Malcolm in the Middle

Season 1 Episode 16

Water Park (1)

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM May 21, 2000 on FOX
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Water Park (1)
The family goes out to a water park, where a battle between Malcolm and Reese ensues. Meanwhile, Dewey is locked up in home with an old babysitter, but when she dies, Dewey goes out in an adventure for himself, and Francis and Spangler play pool to see who "loses."moreless

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  • Water Park

    The family go to the water park, except for Dewey who has to stay home.

    Malcolm and Reese get in a lot of fights and do mean pranks to each other all day.

    Francis has been hustling at pool, and Commandant Spangler finds out, so they have a match to see who is better.

    Dewey stays home and has a fun time with his weird babysitter, until she dies.

    Dewey finds a balloon, chases it, and in the end he is in a strange location, and the episode ends in a To Be Continued.

    A funny episode and one of their all-timer bests! Love itmoreless
  • Dewey is left home alone, while the family go off to a waterpark.

    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.moreless
  • Great!

    Malcolm and the family go to a water park, but Dewey must stay home with an old babysitter. Reese and Malcolm are fighting at the park, while Hal and Lois try to be romantic. Dewey and the babysitter aren't having fun, until Dewey comments on one of her buttons. She is driven to the hospital after dancing. Francis plays Edwin Spangler in pool. Both are good and it's just really confusing what goes on. Dewey gets lost.

    This was a great episode! I can't believe Dewey was like in China or something. That was weird. This episode gets a 9.0 out of 10!moreless
  • The family goes to a waterpark.

    The family, except Dewey go to a waterpark. When Dewey's babysitter goes to the hospital, Dewey is left alone. At the park, Malcolm and Reese cause trouble. So much the whole family gets kicked out. The episode ends with Dewey chasing a balloon downt the street. I really ejoyed this episode and I note it as one of the classics.
  • it was a good episode i liked it it was funney

    i realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy realy funny it was probaly one of my favorite vidieos i thienk it had some awsome acting in it also i thienk the older ones are better it realy just brings out the actors feelings for the show . not all actors care about acting as much as they do im shure all of yo agree with me also it would be preety hard not to cuzz malcoulm in the middle is a veary veary veary veary veary veary veary veary veary veary veary veary veary veary veary vearyy veary veary veary famile oriented film and this is probly the best way to relax with your family with a veary classy film like u no cuz its like awsome and like amazing if u belive there is another way to spend a better way with your family then speek up laoud cuz if u agree with me theen good 4 u cuzz it is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yep awsomemoreless
John Michael Miller

John Michael Miller


Guest Star

Amanda Fuller

Amanda Fuller


Guest Star

Marsha Clark

Marsha Clark

Mrs. White

Guest Star

Daniel Von Bargen

Daniel Von Bargen

Edwin Spangler

Recurring Role

Eric Nenninger

Eric Nenninger

Cadet Eric

Recurring Role

Kasan Butcher

Kasan Butcher


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Lois: BOYS!!!!!!!!

    • (as Malcolm, Reese, and Lois fall down the slide, screaming and hitting each other)
      Lois: This is the last time I'm taking you boys anywhere!
      (the three go out of the slide as they splash in the pool; Hal, sitting in the stands with nachos in his hand, gets soaked)

    • Lois: Everytime I turn around, I hear screaming and fighting and I pray to God that it's somebody else's kids, but not! It's always you!

    • Mrs. White: Well, Reese is a horrid little boy.

    • Lois: I don't want to hear it! Either take care of this yourself, or I'm gonna lock the two of you in the car for the rest of the day! I mean it!

    • Lois: Do you think we're wealthy?!?!?!
      Malcolm: What?
      Lois: Do you think we're wealthy? Wealthy people drive fancy cars. They have fresh pasta. Do we do anything of those things... NO!!

    • Dewey: (sobbing) Why can't I go?
      Lois: Dewey, we've discussed this. You have to stay home because of your ear infection.
      Dewey: I never get to go.
      Lois: I know, honey. It's just this... and Disneyland... oh, and that chocolate factory tour.

    • Malcolm: Don't you understand what you did? You give me out to Mom, and you have declared war, you won't know when or how, but I am going to get revenge.
      Reese (laughing): Your voice is funny.

    • Lois: You are so cute when you sneak in alcohol.

    • Malcolm: (to the camera) As far as I can remember, we've always had troubles with babysitters.
      (Babysitter #1 - Malcolm as a baby)
      Babysitter #1: (in baby's voice) Helloooo... goochie goochie goochie. (bites her finger) Ahhhhhhh...
      (Babysitter #2 - Malcolm and Reese)
      Babysitter #2: I don't know, sweetie. What do you have behind you back?
      (it's unclear what it is as the shot is outside of the house, but we see the babysitter opening the door screaming and running out to the street)
      (Babysitter #3 - the guy in the closet; Malcolm & Reese are sitting)
      Babysitter #3: You know, I had enough of this. Now, you open this door right now! You know, I'm a claustrophobic. Just let me out. Come on!!!
      (back to Malcolm)
      Malcolm: (still to the camera) I don't know. I'm starting to think it might be us.

    • Reese: Hey, Dewey. How's the ear? (licks his finger and puts it in Dewey's ear)
      Lois: (slaps Reese) Stop teasing him, Reese! You know, if your father doesn't find a babysitter, nobody is going anywhere and let's see who's crying then!

    • Lois: (realizes the boys are up to something) Don't you dare!
      (Malcolm pushes Lois down the slide as she screams)
      Attendant: Arms and legs crossed at all times.
      Reese: That's the bravest thing I've ever seen you do.
      Malcolm: Yeah.
      Reese: You're gonna die.
      Malcolm: I know. So, you think Mom's going to be okay?
      (Lois pulls the two of them down the slide as well)

    • Malcolm: (on the water slide) Okay, on three. One, two, threeeeeeeeeeeeee... (gets up and gives up)

    • Reese: Mom, doesn't Malcolm have to wear his nose plug for his sinuses?
      Malcolm: (whispers to Reese) Shut up.
      Lois: Oh, that's right!
      Malcolm: I forgot it!
      Lois: Well, you just be very careful, then.
      Reese: Don't worry, here it is.
      Lois: Oh, thank you, Reese!

    • Reese: Hey there, girly. Let me adjust your bra strap. (grabs Malcolm's nose plug and smacks him) Now, we're even.

    • Mrs. White: You're eating my buttons.
      Dewey: I wasnt eating. I was saving.
      Mrs. White: What are you, a hamster? What were you saving it for?
      Dewey: I don't know. I like it.

    • Attendant: Hey, no cutting in line! (realizes it's Malcolm) Oh, it's you.

    • (a man gives Reese CPR while a lifeguard approaches him)
      Lifeguard: Sir, let the people who work here do that.
      (the man gets off of Reese as he gasps for air)
      Malcolm: Now, we're even!

    • Malcolm: Lifeguard! Help! My brother! He can't swim!

  • NOTES (6)