Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series 2000–2006) Poster



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Edited into 

The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 2" R&T Part 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
The brief "Life is unfair" line from the intro was used.

Referenced in 

Even Stevens: Louis in the Middle (2000) (TV Episode)
Episode title is a direct reference to this FOX comedy series
So Little Time: Manuelo in the Middle: Part 1 (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
So Little Time: Manuelo in the Middle: Part 2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Simpsons: Blame It on Lisa (2002) (TV Episode)
Ronaldo mentions the show.
Lizzie McGuire: Lizzie in the Middle (2002) (TV Episode)
The title references it as well as the show being mentioned in the episode, as Frankie Muniz, who stars on Malcolm in the Middle, plays himself in this episode.
Gilmore Girls: Application Anxiety (2002) (TV Episode)
Dave mentions the show.
Lights, Camera, Creeper: Making 'Jeepers Creepers 2' (2003) (Video)
mentionned by a crew member
Red Dwarf: Dwarfing USA (2004) (Video)
Referenced by name
Family Guy: Breaking Out Is Hard to Do (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Comeback: Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet (2005) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned during Jane Kaczmarek's Entertainment Tonight red carpet interview.
Vecinos: Servicio de cable (2005) (TV Episode)
Frankie is watching an episode of the series.
Vecinos: Venta de garage (2005) (TV Episode)
Marco is watching an episode of the series.
The Thick of It: Episode #2.3 (2005) (TV Episode)
Olly refers to Malcom as "Malcom in the Middle".
Arrested Development: Mr. F (2005) (TV Episode)
When Michael and Rita take the tour at the studio, the tour interrupts the filming of an episode of Malcom in the Middle
Hope & Faith: Hope in the Middle (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Screenwipe: Episode #2.3 (2006) (TV Episode)
Seen in a shot of a TV guide.
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Picture shown of Malcolm in Ryan's locker
Nostalgia Critic: The Wizard (2008) (TV Episode)
The Critic discovers that the director of The Wizard directed most episodes of the show.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Knowing (2009)
title seen on Caleb's TiVo list
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.125 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $16,000 question
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (Video)
mentioned by Beasto
Sonny with a Chance: Sonny in the Middle (2009) (TV Episode)
Title is an reference to the show Malcolm in the Middle, starring Frankie Muniz.
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Jane Kaczmarek's introduction
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Dancing with the Stars 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $7,500 question
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Semifinal 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Jane Kaczmarek's introduction
Saturday Night Live: Bryan Cranston/Kanye West (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bryan Cranston in the opening monologue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.17 (2010) (TV Episode)
a screenwriter describes his project as "The Big Bang Theory" meets "Malcolm in the Middle"
Conan: Death Gets a Paper Cut (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Bryan Cranston
Bum Reviews: The Muppets (2011) (TV Episode)
"... and rips off the whistling routine from Malcolm in the Middle!"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.11 (2012) (TV Episode)
Bryan Cranston says he was cast in the show when he was 40
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.153 (2012) (TV Episode)
Bryan Cranston mentions the show by name.
Mike & Molly: Molly in the Middle (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Cleveland Show: Menace II Secret Society (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in lyrics
Mad: Total Recall Me Maybe/The Asgardigans (2012) (TV Episode)
Cohaagen was revealed to be Hal from this show.
The Colbert Report: Simone Campbell (2012) (TV Episode)
Series title mentioned by Colbert
The Cleveland Show: Brownsized (2013) (TV Episode)
Bryan Cranston is called Malcolm's dad
Whitney: Nesting (2013) (TV Episode)
Alex made reference to the show to Whitney
Anime Abandon: Macross Plus: Part I (2013) (TV Episode)
"Malcolm in the Middle ended, like, 7 years ago."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.195 (2013) (TV Episode)
Bryan Cranston mentions that he was on the show for seven years
Honest Trailers: Breaking Bad (2013) (TV Episode)
Bryan Cranston referred to as 'Malcolm's Dad'
Tosh.0: Ben's Video Resume (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise (2014) (TV Movie)
"Malcolm in the Riddle"
Drop Dead Diva: Desperate Housewife (2014) (TV Episode)
Jane tells Stacy that she has not watched yet the finale of the show.
Saturday Night Live: Andrew Garfield/Coldplay (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Celebrity Family Feud" sketch
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.83 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 3" R&T Part 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
The show was referenced to.
Workaholics: TAC in the Day (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Adam
The Mysteries of Laura: The Mystery of the Crooked Clubber (2015) (TV Episode)
When Meredith and Malcolm come across Frankie Muniz and some people with him about to do a race in the target vehicle, she recognizes him immediately and has to explain to Billy that she knows him from this TV show
Saturday Night Live: Chris Hemsworth/Chance The Rapper (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
Nostalgia Critic: Christmas with the Kranks (2015) (TV Episode)
The Critic refers to Erik Per Sullivan's character, Spike Frohmeyer as "Purposely overlooked 'Malcolm in the Middle' joke". Erik Per Sullivan portrayed Dewey on "Malcolm".
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Aaron Paul/Gilbert Gottfried/Thomas Kail/Mark Guiliana (2016) (TV Episode)
Aaron Paul comments on his mother being a fan of the series, and her excitement over his co-starring with Bryan Cranston on his later series
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Bryan Cranston/Kate McKinnon/The Julie Ruin/Thomas Lang (2016) (TV Episode)
Bryan Cranston mentions his former series
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.83 (2017) (TV Episode)
correct response in "TV Themes" category
The Disaster Artist (2017)
Bryan Cranston is seen working on this show.

Featured in 

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002) (TV Special)
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2002)
A clip is shown.
Fox's Funniest Outtakes (2002) (TV Special)
Firehouse Dog (2007)
watched on TV in the firehouse
50 Greatest Families (2008) (TV Movie)
Malcolm and his family featured
FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV Special)
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Strangest (Yet Best) Couples (2014) (TV Episode)
Hal and Lois tie at #4 with Dan and Roseanne
Greatest Ever Sitcoms (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 48 in the Countdown
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto 3" R&T Part 9 (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip from the episode "Blackout" was shown.
Nostalgia Critic: When Does a Joke Go Too Far? (2015) (TV Episode)
"Malcolm in the Middle is much funnier than Full House."

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: I Take Thee, Quagmire (2006) (TV Episode)
Hal kills Lois and leaves with the kids. Bryan Cranston reprises his role
Mad: Snott Pilgrim vs. the Wonderful World of Disney/Malcolm in the Middle Earth (2011) (TV Episode)
"Malcolm in the Middle Earth" is a spoof of this show.

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