Ray Romano Thought He Was in the Afterlife on His Favorite Birthday

In this episode of Birthday Stories, Ray Romano talks about how his wife was able to successfully throw a second surprise birthday party for him. Even though Romano was on the lookout for a surprise, his wife managed to hide it under the guise of a charity request that included Dina and Clint Eastwood and Rod Stewart. Once Romano showed up to the charity event, he was welcomed by all of his friends and family from near and far.

Released on 12/21/2017

Credits

Starring: Ray Romano

Transcript

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[Interviewer] What was your favorite birthday?
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Not age, but like event on your birthday.
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Favorite birthday.
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My wife has surprised me
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twice
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even after warning her, do not do it, I will know,
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and yet she pulled it off.
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And I'll tell you how.
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You know, I get a lot of
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charity requests and my assistant brings them to me,
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emails them to me,
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and she put them on my desk.
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She put it on my desk
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a charity request for Dina and Clint Eastwood
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and Rod Stewart is gonna perform there.
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I looked at it and I said, oh you know Anna,
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my wife Anna loves Rod Stewart.
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I took it home
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so if I don't take that home to her,
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I don't know what their back up plan was.
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So, I had no,
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I suspected nothing.
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We went to the place
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and we walked in and I didn't suspect one thing.
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And it was like the people that came from Queens,
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and North Carolina, and at the Comedy Cellar.
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I used to love the band that played next door,
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she brought the band there.
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Oh my God. Yes.
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And I swear I thought
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did I, I might have had a car crash maybe on the way here,
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is this how you're greeted in (laughs)
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after you die?
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So now, my 60th is coming up
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and I'm giving the same warnings.
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'Cause I'm not gonna let that happen again
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although it was kinda cool that it happened.