|Season 1, Episode 2|
|Air date||January 16, 2000|
Home Alone 4
Red Dress is the second episode of the first season.
Lois must take drastic steps to discover which of her sons has destroyed the special dress she had bought for her and Hal's anniversary.
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.
- If Hal was the one who ruined Lois's dress, how come it never crossed anyone's mind? The boys tried to prove Lois is wrong on thinking they did it when they were really innocent the entire time.
- It is revealed near the end of the episode it was Hal who ruined the dress.