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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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Billboard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
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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Lois Strikes Back is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Bowling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
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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Water Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
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) 5 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
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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If Boys Were Girls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
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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Reese Drives is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Reese Cooks is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Family Reunion is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Traffic Jam is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Dinner Out is listed (or ranked) 11 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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A.A. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
A.A. Malcolm in the Middle - Season 7
Francis receives a visit from Lois and Hal to celebrate his one-year anniversary of sobriety. However, when they attend one of his A.A. meetings, it's revealed that it was Lois who forced him to ...more

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Lois's Birthday is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The Bully is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Cliques is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Malcolm Holds His Tongue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
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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Casino is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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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Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Malcolm in the Middle - Season 5
Malcolm skips out on Thanksgiving to go to a party; Reese becomes abusive to Hal and Dewey as he attempts to prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

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Charity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
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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Home Alone 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Mini-Bike is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Evacuation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
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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Lois's Makeover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Malcolm In The Middle Episodes
Lois's Makeover Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3
A negative job-performance review riles Lois; hoops play with the boys energizes Hal; a vermin infestation busies rat-killer Francis.

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Traffic Ticket is listed (or ranked) 25 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