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Everybody Loves Raymond: Party Dress

815. Party Dress

Aired February 16, 2004

After Ally is invited to Molly's birthday party, Ray is unhappy that Peggy (Amy Aquino) expects them to buy an expensive dress for the event.

Quote from Frank

Marie: You know, Amy is right about these parties. I mean, to hire people to play records, magicians, entertainment? When I was a child...
Frank: You sat around the fire and wondered how it got there.

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Quote from Robert

Marie: Now, remember, you two have to stand firm and united.
Frank: Even when she says she hates you.
Ray: No, look, Ally doesn't say that to us.
Frank: Let me tell you something: You want that hate. If your kids like you, you've failed as parents.
Robert: Allow me to congratulate you on your magnificent success.

Quote from Frank

Debra: So, wait you didn't buy it?
Ray: No, of course not. What are you talking about? You would've?
Debra: You know what? I think I would have.
Ray: What?
Debra: Wait, I mean, I agree with you that it costs too much money.
Frank: $250? You could put a great TV in the bathroom for that.
Marie: You are not getting a TV in the bathroom!
Frank: Then I'm bringing the toilet into the living room!

Quote from Ray

Debra: Ray, listen, Ally still needs that dress. She's going to be the only girl not wearing one. She'll stand out.
Ray: Oh, okay, so now you're just like Peggy now.
Debra: Oh, so this is all because you hate Peggy.
Ray: No, no. This has nothing to do with her. It's morally and ethnically wrong.
Debra: You're out of your element, Ray.

Quote from Ray

Debra: Oh, she's even picked out a gown she wants the girls to wear and tells us where to buy it.
Marie: Some women are so pushy!
Debra: "Mention Peggy's name to get a 10% discount."
Ray: And to open the gates of hell.

Quote from Robert

Debra: Oh, thank God you're here. I need you to settle an argument.
Amy: I really just wanted to return your roasting pan.
Debra: That's okay. This'll just take a second.
Robert: Should've just mailed the pan.
Debra: Ray doesn't want to buy Ally the party dress because he thinks it costs too much.
Marie: And I agree with Raymond.
Robert: Ah, Ma agrees with Raymond. That's 40 years in a row!

Quote from Frank

Debra: Wow! Peggy's having Molly's party at their country club. "Formal attire"?
Robert: A black-tie party for kids?
Frank: That's nuts.
Ray: That's Peggy.
Frank: Peggy. Hey, Ray, isn't she the cookie lady that beat you up?
Robert: Yeah, the cookie lady. She beat the chips out of you!
Ray: I can't wait till one of you two needs a kidney.

Quote from Ray

Amy: I can't believe this is for a kid's birthday party. What happened to cake in the backyard and playing hide-and-seek?
Frank: There's cake in the backyard?
Robert: I was great at hide-and-seek. Nobody ever found me.
Ray: Nobody looked.

Quote from Amy

Ray: Formal attire party for kids? Peggy's a whack-job.
Debra: Yeah, I agree it's silly, but I understand her wanting to do something special for Molly's party.
for a girl. I mean, 13's a milestone age for a girl.
Amy: Yeah, 13's a very big age. You're halfway between girl and woman. Your body's going through all sorts of changes...
Ray: Okay, all right.
Frank: I'm eating!

Quote from Ray

Robert: You know, interestingly, in many cultures, the 13th birthday is often celebrated formally with lavish affairs. The Jewish people, for instance, have their bar or bat mitzvah. So, Raymond, you could look at this as Molly's "bat mitzvah."
Ray: Mm-hmm. Could we look at this as your "shut-upsvah"?

Quote from Marie

Ray: You're not gonna make a dress, Ma. I still remember when you forced me and Robert to wear your homemade jeans.
Marie: They were very nice. They looked just like the kind the other boys were wearing.
Robert: They were velvet.
Marie: That denim is very abrasive.
Ray: Yeah, so were the other boys.

Quote from Ray

Ray: How much is it?
Clerk: These dresses are $250.
Ray: $250?!
Ally: I'll be in there.
Ray: No, wait a minute. Wait a minute. $250?!
Clerk: That's with the 10% discount for mentioning Peggy's name.
Ray: All right. Peggy, Peggy, Peggy, Peggy. How much is it now?

Quote from Ray

Jerry: Hey, Barone, you got roped into this too, huh?
Ray: Jerry, you know how much this dress is? It's $250!
Jerry: I know. I was gonna get a lawnmower.
Ray: Are you gonna pay for it? You know what I think? I think the parents should protest and refuse to buy this fancy crap. It would just teach Peggy that she's not the boss of us.
Jerry: Or get us all killed. I heard she once beat up a guy over some cookies.
Ray: Really? No, I heard that he beat her up, actually. Yeah, bad.

Quote from Ray

Clerk: Sir, would you like your daughter to try on the dress?
Ray: Let me ask you something: Don't you think that this is an awful lot of money to spend on a one-time thing?
Clerk: That's not for me to say, sir. But how can you put a price on the smile of this beautiful young woman?
Ray: You work on commission, don't you?

Quote from Ray

Ray: Peggy. Peggy, listen. Jerry. Jerry, come here. Some of us- Some of us are wondering, what are you thinking? I mean, a formal party for 13-year-olds? You know, I understand about milestones and bodies going through weird hormonals... but you're not even Jewish.
Peggy: I just thought it might be fun for one night if all the kids looked nice. I'm just sick of the belly shirts and the thongs sticking out of jeans cut down to here.
Ray: Well, hey, listen, I don't like stuff like that on girls under 21 either, okay? Ally doesn't dress like that. And- And Jerry and I think that it's outrageous to expect people to pay that much.
Jerry: Oh, look at the jewelry!
Peggy: Why are you making such a big deal out of this? You're a sportswriter. You make a lot of money.
Ray: No. I write about people that make a lot of money. And that's not the point, okay? What I make is none of your business. I still think this whole thing is nuts!
Peggy: All right, fine. Don't buy the dress. And you can explain to Ally why she will be the only girl there without one. She will stick out like a giant nose on a stupid face.

Quote from Marie

Ray: Look, Ally's still gonna look nice. We'll buy her a nice, normal-priced dress. I don't know what the big deal is.
Debra: Because you have never been a 13-year-old girl!
Ray: I think you're really running out of stuff to criticize me for.
Marie: You know, Debra, I know that you were raised in a house where money was no object. But do you really want to pass on these values to your children?
Ray: She's right. Look, I feel sorry for Ally too, but isn't it more important that we don't raise spoiled kids?
Debra: You're just saying that to impress your mother.
Marie: And he has.

Quote from Frank

Ray: See? She didn't say she hates me.
Frank: Don't worry, she was thinking it.

Quote from Debra

Debra: Can I ask you something? What made you change your mind? You had me thinking that you were right for once. And I was hating myself 'cause I was getting all sucked into this superficial crap about fitting in and looks and fashion. And I'm thinking, "Gee, you know, maybe Ray really has a great point." [sees Ally] Oh! Look at, you look beautiful! That is just gorgeous. You're so grown up! Want me to do your hair?
Ally: Yes, I would love that. Can I use your makeup?
Debra: Little blush? Just a little blush. And I have a bag that is so perfect for this. [both exit]
Ray: Humph. Peggy.

Quote from Debra

Ally: Hey, everybody.
Debra: Hey, Ally! Did you have fun at Molly's?
Ally: Yeah, she invited me to her birthday party. Dave's gonna be there.
Debra: Oh ho! [Ally goes upstairs]
Ray: Who's Dave?
Debra: Dave Yeager. She's only had a crush on him since like forever!
Ray: Oh, Dave! Okay. I know him as Dav...id.

Quote from Frank

Debra: Ooh! Get a load of this stationery.
Marie: Oh, nice.
Frank: [high-pitched] Ooh! Let me see!
Marie: Quiet, Frank.

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