Saturday, October 27, 2012

TV’s Greatest Middle Children

Malcom (NOT REALLY) in the Middle
"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"
The immortal words of Jan Brady. has compiled a great tribute to TV’s most famous Middle Children. But before reviewing the list, let’s get one thing straight. Malcom wasn’t really in the middle! For the first four seasons, Malcom had two older brothers, Francis and Reese, and a younger brother, Dewey. This meant Malcom had at best (or worst) "shared" Middle Child status with Reese. It wasn’t until the fifth season that Malcom’s baby brother Jamie was introduced, making Malcom a true Middle Child. But that was short lived, as two seasons later in the seventh and final season, it was revealed another member of the family was expected. Being a Middle Child for only two seasons doesn’t really count. Trust me. The title seems to be more about Malcom always finding himself in the middle, yet it is now commonly accepted that Malcom actually was a Middle Child, even though he wasn’t.

          Of course, what would any list of TV Middle Children be if someone wasn’t left out? For some strange reason, Zap2it included Meg Griffin from "Family Guy," even though she is the oldest child, and didn't include Chris, who really is the Middle Child. And they completely overlooked the Middle Child from one of TV's most famous animated families, or is that one of TV's most animated famous families -- Lisa Simpson. Now that we got that out of the way, please enjoy this “Salute to TV’s Middle Kids.” If they left anyone else out, let me know.



  1. I didn't know Simon was the Middle Child from Alvin and the Chipmunks...
    I thought Alvin was...

    1. In the episode "Grounded Chipmunk, Alvin says,"I've never been alone, except those five minutes before Simon was born." That would make Alvin the oldest, then Simon, then Theodore.


Middle Children need to be heard!