Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 9 Episode 15

Pat's Secret

Aired Friday 8:30 PM May 09, 2005 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary


Robert discovers Pat smoking, and she pleads for him not to tell, but smell of his clothes makes the family think he's the secret smoker.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Awesome

    It was awesome. That is all I have to say.

  • Robert catches Pat smoking and she pleads with him not to tell anyone. But after Amy smells smoke on Roberts Clothes it prompts her to believing Robert is actually the one smoking.moreless

    "Boring, Unimportant, Filler"

    Three words which I use to describe this tasteless episode. Not only is it irrelevant, but also very below the standards this great show usually sets. It could be seen as a technique of character developmentation were we see a contrary side to the usual bright and happy side of Pat but all I see it as is clearly destroying her character and the her reputation which was built up over a vast number of seasons. It is very evident why the writers of ELR chose to end the series while they did because if they kept producing episodes such as this they would deafinately loose this loyal fan.

    ELR FOREVERmoreless
  • this is an episode that has perfect timing and even better comedic writing!

    One thing that this episode is that it tries to teach a multitude of lessons in a form that people can understand and it does it with a big laugh. t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t. The reason I did that was because i run out of words real quick!moreless
  • Interesting

    Amy was a horrible addition to the cast. She is hideous, she is not funny at all, and most importantly, she is just not necessary. There were no problems with the main group of characters. The show was still able to create new and interesting storylines for years, so why did they have to bring her in? Hank and Peter were good additions though, played by comedy legends Fred Willard and Chris Elliott and they brought something to the episodes they were in.

    "I like to blow up fireworks." Just a great, well-timed line that he was able to make funny, despite it not being that funny.moreless
  • Great!

    Robert sees Pat smoking outside at night, and she pleads for him not to tell. He promises not to when it is revealed nobody, not even Raymond, knows, and Robert wants to know something nobody else does. But soon everyone thinks he is the one smoking. Then, all the Barones and Amy's parents tell secrets that they all have been hiding from each other.

    Not their all-time best, but it was pretty funny in places. It's pretty good considering it is one of the final episodes. It had a good plot and was handled well. Overall grade for me is a B+moreless
Chris Elliott

Chris Elliott

Peter MacDougall

Recurring Role

Fred Willard

Fred Willard

Hank MacDougall

Recurring Role

Georgia Engel

Georgia Engel

Pat MacDougall

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the scene where Ray, Debra, and Pat are in Debra's kitchen, Pat's purse keeps switching back and forth from her left and right shoulders.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Pat: I don't know what Hank would do if he found out I smoke. He has a jar on his desk with a black lung in it.

    • Marie: So all of a sudden, Pat's a hero? How about if I smoke "the pot?" Will you be closer to me then?

    • Robert: Listen, Hank, I know you're upset, but what your wife did is actually normal for many married couples. It wasn't really lying, it was more like just letting off some steam so you don't take it out on the person you love--like with Ray. He has to drive around the block two or three times every night with the radio blasting before he goes home to face Debra.
      Ray: (after a long silence) Are you CRAZY? Deb, listen, I--
      Debra: Oh, save it, Ray! You think I don't see you always hunched over the steering wheel with your nose sticking out?
      Ray: So you know, and you never said anything?
      Debra: No, I see you, and I get mad, and that's why every morning when you leave, I eat chocolate all day until you get home.
      Hank: That's a lot of sugar, Debra.
      Marie: Is that in addition to the drinking?

    • Pat: I know you're right, Debra.
      Debra: So you'll talk to Hank?
      Pat: Oh, good gravy, no!

    • Hank: Smoking! It's like you've never heard a word I said!
      Pat: Oh, I do hear you, Hank, and it's very difficult because you're always so overly certain about everything.
      Hank: You mean like smoking?? Well, why don't you just drink poison?

    • Hank: You know, whenever a faculty member brings me a youngster they've caught smoking, you know what the first thing is that I ask them? "Why don't you just drink poison?" Well, Mr. Barone, now I'll ask you, why don't you just drink poison?
      Robert: Do you have any?

    • Marie: (to Robert) Don't you know smoking can stunt your growth?

    • Robert: Welcome, Mom and Dad-in-law!
      Pat: (without emotion) Hello, Robert. (she sees Ray and lights up) Hello, Raymond!

    • Pat: Robert smoked a cigarette just to be closer and bond with me, which was very sweet, but just a little bit misguided.

    • Pat: I think you're the reason I smoke. You know I love you with all my heart, Hank, but if I didn't have my cigarettes, I think I'd have to fight you. Wow, that felt good to say. Thank you, Debra!
      Hank: Thank you, DEBRA?!?!
      Debra: You're welcome...(hides behind Ray)

    • Robert: Hey, Pat, I remembered how much you and Ray loved doing that puzzle last year, so I bought us another one: "The Ten Commandments." All ten of which I love, by the way, not a stinker among them!
      Hank: Actually, we've already done that puzzle.
      Robert: Damn!

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode was included on the Emmy Awards 'For Your Consideration' DVD for the final season.

    • This episode was nominated for the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series. Plus, Brad Garrett won the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series (also for "A Job For Robert").


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