Malcolm in the Middle

Season 2 Episode 1

Traffic Jam (2)

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Nov 05, 2000 on FOX

Episode Fan Reviews (8)

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  • Traffic Jam

    Following the events of Water Park, the family travels home, only to get themselves stuck in a traffic jam.

    Francis bets the other cadets that he can eat 100 quacks.

    Dewey travels with a bunch of strange people to find his way back home.

    In the traffic jam, Malcolm meets a cute girl. But in the end, he learns she isn't from here but she is Canadian.

    In the end, everyone returns home, Lois asks where the babysitter is and Dewey responds "She left," and Lois thinks he means she was driven away by his behavior.

    A weird episode but pretty fun nonetheless. Superb
  • Includes Part I, and Part II review. The family get stuck into a traffic jam, and Dewey has his own journey.

    This review includes spoilers, of the tv movie "Waterpark". If you have not seen the season finale, please don't read.

    PART I
    Real hilarious, in the season finale and first tv movie. It was fun to see Dewey with a babysitter, but sad to see her die in an accident. The family (excluding Dewey and Francis) go off to a waterpark and Francis faces off in a pool challenge. It was funny, how Malcolm, Reese, and their mother all go down and get pushed down the water slide. I give, Part I, a 9.5. A great beginning to start off a tv movie, and ending a season finale.

    After the babysitter's accident, Dewey goes around the world in having his own journey/adventure. It was funny, since Dewey is always funny and hysterical. And, you wouldn't realize an episode, of the family stuck in "Traffic Jam!". The dad was really really worried. Francis continues to do... more bets :P. I rate part II, a 10.0.
  • Crazy!

    Dewey is still lost and gets home by some very strange people. Hal, Lois and the boys get stuck in a traffic jam. Hal is in shock that he wasn't part of the accident. Lois is crazy and wants to get home. Reese wants ice cream from the stubborn ice cream man. Malcolm meets a girl, but is crushed when he finds out she's from Canada. Francis bets that he can eat 100 Quacks and he does...barely.

    This was a great episode! I liked Dewey's plot! That was funny! I would've been so mad at the ice cream guy! He was cruel! Lois was absolutely crazy! This episode gets a 10!
  • The second part of the water park episode!

    This episode is an excellent following of the previous episode, and it might be even better than the first part. This episode has a slightly more interesting storyline.

    The family was stuck in a traffic jam in the middle of the highway, and had to temporarity stop. At that time, Malcolm met a girl that he liked, and they spent the time of the traffic jam together. Meanwhile, Reese, who got overexerted in the heat, got crazy and was fighting the ice cream man. Lois also got exerted, and she was yelling and screaming at the construction workers. Meanwhile, Dewey, who was hopelessly lost (because he ran away from home in the previous episode), had many dangerous adventures before he finally went home.
  • the family w/ dewey is stuck in a traffic jam and hal thinks he causes it. malcolm likes a girl, reese and an ice cream man battle for treats, lois is trying to get the workmen to fix the road faster, and dewey tries to get home with stops along the way.

    From the prior episode water park, this continuatioin was amazing. this episode is so far my favorite malcolm in the middle episode and until i see the whole series, this on is at the top! i like it because the punch lines in it are coming all at once and i'm laughing so hard that i have to pause the tv to stop and catch my breath. francis is freaking cool in this on and hal is so funny and all the stuff he did was ironic so that made me laugh and reese cracked me up more than anybody so he was the best in this one. i just love it overall in general.
  • very funny

    another time when Lois goes crazy and wild the 3 main times the worker kinda funny, the car some rage, and the telephone wild extremely mad. the love story of malcolm was fun and the girl was hot i can't belive the dog took that paper. next up resse he was so dumb when he rammed the truck with his head and when he was jumping on the truck whitch was actually quite funny. up next dewet adventure cross the world and he got home by riding with santa claus. finally is hal not very funny part exept when he got checked for possible achcahol use
  • Great. Even tough I hate the suspense from past season.

    Malcolm, Reese, Lois, and Hal are trapped in an horrible Traffic Jam, while Lois goes out mad thanks as no one does anything to move the rocks, Hal is trying to help people as he thinks that he have been the one who will die, Reese tries to take some Ice Cream, and Malcolm meets with a cute girl, that at the end seems to be the one perfect for him: except that she lives in Canada. Meanwhile, Dewey is out getting in all kind of stupid adventures with "Santa" and Francis tries to win a bet. Episode: GREATLY GREAT.
  • Dewey is now lost after chasing a balloon and tries to find someone to take him home; Francis is put up to the challenge of trying to eat 100 "quacks"; the family gets caught in a massive traffic jam on the way home from the waterpark.

    It's a great idea to start the season where the last season left off, but that doesn't mean it's a really great episode. Dewey is trying to get home after he chases a balloon to who knows where, while Francis claims he can eat 100 quacks, a junk food that seems similar to Peeps. Meanwhile, Malcolm becomes friendly with a Canadian girl, while Reese is fumed at the ice cream man for not selling anyone any ice cream. Lois, meanwhile, is angry that the traffic jam isn't moving along and decides to step in herself and try to get the flow of traffic moving again. This episode has its share of funny moments and is a good way to continue Water Park and to kick off the new season.