|Season 2, Episode 10|
|Air date||December 17, 2000|
|Written by||Alex Reid|
|Directed by||Jeff Melman|
High School Play
Old Mrs. Old
After being beaten by a girl in a wrestling match, Reese relinquishes his role as the school bully, which allows people to start picking on Malcolm, but returns when people enter the off-limit zone (Picking on Stevie).
Francis tries to come home from military school for his birthday to avoid a brutal birthday hazing ritual of having his whole body shaved.
- This is the last episode to air in 2000.
- This episode takes place on Francis' birthday. In the episode Flashback, it was shown that Lois got married to Hal while in labor with Francis, and didn't give birth to him until they were officially married, in order to keep him from being born out of wedlock. That means that this episode was also Hal and Lois' anniversary.