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Everybody Loves Raymond

Every Night
9/8c

Doris Roberts

Marie Barone

Born Doris May Green, Doris Roberts' resume reads like a veritable history of '70s, '80s and '90s television, with guest spots on Alice, All in the Family, Baretta, Barney Miller, Cagney & Lacey, Empty Nest, Family, Fantasy Island, Full House, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mr. Belvedere, Murder, She Wrote, Perfect Strangers, Rhoda, Soap, The Love Boat, and The Streets of San Francisco. She was also a regular on a number of cult-favorite flops such as the Donna Pescow-header Angie and Erma Bombeck's Maggie. She won her first Emmy Award as a guest star on St. Elsewhere, appearing with frequent co-star James Coco. Coco and Roberts also starred together as the Van Daans in the 1980 TV remake of The Diary of Anne Frank. She gained another Emmy nomination for her work as Mildred Krebs on the 1980s classic Remington Steele.

The role of Marie Barone garnered her seven Emmy nominations, including four wins (three of them consecutive 2001-2003).

Before hitting the air waves, Doris Roberts was an accomplished stage actress, appearing on Broadway in The Time of Your Life, The Desk Set, Marathon '33, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, Bad Habits and Cheaters. In 2009, she returned to the stage in playwright Terrence McNally's play, Unusual Acts of Devotion at La Jolla Playhouse. She also has appeared in a host of films, including the Grass Harp, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and The Heartbreak Kid.

She is the best-selling author of her memoir, Are You Hungry, Dear?, published in 2003. That same year, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The U. S. State Department appointed Roberts a cultural ambassador, sending her to speak about hope to the youth of underprivileged countries.

Character Bio

The mother of all mothers (and mothers-in-law), Marie is the consummate cook and homemaker. She rules with an iron fist and a velvet glove. She dotes on her son Raymond to an extreme, but tries to make up for her favoritism sometimes, like when she irons her other son Robert's lucky suit. In fact, she is such a conscientious mother, she even goes to the FBI to vouch for Robert when he applies for a job there.

She has an intrusive relationship with her daughter-in-law Debra - especially over matters of cooking and cleaning. She's confident that she's the better cook, but shows a bit of guile when she sabotages Debra's attempts to make meatballs for Ray. Marie does, however, win fair and square in a contest of dust when a vacuum cleaner salesperson appears at Debra's doorstep.

She and her husband Frank have a very loud relationship, and are often fighting. As Debra describes the situation: "Frank and Marie are the type of a couple who would have a fight over who invented the lawn."

Everybody Loves Raymond TV Schedule

Saturday
March 28
9:30pm
Ray's on TV
Ray is devastated when he discovers his family lied to him about his television debut on a sports chat show. Guest Star: Kevin James, Roy Firestone, James Worthy
TV-PG
10:00pm
Ping Pong
To settle the score -- and maintain his dignity -- Ray challenges Frank to a winner take all ping pong match after Frank reveals that he purposely threw a childhood match so that Ray would finally beat him.
TV-PG
10:30pm
Boob Job
Debra is upset when she sees Rays giddy reaction to her friends recently acquired new and improved breasts.
TV-PG
11:00pm
Party Dress
Ray takes Ally dress shopping and is disgusted when he finds out that he has to shell out a small fortune so that she can attend the party of a girl whose mother Ray loves to hate.
TV-PG
11:30pm
Debra at the Lodge
"When Ray arrives at the lodge to find Debra having a great time singing and drinking with Frank’s friends, he can't help but mock Debra's new geriatric social circle.When Ray arrives at the lodge to find Debra having a great time singing and drinking with Frank’s friends, he can't help but mock Debra's new geriatric social circle.When Ray arrives at the lodge to find Debra having a great time singing and drinking with Frank’s friends, he can't help but mock Debra's new geriatric social circle."
TV-PG
Monday
March 30
9:00pm
In-Laws
When Ray’s in-laws come for a visit, he begs his parents to be nice to them. Ray admits to his parents that he doesn’t always see eye to eye with Debra's folks, but fakes it, and he'd like them to do the same.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Win, Lose or Draw
Ray gets tired of being treated like a kid at his fathers poker game, so he ignores his fathers advice and ends up losing all his money.
TV-PG
Tuesday
March 31
2:30am
Turkey or Fish
Although Marie has always cooked the traditional turkey for Thanksgiving, Debra decides its her turn to prepare the holiday meal.
TV-PG
3:00am
Captain Nemo
When Rays free time goes to coaching his basketball team in preparation for the Pizza League championships, Debra reminds him that their kids are growing up fast and he's missing precious time with them. Guest Star: Kevin James
TV-PG