A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
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Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 46 wins & 107 nominations. See more awards »
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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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9 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Fighting in Underpants  »

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The opening sequence makes reference to eleven movies and television shows. In order, these are: 1) Three women fighting a giant turtle: One Million Years B.C. (1966). 2) Animé guy smiling in the rain: Shinri Shiogami from Nazca (1998). 3) Monster coming out of the ocean: The Kraken from Clash of the Titans (1981). 4) Woman being held above a nest of pterodactyl: another scene from One Million Years B.C. (1966). 5) Animé Guy Skateboarding: another scene from Nazca (1998). 6) Mud Monster grabbing a woman away from her boyfriend: Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961). 7) Skiing guy jumping off of a mountain in flames: Thrill Seekers (1999). 8) Wrestling Match: Bret Hart wrestling Chris Benoit during the WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match at WCW Mayhem PPV. 9) Robot head being put together: Out of the Unknown (1965). 10) Man Beating Brain Monster with Axe: The Brain from Planet Arous (1957). 11) Boxer knocking out referee: Pedro Cardenas fighting Willie DeWitt but accidentally KO'd referee Bert Lowes instead (1982 North American Championships in Las Vegas). See more »

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In the episode when Francis runs away from military school, he and his father are talking in the van. There is a pair of headlights behind them following very close, but when seen from outside, the car is driving down the rain soaked road with no car behind them. See more »

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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 'Futurama' Returns (2007) See more »

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Spiralling Shape
They Might Be Giants
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20 March 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Malcolm in the Middle is an incredible show. My feeling toward the show was rather mixed when they began showing promos. It looked funny, but silly and unoriginal. After all, the concept of a family that doesn't get along is nothing new. The show turned out to be better than I expected. It's not a live action version of The Simpsons like some critics claim, but it is very funny. Don't be quick to judge the show or you might find the jokes go over your head. Thumbs up on this one.


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