Wow, an episode that actually wasn't that great.
Lois went out of character, I think, to allow Hal to talk her into taking Malcolm's money. Then I think she went out of character more with that nonsense of being attracted to that dollhouse. And the whole bunch of them went out of character selling off stuff to raise money to give the check back to Malcolm.
I guess there entitled to a lemon now and again, for all the really good episodes.
I did enjoy the Reese storyline much more. At least that one kept Reese in character and ended in an amusing situation.
Even the opening story with the toothpaste tube wasn't all that funny.