Everybody Loves Raymond
Good Girls
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Ray, Debra, Robert, Frank, Marie, and Amy in "Good Girls"
Season 2
Episode 19
Air Date March 9, 1998 (USA)
October 4, 2004 (Canada)
Cast Ray Romano
Patricia Heaton
Brad Garrett
Doris Roberts
Peter Boyle
Madylin Sweeten
Sawyer Sweeten
Sullivan Sweeten
Monica Horan
Director(s) Joyce Gittlin
Writer(s) Tucker Cawley
Preceded by The Family Bed
Followed by T-Ball

Good Girls is the 19th episode of Season 2, and is episode 41 of the full 210 episodes for the entire series. In this episode, there's a discussion about the difference between Debra and Amy's love-lives, which in turn brings up hidden secrets about Marie's past.

Episode Information[]


Ray wonders why Marie is suddenly good friends with Robert's girlfriend Amy. Then Frank lets the cat out of the bag and tells him that Marie likes Amy more than Debra.

Ray and Debra later find out that the only reason Marie likes Amy so much is because she hasn't had sex yet and is saving herself for the right person. During the discussion, it comes up that Debra wasn't exactly a "good girl" before she got married. When Debra argues for her side, Frank blurts out that Marie wasn't exactly a "good girl" either. That's when the viewer finds out that Robert was conceived illegitimately.

Apparently Frank and Marie had been lying to Robert all these years about his real birth date. As it turns out, that current day was his real birthday.

Running Gags[]

  • Debra calls Ray an "idiot", as she always does.
  • Marie says her famous catchphrase: "I don't like that, Raymond."
  • Debra's lemon chicken is mentioned.


  • In this episode, the viewer learns that Robert was conceived before his parents were married. This incident is mentioned later on in the series in the episode "Marie's Sculpture" when Ray says that Robert was an accident.
  • In a long camera shot of the living room, a PlayStation can be seen sitting on top of the TV set.


  • Frank: "It was just the once and then we had to get married."
  • Robert: “ How old am I now “ after the family sings happy birthday

External links[]

Season 2 Episodes

Ray's on TVFather Knows LeastBrotherMozartGolfAnniversaryWorking Late AgainThe Children's BookThe GiftHigh SchoolThe LetterAll I Want for ChristmasMia FamigliaMarie's MeatballsThe CheckbookThe Ride-AlongThe Family BedGood GirlsT-BallTraffic SchoolSix Feet UnderThe Wedding: Part 1The Wedding: Part 2