Malcolm in the Middle
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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.]

Family Reunion - S4-E3

Plot hole: Hal says that his father was never there when he got dumped. But in episode 7, "Francis Escapes" Hal tells Francis he's never been dumped.

Home Alone 4 - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: While Malcolm, Reese, Dewey, and Francis are deliberately making their house messy, you can see right above their ceiling a bright light shining down and a black background. It shows that they film their interior of their house on a set.

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)

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Red Dress - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lois is yelling at the boys for playing with fire, the location of the green scissors on the table keeps changing between shots.

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Bride of Ida - S7-E11

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the grandma is talking at the table with Reese and Malcolm, notice the bottle on the table next the the grandma, between takes the cork from the bottle goes from being on top of the bottle to next to the bottle, it changes in almost every different shot.

Buseys Run Away - S6-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Hal is walking the stroller with Jamie inside at the park and Hal approaches the Body Builders, the full body of a camera-man and the camera he's filming with is ridiculously visible on the right side of the screen in a wide-shot.

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Flashback - S2-E25

Visible crew/equipment: When Lois goes into labour with Malcolm, she runs outside taking Francis and Reese with her. When Francis says, "You're a liar, you're a liar," watch the back window of the car and you will see the camera and camera operator's reflection in the window.

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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.

Malcolm Babysits - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Malcolm is trying to get the TV back to the channel he was watching, he picks up a big remote and finds the channel which the video camera feed is on, but the remote he is holding on the TV is a smaller one. It then cuts back to Malcolm who is moving his hand away from the remote he just put down and it's the bigger one again.

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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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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)

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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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Pearl Harbor - S6-E4

Continuity mistake: Lois and Jessica enter the house after coming back from going to a musical. As Lois comes through the door her purse slips off her shoulder and she catches it around her elbow. In the next shot a second later, the purse is back up on her shoulder. (00:16:00)

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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.

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.

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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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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.

Traffic Jam (2) - S2-E1

Audio problem: Near the end when the family have got back in the car Malcolm says something like "who would have thought a traffic jam could be so cool, we should do this again". Near the end of the sentence we can see Malcolm's mouth and it isn't moving.

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.

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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.

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.

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 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).

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Bowling - S2-E20

Factual error: It would be impossible for Malcolm to fall on the pins because the pinsetter is above them.

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.

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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".

Red Dress - S1-E2

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

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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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.

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.

Company Picnic (2) - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: When Lois fights with the woman in the mud puddle, the tug of war rope is seen dropped on the ground, and then tense again. This alternates between close and far shots.

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Halloween Approximately - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Francis walks into the boy's room the calendar says September 2000. In the next shot it changes to October 2000. After that Reece says "No, it really is the 31st" he flips up the September page of the calendar to October. (00:06:15 - 00:07:15)

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Long Drive - S4-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When Lois is yelling at the boys there is a camera visible on the left side of the frame. (00:01:40)

Bowling - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: In the bowling alley, the design above the pins is blue and pink pins. While in the back of the bowling alley, above the pins is a different design.

Bowling - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: In the side of the story when Lois takes the boys, Malcolm has some kiddy bumpers put in to help him bowl. In the next scene when Reese is about to tell Beth the joke, you can see the lane which Malcolm was just at but there are no bumpers in the gutters. Then later when Malcolm stands up to Lois they are back in the gutters.

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Carnival - S2-E23

Other mistake: Malcolm, Reese, Dewey and Stevie attempt to get on the Chamber of Horrors ride but are told it is closed and sent away. The next time we come back to them they are riding the ride.

Lois Battles Jamie - S6-E8

Other mistake: When Reese lights the fuse for the fireworks, Malcolm says the fuse is timed for 20 seconds. When the diving board collapses on Reese, it is around 30 seconds after the fuse is lit before the fireworks start.

Book Club - S3-E3

Factual error: It's very very unlikely that police would chase all those women through town (even take helicopters to arrest them) just for making noise on someone's property for couple of minutes.

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