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Malcolm in the Middle: Forwards Backwards / Season: 4 / Episode: 5 (00040005) (2002)
Production Code: 00040005
December 1, 2002
Days before Malcolm's birthday, he and Reese pull increasingly severe pranks against each other. Flashbacks throughout the episode gradually reveal how their feud began and reached this point. Meanwhile, Francis encounters a "devil cow" at the ranch, Dewey worries about his role as Abraham Lincoln in the school play, and Hal runs into trouble finding a birthday present for Malcolm.