Malcolm in the Middle

Season 6 Episode 9

Malcolm's Car

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Jan 30, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Malcolm's Car
When Malcolm spots a roughed up 1967 Cuda in his neighborhood, he instantly falls in love with it and purchases the car. But he gets so caught up in the difficult task of restoring it that he blows off Stevie as well as Reese who needs him for an illegal betting scheme of his. Hal on the other hand, is having success when he stumbles upon his hidden talent -- hairstyling. Lois doesn't have time to worry about Malcolm or Hal, as she is caught up in scandal between Craig and their Lucky Aide boss Fred. Craig says he is taking time off to tutor Fred's wife in golf but Lois finds out he is actually having an affair with her.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • I liked it!

    Hal finds out he has a hidden talent, giving haircuts. Malcolm buys a car! He and Reese have been illegally betting on horse races. Malcolm becomes obsessed with his new car. Lois finds out that Craig is having an affair with the boss's wife. Malcolm isn't spending time with Stevie because of the car. He gets trapped in there while in the garage and there is more and more smoke. Stevie saves his life.

    This episode was good! It was funny how Hal acted like a girl. I can't believe Craig would be doing that! That car was junk! This episode gets an 8.0 out of 10!moreless
  • Well...

    Sort of like a drug story, Malcolm begins to spent all his money and all his time to a nice car that is the worst thing that you have ever seen. Nothing seems to fix the stupid car! And well Reese uses Malcolm's IQ in order to win with the horse racing things, but Malcolm spends all of the money in things for his car... which makes Reese and Stevie to bring an expert about the car situation, which Malcolm denies he has a problem. Was cool how Malcolm get mad for a simple car...moreless
Art LaFleur

Art LaFleur


Guest Star

Bob Koherr

Bob Koherr


Guest Star

Blaire Baron

Blaire Baron


Guest Star

David Anthony Higgins

David Anthony Higgins

Craig Feldspar

Recurring Role

Craig Lamar Traylor

Craig Lamar Traylor

Stevie Kenarben

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Why didn't Malcolm lay down across the front seat and kick out the window? There is a possibility that he would have been cut because that particular car didn't feature safety glass, but that's better than certain death from carbon monoxide poisoning.

    • Malcolm has an obsession with his new car, which is ironic because Frankie Muniz is a car fanatic. He owns several rare and expensive cars, and he races as well.

    • In the scene where Craig is talking to Fred's son, the music in the background is Talk to the Hand by: Michele Vice-Maslin.

    • Goof: After Stevie saves Malcolm from asphyxiating in the garage, he drops him to the ground so he can breathe. While being grateful, Malcolm tells him that the wheel of his wheelchair is on his crotch. But the next shot on Stevie shows the wheel by the side of Malcolm's leg, not between them. In fact, he would have had to roll the chair up close to Malcolm past his legs to be on top of his crotch.

    • Malcolm's car was actually a 1968 Barracuda. Side marker lights were not required until 1968. The small round lights
      located at the four corners of the show's car indicate that it was a '68. The 1967 Barracuda had none. Also, the decal on the rear fenders of the car were from a 1970 HEMI Cuda, and the engine shown was a small block 340.

    • At the very begining when Hal discovers that Jamie ate the car keys, you see a hand holding Jamie's arm down and Jamie's shirt goes from untucked to tucked.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Lois: Craig, how could you lie to me after all I've done for you? I let you sleep on our floor when you thought your cat's ghost was trying to killing you. I settled that feud between you and the Girl Scout Troop.
      Craig: They started it.
      Lois: Shut up!

    • Reese: You are going to be so proud of me.
      Malcolm: Why?
      Reese: I spent the last five nights in a chat room reeling in this creep named Heinrich. I got his address and showed up at his house with a printed transcript of our conversations. He calls me "Sugarbuns" 15 times on nine separate occasions.
      Malcolm: Reese...
      Reese: So, the guy starts crying, "What about my wife? What about my kids? I'll do anything." Entrapment. It's not just for police anymore.

    • Malcolm: Wow! Blackmailing a pervert to facilitate underage gambling. How could this not work out?

    • Malcolm: I don't want to live in a world where Reese is right.

  • NOTES (2)


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