Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 1 Episode 10

Turkey or Fish

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 22, 1996 on CBS
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Debra's plan to create her own family tradition by serving fish for Thanksgiving is underminded by Marie, who takes it upon herself to make a turkey on her own. Meanwhile, Ray's idea of a traditional holiday at home becomes even more untraditional when the relatives opt not to watch football, much to his dismay.moreless

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Pearl Shear

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Robert Culp

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Warren Whalen

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Katherine Helmond

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • At the scene where Debra is preparing the meal. If you look closely at the fridge magnets, you can see on the freezer door that the number magnet show "666".

    • This episode's "Where's Lunch?" is a rubber chicken.

    • Retrieving the fish, Ray whips open the door to a still running dishwasher. Dishwashers won't run until a locking latch is in place, so he should not have been able to do that. Some dishwashers have push lever latches, like some cars have squeeze lever handles.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Ray: Mom, what are you doing here with the food?
      Marie: Well, if Debra made a fish, I cooked a turkey. In case people will want to, you know, eat.

    • Ray: (To Michael) You may say I'm very sneaky! That's why I'm glad you can't talk!

    • Uncle Mel: My god! That fish smell is like a....a punch in the face.

    • Marie: Where do you want me to put this turkey?
      Debra: I'll tell you where you can put it...

    • Lois: You want some yams?
      Mel: No, I hate yams?
      Ally: (dressed up as a yam) You hate yams?
      Debra: Aw, honey, he doesn't hate ALL yams.
      Mel: Yes, I do, I hate them; they're very binding!

    • Ray: Debra, calm down. You're reacting to missing squash like the time we left Ally at the mall!

    • Debra: Look, Ray, we want to start our own tradition, and Ally wants it to be like the first Thanksgiving.
      Ray: Well, why don't we have some smallpox then, too?

    • Ally: My teacher says they had fish at the first Thanksgiving.
      Ray: Yeah, well, people were stupid then, sweetie!

    • Ray: I got the last of the baking powder. I had to fight two old ladies to get it.
      Debra: What did you do?
      Ray: Nothing I'm proud of.

    • Ray: You want me to convince my parents to come here, and my sales pitch is, "mmm, mmm, fish!"

    • Frank: (looking at the TV) What the hell is this crap?
      Warren: That's soccer. Frank, only in America is football the game that you're familiar with. In many countries, when people refer to futbol, they actually mean soccer!
      Frank: In many countries people eat cats.

    • Debra: I can't compete with your mother's turkey, Ray. The woman has giblets in her blood!

    • Ray: It's just that my mom is such a great cook. Thanksgiving, that's kinda what makes my mom... worth it.
      Debra: Are you saying I'm a bad cook?
      Ray: No, but you're always worth it. See, that's called a quick save right there!

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