History Trivia / EverybodyLovesRaymond

20th Apr '16 1:54:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: In one Halloween episode, Frank dresses up like Frankenstein's monster (with Marie as his bride). At first this just seems like a quick gag on Frank's name until you remember Peter Boyle played the monster in the hysterically funny parody ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''.

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In one Halloween episode, Frank dresses up like Frankenstein's monster (with Marie as his bride). At first this just seems like a quick gag on Frank's name until you remember Peter Boyle played the monster in the hysterically funny parody ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''.
20th Apr '16 1:54:38 PM Morgenthaler
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** Patricia Heaton's new show ''Series/TheMiddle'' has her meet her son's new teacher, played by Doris Roberts. Pretty much their roles are verbally reversed: "Marie" accusing "Debra" of being a [[MyBelovedSmother Beloved Smother]] (which ironically is absolutely not true in either show).
*** The third season premiere of ''Series/TheMiddle'' features a flashback in which we see Heaton's character's honeymoon/camping trip interrupted by a hiker played by Romano. At one point his character tells her "In an alternate reality, you and I could have been happy together."
20th Apr '16 1:54:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Ray and Deb's friend Linda looks like [[Series/{{Friends}} Janice]], but doesn't sound like her.
** [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Terry Bradshaw]] shows up as himself in an early episode.
** As does the starting lineup of the [[{{UsefulNotes/Baseball}} 1969 New York Mets]].
** Jean Stapleton, aka Edith Bunker from ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', guest-starred in a very early episode as Marie's older sister Alda. Quite appropriate, given that both shows deal with [[{{DysfunctionalFamily}} dysfunctional families]].
** Sherri Shepherd, later co-host of "The View", plays Robert's partner on the police force and best friend, Judy.
** And comedian [[TheDanza Andy Kindler as, well, Andy]], another of Ray's best buddies.
** [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Uncle Leo]] appears on this show a few times as well.
** Chris Elliot as Amy's brother
** Fred Willard as Amy's father
** Debra's mother is Jessica Tate out of ''Series/{{Soap}}''. Katherine Helmond hardly has to stretch herself to play a slightly eccentric, upscale lady, whose daughter married into a really dysfunctional family. It's hardly new to her...
25th Mar '16 6:44:43 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** In "Six Feet Under," Boyle recites his "one guy dies, another guy gets well" speech from ''Film/TaxiDriver'' almost verbatim. Unlike Travis Bickle, Ray doesn't appreciate the advice: "What the hell are you talking about?"
9th Mar '16 9:11:34 PM GrammarNavi
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** Kevin James originally played a guest character named Kevin, until he got the spinoff ''Series/KingOfQueens'', after which his character on "Raymond" was retconned into being Doug Heffernan, just like on "Queens."

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** Kevin James originally played a guest character named Kevin, until he got the spinoff ''Series/KingOfQueens'', ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', after which his character on "Raymond" was retconned into being Doug Heffernan, just like on "Queens."
29th Jan '16 9:57:45 AM speedyboris
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* EditedForSyndication: As with most any show, certain lines are removed to make room for commercials. In one case, however, it makes a joke even funnier; in the full version of "Counseling", the scene with Bernie and Linda talking about their marriage counseling ends and the next scene is Ray and Debra in the bedroom discussing Bernie and Linda before Debra declares, "We're going to counseling." In the syndicated version, the bedroom scene ''immediately'' starts with "We're going to counseling", making it into something of a GilliganCut.
30th Aug '15 11:29:56 PM Cindylover1969
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* [[BannedInChina Banned In The United Kingdom]]: "Marie's Sculpture" has never been screened on British TV because the episode involves Marie making a large sculpture of a vagina, much to the rest of the family's disgust (erect male genitalia and exposed female genitalia are no-no's on UK screens). The explicit nature of Marie's abstract artwork and the fact it is on prominent display throughout the show probably called for the decision; it can't have helped that the series aired before the watershed on Comedy Central and ''way'' before the watershed (in the mornings, in fact) on ChannelFour. Ironically, US audiences didn't seem to have a problem with it.
29th Aug '15 6:32:48 AM Twentington
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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Fred Stoller as Cousin Gerard. Lampshaded in "Cousin Gerard", when much to his horror, Ray realises that he looks like, sounds like and apparently is just as annoying as Gerard is.
29th Aug '15 6:30:50 AM Twentington
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* TheCastShowoff: Patricia Heaton and Brad Garrett have showed off their singing abilities from time to time, Robert even lampshaded this by saying that in chorus he originally was going to be a "basso profundo" (although most school choruses aren't that specific beyond soprano and alto for girls and tenor and bass for boys).
19th Feb '15 11:49:21 PM tenryufan
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: "Robert's Wedding" features a scene where Gianni enters the men's bathroom at the church but is uncomfortable about taking a leak since Marie is standing there talking to Robert. Despite Marie telling him to go ahead and pee, Gianni says, "I don't have to go anymore!" and leaves. This scene is strangely absent on the season 7 DVD set, and because of this, Ray's line later in the scene ("Out, ma. You've already got Gianni looking for a fire hydrant") makes no sense.
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