Malcolm in the Middle
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Casino - S2-E5

Other mistake: At the beginning of the episode when they are driving in the car, the door is opened to make room for the camera outside but the opening is visible in shot. (01:49:00)

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Goodbye Kitty - S5-E3

Character mistake: When Otto tells Francis he has to put a horse down, Francis objects saying he's never killed anything bigger than a poodle, and that was an accident. However, in season 4 (episode 11), Francis accidentally killed Otto's pet cow. (00:11:30)

djm

Lois' Sister - S5-E13

Revealing mistake: When Lois confronts Susan about not telling her about Susan's kidney disease, Susan is telling Jamie how cute he looks in his sailor outfit. When the camera is moved to a different angle, it becomes very obvious that "Jamie" is just a prop baby doll. (00:11:10)

Lois vs. Evil - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: At the end, Malcolm speaks to camera with several children moving in the background. One boy doesn't know where or when to move and he tries to speak to someone off camera. In the end he gives up, shrugs his shoulders and walks off.

Reese Comes Home - S6-E1

Plot hole: If Reese had gone AWOL on his mission, he'd be sent to jail upon returning to America, or at least arrested for using false ID to join the army in the first place.

Bowling - S2-E20

Visible crew/equipment: After Malcolm gets caught by the pin setter and falls on the pins, when Hal throws his last ball to bowl a 300 game, the camera zooms out and you can see the other cameraman and the dolly on the right side of the screen.

dmoander

Emancipation (2) - S3-E2

Other mistake: In this episode Malcolm's new teacher begins a league table for the Krelboyne class, and since Malcolm shows that he is better than the whole class, the teacher creates a new highest rank for him which he calls "1 to the 11". However mathmatically, "1 to the 11" is still 1, so it seems rather strange that the teacher would go the trouble, and that none of the class would notice this.

Funeral - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Lois is packing lunch in the blue cooler her hands go from on the side of the cooler to down by her waist in one frame to the next. No time for her to move it.

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Suggested correction: Just because we're not told what happened to the truck doesn't mean a mistake occurred. There's a number of valid reason we don't see it again (especially when only 3 more episodes were produced in the series).

Bishop73

Kicked Out - S4-E12

Plot hole: Malcolm mentions how his parents would flip if they knew he was still dating his lying girlfriend. But in the episode before (while in the car with Lois, at the end) he mentions how his girlfriend has him guessing what she wants to do. The way he says it, makes it known that he is still dating her. He says it in present tense. Therefore, they already know for sure, from his own mouth.

Flashback - S2-E25

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the episode Reese and Malcolm are teasing Dewey with the ball, after it rolls into the gutter the camera goes back to the three boys. To the left of the screen is the massive lighting equipment for the sunlight. (00:00:10)

Opening theme song: Yes, no, maybe, I don't know, can you repeat the question? You're not the boss of me now, You're not the boss of me now, You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big. You're not the boss of me now, You're not the boss of me now, You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big. Life is unfair.

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Christmas - S3-E7

Question: What does "du kaya mischna" mean? Ida says it when falling asleep during the Christmas episode with Francis.

Answer: It is made up - although it is implied she is Croatian, she never mentions it herself.

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