If you didn't watch Malcolm in the Middle in the early 2000s, you really missed out.The sitcom about a rowdy and somewhat dysfunctional family of lovable weirdos aired from 2000 to 2006.A high IQ middle child named Malcolm, played by Frankie Muniz, narrated the show.

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Throughout the series, the producers purposefully didn't reveal the last name of the family. Francis' employee card says "Nolastname," and during Malcolm's graduation speech, a loud noise covers up his last name.

During the pilot episode, you could see the only hint to the family's last name - Francis' name tag. It read "Wilkerson."


.Alexandra Kaczenski, who was the niece of the costume designer, came up with the idea for this episode.

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Her detailed story outline was loved by Linwood Boomer, one of the show's creators, who gave her a "story by" credit on the episode.


Cranston did most of his character's stunts himself, except for a cartwheel and a handstand.As far as skating goes, he learned it himself.Season one, episode 14, "The Bots and the Bees," he ends up wearing a suit that has thousands of live bees inside.

He admitted he only got stung once, in a very private place, after the producers asked him if he would wear a bee suit.

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.A middle child in a family of all boys, he also had a very high IQ.

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Originally, he thought this was the reason he failed the audition.Following this decision, the producers did not even want to specify Malcolm's age, so they just did not mention it on the show.

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In reality, Dewey is pretty smart and has musical abilities that his brothers lack. Jamie was still young for him to have a distinct talent and Francis didn't have any.His only achievement was going from job to job and separating himself from the family without really maturing that much.

3 AARON PAUL REALLY WANTED TO BE FRANCIS


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Hal wakes up in terror, and it is revealed that the entire story of Breaking Bad was a fantasy he was having. He tells Lois he was a meth dealer working with a "man child" (referring to Jesse). Lois just brushes it off, and Hal eventually feels better.

1 MUNIZ WAS OLDER THAN REESE IN REAL LIFE


Berfield's birthday is February 26, 1986. Muniz's is December 5, 1985.Hence, Muniz is just a few months older than Berfield.