Series Name
Season 05, Episode 17
Episode Guide
Malcolm Visits College
Dewey's Special Class
Polly in the Middle is the seventeenth episode of season five of Malcolm in the Middle.


Polly is looking for a boyfriend and Hal tries to hook her up with Abe.




  • The title of this episode is a pun on the title of the series, Malcolm in the Middle, itself.
  • Polly's final appearance.
  • Craig's cat dies in this episode.
  • When being forced to decide between dating Craig or Abe, Polly says that "If society wasn't so strung up, this wouldn't be a problem.", implying that for her, it'd be ideal to be in a three-way relationship or polyamory with both of them. Her name being "Polly" may be a joke on her being a polyamorist.


  • In the scene where Jamie is crawling through the air vents, we can see that Jamie is digitally places there, as his knees are just slightly above the floor of the air vent.

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