Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a show that was really popular in the late nineties and early noughts and the dad even went on to be one of the biggest names in Hollywood and the lead ended up retiring from acting –  The show is Malcolm In The Middle

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Opening Titles / Theme Tune

Song is called ‘The Boss of Me’ by ‘They Might Be Giants’

About the Show

Summary of Plot 

A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family. – IMDB 

Number of Seasons / Episodes 

151 episodes

Characters:

Bryan Cranston – Hal

Justin Befriend – Reese

Erik Per Sullivan – Dewey

Jane Kaczmarek – Lois

Christopher Masterson – Francis

Frankie Muniz – Malcolm

Trivia

+ The family’s last name is mentioned in the pilot episode as Wilkerson.

+ Aaron Paul auditioned for the role of Francis but lost but later worked with Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad

+ Justin Befriend, Bryan Cranston, Erik Per Sullivan are the only cast members to appear in every single episode

+ The show featured no laugh track, which was unusual for a live-action sitcom

+ The show aired its final episode on 14th May 2006

 

Classic Clips 

Hal is At Zero Tolerence 

Funniest Moments

House Is Too Clean 

 

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