The episode begins with Ray bringing basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar to his house to meet Debra. But Debra is asleep and doesn't even realize he's there. This scene has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the episode. Frank mentions to his family that someone he knows got paid $50 for getting a funny little story published in Reader's Digest. So Frank, claiming that it's practically free money, gets the idea to send his funny stories in to the Digest. When he finally sees it in print, he considers himself a writer. Frank then hands Ray some of his work and wants Ray to turn it into his editor at the newspaper. Reluctantly, Ray does. Ray then gets a call from the editor saying how horrible and embarrassing it was. Ray is then scared to tell his father what the editor said for fear that Frank would be mad.
Did You Know?
[All trivia items for this title are spoilers.
When Marie cries about the ink not washing off her hands, the boom mic is visible in the left corner of the screen. See more
Hey Ray did you know that Mark Twain had a son who was a writer? His name was Choo-choo. Choo-choo Twain
The Where's Lunch production logo shows a plate of hotdog in a bun with mustard and chopped onions. See more
Everybody Loves Raymond Theme
Composed by Rick Marotta
and Terry Trotter
Used as the theme song for season 1 and 2. See more