Everybody Loves Raymond

Party Dress

Season 8, Ep 15, Aired 2/16/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Ray and Debra disagree over whether they should purchase an expensive dress for Ally to wear to a friend's formal 13th birthday party. Debra thinks they should, but Ray can't see spending $250 for a dress that will be worn only once. The price tag has Ray seething, especially since the mom he loves to hate, Peggy, is hosting the soiree. Naturally, Marie takes her son's side.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ray Romano

    Raymond Albert Barone

  • Patricia Heaton

    Debra Barone

  • Brad Garrett (I)

    Robert Barone

  • Doris Roberts

    Marie Barone

  • Peter Boyle (I)

    Frank Barone

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Ray and Debra butt heads over whether or not to accommodate the expensive dress code for a birthday party Ally is attending--which would probably be less of an issue if the party wasn't being hosted by none other than Ray's archnemesis "Peggy!"

    By Sparkler0383, May 06, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Debra: Look, Ray, Ally still needs the dress. She'll be the only girl at the party without one. She'll stand out. Ray: Oh, right, now you're just like Peggy. Debra: Oooooooh, so this is all because you hate Peggy. Ray: No. No, it's not. It's morally and ethnically wrong! Debra: You're out of your element, Ray.

    • Ray: Listen, I feel sorry for Ally, too, but isn't it more important that we don't raise spoiled kids? Debra: You're just saying that to impress your mother. Marie: And he has!

    • Marie: I agree with Raymond. Robert: (sarcastically, pretends to be tallying something down) Oh, Ma agrees with Raymond. That's forty years in a row!

    • Peggy: Hello, Ally's Dad. Ray: Hello.......Peggy. Peggy: Is there a problem here? Ray: Hey, Ally, um, give us a minute here, okay? Why don't you and Molly go down and take turns sitting in the massage chair? (kids leave, Ray turns to Peggy) A couple of us were wondering, what are you thinking? A formal party for 13-year-olds? I mean, yeah, I understand the milestones and the weird hormonal changes.......but you're not even Jewish!

    • Amy: What happened to hide and go seek and cake in the backyard? Frank: There's cake in the backyard? Robert: I was great at hide and go seek. Nobody ever found me. Ray: Nobody looked.

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    Notes (1)

    • Ally's best friend Molly is played in this episode by Alexandra Romano, Ray Romano's real-life daughter.

    Trivia (1)

    • Robert says that Ray could think about Molly's party as her Bat-Mitzva. However, a Bat-Mitzva, unlike a Bar-Mitzva, is held at age 12, not 13.

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