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.
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In the cold open the family are at dinner. When Dewey is viewed from the front he has a piece of bread in both hands. However, in the next shot he puts a drink down on the table and his left hand is on the table. Then when viewed from the front, he has a piece of bread held in both hands. Then when Malcolm speaks to camera Dewey's hands are on the table again. And After Hal throws the mashed potato at Lois, Dewey has the bread in his hands again. See more
I did the math once; it turns out, every 17.4 dinners, my family actually has a pleasant meal together.
References Home Alone
Clap Your Hands
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