Robert Quote #507
Ray: Hey, what what are you doing? Why aren't you with Mom?
Robert: Evidently, it's simply not Mother's Day without Raymond.
Frank: She's been a miserable wretch all week long. I mean, on top of the usual. How's it going' over here?
Ray: Yeah, well, it's not good. She's in a bad mood, too. I'm just gonna run these over and drop them off for Mom.
Robert: Drop these off? You'll never get out of there! She's got your baby book out and she's humming lullabies. She sent us over to get ya.
Frank: What she doesn't know is, we're never going back.
Ray: All right, well, keep it down. She can sense happiness.
Robert: I don't like them not talking to each other, it makes me nervous.
Frank: It's like in Korea, it was most scary when it was quiet.
Robert: I hate seeing them like this. I can't take it anymore! You know what? The three of us should go to Florida.
Quote from Frank
Frank: Let me ask you something, pal. What have you had, a tough week? Well, I've been living with your mother since... before you were born!
Ray: Debra wouldn't let the twins tell a "knock, knock" joke!
Frank: She's right! "Knock, knock" jokes stink!
Ray: That's not the point! Mom came over with her friends to show how cute the twins are telling a "knock, knock" joke, and Debra couldn't even give her that little of joy!
Frank: Well, who the hell is Marie to come barging in, demanding joy, when Debra's wrestling with the damn kids?
Ray: She didn't have to be so rude!
Frank: Rude is the only thing that gets through to her! How do you think I got the way I am? I used to be a gentleman!
Quote from Ray
Ray: Debra, please, come on, all right? Just do it for me. [Debra glares at Ray] Great. Great, great. You see? You see? Here's the problem, okay? You think it's just her. Well, I'm gonna say it. We all know that if my wife wasn't so snippy all the time - Yes, I said snippy - none of this would have happened! [Marie nods]
Frank: You'd be snippy too if this one was yammering at you all day long! You got nothing to complain about.
Ray: Hey, how do you know what I've been going' through over here? I actually have to live with her, so don't start with me, 'cause you don't know what the hell you're talking about.
[Frank stands up]
Quote from The Angry Family
Robert: [clears throat] Uh, if I may... You mentioned, Father Hubley, that I was not included in that book, and that is a very astute observation. And I do believe that my unique position in this... family, as that of an outsider, allows me to view this hodgepodge of life from a rather unique vantage point.
Ray: Top of a beanstalk?
Robert: And I do maintain that if anyone is to blame, Father, for this river of pent-up hostility that runs through this sorry bunch like you-know-what through a we-know-what... that person goes by the name... of Raymond.
Ray: Oh, sit down, you dope.
Robert: He is and always has been the center... the center of attention, the center of affection, he always gets the center chair in the kitchen. And this anger of which you speak, from the rest of these poor souls, stems from his unwillingness to share even the tiniest portion of the spotlight that shines, without end... on him.