|Season 1, Episode 13|
|Air date||April 30, 2000|
|Written by||Alan J. Higgins|
|Directed by||Ken Kwapis|
The Bots and the Bees
Hal has his own methods for teaching Malcolm to rollerskate. Lois hurts her back, is forced to rest in bed, and refuses to take medication so as to stop Reese and Dewey from misbehaving. Francis tries to get out of a survival trip with the other cadets by faking a hurt back, but gets caught by them later.
French fries are evenly distributed between Malcolm, Reese, and Dewey
Malcolm is angry because during a game of street hockey, he sprints up and down the street in shoes, only to have it start back the other way. So he decides he is ready to take skating lessons from his dad. He asks Reese and Francis how it is, but they both refuse to tell him. When he starts, he is angered by all the silly twists and spins they are doing. Meanwhile, Reese rollerskates in the house with a bunch of gunk on his skates which causes Lois to throw out her back while yelling at him.
- In the scene where Reese is playing a video game on his Gameboy, there is no game cartridge in the Gameboy.