MONDAY 7 DECEMBER
PILOT – Season 1, Episode 1
Perhaps the most original sitcom pilot in recent years, this first episode combines sharp writing with a hyperbolic camera style reminiscent of Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. Malcolm introduces us to his world, dominated by omnipresent schoolyard bully Spath and made worse by his enforced friendship with Stevie, an asthmatic wheelchair genius.
TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER
RED DRESS – Season 1, Episode 2
Lois takes drastic steps to discover which of her sons ruined the dress she bought for her anniversary dinner.
WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER
HOME ALONE 4 – Season 1, Episode 3
Lois and Hal leave the boys with Francis for the weekend, agreeing that if all goes well their eldest son may not have to go back to military school.
THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER
SHAME – Season 1, Episode 4
Hal gets into trouble for chopping down a tree, Malcolm feels guilty about beating up a sevenyear-old and Francis sabotages Spangler’s sex education lecture.
FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER
MALCOLM BABYSITS – Season 1, Episode 5
Malcolm’s cushy babysitting job provides relief from the trailer the family’s using while their house is being fumigated, until Malcolm learns that the trust placed in him in his new position is strictly limited.