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Malcolm in the Middle

In the words of They Might Be Giants' rollicking Grammy-winning theme song, "life is unfair." The inventive and wholly original sitcom Malcolm in the Middle has been honored with a Peabody Award and Emmys for directing and writing, but if life was fair, it would have earned an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, not to mention statuettes for its pitch-perfect cast. With his perpetual "yes, me worry" expression, Frankie Muniz instantly earns audience empathy as Malcolm, whose chances for a normal life are thwarted not only by his genius IQ, but also by his outrageously dysfunctional family: Lois, his obsessive, control-freak mother; Hal, his loving but ineffectual father; Francis, his eldest brother waging his own private war at military school; middle brother Reese, a delinquent savant; and Dewey, the put-upon youngest. As Malcolm observes at one point, "This family may be rude, loud and gross, and have no shame whatsoever, but with them you know where you stand."

Show Info

Network: United States FOX (2000 - 2006)
Schedule: Sundays at 19:30 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy
Episodes ordered: 22 episodes
Created by: Linwood Boomer

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Episode 7x22; May 14, 2006

Malcolm and his folks realize his scholarships will still leave them five-thousand dollars short for his Harvard tuition. Hal promises he'll find the extra money somehow.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
7x22: GraduationMay 14, 2006
7x21: MorpApr 23, 2006
7x20: Cattle CourtApr 16, 2006
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Recent discussions

kyrat posted a year ago

Lois's refusal to accept reality because it doesn't fit her belief is so prescient by about 21 years   today's tendency to dispute and call reality "false news" / refuse to accept direct evidence of crimes.

Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Малкълм (Bulgaria Bulgaria)
  • Már megint Malcolm (Hungary Hungary)
  • Malcolm mittendrin (Switzerland Switzerland)
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