Season 4 Episodes

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Day Care

Season 4, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/18/2003
With the arrival of their fifth child, Lois and Hal search for a "creative" daycare solution.
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Baby (2)

Season 4, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/18/2003
While Lois is in labor, the house is hectic, and Hal, desperate to get home, has crashed the car on the way out of the expo.
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Baby (1)

Season 4, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/11/2003
Hal and the boys are at a bridal expo, leaving a very pregnant Lois at home with Francis. They get two surprises: an unexpected visit from Grandma Ida (guest star Cloris Leachman) and Lois' water breaking.
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Future Malcolm

Season 4, Episode 19 - Air Date: 5/4/2003
Leonard (Jason Alexander), a cynical, genius chess player with no friends or job, makes Malcolm think he could grow into a similar adulthood.
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Reese's Party

Season 4, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/27/2003
When Hal and Lois go out of town for a "last chance" getaway before the baby comes, Reese has a big bash that gets out of hand.
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Clip Show #2

Season 4, Episode 17 - Air Date: 4/20/2003
Clips from past episodes are interwoven with the current squabbling of Hal and Lois, who set out to draw up a will and wind up at odds over their legacies and their kids.
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Academic Octathalon

Season 4, Episode 16 - Air Date: 4/13/2003
An academic competition faces the Krelboynes in an event Malcolm derides. Especially when he learns his teacher has a cheating plan.
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Garage Sale

Season 4, Episode 15 - Air Date: 4/6/2003
A garage sale that's entrusted to Reese (yikes!) yields treasures near and dear, like Hal's old radio transmitter, which he makes operational.
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Hal's Friend

Season 4, Episode 14 - Air Date: 3/30/2003
Malcolm tries to emancipate Dabney from his overbearing mother while Hal invites his ne'er-do-well old buddy to the house.
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Stereo Store

Season 4, Episode 13 - Air Date: 3/16/2003
Jessica, a sly, 16-year-old sitter outfoxes the boys while Lois is away and Hal's busy with a second job as a whiz of a salesman.
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Kicked Out

Season 4, Episode 12 - Air Date: 3/9/2003
After Lois is out of town, Malcolm and Hal got into a fight leading Malcolm to get expelled from his house.
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Long Drive

Season 4, Episode 11 - Air Date: 3/2/2003
A sex lecture from Lois rattles Malcolm; a ranch calamity unnerves Francis; disharmony among Hal's music group is a prelude to their concert.
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If Boys Were Girls

Season 4, Episode 10 - Air Date: 2/9/2003
After being rattled by a battle among the boys, a pregnant Lois ponders the consequences of raising another brawling kid.
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Grandma Sues

Season 4, Episode 9 - Air Date: 2/2/2003
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 resulted in a broken collarbone, prompting her to sue her daughter and son-in-law for pain and suffering.
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Boys at the Ranch

Season 4, Episode 8 - Air Date: 1/12/2003
Typically, the boys run amok at Francis's dude ranch; atypically, he disciplines them, setting the stage for their clever retaliation.
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Malcolm Holds His Tongue

Season 4, Episode 7 - Air Date: 1/5/2003
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.
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Forbidden Girlfriend

Season 4, Episode 6 - Air Date: 12/15/2002
The new light of Malcolm's life is a vivacious, rebellious girl (Reagan Dale Neis) who defies her overbearing dad---who terrifies Malcolm.
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Forwards Backwards

Season 4, Episode 5 - Air Date: 12/1/2002
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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Stupid Girl

Season 4, Episode 4 - Air Date: 11/24/2002
Acting dumb like Reese eases Malcolm's stress and lands him a date with the new light of his life, an attractive girl who's really a dim bulb.
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Family Reunion

Season 4, Episode 3 - Air Date: 11/17/2002
Christopher Lloyd adds to his gallery of eccentric characters, playing Hal's quirky, cranky and very wealthy father, Walter, in this rollicking episode.
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Season 4, Episode 2 - Air Date: 11/10/2002
High school's first day vexes Malcolm, who acquires an unfortunate nickname; and Hal, a parental "volunteer" running afoul of authority.
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Season 4, Episode 1 - Air Date: 11/3/2002
Malcolm, whose frenetic home life is a kind of zoo, begins the fourth season by accompanying his family to the real thing.