Malcolm in the Middle

Dinner Out - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: Towards the end when Stevie punches Reese for the first time, his wheelchair swings back and a crew member holds and steadies it.

Reese Comes Home - S6-E1

Plot hole: If Reese had gone AWOL on his mission, he'd be sent to jail upon returning to America, or at least arrested for using false ID to join the army in the first place.

Lois vs. Evil - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: At the end, Malcolm speaks to camera with several children moving in the background. One boy doesn't know where or when to move and he tries to speak to someone off camera. In the end he gives up, shrugs his shoulders and walks off.

Red Dress - S1-E2

Other mistake: Reese is playing a Game Boy without a game in the slot.

Emancipation (2) - S3-E2

Other mistake: In this episode Malcolm's new teacher begins a league table for the Krelboyne class, and since Malcolm shows that he is better than the whole class, the teacher creates a new highest rank for him which he calls "1 to the 11". However mathmatically, "1 to the 11" is still 1, so it seems rather strange that the teacher would go the trouble, and that none of the class would notice this.

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.

Bowling - S2-E20

Visible crew/equipment: After Malcolm gets caught by the pin setter and falls on the pins, when Hal throws his last ball to bowl a 300 game, the camera zooms out and you can see the other cameraman and the dolly on the right side of the screen.

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Kicked Out - S4-E12

Plot hole: Malcolm mentions how his parents would flip if they knew he was still dating his lying girlfriend. But in the episode before (while in the car with Lois, at the end) he mentions how his girlfriend has him guessing what she wants to do. The way he says it, makes it known that he is still dating her. He says it in present tense. Therefore, they already know for sure, from his own mouth.

Flashback - S2-E25

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the episode Reese and Malcolm are teasing Dewey with the ball, after it rolls into the gutter the camera goes back to the three boys. To the left of the screen is the massive lighting equipment for the sunlight. (00:00:10)

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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Robbery - S2-E7

Other mistake: The book Reese is sawing through in the background, while Malcom is talking into the camera, is already cut in half and the saw is not sawing anything. Then they cut to Reese about 7 seconds later as he actually saws the book in half. (00:02:13)

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)

Dirty Magazine - S5-E9

Audio problem: You can hear the new boss speak, but her mouth doesn't move. (00:16:30)

Surgery - S2-E17

Plot hole: There is no way that Malcolm would have been able to write that message on his stomach. He gets found by the nurse and then we see him in a room getting some medicine and then he is in the operating room.

Traffic Ticket - S2-E16

Audio problem: When Craig reveals Lois is innocent, his lip movements do not match the audio as he says: "Lois was right all along." (00:21:00)

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)

Malcolm vs. Reese - S2-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When Reese throws the sheet off the bed a hand can be seen in the bottom right corner. (00:12:40)

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.

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Casino - S2-E5

Other mistake: At the beginning of the episode when they are driving in the car, the door is opened to make room for the camera outside but the opening is visible in shot. (01:49:00)

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Goodbye Kitty - S5-E3

Character mistake: When Otto tells Francis he has to put a horse down, Francis objects saying he's never killed anything bigger than a poodle, and that was an accident. However, in season 4 (episode 11), Francis accidentally killed Otto's pet cow. (00:11:30)

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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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