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Everybody Loves Raymond: Working Late Again

207. Working Late Again

Aired November 3, 1997

With Ray working late all the time, Debra asks him to work from home so he can be there with the kids.

Quote from Marie

Marie: We didn't want to disturb you during dinner. But your motion-sensor light is not working properly.
Debra: It seems to be working just fine.
Marie: Now, yes, but something must be wrong with it because it didn't go on when Raymond came home.
Debra: No, Ray's not home yet. Did you get us that light so you would know when Ray gets home?
Marie: Also for your protection.
Debra: You know, instead of you looking for that light, we could just send white smoke up the chimney.
Marie: [chuckles] No, I wouldn't want to bother you. No, the light system works fine.

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Quote from Marie

Marie: That's terrible. It's just terrible.
Frank: What?
Marie: Raymond doesn't come home for dinner.
Debra: Marie, Ray has the kind of job where he just can't leave at 5:00. You know, games go into overtime, and players have to be interviewed. Lots of things come up at the last minute.
Marie: Let me ask you this delicately. ls it possible he doesn't want to come home?
Debra: What's the blunt version of that, you kick me as you say it?

Quote from Debra

Ray: I don't get you. You weren't happy when I wasn't here, and now you're not happy when I am here.
Debra: Yes, it's confusing, isn't it? Well, I guess that what I want is for you to want to be here but not actually be here.
Ray: I can do that. I can want to be here whenever you want.

Quote from Robert

Robert: Raymond, let me ask you, do these pants look all right to you?
Ray: Are you still growing?
Robert: She hemmed them. They're two inches too short.
Marie: It's nice to see a little sock.
Robert: Ma, I'm out there with criminals, okay? It's life or death. I have to be taken seriously.
Ray: Why don't you make them into shorts, like the mailman?
Robert: The mailman?
Marie: You're so unappreciative, Robert.
Robert: Okay, Ma, fine. I just won't get out of the squad car, okay? Let's hope there's no crime today. That'll give me time to just maybe go by the post office and I can talk about fashion tips with the other mailmen.

Quote from Marie

Ray: All right, I'll help with the bags.
Marie: Don't be silly, sweetie. No, there's no problem, I'm here. You go to work, Raymond and I can help Debra.
Debra: No!
Marie: That way, everybody'll be happy. Oh, cookies from a log. You heat them up. Well, that's almost baking.

Quote from Marie

Marie: I just read an article about this very thing in the New York Times.
Frank: We get Newsday every day. What are you buying the Times for?
Marie: I like the obituaries. They're very well written.
Frank: You don't even know those people.
Marie: Well, I feel that I do after I read about them.
Frank: So you've got a bunch of new friends, all dead.

Quote from Ray

Debra: Who works at home, Andy?
Andy: Golden from the Post. They set him up with a satellite dish, a fax, and a modem. He never has to leave the house.
Ray: You ever read his stuff? It's like he's phoning it in. Because, well, he is.

Quote from Ray

Debra: Okay, kids, say goodbye to Daddy.
Ally: Why isn't Daddy going to work?
Ray: Daddy's at work. I'm working at home.
Ally: Can I go to school at home?
Ray: No. You wouldn't like it. None of your friends are here, no one to talk to, all alone.
Debra: You'll be fine.
Ray: Me? I'm happy. Look at me, I'm going to work in my bathrobe. I'm like Hugh Hefner, minus everything good about his life.

Quote from Marie

Ray: I wasn't fired. I wanted to work at home, so I'd have more time to spend with my family.
Marie: That's so nice. You want to spend more time with us.
Ray: No. This family. My family.
Marie: I can remember when we were your family.

Quote from Marie

Ray: All right, thanks for stopping by and whatever.
Marie: Look at that.
Ray: Yeah, that's a fax machine, Ma. I've got a lot of important faxes coming in, and I gotta get to them, all right?
Marie: What's this one?
Ray: This is from Dave. Apparently he's faxed me... his buttocks.
Marie: I don't like that, Raymond.

Quote from Ray

Robert: I could've been a pretty good hockey player. You know, I'm big, had the toughness, good hand-eye coordination.
Ray: Yeah, but eventually, you would've had to let go of the side.

Quote from Debra

Debra: You know what? You're probably not getting too much work done here, are you?
Ray: Actually I'm getting all the games, and I like watching them without pants.
Debra: I know, but, like, I see all these distractions, you know? Your mother, and the kids, your father, your brother. Your mother. What I'm saying is, if you want to go back to the office, I will understand.
Ray: You're the one who told me-
Debra: I know, Ray. I was wrong, okay? Go back to the office! I can't take it! I can't live this way!
Ray: What are you talking about?
Debra: Just get out!
Ray: All right, calm down!
Debra: I can't! Look at the coffee pot! Again, Ray! And the schmutz is all dripping out, and... Look at them! God! Don't you miss your friends?
Ray: All right, I'll go back. I thought I was doing this for you.
Debra: Thanks, no. You've done enough for me. Really.

Quote from Marie

Debra: [on the phone] But, Ray, you promised. Come on, I made lemon chicken and everything.
Marie: He's not coming home for dinner? It might be the lemon chicken.
Debra: Yeah, she's here. Yeah, so's your dad. Pretty much everyone but you, again.
Frank: [enters] I smell lemon chicken.
Marie: It's no good.

Quote from Frank

Debra: So what did the article say?
Marie: Well, according to some new research a lot of people stay at work longer than they have to. They're happier at the office. It's easier. Yeah, there's friends and chitchat. And whereas at home, there are kids, and mess, and...
Frank: Nagging.
Debra: Well, I don't think that Ray would...
Marie: Oh, now I've upset you. Forget everything I just said. You know what? It's probably just the lemon chicken.

Quote from Ray

Ray: I know this looks bad but writing doesn't only happen when you're writing. A big part of writing is actually the thinking. Sometimes you're just thinking, and you've got to just say: Stop thinking about it, so you can just really "think about it." That's what we were doing here with the paper football thing just letting the thoughts jell up. I know. Look, it sounds crazy, but that is the writing process. So now you know.
Debra: Yes, I do.

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