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Malcolm in the Middle

Season 5 Episode 14

Malcolm Dates A Family

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 14, 2004 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
55 votes

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Episode Summary

Malcolm Dates A Family
Lois blows her top over a hidden 15 percent ser charge in the bill at her family's favorite pizza place and stages a boycott, but Hal and the boys are sneaking slices on the side. Malcolm meets Angela and becomes instantly smitten with her intellectual family. He spends more time with them than with her. Francis is reluctant to let Otto hire an assistant for him but soon relies on him for everything.moreless

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  • I like pizza.

    I gave the episode a high rating for the pizza content in this one. I think that I enjoy wtching this episode better than most as I think that it was really entertaining and funny. The story was good and the plot was okay. I had a few favorite moments, but I think that it was a really good showing. My favorite parts of the show was when they were all at Luigi's Pizza. It looked like really good pizza and immediately got my attention. I thought that Malcolm dating the girl with the family was boring. Lois was her normal control freak self and the rest was history. Thank you.moreless
  • Great!

    Malcolm begins dating a girl, but he only spends time with her family and not her. The family goes to Luigi's Pizza every two weeks, but after Lois finds out about an extra charge, she forbids them to go there. Hal, Reese and Dewey sneak pizza. Malcolm breaks up with the family. Stevie is having trouble because of his mom leaving. Otto hires an assistant for Francis. Francis no longer knows how to do anything, so he lets him go.

    This episode was great! The family thing was weird. I recognized Sara Paxton though. This episode gets a 9.0 out of 10 from me!moreless
  • Well..

    I was expecting a lot much better for Malcolm in the Middle, this season was not the best season ever, and this episode was that not funny either, it was sort of boring. Malcolm begins dating a girl in school that is really pretty but for some reason no one invites to go out, until Malcolm discovers that her family is really weird, but thanks for being smart, the family accepts him in, and instead of dating just the girl Malcolm begins to date the whole family which makes things a little weird. Not that cool episode...moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Malcolm: My mom is horrible.
      Stevie: (unimpressed) My mom phoned me drunk... on my birthday... wanting money.

    • Malcolm: You're worried about your family? That's not going to bother me.
      Angela: Oh, yeah? My family is unbelievably intrusive, overbearing, controlling and humiliating.
      Malcolm: You're talking to the right guy.

    • Otto: I know I have a problem hiring too many people. But I'm getting help. I'm seeing three psychiatrists about it.

    • Malcolm: Angela Pozefsky. She's really cute. I think I might actually have a chance with her. For some reason, no one ever asks her out. Maybe she's so promiscuous, she intimidates all the other guys. Yeah, I'm going with that.

    • Piama: If Jordan hadn't wandered in on you in the men's room yesterday, you'd still be stuck in there.
      Francis: I would've figured it out!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Cold Open: Reese and Dewey hit a baseball through the window, so in order to avoid trouble, they replace it with a rock. Attached to the rock is a note saying that they hate the family's guts. Hal and Lois think a neighbor threw it.


    • When Clyde on your side, the reporter Lois sent to Luigi's, says that; "This has no reflection on the Italian people, most of whom are decent, hard-working people." This is almost a direct quote from the movie, The Godfather II, in the scene where Michael Corleone is at the congressional hearing dealing with the mafia.