The following is an episode list for the FOX television series Malcolm in the Middle. The show ran for seven seasons from 2000 to 2006.

During its six-and-a-half year run in seven seasons, there were 151 episodes of Malcolm in the Middle produced.


Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Region 1 Region 2
1 16 2000 October 29, 2002 October 29, 2002
2 25 2000 – 2001 TBR/TBA TBR/TBA
3 22 2001 – 2002 TBR/TBA TBR/TBA
4 22 2002 – 2003 TBR/TBA TBR/TBA
5 22 2003 – 2004 TBR/TBA TBR/TBA
6 22 2004 – 2005 TBR/TBA TBR/TBA
7 22 2005 – 2006 TBR/TBA TBR/TBA

Season 1: 2000Edit

Title Original Airdate Writer Director Production # Episode #
'"Pilot" January 8, 2000 Linwood Boomer Todd Holland 101 1
Malcolm, a suburban boy with a dysfunctional family, must deal with a bully and being transferred to the genius classes at his school.
"Red Dress" January 16, 2000 Alan J. Higgins Arlene Sanford 102 2
On the night of her wedding anniversary, Lois finds her red dress burned and in the toilet. She immediately blames Reese, Malcolm, and Dewey and tortures them into confessing. Meanwhile, Hal makes friends with the restaurant staff while waiting for Lois.
"Home Alone 4" January 23, 2000 Michael Glauberman Todd Holland 103 3
While Hal and Lois are away for the weekend, Francis (the older brother who was sent to military school) comes to babysit Malcolm, Reese, and Dewey, which turns to trouble when Francis's hoodlum friends also come over and trash the house.
"Shame" February 6, 2000 David Richardson Nick Marck 104 4
Malcolm beats up a bully, but upon learning that the bully, despite his weight and height, is actually seven years old, Malcolm feels guilty and participates in a fun-run in order to clear his conscience. Meanwhile, Hal cuts down a tree—and ends up angering a neighbor and Francis rebels against the military academy's sex education curriculum by creating one of his own.
"Malcolm Babysits" February 13, 2000 Maggie Bandur and Pang-Li Landrum Jeffrey Melman 105 5
Malcolm's family moves into a trailer while their house is being fumigated, and Malcolm gets a taste of the good life while house-sitting for an upper-middle class couple. Meanwhile, Francis finds the corpse of a janitor named Lester in the basement of the military school and teams up with his friends to give the forgotten custodian a proper burial.
"Sleepover" February 20, 2000 Dan Kopelman Ken Kwapis 106 6
Malcolm stays overnight at Stevie's house and talks him into sneaking out to an all-night arcade after having to put up with Stevie's parents strict monitoring. Meanwhile, Reese has to give Dewey a bath in order to stay up and watch a scary movie, and a cult tries to break Francis's spirit while hazing him.
"Francis Escapes" February 27, 2000 Linwood Boomer Todd Holland 107 7
Francis goes AWOL from military school for his crush, who turns out to be sleazy and abusive.
"Krelboyne Picnic" March 12, 2000 Michael Glouberman Todd Holland 108 8
Malcolm's class demonstrates their abilities at a picnic. Malcolm tries to get out of going because it's on the same day Francis comes home.
"Lois vs. Evil" March 19, 2000 Jack Amiel Todd Holland 109 9
Lois gets fired after Dewey steals a $150 bottle of cognac from the store, leaving the family struggling to make ends meet. Meanwhile, Francis is hired as a beauty pageant guard.
"Stock Car Races" April 2, 2000 Dick Richardson Todd Holland 110 10
Hal takes the boys to see stock-car races on a school day. Meanwhile, Lois searches for her paycheck (which Hal took) and, with the help of Malcolm's Krelboyne class teacher, finds incriminating evidence against Hal and the boys while Francis sneaks a snake into the academy.
"Funeral" April 9, 2000 Maggie Bandur Arlene Sanford 111 11
Malcolm tries to avoid going to Lois' aunt's funeral so that he can go on his first date, but the funeral plans are canceled when Lois puts herself on strike and spends the rest of the day relaxing in a bubble bath.
"Cheerleader" April 16, 2000 Dan Kopelman Todd Holland 112 12
Reese joins the cheerleading squad to impress a girl he's interested in.
"Rollerskates" April 30, 2000 Alan J. Higgins Ken Kwapis 113 13
Hal teaches Malcolm how to rollerskate, but Malcolm becomes so frustrated, he calls his father an obscene name. Meanwhile, Lois hurts her back (after screaming so loud at Reese for tracking mud in the house) and Francis fakes a back injury in order to get out of a camping excursion.
"The Bots and the Bees" May 7, 2000 Alan j. Higgins Chris Koch 114 14
With Lois visiting Francis at military school, Hal helps the Krelboynes make a robot.
"Smunday" May 14, 2000 Michael Glouberman Jeffrey Melman 115 15
With Lois out of commission due to the flu, the boys take advantage of the situation by doing whatever they want while being grounded. Meanwhile, Hal considers buying a Porsche.
"Water Park" (1) May 21, 2000 Maggie Bandur Ken Kwapis 116 16
The family goes to a water park where Reese and Malcolm finally get their revenge on Lois. Meanwhile, Dewey stays home with an elderly babysitter (played by Bea Arthur), but when the babysitter dies, Dewey goes away and has an adventure of his own.

Season 2: 2000–2001Edit

Title Original Airdate Writer Director Production # Episode #
"Traffic Jam" (2) November 5, 2000 Dan Kopelman Todd Holland 201 17
After being banned from the water park, the family gets stuck in a traffic jam. Meanwhile, Francis bets fellow cadets that he can eat 100 candy Quacks and Dewey tries to find his way home.
"Halloween Approximately" November 8, 2000 Dan Kopelman Todd Holland 202 18
When Francis comes home for Halloween, he and the boys build a rooftop slingshot to use on trick-or-treaters. Meanwhile, Hal and Lois combat a joyrider.
"Lois's Birthday" November 12, 2000 Alex Reid Ken Kwapis 203 19
Reese, Malcolm, and Dewey blow the money used to buy Lois a birthday present on candy, sending the angry wife and mother to a fun center, where she takes out all her aggressions of being underappreciated in the batting cage.
"Dinner Out" November 15, 2000 Michael Glouberman Jeffrey Melmen 204 20
The family has an ill-advised dinner date with the Kenarbans and Francis regrets inviting local girls to a party at Marlin Academy.
"Casino" November 19, 2000 Gary Murphy Tod Holland 205 21
When the family vacations at a casino, Hal, Malcolm, and Reese wander into an Army artillery range after being kicked out for counting cards at a blackjack game. Meanwhile, Lois and Dewey win a day at the spa. This episode was originally rated TV-14 V.
"Convention" November 22, 2000 Bob Stevens Jeffrey Melman 206 22
Hal and Lois wreak havoc out of town, while the boys struggle to behave themselves for a sexy babysitter (Melody Perkins). This episode was originally rated TV 14 DLV.
"Robbery" November 26, 2000 Alan J. Higgins Todd Holland 207 23
Lois and Craig get caught in a robbery at the Lucky Aide, where Craig finally admits his feelings for Lois. Meanwhile, Hal and the boys bring home an armoire—and end up battling against the dozens of bats that live in it.
"Therapy" November 29, 2000 Ian Busch Ken Kwapis 208 24
Malcolm feigns mental illness in order to get out of the Krelboyne Class's Medieval Week. Meanwhile, Hal and Lois clean out a packed closet...and find that the closet is a second bathroom.
"High School Play" December 10, 2000 Maggie Bandur Jeffrey Melman 209 25
Malcolm gets a role in a high school play and becomes obsessed with gossip. Meanwhile, the Krelboyne teacher, Caroline Miller, gives birth in the school parking lot when the Krelboynes' model rocket launch goes awry and Hal and Dewey create a LEGO city. This episode was originally TV-14 DS.
"The Bully" December 17, 2000 Alex Reid Jeffrey Melman 210 26
After being beaten by a girl in a wrestling match, Reese relinquishes his bullying image, which is bad news for Malcolm. Francis tries to avoid his birthday in the academy because his cadets will shave his hair off on his birthday.
"Old Mrs. Old" January 7, 2001 Alan J. Higgins Todd Holland 211 27
Malcolm must help an old woman (Florence Stanley) in the neighborhood with whatever she wants of him, and he ends up driving her car. Francis' boyhood friend Ritchie is sent to the same military academy.
"Krelboyne Girl" January 14, 2001 Bob Stevens Arlene Sanford 212 28
Malcolm meets the new girl Cynthia (Tania Raymonde), who starts to have a crush on him.
"New Neighbors" January 21, 2001 Maggie Bandur Ken Kwapis 213 29
Malcolm's family contends with a family even more insane than they. Meanwhile, Commandant Spangler gets drunk on the day that Ollie North visits Marlin Academy. This episode was originally rated TV-14 S.
"Hal Quits" February 4, 2001 Michael Glouberman Ken Kwapis 214 30
Hal quits his job after a disastrous career day at Dewey's school. Meanwhile, Francis takes his friend, Eric, to a strip club after Eric succumbs to depression following a break-up.
"The Grandparents" February 11, 2001 Gary Murphy Todd Holland 215 31
Lois' parents (Robert Loggia and Cloris Leachman) visit and cause havoc in the home for everyone (save Reese). Meanwhile, Hal buys a new refrigerator.
"Traffic Ticket" February 18, 2001 Larry Strawther Jeffrey Melman 216 32
Lois disputes an accusation of reckless driving, and orders Francis to pay off the $750 in motoring fines he has accumulated in her name.
"Surgery" February 25, 2001 Maggie Bandur Jeffrey Melman 217 33
Malcolm is sent to the hospital for appendicitis...and is neglected when the rest of the family obsesses over the board game March and Conquer. Meanwhile, Francis and his cadets go on a hunger strike after Commandant Spangler takes away their television.
"Reese Cooks" March 4, 2001 Dan Kopelman Jeffrey Melman 218 34
Reese discovers the joys of cooking while taking a culinary class as punishment for a prank. Meanwhile, Francis keeps blowing off a major project.
"Tutoring Reese" March 11, 2001 Ian Busch Ken Kwapis 219 35
Malcolm tutors Reese to improve his lousy grades, but soon discovers that Reese's teacher is sabotaging his plans to succeed. Meanwhile, Francis leaves the family and lives with his hoodlum friend, Richie.
"Bowling" April 1, 2001 Alex Reid Todd Holland 220 36
In this Sliding Doors-style story, the viewer simultaneously sees what happens when the boys go bowling with Hal and what happens when they go bowling with Lois. Meanwhile, Dewey stays at home after getting in trouble for killing the neighbor's parakeet.

NOTE: This episode won two Emmy Awards.

"Malcolm vs. Reese" April 22, 2001 Dan Kopelman Todd Holland 221 37
Francis bribes Malcolm and Reese with tickets to a wrestling match, forcing them to humiliate themselves and do all his chores, which later turns into a battle of revenge on each other. Meanwhile, Lois accidentally burns down Craig's apartment, and Craig moves in with the family.
"Mini-Bike" April 29, 2001 Michael Glouberman Ken Kwapis 222 38
Craig drives the family insane while living with them, the boys buy (and crash) a mini-bike, and Hal participates with Francis at Marlin Academy's father/son field day.
"Carnival" May 6, 2001 Alex Reid Ken Kwapis 223 39
Reese, Malcolm and Dewey plot to hitchhike with Stevie to the county fair.
"Evacuation" May 13, 2001 Gary Murphy Todd Holland 224 40
Hal and Dewey accidentally drop a couch on the railroad tracks, and the town ends up being evacuated after a train containing toxic waste derails. Meanwhile, Francis and Eric go on double dates.
"Flashback" May 20, 2001 Ian Busch Jeffrey Melman 225 41
While Hal worries over the possibility of Lois being pregnant again, the two look back at the memories of their children's births, from Francis being born while Hal and Lois get married to Dewey's birth after Hal gets a new job.

Season 3: 2001–2002Edit

Title Original Airdate Writer(s) Director Production # Episode #
"Houseboat" (1) November 11, 2001 Bob Steven Todd Holland 301 42
Malcolm's family and the Kenarbans spend vacation together on a houseboat.
"Emancipation" (2) November 14, 2001 Alan J. Higgis James Simons 302 43
Francis gets emancipated, while Malcolm deals with a new teacher (Chris Eigeman).
"Book Club" November 18, 2001 Alex Reid Todd Holland 303 44
Lois attempts to escape the boys' nightly misbehavior by joining a women's book club, but she soon realizes that the night is merely an excuse for the women to socialize—and to plot against a PTA mom who seems to handle her children and all other motherly duties with ease. Meanwhile, Hal struggles to keep the boys in order and away from the illegal fireworks hidden in the backyard.
"Malcolm's Girlfriend" November 28, 2001 Ian Busch Ken Kwapis 304 45
After getting a girlfriend, Malcolm begins to neglect his family and friends. Meanwhile, Dewey gets a new friend, and uses his friend's wealth for his own needs.
"Charity" December 2, 2001 Gary Murphy Jeffrey Melman 305 46
When Lois forces the boys into community service to build character, they choose to work at a church charity. After a series of events, they go from trading their own stuff to stealing the merchandise and creating a black market. Francis finally reaches his destination in Alaska. This episode was originally rated TV-14.
"Health Scare" December 9, 2001 Dan Kopelman Todd Holland 306 47
When news hits that Hal may have a serious illness, Lois becomes meaner than usual. Meanwhile, Francis has a showdown with combative Lavernia in Alaska, and Dewey becomes overzealous in taking care of his class's pet hamster.
"Christmas" December 16, 2001 Maggie Bandur Jeffrey Melman 307 48
Lois issues an ultimatum - the boys behave or Christmas is canceled. Francis must spend Christmas with Grandma Ida.
"Poker" January 6, 2002 Michael Borkow Ken Kwapis 308 49
Hal gets competitive with Abe in poker; Lois gets carried away with her dance lessons; Francis is trapped in an Alaskan blizzard.
"Reese's Job" January 20, 2002 Neil Thompson Todd Holland 309 50
Reese gets a job at a fast-food joint; the newest Krelboyne rivals Malcolm's intellect; Hal and Lois try to sabotage Dewey's attempts to get a new dog.
"Lois's Makeover" January 27, 2002 Michael Glouberman Jeffrey Melman 310 51
At Lucky Aide, secret shoppers make their performance reviews. Lois finds out that she performs poorly in appearances and is forced to dress up her appearance. Hal is re-energized after beating the boys at basketball; a rat infestation gives Francis a new job.
"Company Picnic (1)" February 3, 2002 Alan J. Higgins Todd Holland 311 52
The family attends Hal's company picnic. Hal tries to avoid his new boss because of his bleak history of first impressions and Malcolm sees an old crush; Guest Appearances include:

  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Tom Green
  • Howie Long
  • Stephen Root
  • Christina Ricci
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Patrick Warburton
  • Heidi Klum
  • Lauren Storm
"Company Picnic (2)" February 3, 2002 Alan J. Higgins Todd Holland 312 53
The conclusion to the first part of the episode. Reese & his scavenger hunt partner wreak havoc, Hal confronts his boss and Malcolm gets himself into a very awkward position.

Guest Appearances include (along with guests from Company Picnic (1):

  • Magic Johnson
  • Bradley Whitford
"Reese Drives" February 10, 2002 Michael Glouberman Jeffrey Melman 313 54
Reese gets a learner's permit and promptly commandeers a driving-school vehicle.
"Cynthia's Back " February 17, 2002 Maggie Bandur Ken Kwais 314 55
Cynthia returns from Europe and Malcolm discovers that she has a more 'developed' figure. This episode was originally rated TV-14 DL.
"Hal's Birthday" March 3, 2002 Alex Reid Levie Issacks 315 56
A birthday surprise - Francis comes home on Hal's birthday with his new wife - Piama (Emy Coligado).
"Hal Coaches" March 10, 2002 Ian Busch Jeffrey Melman 316 57
Hal decides to coach Dewey's soccer team and turns the team into a team of monsters. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Reese get a computer from their neighbor and Malcolm gets addicted to The Virts. This episode was originally TV-14 DLV.
"Dewey's Dog" April 7, 2002 Michael Glouberman Bob Stevens 317 58
Dewey finds a dog and uses him to his advantage - to gain the upper hand over Malcolm and Reese making them wear dresses and makeup. On their anniversary, Hal and Lois try to make the best of it, with nothing that could ruin it except the flu.
"Poker 2"" April 21, 2002 Bill Hooper Jeffrey Melman 318 59
Hal & Abe, along with their friends, play extremely well in poker; Malcolm, Stevie, and Reese are forced to spend the night with 2 popular girls (Dana Davis and Lindsey Haun); Reese plays matchmaker as he tells the girls that Stevie has a terminal illness; Malcolm discovers one of the girls has an automatic handgun, and tries to hide it from her, with unintentional results. This episode was originally rated TV-14 DLSV, and was roughly edited for syndication on Nick at Nite, ending up with a TV-14 DV rating.
"Clip Show" April 28, 2002 Michael Borkow Jaime Babbit 319 60
The boys recall their antics [by way of cold openers] with a psychiatrist (Andy Richter).
"Jury Duty" May 1, 2002 Pang-Ni Landrum Ken Kwapis 320 61
Lois goes to jury duty. Malcolm & Reese see Kitty naked over the weekend and can't help bragging about it while they, along with Dewey and Stevie, spend the day exploring a sewer. Hal and Abe think that the case Lois is on is the Reyes case, and spend the day proving their own theories on who's the guilty party. Francis and the other guys are trapped in an ice fishing shed with a bear outside.
"Cliques" May 5, 2002 Michael Borkow Jeffrey Melman 321 62
The Krelboynes are forced to join the general school population.
"Monkey" May 12, 2002 Dan Kopelma Ken Kwapis 322 63
After knocking out a burglar, Reese turns to law enforcement. A capuchin monkey gives Craig a tough time back at home. Francis is fired because there are no more trees to cut down.

Season 4: 2002–2003Edit

Title Original Airdate Writer(s) Director Production # Episode #
"Zoo" November 3, 2002 Michael Glouberman Todd Holland 401 64
Malcolm is depressed, and the family goes to the zoo. Reese battles a goat, while Malcolm & Dewey end up in a tiger pit. Francis meets Otto & Gretchen and takes a job at their dude ranch. Lois' ex-boyfriend (Tim DeKay) puts a tarantula on Hal.
"Humilithon" November 10, 2002 Michael Borkow Jeffrey Melman 402 65
Malcolm's first day of high school gets off to a bad start being embarrassed by his mom in front of the entire school, but Cynthia manages to save his new reputation.
"Family Reunion" November 17, 2002 Alex Reid Ken Kwapis 403 66
The family goes to Hal's family reunion, where his family makes Lois miserable. Christopher Lloyd guest stars as Hal's father.
"Stupid Girl" November 24, 2002 Dan Kopelman Todd Holland 404 67
Malcolm pretends to be stupid so he can win over a cute girl who really is stupid. Meanwhile, Hal rents a steamroller and becomes addicted to running over various objects.
"Forwards Backwards" December 1, 2002 Maggie Bandur Levie Issacks 405 68
Days before Malcolm's birthday, he and Reese pull increasingly severe pranks against each other. Flashbacks throughout the episode gradually reveal how their feud began and reached this point. Meanwhile, Francis encounters a "devil cow" at the ranch, Dewey worries about his role as Abraham Lincoln in the school play, and Hal runs into trouble finding a birthday present for Malcolm.
"Forbidden Girlfriend" December 15, 2002 Matthew Carlson Jamime Babbit 406 69
While Malcolm begins dating a girl named Nikki (Reagan Dale Neis) whose father hates him, Dewey discovers he's an 'evil twin' and Francis mediates a dispute between Otto and his cowboy neighbors.
"Malcolm Holds His Tongue" January 5, 2003 Gary Mrphy Jeffrey Melman 407 70
Malcolm decides to keep his opinions to himself. Meanwhile, Reese goes on a date with his girlfriend... and Hal try race-walking.
"Boys at Ranch" January 12, 2003 Neil Thompson David D'Ovidio 408 71
The boys & Hal visit the ranch. Francis shocks the boys by being mature, while Otto & Hal get drunk and stranded in the desert.
"Grandma Sues" February 2, 2003 Michael Glouberman James Simons 409 72
After Reese didn't clear up the leaves like he was supposed to have, Grandma Ida slips on one of them and becomes injured. She then sues the her daughter Lois and her son in law Hal for it. Meanwhile, Lois discovers that she is pregnant.
"If Boys Were Girls" February 9, 2003 Nahnatchaka Khan Ken Kapis 410 73
In this "what-if" story, Lois imagines her life if her four rowdy sons were daughters—and discovers that it's not an improvement. Mallory (Lisa Foiles), Malcolm's replacement has an insane crush on a guy and manipulates Hal, who is overweight, to get what she wants. She also uses diet pills. Renee (Mimi Paley), Reese's replacement has sex everyday with a differrent guy and is pregnant with Mallory's crush, Jason's, baby. Daisy (Jennette McCurdy), Dewey's replacement is a know-it-all and Francis, still played by Christopher Masterson drops out of college, works at Hooters and lives with a disrespectful husband. Meanwhile Hal is searching for a Valentine's Day gift for Lois.

"Long Drive" March 2, 2003 Michael Borkow Levie Issacks 411 74
Reese ends up in prison for a day. Lois drives Malcolm with her and tells him everything about sex. Dewey causes a feud in Hal's six-man band. Francis accidentally blows up Otto's favorite cow. This episode was originally rated TV-14 DL.
"Kicked Out" March 9, 2003 Alex Reid Jeffrey Melman 412 75
A combination of Malcolm's disgust as the house around them is falling apart, and Hal's fear-induced, "zero tolerance" attempts at maintaining peace and order in the family, results in Malcolm being kicked out of the house.
"Stereo Store" March 16, 2003 Matthew Carlson Bryan Cranston 413 76
Hal gets a second job at "U-Buy It". Meanwhile, a freaky girl from Malcolm's school named Jessica (Hayden Panettiere) babysits Malcolm, Reese, and Dewey.

NOTE: This marks Bryan Cranston's Malcolm directorial debut.

"Hal's Friend" March 30, 2003 Dan Kopelman Jeffrey Melman 414 77
Hal meets up with a friend (Joel Murray), who turns out to be the same type of guy he was when they last met. Dabney gets a paintball gun for his birthday.
"Garage Sale" April 6, 2003 Miggie Bandur Levie Issacks 415 78
Lois comes back home. After her visit with Susan, who blabbed about how Lois was hopeless, Lois thinks that she should cut Reese some slack and lets him be in charge of the family garage sale. Meanwhile, Hal finds his old transmitter, and continues his pirate radio station he did back in college under the pseudonym Kid Charlemagne.
"Academic Octathlon" April 13, 2003 Rob Hanning Todd Holland 416 79
Herkabe forces Malcolm to join the academic octathlon team. When Herkabe decides for them to cheat, Malcolm chooses to make everyone pay.
"Clip Show 2" April 20, 2003 Maggie Bandur Levie Issacks 417 80
In this second clip show, Hal and Lois are penning their will, and think back to all the trouble their sons put them through.
"Reese's Party" April 27, 2003 Andy Bobrow Levie Issacks 418 71
Lois & Hal are out of the house and Reese decides to throw a party. All is fine, until a gang of hoodlums turn the party into a meth operation.
"Future Malcolm" May 4, 2003 Michael Glouberman Ken Kwapis 419 82
While at the park, Malcolm meets a depressed, middle-aged man (played by Jason Alexander from Seinfeld) who may be Malcolm's future self.
"Baby (1)" May 11, 2003 Rob Hanning James Simons 420 83
The boys & Hal go to a bridal convention. Ida makes an unwelcome visit, and right near the end of the episode, Lois goes into labor.
"Baby (2)" May 18, 2003 Michael Borkow Jamie Babbit 421 84
Hal keeps having delusional dreams at the hospital while Lois is in labor. Meanwhile, the boys take parenting classes to become better brothers to their next sibling.
"Day Care" May 18, 2003 Gary Murphy Steve Love 422 85
A church-run day care center accepts Lois' wailing newborn but in return Reese and Dewey must attend Bible-study classes.

Season 5: 2003–2004Edit

Title Original Airdate Writer(s) Director Production # Episode #
"Vegas" November 2, 2003 Michael Glouberman Bryan Cranston 501 86
Francis neglects his work. The family travels to Las Vegas. Reese and Dewey show an obese rabbit at a competition. Hal has a prophetic dream of winning at a slot machine. Lois goes backstage with her favorite singer (David Cassidy).
"Watching the Baby" November 9, 2003 Alex Reid Levie Issacks 502 87
Hot, popular girls want to be seen with Reese, Malcolm and Stevie as revenge on their boyfriends. One of them "wants" to kiss Reese. However, they have to stay home to take care of Jamie. Dewey, stuck at home with Jamie, tells him an elaborate story in which their parents are secretly wealthy, and have a hidden "secret good house" in their closet. Hal wants to buy diapers for Jamie but can't pay for them, so he has to work for Craig at the Lucky Aide. He and the other employees end up starting a revolution to overthrow Craig.
"Goodbye Kitty" November 16, 2003 Neil Thompson James Simons 503 88
Stevie finds out his mother Kitty has divorced his dad. Lois' high school diary falls into Reese's backpack; Reese reads it and becomes infatuated with the original owner. Dewey wishes to regress into wanting to be a baby again.
"Thanksgiving" November 23, 2003 Matthew Carlson David D'Ovidio 504 89
Reese displays monomania and culinary genius while making Thanksgiving dinner. Francis and Piama get into a fight and nearly divorce until Lois steps in. Malcolm goes out to a party, where he spends half the time trying to figure out if a girl (Alessandra Toreson) is flirting with him. They get drunk and almost have sex, Malcolm runs home and tells Francis that he is a coward, until Francis gives him some good advice. This episode was rated TV-14 DLS.
"Malcolm Films Reese" November 30, 2003 Dan Kopelman Levie Issacks 505 90
Malcolm films Reese for a school psychology assignment, he later finds out that his teacher had planned it to turn his classmates against him. Dewey works as a street performer behind Lois and Hal's back, but he might be let off the hook when they are in some financial difficulties.
"Malcolm's Job" December 7, 2003 Maggie Bandur Steve Welch 506 91
Reese and Malcolm get jobs. Malcolm catches Lois smoking at work. Hal takes a class to spend more time with Jamie. Dewey wants brothering from Francis.
"Christmas Trees" December 14, 2003 Alex Reid Steve Love 507 92
Hal, Reese, Malcolm, and Dewey go into business selling Christmas trees. Craig is bitten by a squirrel. Otto's family visits the ranch.
"Block Party" January 4, 2004 Rob Ulin Levie Issacks 508 93
The family come back early from their yearly vacation to find that their neighbors have been holding an annual block party to celebrate their absence.
"Dirty Magazine" January 11, 2004 Eric Kaplan Bryan Cranston 509 94
Malcolm is a part of the school newsletter team. When a student appears with a brilliant story, Malcolm decides to publish it despite the graphic and adult nature it displays, leaving Principal Block (Kurtwood Smith) to cancel all extracurricular activities rather than "turning their high school into an adult bookstore". This episode was rated TV-14 D.
"Hot Tub" January 25, 2004 Andy Bobrow James Simons 510 95
Hal buys a hot tub. Malcolm gets his learner's permit while Reese steals Dewey's new friend Noah. Gretchen's former fiance who is also Otto's best friend comes to the ranch.
"Ida's Boyfriend" February 8, 2004 Nel Thompson Peter Lauer 511 96
Ida plans to drug a Chinese man (James Hong) into marrying her and take all of his money. Malcolm gets his tongue pierced, while Dewey pretends that Reese is non-existent (making Reese worried) after Reese smashes Dewey's model ship.
"Softball" February 15, 2004 Michael Glouberman Ken Kwapis 512 97
Malcolm joins the Lucky Aide softball team in an attempt to get away from Lois, only to discover that she is the coach. Francis drives cross-country to prove to Lois that he is not lazy, while Dewey dares Reese to outdo one of Francis' old stunts.
"Lois's Sister" February 22, 2004 Gary Murphy David O'Dividio 513 98
Lois's sister (Laurie Metcalf) visits and Lois learns she needs a new kidney.
"Malcolm Dates a Family" March 14, 2004 Rob Ulin Steve Welch 514 99
Lois boycotts Luigi's (the family's favorite restaurant), while Malcolm dates an intellectual family's daughter (Sara Paxton), and gets involved with the family in the process.
"Reese's Apartment" March 21, 2004 Dan Kopleman David Grossman 515 100
Reese moves into his own apartment (after playing an unknown prank involving cats and county-wide evacuation) and gets his own credit card.
"Malcolm Visits College" March 28, 2004 David Wright Peter Lauer 516 101
Malcolm looks forward to visiting college, but it becomes a nightmare when Lois comes along and they meet the dorm head, Leland. Dewey steals items around the house to drive Hal nuts and to build a piano. Reese pretends to be a drug dealer to go out with the school's narc. Francis and Otto take care of a day care, with disastrous results. This episode was rated TV-14.
"Polly in the Middle" April 25, 2004 Matthew Carson Steve Love 517 102
Polly the babysitter (Julie Hagerty) is caught in a love triangle between Abe & Craig after Lois and Hal unknowingly set them up on dates.
"Dewey's Special Class" May 2, 2004 Alex Reid Bryan Cranston 518 103
Dewey, after deliberately failing rather than excel on an I.Q. test and be in a similar class as Malcolm, is sent to a special class due to Malcolm's advice.
"Experiment" May 2, 2004 Maggie Bandur David O'Odivio 519 104
Stevie & Malcolm try to figure out how Reese managed to separate two bases. Dewey sells chocolate bars by fibbing.
"Victor's Other Family" May 9, 2004 Eric Kaplan David Grossman 520 105
Lois, Reese, and Malcolm go to Canada to meet Victor's secret family. Dewey dreads Hal running with him since bad things always happen before such events between the two. Betty White guest stars as Victor's other wife.
Reese Joins the Army (1) May 16, 2004 Andy Bobrow Steve Love 521 106
Reese runs away. Hal's company goes under à la Enron.
"Reese Joins the Army (2)" May 23, 2004 Andrew Orienstein Peter Lauer 522 107
The company uses Hal as a scapegoat, while Reese becomes a top-class soldier and makes his way with his squad into Afghanistan.

Season 6: 2004–2005Edit

Title Original Airdate Production # Episode #
"Reese Comes Home" (3) November 7, 2004 601 108
When Reese realizes the Army is too much for him to handle, he deserts and dresses as an Afghani woman. But Lois is on a march to find him, and travels to Kabul to hunt him down. Meanwhile, Malcolm volunteers at a veterans hospital as a way to make up for his guilt of making Reese leave.
"Buseys Run Away" November 14, 2004 602 109
After learning that Dewey will be leaving their class, the Buseys run away and hide in masses and force Dewey to assist them in pursuit. Unemployed Hal becomes the leader of a group of dimwitted body builders.
"Standee" November 21, 2004 603 110
When Hal and the garbageman get into a trash-dumping war (which benefits Dewey more than anyone else), Hal enlists Reese's help. Meanwhile, Lois gets her job back at Lucky Aide (off probation), and fights against Malcolm in order to take down an offensive billboard of a smiling black janitor (whose nametag reads "Slappy") holding a mop and a 6-pack of malt liquor. Soon it's an all-out war between mom and son - until Lois encounters a fellow employee who is more racist than the billboard.
"Pearl Harbor" December 5, 2004 604 111
Malcolm and Reese's teenage neighbor has tricked each of them into believing the other is gay. Meanwhile, Hal, tired of competing with a neighbor who always outdoes his Christmas decorations, decides to create his own "holiday" to decorate his house for - Pearl Harbor Day.
"Kitty's Back" December 12, 2004 605 112
Kitty (Merrin Dungey) returns after having done everything imaginable and wants to return to her family to Lois's dismay. Francis comes home and puts Dewey through the torturous "Brotherhood Initiation."
"Hal's Christmas Gift" December 19, 2004 606 113
Hal and Lois, strapped for cash, decide that Christmas gifts will have to be homemade this year. When everyone makes much better gifts than Hal, he spins a bigger and bigger lie about the present he has in store for them. In desperation, Hal pick-pockets Malcolm's secret credit card, and buys the family a ski vacation.
"Hal Sleepwalks" January 16, 2005 607 114
Hal is sleepless because of their upcoming 20th wedding anniversary. So he ask Reese for some ideas for presents. Then Reese gets the idea to brainwash his dad while he's nervous. Dewey's friends are set up in an upcoming student body election when a bully nominated two of his geeky friends. Malcolm takes up playing the electric guitar, though Lois discourages his musical ability. He writes a heart warming song. When he plays and sings his creation, Dewey figures out that his song is sung to the tune of the "Meow Mix" jingle.
"Lois Battles Jamie" January 23, 2005 608 115
Lois begins to think she is losing her touch when Jamie seems too much for her to handle. When Hal realizes that Lois is losing her confidence, he brings Francis home in order for him to explain to Lois how was she able to have confidence as a mother. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Dewey tape Reese doing the most unbelievable thing by using a diving board.
"Malcolm's Car" January 30, 2005 609 116
When Malcolm spots a roughed up 1967 Cuda in his neighborhood, he instantly falls in love with it and purchases the car. But he gets so caught up in the difficult task of restoring it that he blows off Stevie as well as Reese who needs him for an illegal betting scheme of his. Hal on the other hand, is having success when he stumbles upon his hidden talent -- hairstyling. Lois doesn't have time to worry about Malcolm or Hal, as she is caught up in scandal between Craig and their Lucky Aide boss Fred. Craig says he is taking time off to tutor Fred's wife in golf but Lois finds out he is actually having an affair with her.
"Billboard" February 13, 2005 610 117
When Lois catches the boys vandalizing a trashy billboard for a strip club, Malcolm alters the vandalism into a women's rights protest, which sparks a colossal media circus. In no time, feminists, conservative religious groups and national new reporters descend on the scene. After Hal grants a TV interview, a woman from his past turns up at the faux protest; and Reese, inspired by the giant billboard stripper who comes to life in his dreams, gives an impassioned speech about the objectification of women.
"Dewey's Opera" February 20, 2005 611 118
When Lois buys a brand-new king-sized bed, Hal thinks that her motive is to put more distance between them and refuses to sleep in it. Moved to tears by an opera he sees on television, Dewey is inspired to write his own operatic masterpiece, "The Marriage Bed," which is based on his parents' fight and turned into a school production. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Reese build their own street luge board; and Jamie falls head over heels for the baby girl across the street.
"Living Will" March 6, 2005 612 119
Hal is named executor of his neighbor's living will and must decide whether to keep him on life support or pull the plug. In attempting to make the decision, Hal discovers he is incapable of making decisions on his own because he always defers to Lois. Meanwhile, Craig asks Malcolm, Reese and Dewey to teach him how to fight dirty since a bully from his childhood is coming to town.
"Tiki Lounge" March 13, 2005 613 120
When Hal and Lois realize how little time they spend together, Hal turns the garage into a private tiki lounge where he and Lois can retreat. Things go smoothly until they feud over philosophical beliefs. Meanwhile, Mr. Herkabe cons Malcolm into joining the Booster Club, where he learns a lesson about taking one for the team.
"Ida Loses a Leg" March 20, 2005 614 121
During Grandma's unwelcome visit with the family, she loses her leg while saving Dewey from a moving truck. Consumed with guilt, Dewey is determined to find his Grandmother's leg and give it the proper burial. Francis, on the other hand, begrudgingly becomes the caretaker for his stubborn, cranky grandmother. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Reese are given a new idea for a prank that forces them to stay awake days at a time to avoid the embarrassment of having their faces glued to the floor.
"Chad's Sleepover" March 27, 2005 615 122
After Hal forbids Dewey from inviting his peculiar classmate Chad over for a sleepover, Dewey quickly finds out that his father had good reason to warm him. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Reese find out that they are not as popular as they once thought, then plot "revenge" on their classmates.
"No Motorcycles" April 3, 2005 616 123
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.
"Butterflies" April 10, 2005 617 124
Malcolm discovers a man, Norm, living in the Lucky Aide. He agrees to keep Norm's secret as long as he provides Malcolm with tidbits on his new crush, a fellow Lucky Aide employee. Meanwhile, when Reese takes a job as an exterminator, he quickly learns that to drum up business he must infest the neighbors' lawns, and chooses caterpillars as his weapon. But instead of spreading the caterpillars, he has a change of heart and begins to nurture them, ultimately leading to his own menagerie of butterflies.
"Ida's Dance" April 17, 2005 618 125
Lois goes over to visit Ida, but gets unpleasantly surprised by the St. Grotus Day festival. Malcolm fails a music appreciation course, and reluctantly goes to Dewey for help. Reese and Hal secretly watch scary movies while Lois is not around, but it ends up revealing some unexpected secrets about both Reese and Hal.
"Motivational Speaker" April 24, 2005 619 126
Reese begins hanging out with a pack of dogs, and in the end, the police catches him doing the most unbelievable thing. Dewey gets in trouble with Lois, after Lois finds out that he is seeing another mom, and Hal accidentally becomes a motivational speaker with his co-workers, but drops it when he motivates a man into taking over his job.
"Stilts" May 1, 2005 620 127
After Lois and Hal are reminded of the tight budget they must uphold, Hal discovers one of his boys has been dialing a 900 number. His attempt to explain the error to the hotline's billing department turns awry when he forgets to hang up the phone, incurring a whopping $800 charge. Meanwhile, Reese takes a job at a research clinic that pays him to pop experimental pills, and a reluctant Malcolm takes on a mortifying job at the Lucky Aide as a costumed Uncle Sam on stilts.
"Buseys Take a Hostage" May 8, 2005 621 128
When Hal decides to attend his first annual Neighborhood Association meeting with Malcolm, he is strongly encouraged to take on the role of President. Being his dad's right-hand man, Malcolm sees a perfect opportunity to add some excitement to the community, while Hal's agenda is a little bit different. Meanwhile, Francis takes on a new job as a camp activities coordinator and turns to Dewey for his input on some creative new games. While Dewey revels in his afternoon of fun, his fed-up classmates take their teacher, principal and janitor hostage.
"Mrs. Tri-County" May 15, 2005 622 129
Unbeknownst to Lois, the boys enter her in the Mrs. Tri-County Pageant as a joke. When they overhear the other contestants remarking that Lois doesn't have a chance of winning, they plot to help their mother take the crown. Meanwhile, Malcolm is blackmailed into delivering love notes to a contestant for Herkabe, and Reese discovers that, according to the Mrs. Tri-County Pageant manual's scientific formula, he is beautiful.

This is the series six finale.

Season 7: 2005–2006Edit

Title Original Airdate Production # Episode #
"Burning Man" September 30, 2005 701 130
Malcolm and Reese's attempt to hitch their way to the annual Burning Man festival turns into a family vacation when Hal and Lois get in on it. Meanwhile, Dewey does all the chores. This episode was originally rated TV-14 DLSV.
"Health Insurance" October 7, 2005 702 131
Hal finds out that the family has been without health insurance for six months and tries to safeguard the house until Monday (when the insurance is put back into effect). Meanwhile, Lois tries to fish out a snitch at the Lucky Aide.
"Reese vs Stevie" October 21, 2005 703 132
An angry Reese threatens Stevie, who dreads a retaliation; Dewey gets hooked on cigarettes, thanks to ex-smoker Hal's many stashes around the house. Lois tries to get little Jamie to talk by telling him her modern life and her high school years. Jamie's first words are "Shut Up" in response to his mother's non-stop yammering. This episode was originally rated TV-14 DLV.
"Halloween" October 28, 2005 704 133
Hal begins suffering from insomnia after hearing that they purchased a house in which several people were murdered. Meanwhile, Reese and Dewey take baby Jamie trick-or-treating, lose him, and get chased by an old man from an egging. Lois, once again, gets held up at the Lucky Aide trying to stop a shoplifter, after she gets who she thinks is Jamie she is arrested for kidnapping another child.
"Jessica Stays Over" November 4, 2005 705 134
Jessica moves in on a temporary basis and teaches Malcolm how to manipulate others, but when he uses her tricks on Lois he feels something he has never felt before, empathy. Meanwhile, after he harvests some fresh honey, Hal fights back against a bee who is out for revenge for killing the rest of his hive. Reese attempts to mail himself to China in a crate and Dewey has him convinced that he has been in there for months.
"Secret Boyfriend" November 11, 2005 706 135
Malcolm's in love with a hot and secretly brainy teen named Vicki (Sarah Wright) who fears ruining her image by seeing him publicly. Reese is kicked out of the house for refusing to get a job.
"Blackout" November 18, 2005 707 136
A power outage disrupts Lois and Hal's anniversary and reveals Malcolm's trysts with young European women. This episode was originally rated TV-14 DLSV.
"Army Buddy" December 2, 2005 708 137
Reese's old army buddy, Abby (Larisa Oleynik) visits and she has feelings for Reese. This episode was originally rated TV-14 DS
"Malcolm Defends Reese" December 16, 2005 709 138
Malcolm and Reese end up in the same class since Reese failed the previous year. A happy Mr. Herkabe does everything he can to humiliate Reese until Malcolm loses his grip on the highest GPA in the school which Herkabe wants to keep.
"Malcolm's Money" January 6, 2006 710 139
Malcolm begins to fuss about his high school yearbook photo. Malcolm receives a $10,000 education reward and when Hal and Lois find out, they want to spend it on themselves.
"Bride of Ida (1)" January 13, 2006 711 140
Dewey, Lois and Hal go out of town to a piano competition. Without Lois around, Grandma Ida makes Reese get married to Ida's helper, Raduca (Rheagan Wallace), but only if he defeats Malcolm in three challenges. When Lois, Dewey and Hal return, they find out that Reese has run with Raduca to Las Vegas to get hitched, much to Ida's dismay.
"College Recruiters (2)" January 29, 2006 712 141
A broke Francis gets talked into getting a real job by Dewey. Back home, Hal takes over the college recruiters, which Malcolm refuses to meet with, and treats each one as a suitor. However, Hal's plans are ruined when Malcolm chooses to go to Harvard. Reese and Raduca's marriage ends when Lois and Reese catch Raduca cheating with her other lover, Bela.
"Mono" February 12, 2006 713 142
Lois discovers she has mono after a visit to the doctor. She then ends up giving it to Malcolm after her maternal instincts begin. As a result, both Lois and Malcolm are forced to spend two weeks together in the same room. Meanwhile, Hal is invited to all of his neighbors' parties after they know Lois will not be attending any of them. Dewey makes Jamie his slave.
"Hal Grieves" February 19, 2006 714 143
Hal gets a devastating phone call that his father has died, but because he never knew his father well he doesn't shed a tear. In an attempt to overcompensate with his kids, Hal takes the boys shopping, lets them miss school and offers to buy Malcolm a new car until Lois steps in. Hal's buddy Abe thinks that a phone call from a cast member of Star Trek: The Original Series will cheer him up.
"A.A." March 5, 2006 715 144
Lois and Hal visit Francis to help him celebrate one year of sobriety, but when they attend his A.A. meeting, they find out that Lois was the one who drove him to drink. Meanwhile, Dewey finds the spare key to Hal's car, but when Malcolm and Reese refuse to drive him to the arcade, it takes them more than 12 steps to find it.
"Lois Strikes Back" March 19, 2006 716 145
When four popular high school girls play an evil prank on Reese by pretending he has a secret admirer and then dropping a pig off at his front door, Lois comes to his rescue with a series of destructive pranks.
"Hal's Dentist" March 26, 2006 717 146
Hal's friend Trey tells him to come to his dental office when he loses a tooth during a poker game, but their friendship goes into jeopardy when Hal's faced with a $2,000 bill and causes a fight between them. Meanwhile, Reese teaches Lois how to ride a bike. Malcolm and Dewey find sleeping as their new favorite pastime after finding a new mattress.
"Bomb Shelter" April 2, 2006 718 147
Malcolm joins a local dance class to impress a girl, but when she loses her footing, he realizes that to win the competition he'll need a partner who can step it up. Dick, a rival student in the class who takes dancing a bit too seriously, challenges Malcolm to a dance-off. Meanwhile, Reese and Dewey discover an underground bachelor pad/bomb shelter in the backyard and lock Hal in it.
"Stevie in the Hospital" April 9, 2006 719 148
When Stevie goes to the hospital, Malcolm tries making up every excuse he can think of to not go because he can't face the truth about his illness. Meanwhile, Hal gets highly competitive about his new remote control boat, Lois thinks she's going insane, and Reese gets a job.
"Cattle Court" April 16, 2006 720 149
Reese meets a cute vegetarian named Carrie (Tara Lipinski) when he goes back to work at the meat plant. He goes along with her politics talk at first, but she catches him with a pork chop. So, to get Carrie back, he sets free all the cows at the meat plant. Meanwhile, Malcolm tries to fool Lois in order to attend a rock concert, only to end up making Craig miserable.
"Morp" April 23, 2006 721 150
For the senior prom, Reese gets paid to take Janine, a studious girl in class, but only after she gives him a makeover and sends him to finishing school. Malcolm aligns himself with the unpopular kids to form an anti-prom they call "Morp". Dewey discovers there aren't any childhood pictures of him, so he concocts an elaborate scavenger hunt to punish Hal and Lois.
"Graduation" May 14, 2006 722 151
In the series finale, Malcolm struggles with his valedictorian speech, Hal finds out that the family may not have enough money to send Malcolm to college, Francis finds the 9 to 5 job of his dreams, Reese tries to be a permanent janitor, and Lois is pregnant yet again.

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