Malcolm in the Middle

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?

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

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

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.

Super Grover Premium member

Show generally

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

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.

sdgirl98

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.

Malcolm in the Middle mistake picture

Casino - S2-E5

Visible crew/equipment: Towards the end, right after they watch the house blow up, you can see a hand holding a black object popping up from the right side of the screen. This happens right before Malcolm says, "Pretty sure".

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.

Halloween Approximately - S2-E2

Other mistake: In the scene where boys are loading eggs into their slingshots, one of the eggs misses and falls on the roof, but doesn't break. A real egg would have broken.

Cliques - S3-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When Hal rebuilds the track of dominoes, he walks out and slams the the door. This starts the dominoes falling. When it comes up to a shot of the American flag in dominoes, if you look closely to the left of the screen you can see a hand pushing it over.

Professor Lazarus

Home Alone 4 - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the boys come out of the front door of the house to load into the van to go to the hospital the camera crew reflection is seen on the large picture window beside the front door.

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.

sdgirl98

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)

Reese Cooks - S2-E18

Visible crew/equipment: When Eric comes in to check on Francis, some crew members can be seen on the far left side of the screen. (00:13:45)

Lois' Sister - S5-E13

Revealing mistake: When Lois confronts Susan about not telling her about Susan's kidney disease, Susan is telling Jamie how cute he looks in his sailor outfit. When the camera is moved to a different angle, it becomes very obvious that "Jamie" is just a prop baby doll. (00:11:10)

Stupid Girl - S4-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Hal is driving the steamroller at night alone in the car park - just before Dewey shows up - in the first shot there is a crewmen standing smiling in shorts to the side of the roller who then slowly walks out of view.

Water Park (1) - S1-E16

Visible crew/equipment: After the theme song ends it starts with Lois just finishing shaving Hal's back. Off to the side you can see the crew kneeling down.

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.

More quotes from Malcolm in the Middle

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

Cubs Fan
More trivia for Malcolm in the Middle

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.