Malcolm in the Middle

Season 7 Episode 21


Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Apr 23, 2006 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • One of the places Hal goes to while trying to get the contents of his wallet back is the Circus Burger, where Reese worked at briefly earlier in the series.

    • Caitlin Crosby, who plays Kelly, one of the popular kids in school also appeared in Season 5-2 "Watching the Baby." In that episode, she was Joanne, one of the 3 girls who went to Malcolm's house to ask him, Reese, and Stevie to the prom because their boyfriends ditched them. Ironically, that episode also involved the prom.

    • Hal tries to make Dewey happy about his childhood memory, so he created himself some artwork and pretended that Dewey made it in his first years in school to make him happy. Unfortunately, Dewey notices a picture of Grandma Ida without a leg and that she lost it a year ago, which refers to "Ida Loses a Leg."

  • Quotes

    • Heather: I have an idea for refreshments. What if we get a big punch, and then we all drink punch. You know, ironically.

    • (Reese stuffing a boy in a locker)
      Boy: It wasn't me who threw that pudding at you!
      Reese: Well, you should have thought of that before you started looking like the guy who did!

    • Malcolm: AJ, you can't be serious.
      AJ: Hey, it took guts for those girls to come down here and apologize. And I'd like to think I'm big enough to be able to admit I'd like to have sex with one of them.

    • Hal: Ah, my driver's license. We're getting closer.
      Lois: Look at that. He drew a mustache on you.
      Hal: No, I did that. I wanted to see how it looked.

    • Dewey: Sorry, Dad, I don't know what to say. Wait a minute. Here's a drawing I did of Grandma.
      Hal: And it's beautiful. You did a really good job with her whiskey bottle.
      Dewey: I also have her missing a leg. Interesting, since she didn't lose it until last year.
      Hal: Dewey, if you're trying to tell me that you can predict the future...
      Dewey: So you're neglectful, and you think I'm an idiot. That's nice. (walks away)
      Hal: I-I spent spent over an hour on this rainbow, Dewey! You're not an easy boy to love, you know!

    • Carla: That's inspired. (reads poster) "A Night to Cherish"? It makes last year's "A Night to Remember" seem so shallow.
      Kelly: Yeah, I wouldn't expect you to show up, anyway, Carla. You'll probably be home alone in your room, listening to Morrissey and gouging out the eyes of models in Vogue magazine.
      Carla: Aw, does this mean we're not best friends anymore?

    • Lois: Well, here is poor, neglected Dewey having a great time at SeaWorld.
      Dewey (looking at photo): It's so blurry, I can't even tell that's me.
      Hal: Well, you can't prove it's not.

    • Lois: That was a good thing you did, son.
      Dewey: Thanks.
      Lois: Enjoy the cake. That's the last thing you're going to eat in a long time that hasn't been dipped in sardine juice.
      (Dewey looks shocked while Lois takes a picture)
      Lois: Hey! Finally, a picture for your memory book. (puts a birthday hat on Dewey)

    • Hal: That is a really nice camera. How could you afford... ? (remembering Dewey took his wallet and money) Right.

    • (everyone leaves to go to the prom while leaving the morp)
      Malcolm: You can't just let them say "I'm sorry" after 12 years of treating us like crap! Wait a minute. they never even said "sorry!" This is a trap! These are the same people who made fun of your clothes all through school, and laughed at your haircuts, and called you Malcolm-Balcolm! You'll be sorry!
      Naked Guy (goes up to Malcolm): Finally, now we've got some breathing room in here.
      (Malcolm looks disgusted)

  • Notes

    • Christopher Kennedy Masterson (Francis) does not appear in this episode.

    • Cold Open: Malcolm complains that he was up all night studying for finals, and Reese laughs saying he slept like a baby. Malcolm asks what he is doing when he sees him taping paper to sunglasses. Reese says he wants to get the answers right, forgetting that he won't be able to see to walk.

    • Featured Music:
      "Beat of My Heart" by Hilary Duff
      "Stickwitu" by The Pussycat Dolls
      "Random" by Lady Sovereign
      "I Got You" (I Feel Good) by James Brown
      "Currently" by Keaton Simons
      "Helicopter" by Bloc Party
      "Clampdown" by The Clash

  • Allusions