The comical everyday life of a successful sports columnist and his dysfunctional family.


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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 56 wins & 170 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
 Ray Barone / ... (210 episodes, 1996-2005)
 Debra Barone (210 episodes, 1996-2005)
 Robert Barone (210 episodes, 1996-2005)
 Marie Barone (210 episodes, 1996-2005)
 Frank Barone (210 episodes, 1996-2005)
 Ally Barone (202 episodes, 1996-2005)
 Geoffrey Barone (139 episodes, 1996-2005)
 Michael Barone (139 episodes, 1996-2005)


Ray Barone seemingly has it all. A wonderful wife, a beautiful family, a great job, a nice house on Long Island. There's only one problem. His obnoxious parents (who live across the street) and his jealous brother are always getting in the way. Written by <>

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A comedy about a dad who just can't resist being irresistible. See more »


Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Technical Specs


(210 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Dolby Surround)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The choice for the actress to play Debra was narrowed down to Patricia Heaton and Jane Sibbett. CBS wanted Jane Sibbett for the part, but the producers and Ray Romano preferred Patricia Heaton. See more »


In one of the episodes, Raymond is talking to Debra. If you look at Ray's shirt, it is clean. Next shot, it is dirty. It keeps doing this. See more »


Ray Barone: Nothing is ever good enough, and it's always our fault!
Frank Barone: Hey, you can't speak to your mother like that!
Ray Barone: You do!
Frank Barone: She's not my mother!
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The Where's Lunch production logo shows a plate of food being placed on a dining table. Each episode has its own unique plate of food. See more »


Referenced in The Cleveland Show: Ship'rect (2011) See more »

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Everybody Loves Raymond-well guess what? So do I
13 June 2016 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

I love comedies that are consistently funny, many times over, where the laughs don't all necessarily come from script, but from situation and timing. Other examples are The Cosby Show, Family Ties, and The King Of Queens. Now Ray Romano may, not be the best actor in the world, but he's acting comedic timing, in playing this kind of layabout hunky sports columnist writer, Ray, ha ha, is dynamite. His folks are played by two superb actors, who gave such great performances, both who've sadly passed away, one most recently (another sad day in Hollywood). I love household comedies, and this is just another household, I'd loved to be part of. ELR has a high ratio laughs level, and for people to say this is crap, honestly, this has left me dumbstruck. Ray's older, less fortunate, and big cop brother, Robert (Brad Garrett) too has wonderful comic timing, with great character to boot. He never slips up, where in stand up, he's bloody fun. I know too, the kids go very neglected here, with not much time on the acting field, but this is the right decision, on part of the writers, as this would take away, the hours of laughs, or magic within the other characters. ELR is one of the best comedies of the last twenty years, where disregard, totally the bad and unfair criticisms. Wonderful frickin' show, and honestly, how could you hate Raymond?

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