7.2
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Everybody Loves Raymond

Everybody Loves Raymond

CBS 1996

Everybody Loves Raymond revolves around Ray Barone, a successful sportswriter living on Long Island with his wife, Debra, 12-year-old daughter, Ally, and 8-year-old twin sons, Geoffrey and Michael. That's the good news. The bad news? Ray's meddling parents, Frank and Marie, live directly across the street and embrace the motto "Su casa es mi casa," infiltrating their son's home to an extent unparalleled in television history. Frank's favorite expression, "Holy Crap," is shouted at regular intervals, and Marie's "cooking advice" is less than appreciated by Debra. Brother Robert, a divorced policeman, is constantly moving in and out of his parents' house, and loves to drop over and resent Ray's successful career and happy family life. Ray and Debra just wish someone would knock once in a while. Finalizing it's 9th and final season, the cast and crew of "ELR" has had a very successful run, and it makes it even harder for them all to say good-bye. This show has a place in televi

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The 10 Best Episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond

Everybody Loves Raymond - S9E16

#1 - Finale

7.97

Season 9 - Episode 16

Ray fears getting his adenoids removed, but Debra convinces him to go through with the surgery. At the hospital, while Marie is in the bathroom, the nurse says that Ray isn't waking up from the anesthesia and everyone fears he may die. Fortunately, thirty seconds later, the doctor comes out and says he's just fine. Everyone agrees not to tell Ray or Marie about it; however, Frank ends up telling Marie who rushes over to smother Ray with kisses. Ray finds out about it and begins acting weird as if he thinks he really is going to die. After a couple minutes, he gets out of it. The show closes with the entire family sitting around the table eating and arguing, just like the Barones always have in the past nine years.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 154 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S3E10

#2 - No Fat

7.96

Season 3 - Episode 10

When Marie and Frank get some test results back they find out that they're not as healthy as they thought. So Marie throws out all the unhealthy food and makes Frank go on a diet with her. This doesn't sit well with him and the rest of the family when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of the traditional turkey dinner she makes a tofu turkey. So Ray orders a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from a restaurant. Debra thinks that Ray might have hurt his mother's feelings but it's quite the opposite when he catches Marie eating his Thanksgiving dinner in the middle of the night.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 202 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S6E16

#3 - Lucky Suit

7.92

Season 6 - Episode 16

Robert is ecstatic when he is recommended for an FBI job. That is, until it becomes apparent that Marie's intrusive ways may be his undoing. This time, she may have gone too far and Robert may not be able to forgive and forget.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 143 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S3E6

#4 - Halloween Candy

7.90

Season 3 - Episode 6

After Debra suggests that she might be more consistently romantic if she weren't 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.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 183 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S6E1

#5 - The Angry Family

7.90

Season 6 - Episode 1

The Barones clash even more than usual in the sixth-season opener when they get a child's-eye view of all the bickering that goes on in the family. The fireworks begin when the whole gang attends an open house at first-grader Michael's school, during which the kids all read stories that they've written themselves. Most of the students tell tall tales that are obviously fictional. But then Michael gets up and reads the title to his story, "The Angry Family." The shocked Barones fear the worst---and for good reason---as Michael begins the saga of a clan that is constantly arguing.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 182 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S2E17

#6 - The Ride-Along

7.89

Season 2 - Episode 17

Raymond decides to spend a shift accompanying his brother Robert, a policeman. Initially, spending a shift in the back of Robert's patrol car bores Raymond and he wonders why he even bothered putting on the bullet-proof vest. But his boredom quickly turns to terror during a chance visit to Nemo's restaurant that puts them in the middle of the hold-up. When Robert saves the day by throwing a hot pizza in the burglar's face, Raymond sees for the very first time how courageous his brother really is.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 153 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S9E14

#7 - The Power of No

7.88

Season 9 - Episode 14

Ray's latest manipulative plan involves constantly turning down Debra in the bedroom.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 142 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S4E22

#8 - Bad Moon Rising

7.88

Season 4 - Episode 22

Ray's attempts to alleviate Debra's PMS moodiness only make her more irritable. When Ray witnesses Debra's hypersensitive mood and generally annoyed reaction to everything he says and does, he checks the calendar and realizes it's going to be a long couple of days ahead. In his desire to get a "quick fix" for Debra's womanly problems – thus making his life a heck of a lot easier – he turns a bad situation worse by suggesting that a simple pill will help with his wife's insufferable mood swings.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 169 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S5E19

#9 - The Canister

7.86

Season 5 - Episode 19

Tempers flare when Marie accuses Debra of not returning a borrowed canister that holds sentimental value and Debra insists that she has already given it back. Debra is then horrified when she discovers that she does indeed still have the canister in her possession. With Ray and Robert's reluctant assistance, she concocts an elaborate scheme to get rid of the evidence, rather than confess to Marie that she was wrong and her mother-in-law was right all along.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 151 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S1E5

#10 - Look Don't Touch

7.86

Season 1 - Episode 5

Nemo's niece, Angelina, takes employment at Nemo's as a waitress. When Angelina catches Ray's eye, he has a lot of explaining to do to his wife Debra, especially when Angelina calls him at home. Ray accidentally leaves his wallet at Nemo's, and Angelina calls him at home to let him know she found it. But, because he feels guilty about his innocent attraction, Ray denies ever knowing her. When the situation is blown out of proportion by the Barone family, Debra decides to visit Nemo's to see what all the fuss is about.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 252 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S2E11
#11 - The Letter
7.84
Season 2 - Episode 11

When Marie crashes and ruins her Tupperware party, Debra decides that she's had just about enough of her mother-in-law's constant interference. She takes pen to paper and writes a letter to her mother-in-law, telling her to stop intruding into her life. Horrified by the problems that this letter might trigger, Ray does everything in his power to intercept the offending document – but he fails. Surprisingly, the family discovers that honesty really may be the best policy.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 174 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S2E25
#12 - The Wedding (2)
7.84
Season 2 - Episode 25

While the Barones prepare for a friend's wedding, Ray kiddingly asks Debra, "Why did you marry me?" When she hesitates, he flashes back to the not-so-magical night 10 years before when he popped the big question. Ray gets unexpected, unsolicited and unwelcome help with from his parents, but Debra says yes anyway. That leaves the gloomy groom wondering if she did so because she loves him or because she felt pressured. So Ray decides he's "gotta give her another chance to say no."

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 139 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S7E22
#13 - Baggage
7.84
Season 7 - Episode 22

Ray and Debra wind up in a two-week standoff over a suitcase. When Robert asks Ray if he can borrow a suitcase sitting on the stairway landing for his honeymoon, Ray explains he and Debra have been locked in an "unspoken" battle of wills since a weekend trip over who is responsible for putting the suitcase away. Although Robert thinks Ray and Debra are insane, Frank and Marie can easily relate and offer their own words of wisdom – with Frank counseling Ray and Marie advising Debra on how to resolve their marital differences.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 147 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S5E24
#14 - Frank Paints the House
7.83
Season 5 - Episode 24

When Ray and Debra find Frank painting their house, they find out that Marie put him up to the job due to his retirement. But, when Frank paints it the color they don't like, Ray fires him. That's when Marie reveals the truth behind Frank's retirement.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 131 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S9E15
#15 - Pat's Secret
7.83
Season 9 - Episode 15

Robert discovers Pat smoking and she pleads for him not to tell. Later, when Amy smells smoke on Robert, she thinks Robert smokes. Frank, Marie, Peter, Hank and Amy all think Robert smokes. Robert gets yelled at, and Pat doesn't tell the truth or back him up. The next day, Robert tells Raymond and Debra about Pat, and the family comes over. There is a bitter argument and then Ray and/or Debra yells out that Pat smokes. She confesses and tells the truth. There is another argument and Peter confesses something, then Hank, then Ray, then Debra. It ends with Frank and Marie telling them that they are weird and that they shouldn't do the stuff they are doing.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 133 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S5E25
#16 - Ally's Birth
7.82
Season 5 - Episode 25

As Ray escorts Ally to a father-daughter dance, he realizes how grown up and independent his daughter has become. As a result, he begins to recall the day, nine years ago, when the Barone clan welcomed her into the family, but not without incident. In the flashback, expectant parents Ray and Debra are caught by surprise when Debra goes into labor in the back seat of Robert's patrol car, forcing him to be called into action. Meanwhile, Ray and Debra plot to keep a pushy Marie away from the delivery room until after the baby is born, not an easy feat.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 106 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S3E26
#17 - How They Met
7.82
Season 3 - Episode 26

Ray and Debra reminisce about their fateful first meeting 15 years before. Memories flood back when Ray and Debra prepare Ally for her first playdate with a little boy. The first time Ray and Debra laid eyes on each other, their first kiss, the first time Marie met her future daughter-in-law and what she thought of her, and the first time Ray sampled Debra's cooking are all revealed.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 126 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S1E4
#18 - Standard Deviation
7.81
Season 1 - Episode 4

For a criminal-psychology course, Robert issues standard IQ tests to Raymond and Debra and boy, is Raymond smarting when they get the results. But his feelings change when he discovers that Robert was playing mind games with them by telling each they scored hired than the other.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 287 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S6E5
#19 - Marie's Sculpture
7.81
Season 6 - Episode 5

Ray and Debra are horrified when Marie presents them with an abstract sculpture she made in art class which bears a striking resemblance to a part of the female anatomy. Frank, on the other hand, is totally mesmerized by Marie's creation, though neither he nor Marie have picked up on it's erotic resemblance.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 160 votes.

Everybody Loves Raymond - S3E2
#20 - Driving Frank
7.78
Season 3 - Episode 2

After Frank has one accident too many, Debra decides that the kids can't ride with him anymore, which makes Raymond realize that his dad is getting older. Not only did Frank back into Robert's patrol car, but further investigation reveals that his driver's license is expired! Uncomfortable with the fact the he's not a safe driver anymore, Debra decides she doesn't want the kids in his car. But the most uncomfortable part for Ray is thinking about the fact that his parents are really getting older and unsafe driving is only the beginning of the journey.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Everybody Loves Raymond from 183 votes.

Last updated: mar 02, 2021

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Absolutely adore this show! It's an amazing show, and it always makes me smile :)

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Very funny show. Never get bored watching this.

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