Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 6 Episode 16

Lucky Suit

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 04, 2002 on CBS
9.2
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Robert is ecstatic when he is recommended for an FBI job. That is, until it becomes apparent that Marie's intrusive ways may be his undoing. This time, she may have gone too far and Robert may not be able to forgive and forget.

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  • Robert tries to get a FBI job.

    8.5
    Everybody Loves Raymond usually produces good episodes, but not on par with some of the greatest sitcoms of all time. However, it is episodes like this that allow you to realize how the show made it on the air for nine seasons. Powerful acting, Emmy quality performances by Marie and Robert, and a well-written storyline. It was as emotional as it was funny, and even though it was absurd, it is believable that these people truly might behave like that. The overrated Frank Barone was kept to a minimum, but Ray got too little screen time for being the star of a show. A key storyline for him would've put the episode into the 9's.moreless
  • Best episode. Ever.

    9.7
    This episode was spectacular and clearly above all the others in this season. It was very well plotted and well written. There was also great acting done by Brad Garrett (Robert Barone). This episode goes to show what extent Marie will go to to keep Robby out of danger. The part where the interviewer was reading the fax to Robert was very hilarious as well as the ending where Robert's "lucky hat" causes misfortune for Raymond. I'll also never forget the part where Robert was glaring at Marie angrily and she asks him "So how did the job interview go?" This episode was a dead-set classic and a prime example of great comedy.moreless
  • Marie's intrusive ways sabotage Robert’s FBI interview. Robert may not be able to forgive and forget his mother.

    9.0
    Marie's intrusive ways sabotage Robert’s FBI interview. Robert may not be able to forgive and forget his mother. “Lucky Suit” was one of the funniest episodes in the show’s sixth season. Brad Garrett really shines in this episode. We all know the importance of making a good first impression, especially during a job interview. We often are nervous under these situations. At first, Robert is frustrated to be in an interview without his lucky suit but he is suddenly shocked upon the interviewer receiving an apology letter from Marie. I was blown away. Robert’s stunned reaction was hilarious. He confronts Marie with a murderous look in his eyes and walks out of her life. Marie goes personally to the FBI and makes it worse. During the visit to the FBI, she shows great concern for her son. She never liked the idea of Robert being a policeman and sees that he is putting his life in harms way. The ending is pretty sweet as Robert learns how much his mother cares for him.moreless
  • This episode shows the best of Robert.

    9.5
    I think that this episode would have to be one of my absolute favourites in the history of Everybody Loves Raymond. Robert has quite the character face, whether it's the eyeballs or the embarassed look when Tom Garfield reads the letter that Marie faxes to him. Who doesn't like Robert? I don't know anybody that doesn't like him.



    He may have his bad days whether it's from breaking up with Amy or the fact that Marie treats Raymond as her favourite and pays little attention to him. He sure got attention from her in this episode, except when the whole family is getting ready to watch a sports show with Raymond on it. He feels better when Michael or Geoffrey, I don't who, gives him the lucky hat and it works when the show isn't on.



    This episode showed that Robert gets more attention from Marie than he thought.



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  • Robert has a job interview with the FBI. Marie irons his lucky suit for him and "accidently" singes it. To make up for it, Marie faxes a letter the FBI interviewer to put in a good word for Robert, which arrives during the interview!moreless

    9.0
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    This one is a rare gem in that it not only is one of the more hilarious episodes, it also is one of the rare moving episodes. A great character building episode and done well, not too maudlin, just real and heartfelt.



    The scene that starts it all, the interview, is one of the funniest of the series. The look on Robert Barone’s face, as the G-man is reading the letter from his mother, is absolutely priceless. The whole moment is so utterly funny, Robert, the G-man, Robert at Ray’s door, the letter itself.



    This episode was very well written. The touchingly tender undertone about a mother’s love of her son is rare poignant moment for Marie. She often dotes on Raymond, but rarely expresses her deep love and caring like she does for Robert in this episode. It is deep emotional baggage that Marie has been carrying around, fear of Robert's policeman job. She has been living in fear ever since he began his enforcement career.



    It is a great episode for both Robert’s character and Marie’s character. Not only is Marie’s plea for her sons safety a heartwarming and affectionate, but his eventual realization of her reasons, makes him

    realize that she really does love him. Both of these characters grow

    more robust because of this one. A real delight.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This was one of two episode submissions that won Brad Garrett his first Emmy for Everybody Loves Raymond. The other was "Raybert."

    • This was one of two episode submissions that won Doris Roberts her 2nd consecutive Emmy for Everybody Loves Raymond. The other was "Marie's Sculpture."

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Robert: It's like a whole new chapter in my life. "Robert Barone part 2"
      Frank: This time, he's fatter.

    • Geoffrey: Here, Uncle Robert.
      Robert: What's this?
      Geoffrey: I heard about your lucky suit, so I made you this lucky hat.
      Robert: Aww, thanks Geoffrey! That is so sweet of you, this means a lot to me--
      Marie: Quiet, Robert, Raymond's on TV!

    • Marie: Don't worry, you're a wonderful policeman.
      Frank: And you're a wonderful ironer.

    • Marie: I was only trying to help!
      Robert: 'Help'? What, like the guy who shaves your ankles before the electric chair? Is that the kinda help? (yelling) Thanks for the help! What do I owe ya?

    • Robert: (yelling at Marie) That's right! You're a saboteur, a saboteur!!!!!

    • Robert: This was my lucky suit.
      Frank: Looks like you're down to lucky pants.

    • Robert: Why would you do it? Why would you send a letter? The guy looked at me like I was a pathetic candy-ass mama's boy.
      Marie: Then he seems awfully critical.
      Robert: (yelling) He's the the FBI, Ma! I wasn't applying for a job at The Gap!

    • Robert: (to the family) I have excellent news.
      Frank: Your blue ox came home?

    • Frank: (to Marie about burning Robert's lucky suit) Hey, it's okay. Listen, get me some juice.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Blue Ox: Frank says to Robert, "Your blue ox came home?" He is referring to Babe, the Blue Ox which was a companion of legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Paul Bunyan was gigantic, as was his ox, so Frank was making yet another joke about how tall Robert is.

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