10 Things You Didn’t Know About Malcolm In The Middle
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.
9. Aaron Paul as Francis?
Aaron Paul desperately wanted to audition for the role of Francis, but producers weren’t even interested in having him come in. “The funny thing about that is a lot of people thought I auditioned for Francis, but in reality they never would see me. I read the pilot of ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ because it was sent to me, and I desperately wanted to audition, but they kept passing (on) me,” he said during his Reddit AMA session.