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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Bowling Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 "Bowling" is the twentieth episode of the second season of the American comedy television series Malcolm in the Middle and the show's 36th episode overall. The episode originally aired ...more

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Billboard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Billboard Malcolm in the Middle - Season 6 When Lois catches the boys vandalizing a trashy billboard for a strip club, Malcolm alters the vandalism into a women's rights protest, which sparks a colossal media circus. In no time, ...more

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Water Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Water Park Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 When the family goes to a water park for a day, Dewey is left home with an elderly, stern babysitter. Francis plays pool with Spangler and loses.

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Red Dress is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Red Dress Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 A battle of wits and wills ensues between the boys and their angry mom, who wants to find out who ruined her expensive new red dress -- found partially burned and soaking in the toilet. It's Hal ...more

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Lois Strikes Back is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Lois Strikes Back Malcolm in the Middle - Season 7 When four popular high school girls play an evil prank on Reese by pretending he has a secret admirer and then dropping a pig off at his front door, Lois comes to his rescue. She plots her ...more

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Reese Drives is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Reese Drives Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 Highway horror: Reese gets a learner's permit, which he promptly proceeds to abuse by commandeering a driving-school vehicle.

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Family Reunion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Family Reunion Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 Christopher Lloyd adds to his gallery of eccentric characters, playing Hal's quirky, cranky and very wealthy father, Walter, in this rollicking episode. The occasion is a birthday celebration ...more

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If Boys Were Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
If Boys Were Girls Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 After being rattled by a battle among the boys, a pregnant Lois ponders the consequences of raising another brawling kid. So she fantasizes that her unruly sons have morphed into well-behaved ...more

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Traffic Jam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Traffic Jam Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Hal, Loi, Malcolm and Reese are trapped in a horrendous traffic jam. Francis enters himself in a bet that recalls the egg-eating wager in "Cool Hand Luke." Malcolm becomes smitten over ...more

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Mini-Bike is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Mini-Bike Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) forbids the boys to ride a motorbike they found, but Reese (Justin Berfield) disobeys and breaks a leg.

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Reese Cooks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Reese Cooks Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 A cooking class energizes Reese; a planned party irks Malcolm, whose brutal honesty hurts the hostess, Krelboyne Cynthia.

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The Bully is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
The Bully Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Reese is suddenly the school hero when he joins the wrestling team, but after he gets thrashed by a girl wrestler, he misses that feeling of pride. He decides to give up being the school bully ...more

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Casino Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 A family weekend vacation to a casino turns into an ordeal in the desert for Hal, Reese and Malcolm, who wander onto an artillery range. Francis sneaks home, but has no one to play with.

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Blackout is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Blackout Malcolm in the Middle - Season 7 Francis decides to surprise the family by coming home, and the power goes out in the house. Meanwhile, it's Lois who's in the dark when Hal decides to cancel their anniversary dinner in favor of ...more

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Dinner Out is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Dinner Out Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Shenanigans abound at the fancy spot where the family's dining with the Kenarbans, and at Francis' school, where rowdy teenage girls are partying.

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Malcolm Holds His Tongue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Malcolm Holds His Tongue Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 After joining the basketball team at school, Malcolm soon finds himself under the coach's skin due to his constant complaining, which eventually gets him kicked off the team. Determined to put ...more

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Charity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Charity Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 In an effort to contribute to society and to make her boys useful at the same time, Lois "volunteers" Malcolm, Reese and Dewey for charity work at a local church. The boys are assigned ...more

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Health Scare is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Health Scare Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 When Hal's doctor discovers something suspicious during his routine check-up, Lois and Hal become frantic, nervous wrecks as they wait for the test results. As a result of her anticipation, Lois ...more

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Francis Escapes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Francis Escapes Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 Francis goes AWOL from military school and comes home to get together with his ditzy girlfriend, so they can get away forever. She turns out to be a thief who doesn't pay attention to Francis. ...more

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Forwards Backwards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Forwards Backwards Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 Brotherly love is lost on Malcolm and Reese, now out to sabotage his sibling's birthday in devilish strikes met with crafty counterattacks.

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Reese's Apartment is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Reese's Apartment Malcolm in the Middle - Season 5 Francis is determined to show his parents why they should not have kicked Reese out. Meanwhile, Malcolm helps a football player write a college essay.

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Krelboyne Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Krelboyne Girl Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 There's a new girl in the Krelboyne class. Malcolm learns that his dull pencils were part of an elaborate yet unknown hazing. Cynthia is a fresh recruit from New York, and she earns Malcolm's ...more

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Lois's Birthday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Lois's Birthday Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Crummy gifts rile birthday gal Lois, who suddenly splits from home, leaving confusion, anxiety and desperation in her wake.

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Home Alone 4 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Home Alone 4 Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 Lois and Hal are spending the weekend at a family wedding, leaving Francis -- home for a visit -- in charge. When Malcolm overhears them discussing whether Francis has spent long enough at the ...more

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Carnival is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Carnival Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Malcolm, Dewey, Stevie, and Reese hide out at a traveling carnival after hours and run afoul of a determined security guard and several members of the freak show.

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Cliques is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Cliques Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 Back in the general school population, the Krelboyne whiz kids wind up in cliques with jocks, skateboarders and brooding "Goths."

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Jury Duty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Jury Duty Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 Lois gets jury duty and Hal tries to figure out what case she's working on. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Reese saw Stevie's mom naked and brag about it, they also take Dewey to the sewers and get

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Funeral is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Funeral Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 The family gets ready to attend a relative's funeral, which affects Malcolm's plans to spend time with Julie. Upset that everyone doesn't want to go and that no one pulls their own weight around ...more

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Evacuation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Evacuation Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Malcolm's family and scores of others are forced to relocate to a school gym because of a toxic-chemical spill caused by a derailed train. Seems it ran over an old couch that fell off Hal's car ...more

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Halloween Approximately is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Halloween Approximately Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Francis visits the week after Halloween and helps his brothers in a trick that involves a giant slingshot with icky ammo. Hal tries to catch a mysterious hot-rodder.

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Shame is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Shame Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 Parallel stories pit Malcolm against Kevin, a bullying, obnoxious new kid who goads Malcolm into beating him up; and Francis vies with his intimidating military-school commandant, who's ...more

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Poker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Poker Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 Poker showdowns with Abe give Hal a flush; dance lessons turn Lois awhirl; an Alaskan blizzard entraps and rattles Francis. (TV Guide)

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Dirty Magazine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Dirty Magazine Malcolm in the Middle - Season 5 Malcolm alerts the A.C.L.U. when he encounters censorship working on the high-school literary magazine; Hal tries to flirt with the woman in his office responsible for cutbacks.

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Future Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Future Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 Leonard (Jason Alexander), a cynical, genius chess player with no friends or job, makes Malcolm think he could grow into a similar adulthood. Determined to prevent this undesirable fate, Malcolm ...more

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Robbery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Robbery Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Gun-wielding robbers menace Lois and Craig at the Lucky Aide Store, while swarming bats beset Hal and the boys at home.

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Christmas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Christmas Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 When Malcolm and his brothers destroy their Christmas tree ornaments, Lois punishes them by canceling Christmas and moves all the presents into the garage. The only way she will reinstate the ...more

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Traffic Ticket is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Traffic Ticket Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Lois gets a traffic ticket and immediately blames Francis and makes him get the money to her. To do this, Francis stages a stunt for the other cadets' amusement. Malcolm finds evidence that Lois ...more

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Reese's Job is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Reese's Job Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 Trouble finds Reese at his new fast-food job; a new Krelboyne tutors Malcolm; Hal and Lois sabotage Dewey's plan to get a dog.

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Hal's Christmas Gift is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Hal's Christmas Gift Malcolm in the Middle - Season 6 Hal and Lois, strapped for cash, decide that Christmas gifts will have to be homemade this year. When everyone makes much better gifts than Hal, he spins a bigger and bigger lie about the ...more

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Hot Tub is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Hot Tub Malcolm in the Middle - Season 5 Jamie's babysitter coerces Malcolm into doing a "small" task for her; Dewey finds a friend, only to lose him to Reese; Francis persuades Otto to confront an old adversary that once

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The Bots and the Bees is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
The Bots and the Bees Malcolm in the Middle - Season 1 Malcolm and his Krelboyne classmates enlist the help of Hal for a school project, which involves a robot, and an enormous swarm of bees. Lois visits Francis at his school after he becomes ...more

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Grandma Sues is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Grandma Sues Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 Cloris Leachman returns in her Emmy-nominated role as the spiteful and irascible Grandma Ida. She's even nastier than usual (if that's possible) because of a tumble down the front steps that ...more

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Kicked Out is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Kicked Out Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 After Lois is out of town, Malcolm and Hal got into a fight leading Malcolm to get expelled from his house. Malcolm lives with his girlfriend in her attic, as Hal put signs for "Missing

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Tutoring Reese is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Tutoring Reese Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 Malcolm and the Krelboynes tutor Reese, and uncover the real reason behind his failing grades.

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Company Picnic (1) is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Company Picnic (1) Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 Juicy guest casting and ingenious plotting enliven an hourlong episode that airs in the plum post-Super Bowl slot. One storyline unfolds at Hal's company picnic, where Lois clashes with a blabby ...more

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Dewey's Dog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Dewey's Dog Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 Dewey rules, thanks to his new dog that intimidates Malcolm and Reese; Hal and Lois hit the town with big plans---and flu symptoms.

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Graduation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
ryan-yu added Graduation Malcolm in the Middle - Season 7 Malcolm struggles with his speech when he's elected valedictorian of his graduating class at school. However, Lois refuses to listen to any of his complaints and reveals that she wants him to ...more

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Garage Sale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Garage Sale Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 A garage sale that's entrusted to Reese (yikes!) yields treasures near and dear, like Hal's old radio transmitter, which he makes operational. And a PC dating back to 1976 that Malcolm plans to ...more

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Surgery is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Surgery Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2 A hospital stay unsettles Malcolm, who's stuck in a kids ward with what may be appendicitis. Meanwhile, at military school, Francis leads a hunger strike.

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Hal's Birthday is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Hal's Birthday Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 The arrival of Francis's new bride on Hal's birthday sparks a fray that drives the younger siblings out---and into a posh hotel.