The BEST episodes directed by Levie Isaacks

Hal's Birthday
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7.75
588 votes

#1 - Hal's Birthday

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 3 - Episode 15

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.

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Garage Sale
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7.70
513 votes

#2 - Garage Sale

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 - Episode 15

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 sell to Craig for $1300.

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Malcolm Films Reese
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7.62
742 votes

#3 - Malcolm Films Reese

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 5 - Episode 5

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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Long Drive
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7.57
581 votes

#4 - Long Drive

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 - Episode 11

A sex lecture from Lois rattles Malcolm; a ranch calamity unnerves Francis; disharmony among Hal's music group is a prelude to their concert. Also, a day in jail tests a defiant Reese, who faces a "Scared Straight" encounter.

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Block Party
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7.56
528 votes

#5 - Block Party

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 5 - Episode 8

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. Hal and Lois enter a kielbasa-eating contest and Malcolm unknowingly assists a robbery, but a surprising twist comes in the end.

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Forwards Backwards
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7.56
643 votes

#6 - Forwards Backwards

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 - Episode 5

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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Watching the Baby
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7.53
617 votes

#7 - Watching the Baby

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 5 - Episode 2

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. While the boys are watching Jamie, three beautiful teenage girls arrive and woo Malcolm, Reese and Stevie away for the night, leaving Dewey alone with the baby. Meanwhile at the Lucky Aid, Hal doesn't have enough money for the diapers and Craig forces him to work. Back at home, Dewey concocts an elaborate bedtime story for Jamie involving each member of his family.

Reese's Party
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7.53
542 votes

#8 - Reese's Party

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 - Episode 18

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. College-age thugs show up, cancel the party and set up a drug-making operation in the garage. All Reese and Malcolm can do is knuckle under. The good news is, Dewey's not around. The bad news is, his baby sitter is Lois's annoying co-worker Craig (David Anthony Higgins). Meanwhile, Hal and his very pregnant wife are off at a romantic retreat---feuding.

Clip Show #2
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7.07
479 votes

#9 - Clip Show #2

Malcolm in the Middle - Season 4 - Episode 17

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. As Hal tells Lois, "We are not equipped to deal with these issues."