Malcolm in the Middle
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Malcolm in the Middle

Year:
Duration:
30 min
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
8
Awards:
Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 40 wins & 86 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2000-01-09
Filming Locations: 12334 Cantura Street, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Terry Bradshaw
Terry Bradshaw
Malcolm in the Middle
Evan Matthew Cohen
Evan Matthew Cohen
Malcolm in the Middle
Jane Kaczmarek
Jane Kaczmarek
Malcolm in the Middle
Steve Rankin
Steve Rankin
Malcolm in the Middle
Bryan Cranston
Hal
Justin Berfield
Reese
Erik Per Sullivan
Dewey
Christopher Masterson
Francis
Frankie Muniz
Malcolm
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Trivia
In the original version of the show Otto Mannkusser and his wife are Germans, in the German dubbed version they are Danes.
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In the opening credits, the boxer who inadvertently knocks out the referee is Pedro Cardenas, fighting Willie deWit. He accidentally KO'ed referee Bert Lowes during the 1982 North American Championships in Las Vegas.
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Cloris Leachman (Grandma Ida) and Kenneth Mars (Otto Mannkusser) both use the same German accents they used in Young Frankenstein (1974).
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Goofs
At the end of Lois vs. Evil, 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.
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In the episode when Francis babysits, they clean the house. They realize it is now *too* clean and start blowing dirt out of a vacuum. As the camera backs up, the ceiling disappears, revealing the top of the set.
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In the Pilot, Malcolm and Stevie are in his room. When Stevie is talking you can see the hair and hand of someone coaching him at the bottom left part of the screen.
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Faq
Q
Why was Francis sent to military school?
A
His wrongdoings are only told in flashback and sketchily, but we know that Francis was a troublemaker from a young age: he broke curfew, drank alcohol, smoked and slept with many women. After being caught in bed with a girlfriend, crashing a neighbor's car (which proceeded to catch on fire), and getting four nose rings (Lois warned him he would go to military academy if he got so much as one), he was finally sent away.
Q
Where are Lois' parents from?
A
Lois' parents, Victor Welker and Ida Kenzel, are probably Ukrainian. Ida mentions having been through a "camp", and they later lived in an unnamed city which has a large Ukrainian population in the province of Manitoba, Canada. In Malcolm in the Middle: Ida's Dance (#6.18), Lois and Ida dance in what resembles Ukrainian traditional dress. However, within the same episode, Lois and her mother use the Romanian word "Noroc" when toasting. The Ukrainian phrase for cheers is "Na zdorov'ya! Budmo!" (let's live long!)
Q
What is the family's last name?
A
Wilkerson.The writers original wanted to keep the family's surname a mystery but it was already revealed on the show. The last name of the family has been revealed only twice in the show, in Malcolm in the Middle: Pilot (#1.1), where Francis wears the name tag "Wilkerson" on his school uniform (it can be seen best in the scene where he is talking with his family on the phone). Also, though unaired, it appears in a joke from the original pilot script. In that script, Malcolm was walking to school when a neighborhood kid came running up shouting, "Malcolm, Malcolm, Malcolm. I was talking to my parents last night - I was listening to them talk, and what's your last name?" "Wilkerson, why?" Malcolm replied. "Oh. Who are the Pariahs?" said the other kid. The joke was eventually cut.A special feature on the season 1 DVD stated also that their surname was Wilkerson.A trailer on the UK channel Sky One in early 2006 advised viewers to spend time with The Simpsons and "The Wilkersons," advertising Sunday night new episodes of both series. Another trailer was released to advertise the last episodes, of 24 and Malcolm in the Middle: it claimed "Say Goodbye to the Wilkersons."In Malcolm in the Middle: Graduation (#7.22), when Malcolm is being introduced for his graduation speech, his last name is not heard due to feedback from the microphone. Just before Malcolm gives his graduation speech, Francis drops his employee ID on the ground and it clearly shows his name as "Francis Nolastname", a nod to the fact that the family surname has barely been mentioned.
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Photos from cast
John Balma Terry Bradshaw Carrie 'CeCe' Cline Evan Matthew Cohen Aviva Baumann Jane Kaczmarek Abigail Mavity Shawn Pyfrom