episode guide

Party On

Episode 1.01
Fri, October 28, 2011 (ABC3, 7.10am)
Written by Gina Roncoli
Directed by David Swann

The minute Holly's back is turned the kids throw a huge party and, thanks to DJ Mal, the party is a huge success. But the next morning Malcom is acting really weird. It seems that someone at the party gave him a slushy to drink, and now Malcom thinks he's in love and is stuck in Dating Show Host mode. To snap him out of it the kids must stage the TV Dating show and help Malcom find his 'One True Love'.

With: Ric Stern as Pianist, The Dance Collective as Dancers


Episode 1.02
Monday, October 31, 2011
Written by Vincenzo Perrella, Dan Osborne
Directed by David Swann

Holly discovers that Daisy has been mocking up raunchy celebrity scandal pictures of Malcom in order to get more attention from the press. In an attempt to salvage his clean reputation, Holly invites a journalist into the home to do a story on Malcom, the Family Mann. Holly introduces Daisy as a simple minded girl who lost her voice in a tragic accident, but underestimates her desire to be noticed.

With: Peter Rowsthorn as Frank

Free Stuff

Episode 1.03
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Written by Chris Hawkshaw
Directed by Steve Peddie

When Jake learns that Malcom can get things for free just by mentioning them on TV he thinks he has hit the motherload.

With: none

Rat In The Ranks

Episode 1.04
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Written by Kym Goldsworthy
Directed by David Swann

Daisy is determined to prove she saved the life of her school's science lab rat, even if it means she has to kill it...

With: Missy Rat as The Rat

Give A Goat

Episode 1.05
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Written by Mark Shirrefs
Directed by Steve Peddie

Daisy would do anything to win this year's Charity Queen Award — as long as it doesn't involve her having to be truly charitable.

With: Geoff Kelso as Mr Capper, Paul Montague as Delivery Man

Kinder Surprise

Episode 1.06
Friday, November 04, 2011
Written by Kym Goldsworthy
Directed by David Swann

The Kid has the perfect plan to get out of going to school until Jake and Daisy try to fix things with the teacher.

With: Roz Hammond as Janelle, James Mooney as Tran

Holly Makes Five

Episode 1.07
Monday, November 07, 2011
Written by Mark Shirrefs
Directed by Steve Peddie

Holly moves in when she loses her job and the kids lose both their freedom and their minds.

With: David Swann as Bobo the Gorilla


Episode 1.08
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Written by Gina Roncoli
Directed by David Swann

Jake and Daisy want to go on a holiday but can't agree on where. They decide that whoever wins the Kid's vote gets to choose the holiday of their dreams, so Jake and Daisy compete in being nice to the Kid. Only Holly has ideas of her own — and it doesn't include taking the three kids.

With: Danny Birrell as Security Guard 1, John O'Sullivan as Security Guard 2, Lee O'Shaughnessy as Little Old Lady


Episode 1.09
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Written by Tim Pye
Directed by David Swann

As Chas and Troy go slice-for-slice in a Chilli Pizza eating competition for Daisy's hand, Daisy fights to get the attention focused back on her.

With: Jesse Martin as Troy

Family Business

Episode 1.10
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Written by Mark Shirrefs, Kym Goldsworthy
Directed by David Swann

When Daisy discovers the money she invested with Jake never made it to the stock exchange she engages in a little extortion of her own.

With: none

Recipe For Life

Episode 1.11
Friday, November 11, 2011
Written by Mark Shirrefs
Directed by Steve Peddie

Jake cons Chas into believing he can transform him into the coolest guy on the planet, and it works!

With: Gwy McKenna (Snr) as Security Guard 1, Jamesdean McKenna as Security Guard 2


Episode 1.12
Monday, November 14, 2011
Written by Tim Pye
Directed by Steve Peddie

Jake hears cash registers ringing when he discovers that Malcom can use his data analysis to predict the school exam questions.

With: none

Chas Moves In

Episode 1.13
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Written by Drew Proffitt
Directed by David Swann

When Chas moves in he begins to suspect that Malcom isn't all he pretends to be.

With: none