|Season 03, Episode 09|
|Air date||January 20, 2002|
Reese works at a fast-food place, but gets into trouble when his co-workers think he stole money from the cash register. Dewey tries to prove himself trustworthy with a goldfish and his parents try to sabotage his efforts with switching the live fish with a dead one, until they find out that Dewey was switching the fish with others in order to get a dog.
Malcolm finds himself eclipsed by the newest, youngest Krelboyne--Herkabe's latest attempt to get rid of Malcolm--until the boy helps Malcolm clear Reese's name by revealing the real culprits who are unmasked as Francis old friend Richie and Richie's Girlfriend. Francis helps one of his lodge friends prepare to marry a Russian mail-order bride, but what arrives is not what they expected.
- This is the first episode to show Reese actually being innocent of what he was accused of, as opposed to Reese usually being the offender