Malcolm in the Middle

Season 6 Episode 16

No Motorcycles

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Apr 03, 2005 on FOX
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No Motorcycles
When Francis and Piama choose to celebrate Francis' 21st birthday at the house, Hal is reminded of a promise he made to his son as a young child, involving a motorcycle trip that Lois quickly forbids. Hal and Francis have no choice but to sneak off for their wild adventure, leaving their women behind. Meanwhile Malcolm, Dewey and Reese are held captive in their own home by a bully.moreless

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  • This was a funny episode!

    It's Francis' 21st birthday! He and Piama are visiting. He tells Hal that he is excited for their trip and Hal has to think back 12 years to find out what he's talking about. To get Francis to shut up, Hal made him a promise that they will go on a father/son motorcycle trip when he turns 21. Lois forbids them though. He and Francis go anyways. Malcolm, Reese, and Dewey fear a big bully. He is waiting outside for them. Dewey goes first, then Reese. Malcolm wants to wait it out though. Reese and Dewey are glad they got it over with. It turns out that the bully has the wrong family. Piama and Lois talk about This episode was great! It was pretty funny! This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Good!

    Francis and Piama come to the house in order to celebrate Francis's twenty first birthday, and Francis remembers about the time Hal promise him to do the motorcycles ride with him, and later he must escape together with Francis in order for not being caught in time, so Lois and Piama begin to destroy all of their gifts, while Hal discovers that Francis goes out to AA and the whole trip is ruin. Meanwhile, Malcolm, Reese, and Dewey are tormented inside their own house when a bully is seeking for one of the brothers.moreless
Carla Jimenez

Carla Jimenez


Guest Star

Chase Ellison

Chase Ellison

Young Francis

Guest Star

Geoff Meed

Geoff Meed

Delivery Guy

Guest Star

Emy Coligado

Emy Coligado


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Hal says that he and Lois have only been married for twenty years, and Francis is confused because he is twenty-one. He has the right to be confused because according to other episodes he was born on or close to Hal and Lois' wedding.

    • Malcolm, Reese, Dewey, Francis and Hal were injured in this episode.

    • This episode marks the first time Lois and Piama begin to bond, the cause being their shared anger at being ditched by Hal and Francis respectively.

    • Lois says that Hal and Francis won't even think about the consequences until five minutes before they come home. This turns out to be dead on, as they begin to panic right when it is time for them to return.

    • When Francis and Hal are being hosed by the lady at the mud spa, Hal has his face washed, then he turns, and then when the frame changes, they are much more clean all over.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Cold Open: Dewey seems to be begging for a beating from Reese. He is, but Reese doesn't hit him. Dewey then explains to Lois that Reese really is sick.

    • In this episode we learn that Francis had a drinking problem and to go to AA for help. The funny thing is he wasn't even 21 (the legal drinking age in the US).


    • Chicken Soup for the Soul
      The book Hal was reading was Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Its popularity has created many spinoff books for all different kinds of people.