History Characters / EverybodyLovesRaymond

4th Jan '17 1:24:39 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* FreudianExcuse: In one episode Frank mentions having a physically abusive father, and tells Ray and Robert how much the experience scarred him. Between that and his MotiveRant about his early married life, it goes a long way towards explaining his overall demeanor.



* MotiveRant: In "Ping Pong" he tells Ray about his difficulties upon leaving the Army, cycling between menial jobs that he hated before finding steady work as a bookkeeper, all while trying to support Marie and the kids. It goes a long way to explaining Frank's overall demeanor.

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* MotiveRant: In "Ping Pong" he tells Ray about his difficulties upon leaving the Army, cycling between menial jobs that he hated before finding steady work as a bookkeeper, all while trying to support Marie and the kids. It goes a long way to explaining Frank's overall demeanor.
4th Jan '17 1:15:11 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* MotiveRant: In "Ping Pong" he tells Ray about his difficulties upon leaving the Army, cycling between menial jobs that he hated before finding steady work as a bookkeeper, all while trying to support Marie and the kids. It goes a long way to explaining Frank's overall demeanor.
--> "That is life! And you have to be tough."
31st Dec '16 1:25:37 PM CheeseDogX
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** Though she's not above playing with Ray's head as well. In one episode where Ray is angsting because he thinks Debra is more attracted to Robert, Marie's response is basically "Well, of course. Robbie's always been the handsome one."
15th Dec '16 7:59:11 PM creader
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* CrazyJealousGuy: Ray becomes easily jealous when he believes that Debra may be interested in other men.


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* ProtagonistTitle: He's the main character and his name is part of the series' title.
23rd Nov '16 8:49:03 AM creader
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* OverprotectiveDad: When he and the other adults learn that Ally has a crush in "Ally's F", he becomes completely against the idea.
2nd Nov '16 6:17:05 AM AgProv
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%%* BlackBestFriend: To Robert.
%%* NewYorkCityCops
%%* SassyBlackWoman


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%%* * BlackBestFriend: To Robert.
%%* NewYorkCityCops
%%* SassyBlackWoman

Robert. She frequently calls him out on his attitudes, self-pity, treatment of Amy, and his corrosive resentment of Ray and the way they were brought up. She very often points out all the things others hesitate to say to him out of genuine friendship and a desire to bring out the best in him.
* NewYorkCityCops: Never mess with a New York cop. Her attitude to the punky kids, who play on Robert's hesitation and insecurity when he returns to the beat after injury, is a good example. She also chews up Ray for not taking his observer status seriously on the ride-along.
* SassyBlackWoman: she doesn't hold back in her comments and criticism and takes no crap from ''anybody''. Not even Frank and Marie.

12th Oct '16 9:22:32 AM annette12
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* OnlySaneMan: Ray Barone was this, especially during the early seasons. He still performed this role later on, as despite being a whiny ManChild, he was still more together than most of his immediate family.
** In Real Life: Half of the show's genesis was Ray Romano wryly observing the absurdities and wackiness of his family members (the other half was series creator and executive producer Phil Rosenthal doing the same with his own family).

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* OnlySaneMan: Ray Barone was this, especially during the early seasons. He still performed this role later on, as despite being a whiny ManChild, he was still more together than most of his immediate family.
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family. In Real Life: Half of the show's genesis was Ray Romano wryly observing the absurdities and wackiness of his family members (the other half was series creator and executive producer Phil Rosenthal doing the same with his own family).
12th Oct '16 9:22:02 AM annette12
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* OnlySaneMan: Views herself as this, and even got ignored by a visiting psychiatrist in the early seasons because Ray's family was ''so weird''. Though, as Ray points out -- the Barones are family by genetics. Debra ''chose'' to be with them. "You're ''messed up!''"
** Grouchy ''Frank'' of all people viewed himself and Debra as this, and was offended that Debra didn't enjoy his company.

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* OnlySaneMan: Views herself as this, and even got ignored by a visiting psychiatrist in the early seasons because Ray's family was ''so weird''. Though, as Ray points out -- the Barones are family by genetics. Debra ''chose'' to be with them. "You're ''messed up!''"
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up!''" Grouchy ''Frank'' of all people viewed himself and Debra as this, and was offended that Debra didn't enjoy his company.



* {{Large Ham}}: Perhaps even more so than his brother. Just look at some of his quotes above.

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* {{Large Ham}}: LargeHam: Perhaps even more so than his brother. Just look at some of his quotes above.



* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: This is how Amy initially views the Barone household(s) when she first joins them.
** And conversely, this is how ''the Barones'' view the ''[=McDougall=]'' household when they come to visit.

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* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: This is how Amy initially views the Barone household(s) when she first joins them.
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them. And conversely, this is how ''the Barones'' view the ''[=McDougall=]'' household when they come to visit.
20th Sep '16 7:04:40 PM annette12
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* {{Badass}} It's rarely shown what he does as a cop aside from routine patrols, but on one occasion he took down a robber with a Pizza. This caused Raymond who was with him on a ride-a-long, to respect his older brother's job more.
20th Sep '16 6:22:48 PM Gravidef
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* {{Pride}}: She takes special pride in her Italian background.

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* {{Pride}}: She takes special pride in her Italian background. She's also extremely proud of her skills in the kitchen, going so far as to treat her recipes like an inheritance that she planned to leave to Debra. It's such a major part of her personality that when she thinks she's lost her in touch in "Tasteless Frank," she becomes hysterically depressed, eating nothing but doughnuts and not bothering to change out of her pajamas.
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