Moving Out
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Ray and Robert have dinner with the Stipes in "Moving Out"
Season 3
Episode 7
Air Date November 2, 1998
Cast Ray Romano
Director(s) Will Mackenzie
Writer(s) Tucker Cawley
Preceded by Halloween Candy
Followed by The Article

Moving Out is the 7th episode of Season 3, and is episode 54 of the full 210 episodes for the entire series. In this episode, Robert finally moves out of Frank and Marie's house for the first time since his divorce.

Episode InformationEdit


When Robert brings Amy over one night, Frank complains about the "racket" and Marie spies on them. Robert gets fed up with it and threatens to move out. But with a little coaxing from Ray, Robert actually does in fact move out.

After a while, Ray goes to visit Robert at his new place, which happens to be a room he's renting above a garage. The older couple he's renting it from, Harry and Rita Stipe, are almost exact copies of Frank and Marie. And with Ray's help, Robert quickly realizes that.

So when Ray tries to convince Robert to move back with their parents, Robert makes the decision to move out into an actual place on his own.

Running GagsEdit

Robert's ex-wife Joanne is mentioned in the episode, and, as always, the other characters talk about how horrible she was.

Ray also refers to Debra with some funny nickname: Snugglepants.


Actress Patricia Heaton was pregnant at the time of filming for this episode, so she did not appear in many of the shots. And when she did, she either wore big, baggy clothing or held some object, like a pillow, in front of her to cover up the pregnant belly.

This is one of the episodes in which Shamsky appears.

Music appears throughout the series, and in this episode, Robert is heard singing "I'm So Excited", originally done by The Pointer Sisters.


  • Robert: "I'm a grown man who lives with his parents and has to take babysitting jobs so he can make out with his girlfriend."

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