This is the episode submitted to the Primetime Emmy Awards panel in 2005 for consideration in the 'Oustanding Reality Program' category. Unfortunately, Queer Eye lost to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Carson: You should get those things so that babies can't stick forks in electrical outlets. My parents never got those, and look what happened.
Ted (talking into a walkie-talkie): Uh, yeah, check, Filicia, we've got some bad fashion in sector 12.
Thom: Ted, you're in the kitchen, you moron, there's no fashion in there.
Ted: There is when I'm in the kitchen, dammit, look at me, head to toe!
Thom: These sofas are haaarible!
Carson: I'm an old, hard hag.
Maria: Thanks for teaching me the meaning of family...and most important, the meaning of love.
Ray: No matter where I'm sent or how far, our love will be together.
This episode caused a great deal of controversy and media coverage when several dubious things about Ray, the straight guy, came to light:
Ray was not due to ship out to Iraq in a few days (the main point of the episode). When the episode aired, four months after filming, Ray was still at home in New Jersey, but shipped out months later to Afghanistan.
Ray said on the show that he and Maria had been married for a year and a half, but that the US would not recognise a Colombian marriage license, necessitating a US wedding ceremony. This sparked a bigamy investigation as Ray's divorce from his ex-wife was finalised only 19 days before the wedding thrown on the show. Ray's lawyer released a statement to the press admitting there had never been a Colombian wedding within the time frame and all allegations were false.
One of Ray's former partners made negative claims about him, most notably that he did not support or have contact with his other four children, contradicting statements made about his daughter on the show. Ray's former partners allegations were proven false.