Malcolm in the Middle

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Kicked Out - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: Malcolm's seat belt changes from on to off the first scene with him and his mom in the car. When it's a shot from the front it's on, but when it's a shot from the side (from the driver's/mom side) you can see that the part of the seat belt that's going across is now behind Malcolm, instead of on him like it was a second ago. This changes back and forth.

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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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Forwards Backwards - S4-E5

Deliberate mistake: When Malcom scares Reese with the horn while Reese is in the shower, Reese falls and we get a glimpse of the shorts he is wearing. Shorts in the shower?

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Suggested correction: Yes, but only so Frankie, Jane, Bryan, Erik, etc. don't see his business.

Francis Escapes - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lois finds out about Francis escaping, there are three orange mugs hanging from a rack by the phone. When Lois reaches for the phone to call the police, she makes the middle one start swinging. She and Hal sit down, and the end mug has moved from the rack into a box on the kitchen counter. Also, the mugs are hanging still. Towards the end of the scene, the "fallen" mug is back on the rack, and the middle mug is swinging again.

Baby (2) - S4-E21

Plot hole: When Jamie is delivered, he's completely clean. Francis's hands are clean too...

Clip Show #2 - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When Lois and Hal work to draw up their will and then argue about Francis, Lois' hair changes repeatedly when the camera angles continually change.

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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).

Experiment - S5-E18

Revealing mistake: In the first scene, Lois is feeding Jamie while talking to Dewey. In the next clip, it changes to just a prop baby doll toy with a beanie covering a majority of his face. (00:04:25)

Clip Show #2 - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: This mistake happens in the scene where Dewey bumps his head. In one shot, Lois puts her hand on Dewey's shoulder, and in the next shot, her hand is on his chest.

Reese Cooks - S2-E18

Audio problem: When the girl Krelboyne is talking loudly, you can see her mouth barely matches anything she's saying.

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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Forwards Backwards - S4-E5

Factual error: The supposed "Amazing Spider-Man 14" that is featured is actually a copy of "Amazing Spider-Man 351". Craig calls it a 1993 reprint of 14, yet 351 is actually from 1991.

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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Funeral - S1-E11

Plot hole: In this episode Dewey tells Francis that their aunt died from a cat eating her face (or something involving a cat mutilating her face) and we find out this is how she really did die. But then why would it be an open-casket if her face was destroyed?

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Suggested correction: Morticians can do fantastic work - this is very common.

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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