Episode: 048 | Aired:
When Rays house is tented for termites, he moves his entire family into his parents house and gives Frank and Marie a taste of their own medicine. Maries initial excitement that Raymond has come home! quickly fades when the worlds greatest home intruders start to feel intruded upon. Sensing her in-laws growing frustration with the disturbance of their daily routine, Debra decides to have a little fun at their expense and help them like they always claim to be helping her -- until she and Ray realize that once again, they just cant win the game.
Episode: 051 | Aired:
After Raymond begrudgingly agrees to be the auctioneer at the Our Lady of Faith School auction for new playground equipment, hes pleasantly surprised with the laughs he gets at Debras expense. Debra warns him that shes going to get even, then retracts her threat, but its too late for Ray -- hes convinced of a conspiracy and terrified of soda in his face, Ben Gay in his shorts or Ex-Lax in his brownies. Eventually, Debra is able to get her message across -- without having to resort to any of those tactics.
Episode: 052 | Aired:
When Debras mother comes to visit the family for a week, Debra finds herself shocked to discover that she wishes her mom were more like Marie. Debras highly anticipated week of quality time with mom Lois quickly turns into a big disappointment when her mother seems more interested in the Renoir exhibit and her crossword puzzles than in Debra, Ray and the children. When her frustration with Lois disinterest reaches a boiling point, Debra makes the mistake of blurting out that she wishes her mother were more like Marie. Then she has the unfortunate double trouble of making amends with her mom -- and dealing not only with Maries glee, but with her claim that she deserves credit for teaching Debra parenting skills.
Episode: 053 | Aired:
After Debra suggests that she might be more consistently romantic if she werent in charge of the birth control, Ray decides to make the drastic move of cutting the wires. But after a discussion with Robert and other top medical experts he chickens out, but does muster enough bravery to go to the drugstore and buy the stuff. He even goes crazy and splurges on the rainbow pack, but the plan for Halloween romance goes awry when Grandpa distributes the chocolate coins in brightly colored wrappers that he found to the remaining trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood.
Episode: 062 | Aired:
Roberts entire demeanor changes when he starts clubbing with his patrol partner Judy and her friends. When he starts using expressions such as This is so whack and Im down with it and showing up in mustard-colored suits, Ray and the rest of the family find it hard to believe the extent to which Robert will go to fit in with his new friends.
Episode: 056 | Aired:
Raymond is in a bad mood. Forced to wait home all day for the delivery guy to bring Debras new curtains, he cant go out and play golf and laments to his brother that marriage is like a prison. So when Amy breaks up with Robert after he says he cannot commit right now, everyone blames Raymond for ruining his brothers life.
Episode: 059 | Aired:
Ray is overjoyed by the reaction he is getting from friends and family who received a personalized Barone toaster from him as a gift -- even Debras pretentious parents are thrilled with it. But, having heard nothing from his parents, Ray confronts Frank and Marie, the two people whose approval matters most, and is amazed beyond belief to hear what they did with the gift -- and then what they resort to in order to get it back.
Episode: 060 | Aired:
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. When Frank lets on that he felt sorry for crybaby Ray those many years ago and purposely threw the match, Ray is determined to prove to his father that he has what it takes to beat him fair and square. Or does he?
Episode: 061 | Aired:
When Marie discovers that Ray held an unchaperoned wild party at their home some 20 years ago, she is hurt and disappointed that her beloved Ray lied to her. Unable to forgive or forget, Marie can no longer put Ray on a pedestal. Hes been bumped for big brother Robert -- and its killing Ray.
Episode: 064 | Aired:
Just as Frank and Marie are about to embark on a high seas vacation, Frank hurts his knee and Ray, not wanting to disappoint his mother, agrees to accompany her on the Caribbean cruise. Its endless hours of shuffleboard and bingo and an extremely cramped cabin for two that can barely fit one. Could things get any worse for Ray? Marie, meanwhile, is having the time of her life soaking every ounce of fun in the sun. And back home, Robert is just about out of patience as caretaker for the injured Frank.
Episode: 065 | Aired:
When Debra and the kids go away for the weekend, Ray is forced to confront the real reason he doesnt want to stay home alone. What should have been a couple of days of bachelor living and freedom from responsibility for Ray instead turns into a harrowing experience -- one that can be traced all the way back to his childhood. Rather than enjoying the rare peace and solitude at his own home, Ray actually chooses to head across the street and spend time with Marie.
Episode: 068 | Aired:
Debra and Ray feel tremendous pressure to show each other a good time on a romantic weekend getaway in Vermont. From the moment they set foot in the quaint bed and breakfast, its apparent that they're trying a bit too hard for this to be a perfect weekend. Debra agrees to a tour of the Ben & Jerry ice cream factory; Ray suggests they check out a local antique fair. Meanwhile, Marie spies on Robert, who is left to babysit the kids.
Episode: 070 | Aired:
When Ray babysits for the kids at the park and Debra sees how sweet and helpful he is toward the other mothers, she demands to know why she doesn't receive the same treatment. Ray, on the other hand, wants to know why Debra is always so critical of him. The solution -- an experiment in trying to be more considerate and appreciative of each other. Meanwhile, Ray arrives at the waiting room of Dr. John Becker to pick up his friend Doug, who was hit by a foul ball at a Mets game that Ray covered for Newsday.
Episode: 071 | Aired:
After Ray urges Debra to go swing dancing with Robert (letting himself off the hook), he cant believe how infatuated the two become with their new hobby -- and its starting to tick him off. Meanwhile, Ray sees a side of Marie that he never fully expected.