|Season 1, Episode 3|
|Air date||January 23, 2000|
|Written by||Michael Glouberman & Andrew Orenstein|
|Directed by||Todd Holland|
Lois and Hal are spending the weekend at a family wedding, leaving Francis -- home for a visit -- in charge. When Malcolm overhears them discussing whether Francis has spent long enough at the military academy, he enlists his brothers in a scheme to get Francis home by preventing any of the usual disasters. But three of Francis's dude buddies turn up to party and trash the house, and while frantically cleaning up Malcolm gets a serious head injury that necessitates the usual trip to the emergency ward. Meanwhile, Hal and Lois discover that his family has a new nickname for her: "Lois Common Denominator." Her humiliation provokes Hal to declare his devotion to her.
AS FRANCIS STARTS TO COME HOME AS LOUSIS AND HAL GO TO HIS BROTHERS WEDDING HEC CRASHES OVER! WHEN FRANCIS FRINDS COME OVER AND TRASH THE HOUSE THE BOYS HAVE TO CLEAN IT UP SO IT WILL LOOK LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED! BUT WELL PUTING THE LAST TOUCH THE SELF BRAKES AND FALLS ON MALCOLM'S HEAD AND? NOPE CANT TELL YOU INTILL YOU TUNE INTO MALCOM IN THE MIDDLLE:HOME ALONE 4
- This episode's title is a homage to the 3rd Home Alone movie to make it feel like a 4th movie. But soon after the Home Alone franchise made a 4th Home Alone movie, so this title does not make sense to much people.
While Malcolm, Reese, Dewey, and Francis are deliberately making their house messy, you can see right above their ceiling a bright light shining down and a black background. It shows that they film their interior of their house on a set.