Red Dress is the second episode of Season 1 of Malcolm in the Middle and the second episode overall of the show.

Sinopsis[edit | edit source]

Lois esta molesta por que su vestido rojo esta quemado por que ella la usaria en el aniversario con Hal Asique interroga a sus hijos para ver quien lo hizo.

Resumen[edit | edit source]

Mientras Lois trapea un pasillo de la casa, Pasa por la habitacion de los chicos. al Mirar adentro ve a Malcolm haciendo su tarea y a Reese leyendo un Comic y piensa que esta pasando algo raro pero se va y cuando cierra la puerta see cierra se ve a Dewey arriba de la puerta.

Lois se estaba arreglando para su aniversario con Hal pero descubre que su vestido estaba en el agua del inodoro y quemado Lois les grita a los chicos y los interroga para ver quien lo quemo y los tortura con muchas cosas pero Malcolm le pide ayuda a Francis, Mientras tanto Hal esta en el restaurante esperando a Lois y se hace amigo del camarero.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

(When Lois holds up her charred red dress)
Lois: Fire? Fire?! Fire?!!
Malcolm: Mom, what...?!
Lois: This is the most stupid, irresponsible, dangerous thing you have ever done! Is this what you want?! Will we have to identify your charred little bodies through their dental records?! I want a straight answer! Who did this?!
Reese: Malcolm did it!
Malcolm: Reese did it!
Reese: I DIDN'T DO IT!
Malcolm: I didn't do it!
Dewey (quietly): We're going to the dentist?

Cadet 1 (to Francis): Man, if we had your Mom in 'Nam, there would be a McDonald's at Hanoi Square right now.
Cadet 2: Dude, there is a McDonald's at Hanoi Square.
Cadet 1: (pause) All right.

Malcolm: (to the camera) The good thing about being smart is I never have to look up any phone numbers. The bad thing is, no one else in the family ever bothers to remember anything.

Reese (to Malcolm): Hey, what am I thinking right now?
Malcolm: I'm smart, I'm not psychic.
Dewey: Can you understand what dogs are saying?
Malcolm: No.
Dewey: I can.

Lois (to Francis angrily): I cannot talk to you right now. You make me so mad, sometimes I just wanna break your neck! (pause) Did you get the cookies I sent you.
Francis (smiling): Yeah, they were great.

Dewey (about Lois): Why does she have to ruin everything I love?!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the highest rated episode of season one of Malcolm in the Middle, having had 23.3 million viewers at the time it was first aired.
  • This episode reveals that Hal has a smoking addiction and that he secretly does it when no one else is around. This is a Hal related theme that would be revisited multiple times, later in the series.
    • Francis was also shown to have a smoking addiction in this episode, but it's never seen again.
  • First appearances of Craig Feldspar and Stanley Winn.
  • This episode introduces Lois' workplace Lucky Aide. It was located on the premises of an old Drug Emporium building at 6030 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606.[1]
  • Hal and Lois' wedding anniversary takes place in this episode and Francis had forgotten all about it. This doesn't seem very likely, because in the episode "Flashback", it was revealed that when Lois went into labor with Francis, she quickly got married to Hal and forced herself to keep the baby inside of her until after they were legally wed. Because of this, Francis was born on the day Hal and Lois got married. So, Francis' birthday is the same day as their wedding.
    • This would make this the first episode to take place on a character's birthday, despite the fact that nobody makes mention of it. Francis would actually have episodes where it's mentioned to be his birthday (Bully and No Motorcycles) and Hal and Lois' anniversary would be featured again in subsequent episodes (Dewey's Dog and Hal Sleepwalks), but none of those episodes would reference the other occasion.
  • This episode makes mention of the grandmother of The Wilkerson family. It wouldn't be until the episode The Grandparents, that Ida Welker actually makes her first on-screen appearance.
  • When Hal lights the dress on fire, one the comments he interjects is "Jeezle!" a made-up word by the cast of the show, used as a euphemism for "Jesus!", as mentioned in the episode's commentary.
  • Craig mentions electronics is playing "My Best Friends Wedding". Christopher Masterson plays Scotty O'Neal in that movie.

Errors[edit | edit source]

  • When Lois walks down the hall with the ruined dress you can briefly see a member of the staff, holding a water bucket in the background. This was mentioned in the episode's audio commentary, saying that nobody on the staff noticed it at the time being, even after watching over the episode for mistakes several times, and it wasn't until the episode had aired that a person from another country had immediately picked up on it the day it came out and posted it on the internet.
  • In 16:9 prints of this episode's cold opening, the door to Malcolm and Reese's room stays open, even though Lois' hand was shown on the doorknob in another shot. This mistake appears twice; the second time is when Lois is heard closing the door.

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