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Top Ten Episodes of "Everybody Loves Raymond"

Gavin loves "Everybody Loves Raymond" and is here to share the best episodes of the long-running family sitcom.

"Everybody Loves Raymond"

"Everybody Loves Raymond"

Everybody Loves Raymond is an American sitcom TV show that is focused on the life of one family (The Barone Family). Many of the episodes were entirely based on the main actors' real-life experiences, including "The Toaster" and many more.

So the story mainly revolves around Ray and his wife, Debra. Debra does the majority of the housework and child care while Ray is lazy and not very helpful. Regardless everything would be fine if his parents (Marie and Frank) and Ray's socially awkward and giant brother, Robert, didn't live next door. Let's take a look at the best episodes.

1. "She's the One" (season 7, episode 9)

Robert thinks that he has found the perfect girl (Angela - a trade lawyer whose able to speak four different languages and she cares for Robert), but what's perfect doesn't last long - Ray finds out something about her habits and interests, that Ray can't believe and Robert has to see for himself.


2. "Bad Moon Rising" (season 4, episode 22)

Debra starts acting hypersensitive and she's annoyed with everything that Ray does, then Ray realizes that Debra is having women problems and therefore he offers his wife a fix - a pill that will help Debra, but it only gets worse.


3. "Frank Paints the House" (season 5, episode 24)

Marie makes Frank do something useful because he has retired recently and not contributing much. The task is to paint Ray and Debra's house. Frank does everything his way and he paints the house in the color that they didn't want so Ray fires him. Afterwards Marie reveals the real reason that Frank has retired.


4. "The Power of No" (season 9, episode 24)

Raymond is trying out his new manipulative theory where he's turning down Debra every time she tries to be intimate with him.


5. "Angry Family" (season 6, episode 1)

Barones are going to an open house at the twins school, where the kids have to read the stories that they've written. Most of the kids tell obviously made up stories, but the angry family in Michael's story sounds too real.


6. "The Lucky Suit" (season 6, episode 16)

Robert gets excited because he is recommended for an FBI job and has an interview. Marie is worried about her son's safety in the FBI, so she finds creative ways to prevent him from being chosen.


7. "Older Women" (season 6, episode 9)

Since Debra's parents divorce she asks both of them to come for Thanksgiving. She is thrilled when they accept until it is revealed that her father is bringing a date. Everyone is disturbed except for Debra's mother


8. "Fighting-in-Laws" (season 5, episode 9)

Debra's parents come for Thanksgiving and it is revealed that they are fighting with each other. This is hard for Debra to take as she always felt her parents had a much better relationship that Frank & Marie..


9. "Debra at the Lodge" (season 8, episode 11)

Frank hires Debra to help him plan a recruitment party at the lodge and the lodge members begin appreciating Debra for more than her bubbly personality. Ray is not pleased with all the time she is spending away from home.


10. "Everybody Loves Raymond: The Last Laugh" (season 9, episode 16)

A one hour documentary on Raymond. A funny, but yet also sad farewell to one of the greatest sitcoms of all time.



Sal55 on June 03, 2017:

I think these are all great, but holy crap who cannot add "the bird" as one, if not the greatest ever.

hippogriffrider from Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 12, 2013:

great picks! i'd add The Sigh (Ray gives Debra the bathroom), Mother's Day (biggest fight between Debra and Marie) and Raybert (Robert pretends to be Ray when picking up Ana Ortiz) to the list.

IslandBites from Puerto Rico on June 11, 2013:

Thief, that's a great episode. I also love The Ride-Along.

Carlo Giovannetti from Puerto Rico on June 11, 2013:

Great list. Another favorite of mine is the one where Robert moves to his "bachelor" apartment and Raymond starts spending time with him just to look at the pretty neighbors.

IslandBites from Puerto Rico on June 10, 2013:

Great episodes. Love the show!

cici1956 on January 25, 2013:

She's the One is one of my favorites, as well Marie's Meatballs, The Sneeze and Sex Talk.

JJ on January 25, 2013:

The suitcase? Definitely the top ten

anon on January 24, 2013:

Baggage won an Emmy! How could you skip that one?! All of these are great though - of the ones you listed, Lucky Suit is my favorite.

Alisa on January 24, 2013:

The Italy two parter is my #1 favorite.

mc on January 24, 2013:

And who can forget Ray's "twin" Cousin Gerard playing "Smoke on the Water" on the accordion?

gavindonst (author) on January 24, 2013:

Thanks for the comments... Yes all of the ones you've mentioned are also very good... It should be a top 20 or even a top 50 list and I'd still be missing some really good ones..

obaza on January 24, 2013:

C'mon!!!!!!!!!! Robert goes "ethnic" funniest episode EVER!!!!!!

"Gotta get out bratha.........."

leeie on January 24, 2013:

What about the 'canister"? Laugh just thiking about it....

Bob on January 23, 2013:

The absolute best episode is Golf for IT!

mc on January 23, 2013:

No mention of the Italy episodes?

carly on January 23, 2013:

hey i just met you, and this is crazy, but i love raymond, so call me maybe.