Malcolm in the Middle

Season 2 Episode 19

Tutoring Reese

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 11, 2001 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
59 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

Tutoring Reese
Malcolm tries to help Reese get better grades in order to prevent him from going to the slow learning class, but after he discovers that Reese has no chance, he decides to cheat for him. When Malcolm discovers that the grade was an "F," Malcolm discovers that Reese's professor is totally against him. Meanwhile, Francis tries to take revenge over Lois after she kicks him out, but later discovers that living with his friend Richie is horrible, so he begs for Lois to return home.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Good!

    Reese is failing all his classes. Either he must raise his grades up or he has to go back to remedial class. Lois makes Malcolm tutor Reese. Francis comes back, but he refuses to fix the roof, so Lois kicks him out. Malcolm and Reese cheat on a test, but the teacher still gives him an F, which proves that the teacher didn't read the test. Dewey finds a fly and names it Tony. Francis lives with Richie for a while and it is very bad there.

    This episode was pretty good! I would hate to live with Richie. This episode gets a 9.0!moreless

    Malcolm cheats on a test for Reese in order to prevent him to getting to slow learning program, but when Malcolm discovers that Reese's teacher fails him because he has bad experiences when he was young, he tries to tell Mom but they are unable to, until Malcolm accidentally spills out the beans and that makes things worse, and well I think that this episode was really, really great, I can't understand why people don't like it? I also like the part about Francis living with Richie and every thing.moreless
Dave 'Gruber' Allen

Dave 'Gruber' Allen

Mr. Woodward

Guest Star

E.J. Callahan

E.J. Callahan

Homeless Man

Guest Star

Craig Lamar Traylor

Craig Lamar Traylor

Stevie Kenarban

Recurring Role

Kyle Sullivan

Kyle Sullivan


Recurring Role

Evan Matthew Cohen

Evan Matthew Cohen


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Malcolm said that black Thursday was one of the causes of the Great Depression. The stock market crash was on a Tuesday, not a Thursday.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Lois: (to Malcolm) You took the test for him?! (to Reese) You let him take that test?! (to the history teacher, about Malcolm) You gave my son an F?!

    • Reese: (points to a piece of paper) I kicked your ass!!

    • Malcolm: Reese, this is C- work.
      Reese & Malcolm: Alright!

    • Lloyd (talking about and to Reese): The only way this idiot is gonna pass the test, is if someone takes the test for the idiot, right idiot?

    • History Teacher: Nobody could be that cruel to their own son.
      (Lois makes a serious look)
      Francis: (from outside the window in the rain) Mom! Please let me come home! I'm cold and I'm hungry! Please, I'll fix the roof, I'll paint the house! I'll do anything, Mom, just please let me be warm again!

    • Reese's History Teacher: I don't see why you would sacrifice the good son for, well, Reese.
      Lois: You don't think I would give this one up? Let me tell you something. I would sell Malcolm down the river in a heartbeat for Reese. Sure, he might have to go to Blue Collar or something but he'll do fine. Reese is the one who needs saving!
      History Teacher: Nobody could be that cruel to their own son.

    • Malcolm: What happened to this book?
      Reese: I threw it at a duck.
      Malcolm: Okay, so where's your math book?
      Reese: Which half?
      Malcolm: Let's just start with Geography.
      Reese: I don't TAKE Geography!
      Malcolm: Yeah you do, you got a grade in it.
      Reese: Oh, that can't be good.

    • Teacher: You wouldn't throw away the son who achieves for, well, Reese would you?
      Lois: Let me tell you, I'd sell Malcolm down the river in a heartbeat to save Reese.
      Malcolm: What?

  • NOTES (2)