Malcolm in the Middle was a Fox sitcom that aired for seven seasons from January 2000 to May 2006. The show, which followed Malcolm and his eccentric family, received universal acclaim and won a Peabody Award, seven Emmy Awards, one Grammy Award, and seven Golden Globe nominations. It’s been over a decade since the popular series went off the air, so reminisce about the show with these 10 things you didn’t know about Malcolm in the Middle:
The creator of Malcolm in the Middle, Linwood Boomer, based the family in the show off of his own family and Malcolm off of himself. “It’s a gigantically exaggerated and self-serving version of my life and childhood,” Boomer told The New York Times. “My mother was very no-nonsense. Who could blame her? She was working while trying to keep up with four destructive and always hungry boys.” Like Malcolm, Boomer also had a very high IQ, but it wasn’t as high as Malcolm’s.