While Hal and Lois are away for the weekend, Francis, visiting home from military school, is in charge of the house. Right away his friends come over and mess it up, so Francis and the boys clean it up to show Francis is responsible and might be allowed to leave military school and come home. All goes well...until a shelf falls on Malcolm, injuring him.
Did You Know?
The title of the episode is likely a reference to two different things: the first is the Home Alone movies (there were three of them out at the time of the episode's airing, although a fourth would be made after the episode aired); the other is the fact that the four boys are home alone, hence the term "Home Alone Four" See more
Richie and friends are taken away from the house then Malcolm & Francis walk back into the house. Dewey is on Reese's right. When they walk across the room and the camera changes, Dewey is on Reese's left. See more
Did you guys see Circus break that cinder block with his head? That's a good lesson for you guys: it didn't break the first six times, but did he quit trying? No sir...
References The Graduate
Clap Your Hands
by They Might Be Giants See more