History YMMV / MalcolmInTheMiddle

15th Mar '18 6:17:52 PM Whipsmart
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** Pre-''Series/BreakingBad'' Bryan Cranston.

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** Pre-''Series/BreakingBad'' Bryan Cranston.Creator/BryanCranston.


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** Remember Dewey's friend Egg from ''Funeral''? He went on to become [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Nemo]].
7th Mar '18 6:15:08 PM Premonition45
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** In the finale, Malcolm's parents strong-arm him into turning down a six-figure job right out of high school, forcing him to work through college (since they blew a $10,000 college grant that was meant for him), so he'll appreciate the value of hard work. A couple of years after the finale, the economy tanked and not only did college become more expensive that's only affordable with loans that take years to pay off and good paying jobs hard to get, but many recent grads often find themselves working in low-paying jobs despite having a degree; so Hal and Lois' actions look incredibly stupid and selfish; parents today would be overjoyed not having to worry about putting their kid through college.

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** In the finale, Malcolm's parents strong-arm him into turning down a six-figure job right out of high school, forcing him to work through college (since they blew a $10,000 college grant that was meant for him), so he'll appreciate the value of hard work. A couple of years after the finale, the economy tanked and not only did college become more expensive that's only affordable with loans that take years to pay off and good paying jobs hard to get, but many recent grads often find themselves working in low-paying jobs despite having a degree; degree, so Hal and Lois' actions look incredibly stupid and selfish; parents selfish. Parents today would be overjoyed not having to worry about putting their kid through college.
19th Feb '18 3:13:42 PM Gammaween10
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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Many episodes such have Lois being the KryptoniteFactor for Malcolm. Bowling for example literally showed how drastically his abilities drop when she around. Even thatís not the case he often does stupid things because of her presence. So was the final actually meant to be a happy ending? Or LaserGuidedKarma for Lois whose plan guarantee that Malcolm fails in this endeavor?

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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Many episodes such have Lois being the KryptoniteFactor for Malcolm. Bowling for example literally showed how drastically his abilities drop when she she's around. Even thatís not the case he often does stupid things because of her presence. So was the final actually meant to be a happy ending? Or LaserGuidedKarma for Lois whose plan guarantee that Malcolm fails in this endeavor?



** Was Francise really an EnfantTerrible or was it the result of MustHaveCaffeine do the the fact that Lois kept feeding him chocolate every five seconds. Just like Reese gave Jaime 3-4 cans of Kapow soda every day, causing him to go berserk.

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** Was Francise Francis really an EnfantTerrible or was it the result of MustHaveCaffeine do the the fact that Lois kept feeding him chocolate every five seconds. Just like Reese gave Jaime Jamie 3-4 cans of Kapow soda every day, causing him to go berserk.



** One has to wonder if ''Series/BreakingBad'' show creator Vince Gilligan looked to this show for inspiration, as this show has a lot of scenes and episode premises that become hilarious and/or eerie once you learn that the Bryan Cranston who plays BumblingDad Hal is the same one who plays morally gray, cancer-stricken chemistry teacher-turned-meth dealer, Walter White:

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** One has to wonder if ''Series/BreakingBad'' show creator Vince Gilligan looked to this show for inspiration, as this show has a lot of scenes and episode premises that become hilarious and/or eerie once you learn that the Bryan Cranston Creator/BryanCranston who plays BumblingDad Hal is the same one who plays morally gray, cancer-stricken chemistry teacher-turned-meth dealer, Walter White:



*** (mixed with WhatCouldHaveBeen): Aaron Paul (the actor best known on ''Breaking Bad'' as Jesse Pinkman) auditioned to play Francis (the older brother who was sent to military school), but lost out to Christopher Masterson (brother of Danny Masterson, who played Hyde on ''That 70s Show''). If Aaron Paul did get the role of Francis, ''Breaking Bad'' could have been mistaken for a DarkerAndEdgier ''Malcolm in the Middle'' spin-off.

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*** (mixed with WhatCouldHaveBeen): Aaron Paul (the actor best known on ''Breaking Bad'' as Jesse Pinkman) auditioned to play Francis (the older brother who was sent to military school), but lost out to Christopher Masterson (brother of Danny Masterson, who played Hyde on ''That 70s Show'').''Series/That70sShow''). If Aaron Paul did get the role of Francis, ''Breaking Bad'' could have been mistaken for a DarkerAndEdgier ''Malcolm in the Middle'' spin-off.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The reveal of how Lois and Fracis antagonist relationship makes this as it basically stated that she is such a ControlFreak that she tortured her child for the first two years of his life because he wasnít miserable outside of her prescience.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The reveal of how Lois and Fracis Francis' antagonist relationship makes this as it basically stated that she is such a ControlFreak that she tortured her child for the first two years of his life because he wasnít miserable outside of her prescience.
8th Feb '18 10:24:08 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Many episodes such have Lois being the KryptoniteFactor for Malcolm. Bowling for example literally showed how drastically his abilities drop when she around. Even thatís not the case he often does stupid things because of her presence. So was the final actually meant to be a happy ending? Or LaserGuidedKarma for Lois whose plan guarantee that Malcolm fails in this endeavor

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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Many episodes such have Lois being the KryptoniteFactor for Malcolm. Bowling for example literally showed how drastically his abilities drop when she around. Even thatís not the case he often does stupid things because of her presence. So was the final actually meant to be a happy ending? Or LaserGuidedKarma for Lois whose plan guarantee that Malcolm fails in this endeavorendeavor?
5th Feb '18 11:20:17 PM Premonition45
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** In the finale, Malcolm's parents strong-arm him into turning down a six-figure job right out of high school, forcing him to work through college (since they blew a $10,000 college grant that was meant for him), so he'll appreciate the value of hard work. A couple of years after the finale, the economy tanked and not only did college become more expensive that's only affordable with loans that take years to pay off and good paying jobs hard to get, but many recent grads often find themselves working in low-paying jobs despite having a degree; so Hal and Lois' action look incredibly stupid and selfish; parents today would be overjoyed not having to worry about putting their kid through college.

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** In the finale, Malcolm's parents strong-arm him into turning down a six-figure job right out of high school, forcing him to work through college (since they blew a $10,000 college grant that was meant for him), so he'll appreciate the value of hard work. A couple of years after the finale, the economy tanked and not only did college become more expensive that's only affordable with loans that take years to pay off and good paying jobs hard to get, but many recent grads often find themselves working in low-paying jobs despite having a degree; so Hal and Lois' action actions look incredibly stupid and selfish; parents today would be overjoyed not having to worry about putting their kid through college.
16th Dec '17 2:43:08 PM nombretomado
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** EmmaStone appears in one episode.
** JennetteMcCurdy (Sam on ''Series/ICarly'' and ''Series/SamAndCat'') appears in two episodes as different characters

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** EmmaStone Creator/EmmaStone appears in one episode.
** JennetteMcCurdy Creator/JennetteMcCurdy (Sam on ''Series/ICarly'' and ''Series/SamAndCat'') appears in two episodes as different characters
4th Dec '17 5:25:24 PM rjd1922
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** Cameron Monaghan, well-known for playing Ian Gallagher on [[Series/ShamelessUS Shameless]], appears here in an early role as one of Dewey's "disturbed" classmates. Coincidentally, Emy Coligado would go on to appear in Shameless for an episode as a social worker.

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** Cameron Monaghan, well-known for playing Ian Gallagher on [[Series/ShamelessUS Shameless]], ''[[Series/ShamelessUS Shameless]]'', appears here in an early role as one of Dewey's "disturbed" classmates. Coincidentally, Emy Coligado would go on to appear in Shameless ''Shameless'' for an episode as a social worker.
2nd Dec '17 3:19:02 AM jormis29
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** ''TheHelp'''s OctaviaSpencer appears in season two.
** A young [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Kate Micucci]] makes an appearance in "M.O.R.P".

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** ''TheHelp'''s OctaviaSpencer ''Film/TheHelp'''s Creator/OctaviaSpencer appears in season two.
** A young [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Kate Micucci]] Creator/KateMicucci makes an appearance in "M.O.R.P".
23rd Nov '17 3:08:13 AM GaryKing95
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* RewatchBonus: In Lois Battles Jamie Lois begins to think she is losing her touch when Jamie seems too much for her to handle. After Jaime pushes over the cupboard and almost kills her, she and Hal remember that Francine acted the same way at his age. When Lois regained her confidence, they find that Reese had been giving Jaime 3-4 cans of Kapow soda every day, causing him to go berserk. Lois would feed Francis chocolate every 5 seconds.

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* RewatchBonus: In Lois Battles Jamie Lois begins to think she is losing her touch when Jamie seems too much for her to handle. After Jaime pushes over the cupboard and almost kills her, she and Hal remember that Francine Francis acted the same way at his age. When Lois regained her confidence, they find that Reese had been giving Jaime 3-4 cans of Kapow soda every day, causing him to go berserk. Lois would feed Francis chocolate every 5 seconds.
8th Nov '17 9:09:08 AM LlamaAdventure
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* PopCulturalOsmosis: There's a little obscure anime called ''Nazca'' that's far, far more well known as "That anime from the Malcolm in the Middle opening."


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* PopCulturalOsmosis: There's a little obscure anime called ''Nazca'' that's far, far more well known as "That anime from the Malcolm in the Middle opening."
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