One fish, two kobe steaks, three girls, four sub-plots, and five brothers come together for an evening at home when the power goes out.



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Francis (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)


One fish, two kobe steaks, three girls, four sub-plots, and five brothers come together for an evening at home when the power goes out.

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18 November 2005 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The greatest episode of the series and the most exciting and funny episode of any series ever!
8 May 2016 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

The absolute best part of the episode, is well, how much stuff actually goes on at once and that the camera swaps which part of the house the things go on in. I especially liked the subplots: Francis wants to steal a fish from Hal's shed, Malcolm wants to get his parents out of the house to throw a party with some Dutch girls, Reese is assisting Malcolm even though Hal wants him to cook Kobe beef, tricking him that he and Hal will have them but actually Lois and Hal will have them because its their anniversary. I really liked how they make it so that tricking and lying is the way to go!

The absolute best part of the episode is the ending! I really found funny how when Reese was cooking the Kobe beef, he added sleeping drugs into the sauce for no apparent reason! That's what makes me laugh! It's not like the dope will improve the taste or make them go on a trippy experience after the meal! I also really admired how Dewey didn't have any of the beef because just after the dope has tranquillized the rest of his nuclear family, he was able to finally have cereal for dinner, and with the Dutch chicks that Malcolm invited!

This is, in my opinion, the 2nd or 1st greatest episode of all television or web series ever made! This title, is DEFINITELY Paul Stompbox revered!

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