Malcolm in the Middle

Season 2 Episode 15

The Grandparents

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 11, 2001 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The Grandparents
Lois's nightmare parents, Victor and Ida, come for a surprise, and puts the house in more turmoil than it usually is. Francis motivates his fellow cadets to break out for a weekend and go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, but then spend the entire time there suffering from eating bad sushi.moreless

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  • Reese is pointless.

    It was an entertaining episode to say the least. I like seeing Ida and for once, her husband Victor. They make for some entertaining television. It's too bad Victor only appeared in one episode. Anyway, this episode was funny, had great writing, and a good story. The thing that I thought was stupid was how they treated Reese compared to the others. Reese has to be the most useless one of them all. He is just a good cook, but aside from that, he is as stupid as a fork on jello. Overall, this was a funny episode and it was good. Thank you.moreless
  • It was okay.

    Malcolm's grandparents, Victor and Ida, come over for a surprise visit. Dewey is scared of them because of past experiences with them. Lois is worried about having her parents over. Victor and Ida tell them that they need more money and should use it more wisely. Lois and Hal work and let Victor and Ida take care of the boys. Victor loves Reese, but not Malcolm. Ida tells Malcolm that he's a wimp. Victor gives Reese a live grenade and he arms it, so Malcolm throws it into the fridge. Hal blackmails Victor and Ida into giving them money. Francis convinces all his buddies to go to Mardi Gras at New Orleans, but he gets sick and can't do anything the whole time they are there.

    This episode was okay. I didn't like Victor or Ida at all. There just wasn't anything that really caught my attention. I give it a 7.0 out of 10!moreless
  • what a great episode!

    Lois's parents come for a visit and we find out how monsters they are, and that they hate all of the kids, except for Reese who seems to be the one in Victor's look, while he keeps criticizing Malcolm convinced that he is an idiot and that he acts to girly, well the thing is that this episode is really cool, we meet Ida for the first time that is a total crazy and idiot person and well I guess that is the best thing of the episode, how the grandpas put danger all of the family members.moreless
Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia


Guest Star

Joyce Fessides

Joyce Fessides


Guest Star

Bobby Brewer

Bobby Brewer

Boy #1

Guest Star

Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman


Recurring Role

Eric Nenninger

Eric Nenninger

Cadet Eric

Recurring Role

Drew Powell

Drew Powell

Cadet Drew

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Victor: Pulp! Who drinks orange juice with pulp!

    • Victor: Because of what just happened, you want us to loan you $3,000?
      Hal: Please. I know you're uncomfortable loaning to family, so let me be clear. With one phone call, I could have your asses thrown in jail for child endangerment. So, this money I'm asking for is not a loan. It's blackmail.
      Ida: He's like your cousin Vaslefdt all over again.

    • Reese: If the future's gonna be half as bad as Grandpa and I suspect, the only survivors are gonna be mutants, coackroaches, and me. All living underwater.

    • Malcolm: What's going on?
      Reese: Grandpa gave me a live grenade. It's really cool. You wanna hold it?!
      Victor: No, no, no! It's for you, not him.
      Malcolm: Oh my God! We have to call the police!
      Victor: No! No police! No police, please! There's no reason to panic.
      Malcolm: Yes there is! You gave Reese a live grenade and he's a total idiot!
      Reese: He's right. I am. I don't think I should have it anymore. Here!

    • (Malcolm, Reese, & Dewey are eating pancakes made by Dad; they pull out hair from their mouths)
      Malcolm: Great pancakes, Dad!
      Hal (making pancakes and scratching his back with the spatula): Oh, thanks, guys. Who's ready for some more?
      Dewey (chokes after pulling some hair out of his mouth; smiles): I am!

    • Victor: No, this is live grenade. Do not let go of the handle, or we will die!
      Reese: I don't want to die!
      Victor: Don't worry, we must find the key and put the key back in, and everything would be fine.
      (key breaks; the two of them are shocked)

    • Victor: No! No police. There's no need to panic.
      Malcolm: Yes, there is! You gave Reese a grenade and he's a total idiot.
      Reese: He's right, I am. I don't think I should have this anymore. Here. (tries to hand Victor the grenade)
      Victor: No!
      Reese: Look, I'm tired of this game. All I really want to do is go lie down.

      Victor: We can't be sure.
      Reese: Grandpa gave me a grenade and it was going to go off. But Malcolm threw it in the fridge.

    • Victor: Hello!!
      (explosion in the house)
      Hal (shocked): What was that?
      Victor: What was what? (runs off)

    • Ida: What are you going to do when they come after you and throw you in the back of the truck? Are you going to read to them? Are you going to impress them with your giant know-it-all brain?

    • (knock on the window)
      Victor: Are you gonna keep us out here all day!
      Lois: Mom! Dad!
      Hal (rushing from the TV room): Oh, my God! Honey! Your parents are here! (tries to duck and cover and tell everyone else to do the same, but it's too late; Hal waves hi to the grandparents)

    • Hal: We need a fridge. We can't store the meat on the porch forever.

    • Malcolm: You know what, Grandma, I am smart, but I don't care what you think. Because that way I am going to triumph in life, and I don't think I need advices from you, so, thanks!
      (turns himself and hits a post, then looks at Grandma, and walks away)

    • Lois: You gave my son a live grenade? You brought live ammunition into this house?! What is the matter with you people?! Are you completely insane?!

  • NOTES (5)