Malcolm’s Hallway Fights
307 The One That Makes Me Happy
My two ridiculous boys who can’t keep their hands off each other.
The 303 fight with Glenn had a punch, this one has a punchline.
Anyone who’s read my Tumblr for any length of time will know that every scene between Malcolm and Julius is my favorite scene (because they are my favorites in a way that is different from the way I like Nicola, who is also my favorite, but as I said, in a different way), but if I’m ranking my favorite Malcolm and Julius scenes, this one comes in at number 2.
Malcolm stalking down the hall until he’s got Julius backed into the doorway, them grappling like a couple of non-sweaty octopuses trying to unhook a bra, Julius — who is still undoubtedly still smarting from the food fight in Spinners and Losers that Malcolm started — with his tie-grabbing pelvic thrusting seriously Julius what are you doing there, calling Malcolm both man AND boy, dramatic finger pointing by both parties, and then of course, the best part of all, Malcolm’s ritual half-hearted protestations about Julius touching him, but his total commitment to Julius not touching his designer neck warmer because that’s obviously the butchest thing to do under the circumstances.
Their whole story is about them fighting and making up and both parts are always funny to watch, since they are pretty evenly matched and both must be getting something out of it — especially Julius, who just keeps on coming back for more.
(If you’re wondering, my number 1 favorite scene is their first long extended fight in Malcolm’s office in 104/202 where who gets to touch who was also an issue.)