Malcolm in the Middle

Malcolm in the Middle (2000)

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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."

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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?

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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).

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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.

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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

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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

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