Malcolm in the Middle

Malcolm in the Middle (2000)

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Revealing mistake: In season 5, second episode, in an imagination sequence Reese and Malcolm are throwing around Jamie, but you can see it is a doll.

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Continuity mistake: Season 6, episode 7: "Hal Sleepwalks"; At school, Dewey stops the shouting match between the two opponents. In the shots facing Dewey, the boy's arms are held way up high in front of him, but in the shots facing the kids, the boy's arms are down at his sides.

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Continuity mistake: Season 5, Episode 13, "Lois' Sister." When Susan arrives Hal is holding Jaime, and the baby's entire body changes position between shots repeatedly - in some shots the front of Jaime's body faces Hal, yet in others Jaime's back faces Hal.

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Continuity mistake: Episode 16 Season 6 "No Motorcycles." Francis calls Hal out to the driveway where two motorcycles are parked. In the first camera shot the motorcycles are parked side by side with the front wheels turned in the same direction. All subsequent shots of the motorcycles in the driveway show them in a different position, one angled behind the other, with the front wheels turned in opposite directions.

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Continuity mistake: In the Season 5 Episode, Goodbye Kitty, after Stevie becomes catatonic, a wrapper from a chocolate bar lands on his face, covering his glasses. The shot cuts and it's on his shoulder and then cuts again and it's on his face again.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode where Lois takes revenge on the four girls who pranked Reese, Lois and Reese use a makeshift catapult to launch paint balloons at one of the girls and her date. The first balloon hits the girl, covering her left shoulder with pink paint. In the shot where her date gets hit with a balloon, her shoulder is no longer covered in paint. Some of the paint blotches change size and shape on both her and her date throughout this scene as well.

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Continuity mistake: In the episode "Malcolm defends Reese" Hal shows Dewey that he fixed the microwave so that it works with the door open. There is a red cloth inside. Hal then shuts off the microwave and when he and Dewey start talking the cloth changes position from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: IN the Season 5 episode "Goodbye Kitty", when Malcolm is throwing the dodgeballs at Stevie, the number of balls in the bag changes between shots.

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Other mistake: When it is Dewey's birthday Malcom grabs a piece of the cake. It goes to Dewey then back to Malcom and he is chewing, but there is no bite in the cake.

gandolfs dad

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the opening, we see Dewey's cold feet. Two shots later, his legs are in a different position. (00:00:20)

Yoshi

Pilot - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: At the start, when Lois tells Hal to raise his arms so she can shave his armpits, if you look at the bottom of the screen you can briefly see that Hal is wearing something to cover up his privates. (00:02:10)

Yoshi

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lois and Hal tell Malcolm he is going to the "special class", Hal notes that the pitcher of iced-tea he makes is always empty, and says, "Look at that - gone," before placing the lid back onto the pitcher. Yet, when it cuts to the wide shot of the table, the pitcher lid is by Hal's elbow. (00:17:50)

Jeimi

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lois hangs up on Francis before saying "Oh, I love you," it seems as though the line is already disconnected (as can be heard from the dial tone from Francis' side), but in a later shot, Malcolm and Reese are just about to hang up the phone.

Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Stevie is in Malcolm's room. When Stevie is talking you can see the boom mike poking out at the bottom left part of the screen.

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Malcolm is in Stevie's room eating cookies, the cookie in Malcolm's right hand disappears and reappears between shots.

Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Malcolm is first visiting Stevie, and Stevie is telling the joke, you can see the hair and hand of a crew member coaching Stevie through the joke.

Kuhnaydeein

Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Malcolm is talking to his first teacher, you can just about see a small part of a microphone at the top of the screen.

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During the fight between Malcolm and Spath, Spath goes at Malcolm with his right fist, but the closeup of his hand going towards Malcolm and Stevie is his left hand.

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the "Krelborne" teacher comes to the house to tell Lois that Malcolm is gifted, Lois comes to the door naked and puts her arm up on the doorway. On the shot from behind she has her hand low (about where her waist is) from the shot from the front she has her hand up high (above her head).

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Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Lois is shaving Hal and talking about Malcolm's play date with Stevie, lighting equipment is visible in the top right corner.

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