Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 8 Episode 15

Party Dress

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 16, 2004 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Ally: Mom, we gotta get to the mall. I just talked to Julie, and she's buying her dress today. She said she'll meet us there, so let's go.
      Debra: Honey, I have a PTA meeting, so your father can take you.
      Ray: Me? Wait, no, no, no, I don't even--
      Debra: You want to go to the PTA?
      Ally: Come on, Dad. Please, please, please, please, please? I want to get there before all the good colors are gone. I'll be in the car. (runs out the door)
      Debra: Your daughter's waiting. (Ray sighs and heads for the door)
      Robert: The guy never had a chance.
      Frank: While you're there, why don't you pick out a dress for yourself?

    • Debra: (after Ally comes in slamming doors) Ray, what's going on?
      Ray: Guess how much the dress cost. Go ahead.
      Debra: I don't know, like $100?
      Ray: (makes a buzzer sound) Eeeeeeh! Guess again!
      Debra: Just tell me, Ray.
      Marie: $120.00.
      Ray: Ehhh! Ehhh!
      Debra: Ray, knock it off.
      Frank: $147.99!
      Ray: Wrong. $250.00!
      Frank: Yes! I was closest!

    • Ally: Listen....I know that the dress was too expensive.
      Ray: Really? Wow. You see? I'm glad you feel that way.
      Ally: Yeah, I mean, I think the whole dressing up thing is kind of dumb. So does Molly, but her mom is just so--
      Ray: Horrible? Yeah, I know.
      Ally: I was gonna say excited.
      Ray: Well, yeah, that's what I meant....horribly excited.

    • Ally: (when Ray buys her the dress) Oh my gosh! I promise I'll do lots of chores to pay for it. I'll wash your car and babysit, and--
      Ray: Don't worry about any of that. You just go and have a good time.
      Ally: Why did you buy it?
      Ray: I bought it because...you're a good kid, and you don't ask for much, and I just want you to know that you can count on me to do things...when they're important for you.

    • Ray: Jerry, did you see what these dresses cost? They're $250!
      Jerry: I know. I was gonna get a lawn mower.

    • Ray: You know what I say? I say all the parents should protest and refuse to buy this fancy crap. That would just show Peggy she's not the boss of us!
      Jerry: Or get us all killed. I heard she once beat a guy up over some cookies.
      Ray: (embarrassed) Oh.....no, I heard that he beat her up, actually. Bad.

    • Peggy: I just thought it would be fun if for one night, all the kids looked nice. I'm just sick of the belly shirts and the thongs sticking out to here.
      Ray: Hey, listen, I don't like any of these things on girls under 21 either, but Ally doesn't dress like that!

    • Robert: I was always the best at hide-and-seek. Nobody ever found me.
      Ray: Nobody looked!

    • Marie: You know, Debra, you could save a lot of money if you make Ally a dress yourself. (pauses) Oh, that's right...well, how about if I make the dress and tell her you helped?

    • Robert: You know, Raymond, you could think of this as Molly's Bat-Mitzvah.
      Ray: Could we think of this as your "Shut Upzvah?"

    • Peggy: What are you making such a big deal about? You're a sportswriter--you make a lot of money.
      Ray: No, I write about people who make a lot of money!

    • Ray: That's a lot of money to pay for a dress.
      Debra: Well, you've never been a 13-year-old girl.
      Ray: You know, you're really running out of things to criticize me about.

    • Frank: Let me tell you something: you want that hate. If your kids like you, you've failed as parents.
      Robert: Allow me to congratulate you on your magnificent success.

    • Ally: (yelling at Ray) Well, I hate you!
      Debra: Congratulations, Ray. You're a successful parent.

    • Amy: $250 for a dress that will only be worn once? That's awfully expensive!
      Ray: Yeah, well, tell it to Debra von Moneybags.

    • Marie: You are not getting a TV in the bathroom!
      Frank: Then I'm bringing the toilet into the living room!

    • Peggy: Fine. Don't buy the dress. And then you can explain to Ally why she will be the only girl there without one. She will stick out like a giant nose on a stupid face.

    • Ray: (to the clerk) Let me ask you something. Don't you think that this is an awful lot of money to spend on a one-time thing?
      Clerk: That's not for me to say, sir, but how can you put a price on the smile of this beautiful young woman? (She places her hands on Ally's shoulders)
      Ray: You work on commission, don't you?

    • Ally: Dad, I don't think you can bring food in here.
      Ray: Hey, I paid four bucks for this cookie. I'm not givin' it up.
      Clerk: I'm sorry... (Holds out her hand)
      Ray: Hmm?
      Clerk: You can have it back when you leave.
      Ray: Okay. I know how much I ate.

    • Clerk: Now, may I help you?
      Ray: Um, yeah, we're looking for a dress for my daughter here. It's for the Peggy Ardelino party. I was supposed to mention her name.
      Clerk: Follow me. Here we are. These are the dresses for the Ardelino party.
      Ally: Wow, Daddy, look at them!
      Ray: Yeah.
      Ally: They're beautiful!
      Ray: Yeah, you can wear it to a fall party or just knocking around the house. Which color do you want?
      Ally: The blue.
      Ray: Beautiful. How much is it?
      Clerk: These dresses are $250.
      Ray: $250?!?!?!
      Ally: (turns to dressing room) I'll be in there.
      Ray: Whoa, whoa, wait a minute! $250?
      Clerk: That's with the 10 percent discount for mentioning Peggy's name.
      Ray: All right. Peggy, Peggy, Peggy, Peggy, Peggy. How much is it now?

    • Frank: Peggy. Hey, Ray, isn't she the cookie lady that beat you up?
      Robert: Hey, yeah. The cookie lady... she beat the chips out of you! (they laugh)
      Ray: Yeah, yeah. I can't wait until one of you two needs a kidney!

    • Ray: I still remember when you forced me and Robert to wear your homemade jeans.
      Marie: They were very nice. They looked just like the kind the other boys were wearing.
      Robert: They were velvet!
      Marie: That denim is very abrasive.
      Ray: Yeah, so were the other boys!

  • Notes

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

  • Allusions