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
After Malcolm said to his parents "This is unbelievable, you actually expect me to be President?", he was holding a white towel in his right hand in the shot from behind, but after the next immediate shot, he wasn't holding any. See more
What did I miss?
There was this big explosion. Some fire shot out and now he's just come to.
What I was just gone for a second.
Shhhhhhh! I wanna see this.
[walks in and sees Hal attempting to fix the TV
Oh for God's sakes, Hal. Pay the money and get a repair man.
I am not wasting good money when I am perfectly capable of...
[Hal is electrocuted and the boys laugh at it as Lois leaves embarrassed
Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)
Written by Dave Cooley and Matt Sims
Performed by Citizen King See more