History EverybodyLovesRaymond / TropesAToG

21st Oct '17 1:42:24 AM AgProv
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* GratuitousItalian: Averted, even though the Barones are a loud and lively Italian-American family. Spoken Italian is only used in episodes and scenes where anything else would be odd: at the dinner table in ''Mia Famiglia'', for instance, or during the two-part Italian Holiday special. [[note]]It does illustrate that Italian as spoken in North America is classed, by linguists, as a distinctly separate dialect of the language with its own peculiarities: different pronunciation, new vocabulary items, especially different words for foodstuffs and dishes. People more familiar with European -Italian culinary terms are often baffled by seeing Marie prepare familar dishes with completely unfamiliar names. ''Braciole'', for instance, is better known as ''Involtini'' in Europe.[[/note]]

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* GratuitousItalian: Averted, even though the Barones are a loud and lively Italian-American family. Spoken Italian is only used in episodes and scenes where anything else would be odd: at the dinner table in ''Mia Famiglia'', for instance, or during the two-part Italian Holiday special. [[note]]It does illustrate that Italian as spoken in North America is classed, by linguists, as [[UsefulNotes/SeparatedByACommonLanguage a distinctly separate dialect of the language language]] with its own peculiarities: different pronunciation, new vocabulary items, especially different words for foodstuffs and dishes. People more familiar with European -Italian culinary terms are often baffled by seeing Marie prepare familar dishes with completely unfamiliar names. ''Braciole'', for instance, is better known as ''Involtini'' in Europe.[[/note]]
10th Sep '17 11:27:01 PM Business21
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** Marie was much more brusque and tactless in Season 1 compared to the rest of the series, with a personality similar to Frank's. She became a lot more urbane and sophisticated beginning in Season 2, tending more toward SugaryMalice than [[DeadpanSnarker direct insults]].

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** Marie was much more as brusque and tactless as Frank in Season 1 compared to the rest of the series, with a personality similar to Frank's.1. She became a lot more urbane and sophisticated beginning in Season 2, tending more toward SugaryMalice than [[DeadpanSnarker direct insults]].
10th Sep '17 11:22:32 PM Business21
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** Marie was much more brusque and tactless in Season 1 compared to the rest of the series, with a personality similar to Frank's. She became a lot more urbane and sophisticated beginning in Season 2, tending more toward SugaryMalice than [[DeadpanSnarker direct insults]].
3rd Sep '17 11:34:02 AM Business21
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* BrokenAesop:
** "Win, Lose or Draw." Throw your money away on something stupid, and then just go to your parents and ask them to replace the money.
** "Lateness." Debra makes a deal with Ray, breaks it, and then gets mad at him when he holds up his end. Great lesson for married couples to follow...[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything even if both partners agree on a promise, it's perfectly acceptable for one partner to break that promise, and the other partner should be okay with that.]]
26th Aug '17 4:14:38 PM Business21
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** A weird variation. In the first two seasons, Ray has a friend Kevin Daniels, played by Kevin James. Daniels works with Ray at the newspaper, and they also play golf and basketball together. Kevin James would continue to make guest appearances on the show from Season 3 on, but as Doug Heffernan, the truck driver from [[Series:TheKingOfQueens]]. The Kevin Daniels character was scrapped, and never spoken of again.

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** A weird variation. In the first two seasons, Ray has a friend Kevin Daniels, played by Kevin James. Daniels works with Ray at the newspaper, and they also play golf and basketball together. Kevin James would continue to make guest appearances on the show from Season 3 on, but as Doug Heffernan, the truck driver from [[Series:TheKingOfQueens]].TheKingOfQueens. The Kevin Daniels character was scrapped, and never spoken of again.
26th Aug '17 4:14:01 PM Business21
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Marie's sister Alda, who appeared in the third episode of the first season, was never seen or mentioned again for the entirety of the series.
** A weird variation. In the first two seasons, Ray has a friend Kevin Daniels, played by Kevin James. Daniels works with Ray at the newspaper, and they also play golf and basketball together. Kevin James would continue to make guest appearances on the show from Season 3 on, but as Doug Heffernan, the truck driver from [[Series:TheKingOfQueens]]. The Kevin Daniels character was scrapped, and never spoken of again.
20th Aug '17 11:24:45 AM tyrekecorrea
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* BreakupBreakout - Averted, as Romano, Heaton, Garrett and Roberts have all had continued success since the show ended - a very rare (and perhaps unique) event for a sitcom cast. The only exception is Peter Boyle, who died shortly after the show ended. But even then, he was already an established actor going into the show, so in his case the show is seen as the culmination of his career.

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* BreakupBreakout - BreakupBreakout: Averted, as Romano, Heaton, Garrett and Roberts have all had continued success since the show ended - a very rare (and perhaps unique) event for a sitcom cast. The only exception is Peter Boyle, who died shortly after the show ended. But even then, he was already an established actor going into the show, so in his case the show is seen as the culmination of his career.



* GratuitousItalian: averted, even though the Barones are a loud and lively Italian-American family. Spoken Italian is only used in episodes and scenes where anything else would be odd: at the dinner table in ''Mia Famiglia'', for instance, or during the two-part Italian Holiday special. [[note]]It does illustrate that Italian as spoken in North America is classed, by linguists, as a distinctly separate dialect of the language with its own peculiarities: different pronunciation, new vocabulary items, especially different words for foodstuffs and dishes. People more familiar with European -Italian culinary terms are often baffled by seeing Marie prepare familar dishes with completely unfamiliar names. ''Braciole'', for instance, is better known as ''Involtini'' in Europe.[[/note]]

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* GratuitousItalian: averted, Averted, even though the Barones are a loud and lively Italian-American family. Spoken Italian is only used in episodes and scenes where anything else would be odd: at the dinner table in ''Mia Famiglia'', for instance, or during the two-part Italian Holiday special. [[note]]It does illustrate that Italian as spoken in North America is classed, by linguists, as a distinctly separate dialect of the language with its own peculiarities: different pronunciation, new vocabulary items, especially different words for foodstuffs and dishes. People more familiar with European -Italian culinary terms are often baffled by seeing Marie prepare familar dishes with completely unfamiliar names. ''Braciole'', for instance, is better known as ''Involtini'' in Europe.[[/note]]
20th Aug '17 11:21:09 AM tyrekecorrea
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The finale changes almost nothing and other than a last supper inspired shot and a little bit of drama it is a regular episode that if shown out of order would probably be unrecognizable as a series finale by casual viewers.



* AmazinglyEmbarassingParents: Ray is [[StageDad very]] pushy and vocal about Geoffrey playing basketball in "It's Supposed to be Fun." Geoffrey has to shush Ray, and none of the other spectators want to sit with him, including the rest of his family.

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* AmazinglyEmbarassingParents: AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Ray is [[StageDad very]] pushy and vocal about Geoffrey playing basketball in "It's Supposed to be Fun." Geoffrey has to shush Ray, and none of the other spectators want to sit with him, including the rest of his family.family.
* AmazonChaser: Ray in one episode reveals his crush on Series/XenaWarriorPrincess to the audience.
* ApronMatron: Marie. Might be the example that modern audiences and young tropers are most familiar with.



* AndTheAdventureContinues: The finale changes almost nothing and other than a last supper inspired shot and a little bit of drama it is a regular episode that if shown out of order would probably be unrecognizable as a series finale by casual viewers.



* AmazonChaser: Ray in one episode reveals his crush on Series/XenaWarriorPrincess to the audience.
* ApronMatron: Marie. Might be the example that modern audiences and young tropers are most familiar with.
20th Aug '17 10:35:47 AM tyrekecorrea
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* AbusiveParents: In "It's Supposed To Be Fun", Ray says his joke about Jeffrey was nothing, that he used to get worse as a kid. One time, he was combing his hair in the hallway mirror and Frank walked by and told him, "Bad haircut, I can still see your face."

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* AbusiveParents: In "It's Supposed To Be Fun", Ray says his joke about Jeffrey Geoffrey was nothing, that he used to get worse as a kid. One time, he was combing his hair in the hallway mirror and Frank walked by and told him, "Bad haircut, I can still see your face."



** The pilot episode featured a different layout for Frank and Marie's house (people entered on the right, rather than on the left), and Ray and Debra's bedroom was completely different. Both houses had many cosmetic differences as well. Also, the twins were played by two entirely different actors and were named Matthew and Gregory instead of Michael and Jeffrey. On top of all that, it featured a unique opening credits sequence where Ray tries to put together a backyard playset while addressing the audience.

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** The pilot episode featured a different layout for Frank and Marie's house (people entered on the right, rather than on the left), and Ray and Debra's bedroom was completely different. Both houses had many cosmetic differences as well. Also, the twins were played by two entirely different actors and were named Matthew and Gregory instead of Michael and Jeffrey.Geoffrey. On top of all that, it featured a unique opening credits sequence where Ray tries to put together a backyard playset while addressing the audience.
20th Aug '17 10:33:20 AM tyrekecorrea
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* AmazinglyEmbarassingParents: Ray is [[StageDad very]] pushy and vocal about Geoffrey playing basketball in "It's Supposed to be Fun." Geoffrey has to shush Ray, and none of the other spectators want to sit with him, including the rest of his family.
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