Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
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Poker 

After being invited to a game of poker by Abe, Hal is disappointed as the game turns out to be completely different from his expectations.

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writers:

Linwood Boomer (created by), Michael Borkow
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Kaczmarek ... Lois
Bryan Cranston ... Hal
Christopher Masterson ... Francis (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
Justin Berfield ... Reese
Erik Per Sullivan ... Dewey
Frankie Muniz ... Malcolm
Craig Lamar Traylor ... Stevie Kenarban
Eric Nenninger ... Eric Hansen
Gary Anthony Williams ... Abraham 'Abe' Kenarban
Brenda Wehle ... Lavernia
John Ennis ... Artie
Sandy Ward ... Pete
Harry Groener ... Rudy
Dan Martin ... Malik
Alex Morris ... Trey
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Storyline

Abe invites Hal to his poker round for the first time. Hal is very excited until he finds out this is not as much fun as he thought ... Because Hal is busy losing his money, Reese has to accompany Lois to dance class where he becomes the center of attention of the elderly ladies. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Stevie both have creative school projects - Malcolm has to write an essay, and Stevie is making a video of this, annoying his best friend to no end. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

While Stevie's "...doing a movie about Malcolm doing a paper..." he lowers the camera. However, we later see the camera in the raised position when viewed from behind Stevie. See more »

Quotes

Rudy: And, right, left, cha-cha-cha. And remember, God created artificial hips for a reason. Let's *use* them. And, back, two, cha-cha, finish. All right, very good. Everyone, let's pair up.
Reese: [the Teacher pairs with Lois, while Reese sees an old woman leering and coming toward him] No way!
Lois: [thumps Reese on the head] You be a gentleman.
Reese: [thinking out loud] It's just like touching a dead person. It's just like touching a dead person.
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Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing Cheek To Cheek
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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