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Season Premiere

Malcolm in the Middle: Season 3

3x01 Houseboat

  • 2001-11-12T00:30:00+00:00 on FOX (US)
  • 22 mins
  • Todd Holland
  • Bob Stevens
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy

It's still summer-vacation time on the jaunty third-season opener, which finds Malcolm and his rowdy clan cruising on a lake in a houseboat with Stevie and his straitlaced parents, Abe and Kitty Kenarban. Some vacation. The vessel itself is a fright, a weathered heap that Dewey hates from the get-go because "There's no TV! There's no TV! There's no TV!" An equally distraught Malcolm is shanghaied by Hal for a fishing expedition, leaving lucky Reese the chance to trawl for bikini-clad beauties at a nearby camp. Back on board, the close quarters are slowly driving Abe off the deep end.