Malcolm in the Middle

Malcolm in the Middle (2000)

28 mistakes in season 1 - chronological order

(8 votes)

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)

Yoshi

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)

Yoshi

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)

Jeimi

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.

Kuhnaydeein

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.

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.

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.

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).

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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.

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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.]

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.

ACertainShadeofGreen

Red Dress - S1-E2

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

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.

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.

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.

Cybermoose

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.

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.

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.

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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