malcolm's seat belt changes from on to off the first scene with him and his mom in the car. When it's a shot from the front it's on...but when it's a shot from the side (from the driver's/mom side) you can see that the part of the seat belt that's going across is now behind Malcolm, instead of on him like it was a second ago. This changes back and forth.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • Cold Open: Reese and Malcolm are locked out of the house and Malcolm picks up a rock which has a hide-a-key, but Reese just grabs it and breaks the window.

    • This episode's proper title is "Sex Drive", as a pun on a term for Libido. Where the term "sex" is deemed inappropriate, the episode uses the alternate title of "Long Drive" (as it was in its first airing) despite the numerous references to sex in the episode.

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