Malcolm in the Middle

Dinner Out - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Lois and Kitty Kenarban (Stevie's mom) are at the table in the restaurant, while Hal and Abe sit at the bar, things on the table change position or disappear and reappear between shots. Same thing happens at Malcolm's table with Reese and Stevie.

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Baby (2) - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When Hal is in the hospital and is trying to get up and leave, he has three straps holding him down. We see him unbuckling the top two, but he leaves the bottom one. In the next shot, the strap is unbuckled.

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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)

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Water Park (1) - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: While Dewey stands on the table, Mrs. White (Bea Arthur) dips her finger in the bowl of chocolate and draws a mustache with it on Dewey. In the following shots the chocolate on Dewey's face differs.

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Stereo Store - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: In the escape scene when Hal runs out the store his boss presses a button to lower the shutters. This causes the pencils to fall out of the cup but in the next shot the pencils are back in the cup and roll off the table into the fan.

Bowling - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: When they are bowling, Malcolm decides to walk up the alley to make a strike. The shot behind him shows him walking into the lane. When the shot switches to the front, he's walking over the line again.

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Funeral - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Julie passes through the kitchen to get Malcolm, Dewey and Egg are in there cleaning the floor they have suds all over the floor, When Julie runs back through after seeing Malcolm in his underwear she slides across the floor, The floor is still completely covered in suds but when she gets up if you look in the background you see the floor with hardly any suds anywhere. She could not have soaked up all the suds when she slid across.

Malcolm vs. Reese - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: When Francis gets pulled over, his window is open and closed between shots.

Reese Cooks - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: During one of Reese's cooking classes, Hal puts some bread into a toaster. It then cuts to a shot of Reese. When it cuts back to Hal, the toast that pops out of the toaster isn't the same shape as the bread he put in.

If Boys Were Girls - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lois and the boys are in the clothing store, Lois piles a bunch of clothes in Reese's arms. The clothes change in his arms from shot to shot.

Funeral - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Lois is in the bath tub soaking after getting upset about the family wanting to go to the funeral. Dewey comes in and ask for juice. When they are on Lois(front view) the suds barely come to the top of her breast. When the show Dewey (side view of Lois) The suds are all the way up to her shoulder.

Zoo - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Tarantula is put on Hal at the zoo, the shot is only of a yellow shirt with the tarantula crawling on it. When the shot changes to where they show the whole Hal, you can easily tell that the tarantula is fake - it is larger than it was and is in a different spot on Hal's shirt.

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Clip Show - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: When the camera switches to the back of the kids there is a woman sitting next to Reese instead of Dewey. (00:02:15)

Funeral - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Lois is packing lunch in the blue cooler her hands go from on the side of the cooler to down by her waist in one frame to the next. No time for her to move it.

The Bots and the Bees - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Malcolm and the Krelboynes are talking and watching Robots after the opening credits. There is a blue schoolbag on the table but after it is gone, but when we see the table again the schoolbag is there again.

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Pearl Harbor - S6-E4

Continuity mistake: Reese had a lot of food in his bowl (when complaining about the low-fat food she has made them eat), then Lois puts food in his suddenly empty bowl. (00:05:25)

Malcolm's Money - S7-E10

Continuity mistake: When Lois goes outside to meet Hal at the clothesline, she leaves the door open. In a few shots during their conversation, the door is closed in the background. (00:06:20)

Krelboyne Picnic - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Malcolm goes into the classroom and gives his teacher a hamburger she eats about half of the burger really quickly but in the next shot of the hamburger there appear to be only a few bites taken.

Sleepover - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When the family is having their picture taken, Hal lowers the woods background, but when Dewey sits down, the beach background is behind him.

Living Will - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: In Season 2: Episode 15, when Francis and a group of people are volunteering at the Lucky Aid, Craig mentions to them that he might've accidentally mailed the marked inventory numbers to his mother. However, in this episode, Craig has never seen or interacted with his mother because his father told him when he was a child that she passed away.

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Red Dress - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Dewey yells for Lois because the bow was put on the present, if you look to the left of Lois, you will see a crewmember kneeling down, handing Lois the red dress, who is holding a bucket of water. He quickly gets out of the camera's view. [This is on the DVD of the first season. Someone said on the audio commentary that after catching it, they deliberately left it in to see if anyone would spot it. It's still a mistake, but that's why it's there.]

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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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Trivia: Even though he plays Reese's younger brother, Frankie Muniz is actually about three months older than Justin Berfield.

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