Everybody Loves Raymond s02e06 Episode Script


Down came the rain and washed the spider out Out came the sun dried up all the rain The itsy, bitsy spider went up the spout again I love that spider.
You know, they could be fussing and crying you start singing that song, it's musicaI chloroform.
That's great, Ray.
Look at this.
You told me you took care of the car guy.
Got another bill from him.
And the pediatrician is still sending us the bill because you haven't contacted the insurance agency.
The itsy bitsy spider Look, Ray.
I only asked you to do a couple of things.
Down came the rain Is it so difficult Washed the spider out Just next time Frere Jacques Hi, I'm Ray, and I live here in Long Island with my wife, Debra my 6-year-old daughter and twin 2-year-old boys.
My parents live across the street.
That's right.
And my brother lives with them.
Now, not every family would defy gravity for you but mine would because Everybody loves Raymond.
Hey, you didn't It's still warm.
Come here.
Sign your parents' anniversary card.
Look, a girI puppy nuzzling a boy puppy.
Well, you've captured them.
"No bones about it, doggone it, we love you!" I'm sorry.
I can't sign that.
I have an idea.
Why don't we send them the card you bought them? Now I get it.
I get it now.
"Doggone it," 'cause there's dogs on it.
Very clever.
I didn't see it at first.
I see it now.
- Wait a minute.
40th anniversary? - Yep.
That's a big one.
Are we doing anything? What do you mean, "Are we doing anything?" I mean, 40 years.
Is there gonna be a party or something? - "Is there gonna be a party?" - You know Yeah, I know, that kind of instant party where the earth just splits open and dancing girls fly out with cupcakes.
I'd go to that party.
- You're such an idiot.
- What? You're saying I should throw a party for your parents.
- I didn't say that.
- Why don't you throw them a party? They're your parents.
- Is it so important whose parents they are? - Yes! I'm just saying, someone ought to and parties are your department.
You're so festive.
- Hey.
- Hey, Robert.
Here's the ointment I borrowed.
I don't know what happened to the applicator.
You know what? Keep it.
Listen, Robert.
Are you planning to do anything to celebrate your parents' anniversary? Not really.
Why? Is there gonna be a party or something? - Debra doesn't want to make a party.
- Why should I make a party? It is their 40th anniversary.
Okay, look, if you two want it on your conscience that this occasion went by and you did nothing, that's fine with me.
I'm out of it.
I got them a card.
- So what do you think? - A party? I don't know.
Maybe we should get some chips.
- What, like potato chips? - Yeah.
- I like barbecue.
- Nice.
How about sour cream and onion? No, wait a minute.
Is that too much? It is their 40th.
- Yeah, that's true.
How about some dip? - You know what? We don't need dip.
- Yeah, 'cause the chips are already flavored.
- Right.
Wait a minute.
What about the main food? - Pizza? - No.
I had pizza last night.
- Chinese? - No.
Dad always imitates the delivery guy.
- I got it! I got it.
Six-foot hero! - Six-foot hero! - It goes with the chips.
- That's good! We get the chips, sandwich.
We get some ice cream.
- Yeah.
Who can't do this? - Of course.
You see? Wait a minute.
Six-foot hero.
Now, that's a lot of food.
I mean, who do we invite? - You gotta figure a foot a person.
- Right.
I can invite my girlfriend Amy, a couple of guys from the station.
- I can get Kevin and Andy - Stop! Now stop! This is your idea of a party? Didn't you hear? Six-foot hero.
"Stan, Lee, Albert, Lucy.
" What's this? This is a reaI guest list for a party.
Lee and Stan? That's a party? This is not for you! This is for your parents! You invite their friends.
And you're not having a hero sandwich.
It's not a Super BowI party.
- Not with Lee and Stan it's not.
- All right.
Know what we'll do? We'll make it a surprise party.
We'll have a nice buffet, some crudites, pasta salad But you didn't wanna do it.
I have to now because I can't let this chip fest happen.
Get a lot of ice.
Put a lot of ice.
Hi! You're home early.
How was the Happy Zone? - I'm tired.
- Of course you're tired because Grandpa was too cheap to park at the Happy Zone.
That lot costs $3 an hour.
I found a meter with time left on it.
Thirty-seven minutes? We had to run back so we wouldn't get a ticket.
You call what you do running? I saw other wives being picked up at the door.
I wish I could pick up another wife at the door.
Maybe we should throw them separate parties.
That was a wonderfuI brunch, you two.
But It was a little much.
We just thought that you would enjoy a nice anniversary brunch.
- We don't enjoy things, dear.
- Guess why.
All right.
Come on.
We're supposed to be celebrating today, right? This marriage is nothing to celebrate.
But 40 years, it's a big milestone.
- Think of all the good times.
- I had one good year.
There you go.
- The year I left your mother.
- What? Frank! The children! What's the big secret? We split up for a year.
I came back, didn't I? Wait.
What are you talking about? - We almost got divorced.
- What? There's a sad word: "almost.
" I suppose it can't hurt to tell you now.
We separated for a year.
It was a terrible time.
Separated? When? When was this? It's not important, dear.
I have to go to the bathroom.
I want to know.
No, wait.
Surprise! - Look, Frank, a party! - Holy crap! Ma, what is this story? Mom, Dad, happy anniversary.
Amy and I have prepared a few remarks.
- Come with me, both of you.
- No.
Your brother's talking.
Webster's Unabridged Dictionary defines wedlock as Just keep toasting.
I'll have them back in a minute.
- The toast is for them.
- So is the cake.
You know what? This is just gonna take a minute.
I made a spinach boat, so party down, everybody.
Hey, I saw cannolis in there.
Listen, I want to know MeI, thanks for coming.
You got any decent Scotch? Come on.
MeI, please, give us a minute here.
I was told there'd be widows here.
In there.
- When were you guys separated? - It was, like, 30 years ago.
Ray, I think the time for this is after the party, okay? Nice, Raymond.
Very nice.
I practiced.
Did you know Mom and Dad were separated? Again? Wait, you knew? Where the hell was I that year? - You were watching television.
- Yeah, Wild Wild West.
I'm sorry.
Do you want to blow out these candles? Oh, how lovely.
No cake untiI I hear the story.
I'm sorry.
It's getting very hot.
All right.
Come on.
Let's hear it.
We'd been living here in this house.
We had had the kids, and When I think about it, we were a lot like you and Debra.
What? - What do you mean? - Not like us.
Just like you two.
I think, Raymond, you were 6 - and Robbie was -10, Ma.
- It's Ray plus four.
- That's right.
And I remember Frank and I were just like you two.
Everything was normal.
We'd had our differences.
But this was the day I realized the man I married had no respect for me whatsoever.
Don't make this a production, Marie.
I remember, I'd been cooking all day and you were taking your own sweet time coming down for dinner.
When I think of how many times I yelled, "Frank!" A nice pot roast, little red potatoes carrots cooked in the sauce.
Before he even tasted a bite he had the nerve to ask me for salt.
Salt gives it taste.
That roast had taste.
It had oregano, garlic, paprika.
He wouldn't even try it! It's my house! I'm allowed to have salt if I want! Even if it destroys another person? You overreacted.
You're always overreacting! - You're the one who left.
- You threw me out.
Champagne for everybody.
We're busy, MeI.
- I've met my bride.
- Congratulations.
And you thought I was gay.
- We should get out there.
- No.
Not untiI they finish.
Give me a break.
Please tell me that cheese is from this party.
After your father left, we didn't talk for a long time and I thought it was over.
But then you realized you made a big mistake and you got back together, right? No.
Ray broke his arm.
Wait a minute.
Dad was there when I broke my arm.
Yeah, I started coming by to check on you.
Yeah, you were very concerned about Raymond.
He was very sweet with you, Raymond.
His arm was busted.
Everything kind of worked out from there.
How about that, Ray? There wouldn't even have been a 40th anniversary - if it wasn't for your little arm, huh? - Yeah.
Can we go now? I'm out of cheese.
You just came from brunch.
Like you're not gonna eat again.
I'm going in.
You with me? Wait a minute.
Doesn't that story bother you? No.
Why should it? It's water under the bridge.
We all turned out okay.
God, all this time I thought my parents ruined my life.
It turns out I ruined theirs.
You didn't ruin theirs.
They got back together because of you.
Right! They could've stayed apart met other people, led happy, fulfilling lives.
Your parents? They were different then.
Didn't you hear my mom? Back then, they were just like you and me.
That was the worst part of that story.
Debra, dear, the guests are dipping their cups into the punchbowI since there's no ladle.
Is that how you intended it? I'll get a ladle.
And they all lived happily ever after.
Do you know what time it is? Come to bed.
- Can't sleep.
- Listen.
You got to stop feeling guilty about getting your parents back together.
You know what? Think of them as, like, a terrible virus.
If they had met other people, the misery would've spread.
You kept it contained.
It's more than that.
- What, we're on to something worse? - Yes.
What are we having tonight, Ray? I don't know.
What if you and me What? What if we end up like my parents, staying together just for the kids? That would never happen, because I would take the kids.
And the house.
You can finish that.
What, you don't think we're happy? Yeah, sure, now we're happy.
It's easy to be happy now.
But you're thinking, like, what, in 20 years Who knows? My parents must have been happy once.
If you look at their wedding pictures, they're actually smiling.
- In some of them.
- Ray! We don't have to become them.
They didn't want to become them! Nobody wants to become them! - It just happens! - Nobody else can become them.
This happened to them because they're them! No! It happened because they settled.
Look, they got back together because of my arm.
By the time it healed they forgot they were never supposed to be together.
Now they're stuck.
- Till death do they part.
- They're not stuck.
I mean, come on, think about it.
There has to be a reason other than you why that marriage has lasted 40 years.
Got to be another reason.
What might that be? Spite.
How is this helping? All I know is, I love you.
Right? We love each other.
That's why we're together.
Isn't that enough? Yeah.
If you want to put all your eggs in that basket.
I just don't know how you could say that to Maxine.
- What did I say? - What did you say? It's called a mentaI health facility, Frank.
You don't walk up to somebody who's just been released and say, "How was the loony bin?" She thought it was funny.
She laughed.
She laughs at everything.
She's out of her mind.
- Hi.
- Hi.
Did you see how your father behaved yesterday? There was nothing wrong with me, and it's my house! That gives you the right to unbuckle your pants in front of people? What people? It's Lee and Stan.
And Maxine thought that was hystericaI.
You're impossible.
What about you? Wanting to dance.
It was a party.
Yes! People are eating.
Exactly why you shouldn't dance.
All right.
Stop it, will you? How can you keep doing this? What do you mean? We're having breakfast.
Do you hear yourselves? Why are you yelling? We're having a conversation.
No, you're not.
This is not a conversation.
It's bickering.
That's all you do.
Who are you to tell us what we do? Leave us alone.
The next time you want to dance, give me notice so I can kill myself.
I'll dance on your grave.
How are the eggs? - They're good.
Could use some more.
- Okay.
You want some eggs, honey? Sit down.
- Where are the peppers? - No peppers.
You always ask for peppers, and then you get heartburn.
It's not from the peppers! Here.
Get in on some of this.
Here's the salt.
- Is Robert here? - He's watching television.
How are you eating? Close your mouth before you chew.
Close your mouth before you talk.
- These eggs are good.
- Good.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Let me ask you something.
They're, like, happy in there, aren't they? What do you mean? I mean, they're, like, happy the way they are.
Of course they're happy.
Thank God.
Otherwise living here would be very stressfuI.
So I guess it wasn't just my arm, then, huh? Yeah, your arm.
You know, I've been meaning to tell you about that.
- You know how you fell off your bike? - Yeah.
You didn't just fall off your bike.
What do you mean? Dad was away so long, I figured he might come home sooner if you had a little accident.
Are you crazy? I flipped over the handlebars! I could've been killed! I thought of that.
Then Dad would have come to the funeraI.
I'm glad we talked about this.
It's been on my mind.
How about the time I fell out of the tree house? You.
- Bunk bed collapsing? - Me.
- Dart in the leg.
- Me.
- Hamster dying.
- God.
The time I almost drowned.
Lake or ocean? - Lake.
- You.

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