Dewey tries to prove he can take responsibility by taking care of the class hamster for the weekend, his efforts being ignored by his parents who secretly try to wait out possible bad news from Hal's doctor. Meanwhile Reese and Malcolm try ditch home for a party and Francis has to fight Lavernia, his boss. Written by
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This episode marked the appearance of Bernard the hamster. Dewey sets him free to protect him from another classmate and the rolling hamster ball appears periodically in the rest of the season. See more
[after Lois got mad at them for no special reason
What's her problem?
Mom and Dad's life is so boring they have to invent stuff to be upset about.