Stereo Store is the thirteenth episode of Season 4 of Malcolm in the Middle. It was written by Matthew Carlson and directed by Bryan Cranston. It aired on March 16, 2003.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Due to the doctors not allowing Lois to return home yet, Hal has to pick up a second job at a stereo store. He gets instant praise from his boss, although his co-workers aren't much to brag about anyway. The boys are upset when they get a 16 year-old baby sitter, who uses mind games to get them to do whatever she wants. A movie is being shot at the ranch, and when Francis finds out what kind he is shocked. When Gretchen gets hired to play a role, Francis tries to stop it.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When Hal decides to race out of the store to go to the same party his co-workers are attending, the theme from Indiana Jones plays, many elements are referenced as well:
    • The pencils fall into the blades of a rotating fan acting as the wall darts'
    • The beach ball as the boulder
    • Hal retrieving his car keys at the last second before the security gate completely closing, as Indiana Jones reaching for his fedora hat.
  • A Tijuana car wash is when a person is placed on a table, then slid across while various bottles of tequila, liquor, and beer is spilled onto him. The goal is to get as drunk as possible.

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