I put together a quick alternative pose that is similiar other than the arms, to help break the symmetry:
Ignore the untextured table. I think this looks more like he's been caught in the act which wasn't the intention. He's just still being sneaky.
I'm playing with the idea of scrapping this pose all together, having the first pose (Previous post) become the second and replacing the first with one of these (if that all makes sense...).
New Pose 1.
New Pose 2.
So the proposed new sequence would be one of the above images, followed by these two:
Sequence Pose 2.
Sequence Pose 3.
Malcolm character courtesy of AnimSchool.com