Malcolm has the chance of a highly lucrative career in computer software, but the offer is blocked by his parents, who have higher goals in mind for him - as the first US President to actually understand the plight of the underdog. Fate also has a big surprise turn in store for Lois and Hal. Written by
Did You Know?
This is the only episode, aside from the Pilot to make mention of the last name of Malcolm and his family. However, in this episode, it's not mentioned to be Wilkerson. The family's name is revealed to be "Nolastname", which is a joke on "No last name". The name is seen on Francis' name tag for his new job. It is unknown which one of these last names is meant to be considered canon. See more
Reese tries to make a mess that will take 30 days to clean up, but instead he could have just made a huge mess on the 29th day, so they would have to keep him the extra few days. See more
[the school Janitor gives Reese instructions for his new job as Assistant Janitor
Yeah. Why would you ever go home? This job is better than I could ever imagine! A cool uniform. The power to cordon off wet floors. You're not just some creepy loner hanging around the school. You're the *janitor*.
Don't get too excited, kid. You'll be gone after 30 days.
Oh, no. I'm really committed to this. I'll be...
No, no, no, you don't understand. This is a union gig. Once you get ...
Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)
Written by Dave Cooley and Matt Sims
Performed by Citizen King See more