When Malcolm in the Middle first aired in January 2000, the world was a very different place. John Howard was prime minister, Sydney was hosting the Olympics, and many of the faces who are now well-known in Hollywood were only just beginning their careers.
A number of those faces appeared in the family sitcom – as guest stars or in recurring roles.
Here are some of the most well-known people who you completely forgot were in Malcolm in the Middle.
Starring as the manipulative babysitter, Jessica, Hayden Panettiere appeared on Malcolm in the Middle between 2003-2005. She was hired by Hal when Lois was gone, and while she always clashed with Reese and Dewey, she had a love-hate relationship with Malcolm.
In 2007, Emma Stone appeared in one episode in Malcolm in the Middle’s final season. She played ‘Diane’, one girl in a group who bully Reese. Lois decides she’s going to avenge her son’s bullies, so personally targets them.
There is a glorious scene where Lois tears the heads off Diane’s dolls and hides them in her locker for her to find.