History Series / MalcolmintheMiddle

28th Nov '16 7:59:38 PM Avenuewriter
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** And in another episode Lois learns that Dewey has been spending time with another mother. It is played out like he's cheating on her.
--> '''Lois:''' Do you love her?
-->'''Dewey:''' Don't be silly, it's just snacks.
11th Nov '16 4:07:00 PM DerJermeister
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* ArtifactTitle: Somehow both played straight, as said above, and inverted - Malcolm stopped being 'in the middle' of the show around the time the family's fifth baby was born, thus making Malcolm the ''actual'' middle child.

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* ArtifactTitle: Somehow both played straight, as said above, and inverted - Malcolm stopped being 'in the middle' of the show around the time the family's fifth baby was born, thus making Malcolm the ''actual'' middle child. There's also an episode titled "Home Alone 4," which would become an actual direct-to-DVD film.
26th Oct '16 9:15:50 PM Nicoaln
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*** In general, Stevie is almost never shown as being bullied - even in the first episode when he is hit by accident, the bully is ''mortified'' that he did it. Everyone subconsciously admits that bullying Stevie is wrong.
*** Francis himself enjoys undermining Lois's authority, but the episode "Carnival" has him comply with the two's request for where the boys would be the second he finds out Stevie is with them.
22nd Oct '16 6:06:28 PM Levviathan6
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* RecklessGunUsage: PlayedForLaughs in "Goodbye Kitty". Otto and Francis wield shotguns with no regard for safety, closing their eyes while aiming the weapons, with their fingers resting on the triggers. The guns end up accidentally pointed at each other, with both men counting down to shoot with their fingers on still on the triggers, all without opening their eyes.
6th Oct '16 9:24:55 PM jormis29
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''Malcolm'' had the advantage of being shot film-style rather than in front of a studio audience, and the added freedom allowed it to achieve a tighter pacing and surreal tone more reminiscent of an animated cartoon (although, at the worst, could also create a frantic, confused mess). ''Malcolm'' also was notable for not using a LaughTrack or StudioAudience, it along with other sitcoms like ''TheBernieMacShow'', ''Scrubs'', and ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' led to the single-camera, no-laugh-track sitcom becoming a very popular trend and is considered by some to be the TropeCodifier.

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''Malcolm'' had the advantage of being shot film-style rather than in front of a studio audience, and the added freedom allowed it to achieve a tighter pacing and surreal tone more reminiscent of an animated cartoon (although, at the worst, could also create a frantic, confused mess). ''Malcolm'' also was notable for not using a LaughTrack or StudioAudience, it along with other sitcoms like ''TheBernieMacShow'', ''Scrubs'', ''Series/TheBernieMacShow'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', and ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' led to the single-camera, no-laugh-track sitcom becoming a very popular trend and is considered by some to be the TropeCodifier.
6th Oct '16 8:33:54 PM nombretomado
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''Malcolm'' had the advantage of being shot film-style rather than in front of a studio audience, and the added freedom allowed it to achieve a tighter pacing and surreal tone more reminiscent of an animated cartoon (although, at the worst, could also create a frantic, confused mess). ''Malcolm'' also was notable for not using a LaughTrack or StudioAudience, it along with other sitcoms like ''TheBernieMacShow'', ''Scrubs'', and ''EverybodyHatesChris'' led to the single-camera, no-laugh-track sitcom becoming a very popular trend and is considered by some to be the TropeCodifier.

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''Malcolm'' had the advantage of being shot film-style rather than in front of a studio audience, and the added freedom allowed it to achieve a tighter pacing and surreal tone more reminiscent of an animated cartoon (although, at the worst, could also create a frantic, confused mess). ''Malcolm'' also was notable for not using a LaughTrack or StudioAudience, it along with other sitcoms like ''TheBernieMacShow'', ''Scrubs'', and ''EverybodyHatesChris'' ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' led to the single-camera, no-laugh-track sitcom becoming a very popular trend and is considered by some to be the TropeCodifier.
3rd Oct '16 12:29:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* EveryoneKnowsMorse: In a season 2 episode the family are playing [[{{Risk}} March and Conquer]] without Malcolm (as Malcolm is in the hospital with appendicitis). Lois finds out Hal and the boys where ganging up on her when Hal accidentally taps Morse Code into her foot.

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* EveryoneKnowsMorse: In a season 2 episode the family are playing [[{{Risk}} [[TabletopGame/{{Risk}} March and Conquer]] without Malcolm (as Malcolm is in the hospital with appendicitis). Lois finds out Hal and the boys where ganging up on her when Hal accidentally taps Morse Code into her foot.
2nd Oct '16 10:52:56 PM Noraneko
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* HappilyMarried: Despite the fact that he tends to be a HenpeckedHusband and she a control freak, Hal and Lois are this, genuinely supporting, loving, and respecting each other. Notably, in a media world that often sends up parents living in dead bedrooms, they're shown to openly have an ([[DistractedByTheSexy extremely]]) active sex life.
** The series finale shows that Francis remains this way with Piama.
12th Sep '16 2:03:39 PM TropesForever
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy For the record]], [[CringeComedy that's how you'll be watching most of the episodes.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy For [[caption-width-right:350:For the record]], record, [[CringeComedy that's how you'll be watching most of the episodes.]]]]
5th Sep '16 1:30:54 PM BlindJustice-2515
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** Whatever destructive scheme Reese did to earn a police officer's hate in "Christmas Trees," involving him going to a dog show with a (likely stolen) spear gun.
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