Otto Mannkusser
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Otto Mannkusser (Character)
from "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)

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"Malcolm in the Middle: Dirty Magazine (#5.9)" (2004)
Otto: Quiet please! If everyone could just stop their drunken revelling for one second...

Gretchen Mannkusser: Otto and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.
Francis: You're kidding. That's great.
Otto: [to Gretchen, passionately] Oh, I wish I could chop you up in a million pieces so that I could share you with the rest of the world.
Gretchen Mannkusser: Oh, you are so romantic, my big Bavarian monkey-face!
[they kiss, and she leaves]
Otto: Francis, I am in so much trouble.
Francis: What's wrong?
Otto: I just found out what Gretchen is getting me for our anniversary. She knows how much I love cuckoo clocks, so she called the factory in Innsbruck and somehow convinced them to hand-craft a cuckoo clock with a little Otto and a little Gretchen that come out and kiss every hour!
Francis: Wow. What'd you get her?
Otto: Some Dust-Buster filters and a bracelet I saw on QVC.


"Malcolm in the Middle: Vegas (#5.1)" (2003)
Otto Mannkusser: [to Francis] No one expects you to be perfect. If I wanted perfection, I would have hired a robot. Or a Swede.


"Malcolm in the Middle: Forbidden Girlfriend (#4.6)" (2002)
Otto: [Otto has just learned that neighboring ranchers have torn down his fences again, as Gretchen arrives with lunch] Gretchen, I did not mean for you to see me in my fury.
Gretchen: [Otto is outdoors, dressed only in a speedo, cowboy hat and boots] Otto, I love your fury. Isn't Otto's fury magnificent, Francis?
Francis: I try not to look at his... fury.
Otto: If they tear this one down, we will make them suffer as they have *never* suffered.
Francis: Or we might consider trying to reach a compromise.
Otto: Do I look French to you? No!


"Malcolm in the Middle: Boys at Ranch (#4.8)" (2003)
Otto: How far do you think we've gone?
Hal: Well, judging by that rock formation over there, about twelve feet.


"Malcolm in the Middle: Malcolm Dates a Family (#5.14)" (2004)
Francis: I don't need an assistant.
Otto Mannkusser: But the boy needs a job, and I have filled every other position here two times over. Oh please, Francis, I'm sure you can find something for him to do.
Francis: OK, I'll try.
Otto Mannkusser: Thank you, Francis. I know, I have a problem hiring too many people. But I'm getting help. I am seeing three psychiatrists about it.