Season 5 Episodes

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Reese Joins The Army (2)

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/23/2004
Reese continues to be a great soldier in the Army until he finds himself in a situation where his Sergeant cannot help.
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Reese Joins The Army (1)

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/16/2004
The house goes crazy as Hal is falsely charged in a crime involving his company which he has nothing to do with.
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Victor's Other Family

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/9/2004
When Lois tracks down her father's "other family," she meets Victor's "other wife" Sylvia (Betty White), and learns something shocking about her dad.
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Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 5/2/2004
When Dewey's annual candy selling event for school comes up, he uses the excuse of "these bars help support america" to sell them.
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Dewey's Special Class

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 5/2/2004
Malcolm convinces Dewey to do poorly on an I.Q. test, so that he won't become a ridiculed Krelboyne student.
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Polly In The Middle

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 4/25/2004
Hal sets up Abe Kenarben on a blind date with Jaime's babysitter Polly but then realizes Lois has also set her up on a blind date - with Craig.
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Malcolm Visits College

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/28/2004
Lois tags along with Malcolm as he visits a college, but she's determined to room in the dorm Malcolm is staying in when she learns the room is co-ed.
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Reese's Apartment

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 3/21/2004
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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Malcolm Dates A Family

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 3/14/2004
Lois blows her top over a hidden 15 percent ser charge in the bill at her family's favorite pizza place and stages a boycott.
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Lois' Sister

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/22/2004
In the milestone 100th episode, ""Lois' Sister,"" Lois' younger sister, Susan (Laurie Metcalf), pays the family a visit and brings with her expensive gifts for the boys, biting remarks for Lois and a cold shoulder for Hal â€" whom she has never forgiven for dumping her for Lois.
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Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/15/2004
Malcolm is convinced to play Softball by Lois and ends up doing very badly at it due to Lois's hold on him.
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Ida's Boyfriend

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/8/2004
Malcolm gets his tongue pierced and needs to hide it for a month. While Lois' mother, Ida, comes and annouces that she will marry a rich Chinese Man that she met on a cruise.
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Hot Tub

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/25/2004
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 courted Gretchen.
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Dirty Magazine

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/11/2004
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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Block Party

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 1/4/2004
Neighbors have the annual "The Wilkersons are gone" block party until they come home early. Reese and Dewey set up a plan to get money by letting Reese-tortured kids get revenge.
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Christmas Trees

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 12/14/2003
Hal and the boys slash the prices of their Christmas trees to outsell a nearby church. Back at the ranch, Otto's bickering relatives descend, reminding Francis of home sweet home.
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Malcolm's Job

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 12/7/2003
Malcolm gets a job working for Lois on the drugstore loading dock but is shocked to find that Lois smokes.
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Malcolm Films Reese

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 11/30/2003
Malcolm chooses Reese as his subject for an Abnormal Psychology mid-term project; Dewey earns some extra cash as a street performer.
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Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 11/23/2003
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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Goodbye Kitty

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 11/16/2003
No one wants to tell Stevie his parents are getting a divorce, until Reese spills the beans.
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Watching The Baby

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 11/9/2003
Hal and the boys offer to watch baby Jamie so an exhausted Lois can finally get some sleep. Hal leaves the boys in charge while he goes to the Lucky Aid to pick up more diapers.
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Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 11/2/2003
When Dewey's pet rabbit does good in a state contest, the family must travel to Las Vegas for the nationals.