Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 3 Episode 18

Ray Home Alone

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 22, 1999 on CBS
8.4
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Debra brings the kids to her parents' house, and Ray stays home alone, which he's scared to do.

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  • Ray and Robert both back at the parent's house.

    8.5
    This was a funny episode about the fear of loneliness.
  • This is a very warm and personal episode that takes Ray and Robert back to the joys and horrors of their childhood.

    9.5
    Of the 209 individual episodes of ELR, this is one of the 44 that I believe have put this show into a category of its own.



    Debra and the kids go off to visit her folks in Connecticut, leaving Ray alone at night to face loneliness and the dark unknown. His first line of defense is his buddies who come over to watch sports on TV, but they must eventually leave over Ray’s whining protests. Next he goes to Robert’s apartment, interrupting Robert and his date as things were just about to get interesting. The date leaves, but Robert is indifferent to Ray’s pleas for a night of action. Robert knows what Ray is up to, sending him back to his big dark empty house (“…or is it?”).



    After failing to fall asleep in front of the Discovery Channel, and hearing strange noises, Ray finally retreats to his parent’s house. He is surprised to find Robert there, who got himself a bit scared about being alone at night. Thus begins a delightful four-way dialogue that delves into childhood fears, a mother’s protectiveness, and a father’s abuse of those fears. Secrets come out, confessions are made, and perhaps there is some healing of the scars inflicted by Frank so long ago. Feeling more united, Ray and Robert plan to get back at Frank by hiding in their bedroom closet with the idea of jumping out at him at the right moment. That moment never comes as it sounds to them like Marie has joined Frank, and worse, may be engaging in some form of intimacy! They rush out of the closet horrified at the prospect, only to find Frank alone, smiling in triumph. Marie enters in confusion as Frank announces, “I got them again, Marie!” He may have got them again, but he also brought them a bit closer to each other.moreless
  • very funny story and interesting all through out the whole episode well done writer and actors.

    9.2
    It is so funny and exciting. this is a classic story of raymond and robert being scared to stay home alone. While debra and the kids have gone to caneticat, ray and robert both go to frank and maries house. funny thing happen. e best of season three. It is a very interesting story, This is a very good episode of everybody loves raymond it is funny all the way this episode is one of the beast ever made of everybody loves raymond. the story was unique and full credit to the writers and the actors for comming up with this incredibable and funny story.moreless
Leslie Windram

Leslie Windram

Aileen

Guest Star

Kevin James

Kevin James

Doug Heffernan

Guest Star

Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler

Andy

Recurring Role

Jon Manfrellotti

Jon Manfrellotti

Gianni

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Andy: Hey, Gianni, I'll tell you my crying story.
      Gianni: Good, that can be my throw up story.

    • Kevin: I was watching the movie, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, where the dad was looking for his kids, and I cried. Because I knew that my father wouldn't look for me.
      Gianni: You wouldn't be hard to find.
      Andy: Yeah, you just look under the cookie that's crawling across the table.

    • Frank: Personally, I like leprechauns.
      Ray: What?
      Frank: Leprechauns—cute, harmless little Irish guys. And whenever I tell you a story, I would throw in a couple of leprechauns and scare the bejesus out of you.

    • (Ray is talking to Frank about his ghost stories)
      Ray: You scared the hell out of us. We couldn't sleep.
      Robert: Yeah, sometimes we'd even wet our beds.
      Ray: I never did that.

    • Ray: (To Frank) You don't remember the stories? Gargoyles in our closet, or a big brother who's just waiting for me to fall asleep so he can steal my brain.
      Robert: Or a little brother who's half spider.

    • Robert: Mom, I'm scared... to be alone.
      Marie: You mean for the rest of your life.
      Robert: No, but thanks for bringing up that possibility.

    • Ray: So what do you wanna do... hey, Jacuzzi, Jacuzzi, Ja-cuzzi ... bubbles in my heinie, Pop!
      Robert: So you're scared of being alone?
      Ray: Where do you get that from 'bubbles in my heinie'?

    • Robert: Discovery Channel, Cubby! Nature'll put you right out!
      Ray: Unless it's about monkeys, right?
      Robert: W-what?
      Ray: Nothin'. I just remember that you had a shoe tree, that you thought looked like a monkey... holding an axe.

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