List of Everybody Loves Raymond episodes
Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 1 22 1996-1997 September 14, 2004 January 17, 2005 December 16, 2004 2 25 1997-1998 December 14, 2004 July 4, 2005 April 27, 2005 3 26 1998-1999 May 3, 2005 January 16, 2006 July 12, 2005 4 24 1999-2000 September 13, 2005 May 1, 2006 April 5, 2006 5 25 2000-2001 December 6, 2005 July 3, 2006 July 5, 2006 6 24 2001-2002 May 9, 2006 October 2, 2006 October 4, 2006 7 25 2002-2003 September 19, 2006 January 15, 2007 April 4, 2007 8 23 2003-2004 May 8, 2007 July 16, 2007 October 3, 2007 9 16 2004-2005 September 18, 2007 November 12, 2007 October 3, 2007
Season 1: 1996–1997
# Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code 1 "Pilot" Michael Lembeck Philip Rosenthal September 13, 1996 9601 Ray is embarrassed when his wife, Debra, finds out about his family's invasive behavior and they try to prevent it before Debra's birthday comes up. 2 "I Love You But do not want to say it" Paul Lazarus Philip Rosenthal September 20, 1996 9602 Debra is dying to know why Ray can't even admit he loves her because he never says it. 3 "I Wish I Were Gus" Paul Lazarus Kathy Ann Stumpe September 27, 1996 9604 When a family member on Ray's side departs its Ray's job to announce the eulogy at the funeral ceremony. Marie is shocked to discover her alienated sister, Alda (Played by Jean Stapleton), is coming to the funeral. 4 "Standard Deviation" Jeff Meyer Steve Skrovan October 4, 1996 9605 Robert wants Ray and Debra to take an IQ test as part of a police assignment. Ray becomes neurotic when he discovers Debra is smarter than he is. But Ray and Debra's moods change when they discover that Ray was the one who scored the highest. 5 "Look, Don't Touch" Jeff Meyer Lew Schneider October 11, 1996 9606 Ray is attracted to a waitress at Nemo's and Debra finds out about the so-called "attraction" after Ray accidentally leaves his wallet at the restaurant. 6 "Frank, the Writer" Paul Lazarus Tucker Cawley October 18, 1996 9603 Frank begins to consider himself a writer after the Reader's Digest publishes one of his funny stories. 7 "Your Place or Mine?" Howard Storm Jeremy Stevens October 25, 1996 9607 Ray is babied again when his mother, Marie, who recently had a fight with her husband, Frank, moves in with Ray and Debra. Debra, however, upset about the idea of Marie moving in, decides to spend time with Frank. 8 "In-Laws" Alan Kirschenbaum Philip Rosenthal November 1, 1996 9608 The Barones go out to eat with Debra's parents, who seem to be the total opposite to Ray's parents. 9 "Win, Lose or Draw" Alan Kirschenbaum Kathy Ann Stumpe November 8, 1996 9609 As soon as Debra finds out that Ray lost $2300 to his father while playing poker at Nemo's with Frank's lodge buddies, she and Marie team up to get the money returned. 10 "Turkey or Fish" Michael Lembeck Tucker Cawley November 22, 1996 9611 Debra wants to start her own Thanksgiving tradition by serving fish instead of turkey. 11 "Captain Nemo" Michael Lembeck Steve Skrovan, Lew Schneider December 13, 1996 9610 Robert is elected the basketball captain by the other players on Nemo's basketball team, much to Ray's disappointment. 12 "The Ball" Jeff Meyer Bruce Kirschbaum December 20, 1996 9613 Ray is hurt when Frank admits that the Mickey Mantle autographed baseball he gave him as a child was a fake. 13 "Debra's Sick" Michael Lembeck Stephen Nathan January 3, 1997 9612 When Debra comes down with the flu, Ray intends to pitch in more by helping with the kids. However, Debra is still unsatisfied because Ray's parents, Marie and Frank, become a total disruption. 14 "Who's Handsome?" Howard Storm Carol Gary January 17, 1997 9614 Debra introduces Robert to her friend Amy. Debra then remarks that Robert is handsome, which concerns Ray. 15 "The Car" Howard Storm Lew Schneider January 31, 1997 9615 After winning back the Plymouth Valiant he drove as a kid, Debra is stuck driving it. She is angry because she believes Ray's parents conned them--but she is more angry when she discovers Ray only insists on keeping it because it was the car that he first got "lucky" in. 16 "Diamonds" Michael Lembeck Kathy Ann Stumpe February 7, 1997 9617 Ray is shocked to learn that the engagement ring he bought for Debra, with Frank's help, is fake. He intends on coming up with schemes to renew the ring--but the tables are turned when Debra announces she already changed it when she realized it was cheap. 17 "The Game" Jeff Meyer Tucker Cawley February 21, 1997 9616 When the cable goes out the family plays Scruples. The game quickly degenerates into a brawl. 18 "Recovering Pessimist" Jeff Meyer Steve Skrovan February 28, 1997 9618 Ray wins the Sports Writer of the Year award but can't enjoy it. Debra points out that Ray is a pessimist. (One of the Sports Writer of the Year Nominees is Chuck Heaton of The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio). Heaton is the Father of Patricia Heaton.) 19 "The Dog" Rod Daniel Bruce Kirschbaum March 3, 1997 9619 A Bulldog follows Ray home. 20 "Neighbors" Jeff Meyer Jeremy Stevens March 10, 1997 9620 The neighbours come to Ray and Debra's to complain about Frank and Marie's obnoxious behavior. 21 "Fascinatin' Debra" Jeff Meyer Jeremy Stevens, Tucker Cawley March 17, 1997 9621 Dr. Nora, a phone shrink, comes to interview Debra for a book she's writing. Guest Appearance: Desmond Howard 22 "Why Are We Here?" Jeff Meyer Ray Romano, Tom Paris April 7, 1997 9622 Debra and Ray reflect on their old apartment.
Season 2: 1997–1998
# Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code 23 "Ray's on TV" Michael Lessac Tucker Cawley September 22, 1997 9701 Ray earns a temporary spot on a popular sports television show and performs poorly, much to Robert's delight. 24 "Father Knows Least" Michael Lessac Lew Schneider September 29, 1997 9702 Ally is having trouble listening and is becoming very stubborn so Ray and Debra take a parenting class. 25 "Brother" Michael Lessac Jeremy Stevens October 6, 1997 9703 Robert is feeling lonely on the anniversary of his divorce. Frank and Marie suggest to Ray that he take Robert out to get his mind off it. It turns out to be a good night, until Robert finds out why it happened. 26 "Mozart" Ellen Gittelsohn Philip Rosenthal October 13, 1997 9705 Ally decides to quit her piano lessons and to encourage her not to, Ray asks Marie to give him some piano lessons so he can play something for Ally. 27 "Golf" Ellen Gittelsohn Ray Romano, Tom Caltabiano, Kevin James October 20, 1997 9704 Ray tricks Debra into letting him play golf, which soon weighs on his mind. 28 "Anniversary" Ellen Gittelsohn Kathy Ann Stumpe October 27, 1997 9706 Frank and Marie have a fight on their anniversary and accidentally let Ray know that they separated for a year while he was young.Then they got back together again when Ray broke his arm in an accident caused by Robert, which bothers Ray, who thinks that he ruined his parents life by keeping them together. 29 "Working Late Again" Will Mackenzie Ellen Sandler, Cindy Chupack November 3, 1997 9707 Debra becomes upset with Ray because he is always late coming home from work. Ray reluctantly decides to work from home, but soon Debra changes her mind. 30 "The Children's Book" Will Mackenzie Steve Skrovan November 10, 1997 9708 Ray and Debra decide to write a children's book together, but due to creative differences, they do so separately. Ally chooses Ray's story over Debra's, which leads Debra to learn to never ask Ray for help if she ever wants to get something done. 31 "The Gift" Will Mackenzie Ellen Sandler, Cindy Chupack November 17, 1997 9709 Ray forgets to buy Frank a birthday present, so he decides to get him an aquarium (which tops Robert's present of a television remote holder). Frank is thrilled initially with the gift, but soon changes his mind after one of the fish dies. 32 "High School" Jeff Meyer Jeremy Stevens November 24, 1997 9710 Debra goes with Ray to his high school reunion. [This episode retcons a crossover with The Nanny, where Ray appears in-character at a different high school reunion and was said to be popular] 33 "The Letter" Gary Halvorson Kathy Ann Stumpe December 8, 1997 9711 After Marie ruins her Tupperware party, Debra decides to write Marie a letter telling her how she makes her feel. The letter is read aloud in front of everyone, but Marie and Debra are able to reconcile. 34 "All I Want for Christmas" Jeff Meyer Steve Skrovan December 15, 1997 9713 Ray wants to be romantic with Debra around Christmas time. Of course, the family shows up once Ray's in the mood. 35 "Civil War" Gary Halvorson Tucker Cawley January 5, 1998 9712 Ray gets involved in a re-enactment of the Civil War and finds out that he is on a different team than Frank and Robert. 36 "Mia Famiglia" Brian K. Roberts Ellen Sandler, Cindy Chupack January 12, 1998 9714 Ally and Ray write a letter to one of Ray's distant relatives in Italy. Soon, this relative shows up at the Barones' front door. She brings warmth and togetherness to the family until a problem arises - she isn't really their relative. 37 "Marie's Meatballs" Brian K. Roberts Susan Van Allen January 19, 1998 9715 Debra wants to learn how to make meatballs the way Marie does. Marie teaches Debra, but secretly sabotages her ingredients setting Debra up for failure. When confronted by Ray, Marie admits to doing it in order to make sure everything "stays right". However, Marie apologizes and passes her recipes on to Debra. 38 "The Checkbook" John Fortenberry Tom Caltabiano February 2, 1998 9716 Ray thinks he can do a better job managing the family's finances but soon finds himself in over his head. 39 "The Ride-Along" John Fortenberry Jeremy Stevens February 23, 1998 9717 Ray gets more than he bargained for when he accompanies Robert on a "Citizen's Ride-Along" to get a glimpse of what a typical police shift entails - he witnesses Robert halt a robbery at Nemo's. Determined to give Robert recognition, he has his newspaper write a story about it, but things don't go as planned. 40 "The Family Bed" Steve Zuckerman Steve Skrovan March 2, 1998 9718 Ally is having trouble sleeping in her own room, much to Ray's dismay. Eventually, he turns to his mother for help, with disastrous (and comedic) results. 41 "Good Girls" Joyce Gittlin Tucker Cawley March 9, 1998 9719 Marie reveals why she likes Amy so much - she's still a "good girl". During a family dinner party, it is revealed that Marie and Frank engaged in pre-marital relations and were married early due to her pregnancy with Robert, showing Marie to have been not to have been so good after all. 42 "T-Ball" Jeff Melman Lew Schneider April 6, 1998 9720 Ally is involved in T-Ball and Debra tangles with the chairperson of the event about approved snacks, and expects Ray to support her. Ray, however, complies with the demands of the snacks and attempts to keep it from Debra. 43 "Traffic School" John Fortenberry Kathy Ann Stumpe April 20, 1998 9721 Robert teaches traffic school to earn some extra cash, but the students disliked his lessons, so he practices his teaching routine on his family. The initial lesson doesn't go over very well, so Robert attempts to lighten the mood with ventriloquism. 44 "Six Feet Under" Jeff Melman Cindy Chupack, Steve Skrovan, Tom Caltabiano April 27, 1998 9722 Ray believes he is shrinking, and immediately believes he's going through a mid-life crisis. He panics and vastly over-analyzes the situation, much to Debra's dismay. 45 "The Garage Sale" Jeff Melman Ellen Sandler, Jeremy Stevens, Lew Schneider, Tucker Cawley May 4, 1998 9723 Frank holds a garage sale. Ray and Debra help out, but it appears that Ray isn't quite ready to give away the baby clothes and crib, as he isn't sure that he wants to be done having children. 46 "The Wedding, Part 1" Jeff Melman Philip Rosenthal, Ray Romano May 11, 1998 9724 Flashback to Ray and Debra's wedding. Ray indirectly proposes to Debra, who happily accepts. Ray, however, begins to wonder if Debra really loves him and if she's marrying him only to have a fancy wedding. 47 "The Wedding, Part 2" Jeff Melman Philip Rosenthal, Ray Romano May 18, 1998 9725 Flashback to Ray and Debra's wedding. Frank attempts to take some of the pressure off of Ray by encouraging him to drink whiskey before the ceremony.
Season 3: 1998–1999
# Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code 48 "The Invasion" Will Mackenzie Ellen Sandler September 21, 1998 9801 When Ray and Debra's house is fumigated, they move in with Frank and Marie. However, when Marie informs Ray that Debra is being intrusive, Debra decides to show how real intrusive she can be and encourages Ray to join her. 49 "Driving Frank" Will Mackenzie Cindy Chupack September 28, 1998 9802 After Frank has another car accident, Robert gives him a ticket which leads Debra to be worried about Frank driving the kids. Ray and Debra then find out that Frank's driving license expired. 50 "The Sitter" Will Mackenzie Lew Schneider October 5, 1998 9803 Ray and Debra hire a baby sitter, much to Marie's shock and disappointment. At first Ray and Debra think it's a good idea because they are able to spend more time with each other, but when the kids favour her more than Debra, Debra decides to give her up and leave the babysitting jobs to Marie. 51 "Getting Even" Steve Zuckerman Steve Skrovan October 12, 1998 9804 When Ray embarrasses Debra at a school fundraiser, Ray develops neurotic behaviour when he thinks Debra is going to get him back. 52 "The Visit" Richard Marion Susan Van Allen October 19, 1998 9805 Debra's mother comes to visit and Debra realizes she wishes her mom were more like Marie. 53 "Halloween Candy" Steve Zuckerman Steve Skrovan October 26, 1998 9806 Debra pressures Ray into getting a vasectomy, but Ray has another idea. Frank is left alone at the house to give out candy. When he runs out he gives out condoms by mistake. 54 "Moving Out" Will Mackenzie Tucker Cawley November 2, 1998 9807 Robert moves out and into the garage of a couple similar to Frank and Marie. 55 "The Article" Will Mackenzie Tom Caltabiano November 9, 1998 9808 Ray feels jealous when Andy's article is published in Sports Illustrated. 56 "The Lone Barone" Will Mackenzie Tom Caltabiano, Jeremy Stevens November 16, 1998 9809 Ray is blamed when Robert and Amy break up. 57 "No Fat" Steve Zuckerman Susan Van Allen, Ellen Sandler November 23, 1998 9810 When Marie's cholesterol is close to the danger zone, she decides to cook fat free. This includes making a tofu turkey for Thanksgiving, much to everyone's disappointment. 58 "The Apartment" Steve Zuckerman Kathy Ann Stumpe December 7, 1998 9811 Ray is jealous of Robert's new apartment. Meanwhile, Frank turns Robert's old room into a lounge. 59 "The Toaster" Steve Zuckerman Philip Rosenthal December 14, 1998 9812 Ray finally gets a gift he thinks his parents will love. But then he found out that Marie traded the toaster for a coffee maker. He gets upset. 60 "Ping Pong" Will Mackenzie Aaron Shure January 11, 1999 9814 Ray and Frank get into a ping pong war. 61 "Pants On Fire" Will Mackenzie Tucker Cawley January 18, 1999 9813 When Ray admits to having a party 20 years ago, Marie starts to favor Robert. 62 "Robert's Date" Will Mackenzie Jeremy Stevens February 1, 1999 9815 Robert goes overboard to fit in with his new friends. 63 "Frank's Tribute" Will Mackenzie Eric Cohen February 8, 1999 9816 When Frank wins "Man of the Year" at his lodge, Robert and Ray are asked to make a video about him. 64 "Cruising with Marie" Richard Marion Steve Skrovan, Susan Van Allen February 15, 1999 9817 When Frank "hurts" his knee, Ray is stuck with going on a cruise with Marie 65 "Ray Home Alone" Steve Zuckerman Ray Romano, Tucker Cawley, Tom Caltabiano February 22, 1999 9818 Ray has trouble sleeping when Debra and the kids leave for a weekend. 66 "Big Shots" Steve Zuckerman Jason Gelles, Mike Haukom March 1, 1999 9819 In order to impress Robert at the Baseball Hall of Fame, Ray uses his status as a sports writer to jump to the front of the line to meet the 1969 Mets. 67 "Move Over" Will Mackenzie Kathy Ann Stumpe March 15, 1999 9820 Ray tells Debra he's not sleeping well because of her being too close to him when they're sleeping. 68 "The Getaway" Steve Zuckerman Cindy Chupack April 5, 1999 9821 Debra talks Ray into going on a trip just the two of them. 69 "Working Girl" Michael Zinberg Cindy Chupack, Kathy Ann Stumpe April 26, 1999 9823 Debra decides to get a job. 70 "Be Nice" Steve Zuckerman Lew Schneider May 3, 1999 9822 Debra and Ray realize they are nicer to strangers than to each other. 71 "Dancing with Debra" Brian K. Roberts Aaron Shure, Steve Skrovan May 10, 1999 9824 Robert and Debra become infatuated with swing dancing. 72 "Robert Moves Back" Brian K. Roberts Lew Schneider, Aaron Shure May 17, 1999 9825 Robert moves into Ray's basement after discovering he was seen by other tenants in his apartment getting intimate with Amy. 73 "How They Met" Gary Halvorson Ray Romano, Philip Rosenthal May 24, 1999 9826 A flash back to when Ray and Debra first met.
Season 4: 1999–2000
# Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code 74 "Boob Job" Will Mackenzie Lew Schneider September 20, 1999 9901 After a PTA meeting Debra makes a comment about a mother who had a "boob job", to which Ray responds enthusiastically, upsetting Debra. When Ray returns home from a trip, she has a surprise for him. 75 "The Can Opener" Will Mackenzie Susan Van Allen, Aaron Shure September 27, 1999 9903 Debra buys a new electric can opener, and Ray is not happy. The two proceed to share their version of the incident, which are radically different. 76 "You Bet" Will Mackenzie Ellen Sandler, Steve Skrovan October 4, 1999 9902 Frank starts to hang around Ray more, which makes him suspicious. 77 "Sex Talk" Will Mackenzie Todd Himmell, Lisa K. Nelson October 11, 1999 9904 Ally asks some probing questions which the family are hard put to answer. 78 "The Will" Will Mackenzie Jennifer Crittenden, Michael Feldman October 18, 1999 9905 Upon drafting their wills, Ray and Debra must decide who would make the best guardians for their children. 79 "The Sister" Will Mackenzie Kathy Ann Stumpe October 25, 1999 9906 Debra's sister stops by for a visit to announce her new job. 80 "Cousin Gerard" Will Mackenzie Michael Haukom, Jason Gelles November 8, 1999 9907 Ray's cousin tries to help him write a book, but ends up annoying the entire family. 81 "Debra's Workout" Will Mackenzie Tom Caltabiano, Mike Royce, Ray Romano November 15, 1999 9908 Ray gets suspicious when Debra has more sex with him than she normally does. 82 "No Thanks" Will Mackenzie Tucker Cawley, Jeremy Stevens November 22, 1999 9909 Inspired by how well the Barones get along at a Thanksgiving dinner, Debra is intent on finding a way to improve her relationship with Marie. 83 "Left Back" Will Mackenzie Philip Rosenthal November 29, 1999 9910 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 at that age. 84 "The Christmas Picture" Will Mackenzie Lew Schneider December 13, 1999 9911 Ray gets a family picture taken for Marie's gift, which does not go entirely to plan. 85 "What's With Robert?" Will Mackenzie Cindy Chupack January 10, 2000 9912 The family talks about how Robert is unable to keep a girlfriend and decide that he must be gay. 86 "Bully on the Bus" Will Mackenzie Tucker Cawley January 17, 2000 9913 Ally says she is being bullied on the bus, but a talk with the bus driver proves otherwise. 87 "Prodigal Son" Will Mackenzie Steve Skrovan January 31, 2000 9914 Ray does not want to come to church, and is pressured because of it. 88 "Robert's Rodeo" Will Mackenzie Jennifer Crittenden February 7, 2000 9915 Ray feels tremendous guilt when he cancels plans with Robert, who gets hurt by a bull, ending up at the hospital when he should have been hanging out with his brother. 89 "The Tenth Anniversary" Will Mackenzie Aaron Shure February 14, 2000 9916 Debra is livid when she learns that Ray accidentally taped a football game over their wedding tape. 90 "Hackidu" Will Mackenzie Steve Skrovan, Lew Schneider February 21, 2000 9917 A spoof of Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!, Ally makes a card trade that Ray does not agree with. 91 "Debra Makes Something Good" Will Mackenzie Kathy Ann Stumpe February 28, 2000 9918 Marie and Debra start a feud when the family start to enjoy one of her dishes. 92 "Marie and Frank's New Friends" Steve Zuckerman Mike Royce March 20, 2000 9919 Debra and Ray hatch a plan to get rid of Marie and Frank. 93 "Alone Time" Steve Zuckerman Jennifer Crittenden April 17, 2000 9920 Debra tells Ray to give her some time to her self. When Ray spies on her he finds her crying. 94 "Someone's Cranky" Steve Zuckerman Tucker Cawley May 1, 2000 9921 Still recuperating from his recent run-in with a bull, a cantankerous Robert is driving everyone crazy with his mean-spirited and nasty behavior, which even gets Debra yelling at him. 95 "Bad Moon Rising" David Lee Ray Romano, Philip Rosenthal May 8, 2000 9922 Ray thinks Debra has PMS, which is not the most diplomatic thing to suggest to her. 96 "Confronting the Attacker" Brian K. Roberts Lew Schneider, Kathy Ann Stumpe May 15, 2000 9923 After losing his nerve on the job during his first day back from medical leave, Robert quits the police force. 97 "Robert's Divorce" Wil Shriner Steve Skrovan, Jennifer Crittenden, Tucker Cawley May 22, 2000 9924 The Barones discover Robert's ex-wife, Joanne, at a restaurant, leading Ray to tell Amy the story of what led to Robert's divorce five years ago.
Season 5: 2000–2001
# Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code 98 "Italy, Part 1" Gary Halvorson Philip Rosenthal October 2, 2000 0001 The Barones take a trip to Italy. Raymond is not enjoying himself because he "catches a cold" in the air conditioner on the way which is giving him a negative outlook about the holiday. The episode was filmed in the town of Anguillara Sabazia, 30 miles from Rome. 99 "Italy, Part 2" Gary Halvorson Philip Rosenthal October 2, 2000 0002 Continuation of part 1. 100 "The Wallpaper" Gary Halvorson Lew Schneider October 9, 2000 0003 Marie drives through Ray's front door, and Frank pays for everything that was damaged. However, Ray doesn't agree with Frank over the new wallpaper because it doesn't match the old wallpaper. 101 "Meant to Be" Michael Zinberg Kathy Ann Stumpe, Jennifer Crittenden October 16, 2000 0004 Robert has some guilt complexes, with choosing between his girlfriend in Italy, Amy, and his ex- wife, Joanne. However, he finds himself without any choices, after all. 102 "Pet Cemetery" Ken Levine Steve Skrovan October 23, 2000 0005 Ally's hamster, Pumpernickel, passes. Ray and Ally hold a funeral. 103 "The Author" Andy Ackerman Mike Royce October 30, 2000 0006 Ray's dreams of writing a sports book get squashed when the publishing company takes a pass on it, just when Robert is promoted to lieutenant. The brothers discuss their need for winning the neverending competition between them. 104 "The Walk to the Door" Asaad Kelada Tucker Cawley November 6, 2000 0007 Ray feels guilty about a date he had as a teenager. 105 "Young Girl" Michael Zinberg Aaron Shure, Tom Caltabiano November 13, 2000 0008 Robert dates a 22 year old or so he thinks- after a meal at Nemo's, Debra reveals that there is actually a 24-year gap between the two. 106 "Fighting In-Laws" Michael Zinberg Kathy Ann Stumpe November 20, 2000 0009 When Debra's parents visit Ray listens in on them fighting about their marriage. 107 "The Sneeze" Ken Levine Steve Skrovan, Aaron Shure November 27, 2000 0010 Debra deals with Ray after he gets sneezed on, who takes full advantage of his mother's obsequious care by being a hypochondriac. 108 "Christmas Present" Gary Halvorson Kathy Ann Stumpe December 11, 2000 0011 Ray buys Debra an elaborate Christmas gift in the hope that she will be so impressed, she will let him go on a weekend golf trip, which, of course, backfires. 109 "What Good Are You?" Ken Levine Jennifer Crittenden January 8, 2001 0012 Debra starts to choke but Ray does nothing. 110 "Super Bowl" Gary Halvorson Mike Royce, Ray Romano January 29, 2001 0013 Ray gets two tickets to the super bowl and has to choose over Debra or Gianni to go with him. 111 "Ray's Journal" Kenneth Shapiro Jennifer Crittenden February 5, 2001 0014 Ray discovers Marie read his diary during high school, and Marie makes him feel guilty for writing the things he did in it, making him apologize and edit it. 112 "Silent Partners" Gary Halvorson Tucker Cawley February 12, 2001 0015 After an uncomfortable meal at the restaurant, Ray and Debra discover they have nothing to say to each other, and try to work out why. 113 "Fairies" Gary Halvorson Aaron Korsh February 19, 2001 0016 The twins play fairies in the school play and Frank has a problem with it. 114 "Stefania Arrives" Gary Halvorson Lew Schneider, Tucker Cawley February 26, 2001 0017 Stefania (Alex Meneses), Robert's Italian girlfriend, visits from Italy. 115 "Humm Vac" Gary Halvorson Lew Schneider March 19, 2001 0018 Ray buys a new vacuum which starts another war with Debra and Marie. 116 "The Canister" Gary Halvorson David Regal April 9, 2001 0019 After a fight Debra tells Marie that she's not perfect and can lose things. Marie backs down and Debra feels good that she finally got through to her but soon learns that Debra had what Marie was looking for this whole time. 117 "Net Worth" David Lee Mike Haukom, Jason Gelles April 23, 2001 0020 Debra becomes angry when Ray contributes $1,000 to his friends' scheme to open a go-cart business. 118 "Let's Fix Robert" Gary Halvorson Jennifer Crittenden, Mike Royce April 30, 2001 0021 Robert's old girlfriends discuss his problems. 119 "Say Uncle" Kenneth Shapiro Aaron Shure May 7, 2001 0022 When Ray realizes that his kids would rather spend time with their Uncle Robert than with him, he decides to do something about the situation. 120 "Separation" Asaad Kelada Philip Rosenthal May 14, 2001 0023 Debra gets upset when she finds out that her parents have separated. 121 "Frank Paints the House" David Lee Scott Buck May 21, 2001 0024 Frank paints Ray's house but when Frank wants to do everything his way Ray fires him. 122 "Ally's Birth" Jerry Zaks Tucker Cawley May 21, 2001 0025 Ray and Debra flash back to Ally's birth.
Season 6: 2001–2002
# Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code 123 "The Angry Family" Gary Halvorson Philip Rosenthal September 24, 2001 0101 Michael's story titled "The Angry Family" leads to the Barones seeking out Father Hubbly's advice. 124 "No Roll" Jerry Zaks Aaron Shure October 1, 2001 0102 Debra and Ray work on improving their physical relationship. 125 "Odd Man Out" Jerry Zaks Steve Skrovan, Jeremy Stevens October 8, 2001 0103 Frank becomes jealous when Marco spends more time with Marie than he does. 126 "Ray's Ring" Kenneth Shapiro Mike Royce October 15, 2001 0104 Robert loses Ray's wedding ring. 127 "Marie's Sculpture" Randy Suhr Jennifer Crittenden October 22, 2001 0105 When Marie shows everyone the scupture she has made, Ray thinks it has an inappropriate resemblance to the female body. 128 "Frank Goes Downstairs" Gary Halvorson Jennifer Crittenden October 29, 2001 0106 While Ray and Debra recover from a sex injury, Frank tries to fix the stairs, with disastrous results. 129 "Jealous Robert" Gary Halvorson Tom Caltabiano, Ray Romano November 5, 2001 0107 Marie and Debra set up Amy with Gianni to get Robert jealous so he'll want to get back together with Amy, but their plan backfires. 130 "It's Supposed to Be Fun" Gary Halvorson Lew Schneider November 12, 2001 0108 Ray pushes his kids at a basketball game. 131 "Older Women" Gary Halvorson Tucker Cawley, Philip Rosenthal November 19, 2001 0109 Debra's father brings an older woman to Thanksgiving dinner. 132 "Raybert" Gary Halvorson Steve Skrovan November 26, 2001 0110 Robert pretends to be Ray in order to attract a girl. Ray tries the same in order to cover this up, but it gets out of hand. 133 "The Kicker" Gary Halvorson Aaron Shure December 10, 2001 0111 Frank holds a football ransom. 134 "Season's Greetings" Jerry Zaks Tucker Cawley December 17, 2001 0112 Marie and Debra write a Christmas letter. 135 "Tissues" Jerry Zaks Mike Royce January 7, 2002 0113 Ray complains that he doesn't get to make enough decisions. 136 "Snow Day" Gary Halvorson Kathy Ann Stumpe January 14, 2002 0114 Ray, Debra, Robert and Amy are stuck with Marie and Frank when a snow storm blows in. 137 "Cookies" Gary Halvorson Steve Skrovan January 28, 2002 0115 The Frontier Girls' hold a competition to sell cookies. Ray wants to get even with Troop Leader Peggy and win the prize. 138 "Lucky Suit" Gary Halvorson Tucker Cawley February 4, 2002 0116 Robert gets an interview with the FBI. 139 "The Skit" Gary Halvorson Lew Schneider February 25, 2002 0117 Ray and Debra write a skit for Lee and Stan's birthday party. 140 "The Breakup Tape" Jerry Zaks Tom Caltabiano, Aaron Shure March 4, 2002 0118 Debra finds a tape recording of when Ray was dumped. 141 "Talk to Your Daughter" Jerry Zaks Ray Romano, Tucker Cawley March 18, 2002 0119 Ray struggles to speak with Ally about the meaning of life. Totally unprepared, he gets unsolicited advice from his family on how to answer. 142 "A Vote for Debra" Jerry Zaks Lew Schneider, Steve Skrovan March 25, 2002 0120 Debra decides to run for school president. Ray isn't sure he can handle the twins by himself during all those meetings so he votes against her. 144 "Call Me Mom" Kenneth Shapiro George B. White, Joe Rubin April 29, 2002 0121 Ray calls Debra's mother mom in front of Marie. 145 "Mother's Day" Gary Halvorson Jennifer Crittenden May 6, 2002 0122 Marie and Debra have their biggest fight ever when each accuse the other of being rude. Note- This is the beginning of a four-part feud between Marie and Debra(1 of 4) 146 "The Bigger Person" Gary Halvorson Tucker Cawley, Lew Schneider May 13, 2002 0123 The feud continues when Ray realizes that he can use it to get Debra to do almost anything for him, dragging Frank into doing the same with Marie. (2 of 4) 147 "The First Time" Gary Halvorson Tom Caltabiano, Mike Royce, Ray Romano May 20, 2002 0124 While the feud between Debra and Marie goes on, Debra and Ray remember the first time they had intercourse. (3 of 4)
Season 7: 2002–2003
# Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code 148 "The Cult" Kenneth Shapiro Philip Rosenthal, Tucker Cawley September 23, 2002 0201 Robert joins a strange self-help group to help ease the tension coming from Marie and Debra's feud, but realises that they are just using him to gain fame by way of his brother, Raymond. It's not until Robert talks sense into Debra and Marie that the two finally make up. In the end, it's revealed that Robert joining the group was actually a plan orchestrated by him, Frank and Ray to end the feud - and it works. (4 of 4) 149 "Counseling" Kenneth Shapiro Mike Royce September 23, 2002 0202 Ray and Debra go to counselling. 150 "Homework" Gary Halvorson Jeremy Stevens September 30, 2002 0203 Ray thinks Ally gets too much homework and campaigns to the school board to reduce the amount. 151 "Pet the Bunny" John Fortenberry Aaron Shure October 7, 2002 0204 Ray remembers a time where Frank pet his bunny. 152 "Who Am I?" John Fortenberry David Regal October 14, 2002 0205 Ray questions his purpose in life. 153 "Robert Needs Money" Michael Zinberg Tom Caltabiano October 21, 2002 0206 Ray and Debra give Robert a thousand dollars due to his complaints of poverty, which he promptly uses to go on holiday. 154 "The Sigh" Jerry Zaks Steve Skrovan November 4, 2002 0207 Ray is no longer allowed to use his and Debra's bathroom and has to use the kid's bathroom. 155 "The Annoying Kid" Jerry Zaks Lew Schneider November 11, 2002 0208 Ray decides he doesn't like one of the twins' friends, who is the son of Debra's new friends. Debra accuses him of making up an excuse because he doesn't want her to have friends. 156 "She's the One" John Fortenberry Ray Romano, Philip Rosenthal November 18, 2002 0209 Robert thinks he has found his dream girl, until Ray witnesses her appetite for flies. Robert doesn't believe his frantic explanation- until he accompanies her to her apartment. 157 "Marie's Vision" Sheldon Epps Jay Kogen November 25, 2002 0210 After getting glasses to correct her vision, Marie is able to notice the little flaws in everything, including the family’s appearances, which leads to everyone becoming self-conscious of themselves and changing to make her stop. 158 "The Thought That Counts" Gary Halvorson Tucker Cawley December 9, 2002 0211 Robert gives Ray a great idea of what to get Debra for Christmas, but is angry when Ray takes all the credit. 159 "Grandpa Steals" Jerry Zaks Lew Schneider January 6, 2003 0212 Ally sees Frank "sample" some food at the store and when he's caught he gets in an argument with a worker. 160 "Somebody Hates Raymond" Jerry Zaks Steve Skrovan January 27, 2003 0213 Ray finds that he's hated by a guy he doesn't even know, which perplexes him. 161 "Just a Formality" Gary Halvorson Steve Skrovan, Philip Rosenthal February 3, 2003 0214 Robert asks Amy's parents for her hand in marriage and gets a startling result. 162 "The Disciplinarian" Jerry Zaks Mike Royce February 10, 2003 0215 Ray tries to discipline the kids. 163 "Sweet Charity" Jerry Zaks Aaron Shure February 17, 2003 0216 Debra signs Ray up to work at the hospital. 164 "Meeting the Parents" Jerry Zaks Lew Schneider, Mike Royce February 24, 2003 0217 Amy's mom and dad finally meet the Barone Family. Amy's folks show up unexpectedly and try to talk Amy out of marrying Robert. 165 "The Plan" Jerry Zaks Tucker Cawley March 10, 2003 0218 Following Raymond and Frank's advice, Robert purposefully botches the wedding invitations in hopes of getting Amy to do all the preparations herself. 166 "Sleepover at Peggy's" Gary Halvorson George B. White III, Joe Rubin March 31, 2003 0219 Debra's sick so Ray has to drop Ally off at his worst enemy's house and starts believing that she is in love with him. 167 "Who's Next?" Gary Halvorson Miriam Trogdon April 14, 2003 0220 Marie talks about a friend who has died, who was the woman chosen by Marie to be Frank's wife if she died, this perplexes Debra and Ray about their chooses if either one of them dies, but the results may be not the ones that they had planned. 168 "The Shower" Jerry Zaks Leslie Caveny April 28, 2003 0221 Debra gives a bridal shower for Amy but her good intentions get sidetracked by Marie's overzealous participation. 169 "Baggage" Gary Halvorson Tucker Cawley May 5, 2003 0222 Ray and Debra have a fight over who should put their luggage away. 170 "The Bachelor Party" Gary Halvorson Mike Royce, Ray Romano, Tom Caltabiano May 12, 2003 0223 Ray hosts Robert's Bachelor Party. 171 "Robert's Wedding Part 1" Jerry Zaks Philip Rosenthal May 19, 2003 0224 Robert and Amy get married. 172 "Robert's Wedding Part 2" Jerry Zaks Philip Rosenthal May 19, 2003 0225 Robert and Amy get married.
Season 8: 2003–2004
# Title Directed by Written by Original airdate US viewers (million) 173 "Fun with Debra" Gary Halvorson Mike Scully September 22, 2003 20.63 Ray and Debra go golfing. 174 "Thank You Notes" Kenneth Shapiro Philip Rosenthal September 29, 2003 0302 Marie tries to convince Amy into writing thank you notes and Debra sees an opportunity to get Amy on her side "against Marie". 175 "Home From School" Kenneth Shapiro Steve Skrovan October 6, 2003 0303 When Michael stays home from school for two days in a row, Ray makes Michael spend the day without television, games or comics. This leads him to confide why he doesn't want to return to class: he was teased for accidentally calling the teacher "Mommy" and crying about it. 176 "Misery Loves Company" Gary Halvorson Aaron Shure October 13, 2003 0304 Debra and Ray are annoyed at the over-the-top affection Robert and Amy express. Robert and Amy then give Ray marriage advice and Debra a book about it. 177 "The Contractor" Gary Halvorson Mike Royce October 20, 2003 0305 Debra persuades Ray to hire Gianni to do some remodeling in their kitchen, but they both soon regret it due to their friend's laziness. 178 "Peter on the Couch" Gary Halvorson Steven James Meyer November 3, 2003 0306 Amy's brother Peter, decides to move out of his parents house; and in with Robert and Amy. 179 "Liars" Kenneth Shapiro Tucker Cawley November 10, 2003 0307 Ray fakes a headache to get out of spending time with Marie. The lies start snowballing and Marie figures it out. 180 "The Surprise Party" Jerry Zaks Lew Schneider November 17, 2003 0308 Debra's mother suggests throwing Debra an "old-fashioned English Tea Party" with Ray's help. However, Debra requests a Chinese banquet instead. 181 "The Bird" Kenneth Shapiro Tucker Cawley, Jeremy Stevens, Mike Royce November 24, 2003 0309 At Thanksgiving at the McDougalls', Pat puts an injured bird out of its misery, much to everyone's despair. Soon, the families take sides during the live-action pageant of the First Thanksgiving. 182 "Jazz Records" Gary Halvorson Tom Caltabiano December 15, 2003 0310 Thirty years ago, Frank's favorite jazz records were melted by the furnace on Christmas, and Frank has never forgiven Ray for it. Ray attempts to make it up to him by buying him CDs of the same records for Christmas-but the truth about all those years ago comes as a surprise to everyone. 183 "Debra at the Lodge" Gary Halvorson Lew Schneider January 5, 2004 0311 Debra accepts a position at Frank's lodge to help plan a member recruitment party, and quickly becomes very popular with the lodge brothers. Ray is upset about all the time Debra is spending away from home-and surprisingly, so is Frank, who dislikes his friends' treatment of his daughter-in-law. 184 "Slave" Jerry Zaks Leslie Caveny January 12, 2004 0312 Debra and Ray leave Michael and Geoffrey home alone when they go to the grocery store. When they get home, they are surprised to find that Ally took over, cooking them breakfast and doing laundry. Debra quickly gets used to the idea of having Ally as her helper, but Marie accuses her of "enslaving" her granddaughter. 185 "Whose Side Are You On?" Kenneth Shapiro Mike Royce February 2, 2004 0313 After realizing that Debra places bets with the kids on his questionable behavior traits, Ray is disgusted that his own children now think he's a "doof". 186 "Lateness" Jerry Zaks Steve Skrovan February 9, 2004 0314 Fed up with his wife's constant lateness, Ray leaves Debra at home rather than take her to the ESPY Awards. 187 "Party Dress" Kenneth Shapiro Mike Scully February 16, 2004 0315 Ray and Debra disagree over whether they should purchase an expensive dress for Ally to wear to a friend's formal 13th birthday party. 188 "Security" Gary Halvorson Tucker Cawley February 23, 2004 0316 After Robert takes a second job selling home security systems, he reveals he's been asked to join the security firm full-time. 189 "The Ingrate" Gary Halvorson Aaron Shure March 1, 2004 0317 Ray hurts Debra's feeling when he forgets to thank her during an acceptance speech for an honorary degree. 190 "Crazy Chin" Gary Halvorson Tom Caltabiano, Mike Royce March 22, 2004 0318 The MacDougalls notice that Robert touches food to his chin when he eats. Amy thinks it is a response to stress, and Robert dislikes the fact that everyone considers him a "freak." Ray, Frank and Marie all recall when Robert first started doing the "chin thing", prompting Debra to piece together a solution. 191 "The Nice Talk" Brian K. Roberts Aaron Shure, Steve Skrovan April 19, 2004 0319 The MacDougalls and the Barone's attempt to bond over a 500-piece puzzle, but only Ray and Pat stay up to do it. While they work, they share private stories about themselves and their families. Soon, everyone is talking about their "weird" friendship. 192 "Blabbermouths" Gary Halvorson Leslie Caveny, Mike Scully, Jeremy Stevens May 3, 2004 0320 When Robert visits Ray to watch a basketball game, the two swap stories about their wives' weird habits. When the secrets start snowballing, everyone gets their feelings hurt. 193 "The Model" Gary Halvorson Leslie Caveny May 10, 2004 0321 A modeling agent convinces Robert to pose for head shots with their "in-house" photographer. But when they later return to collect them, the agent has disappeared. 194 "The Mentor" Gary Halvorson Tod Himmel May 17, 2004 0322 A young man arrives at Frank's house and everyone is surprised when they fondly embrace. He explains Frank had been like a mentor to him. His sons scoff, claiming that gruff Frank cannot possibly be warm and kind, which hurts Frank's feelings. 195 "Golf For It" Gary Halvorson Tom Caltabiano, Tucker Cawley, Mike Royce May 24, 2004 0323 Marie tries to guilt Robert and Ray into helping her with a shelf-building project. The brothers band together to resist her, and go to get a prime spot on a golf course. While there, they engage in a long battle over who will take care of Marie when she becomes too old to live alone.
Season 9: 2004–2005
# Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code 196 "The Home" Kenneth Shapiro Jeremy Stevens, Tucker Cawley September 20, 2004 0401 Frank and Marie return from a trip down to a retirement home in New Jersey. Ray, Robert, Debra and Amy are all thrilled by the possibility of the two leaving, but when Frank and Marie actually move, there is a strange sadness in the air. 197 "Not So Fast" Gary Halvorson Philip Rosenthal, Mike Royce September 27, 2004 0402 When Ray and Debra visit Frank and Marie's condo, they learn that the owners are going to kick them out due to their annoying behavior. 198 "Angry Sex" Kenneth Shapiro Ray Romano, Lew Schneider, Mike Scully October 4, 2004 0403 When Debra and Marie have a big fight, Ray is struck with worry when he thinks Debra's anger will cause her to forget about their sex that night. Much to his surprise, he finds that this "angry sex" is better than ever, and goes to great lengths to keep the feud between his wife and mother going, making Debra's rage grow and grow. 199 "P.T. & A." Kenneth Shapiro Tom Caltabiano October 11, 2004 0404 After being chided for wearing a shoddy shirt and getting stains on it, Ray lies and tells Debra that members of the PTA called her outfit "trampy." Debra plans to "get back" at the women by hosting a PTA meeting in her home and dressing as provocatively as possible. 200 "Ally's F" Kenneth Shapiro Steve Skrovan October 18, 2004 0405 After Ally comes home with an "F" on her report card, Debra feels she is not paying enough attention, so she and Ray visit her math teacher. 201 "Boys' Therapy" Kenneth Shapiro Philip Rosenthal November 15, 2004 0406 The women pressure Ray and Frank to accompany Robert to one of his therapy sessions. Instead, the men go to the tracks and it isn't long before the wives figure out their lie and as punishment, Debra doesn't let Ray touch her, Marie makes no dinner for Frank and Amy is simply disappointed in Robert. 202 "Debra's Parents" Gary Halvorson Leslie Caveny November 22, 2004 0407 Debra invites her divorced parents, Warren and Lois, to the family Thanksgiving. 203 "A Job for Robert" Gary Halvorson Steven James Meyer November 29, 2004 0408 Robert discovers that Marie has been trying to manipulate him and Amy into having children. Ray becomes jealous when Marie starts treating Robert better than she treats Ray. 204 "A Date for Peter" Brian K. Roberts Mike Royce January 3, 2005 0409 Amy's parents ask Ray to give their son, Peter, some encouragement about his failing dating life. 205 "Favors" Gary Halvorson Aaron Shure January 17, 2005 0410 Debra complains to Raymond about leaving things around the house and accidentally throws out a letter Raymond got from Muhammad Ali. 206 "Faux Pas" Gary Halvorson Lew Schneider February 7, 2005 0411 Ray accidentally insults the twins' new friend at a basketball game. Soon, the faux pas are flying around the house, and everyone is embarrassed. 207 "Tasteless Frank" Gary Halvorson Steve Skrovan, Leslie Caveny February 14, 2005 0412 Frank adds salt to Marie's lasagna one night. Marie becomes hysterically depressed, as her cooking has always been her strongest point. Ray and Robert soon discover that Frank has lost his sense of taste due to medicine he has been secretly taking to help his foot, but the story spreads and Marie finds out. 208 "Sister-in-Law" Gary Halvorson Tucker Cawley, Mike Royce, Tim Peach, Frank Pines April 18, 2005 0413 Ray tells Robert that Amy talks too much after she chats with Ray for over an hour while he tries to watch a basketball game on TV. 209 "The Power of No" Andy Ackerman Tucker Cawley, Aaron Shure May 2, 2005 0414 Ray's latest manipulative plan involves constantly turning down Debra in the bedroom. When Debra finds out, she returns the favor. 210 "Pat's Secret" Gary Halvorson Tucker Cawley May 9, 2005 0415 Robert discovers Pat smoking, but promises not to tell. The next day, his father-in-law accuses him of smoking, and starts lecturing him. Ray defends Robert by blabbing Pat's secret, and soon, everyone starts talking about the odd ways that they deal with stress. 211 "The Finale" Gary Halvorson Philip Rosenthal, Ray Romano, Tucker Cawley, Lew Schneider, Steve Skrovan, Jeremy Stevens, Mike Royce, Aaron Shure, Tom Caltabiano, Leslie Caveny May 16, 2005 0416 Ray fears getting his adenoids removed, but Debra convinces him to go through with the surgery. In the waiting room, where the family is, Marie goes to the bathroom briefly. A nurse comes out with bad news, and there is a mild scare when Ray won't wake up from the anesthesia right away. However, thirty seconds later Ray wakes up and they calm down. They agree not to tell Ray or Marie that Ray almost died. Later that night, Debra is trying not to tell Ray, but Frank tells Marie, who runs over to weep over Ray. Robert and Amy come over and tell what happened. The next day everyone comes over for breakfast. Then the show fades to black, ending the series.
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