Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1, Episode 2

Red Dress (16 Jan. 2000)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 264 users  
Reviews: 1 user

When Lois finds her red anniversary dress burnt and in the toilet, she immediately suspects Reese, Dewey and Malcolm of foul play, and chases them all over the house to try and make them ... See full summary »



0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1677 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
a list of 72 titles
created 7 months ago
a list of 37 titles
created 7 months ago
a list of 53 titles
created 1 month ago
a list of 6713 titles
created 2 weeks ago

Related Items

Search for "Red Dress" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Red Dress (16 Jan 2000)

Red Dress (16 Jan 2000) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Malcolm in the Middle.
« Previous Episode | 2 of 151 Episodes | Next Episode »




Episode complete credited cast:
Francis (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
Caroline Miller (credit only)
Craig Feldspar (as David Higgins)
Bathroom Attendant
Robert Cesario ...
Daniel Escobar ...
Franklin (as Daniel R. Escobar)


When Lois finds her red anniversary dress burnt and in the toilet, she immediately suspects Reese, Dewey and Malcolm of foul play, and chases them all over the house to try and make them fess up, while Hal waits all night at the restaurant alone. Written by <Explorerds6789>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

restaurant | dress | punishment







Release Date:

16 January 2000 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


As Dewey is running to Lois to tell on Reese, you can see a crew member with a bucket of water from which he has just handed the dripping dress to her, kneeling in the bottom left hand of the screen. See more »


Lois: In your room
[evil voice]
Lois: NOW!
See more »


References My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I freaking love this episode!
7 November 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Great episode! I've recently been watching this show on Netflix. I've seen the first four episodes, and this one is my favorite so far, closely followed by episode 3. Almost everything about this episode is great. The great, simple premise. The great jokes, almost every one works. The beginning scene, the one before the theme song plays. That entire scene where the mom blasts a terrible song on loud volume. The entirety of it. The phone discussions the three kids have with their older brother. Malcom's "brilliant idea" at the end, that we never actually find out, but we don't even need to for the joke to work. The HILARIOUS ENDING! Love this episode. The only thing holding this back from a 10/10 is the scenes with the dad getting drunk and having a conversation and a dinner with the guy who gets payed to stand in the bathroom, offering people mints or something. Not the best scenes, but the others make up for it, and then some. Great show, too, by the way. If you're reading this and haven't watched the show yet, do so now! It's on Netflix, only $7.99 per month, and you can watch "Futurama" while you're at it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The most dumbest show ever about a VERY STUPID FAMILY! christopher-townsend44
Favorite 'Hal/Lois' meltdowns? skinny_school_girl
Where it's Set rockhawk17
Possibly my favorite scene of the series... Holly_Like_the_Berry
Top 3 sitcoms ever? McSliver
First sitcom without a laugh track? mibs_54
Discuss Red Dress (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: