by MIKI TURNER and EMMA KIBBLE
There are some eerie similarities between Malcolm
In The Middle and The Simpsons:
Homer (father, The Simpsons):
An authority figure, but generally
has no idea what's going on in the family.
Hal (father, Malcolm In The
Has more of a clue about what's
going on than Homer but still leaves
most of the decision making to his
Marge (mother, The Simpsons):
The head of the family and long-suffering wife of Homer.
Lois (mother, Malcolm In The Middle):
Keeps the children on their ties although she does her
fair share to embarass the family.
Jimbo Jones (bad boy character, The
One of the teen delinquents of the show whose gang Bart
would like to join.
Francis (eldest brother, Malcolm
In The Middle):
Sent away to military school after too many brushes with
the law. Francis is a hero to his three brothers.
Bart (brat child, The Simpsons):
Always getting into trouble with smart-alec comments, stunts,
and picking fights with others.
Reese (brat child, Malcolm
In The Middle):
More interested in making his parents life hell than doing
Lisa (the brainy child, The
Incredibly intelligent as opposed to the rest of her clan.
Malcolm (the genius, Malcolm In The Middle):
Unlike Lisa, Malcolm isn't happy about the level of his
IQ - "around here, being smart is exactly like being radioactive" -
and has elements of Bart in him.
Maggie (the baby, The Simpsons):
Doesn't say much but has her moments as the cute Simpson.
Dewey (the youngest, Malcolm In The Middle):
Very cute but says a lot more than Maggie. The constant
focus of his brother's acts of torment, but likes the attention.
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