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A young boy named, Malcolm is found to have a genius IQ. He is placed into a gifted class though he would much rather remain with the normal kids. Now he must deal with the fact that he is now shunned and bullied because of his intelligence.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 10012-99-179
Airdate: Sunday January 09th, 2000

Director: Todd Holland
Writer: Linwood Boomer

  • Currently 7.2/10
7.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Craig Lamar Traylor
As Stevie Kenarban
Merrin Dungey
As Malcolm's teacher
Vincent Berry
As Dave Spath

Co-Guest Stars
Landry Allbright
As Julie
Austin Stout
As Spath's Victim
Dylan Kasch
As Crony #1
Martin Spanjers
As Richard
Main Cast
Frankie Muniz
As Malcolm Wilkerson
Jane Kaczmarek
As Lois Wilkerson
Bryan Cranston
As Hal Wilkerson
Christopher Masterson
As Francis Wilkerson
Justin Berfield
As Reese Wilkerson
Erik Per Sullivan
As Dewey Wilkerson
Catherine Lloyd Burns
As Caroline Miller
Episode Notes
The theme song is a little slower at the start of the episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Citizen KingBetter Days 
They Might Be GiantsBoss of Me 

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLinwood Boomer
Executive ProducerLinwood Boomer
ProducerGordon Wolf
Associate ProducerRobb Idels  |  Toti Levine
Production DesignerDonald Lee Harris (1)
EditorNancy Morrison
CastingMary Buck  |  Susan Edelman
Unit Production ManagerGordon Wolf
First Assistant DirectorBob Williams (1)
Second Assistant DirectorRichard Coad
Music EditorAngie Rubin
Music SupervisorJulie Glaze Houlihan
Costume DesignerHeidi Kaczenski
Key GripPeter Chrimes
Camera OperatorJoaquin Sedillo  |  Leo Napolitano
Set DesignerJoseph Pacelli
Set DecoratorAnne McCulley
Location ManagerRobert L. Dohan
Transportation CoordinatorThomas A. Gordon (1)
Property MasterDavid Scott (1)
Construction CoordinatorAnthony Lattanzio
Production AssistantJonathan P. Auzenne  |  Kevin A. Howard  |  Melvin Robinson  |  Mitch Graham
Production Sound MixerBo Harwood
Script SupervisorAnnie Welles
Production CoordinatorCarol Kravetz
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Todd Grace
Director of PhotographyVictor Hammer
Stunt CoordinatorBobby Porter (2)
Art DirectorBeala B Neel
Assistant Production CoordinatorKelli Cole
Key Makeup ArtistMelanie Hughes (2)
Production AccountantSue Lane
Chief Lighting TechnicianDavid Jarrell
ScoreThey Might Be Giants
Sound SupervisorMark Relyea
AssistantHeather McPhaul
Key HairstylistVoni Hinkle
Assistant To The Executive ProducerChad Drew
AssistantIan Busch
Theme Song Written And Performed ByThey Might Be Giants
Writers' AssistantWendy Wilkins
Warning: Malcolm in the Middle season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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