History Series / MalcolmintheMiddle

6th Jun '16 3:58:07 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Reese joins the Army and meets one of these, who quickly warms up to Reese when he discovers that he literally doesn't have to think anymore. He does absolutely nothing unless he's ordered to (including ''chewing his food'') and follows all orders without question. The Sergeant is ecstatic that he's found the perfect soldier and swaps tips with Lois when she arrives to get him back. The CO shows himself to be a pretty good guy [[CouldSayItBut surreptitiously breaks protocol]] and allows Lois to read classified documents showing where Reese was deployed.

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** Reese joins the Army and meets one of these, who quickly warms up to Reese when he discovers that he literally doesn't have to think anymore. He does absolutely nothing unless he's ordered to (including ''chewing his food'') and follows all orders without question. The Sergeant is ecstatic that he's found the perfect soldier and swaps tips with Lois when she arrives to get him back. The Also subverted; the CO shows himself to be a pretty good guy when he [[CouldSayItBut surreptitiously breaks protocol]] and allows Lois to read classified documents showing where Reese was deployed.
6th Jun '16 3:51:50 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Reese joins the Army and meets one of these, who quickly warms up to Reese when he discovers that he literally doesn't have to think anymore. He does absolutely nothing unless he's ordered to (including ''chewing his food'') and follows all orders without question. The Sergeant is ecstatic that he's found the perfect soldier and swaps tips with Lois when she arrives to get him back.
** And subverted, when the CO [[IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou breaks protocol on the sly]] and allows Lois to read classified documents showing where Reese was deployed.

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** Reese joins the Army and meets one of these, who quickly warms up to Reese when he discovers that he literally doesn't have to think anymore. He does absolutely nothing unless he's ordered to (including ''chewing his food'') and follows all orders without question. The Sergeant is ecstatic that he's found the perfect soldier and swaps tips with Lois when she arrives to get him back.
** And subverted, when the
back. The CO [[IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou shows himself to be a pretty good guy [[CouldSayItBut surreptitiously breaks protocol on the sly]] protocol]] and allows Lois to read classified documents showing where Reese was deployed.
6th Jun '16 3:42:46 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Lois' perfect fantasy in "If Boys Were Girls" starts crumbling on her when the idealized, {{Gender Flip}}ped versions of her boys begin to turn on her, explaining that they don't fear or respect their mother because, as girls, they know how she thinks. Poor Lois tries to force the delusion a few more times before giving up on the possibility of her kids ever being easy to deal with (though at the end, she still hopes Jamie will turn out be a girl).

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* ** Lois' perfect fantasy in "If Boys Were Girls" starts crumbling on her when the idealized, {{Gender Flip}}ped versions of her boys begin to turn on her, explaining that they don't fear or respect their mother because, as girls, they know how she thinks. Poor Lois tries to force the delusion a few more times before giving up on the possibility of her kids ever being easy to deal with (though at the end, she still hopes Jamie will turn out be a girl).
4th Jun '16 5:45:38 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* RawEggsMakeYouStronger: Hal trains for a race-walking competition by drinking a shake mixed with raw eggs, plus raw ground beef and some supplement powder.
* RealityEnsues: Lois' perfect fantasy in "If Boys Were Girls" starts crumbling on her when the idealized, {{Gender Flip}}ped versions of her boys begin to turn on her, explaining that they don't fear or respect their mother because, as girls, they know how she thinks. Poor Lois tries to force the delusion a few more times before giving up on the possibility of her kids ever being easy to deal with (though at the end, she still hopes Jamie will turn out be a girl).

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* RawEggsMakeYouStronger: Hal trains for a race-walking competition by drinking a shake mixed with raw eggs, plus raw ground beef and some supplement powder.
powder. He prepares and consumes the concoction on-camera, in a single take.
* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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Lois' perfect fantasy in "If Boys Were Girls" starts crumbling on her when the idealized, {{Gender Flip}}ped versions of her boys begin to turn on her, explaining that they don't fear or respect their mother because, as girls, they know how she thinks. Poor Lois tries to force the delusion a few more times before giving up on the possibility of her kids ever being easy to deal with (though at the end, she still hopes Jamie will turn out be a girl).
8th May '16 4:20:19 AM eroock
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->''[[LifeIsntFair Life is unfair]].''
-->--'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'''

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->''[[LifeIsntFair ->''"[[LifeIsntFair Life is unfair]].''
-->--'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'''
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-->-- '''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'''
25th Apr '16 4:50:20 PM Edgar81539
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** When the boys build a catapult ("Halloween Aproximately") they throw a very full diaper... we only see their reactions, but it seems to be so ugly they agree to [[TakeOurWordForIt not throw one of those again]].
14th Apr '16 10:23:34 PM happyemil
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* IncestSubtext: Reese unknowingly falls for Lois' high school self, reading her former diary.

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* IncestSubtext: IncestSubtext:
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Reese unknowingly falls for Lois' high school self, reading her former diary.diary.
** In one episode, Malcolm contracts mono (a.k.a. "the kissing disease") from Lois, albeit from Lois licking her finger to innocently clean something off of Malcolm's face (unfortunately, not to the knowledge of anyone outside the family.)
-->'''Reese (at the computer):''' ''I can't wait until everyone at school finds out you got the kissing disease from mom, which will happen right about (Reese clicks a button on the computer's mouse) now.''
1st Apr '16 7:43:21 PM CLDavi
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* YouAreGrounded: Regularly. Nearly every season has at least one reference towards getting grounded. It is not uncommon for most episodes of this series to refer to the grounding four-to-six times in a single episode.
24th Mar '16 2:59:11 PM yaosaysobjection
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** Lois's only methods of parenting involve punishment and belittlement, with a side of FinancialAbuse. When Dewey was scared of letting go of the rope swing into the lake while the family was on vacation, Lois just [[KickTheDog threw rocks at him]] in order to get him to come down to dinner -- and that's not even getting into some of the stories Francis tells. Of her bad relationship with Francis, she claims "he started it", because of a time he misbehaved when he was a ''baby''. It should be no surprise that his first words to her were "You shut up!"

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** Lois's only methods of parenting involve punishment and belittlement, with a side of FinancialAbuse. When Dewey was scared of letting go of the rope swing into the lake while the family was on vacation, Lois just [[KickTheDog threw rocks at him]] in order to get him to come down to dinner -- and that's not even getting into some of the stories Francis tells. Of her bad relationship with Francis, she claims "he started it", because of a time he misbehaved ignored her when he was a ''baby''.newborn. It should be no surprise that his first words to her were "You shut up!"
19th Mar '16 2:16:27 AM KOman
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** Several plots and gags run with a character (generally Malcolm, Lois or Dewey) performing otherwise questionable actions because they know how the people around them will react.
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