MITM Mistakes / Goofs / Errors / Contradictions

tjpeople

Site Administrator
Staff member
Re: Goofs

Whoa! there big posts, you could have just put links to em, but thanks anyway.
 

samboo1

New member
Re: Goofs

When Hal comes into Lois' office, you can see Craig in the office behind her sitting up straight in his chair then he gets up and leaves after staring at Hal for a while. When Hal turns around, Craig is lying on the couch sick. (Edit)
I watched that and i dont think that actually is craig in the office.
 

Amigo22

Super Moderator
Re: Goofs

The TV.com person who did the MITM section is crap! I just clicked on the Therapy description in the quote of my last post, which goes to a page that includes episode quotes. Why have a quotes section if you're not even going to bother using the CORRECT quotes?

Lois: Boys? Can I talk to you for a second about this therapy thing?
I don't know where they got that from, because Lois said "Malcolm, Reese, what do you have to say for yourselves?".
 
Re: Goofs

In the episode 'the bots and the bees', at one point, Stevie is wearing glasses and a few seconds later they appear to be off him. This is just camera pauses!!
 

tjpeople

Site Administrator
Staff member
Re: Goofs - Vidcaps

That quite good you dont usually see goof guides with pictures. Maybe we should have a goofs section and we could build it up with picture etc.?

ooooo........300th Post!
 

tjpeople

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Staff member
Re: Goofs - Vidcaps

samboo1 said:
Cool goofs. Can i ask why they used a Justin stunt double for an episode?
if you look at the pic its the episode 'Zoo' where they get trapped in the lion pen at the zoo, and therfore they cant be in with lions, malcolm alos has a stunt double but it aint so obvious
 

Amigo22

Super Moderator
Re: Goofs - Vidcaps

Yeah, it would be good to have one here - and congrats on the 300th post! :)
 

samboo1

New member
Re: Goofs - Vidcaps

The picture does'nt look like its from zoo, malcolm looks too young and Reese never actually went in the tiger den.
It also says that Justin was 14 then and he would of been something like 16 on zoo.
 

tjpeople

Site Administrator
Staff member
Re: Goofs - Vidcaps

Yes your right, i was wrong im just wathcing it now and checking, not sure where its from, where else where there lions?
 

Amigo22

Super Moderator
Re: Goofs - Vidcaps

The bottom one is Casino from Season 2. Just checked the vidcaps @ YoungActorsWeb to see which ep it was.
 

Amigo22

Super Moderator
Re: Goofs

More Goofs (from a different site)

Continuity: At the end of the scene where Malcolm defeats Spaz, Malcolm throws some chocolate pudding on him and it is dripping off. A few seconds later in the wide shot, Spaz has no chocolate on him.



Continuity: When Lois hangs up on Francis before saying "Oh, I love you," it seems as though the line is already disconnected (as can be heard from the dial tone from Francis' side), but in a later shot, Malcolm and Reese are just about to hang up the phone.






Continuity: In the opening, we see Dewey's cold feet. Two shots later, his legs are in a different position. (Time visible to members) Submitted by Yoshi






Revealing: At the start, when Lois tells Hal to raise his arms so she can shave his armpits, if you look at the bottom of the screen you can briefly see that Hal is wearing something to cover up his privates. (Time visible to members) Submitted by Yoshi



Red Dress




Visible crew/equipment: When Dewey yells for Lois because the bow was put on the present, if you look to the left of Lois, you will see a crewmember kneeling down, handing Lois the red dress, who is holding a bucket of water. He quickly gets out of the camera's view. [This is on the DVD of the first season. Someone said on the audio commentary that after catching it, they deliberately left it in to see if anyone would spot it. It's still a mistake, but that's why it's there.]
 

Amigo22

Super Moderator
Re: Goofs

Traffic Jam (2)




Audio problem: Near the end when the family have got back in the car Malcolm says something like "who would have thought a traffic jam could be so cool, we should do this again". Well near the end of the sentence we can see Malcolm's mouth and it isn't moving.



Dinner Out




Continuity: When Lois and Kitty Kenarban (Stevie's mom) are at the table in the restaurant, while Hal and Abe sit at the bar, things on the table change position or disappear and reappear between shots. Same thing happens at Malcolm's table with Reese and Stevie. Submitted by Rikki



Reese Cooks




Audio problem: When the girl Krelboyne is talking loudly, you can see her mouth barely matches anything she's saying.






Continuity: During one of Reese's cooking classes, Hal puts some bread into a toaster. It then cuts to a shot of Reese. When it cuts back to Hal, the toast that pops out of the toaster isn't the same shape as the bread he put in.
 

Amigo22

Super Moderator
Re: Goofs

Zoo




Continuity: When the Tarantula is put on Hal at the zoo, the shot is only of a yellow shirt with the tarantula crawling on it. When the shot changes to where they show the whole Hal, you can easily tell that the tarantula is fake - it is larger than it was and is in a different spot on Hal's shirt.



Family Reunion




Plot hole: Hal says that his father was never there when he got dumped. But in episode 7, "Francis Escapes" Hal tells Francis he's never been dumped.



Forwards Backwards




Deliberate "mistake": When Malcom scares Reese with the horn while Reese is in the shower, Reese falls and we get a glimpse of the shorts he is wearing. Shorts in the shower?






Factual error: The supposed "Amazing Spider-Man 14" that is featured is actually a copy of "Amazing Spider-Man 351". Craig calls it a 1993 reprint of 14, yet 351 is actually from 1991.



Long Drive




Plot hole: Hal states that Malcolm was supposed to pick Dewey up at school, but the earlier episode "Humilithon" established that Dewey now walks home unsupervised. (Malcolm doesn't yet have a driver's license, so this can't be a matter of convenience.)
 
Trivia from MitM

Here is some trivia you might or might not have discovered in MitM (basically mistakes!!):

Episode #1 Pilot:
The theme song is different. It is the same tune but it is slower than usual.
"Krelboyne", the name of the class of gifted students to which Malcolm belongs, is taken from the name of the nerdy hero of "The Little Shop of Horrors" in 1960.

Episode#2 Red Dress:
Wait for the part where all the kids are sitting around the table wrapping a present...in just a second, the mom will come around the corner holding her burnt dress she found in the toilet.
There she is! Look to the left of her and you can see a crew member handing her the red dress from a bucket full of water! He's right there...that's pretty bad!

Episode #3 Home Alone 4:
Even though Lois states in this episode that sending Francis to military school was their best decision ever, Lois eventually admits otherwise to Francis in season 6 episode "Ida Loses A Leg"
When Lois is in the car, she yells at someone outside, but her windows is closed. You can see her reflection in her mirror.
While Malcolm, Reese, Dewey, and Francis are deliberately making their house messy, you can see right above their ceiling you'll see a bright light shining down and a black background. It shows that they film their interior of their house on a set.

Episode #8 Krelboyne Picnic:
When Dorene throws away Lois's brownies, worried about nonexistent peanut allergies, look closely and you'll see a concession stand with big letters spelling out "Peanuts"
When Malcolm offers a hamburger to crying Caroline, she wolfs down 2/3 of it, but after several shots it only has 2 nibbles out of it.
When Stevie is setting up his project, you can see his wheelchair is tied to the table. Two shots later, the rope is gone!
In 'Forwards Backwards', it said that Lois is allergic to nuts. If that is so, how was she able to make the almond brownie?
When the Krelboynes made a run for it when Stevie's project explode, you can see a camaraman chasing after Malcolm for a shot.

Episode #10 Stock car races:
When the guys first get to the track, Hal says they have 4 hours of this. When Caroline gets to Malcolm's house she said Malcolm had been ditching school. But then, when the story goes back to the guys, they are still at the track. I wouldn't think that Caroline would leave the school to come and talk to Lois. And I also don't think Malcolm only has 4 hours of school.

I could go on forever but it would be a good idea to show some more ideas or views!!:)
 

fox123

New member
Re: Trivia from MitM

Thats really good. I have noticed those before. I suppose i didn't because I was in my malcolm in the middle zone not looking for mistake. Well d9ne on pointing it out though.
 
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