Everybody Loves Raymond s06e17 Episode Script

The Skit

- Hey, Ma.
- Hello, dear.
Whatcha doin' there? Oh, this? This is called "polishing silver.
" Yeah, I know that.
It's just that we don't often see your silver.
Please, stop hinting, Debra.
The silver's going to Robbie.
It's already in the will.
Is this for Lee and Stan's anniversary party? Their forty-fifth.
They're our dearest friends, but I have to tell you, I never thought they'd last this long.
Where you goin', Robert? What's goin' on in there? Robbie is helping your father write a funny speech for Lee and Stan.
Get back here! We're not done! Oh, we're done, old man! Fine, fine! I don't need your help anymore! Marie, I'm not doing the stupid speech.
It's the one thing you have to do for the party! Well, now the one thing I have to do is eat shrimp.
You have to write something.
They're our dearest friends.
To hell with them.
You're impossible! Would you talk to him? He has to write something, otherwise Raymond Ma, don't even think of it.
Raymond Back! Back! Back! Read the will.
You can do it, Raymond.
You can do Lee and Stan's tribute! No, I can't! They'll be so thrilled! Ma, please, I hardly know 'em.
Raymond, they're our dearest friends.
No! No! No! We're practically related.
You lived at their house! What? When your father and I went to Atlantic City.
- That was a weekend.
- It was a long weekend.
You said it.
Raymond, you'll be wonderful.
Ma, I spend all day trying to write my column.
I don't have time to come up with an anniversary speech.
It's not a speech.
It was a speech when your father was doing it, 'cause that's all he could handle.
But you you can do anything! Not anything.
In fact, nothing.
Maybe you could do like an interpretive dance or something.
You could do a thing where you shut it! Whatever you do, try to mention my name is Debra.
Lee keeps calling me Donna.
Are you helping me? This has to be special, 'cause it's the evening's entertainment.
So I want you to feel free to get creative.
I'd like to feel free to not do this! I'm not good at this stuff! Oh You're a witty and charming boy.
Why don't you do a funny poem? A poem no! No way, no! You don't want to disappoint everyone, Raymond.
Yeah! You can't help out? Your mother thinks I am a moron.
I agree to help her and heat up some things for the party tomorrow.
Listen to her directions for me "Debra, these are mini quiches," then in parentheses, "French cheese pies.
" "Put in the oven tomorrow at 6:00 P.
" "P.
" is underlined! So what? It's not that bad.
Oh, no? Listen to this "Caution oven gets hot.
" - Hey, Deb.
- Hey, Robert.
What's up, Shakespeare? Shut up! How goeth it? I don't know.
Here, look at this.
"It's no wonder Stan was attracted to Lee.
He's an accountant, so he appreciates good figures.
" What are you saying? That Lee has a good figure? Have you seen Lee? Stop it! I know, all right? It's not funny.
These people are not funny.
They play cards and walk around the mall for exercise.
They're boring people.
It's too bad it's not Ma and Dad's anniversary, then you'd have material! You know what I was thinkin' of the other day? Remember the time Mom sewed his fly shut? What? When was this? We were in high school and she was sick of him sittin' on the couch all open and unzipped.
It didn't work, though.
He'd just come home, rip off his pants, and hang 'em on the front door knob.
And then he'd come in the house.
Hey, you know what? That's what you should do, stuff about your parents.
It's Lee and Stan's thing.
I know, but you could do like a marriage comparison.
You know, where Lee and Stan are a classic, successful marriage, and your parents are less classical.
That's true.
I would love to be able to bring up the time they drove a car through the living room wall.
Yeah, as opposed to Lee and Stan, who prefer to ring the doorbell.
- That's good.
- Yeah.
Or or how 'bout the time my father accidentally gave out condoms for Halloween? How 'bout the time that they fought for a week because they were literally comparing apples and oranges! Right right! I remember that.
I had to vote! Yeah, l it's good.
Hey, this is pretty good stuff.
Maybe we should do it.
You and me, we could do like a skit.
Sure, I'll do it with you.
W-w-wait a minute.
Wait a minute.
You cannot do that.
Yeah, sure we can.
You can be Lee and my mom, and I'll be Stan and my dad.
- That would be hilarious.
- Yeah.
What else we got on 'em, like the pants thing? Oh, no, no, no when I said that, I wasn't serious.
Count me out.
All right, you're out.
So how should we do it? Now now, look.
Really let me tell you something, Ray, this stuff is not funny.
What? You were just laughin'.
Yeah, but that was behind their backs this would be in front of their faces with all their friends watching.
Yeah, see, that's right, their friends, so everybody would know we were just kiddin' around.
I'm telling you, you shouldn't do this.
It would just humiliate them, and your children will be watching! The kids are gonna be at a sleep-over, and Mom and Dad are unhumiliatable.
I'm telling ya, this is very risky.
No it's funny.
I think it's funny.
Isn't it funny? I thought it was funny.
Ah, maybe we shouldn't do it.
You know what I always like? A good song parody.
A song parody? Like what? How 'bout something like, Lee and Stan have been married 45 years Lee and Stan have been married 45 years Oh, they like to play canasta and take walks around the malls and why not? It's marvelous exercise.
I think the skit is funny.
We'll do the skit.
- Okay, so I'll be your mom.
- You come in first Okay, wait, wait and finally this is how Lee and Stan might visit someone's home.
Ding-dong! Hello! Thank you for inviting us.
Oh, Stan, isn't this a lovely house? It certainly is, and you are lovely too, Lee.
Oh, thank you, Stan.
I love you.
And I love you, Lee.
Now let's take a look at how Frank and Marie might visit someone's home, shall we? Do you think Raymond is home? Let's find out.
Ba-boom! Hello, dears.
Make me somethin' to eat! Don't mind me, I'll just be going through your mail.
And I'll just be watching your television.
Oh, Frank, zip up your pants! Zip up your mouth! Oh my God, look what they leave lying around! The "Sports Illustrated" Swimsuit Issue! Holy crap! Gimme that! Frank, you know that's not what real women look like.
No kidding.
And just what magazine are you in, Frank? "Bald and Gassy?" Hey, my problem is, I got a lifetime subscription to you! And I can cancel it at any time! Make me somethin' to eat! Make it yourself! If I could make it myself, you'd be out on the curb! You'd love that, wouldn't you? I think we'd both love it.
And you know what else we both love? - Lee and Stan! - Lee and Stan! - Happy Anniversary! - Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much! I was crying, laughing.
Have you ever seen anything like that? It's better than Broadway! I didn't like it! Too much Lee and Stan! That was wonderful! I liked when you called him "Bald and Gassy.
" I knew him when he was just gassy.
Look who's talking! I said to Frank, "that's you to a 'T'!" You had this one down perfectly.
I was petrified! Well, we're glad you could enjoy it.
Better than Broadway! - Thank you.
- Yeah, thanks.
All right.
All right, now we can enjoy ourselves.
Well, Raymond, it's official They love you no matter what you do.
No matter what I do? You mean like provide crowd-pleasing entertainment? It just should be noted that everybody was drunk.
Drunk with laughter.
Oh, my-my, you know, I expect that from Raymond, but not from you, Debra.
I'm very disappointed.
No one's going to listen to Robert anymore No one's going to listen to Robert anymore All right You were wrong and we were funny And you can't stand it, honey Did I mention that you're due back at the zoo? Good bye, Max.
Thank you, dear.
Very nice.
Thanks for coming, Garvin.
Great party! First-class entertainment.
Hey, Ray, Debra Thank you, Garvin, thank you.
Robert, I want to see you in there next time.
You could be like a a big Indian! Or a a big, funny, galumphy waiter.
- Bye! - Bye.
Never liked that guy.
Marie, this was terrific.
Garvin was right.
Your show was top-notch.
Thank you.
Just remember who got Raymond to do it.
I couldn't have done it without Debra.
We had great inspiration.
She's right without us, no show! You two were so good.
You and Frank better get ready, because you might have to do something like that for their anniversary.
Oh, that I'd love to see.
We wouldn't know what to do.
Are you kiddin'? Lt'd be a piece of cake! - Oh, yeah? - Give us a little, Frank.
No, no, you two just do us some more.
No, no.
Go ahead.
"No, no.
Go ahead.
" That's him! With the nasal voice.
Yeah, nasal voice, all right.
Oh, I hurt my pinky when I was typing! The keys were so hard! I can't do this anymore! Oh, stop, Ray.
I'm trying to heat up soup from a can and it's very tricky.
That's you, Donna! It's "Debra.
" Who cares! Pay more attention to me! I'm a needy, whiney baby! My pinky! Stop! Stop! Ray, you never help me with anything around here.
Idiot! You're so mean to me! I want my mommy! Then go over there, because I'm too busy to be nice to you.
That's perfect, 'cause she's so mean to him, always! And he's such a baby! - I am not! - See! Stop! My stomach! You're killing me! More! Yeah, you know what, it's gettin' kinda late.
Yeah, it is, it really is.
Hey, Dad, do how he has no ass! I'm sorry, but that is messed up! I mean, that is just not funny! Why would they do that? Why? Because they have no class.
No class! Raymond, you left without saying good-bye to Lee and Stan that was rude.
Yeah, where are your manners? Me, manners? You, manners! You were right.
They have no sense of humor.
I think they're the feel-good hit of the season! What are you talking about, Raymond? Come on, you didn't like our skit, so you went out of your way to embarrass us.
We loved your skit.
Didn't we, Frank? Yeah, for those five minutes, I didn't mind everybody drinkin' my booze.
Let's just be honest, all right? We're sorry we made fun of you, we're sorry we hurt your feelings.
Hurt our feelings? We were laughing everybody was laughing.
Then why'd you lash out at us? What the hell are you talkin' about? We were bein' funny, just like you.
Bein' funny, just like us let me explain something about humor to you people.
Yeah, see? Right there.
That's a perfect example of something that's not funny! And also ugly! I think that you need to learn that usually what makes something funny is its tone, a light, comic feeling.
That's why people were laughing during our skit we had the spirit of fun about us.
Therefore, the audience was free to feel comfortable and amused.
Will this lecture be available on audio cassette? I'm tellin' you, Ray, I heard people laughin' at our stuff, too.
Okay, fine, if you want that kind of laugh those were cheap laughs.
- They were? - Of course, they were! Oh, Granny said "idiot" what's clever about that? Yeah, and when did I ever do this? All right, so let me get this straight it's okay to poke fun at Mom and Dad, but you guys are strictly off-limits? No, no No.
I mean, come on, Robert! There is a huge difference here! We had to think up what we were gonna say.
They were so ready with their attack! Yeah, it's like you practice it in your basement.
You know, I think what we're seeing here is that humor, while so often a tonic, can be a poison to those unprepared to take it.
Yeah, great.
Why don't you ba-doo-dee-do outta here? Okay well, see, a line like that just rolls off my back, whereas if I call you a name like "Nosey Nosenstein" you get your big honker all out of whack! Beep! Beep! Our skit was all in fun.
We were even worried about offending you.
Why would you be offending? You think you're telling us stuff we don't know? Marie knows she's a big pain in the ass! And Frank knows he's a pig with shoes.
Yeah, yeah, I tell you what would have been funny if you had talked about the time we drove the car through your house.
Now, that was hysterical! Okay, but you know, I really did hurt my pinky that time.
Oh, Raymond Raymond you have to believe me we didn't mean to hurt your feelings with our little imitations.
But now that I know you both are so sensitive, we will never make those kinds of jokes again.
All right? Wait a minute.
Wait a minute.
Wait a minute I mean, you're implying that we can't take a joke.
And, of course, we can.
Of course we can.
I love to take a joke.
Now that we know that you were just kidding around, we are fine.
We laugh at ourselves all the time.
Laughin' and jokin' all the time.
I mean, everybody knows that he's a whiney baby who needs his mommy and never does anything around the house That's right, and you're like an uptight, cranky yell machine.
With stick-out ears.
So you see, we have a perfectly good sense of humor! So everybody's okay, then? Yeah, sure.
Sure, absolutely.
Are you kidding? We're fun people! Okay, good.
Oh, I'm so relieved.
Yeah, me, too, 'cause there was no way I was gonna stop with the jokes.
We don't want you to.
No way.
That's what families are all about.
Good night.
- All right.
- It was fun.
You know, I gotta tell ya, I really misjudged you guys.
You're much better sports than I gave you credit for.
And your skit was funny, too.
- Thanks, Robert.
- Thanks, man.
You know, like I always say "Live, love, laugh.
" I'll see ya.
"Cranky, uptight yell machine"?! Whoa! What about you? "Whiney baby, needy mommy!" I only say that because it's true! Look out, don't want to turn on the yell machine 'cause there's no off switch! "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! My wife is being mean to me.
" Yeah.
That's a good comeback.
- "That's a good comeback!" - Oh, there's another one.
- "Oh, there's another one!" - Idiot! Ten eleven wait a minute there's a teaspoon missing! There's supposed to be twelve teaspoons there's only eleven! Ma! What the hell! What are you yappin' about?! There's supposed to be twelve teaspoons.
This is an incomplete set! What party are you gonna give with twelve guests? A big party, 'cause it'll be the reading of your will! Maybe it got scraped into the trash can.
Maybe it's in the trash.
That is not funny!
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