Everybody Loves Raymond
Frank and Marie announce their plans to move into a retirement home in New Jersey - much to the relief of their family. While Robert is overjoyed to be getting his hands on his parents' house at last, Debra is surprised to find she has misgivings about losing touch with her in-laws
Not So Fast+
Debra and Ray visit Frank and Marie, only to learn they are facing eviction from their new home - so Robert is forced to let them move back in with him. American comedy, starring Ray Romano
Ray realises that the angrier Debra gets, the better their sex life becomes - so he decides to stir up conflict between her and Marie. American comedy, starring Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts and Ray Romano
Members of the parent-teacher association complain about Debra's outfits, leaving Ray facing the delicate task of persuading her to dress more conservatively in future. Comedy, starring Ray Romano
Ally comes home with a low grade on her report card. Ray is inclined to blame the teacher, but it turns out there is another reason why she is feeling distracted in class. Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton star, with Madylin Sweeten
Ray and Frank are pressured by their wives to join Robert in one of his therapy sessions - but the three of them decide to go to the racetrack instead
Debra invites her divorced parents to Thanksgiving dinner, and Raymond sees something shocking that convinces him they are getting back together. The truth, however, proves far stranger. Robert Culp and Katherine Helmond guest star
A Job for Robert+
Ray is annoyed to discover Marie is plying his brother with gifts of scented candles and massage oils. However, his mood changes when he deduces her real motive - to put Robert in a romantic mood, in the hope he will provide her with grandchildren
A Date for Peter+
Amy's brother Peter turns to Ray for advice on talking to women, while Debra decides to help out by throwing a party and inviting all her single friends
Debra nags Raymond to tidy up after himself, but he is more concerned with a letter he has received from his sporting hero - which accidentally ends up in the bin
The Faux Pas+
An offhand comment to the twins' new friend has dire consequences for Ray, who cannot understand why everyone is so upset - but he compounds his error by accidentally repeating the remark to the boy's father. Ray Romano stars
Frank puts salt on Marie's home-made lasagne, causing her to think she is turning into a terrible cook, but Ray and Robert discover their father has lost his sense of taste - apparently because of a potency medication he is taking. Comedy, starring Peter Boyle, Doris Roberts, Ray Romano and Brad Garrett
Amy chats non-stop through a basketball game, and Ray responds by suggesting to Robert that she talks too much - a criticism she does not take well. Comedy, starring Monica Horan and Ray Romano
The Power of No+
Debra cannot understand why Ray keeps turning down her advances - not realising that playing hard to get is all part of his latest devious plan to get what he wants. Comedy, starring Ray Romano
Pat asks Robert to keep her cigarette habit a secret - but he later has to come up with an excuse when Amy smells smoke on him, leading to a string of revelations for the family
In the final episode of the US comedy, Ray has a brush with death while undergoing minor surgery, but pulls through - leaving his family uncertain over whether to tell him what happened
Fun With Debra+
Hoping to rekindle their former fun-loving relationship, Debra decides to join Ray on a golf outing
Thank You Notes+
When Michael claims he’s too sick to go to school, Debra enlists Ray's parental aid
Home From School+
After returning from a romantic honeymoon in Italy, Robert and Amy come home to a guilt trip from Marie over their thank you notes
Misery Loves Company+
After celebrating three months of wedded bliss, Robert and Amy attempt to offer Ray and Debra advice on how to build a happy marriage
When Ray hires his contractor friend Gianni to replace their kitchen stove, Gianni’s laziness winds up giving Debra a slow burn
Peter on the Couch+
After Amy invites her brother Peter to stay for dinner, he makes himself at home on the couch and never leaves
Ray is forced to enlist Debra and the twins’ help when he tells Marie a little white lie that snowballs out of control
The Surprise Party+
Debra's mother convinces Ray to throw a surprise party for Debra's birthday
Robert and Amy convince their families to spend Thanksgiving together
When the kids ruin Ray's dictionary, Frank shares how Ray ruined his prized jazz collection, only for Ray to discover that he may not have been the culprit
Debra at the Lodge+
Debra accepts a position at Frank's lodge to help plan a member recruitment party, and Ray begins to resent how much time she spends away from home
When Ray and Debra start giving Ally chores around the house, Marie accuses them of turning her into their slave.
Whose Side Are You On?+
When Ray catches Debra making fun of him in front of their kids, he realizes his own mother turned him against his dad when he was a child too
Fed up with his wife’s constant lateness, Ray leaves Debra at home rather than take her to the ESPY Awards
Ray hits the roof when he finds out that he has to buy Ally a $250 dress so that she can attend her best friend’s 13th birthday party
When Ray gets an honorary degree from his alma mater, Debra is disappointed when he doesn't mention her in his acceptance speech
Robert gets caught in the middle when Marie and Amy argue about whether he should retire from the police force
Amy’s parents put Robert on the defensive when they point out his strange habit of touching food to his chin before he eats it
The Nice Talk+
Ray gets upset with Debra when he finds out she’s sharing intimate details about their relationship with her friends
Robert and Ray are shocked to find out that someone their age considers Frank to be their mentor
Robert gets excited when a modeling agent invites him for an interview
Jealousy rears its ugly head in the Barone household when Ray has a heart to heart talk with Amy’s mom, Pat, and the two instantly hit it off
Golf For It+
Ray and Robert’s sibling rivalry reaches epic proportions when the brothers get into tricky territory over who will have responsibility for Marie in the future
Depressed that Marie and Debra can't seem to resolve their differences, Robert decides to join a support group that the family believes is a cult
Debra convinces Ray that they should go for marriage counseling
When Ray complains that Ally has too much homework, Debra suggests he discuss it with her teacher at "Open School Night
Pet the Bunny+
Although his father is alive and well, Raymond decides to write a eulogy for him which winds up in the wrong hands
Who Am I?+
Ray starts to believe he's having an identity crisis
Robert Needs Money+
After deciding to lend Robert $1,000 when he complains he's struggling with finances, Ray and Debra are surprised when Robert uses the money for a vacation to Las Vegas
– Debra indicates she’s tired of sharing all her space with Ray, so he decides to give her exclusive use of their bathroom
The Annoying Kid+
Raymond finds himself at war with the young son of his new best friends
She's the One+
Robert is excited because he's dating a great new woman, and hints to Ray and Debra that she might even be "The One,"
The Barone men are afraid to spoil their Thanksgiving dinner by telling Marie that she needs eyeglasses
The Thought That Counts+
Ray lies to Debra about getting her a great Christmas present
Robert finally decides to propose to Amy
Somebody Hates Raymond+
Frank must find a way to fix his image with Ally when she catches him "sampling" some trail mix at the supermarket
Just a Formality+
Ray is dumbfounded when he finds out that Jerry Musso, a local sports radio broadcaster, can’t stand him, much to Robert’s delight.
Tired of being labeled the "evil witch" around the house, Debra convinces Ray that it’s his turn to discipline the kids
Robert is caught in a compromising position by Amy's parents when they arrive unexpectedly at her apartment
Meeting the Parents+
Ray starts spending less time at home when he volunteers at a hospital and becomes a hit with the patients
When Robert is put in charge of selecting his wedding invitations, Ray suggests he intentionally botch the assignment so that Amy will let Robert off the hook with their wedding plans
Sleepover at Peggy's+
Ray reluctantly takes his daughter to her friend Molly's for a sleepover, fearing another run-in with Molly's mother, Peggy
Debra gets annoyed with Ray when he seems pleased that she’s picked one of her attractive friends to replace her if she dies
Ray and Debra wind up in a two-week standoff over a suitcase
Debra and Marie give Raymond a guilt trip when they find out that the bachelor party he hosted for Robert was a huge disappointment
The Bachelor Party+
Debra gives a bridal shower for Amy, but her good intentions get sidetracked by Marie's overzealous participation
Like their relationship, Robert and Amy’s road to the altar is rocky
The Angry Family+
THE BARONES ARE MORITIFIED WHEN, AT OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT, MICHAEL READS ALOUD A STORY HE WROTE ABOUT AN ANGRY FAMILY.
Ray brings home an adult board game in an attempt to spice things up with Debra
Odd Man Out+
Frank is jealous when Marie starts hanging out with Marco
RAY IS MISTAKEN FOR A BACHELOR WHEN HE LOSES HIS WEDDING RING.
Ray and Debra are horrified when Marie presents them with an abstract sculpture she made in art class that bears a striking resemblance to a part of the female anatomy
Ray blabbers about his wrist hurting when he and Debra fell out of bed during sex. But when Frank hears about it, Ray pretends that it's because they fell down the stairs. While Frank is fixing the stairs, he falls into the basement and breaks his rib.
Frank Goes Downstairs+
Ray and Debra hurt themselves during a tryst and then lie to their family about how they got their injuries
It's Supposed to Be Fun+
Ray can't control himself at Geoffrey and Michael's basketball game
Everyone is horrified when Debra's newly divorced father brings a date to Thanksgiving dinner
Robert takes on Ray's identity thinking it will help him meet women
The family is disgusted with Frank when, at a college football game, he catches a football from a record-setting field goal and refuses to give it back to the kicker
A Christmas letter written by Debra and Marie updating relatives and friends on what the Barones have been up to during the year causes problems in the immediate family
Following an argument over the fact that Debra makes all the decisions in the house, Ray demands that his voice be heard more on household matters
Debra hurts Frank's feelings when she makes an insensitive remark to him while the family is stranded together during a snow storm
It's every man (or woman) for himself when Ray gets into a feud with the troop leader of Ally's Frontier Girls group over a cookie drive competition
Robert is incensed when Marie foils his chances for a dream job with the FBI
Ray and Debra put on a comedy skit playing "Frank and Marie" at the anniversary celebration of Frank and Marie's closest friends and are paid back in kind
The Breakup Tape+
When Ray and Debra reveal the mementos they have saved from their past relationships, Ray becomes insanely jealous
Talk to Your Daughter+
After Debra accuses Ray of being immature, Ray decides to take on the task of speaking to Ally about the birds and the bees
A Vote for Debra+
Ray has issues when Debra decides to run for president of the school governing board
Call Me Mom+
When Ray finally feels comfortable enough to call Debra's mother "mom," he wants Debra to reciprocate and start calling Marie "mom,"
Debra takes offense when Marie accuses her of being rude and the two wind up fighting and not speaking to each other on Mother's Day
The Bigger Person+
After Debra rebuffs Ray's advances to be intimate, it prompts them to reminisce about the first time they made love
The First Time+
Now that Debra and Ray's mom aren't speaking to each other, Debra goes out of her way to ensure that Ray doesn't spend time with his mother by waiting on him hand and foot so he prefers to stay close to home,
The First Six Years (1)+
Hollywood loves Raymond and will tell viewers why in a rebroadcast of a star-studded special
The First Six Years (2)+
Hollywood loves Raymond and will tell viewers why in a rebroadcast of a star-studded special
Italy: Part 1+
For Marie's birthday, the family goes to Italy. But Ray gets a cold and becomes miserable and Robert finds the woman of his dreams. But first he has to get past her father.
Italy: Part 2+
The show continues in Italy. Ray starts to appreciate Italy and Robert must avoid Stefania's father if he wishes to see tomorrow.
DEBRA IS HURT WHEN THE KIDS SEEM TO LIKE THEIR NEW BABYSITTER BETTER THAN THEY LIKE HER, ON “EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
Meant to Be+
Robert tells Amy about Stephonia because he thinks they're meant to be. Another breakup.
With the untimely accidental murder of Ally's hamster Pumpernickel, she and the family decide to give the pet a proper funeral.
Ray tries to write a book but gets rejected. Robert makes lieutenant.
The Walk to the Door+
At a wedding, Ray reunites with the first woman he dated. He tells the family about the time he didn't walk her to the door.
The 43-year-old Robert is dating a 22-year-old named Erica, and Marie and Debra find his new girlfriend way too young for his age. Frank invites her to his birthday party, which becomes a disaster.
EVERYBODY HATES RAYMOND WHEN ROBERT AND AMY BREAK UP, ON “EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
A man accidentally sneezes on Ray and he think's he's caught the man's germs.
Ray gets Debra a really great present for Christmas so she'll agree to let him go golfing.
What Good Are You?+
Ray starts to have second thoughts about himself after he didn't help Debra when she was choking.
Ray decides to take Gianni to the Super Bowl with him. But the rest of the family want's to go.
When Marie finds the diary that Ray kept as a boy, he is embarrassed about much of the sexual content, but she is only upset over a single mean comment about her.
Ray and Debra can't think of anything to talk about. Debra thinks they need to spend more time together.
The twins want to be fairies in the school play.
Marie doesn't want Robert to end up alone, so she invites Stefania to America. But she comes with her father.
Marie gives Debra a Humm Vac to help with the house. Debra loses her temper.
Marie thinks Debra has her canister, but Debra says she doesn't. But when Debra finds it in Ally's room, she gets Ray and Robert to help her sneak it back into Marie's house.
Ray invests money in a go-cart venture without telling Deborah. He says it is his money, so Deborah bills him for the job she does with the children and the house. Robert compares it to a wrongful death lawsuit - the value of life.
Let's Fix Robert+
Marie thinks somethings wrong with Robert. So she gathers all of the girls in Robert's life to come up with ways to help him.
Ray thinks his kids like Robert better than him.
Debra finds it hard to handle her parents' divorce.
Frank Paints the House+
Frank, Ray, and Robert paint Ray's house. And Robert and Ray find out something new about their father.
Flashback to when Ally was born.
Debra is upset when she sees Ray's giddy reaction to her friend's recently acquired 'new and improved' breasts.
The Can Opener+
Everyone in the family takes sides when Ray and Debra have a senseless argument over a newly purchased can opener.
Ray is suspicious when Frank starts spending quality time with him and acting all 'fatherly'.
Ray and Debra are discouraged when they realise that their sex life isn't what it used to be.
Upon drafting their wills, Ray and Debra must decide who would make the best guardians for their children, but their choice doesn't meet with everyone's approval.
It's a good indication that something is up when Debra's sister, Jennifer, shows up for a visit with rosary beads and prayer cards as gifts for the kids.
When Ray hires his overwhelmingly annoying cousin Gerard to assist him, and Debra points out how alike the two men are, Ray is mortified.
Ray is bewildered, but not altogether displeased when Debra starts initiating sex on a more-than-regular basis.
Inspired by how well the Barones got along at Thanksgiving dinner, Debra is intent on finding a way to improve her relationship with Marie.
While discussing the possibility of having to hold Michael back for another year of pre-school, Ray is shocked to discover that he too was left back when he was that age.
The Christmas Picture+
Ray is thrilled when he hits upon the perfect gift - a family photo that his mum and dad can treasure forever.
What's With Robert?+
When Amy raises the notion that Robert's reluctance to commit to Amy may be a result of his being gay, Ray doesn't believe it.
Bully on the Bus+
Ray and Debra have differing points of view on how best to handle the situation when they learn that Ally has been bullying another child on the school bus.
Everyone gets on Ray's case because he doesn't go to Sunday Mass and he decides to become a regular parishioner.
Ray feels tremendous guilt when he cancels plans with Robert, who then gets hurt in the line of duty when he should have been hanging out with his brother.
The Tenth Anniversary+
As they celebrate their tenth anniversary, Debra discovers that Ray taped over their wedding video years before with the ‘91 Super Bowl.
Ray thinks he's being the perfect father by taking an interest in Ally's 'hackidu' hobby. But when he inadvertently gives away her favourite card, he has to pay for his mistake.
Debra Makes Something Good+
Ray can't believe it when he samples Debra's braciole. Even though her past attempts at cooking seemed to have ruined his taste buds, it's simply delicious.
Marie and Frank's New Friends+
Ray and Debra devise a plan to push Frank and Marie into making some new friends, thereby leaving the older couple with less time to bother them.
When Debra realises that all her time is spent with the kids, Ray and his family, she implores Ray to take the kids out more often so that she can have more time to herself.
Still recuperating from his recent run-in with a bull, a cantankerous Robert is driving everyone crazy with his mean-spirited and nasty behaviour.
Bad Moon Rising+
When Ray witnesses Debra's hypersensitive mood, he checks the calendar and realises it's going to be a long couple of days ahead.
Confronting the Attacker+
After losing his nerve on the job during his first day back from medical leave, Robert quits the police force.
While out for a family dinner, the Barones spot Robert's ex-wife, which prompts them to reminisce about the demise of his marriage.
When Ray and Debra's house is tented for termites, they move the entire family into his parents' house and give Frank and Marie a taste of their own medicine.
After Frank has one accident too many, Debra decides that the kids can't ride with him anymore, which makes Raymond realise that his dad is getting older.
Debra decides to recruit a babysitter, so she hires Lisa, who is both highly recommended and very popular with the kids she babysits. But Marie isn't happy.
After embarrassing Debra at an auction, she vows to get even with Ray but doesn't tell him when.
Debra's highly anticipated week of 'quality time' with her mom, Lois, and the family quickly turns into a big disappointment.
Everybody Loves Raymond is a sitcom about Ray Barone and his wife, Debra, as they face Ray's parents, Frank and Marie, and his brother Robert too.
Debra's week of 'quality time' with her mum, Lois, and the family quickly turns into a big disappointment when her mother seems more interested in the Renoir exhibit.
Ray is jealous of Andy, whose article is published by Sports Illustrated. He feels better, however, when he learns they had rewritten the article.
The Lone Barone+
When Robert and Amy break up, Raymond is blamed by everyone because of some bad things he told Robert about marriage.
When Marie and Frank get some test results back they find out that they're not as healthy as they thought, prompting Marie to throw out all the unhealthy food.
Ray feels jealous of Robert when he visits his new apartment and sees that it's filled with beautiful women. Also, Frank turns Robert's old room into a lounge.
Ray is overjoyed by the reaction he is getting from friends and family who received a personalised 'Barone' toaster from him as a gift.
When Ray finds out that his father let him win a game of ping-pong when he was 12, he challenges him to a game.
Pants On Fire+
Marie starts to favour Robert when Ray admits to having a party 20 years ago. The tables turn, however, when Robert tells her it was his party, not Ray's.
Robert's entire demeanour changes when he starts clubbing with his patrol partner, Judy, and her black friends.
When Frank wins 'Man of the Year' at his lodge Ray and Robert are asked to make a video tribute about him.
Cruising With Marie+
Frank fakes an injury so he won't have to go on a cruise with Marie. Ray goes in his place, and to his utter dismay, gets mistaken for Marie's lover.
Ray Home Alone+
Debra brings the kids to her parents' house, and Ray stays home alone, which he's scared to do.
Trying to impress Robert when they visit the Baseball Hall of Fame, Ray uses his 'weight' as a sports writer to jump to the front of the line to meet a team of baseball legends.
Ray confides to Debra that her constant need to cuddle and 'be on top of him' when they are sleeping is causing him too many sleepless nights.
Debra and Ray feel tremendous pressure to show each other a good time on a romantic weekend getaway in Vermont.
When Debra gets a job, Ray isn't happy because now he has to help around the house. But when Debra gets fired on her first day, Ray tries to get her job back.
When Ray and Debra realise they're nicer to strangers than to each other, they vow to each other to work on changing their ways.
Dancing With Debra+
After Ray urges Debra to go swing dancing with Robert to let himself off the hook, he can't believe how infatuated the two become with their new hobby.
Robert Moves Back+
When Robert and Amy get caught alone by some of Robert's fellow apartment tenants, they are desperate to find someplace where they can have some time to themselves.
How They Met+
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.
Ray's on TV+
All the Barones critique Ray's substitute performance on TV.
Father Knows Least+
Ally is disobeying Ray and Debra: she's not doing what she's told to do and she's always in a bad mood. Ray tries to find out why.
Robert is depressed because it's the anniversary of his divorce. Marie and Frank try to persuade Ray to cheer Robert up.
After three lessons, Ally is bored of the piano. Ray doesn't want her to lose interest so quickly, so he asks Marie to teach him the piano again.
Ray has an anxiety attack while golfing. The doctor suggests more golf to help calm Ray down. Debra won't like that.
On their fortieth anniversary, Marie and Frank tell Ray that they almost got divorced once.
Working Late Again+
Ray tells Debra that he's going to be working late. But is he really?
The Children's Book+
Ray and Debra have a face-off to determine who can make the best children's book, with Ally as the judge.
Ray gets Frank a fish tank for his 65th birthday.
Ray and Debra go to Ray's 20th high-school reunion.
Marie has finally pushed Debra to her limit. Debra sends her a letter telling how she really feels about her.
All I Want for Christmas+
Ray tries to have sex with Debra.
Frank and his pals are re-enacting the Civil War and Ray wants to help.
Ray tries to find his oldest living relative.
Debra tries to learn how to make Marie's famous meatballs.
Raymond questions Debra about the budget and says he can do a better job – so she lets him try.
After Ray teases Robert about his police work being somewhat easy-going, Robert invites him on a citizen's ride-along. But Ray gets more than he bargained for.
The Family Bed+
Ray and Debra can't get a good night's sleep after Ally starts sleeping in their bed.
Ray finds out that Marie likes Amy more than Debra because Amy is a 'good' girl.
Allie starts on a T-Ball team and it's Debra's turn to bring the snacks. She brings something that is not on the approved food list and refuses to change it.
Robert proves to be a crashing bore when it comes to teaching traffic school, so he decides to practise his presentation on the family.
Six Feet Under+
Ray has a mid-life crisis when he finds out he's not six-feet tall anymore.
The Garage Sale+
Marie and Frank have a yard sale. But Ray doesn't want to sell the baby stuff.
The Wedding (1)+
After Raymond asks Debra why she ever married him, they take a walk back in time — to the very beginning of it all.
The Wedding (2)+
After Raymond asks Debra why she ever married him, they take a walk back in time — to the very beginning of it all.
Debra is sick and tired of having Raymond's parents and his brother show up unannounced. With her birthday coming up they try not to let Ray's parents and Robert to come over, so they can have a nice peaceful birthday party.
I Love You+
When newlywed friends make a public display of their affection, Debra wonders why reticent Raymond has trouble telling her that he loves her.
I Wish I Were Gus+
FRANK GETS A STORY PUBLISHED IN READER’S DIGEST AND DECIDES HE IS GOOD ENOUGH TO WRITE FOR HIS SON RAY’S NEWSPAPER.
For a criminal-psychology course, Robert issues standard IQ tests to Raymond and Debra and boy, is Raymond smarting when they get the results.
Look Don't Touch+
Nemo's niece, Angelina, takes employment waitressing at his place. When Angelina catches Ray's eye, he has a lot of explaining to do to Debra, especially when Angelina calls him at home.
Frank, the Writer+
When Frank gets a few anecdotes published in Reader's Digest, he submits his writing samples to Ray's editor, hoping to get his own column in the newspaper.
Your Place or Mine?+
Marie gets fed up with Frank after 40 years of marriage and moves in with Ray and Debra. Ray and Robert enjoy being mothered by Marie, while Debra spends quality time with Frank, who discovers salsa and is enjoying being a "bachelor" again.
When Ray's upper class in-laws come for a visit, he begs his parents to be nice to them and accept their differences even though their lifestyles are worlds apart
Win, Lose or Draw+
Ray gets tired of being treated like a kid at his father's poker game, so he ignores his father's advice, which he quickly regrets.
Turkey or Fish+
Debra's plan to create her own family tradition by serving fish for Thanksgiving is underminded by Marie, who takes it upon herself to make a turkey on her own. Meanwhile, Ray's idea of a traditional holiday at home becomes even more untraditional when the relatives opt not to watch football, much to his dismay.
When Robert is forced out as captain of Nemo's basketball team, Ray gets the title and the opportunity to lead his team to victory. Meanwhile, Frank and Marie are upset with Ray for de-throning Robert as captain, and feeling guilty Ray begs Robert to re-join the team....+
Ray discovers, after many years, that the autographed Mickey Mantle ball he got as a kid from his father isn't authentic. Feeling hurt by the fact that his father was not truthful about the ball, Ray decides he's going to tell Ally the truth about Santa Claus
When Debra comes down with the flu and is bedridden, inexperienced Raymond must take care of her and the three kids, complicating his plans to meet Terry Bradshaw.
Raymond can't face the fact that everybody thinks that his brother Robert is "classically handsome," while he is merely "adorable, like a hamster."
Debra, already annoyed at getting stuck driving the old car Ray bought from his parents, really gets upset when she discovers that it was his old "make-out-mobile."
Ray decides to replace the fake diamond on Debra's engagement ring, not realizing she'd already had it replaced with a diamond of her grandmother's.
When Ray and his family play Scruples after their cable goes out and they have nothing but time on their hands, they find themselves arguing about honesty.
When Debra tries to change Ray's pessimistic attitude about winning the "Sports Writer of the Year Award," he agrees to change his ways and become more upbeat—and suffers the downside of being the only optimist in his family.
Ray brings home a stray bulldog that reminds him of the dog he had to give up as a boy due to his allergies, but his brother, Robert, bonds with the animal and the siblings then have to decide who gets to keep him.
Irate neighbors are seriously up in arms over Ray's noisy dad and meddling mom; they demand a pow-wow at Ray's house, where his parents stumble upon the raucous caucus.
A radio psychologist comes to interview Debra for a book, but she winds up being more interested in Raymond and his family.
Why Are We Here?+
A flashback to when Ray and Debra first moved across the street from Marie and Frank.