Re: Subtle jokes
There was that bit in Living Will where Malcolm had tape over his earlobes in the scene straght after Dewey was shown holding a nail gun.
I remember there was great discussion on the forums about whether Frankie Muniz had earrings put in or something like that. No way! That way definitely a subtle joke.
And there's one in Malcolm Holds his Tongue. When Reese gives Craig a large pie and a fork, they flash to Reese and then quickly back to Craig. Within a matter of seconds Craig's face is covered in pie and half of the dish is empty. At first I thought in might have been a mistake but the second time I watched it I thought that it was more likely to be a joke about Craig's weight/overeating.
"Man, two guys as your parents. That place must be a dude's paradise!"