|Season 02, Episode 17|
|Air date||February 25, 2001|
Malcolm is hospitalized with side pains and is diagnosed with appendicitis. He is scheduled for surgery until he manages to prove the diagnosis wrong.
The rest of the family obsesses over a board game called March and Conquer (a fictional version of Risk). Francis and the cadets go on a hunger strike after Commandant Spangler takes away their television.