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The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes

Updated March 5, 2020 8.0k votes 1.8k voters 155.6k views151 items

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List of the best Malcolm in the Middle episodes, ranked by TV fans like you. Make sure to also check out famous guest stars and the best Malcolm in the Middle characters. With all the amazingly hilarious episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Malcolm in the Middle episodes of all time are. Running for seven seasons, Malcolm in the Middle wasn't afraid to show the world how funny a dysfunctional family could be. Fans of Malcolm in the Middle are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the funniest episode of Malcolm in the Middle is.

Featuring your favorite characters like Dewey, Reese, Cynthia, Francis, and more, the best Malcolm in the Middle episodes contain the funniest moments from the show. 

How can you not love a show that features Bryan Cranston in his wonder years? Everything from "Boys at the Ranch" to "Buseys Takes A Hostage" is included on this list. What is the best Malcolm in the Middle episode of all time? Vote below and let your opinion be known!

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    Bowling

    April 1, 2001

    Season 2, Episode 20

    "Bowling" is the twentieth episode of the second season of the American comedy television...  more
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    Lois Strikes Back

    March 19, 2006

    Season 7, Episode 16

    When four popular high school girls play an evil prank on Reese by pretending he has a secret...  more
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    Red Dress

    January 16, 2000

    Season 1, Episode 2

    A battle of wits and wills ensues between the boys and their angry mom, who wants to find out...  more
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    Billboard

    February 13, 2005

    Season 6, Episode 10

    When Lois catches the boys vandalizing a trashy billboard for a strip club, Malcolm alters the...
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    Water Park (1)

    May 21, 2000

    Season 1, Episode 16

    When the family goes to a water park for a day, Dewey is left home with an elderly, stern...  more
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    If Boys Were Girls

    February 9, 2003

    Season 4, Episode 10

    After being rattled by a battle among the boys, a pregnant Lois ponders the consequences of...  more
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    Reese Drives

    February 10, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 13

    Highway horror: Reese gets a learner's permit, which he promptly proceeds to abuse by...
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    Family Reunion

    Nov 17 2002

    Season 4, Episode 3

    Christopher Lloyd adds to his gallery of eccentric characters, playing Hal's quirky, cranky...
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    Reese Cooks

    March 4, 2001

    Season 2, Episode 18

    A cooking class energizes Reese; a planned party irks Malcolm, whose brutal honesty hurts the...
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    Traffic Jam (2) 

    November 5, 2000

    Season 2, Episode 1

    Hal, Loi, Malcolm and Reese are trapped in a horrendous traffic jam. Francis enters himself in...
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    Lois's Birthday

    November 12, 2000

    Season 2, Episode 3

    Crummy gifts rile birthday gal Lois, who suddenly splits from home, leaving confusion, anxiety...
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    Hot Tub

    January 25, 2004

    Season 5, Season 10

    Jamie's babysitter coerces Malcolm into doing a "small" task for her; Dewey finds a friend,...
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    Dinner Out

    November 15, 2000

    Season 2, Episode 4

    Shenanigans abound at the fancy spot where the family's dining with the Kenarbans, and at...
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    Season 4, Episode 7

    After joining the basketball team at school, Malcolm soon finds himself under the coach's skin...  more
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    The Bully

    December 17, 2000

    Season 2, Episode 10

    Reese is suddenly the school hero when he joins the wrestling team, but after he gets thrashed...
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    Reese's Apartment

    March 21, 2004

    Season 5, Season 15

    Francis is determined to show his parents why they should not have kicked Reese out....
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    Casino

    November 19, 2000

    Season 2, Episode 5

    A family weekend vacation to a casino turns into an ordeal in the desert for Hal, Reese and...
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    Blackout

    November 18, 2005

    Season 7, Episode 7

    Francis decides to surprise the family by coming home, and the power goes out in the house....
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    Evacuation

    May 13, 2001

    Season 2, Episode 24

    Malcolm's family and scores of others are forced to relocate to a school gym because of a...  more
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    Mini-Bike

    April 29, 2001

    Season 2, Episode 22

    Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) forbids the boys to ride a motorbike they found, but Reese (Justin...
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    Home Alone 4

    January 23, 2000

    Season 1, Episode 3

    Lois and Hal are spending the weekend at a family wedding, leaving Francis -- home for a visit...
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    Smunday

    May 14, 2000

    Season 1, Episode 15

    The boys stay home from school when their mother thinks it's Sunday instead of Monday. Malcolm...
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    Graduation

    May 14, 2006

    Season 7, Episode 22

    Malcolm struggles with his speech when he's elected valedictorian of his graduating class at...
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    Charity

    Dec 02 2001
    In an effort to contribute to society and to make her boys useful at the same time, Lois...  more
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    Kicked Out

    March 9, 2003

    Season 4, Episode 12

    After Lois is out of town, Malcolm and Hal got into a fight leading Malcolm to get expelled...