Malcolm¹s class, the brainiac Krelboynes, have a pet parrot named Hitchcock. Each week, another student takes him home of the weekend. Malcolm can¹t stand the bird and believes its feeling for him are mutual. So when it¹s his turn to take the bird home, he¹s a little nervous. By ³accident² (really!) Malcolm somehow using a super-powered vacuum cleaner sends Hitchcock to that Great Birdhouse in the Sky. Panicked, Malcolm quickly replaces the dearly departed parrot with a lookalike, but can he carry off the ruse? Will his conscience let him? Will his mother let him?