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13th Jun '16 9:24:37 AM garfield2710
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* ShotgunWedding: It's revealed in "Good Girls" that this is how Frank and Marie got married. They had sex one time before they got married, which resulted in Marie becoming pregnant with Robert.
21st Apr '16 5:46:39 AM speedyboris
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** In "The Tenth Anniversary", during Ray's improvised renewed vows:
--> '''Ray''': I am so happy to be here at this occasion... Love is in the Air.
29th Mar '16 11:31:48 AM speedyboris
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* WestminsterChimes: In "The Sitter", Ray goes to the Parker's house and rings the doorbell, which plays this melody. He eyerolls at how protracted the chime is.
--> '''Ray''': ''(annoyed)'' Parkers...
9th Mar '16 8:10:57 PM GrammarNavi
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* UglyGuyHotWife: Ray & Debra virtually ''define'' this trope (and were nearly the TropeNamer) and its endless stream of copycats - including ''TheKingOfQueens'' - use it as part of their schtick, where before sitcoms tended to have parents of at least reasonably equal levels of physical appearance. Ray may not be ''hideous'', but his giant nose and various other aspects are played for laughs. This difference in their attractiveness is played for laughs in the scene where both try to seduce the other in underwear. Debra provokes cat calls and hollers from the audience. Ray's satin boxers provoke laughter.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Ray & Debra virtually ''define'' this trope (and were nearly the TropeNamer) and its endless stream of copycats - including ''TheKingOfQueens'' ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'' - use it as part of their schtick, where before sitcoms tended to have parents of at least reasonably equal levels of physical appearance. Ray may not be ''hideous'', but his giant nose and various other aspects are played for laughs. This difference in their attractiveness is played for laughs in the scene where both try to seduce the other in underwear. Debra provokes cat calls and hollers from the audience. Ray's satin boxers provoke laughter.



** Also used on a {{Cross Over}} episode of the {{King of Queens}}, where Ray and Debra guest-starred. At one point in the episode, Debra and Carrie declare that men should be forced to wear an electro-shock collar around their neck to keep them in line (this joint declaration ends up being the event that makes Debra and Carrie become friends: the discovery that they share a mutual condescension towards men).

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** Also used on a {{Cross Over}} episode of the {{King of Queens}}, Series/TheKingOfQueens, where Ray and Debra guest-starred. At one point in the episode, Debra and Carrie declare that men should be forced to wear an electro-shock collar around their neck to keep them in line (this joint declaration ends up being the event that makes Debra and Carrie become friends: the discovery that they share a mutual condescension towards men).



* {{The Verse}}: Series/{{Everybody Loves Raymond}} is set in the same universe as fellow CBS sitcoms Series/{{The Nanny}} and Series/{{The King of Queens}}. In real life, Ray Romano went to high school with "Nanny" star Fran Drescher and has done standup comedy with "King of Queens" star Kevin James. All three shows are set firmly in the New York metro area, with "Raymond" being set in a Long Island suburb just outside the city, "King of Queens" being set (of course) in the NY City borough of Queens, and "The Nanny" being set largely on Manhattan Island itself (although the action frequently moves to Fran's parents' apartment in Queens).
** The Ray Barone character appeared in an episode of "The Nanny" where it was revealed that he and the fictional Fran Fine both went to Hillcrest High School, just like their actors, Romano and Drescher. Doug Heffernan from "King of Queens" made a few appearances on "Raymond", and the "Raymond" characters had several guest appearances on "King of Queens."
** Interestingly, the final appearance of the Ray Barone character was on the "King of Queens" episode "Raygin Bulls," as this episode aired in the fall season after "Everybody Loves Raymond" had ended. From what we heard Ray saying to (offscreen) Marie over the phone at the beginning of that episode, life apparently hadn't changed much for Ray Barone since the series finale of "Raymond."
** The Ray Barone character was also the only character to appear in all three shows. Ray appeared on an episode of Series/{{The Nanny}}, and several episodes of {{The King of Queens}}, in addition to, of course, being in every episode of "Raymond." The characters from Series/{{The Nanny}} didn't appear in the other two shows, and the Doug Heffernan character from {{The King of Queens}} made a couple of guest appearances on "Raymond". Ray Barone's buddy Gianni also made an appearance on {{The King of Queens}}, as did Frank, Marie, Robert, and Debra.

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* {{The Verse}}: Series/{{Everybody Loves Raymond}} TheVerse: ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' is set in the same universe as fellow CBS sitcoms Series/{{The Nanny}} ''Series/TheNanny'' and Series/{{The King of Queens}}. ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''. In real life, Ray Romano went to high school with "Nanny" ''Nanny'' star Fran Drescher and has done standup comedy with "King ''The King of Queens" Queens'' star Kevin James. All three shows are set firmly in the New York metro area, with "Raymond" ''Raymond'' being set in a Long Island suburb just outside the city, "King ''The King of Queens" Queens'' being set (of course) in the NY City borough of Queens, and "The Nanny" ''The Nanny'' being set largely on Manhattan Island itself (although the action frequently moves to Fran's parents' apartment in Queens).
** The Ray Barone character appeared in an episode of "The Nanny" ''The Nanny'' where it was revealed that he and the fictional Fran Fine both went to Hillcrest High School, just like their actors, Romano and Drescher. Doug Heffernan from "King ''The King of Queens" Queens'' made a few appearances on "Raymond", ''Raymond'', and the "Raymond" ''Raymond'' characters had several guest appearances on "King ''The King of Queens."
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** Interestingly, the final appearance of the Ray Barone character was on the "King ''The King of Queens" Queens'' episode "Raygin Bulls," as this episode aired in the fall season after "Everybody ''Everybody Loves Raymond" Raymond'' had ended. From what we heard Ray saying to (offscreen) Marie over the phone at the beginning of that episode, life apparently hadn't changed much for Ray Barone since the series finale of "Raymond."
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** The Ray Barone character was also the only character to appear in all three shows. Ray appeared on an episode of Series/{{The Nanny}}, ''The Nanny'', and several episodes of {{The ''The King of Queens}}, Queens'', in addition to, of course, being in every episode of "Raymond." ''Raymond''. The characters from Series/{{The Nanny}} ''The Nanny'' didn't appear in the other two shows, and the Doug Heffernan character from {{The ''The King of Queens}} Queens'' made a couple of guest appearances on "Raymond". ''Raymond''. Ray Barone's buddy Gianni also made an appearance on {{The ''The King of Queens}}, Queens'', as did Frank, Marie, Robert, and Debra.
8th Mar '16 9:33:44 AM speedyboris
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** In "Big Shots", a smug Robert gives one to Ray, who's pissed that he had to wait in line to get an autograph from Art Shamsky instead of getting to cut because he was a reporter:
--> '''Robert''': I just want to preserve this moment. I mean, how often do I get to see the "Ray-Doesn't-Get- Everything Show"?\\
'''Ray''': Okay, I know what this is. "Oh, it never ends for Raymond! He has everything, I have nothing! Oh, mopey, mopey, pouty, pouty, snooty, snooty."\\
'''Robert''': No, no, I admit that there may have been times when I might have mentioned [[BlatantLies in passing]] that I possibly envied you. But not anymore. And would you like to know why?\\
'''Ray''': Yeah, no, not really. Where the hell is the waitress?!\\
'''Robert''': Everything you have: Successful career, great family, free hot dogs, has made you lose touch with reality. You, are spoiled.\\
'''Ray''': Oh yeah, and I guess all those years sponging off Mom and Dad have made you a better person.\\
'''Robert''': It certainly did. I may have a thankless job, be divorced, pay full price for a hot dog, but I happen to have something you'll never have.\\
'''Ray''': A tail?\\
'''Robert''': Character, Ray.\\
'''Ray''': Oh yeah, yeah. You're very superior.\\
'''Robert''': Yeah, you see I am superior because I'm humble. ''(to waitress)'' Excuse me, uh, Lisa, may I have some some water, please?\\
'''Lisa''': Sure.\\
'''Robert''': And some dipping sauce for my little brother here. Thank you, dear. You see, it's nice to be important. But it's ''more'' important to be nice.
23rd Feb '16 9:31:26 AM speedyboris
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* StoryArc: Robert and Amy's on-again, off-again relationship, ultimately culminating in marriage at the end of season 7.
** Robert being gored in the butt by a runaway bull, and his road to recovery in season 4.
8th Jan '16 12:38:16 PM phoenix
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* SoccerHatingAmericans: Debra Barone's father has pretentions of being a well-travelled polyglot. During one Thanksgiving visit, he switches the TV to a ''futbol'' game between two South American sides and waxes lyrical about TheBeautifulGame. This disgusts Frank, irritates Robert, and, strangely, bemuses the professional sportswriter Ray. (Who, given his profession as newspaper sports journalist, should at least be able to recognize a game of football as most of the world knows it.)

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* SoccerHatingAmericans: Debra Barone's father has pretentions of being a well-travelled polyglot. During one Thanksgiving visit, he switches the TV to a ''futbol'' game between two South American sides and waxes lyrical about TheBeautifulGame.UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball. This disgusts Frank, irritates Robert, and, strangely, bemuses the professional sportswriter Ray. (Who, given his profession as newspaper sports journalist, should at least be able to recognize a game of football as most of the world knows it.)
29th Dec '15 10:01:02 AM speedyboris
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** In "The Thought That Counts", Robert recommends that Ray get Debra "To Kill a Mockingbird" for Christmas. He does, but Ray never mentions that Robert gave him the idea. After Ray keeps getting positive attention from Debra, Robert finally snaps:

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** In "The Thought That Counts", Robert recommends that Ray get Debra "To Kill a Mockingbird" ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' for Christmas. He does, but Ray never mentions that Robert gave him the idea. After Ray keeps getting positive attention from Debra, Robert finally snaps:
29th Dec '15 7:32:27 AM speedyboris
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** In "The Christmas Picture", Ray's been dealing with trying to make everybody happy (and failing) the whole episode, and an innocent comment from Lois sets him off:
--> '''Lois''': Raymond, I just noticed that this background is blue. Do I have time to change into my gray pashmina?\\
'''Ray''': ...'''Get back in your place!'''
17th Dec '15 3:01:06 PM LaurelHS
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* SleepWalking: Marie tries to eat healthy food on Thanksgiving, but in the middle of the night, she sneaks into the kitchen for a turkey drumstick. After being caught in the act, she tries to act like she was sleepwalking. Nobody believes it for a minute.
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