Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
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Bride of Ida 

In a bid to get to catch the flight to St. Louis for Dewey's piano competition, everything seems to be going wrong for him. Meanwhile, Reese and Malcolm compete with each other to see whether Reese is man enough for the likes of Ida.

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Lois
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Hal
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Francis (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson) (credit only)
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Dewey
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Male Security Agent
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Businessman
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Female Security Agent #2
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Sally
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Female Security Agent #1
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Mr. Yamamoto
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Mrs. Werner
Traber Burns ...
Minister
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Storyline

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 hawked-off

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Comedy | Family

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13 January 2006 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The actress who plays Raduca is the same actress who plays the passenger Jackie in the episode "Reese Drives" See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ida: In our country, after the boy turns sixteen, he becomes a "baroche". We watch this boy for one year. When he is ready, he is plucked from his mother's teat and thrown into the town square where he must battle with the other boys for dominance.
Malcolm: Wait, up until this point they're still breastfeeding?
Ida: [quietly] It keeps families close.
Ida: [resuming her dramatic narrative] The boys fight each other with all their might. When it is over, the one left standing is the man. The rest are "dronska". Then more ...
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Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
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