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Malcolm in the Middle on DVD?
In the USA only season 1 on Region 1 DVD has been released. In the UK all seasons are being released on Region 2 DVD. Sold at Amazon.co.uk (available for import to other countries) and other reputable sellers.

What's the name of the theme song in the opening titles?
The Malcolm in the Middle theme song is "Boss of Me" by They Might Be Giants. You can download it here.

Is it true that Bryan Cranston (Hal) directed 3 episodes of Malcolm in the Middle?
Yes, Bryan Cranston directed three episodes of Malcolm in the Middle during its fifth season. The episodes were Vegas, Dirty Magazine, and Experiment.

What does Krelboyne mean?
Krelboyne is the name given to the gifted students class to which Malcolm belongs. It is taken from the surname of the nerdy hero (Seymour Krelboyne) from the movie The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). It has a similar meaning as nerd and geek.

What clips are featured in the opening titles?
The opening titles feature short clips from cult films or television shows, edited together with clips from the early seasons of the TV series. These include, in order of appearance:
  • Three women fighting a giant turtle: From One Million Years BC (1966)
  • Grinning anime boy in rain: Shiogami from anime Nazca
  • The monster rising out of the ocean is the Kraken: From Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Woman being held above a nest of hungry pterodactyl: From One Million Years BC (1966)
  • Anime guy skateboarding: From the anime Nazca
  • Mud-monster grabbing a woman as she kisses a man: From Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961)
  • Man ski-jumping while ignited in flames: From Thrill Seekers
  • Wrestling match: Canadian Bret Hart wrestling Canadian Chris Benoit (locking him in his finishing move, The Sharpshooter), during the WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match at WCW Mayhem PPV in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Man attacking giant brain with an axe: From The Brain from Planet Arous
  • Boxer knocking out referee: Cuban Pedro Cardenas fighting Canadian Willie DeWitt but accidentally KO'd referee Bert Lowes instead, during the 1982 North American Championships in Las Vegas.

Which channels broadcast(ed) Malcolm in the Middle?
Malcolm in the Middle has been broadcasted in 38 different countries:

United States: Fox
Canada
: Global, YTV, Télé-Québec, OMNI Television
United Kingdom: Sky One, Sky Two, BBC Two
Bulgaria: bTV and Fox life
France: M6, Paris Première
Italy: Italia 1
Spain: Antena 3FOX
Croatia: Nova TV
Portugal: SIC Radical
Republic of Ireland: Sky One, TV3
Poland: Polsat
Chile: TVN, FOX
Germany: ProSieben
Denmark: TV 2 Zulu and TV3+
Netherlands: Veronica
Belgium: Kanaal Twee
Norway: TV 2
Singapore: Channel 5
Sweden: TV4
Austria: ORF1
Middle East: MBC 4 (earlier MBC 2), Paramount Comedy 1
Israel: Bip
Asia: STAR World
Hong Kong: TVB Pearl
Malaysia: ntv7
Australia: Arena
New Zealand: TV3, 5:00 Sundays
South Africa: M-Net
Brazil: Fox, Record
Ecuador: Teleamazonas
Argentina: Canal 13, FOX
Mexico: Canal 5
Slovenia: Kanal A
Finland: MTV3
Ukraine: Novy Kanal
Thailand: True Series and Star World
Turkey: CNBC-e
Estonia: TV3

How many episodes of Malcolm in the Middle are there?
There are 151 episodes including the pilot episode (assuming the 2-parters are two different episodes).

What is a Cold Opener?
A Cold Opener is normally a short scene at the start of the episode before the opening titles, showing a small 20-40 second clip related to the episode. In Malcolm in the Middle, Cold Openers are very different; they are completely irrelevant to the plot with the exception of some 2-parters such as ‘Traffic Jam’, where Malcolm reminds us of what happened in the previous episode and ‘Reese Comes Home’ where we see Hal briefly talk about what happened previously.

Where is Malcolm in the Middle set?
The location of where the family lives is never revealed directly. It is known to us that Malcolm in the Middle was shot in California, and we can clearly see the several instanced where the California license plates are visible. Some times we are given small hints, like the distance from a particular city. Using these kinds of observations, many people make estimations about where they might live but the truth is that we can’t know for sure.

Is it true that Malcolm in the Middle was based on the creator (Linwood Boomer)?
Yes, Malcolm in the Middle is a show that is loosely autobiographical of Linwood Boomer, since he also had 3 brothers and was the second youngest just like Malcolm (before Jamie came along). He also had a very strict mother. However, it isn’t entirely based on his life; a lot of Malcolm in the Middle is fictional.

I can’t seem to find the famous mistake in ‘Red Dress’, where is it?
Malcolm in the Middle doesn’t have too many production mistakes, however, out of the small amount there is, the Red Dress mistake is one of the biggest. It is where you see Lois turning the corner with the burnt, wet dress in her hand going to the kitchen where the kids are. You can very clearly see a person with a bucket in his hand, handing the wet dress to Lois. Since they are human, these things are normal; nevertheless it is still quite funny.

Why was Malcolm in the Middle cancelled?
The main reason Malcolm in the Middle was ended by FOX was because of the falling ratings in the last season; the drop in ratings was mainly due to the change in time slots, where Malcolm in the Middle was moved from Sundays to Fridays. Linwood Boomer did speak about possibly making the 7th season the last during the 6th season however it was not decided. It was finally announced by FOX, a few episodes before the last, that they would broadcast the final episode on the 14 of May.

Why does YouTube keep taking Malcolm in the Middle episodes down?
YouTube is not the only site which is obliged to take down Malcolm in the Middle episodes or clips from episodes. Due to copyright laws, all websites must do the same. Of course the only exception to this is websites based in other countries where copyright laws are different; however these websites are often very slow because your location and the high number of visitors.

Is it true Frankie Muniz (Malcolm) is older than Justin Berfield (Reese) in real life?
Yes it is true. Frankie Muniz was born in 1985, December the 5th, whilst Justin Berfield was born in 1986, February the 25th making Frankie Muniz a few months older.

Who played the role of Jamie, the youngest brother?
Jamie was played by twins called James Rodriquez and Lukas Rodriquez. They were not credited in the end credits because only speaking roles were mentioned in the credits.

What is Piama’s surname?
Piama’s surname is Tananahaakna, as we find out in the episode “Hal Coaches”.

How long does a single episode run for?
Roughly 22 minutes without adverts; 30 minutes with adverts.

Why don’t we see the Grotto in season 6 and 7?
In season 6, we find out that all the payments Francis had made for Otto wasn’t actually to an A.T.M. So he was fired from the ranch and sued by Otto.

Which episodes where the main cast in?
Note: Some websites list the people being on episodes according to the credits.


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