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
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
Ray Romano – Ray Barone
Patricia Heaton – Debra Barone
Brad Garrett – Robert Barone
Doris Roberts – Maria Barone
Peter Boyle – Frank Barone
+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.
let it go