History Series / MalcolmintheMiddle

4th Jan '18 1:53:56 PM SirVancelot131
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** In one episode, Malcolm is taken to the hospital to treat a serious head injury; the hospital is already familiar with Malcolm and all his brothers, as they have a history with getting head injuries.

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** In one episode, Malcolm is taken to the hospital to treat a serious head injury; the hospital is already familiar with Malcolm and all his brothers, and are not pleased to see them, as they have a history with getting head their idiotic injuries.
22nd Dec '17 12:41:12 PM Malady
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** One of the T-shirts Francis's friend Richie wears is a RobZombie T-shirt that has the cover from his Hellbilly Deluxe album.

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** One of the T-shirts Francis's friend Richie wears is a RobZombie Music/RobZombie T-shirt that has the cover from his Hellbilly Deluxe album.
28th Sep '17 3:18:59 AM ApeAccount
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* POVCam: In "Cheerleader" we get to see what the world looks like through Dewey's eyes. Apparently, when Lois says, "No, they're too expensive," he hears, "ask me again in four seconds."
26th Sep '17 3:00:16 AM ApeAccount
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Reese is advising Dewey on how to make fun of a girl who's been harassing him:

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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Reese is advising Dewey on how to make fun of a girl who's been harassing him:


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** Lois was talking with Malcolm's teacher about their lives:
-->'''Caroline:''' All I come home to at night are three howling cats and...Bob.
-->'''Lois:''' Who's Bob?
-->'''Caroline:''' My showerhead.
25th Sep '17 7:55:22 AM ApeAccount
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* MistakenForGay: Francis gets assigned to be the honour guard for a beauty pageant (and takes great delight in being surrounded by beautiful women). The contestants reasons he must be gay because he loves the theatre, is good at decorating and is obsessed with his mother.
31st Aug '17 10:07:08 PM annette12
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating:
** The entire family tends to be this to their entire neighborhood at different points in the series. The fact that everyone throws a block party while they are on vacation should be a definite clue.
** When Lois is stuck on bed rest, it is revealed the neighborhood actually likes Hal, but like Hal's family, none of them like Lois, even trying to involve Hal in a new relationship.
** Grandma Ida is this to the family, with Reese being the only exception in her first and last appearances.
27th Aug '17 4:08:24 PM nombretomado
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** One of the cadets plays the theme to ''ThreesCompany'' on glasses of water.

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** One of the cadets plays the theme to ''ThreesCompany'' ''Series/ThreesCompany'' on glasses of water.
20th Aug '17 6:03:33 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* JuryDuty: One episode had Lois being stuck in this for a case involving a stolen motorcycle. When everyone but her doesn't ''care'' about if the guy took it or not, and just wants to leave, she keeps changing her decision (all members have to agree on a decision) until they GIVE A DAMN, but she winds up excusing herself because issues with Francis are clouding her judgment.

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* JuryDuty: One episode had Lois being stuck in this for a case involving a stolen motorcycle. teenager taking a police officer's motorcycle for a joyride. When everyone but her doesn't ''care'' about if the guy kid took it or not, and just wants to leave, she keeps changing her decision (all members have to agree on a decision) until they GIVE A DAMN, but she winds up excusing herself because issues with Francis are clouding her judgment.
14th Aug '17 8:15:42 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Played straighter when Malcolm discovers a gun in one girl's purse. He takes it upon himself to destroy it instead of going straight to an adult, and in spite of having a incredibly wealth of knowledge about how stuff works, he doesn't think to ''unload'' the thing first. After he discharges it and the authorities are called, one cop hangs a lampshade on the situation:

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** Played straighter when Malcolm discovers a gun in one girl's purse. He takes it upon himself to destroy it instead of going straight to an adult, and in spite of having a incredibly an incredible wealth of knowledge about how stuff works, he doesn't think to ''unload'' the thing first. After he discharges it and the authorities are called, one cop hangs a lampshade on the situation:
12th Aug '17 2:00:21 PM ShorinBJ
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* IAteWhat: Done as part of a BriarPatching stunt. Malcolm is shown making the world's most disgusting sandwich, taking crud from the fridge, from the sink drain, from under the couch, and so on, putting it all between two slices of bread. He sits down to eat it... whereupon Reese immediately swoops in to steal it, and takes a bite before he realizes he's been had.

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* IAteWhat: Done as part of a BriarPatching stunt. Malcolm is shown making the world's most disgusting sandwich, taking crud from the fridge, from the sink drain, from under the couch, and so on, putting it all between two slices of bread. He sits down to eat it... whereupon Reese immediately swoops in to steal it, and takes a bite before he realizes he's been had. And this apparently isn't the first time he's fallen for it.



* IdenticalGrandson: A ChristmasEpisode has a photo of Francis' grandfather as a young man, and he looks exactly like Francis. Except that he has humongous eyebrows, which Francis hope isn't genetic.
* IgnoredEpiphany: In "Chad's Sleepover," Reese and Malcolm talk to try and figure out why they are so unlikes by their schoolmates, and realize that they push people away because they are both scared of being rejected. Then Reese decides to believe that their peers are jealous of them, which Malcolm agrees with.

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* IdenticalGrandson: A ChristmasEpisode has a photo of Francis' grandfather as a young man, and he looks exactly like Francis. Except that he has humongous eyebrows, which Francis hope hopes isn't genetic.
* IgnoredEpiphany: In "Chad's Sleepover," Reese and Malcolm talk to try and figure out why they are so unlikes disliked by their schoolmates, and realize that they push people away because they are both scared of being rejected. Then Reese decides to believe that their peers are jealous of them, which Malcolm agrees with.



-->'''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.''

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-->'''Reese (at the computer):''' ''I can't wait until everyone at school finds out you got the kissing disease from mom, Mom, which will happen right about (Reese clicks a button on the computer's mouse) now.''



* InterClassRomance: Hal comes from a very rich family that openly hate Lois.

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* InterClassRomance: Hal comes from a very rich family that openly hate hates Lois.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Lois is a particularly disturbing example of this. To specify after giving birth to Francies due to post pregnancy complications she was forced to stay at the hospital while Hal took him home. When she returned the next day she found that Francies wasn’t miserable without her she preceded to spend the next year torturing him as revenge to the point where his first words were no you shut up.
** The entire family is this in respect to Malcolm as their relationship is incredibly [[MoralMyopia hypocritical]]. For example they have no problem excluding Malcolm from family activities yet Reese actually got into a fight with Steve because he felt that he was prioritizing him over his family. It is perfectly alright for Reese to steel Malcolms girlfriend but when Malcolm does it to Reese he is constantly reminded of what a horrible person he is and he pretty much killed his brother.
* IWasBornReady: The group attends Hal's family reunion and Hal's family is mean to Lois the whole time. After they trick her into missing the group picture, the boys run over the dinner table with a golf cart and drives it into the swimming pool. Before they start, Reese asks Dewey if he's ready and Dewey responds with "I was born ready."

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Lois is a particularly disturbing example of this. To specify after giving birth to Francies Francis due to post pregnancy post-pregnancy complications she was forced to stay at the hospital while Hal took him home. When she returned the next day she and found that Francies Francis wasn’t miserable without her her, she preceded to spend the next year torturing him as revenge to the point where his first words were no you shut up.
** The entire family is this in respect to Malcolm as their relationship is incredibly [[MoralMyopia hypocritical]]. For example they have no problem excluding Malcolm from family activities yet Reese actually got into a fight with Steve because he felt that he was prioritizing him over his family. It is perfectly alright all right for Reese to steel Malcolms Malcolm's girlfriend but when Malcolm does it to Reese he is constantly reminded of what a horrible person he is and he pretty much killed his brother.
* IWasBornReady: The group attends Hal's family reunion and Hal's family is mean to Lois the whole time. After they trick her into missing the group picture, the boys run over the dinner table with a golf cart and drives drive it into the swimming pool. Before they start, Reese asks Dewey if he's ready and Dewey responds with "I was born ready."



*** In "Red Dress", she tortured the boys just to find out who burnt her red dress from her wedding anniversary. By the time she forces them to hear the song "Nice is Good, Mean is Bad", you can tell that she's gone too far.
*** In "Lois Strikes Back", when she [[DisproportionateRetribution tied Malcolm to her car]], just for trying to talk her out of [[KickTheSonOfABitch pulling cruel pranks to the girls]] that psychologically ruined [[JerkassWoobie Reese]].
*** In the series finale, Lois, along with Hal, force Malcolm to work extremely hard in college to help him understand about financial struggles. To elaborate: [[spoiler: As soon as Malcolm finishes High School, he is offered a six figure job working for a computer company. However, Hal and Lois refuse to let him take it, saying they have other plans for him. When he calls them out later on this, they reveal that they intend for him to work as a janitor while going through law school, to work his way up to become District Attorney, win a place on the senate, and then become President of the United States, while at the same time knowing that despite all of this, he will never be respected for any of it. While they're doing it because they believe Malcolm will be able to use his experience of being poor to help those like them when he becomes president, it says something about his family that they find manipulating Malcolm for decades and screwing him over every chance they get to be ''easier'', than displaying any sort of personal fiscal responsibility.]]

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*** In "Red Dress", she tortured the boys just to find out who burnt her red dress from for her wedding anniversary. anniversary.[[note]]It was Hal.[[/note]] By the time she forces them to hear the song "Nice is Good, Mean is Bad", you can tell that she's gone too far.
*** In "Lois Strikes Back", when she [[DisproportionateRetribution tied Malcolm to her car]], just for trying to talk her out of [[KickTheSonOfABitch pulling cruel pranks to on the girls]] that psychologically ruined [[JerkassWoobie Reese]].
*** In the series finale, Lois, along with Hal, force Malcolm to work extremely hard in college to help him understand about financial struggles. To elaborate: [[spoiler: As soon as Malcolm finishes High School, high school, he is offered a six figure job working for a computer company. However, Hal and Lois refuse to let him take it, saying they have other plans for him. When he calls them out later on this, they reveal that they intend for him to work as a janitor while going through law school, to work his way up to become District Attorney, district attorney, win a place on the senate, Senate, and then become President of the United States, while at the same time knowing that despite all of this, he will never be respected for any of it. While they're doing it because they believe Malcolm will be able to use his experience of being poor to help those like them when he becomes president, it says something about his family that they find manipulating Malcolm for decades and screwing him over every chance they get to be ''easier'', than displaying any sort of personal fiscal responsibility.]]



** Heck, Reese (who actually becomes less of a jerk in time), Malcolm (who becomes almost as much of a jerk as Reese) and Dewey too. One of their worst Jerkass moments has to be when they [[spoiler:trick Lois into believing she had cancer, just so they put wouldn't be in trouble for getting bad grades.]]

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** Heck, Reese (who actually becomes less of a jerk in time), Malcolm (who becomes almost as much of a jerk as Reese) and Dewey too. One of their worst Jerkass moments has to be when they [[spoiler:trick Lois into believing she had cancer, just so they put wouldn't be in trouble for getting bad grades.]]
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