Hals think that Malcolm, Reese and Dewey took a joyride and wrecked the cars, so he takes them to see a therapist.
Did You Know?
The therapy session is used as a way to tie the unconnected pre-title sequences into a plausible view of the family, as seen from the brothers' perspective. It's made clear that, although they all fight with each other, the brothers do actually love each other and are actually very protective of each other, especially from outside threats to their family dynamic. See more
In the sequence where Reese and Malcolm are playing ball in the street without Dewey, lighting equipment can be seen on the edges in the widescreen DVD, like in the episode where the scene is taken from. See more
And how do see your place in this family?
Well, I'm the favorite. You know, the one everybody loves the most. The cute one, the one everybody looks out for and gives presents to. And sometimes they even make the birds sing to me or the clouds spell out my name.