Episode: 076 | Aired:
When Frank starts showing a keen interest in Rays work, walking around in a jovial mood and not being his usual cheap self, everyone questions the radical change in behavior. Debra suggests that it may be because hes getting older, and Marie is convinced he has a chippy on the side -- that is, until Ray uncovers the real reason behind Franks transformation.
Episode: 077 | Aired:
Ray and Debra are discouraged when they realize that their sex life isn't what it used to be. They shrug it off by assuring each other that its not an unusual occurrence for older couples to experience since the kids are always underfoot, they're sleep deprived, etc. Trying to make themselves feel better, they approach Frank and Marie about what constitutes a normal sex life for an older couple, but are left feeling more inadequate when they discover the bedroom secrets of the elder Barones.
Episode: 079 | Aired:
Debra is upset when her hippie, free-spirited sister decides to become... a Sister. Its a good indication that something is up when Debras sister Jennifer shows up for a visit with rosary beads and prayer cards as gifts for the kids. Unable to share the real reason why she is so upset with Jennifers decision to become a nun, Debra reacts by accusing her sister of going through yet another phase and not being truly worthy of the calling to the religious life.
Episode: 085 | Aired:
When Debra raises the notion that Robert's reluctance to commit to Amy may be a result of his being gay, Ray thinks she is beyond crazy. But, after further thought --and closer observation of Robert's keen sense of style and panache for interior design -- Ray isn't so sure anymore.
Episode: 089 | Aired:
As Debra and Ray celebrate their 10th anniversary, she discovers that he taped over their wedding video years before with the '91 Super Bowl. Realizing how much he has upset Debra with his careless actions, Ray is willing to go to any lengths to atone -- little realizing that it will mean renewing wedding vows in front of family and friends with all the trimmings.
Episode: 084 | Aired:
Ray believes he has finally found the ultimate Christmas gift for his parents -- if nothing else, it will certainly be something they will remember forever. Ray is thrilled when he hits upon the perfect gift: a family photo that his mom and dad can treasure forever. But, when the day arrives to take the picture, Ray tries in vain to keep the peace when Debra and Marie have very conflicting opinions about the meaning of family in family photo.
Episode: 074 | Aired:
Debra is upset when she sees Rays giddy reaction to her friends recently acquired new and improved breasts. Anxious to find out whether or not Ray is content with her body as is -- or if he would prefer it if she too made some minor enhancements -- Debra decides to conduct a little experiment to determine just how truly satisfied Ray is with her current physique.
Episode: 075 | Aired:
Everyone in the family takes sides when Ray and Debra have a senseless argument over a newly purchased can opener that seems to have opened a can of worms. In a series of flashbacks in which Ray and Debra separately (and quite differently) relate to different family members what they claim truly transpired over the can-opener fiasco, Marie, Frank and Robert stick their two cents in as to who they believe was right and who was wrong. (You can guess whose side Marie is on!)
Episode: 081 | Aired:
Ray is bewildered, but not altogether displeased when Debra starts initiating sex on a more than regular basis. He cant believe his luck -- and good fortune when as a result of Debras new behavior its as if he and she were newlyweds again. Ray is even willing to give up his golf game to satiate Debras desires. But, never able to leave well enough alone, Ray looks for a reason behind her sudden burst of energy and gets a crushing blow to his ego.