Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
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Home Alone 4 

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... See full summary »

Director:

Todd Holland

Writers:

Linwood Boomer (created by), Michael Glouberman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Kaczmarek ... Lois
Bryan Cranston ... Hal
Christopher Masterson ... Francis (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
Justin Berfield ... Reese
Erik Per Sullivan ... Dewey
Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Caroline Miller
Frankie Muniz ... Malcolm Wilkerson
Craig Lamar Traylor ... Stevie Kenarban
Todd Giebenhain ... Richie
Aloma Wright ... Nurse
Justin Pierce ... Justin
Parker Mills ... Circus
Scott Haven ... Groom
Tom Virtue ... Priest
Richard Penn ... Doctor
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Storyline

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. Written by <Explorerds6789>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Francis: 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...
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Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Clap Your Hands
by They Might Be Giants
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Lois Common Denominator
20 June 2020 | by injury-65447See all my reviews

It's a nice episode but not as funny as the first two.

The opening sequence is a really memorable one with that food precariously poised on the spoon.

Unfortunately we see in this episode that Per Sullivan's acting skills aren't up to the standard of the other actors. I know he's just a little kid, but still, his acting here is pretty awful. It's like they just picked a kid off the street to play this part.

I really do like the twist of how Lois gets her way no matter what. It's clever and a realistic representation of a mom character.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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