I suppose then it wasn't very smart of Dewey when he orchestrated a savage smear campaign that tarnished the reputation of that kid in "Hal Sleepwalks"? In "Army Buddy" not only did he find out a certain comic that Malcolm had earlier beqeauthed him was worth thousands, but used the money to bribe Malcolm into doing humiliating things for his own amusement, knowing that his brother's need for money yet outstripped his ego. Whats more, Dewey, not clever-clever Malcolm, was the one to discover this. In "Malcolm Visits College", Dewey single-handedly constructed a working piano out of random household items. Yes, I'm sure thats just normal. In "A.A", Reese and Malcolm were outwitted by Dewey when he convinced them that he swallowed Hal's spare car-keys, then took off in his dad's car, while his brothers were left to sift through his feces. I take it that its normal for ten or eleven year-olds to be writing operas, then? And what of the scavenger hunt that Dewey put Lois and Hal through in "Morp". But if Dewey doesn't know his maths and science, then SURELY he can't be as clever as Malcolm. That is, of course, if you know this for sure.