Sep. 13, 1996
30 min.
CBS TV Network

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Everybody Loves Raymond

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.

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  • In the pilot episode, "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996) {Pilot (#1.1)} Matthew and Gregory were named after Ray Romano's twin sons in reality. Matthew was portrayed by Drew Ferreira and Gregory, was portrayed by Justin Ferreira. After the debut, the identical twin brothers' character names were known as Michael Barone & Geoffrey Barone & portrayed by identical twin brothers. Michael Barone was portrayed by Sullivan Sweeten & Geoffrey Barone was portrayed by Sawyer Sweeten.
  • In "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996) {Halloween Candy (#3.6)} Frank, (Peter Boyle's character is dressed as Frankenstein's monster). Boyle also played, more famously, a wacky version of this very same character in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.
  • In the episode "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996) {Halloween Candy (#3.6)}, Peter Boyle's character gives the same speech about mortality that he gave in Taxi Driver.
  • According to Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton got the part of Debra because "she was the only one willing to kiss me on the lips in the auditions".
  • Maggie Wheeler, who has a recurring character as Linda on the show, was considered for the part of Debra.
  • Ray Barone has a brother (Robert) who is a police officer for the NYPD. Ray Romano in real life has a brother who was a police officer for the NYPD.
  • In real-life, Monica Horan, who plays Amy on the show, is married to Philip Rosenthal, the show's executive-producer and co-creator.
  • Although on the show Robert is supposed to be four years older than younger brother, Raymond. In reality, Ray Romano is two years older than Brad Garrett.
  • The character "Ray Barone" was ranked #10 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
  • Has the record for the television series to receive the most Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in a single year, with six nominations in 2004. Due to leading and supporting performance categories to be combined into one category, receiving a higher number of nominations is a bit harder.
  • In the episode "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996) {Robert's Wedding (#7.24)}, Robert's full name is revealed as Robert Charles Barone, while Amy's full name was Amy Louise McDougal.
  • Ray's full name is Raymond Albert Barone.
  • Robert's habit of touching his food to his chin was inspired by Ray Romano's brother, who had the same quirky mannerism.
  • The show is set in the town of Lynbrook, New York, as revealed in the episode "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996) {Sex Talk (#4.4)}.
  • Each episode ends with a plate of food (never the same two dishes) being offered to the viewer. After the show's final episode, instead of food a check with "no charge" on it was set in place of the plate.
  • Debra's favorite book is "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
  • The three Barone children (Ally, Geoffrey and Michael) are actually siblings in real life (Madylin, Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten respectively). Nineteen year old Sawyer Sweeten sadly ended his life on April 23, 2015.
  • Frank Barone's favorite movie was Patton.
  • Peter Boyle claims that he was aided in getting the part of Frank Barone by events prior to his audition in New York City. He had gotten lost and couldn't find the location of the audition, so when he showed up, he was agitated and sarcastic.
  • Filming of the series finale was delayed twice when Patricia Heaton and then Doris Roberts were ill and couldn't speak well on the filming days.
  • Patricia Heaton's father, Chuck Heaton, is a retired sportswriter - Ray Barone's profession - for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He was mentioned in one episode, where Ray was up for an award against a writer named Chuck Heaton. In the episode, Debra offers up a 'Bronx cheer' when her real-life father's name is mentioned.
  • Series title, Everybody Loves Raymond, leading actor, Ray Romano was completely against it, as if it was praising his character role.
  • 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.
  • The paintings hanging above the Barone's bed and on the living-room wall below the stair are reproductions of landscapes by the impressionist artist Barbara Fountain.
  • The houses used for the establishing shots of Raymond's and his parents' homes are located on Margaret Blvd. in Merrick, NY and are actually across the street from each other.
  • Kevin James acted 8 times in Everybody Loves Raymond. In his first six appearances, during seasons one and two, his role name was "Kevin Daniels". In the final 2 appearances, during season three, he portrayed his "Doug Heffernan" character role from The King of Queens. This is probably because the final appearance as "Kevin" took place in May 18th 1998, while The King of Queens did not debut until September 21st, 1998.
  • Peter Boyle is the only member of the adult Barones who never won an Emmy for his performance, although he was nominated several times.
  • Debra's full name is Debra Louise Barone while Ray's full name is Raymond Albert Barone.
  • Ray Romano and Doris Roberts were the only two cast members that acted in all 210 episodes.
  • Although Robert sometimes refers to himself as a member of the NYPD he is often seen performing his police duties in Nassau County on Long Island where the Barones live.

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