Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)

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A gifted young teen tries to survive with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

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Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 39 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Lois (151 episodes, 2000-2006)
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 Hal (151 episodes, 2000-2006)
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 Francis (151 episodes, 2000-2006)
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 Reese (151 episodes, 2000-2006)
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 Dewey (151 episodes, 2000-2006)
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 Malcolm (151 episodes, 2000-2006)
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An offbeat, laugh track-lacking sitcom about a bizarrely dysfunctional family, the center of which is Malcolm, the middle of the two brothers who still live at home. His eldest (and favorite) sibling, Francis, boards at military school because his parents believe it will reform him and keep him out of trouble. Malcolm often has a hard time coping with his family life, but he has more troubles to contend with when he starts receiving special treatment at school after being diagnosed as an intellectually advanced genius. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.dialup.cyberverse.com>

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Fighting in Underpants  »

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Trivia

Was originally pitched to U.P.N. (United Paramount Network) but was turned down. Fox eventually picked up the series. See more »

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In the Pilot, Malcolm and Stevie are in his room. When Stevie is talking you can see the hair and hand of someone coaching him at the bottom left part of the screen. See more »

Quotes

opening theme song: Yes, no, maybe, I don't know, can you repeat the question? You're not the boss of me now, You're not the boss of me now, You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big. You're not the boss of me now, You're not the boss of me now, You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big. Life is unfair...
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Crazy Credits

For the first 3 minutes of the Episode "Living Will" (3/6/2005), the bottom of the screen pages through a long list of fourteen alleged "producers". This was the first episode to air after the Academy Awards controversy over limiting to three, the number of "producers" who could win a best film Oscar. See more »

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Referenced in Agent Cody Banks (2003) See more »

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Smile
Written and Performed by Hanson
Island Records
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User Reviews

Fox has created another hit series

Like Ally McBeal, The X files and The Simpsons, Fox took a chance with an original show that was creative, enjoyable and a breath of fresh air. Fox Network has created another hit series with "Malcolm In The Middle".

Malcolm in the Middle has a stellar cast, intelligent writing & great direction. I'm sure some might find it hard to swallow the cutting edge writing. It's one of the first shows that has the characters actually saying what they feel and not thinking about it and some scenes like the father having his back shaved or the mothers breast could turn off some people. But, this is what makes "Malcolm in the Middle" fresh and funny.

Due to those high-rated stupid game shows that have to give away a million dollars to get you to watch, this show may take time to catch on but all great shows usually do.

"Malcolm in the Middle" deserves to be around long enough to get into syndication.


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