Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a sitcom that was nominated for two Golden Globes and won 56 awards – Everybody Loves Raymond 

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Opening Titles / Theme Tune


About the Show


Summary of Plot

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

Number of Seasons / Episodes

210 episodes

Characters:

Ray Romano – Ray Barone

Patricia Heaton – Debra Barone

Brad Garrett – Robert Barone

Doris Roberts – Maria Barone

Peter Boyle – Frank Barone

Trivia

+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.
+ 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”.

+ Robert’s habit of touching his food to his chin was inspired by Ray Romano’s brother, who had the same quirky mannerism.

+ Series title, Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), leading actor, Ray Romano was completely against it, as if it was praising his character role.

+ Ray Romano and Doris Roberts were the only two cast members that acted in all 210 episodes.

+ Raymond is the only member of the immediate Barone family who’s actually Italian in real life.

+ Robert and Amy broke up 4 times during the course of the series.

Classic Clips

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Great Moments

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