Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 3 Episode 7

Moving Out

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 02, 1998 on CBS
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Feeling pathetic because he lives with his parents, Robert finally musters up the courage to move out on his own—and into an apartment owned by a couple very much like Frank and Marie.

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  • Robert moves away from home, or does he?

    9.3
    In this tour de force episode, the producers went to great lengths to pull off a great gag: Robert finally moves away from home, only to wind up in a hilariously similar situation.



    When tensions between Robert and his parents flare up again Raymond secretly encourages Robert to cut the cord and get a life of his own. After some resistance Robert agrees, letting it be known that it was Raymond’s idea. Ray earns the wrath of Marie although Frank is quite pleased. Frank has great plans for Robert’s room as a lounge with hot tub, in other words a glorified bathroom.



    Ray goes to visit Robert at the apartment he has taken over the garage of Harry and Rita Stipe. He first comes to their kitchen, which bears a strange resemblance to that of Frank and Marie, but is an entirely different set. He meets Rita and Harry who also echo many of the qualities of Frank and Marie. He goes to Robert’s garage apartment where a seemingly content Robert tells Ray of rules and restrictions laid down by the Stipes that sound like Robert is living under the thumb of parents again, only now he’s paying rent. This is interspersed with a violent shaking of the set that terrifies Ray but turns out to be the working of the automatic garage door opener. Brilliant. Ray explains what is happening, but Robert is defensive at first. He points out differences such as the fact that the Stipes are Jewish. Ray finally talks Robert into leaving so that he can have a life of his own. Poor Ray has done the right thing, but this time he earns the wrath of Rita and Harry who loved having a policeman living on the premises.



    It would have been easy enough to have Robert move directly to his high-rise apartment, but providing this interim false step has given us one of the great episodes, and a rare look at the noble side of Ray’s personality.moreless
Anna Berger

Anna Berger

Rita Stipe

Guest Star

David Byrd

David Byrd

Harry Stipe

Guest Star

Monica Horan

Monica Horan

Amy MacDougall

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Ray: Those people, the Stipes? You put more make-up on one and twenty pounds on the other, that's Mom and Dad.
      Robert: What are you talking about, Raymond? They're nothing like Mom and Dad; they're Jewish.

    • Frank: Hey, what was with all that racket last night?
      Robert: What racket?
      Frank: Like around 9:00, I heard your girlfriend talking.
      Robert: Amy talking is "racket?"
      Frank: Well, she's not talking to me, so yeah, "racket."

    • Robert: Alright! Okay, I get it. I'm pathetic.
      Amy: What are you talking about?
      Robert: I'm a grown man, who lives with his parents, and has to take baby-sitting jobs to make out with his girlfriend.
      Amy: That's not true, Robert.
      Ray: It's a little true.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Frank says to Robert, "Hey, Yogi, let me get you a picnic basket," referring to Yogi Bear who lives in Jellystone Park with Boo Boo bear and causes mischief and takes picnic baskets from the tourists.

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