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1x02 Red Dress
Original Air Date January 16, 2000 (Sunday)
1 Reviews
Average Rating 0 12265 Views
Episode #2 Production Code 06-99-103
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Summary: It's Hal and Lois' wedding anniversary. All is good until Lois finds her new dress burned and soaked. While Hal eats alone, Lois puts the boys through trial by fire (no pun intended)
Cold Opener: Lois tries to find out what bad thing Reese and Malcolm have done, not realising that they have tied Dewey to the back of the bedroom door.
Plot: A battle of wits and wills ensues between the boys and their angry mom, who wants to find out who ruined her expensive new red dress - found partially burned and soaking in the toilet. It's Hal and Lois's wedding anniversary (hence the dress); and while the boys fend off their mother, with the long-distance assistance of Francis, a lonely and increasingly sozzled Hal bonds with the staff of the restaurant where he booked a table for the big night. Lois finally achieves an epiphany on the phone with Francis, who convinces her to for once "let something go". After she leaves for the restaurant, with the boys in tow, Hal arrives home to an empty house - and we learn the truth about what happened to the red dress.
Writer(s): Al Higgins
Director(s): Arlene Sanford
Producer(s): Linwood Boomer (EP); Todd Holland, David Richardson, Al Higgins (Co-EP); Michael Glouberman, Andrew Orenstein (Supervising), Jimmy Simons
Recurring Roles: Dave Higgins (Craig Feldspar) - introduced
Guest Stars:
Trivia: When Lois steps out to confront the boys about the dress, you can see a crew member with a bucket of water slightly.
Music: Lois' interrogation - Ooh La La ()
Hal and Lois' song - Tears of a Clown (original by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles)
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Registered: August 2009
Posts: 44
Review Date: August 28, 2009 Rating: 0 

surely this must be one of the funniest episodes ever. When Lois comes in, the way she yells ''Fire?!'' with about seven syllables is just great. I love it! (also one of the best cold openers ever seen.)

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