Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
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Malcolm Holds His Tongue 

Malcolm is fed up with the fact that every time he complains, something wrong happens. He has recently got kicked off the basketball team and vows not to complain anymore. He receives good ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeff Melman

Writers:

Linwood Boomer (created by), Gary Murphy | 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
Frankie Muniz ... Malcolm
Craig Lamar Traylor ... Stevie Kenarban
Reagan Dale Neis ... Nikki
Kevin Kilner ... Vince
David Burke ... Wheeler
Emy Coligado ... Piama Tananahaakna
Jack McGee ... Coach Oleski
Brittany Renee Finamore ... Alison
David Anthony Higgins ... Craig Feldspar
Jessica Hendra Jessica Hendra ... Joy
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Storyline

Malcolm is fed up with the fact that every time he complains, something wrong happens. He has recently got kicked off the basketball team and vows not to complain anymore. He receives good results by not complaining - he gets back on the team, negates Lois' anger by not talking back to her, and gains the respect of his girlfriend, Nicki, who shares a kiss with him. Next, Hal decides to be a speed waker and soon gets competitive with a local walker. Meanwhile, Reese wants to take Alison to a concert and the only driver he can find is Craig Feldspar. However, Craig has plans of his own for his two passengers - a hay ride and a bonfire dinner. Alison is fed up and pepper sprays him and threatens to give Reese the same treatment if he doesn't let her go her own way. He's pissed off as Craig plays his ukulele and sings a song from Air Supply.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Malcolm has smelly breath as reported by Reese after their kissing scene in this episode. See more »

Goofs

During Malcolm's monologue the coach first has his right hand high on the white board and is looking at Malcolm to his left. Then looks at Malcolm to his right then has his right hand high on the white board and looks to his left. See more »

Quotes

Reese: It's not my fault I can't drive us.
Alison: You're the one who had his license taken away.
Reese: Because my public defender wouldn't even try the insanity defense.
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Alternate Versions

Two scenes with Christopher Kennedy Masterson (Francis) and Emy Coligado (Piama) are removed in syndication. See more »

Soundtracks

The One That You Love
(uncredited)
Written by Graham Russell
Performed by David Anthony Higgins
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