Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
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Health Scare 

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Todd Holland

Writers:

Linwood Boomer (created by), Dan Kopelman
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jane Kaczmarek ... Lois
Bryan Cranston ... Hal
Christopher Masterson ... Francis (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
Justin Berfield ... Reese
Erik Per Sullivan ... Dewey
Frankie Muniz ... Malcolm
Eric Nenninger ... Eric Hansen
Brenda Wehle ... Lavernia
John Ennis ... Artie
Sandy Ward ... Pete
Bart McCarthy ... Fittsy
Richard Gross ... Dave
Christopher Michael Moore Christopher Michael Moore ... Elroy
Adam Cagley ... Lance
Charles Emmett ... Worker
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Storyline

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 MetaControl

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Lois: [tensions have been mounting as Hal learns of a possible health problem, and the boys misbehave rather spectacularly] How dare you defy us like that?
Malcolm: Well we wouldn't have had to if you hadn't been ridiculously hard over a little mud on the floor.
Lois: You two are the most ungrateful, badly behaved, inconsiderate boys ever born. How could you be so heartless?
Reese: What is heartless about going to a party with a bunch of slutty girls?
Malcolm: [whispering] Be cool.
Hal: [almost out of control] You were at a party? While ...
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