Ray and Debra have a three-week-fight over who's going to put the suitcase away.



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Ray and Debra have a three-week-fight over who's going to put the suitcase away.

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Comedy | Family





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5 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Voted the fourth favorite episode of the entire series by the fans, and was rerun on March 7, 2005, as part of the events leading up to the series finale. The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. See more »


When Ray comes down the stairs with his plastic bag with his clothes in it, he goes into the kitchen and pulls a can of Canada Dry out of the refrigerator. When Debra rips the hole in the middle of Rays bag, he pulls out a new bag from the drawer and puts his soda on the counter. He packs his clothes in the new carrier and leaves his can on the counter, but when he goes to leave and slings the carrier bag over his shoulder, the can of soda is shown through the bag. See more »


Robert Barone: [Ray is sitting on the couch with a box on his lap. Robert comes in] Hey, what's up?
Ray Barone: You want some cheese?
Robert Barone: What is all that?
Ray Barone: I helped some guy get a job at the paper, so he gave me, like a cheese sampler.
Robert Barone: You've done nothing but eat cheese all day.
Ray Barone: I can't stop.
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Everybody Loves Raymond Theme
Written by Rick Marotta
Performed by Rick Marotta
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Who will give in first when it comes to putting things away?
29 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Ray has been away on a business trip and when he returns home, he carelessly leaves his suitcase on the staircase landing rather than taking it on up to the bedroom and unpacking it. Debra refuses to do it for him and decides to just leave it there on the landing until Ray does something about it. It has been sitting there for two weeks. Ray and Debra are in a standoff over the suitcase, with each waiting on the other to do something about putting it away. Ray's brother, Robert, comes over and sees the suitcase sitting on the landing. Robert asks Ray if he can borrow the suitcase for his honeymoon. Ray explains he and Debra have been locked in an "unspoken" battle of wills over the principle of who is responsible for putting the suitcase away. Although Robert thinks Ray and Debra are insane, Frank and Marie can easily relate and offer their own words of wisdom. Frank counsels Ray and Marie advises Debra on how to resolve their marital differences. This episode ends with Marie showing Debra the fork and spoon which she has had hanging on the wall in her kitchen for 45 years in spite of both Marie and Frank not liking them.

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