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Everybody Loves Raymond

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Everybody Loves Raymond: Ray Gets a Tan

Debra calls Robert 'the handsome one' so in order to compete with his brother, Ray gets a spray tan. (01:46)

Everybody Loves Raymond: Marie Gives Marriage Advice

Marie gets real with her sons about the hardships of marriage. (01:53)

Everybody Loves Raymond: The Sculpture

Marie offers to donate a sculpture she made to the church auction, but the sisters picking it up don't think it's very appropriate. (01:40)

Everybody Loves Raymond: Robert teaches Ray to Dance

Robert gives Ray some dance lessons. (00:57)

Everybody Loves Raymond: The Toaster

Ray discovers the harsh fate of the personalized toaster he gave to his parents for Christmas. (01:49)

About Everybody Loves Raymond

Seinfeld. Roseanne. Romano: Three comedians who successfully parlayed their stand-up comedy act and personal experience into a long-running series. Based on the comedy of Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond is similar to Seinfeld in that single episodes are based on a simple incident spinning dizzyingly out of control, and shares with Roseanne a look at the fabric of a painfully funny family.

But as much as Everybody Loves Raymond has in common with those two groundbreaking shows, the most groundbreaking element of the series is how classic it is. Like The Jeffersons and All in the Family before it, Everybody Loves Raymond episodes often unfurl like one-act plays. Sometimes they become farce; sometimes they become a surprisingly touching portrait peeling back the layers of the characters. In I Love Lucy, when the title character gets herself in trouble, you see it coming and can't stop her -- nor would you want to, because the trouble is what makes that show so indelible. The same holds true for the title character in ,i>Raymond.

When Everybody Loves Raymond premiered September 1996, viewers were treated to a glimpse into the Barone family of Long Island, NY. Ray and Debra are parents to a young daughter and toddler twin boys. Ray's parents, Marie and Frank, and older brother Robert live across the street. In the first episode, the template of the show is clear: Ray's parents and brother intrude on Ray and Debra's lives - in this case, Debra's birthday party. For nine seasons, the same dynamic played out in varying degrees until the final episode, with the apotheosis of the comedy: Marie climbs into Ray and Debra's bed. And at the series end, when the Barones sit down for family dinner, you know they will continue their intrusive but loving relationship -- and we are all fortunate for the nine-year drop-in on their lives.

Series co-creator Philip Rosenthal drew on many of his own experiences. Check out "The Can Opener" episode, which he based on an actual spat with his wife, Monica Horan (who also appeared in the series as Robert's put-upon girlfriend and eventual wife Amy MacDougall).

Romano and Rosenthal assembled the perfect cast: Earthy-hot stage actress Patricia Heaton brought a feisty elegance to Debra. Brad Garrett's size and voice made Robert a memorable creation. Doris Roberts was the ├╝ber mom, and Young Frankenstein's Peter Boyle was the consummate meal-obsessed, oafish father. Notable regular guest stars included Katherine Helmond and Robert Culp as Debra's parents and Fred Willard, Georgia Engel and Chris Elliott as Amy's family.

The show garnered almost 70 Emmy nominations, winning for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2003 and in its final season in 2005. Stars Romano, Heaton, Roberts and Garrett all won individual Emmys, and the ensemble cast was nominated seven times for the Screen Actors Guild Award, finally winning in 2003.

The show is an exemplary case of "it's funny 'cause it's true." Wars of attrition over household items -- a suitcase on the stairs, lotion-enriched tissues, old records, sofa covers -- are the daily battles we all fight with love. Many of our lifelong dynamics (sibling rivalry, the judgmental mother-in-law, the plight of an unmarried 40something) are all heightened for the sake of a legendary character-driven comedy. The love this family shares, though sometimes with strings or lasagna attached, is not so different from our own... though of course we hope our parents don't drive their cars into our houses.

Everybody Loves Raymond TV Schedule

Thursday
September 25
12:12am
Fun With Debra
When the twins wind up having a great time with Ray on the golf course, a tightly wound Debra admits to her lackadaisical husband that shes disappointed they no longer have fun together.
TV-PG
12:48am
Thank You Notes
When Amy becomes annoyed that Marie is already asking when she's going to send out thank-you notes from the wedding, Debra seizes the opportunity.
TV-PG
1:24am
Home From School
When Michael stays home from school for two days in a row, Ray suspects he simply has homework he hasn't finished, but Michael claims thats not the case.
TV-PG
11:30pm
 
TV-PG
11:36pm
Misery Loves Company
When Debra and Ray become embroiled in an argument in front of Robert, he tells Ray that in order to find happiness with Debra, he needs to be more affectionate with her.
TV-PG
Friday
September 26
12:00am
 
TV-PG
12:12am
The Contractor
Tired of using Frank, Debra is pleased when she finds out Gianni can install a new stove in their kitchen.
TV-PG
12:30am
 
TV-PG
12:48am
Peter on the Couch
Although Robert initially tries to be civil with his houseguest, he finally loses it when Peter confronts him in front of Ray and Debra about why Robert is treating him so poorly.
TV-PG
1:24am
Liars
When Ray lies to his mother to get out of spending the evening with her, the lie grows when Debra and the twins cover for him.
TV-PG
11:30pm
 
TV-PG
11:36pm
Surprise Party
After Debras mother Lois suggests throwing Debra an "old-fashioned English tea party," Ray reluctantly agrees -- after she promises to do all the work.
TV-PG
Saturday
September 27
12:00am
 
TV-PG
12:12am
The Bird
When the Barones arrive at the Pennsylvania home of Amy's parents, they find that their differing family traditions encourage lots of lively conversation.
TV-PG
12:30am
 
TV-PG
12:48am
Jazz Records
Feeling guilty about a childhood mistake, Ray brings Frank a bag of CDs of all his jazz records, but they wind up in the basement with a stack of electronic gifts that Frank and Marie never use.
TV-PG
1:24am
Debra at the Lodge
When Ray arrives at the Lodge to find Debra having a great time singing and drinking with Franks friends, he can't help but mock Debra's new geriatric social circle -- until Debra tells Ray he could learn a lesson from the older gentlemen.
TV-PG
11:30pm
 
TV-PG
11:36pm
Slave
After mistakenly leaving Michael and Geoffrey home alone, Debra and Ray race home and discover that Ally stepped in to take care of the boys.
TV-PG

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