Malcolm in the Middle

Francis Escapes - S1-E7

Question: Malcolm keeps giving Francis the phone number to call his girlfriend but why does he need it to call her?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Baby (1) - S4-E20

Question: Hal and the boys are running back to the car with Reese stuck in the violin case. Which song is playing while Hal can't find the keys?

Tutoring Reese - S2-E19

Question: This question could be for many American TV shows not just this one, but are American schools so strict about cheating on one single test? Because here in Europe if you are caught cheating you will most of the time get an "F" for that test, plus "official warning", and you need like 3 or 4 warnings like that to be kicked out of school. But, I saw on many American TV shows situations when a character cheated once and he was like "they are gonna kick me from school" (one example, Family Matters when Steve helped Edward during the test and he was almost expelled).

Feather

Chosen answer: I work in a student conduct office. Students are not expelled after one academic misconduct incident (there are rare exceptions in higher academia). A first time offense usually results in a "0" grade on the test or assignment in addition to a sanction of a warning or probation. Repeated offenses can lead to being suspended for a period of time and even permanently dismissed. Students often cheat or commit plagiarism because they are struggling in school. The goal is to help students get the help and resources they need. Students who are caught committing a misconduct often tend to panic and believe the worst will happen to them. TV shows tend to exaggerate the circumstances for dramatic or comedic effect.

raywest

Show generally

Question: Who sings the theme tune? I know that it's called 'There Might be Giants' but that's all. Thanks.

Chosen answer: Actually, the band is called They Might Be Giants; the song is called "Boss Of Me."

Xofer

Show generally

Question: What is up with all of the random clips in the intro to the show? Only a select few appear in the show, and they all look like they were recorded using a camcorder which has been held up to a TV screen. Most have nothing to do with the show whatsoever. One involves some Japanese cartoon, another involves some kind of suit closing around someone's head, another shows someone skiing down a ski slope while on fire. Why?

EpicFishFingers

Chosen answer: Wikipedia has a list of all the references from the opening.Since children are more impressionable, they tend to remember certain aspects of different things. The bits you see may indicate the scattered thoughts of youth, and how things can go by in a quick flash, whilst only remembering significant parts (in this case, it seems to be violence-orientated).

Jeimi

Show generally

Question: Is Jamie a boy or a girl? Because I've never seen an episode where it tells you.

Chosen answer: Jamie is a boy, in one of the first episodes after he is born there's a scene where he pees in Hal's face while getting his diaper changed - very unlikely if he were a girl.

Show generally

Question: Does anyone know where the anime image of a man grinning in the opening theme comes from, or whether it was just created for this montage?

Chosen answer: That image is from the anime cartoon "Nazca".

Theresa Sandoval

Show generally

Question: Does anybody know that last name of the family. I have watched almost every episode and I don't think it has ever been mentioned.

Chosen answer: There has been speculation that the last name of Malcolm and his family is "Wilkerson." The name appeared in the title of the pilot script, but Linwood Boomer who wrote the pilot script says the family name has never been disclosed because they didn't want the family to fall into any specific ethnic group. Although on the DVD cover, the episode information refers to them as Wiskerson.

Randy DeShong

Share

Follow

Add something

Share

Follow

Most popular pages

Best movie mistakesBest mistake picturesBest comedy movie quotesMovies with the most mistakesNew this monthSaving Private Ryan mistakesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl mistake pictureThe Big Bang Theory mistakesCube endingCast Away questionsThor: Ragnarok triviaStep Brothers quotesChunhyang plotWill Ferrell movies & TV shows15 biggest mistakes in TitanicCommando mistake video

Mistakes

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.]

More...

Trivia

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

More...

Follow