Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (9 Jan. 2000)

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Malcolm Wilkerson has been labeled a boy genius and is moved, much to his chagrin, into the Krelboyne class, which is a class full of nerds and geniuses like himself.

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Schoolboy Malcolm Wilkerson presents his pitiful family: father Hal and bossy mother Lois, both blatant nudists, plus their litter of boys. Malcolm, the middle son, presents the eldest, Francis, as his hero, but he's really an incorrigible rebel, who had to be sent to military school. Younger brothers Reese, Dewey and Jamie are mean and play the fools, so by contrast Malcolm is a genius surrounded and domineered by zombie-relatives. School isn't much better: bully Dave Spath's bunch of ruffians look down on the scrawny smart 'wise-guy', for whom pleasing the teacher means unpopularity with his 'peers'. His only 'friend' is a fellow geek in a wheelchair. It may all change when a teacher discovers he qualifies for an honor class, but does that mean the family's first social advancement as mother hopes or total social disaster as Malcolm fears? Written by KGF Vissers

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When Malcolm's mother tries to convince him to join the gifted class, she says, "Any kid who makes fun of you is a creepy little loser who will wind up working in a car wash." Bryan Cranston, who played Malcolm's father in the show, works in a car wash in Breaking Bad. See more »

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Stevie, a paraplegic, accidentally moves his legs as he attempts to help right himself after he tips over his wheelchair. See more »

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Lois: I saw his mother at the grocery store, she said you boys ate lunch together.
Malcolm: One time! He rolled his wheelchair over next to me. It's not like I could say go away.
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References Eraserhead (1977) See more »

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Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
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Written by L. Russell Brown and Irwin Levine
Performed by Tony Orlando & Dawn
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Hmm... I saw the pilot... and i liked it! It's about this boy, Malcolm Wilkerson (Frankie Muniz, Big Fat Liar) learns he is gifted with intelligence, but has 2 crazy siblings, his older brother Reese, (Justin Berfield, Wanted) and his little brother, Dewey (Erik Per Sullivan, Joe Dirt), plus his older, sort of crazy brother, Francis (Christopher Masterson, Scary Movie 2). His mother, Lois (Jane Kaczmarek, unknown films) who is cynical and his totally bizarre dad, Hal (Bryan Cranston). Can he survive???? Watch this sitcom! Really funny, even though there is no laugh track (strange...). So on Central Time at 6:30 or 7:30, watch it, laugh out loud and if you like it, watch it 4evur!!! XD!


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