Grandma Ida brings her maid along when she comes to watch the house and the boys (Malcolm and Reese) during Hal and Lois and Dewey's short trip to St Louis where Dewey will participate in a piano competition. Ida has decided that Reese is ready to become a man. Tradition, in Ida's home country, says that he must compete with all the boys of the village in a series of tests of strength and will. If he is successful, he gets the maid as his wife. In Reese's modern society, however, there is no village full of boys, so Malcolm is drawn into the competition. Written by
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The actress who plays Raduca is the same actress who plays the passenger Jackie in the episode "Reese Drives" See more
When Ida is explaining the traditions of the old country to Malcolm and Reese at the table, the cork in the bottle next to Malcolm keeps disappearing and reappearing in between shots. See more
Your pretty words don't hide your fear.
You are afraid of the next trial because it is a test of intelligence. You are afraid to find out who is really the smart one in the family. He goes around with his nose in a book, sucking in facts. He doesn't have what we have. You and I have street smarts.
Oh, here we go. Every moron who's willing to act like a criminal is loaded with street smarts. Well, let me tell you something, Grandma, you're either smart or you're not. Saying you have street...
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe See more