Malcolm in the Middle: Season 4, Episode 7

Malcolm Holds His Tongue (5 Jan. 2003)

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Malcolm is fed up with the fact that every time he complains, something wrong happens. He has recently got kicked out of the basketball team and vows not to complain anymore. He receives ... See full summary »

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Malcolm is fed up with the fact that every time he complains, something wrong happens. He has recently got kicked out of the basketball team and vows not to complain anymore. He receives good results in no complaining. He recently gets back on the team, sedates Lois' anger by not taking back to her in a mean way, and the respect of his girlfriend, Nicki who shares a kiss with him. Next, Hal decides to be a speed waker and early on gets competition with a local walker. Meanwhile, Reese wants to take Alison to a concert and the only driver he gets is Craig Feldspar. However, he has plans of his own for his two passengers, a hay ride and a bonfire dinner. Alison is fed up and pepper sprays him and threatens to give Reese the same treatment if he doesn't let her go her own way. He's pissed off as Craig plays his ukulele and sings a song from Air Supply. Written by Anonymous

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21 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Quick Summary: 1. Malcolm joins the basketball team, and keeps making smart remarks to his coach. He realizes he needs to think before he speaks, so he decides to start "biting his tongue." 2. Meanwhile, Hal takes up speed walking at the park and purchases a spandex suit covered in flames and an aerodynamic helmet. 3. And while all of this is happening, Reese has a date to a concert with Alison, but can't find a ride, so he invites Craig along so he can drive them.

Spoilers: 1. Malcolm becomes so stressed out over not speaking his mind, that during a basketball game, he finally opens his mouth and ends up spitting blood all over his coach. He popped a blood vessel. 2. Hal tapes his competition and realizes that he is violating one of the major rules of speed walking--there must be a foot on the ground at all times. He uses the tape for blackmail. 3. Craig has never been on a date, so he becomes really excited for the date with Reese and Alison. He becomes obsessed and refuses to drive them to the concert because he has his own plans. Both Reese and Alison freak out.


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