Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
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Kitty's Back 

Kitty returns to the her family after leaving them. However, Lois refuses to accept her back in the neighborhood and refuses to talk to her.


Peter Lauer


Linwood Boomer (created by), Matthew Carlson




Episode cast overview:
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
Merrin Dungey ... Kitty Kenarban
Gary Anthony Williams ... Abraham 'Abe' Kenarban
Henry Gibson ... Frank Ralston
Jeanette Miller ... Elderly Woman
Derek Waters ... Waiter
Mitch Silpa ... Bartender


Taking place two years after she divorced Abe, Kitty returns hoping for forgiveness. Lois, however, refuses to give it to her, saying that what she did was creepy and evil. At the same time, Reese attempts to "rebirth" himself by taking off an entire layer of skin after getting sunburned. Francis also is in town for Dewey's birthday, and now that he's old enough he can finally take the initiation for Full Brotherhood. Written by egunderson24

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Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

12 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although Abe states that he is going to tape his wedding album back together, Stevie said in a previous episode that his dad torched it. This would make it difficult to fix. See more »


[Lois has just punished Reese for his prank against Malcolm in wrecking Stevie's acceptance speech in Good Manners Awards show. She is vacuuming the house as he carries his peeled skin suit.]
Lois: Reese, your punishment isn't over until that bathroom floor is so clean you'll be eating off it. Which is what you'll be doing for the next three weeks. And get rid of that thing, it's disgusting.
Reese: Disgusting?! If Malcolm made another him out of hair, you'll be throwing a parade for him, right now.
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Symphony No. 9: Ode to Joy
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Erik Per Sullivan
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One of the worst Episodes of the show
22 September 2019 | by Marwan-BobSee all my reviews

I'm going to skip talking about the stupid script of the episode, but what really bothered me about this episode was the terrible editing, i mean really so many rookie mistakes, seriously the guy who edited this episode need to be hanged.

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