Schoolboy Malcolm Wilkerson presents his pitiful family: father Hal and bossy mother Lois, both blatant nudists, plus their litter of boys. Malcolm, the middle son, presents the eldest, Francis, as his hero, but he's really an incorrigible rebel, who had to be sent to military school. Younger brothers Reese, Dewey and Jamie are mean and play the fools, so by contrast Malcolm is a genius surrounded and domineered by zombie-relatives. School isn't much better: bully Dave Spath's bunch of ruffians look down on the scrawny smart 'wise-guy', for whom pleasing the teacher means unpopularity with his 'peers'. His only 'friend' is a fellow geek in a wheelchair. It may all change when a teacher discovers he qualifies for an honor class, but does that mean the family's first social advancement as mother hopes or total social disaster as Malcolm fears? Written by
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I mean, look at those Parker boys across the street. They may be healthy but, honest to god, those are the ugliest little boys ever born, they look like boiled beads, don't you think? And those Henderson kids, that electrocuted their dog when they were trying to get free cable, how smart can they be? And your friend Richard...
He's not ugly or dumb!
Yes. But he's very effeminate.
You Sexy Thing
Written by Errol Brown
Performed by Hot Chocolate
Sung by Jane Kaczmarek See more