Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
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Burning Man 

The family joins the Burning Man Festival, where Reese and Lois find creative freedom, Malcolm finds love, Hal finds a big audience and Dewey find himself doing all the chores.

Director:

Peter Lauer

Writers:

Linwood Boomer (created by), Michael Glouberman
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Kaczmarek ... Lois
Bryan Cranston ... Hal
Christopher Masterson ... Francis (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson) (credit only)
Justin Berfield ... Reese
Erik Per Sullivan ... Dewey
Frankie Muniz ... Malcolm
Jeff Doucette ... Nate
Cece Tsou ... Vivian (as CeCe Tsou)
Kim Shannon ... Kit
Eva La Dare ... Bystander #1 (as Karen Dyer)
Aaron Hendry ... Bystander #2
Atticus Todd ... Cow Skull Guy
Max Faugno ... Man
Eva Fisher ... Woman
Sven Holmberg Sven Holmberg ... Rebirth Man
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Storyline

The family visits the Burning Man festival; At the festival, Malcolm falls in love with a spiritual healer, Reese has the time of his life when he realizes there's no rules, Lois joins a tribe, and Hal attracts an audience when he's mistakened to be a performance artist. Written by Julian Allen

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Malcolm: [Malcolm is seriously infatuated with the shaman, so he participates in her re-birthing ceremony despite his original cynicism] It's amazing! I actually feel like I've been re-born. It feels fantastic. And it's all thanks to you.
Anita: Oh, Malcolm. We can never see each other again.
Malcolm: [crushed] What?
Anita: This can never work. You're just way too malleable. A condescending cynic I can deal with, but this... I don't want you doing things just because I want you to do them.
Malcolm: [desperate] Th- th- then I won't. If ...
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Connections

References Godzilla (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

La Cucaracha
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Traditional
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Refreshing and funny
27 August 2019 | by Andrewkolba707See all my reviews

After some real big season 6 stinkers (Motivational Speaker, Stilts, Ida's Dance) this episode is a refreshing start to the show's final season. This one ended up being a surprise considering it's bizarre premise and the somewhat poor sixth season, so I'm happy, and it was actually funny too!


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