Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
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Krelboyne Picnic 

The family have to go to the Krelboyne class picnic. Malcolm doesn't want to go because he has to do an act and doesn't want to look bad in front of his family especially Francis who is ... See full summary »


Todd Holland


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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
Beth Grant ... Dorene Hooper
Craig Lamar Traylor ... Stevie Kenarban
Katherine Ellis Katherine Ellis ... Jody
Will Jennings ... Eraserhead
Jerry Lambert ... Dave
Mark Rickard ... Eraserhead's Brother Alfonze
Kyle Sullivan ... Dabney Hooper
Evan Matthew Cohen Evan Matthew Cohen ... Lloyd


The family have to go to the Krelboyne class picnic. Malcolm doesn't want to go because he has to do an act and doesn't want to look bad in front of his family especially Francis who is home for the weekend. Francis promises to get Malcolm out of doing his act but meets a girl at the picnic and no longer wants to leave. Lois tries to fit in with the other parents unsuccessfully and Hal serves meat from the BBQ even though the Krelboynes all voted that there would be no meat. Reese ends up on the run from eraserheads brother who catches him in the end giving him a wedgie. When Stevie leaves his chemicals with Malcolm, Malcolm desperate to do anything to get out of his act tries to make a stink bomb but ends up making a level 3 toxic bomb. The picnic seems to be ruined until Malcolm guiltily goes up on stage to preform his act. Everyone is amazed by it especially his family. Malcolm fears they will all treat him differently but to his relief nothing has changed. Written by laneykin

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vegetarian | tofu | barbecue | See All (3) »


Comedy | Family


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Did You Know?


The term "Kafkaesque" is used by one of the kreylboynes in this episode. "Kafkaesque" is a term Jessie Pinkman uses in season three of Breaking Bad (2008), also starring Brian Cranston. See more »


In "Forwards Backwards," it said that Lois is allergic to nuts. If that is so, how was she able to make the almond brownie? See more »


Dewey: Is Malcolm a robot?
Hal: [sighs] No, son. He's just very, very, very, very, very smart.
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African Culture
Written by Jim Jacobsen (as James Williamson)
Performed by Jim Jacobsen
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Error in Guest Star List
7 January 2010 | by StoshieSee all my reviews

Tania Raymonde is listed as playing "Cynthia" in this episode. That is incorrect; she is not in this episode.

The Cynthia character first appears in Season 2, Episode 12, "Krelboyne Girl". She is introduced in that episode, which comes much later than this one.

IMDb should correct this error.

The episode itself is classic Malcolm. The family goes to a picnic, and creates havoc. Especially funny is Francis' relationship with Jody, who he meets, dates, breaks up with, and sees again, all in the space of this one picnic.

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12 March 2000 (USA) See more »

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