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Everybody Loves Raymond: Working Girl

322. Working Girl

Aired April 26, 1999

Debra decides to return to the world of work with a job in copywriting.

Quote from Ray

Debra: God, look I can't go back there. It's just too humiliating. I just- Oh God, I don't know what happened to me. The whole time I was arguing with Charlotte I was thinking, "Come on, what are you doing? Stop talking." But I had to keep fighting for Pete Za.
Ray: You know, I know why you fight. It's because you're surrounded by Barones. It's a jungle here. It's survival of the fittest. No, if you didn't learn how to hold your own my mother would be wearing you as a coat.
Debra: Look, I'm not gonna blame your family for me losing my job.
Ray: Why not?
Debra: Because that's a big cop-out.
Ray: I'm doing it when I get fired from my job.

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Ray: All right, uh, we got milk, ginger ale and something pink.
Robert: Pink, please. [off Raymond's nervousness] What?
Ray: I sense a great disturbance in the force.
Marie: [enters] Hello, dear!
Robert: You gotta teach me how you do that?

Quote from Marie

Charlotte Sterling: Yes, we do have an opening and I'm sure that you're a really fast learner. But I really need someone with more PR experience.
Marie: You don't understand. I have to get out of the house. My husband drives me crazy.
Charlotte Sterling: Okay. Thank you for your interest.
Marie: Before you make any final decisions, why don't you taste this lasagna?
Charlotte Sterling: Right now?
Marie: Oh, please, dear. You're so thin.

Quote from Ray

Charlotte Sterling: It was really nice meeting you.
Ray: All right. Okay. I'll get out of your way. I'm sorry. I'm sorry that you didn't get to see Debra at her best. It's hard for her to be at her best all the time 'cause she's got so much to put up with. You know, there's me. I'm a much bigger problem than I look. And I don't know if she told you this, but my parents live across the street. Yeah, that's right. You know that guy that was bothering you on the phone? Imagine two of them coming over every day for the rest of your life. And she's already, she's juggling the kids and the school and the gymnastics. All right. Well, anyway, I'm sorry. You know what? You can refile that.
Charlotte Sterling: Gosh, I had no idea. How many kids do you have?
Ray: Seven.

Quote from Marie

Debra: Yeah, it's exciting, me going back to work.
Marie: Oh, yes, dear. I can't help wondering about the children, though. They're already so thin.
Debra: Ray, that reminds me. You're going to have to pick up the twins from preschool.
Marie: And I'll wait for them here. Someone has to be home now that they're latchkey children.
Debra: Please, Marie. Don't make me feel guilty about this now.
Marie: Oh no, dear. I respect your ambition. I mean, most women would just settle for having... everything.

Quote from Debra

Ray: You got fired? That's terrible.
Debra: Oh, don't pretend you care. You're getting exactly what you want.
Ray: I want you to yell at me?
Debra: You want me to stay home so I can take care of the kids and cook and clean and have absolutely no life. So how was your day, dear?
Ray: I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to answer that. Why did they fire you?
Debra: Embezzlement. I doctored the books and stole millions of dollars. Is chicken okay?
Ray: Well, if we're millionaires I think we're gonna order out.

Quote from Marie

Marie: I made some ravioli for the kids. They look so skinny compared to the other children.
Debra: Oh, my God! Oh, my God! I have to iron!
Marie: Don't panic, dear. I'll walk you through it.
Ray: Come on, what are you doing?
Debra: I've gotta iron my blouse for my interview.
Marie: Oh, you're finally interviewing cleaning services.

Quote from Robert

Robert: Don't pay attention to them, Deb. This is a family of dream squashers.
Ray: Dream squashers?
Robert: That's right. Everything I ever dreamed of they said I couldn't do. The drums--
Marie: Oh please, the drums were the worst.
Robert: Major league baseball. My career in space.
Ray: You were 6' tall in the third grade. They'd have to fold you in half to stuff you into the capsule.
Robert: Mission Control, man. I could've been Houston. You go for it, Deb. Drop a rocket on your back and fly. Fly from the dream squashers.

Quote from Debra

Ray: Train? Whoa, whoa, whoa. Where is this job?
Debra: If I get it, it's in Manhattan.
Marie: Well, that's a long commute. It's an hour there and an hour back.
Debra: Oh yeah, the commute. Gosh, I hadn't thought about that. [excitedly] I'll be able to read. Or just sit quietly.
Ray: And watch public urination.
Robert: Dream squasher.

Quote from Ray

Debra: Hi, I'm home.
Ray: Hey. How was dinner with the girls?
Debra: Yeah, it was-
Ray: Anybody look fat? What? I thought you liked that.

Quote from Ray

Debra: You know, Ray. Ever since the kids were born I've been just stuck in this house. I feel like I'm missing out. I need a change.
Ray: You're leaving me?
Debra: Eventually. But, anyway the girls were talking about all these exciting things they're doing, you know? Gayle's biking through Thailand. Amy got a promotion. Linda's getting her master's degree. Like, all I could talk about is, "The twins can pronounce their S's now and..." Ray! What?
Ray: Yeah. You had Thai food and Linda's playing in the Master's.

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Debra: I think I might go back to work.
Ray: What? Where's this coming from?
Debra: This is what I've been trying to tell you. Just part-time in PR, like I use to do. Amy said she's always hearing about openings.
Ray: You wanna work?
Debra: Sounds even better when you say it.
Ray: I'm not saying it, I'm asking.
Debra: Yes, I actually want to get out and do something.
Ray: What about-
Debra: The house will be fine.
Ray: Well, how about-
Debra: The twins are in preschool five days a week. And you did great tonight. Everybody's asleep. House looks great.
Ray: No, I didn't do great. My mother cleaned up. The kids aren't even home. They're at a racetrack.

Quote from Ray

Debra: Hey, hey, hey. I got the job.
Ray: What?
Debra: Yeah, I got the job. Two days a week I'm going to be a copywriter at the Charlotte Sterling Agency.
Ray: They just gave it to you like that?
Debra: Yeah, I had to fill out a W-4 and everything.
Ray: So there was no drug testing or anything like that?
Debra: I'm going to get to do so much there. It's a small agency. It's just Charlotte, me and the receptionist. God, I've never had a woman boss before.
Ray: Yeah, it's not that great.

Quote from Ray

Debra: Oh, honey, you're a great provider. No, we don't need the money. I just need to do this for myself, you know? Hey, wouldn't it be nice to have a extra money? I mean, what if one of the kids wants to go to Harvard?
[The camera cuts to one of the twins putting his sneaker in his mouth]
Ray: I think that kid might be a little disappointed.

Quote from Ray

Debra: Okay, listen. Can I use your office?
Ray: My office?
Debra: My boss wants me to create a new identity for a pizza restaurant.
Ray: Hold on. How about the kids, though?
Debra: Ray, I know you've had them for a couple hours already, but I need to get a head start on this, and you said you would help out more.
Ray: I didn't know by helping out you meant really helping out.
Debra: So this is not really about you losing your place as the wage earner. You just don't want to do any work around here.
Ray: Why is that so wrong?
Debra: You know what, complain all you want. I'm doing this. Dream squasher.
Ray: How about my dream, huh? The wife who doesn't want to go to work 'cause she's too tired from all the sex.

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