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[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Character sheet for the characters of]] ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''.


!Main Characters
[[folder:Ray Barone]]
->'''Played by:''' Ray Romano

* AccentuateTheNegative: One early episode, "Recovering Pessimist", revolved around Ray's frequent lapses into pessimism, even after he wins a national writing award. Ray declares that the reason he's like this is because he learned from the masters...cough*Frank and Marie*cough.
%%* {{Adorkable}}
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: How Robert sees him.
* AttentionWhore: At least in [[TheUnfavorite Robert]]'s point of view:
-->'''Robert:''' He is and always has been the center. The center of attention, the center of affection. He always gets the center chair in the kitchen, and this anger of which you speak, from the rest of these poor souls, stems from his unwillingness to share even the ''tiniest'' portion of the spotlight that shines without end... on him.
-->''(He proceeds to sit down, and Ray pokes him in the buttocks)''
-->'''Robert:''' D'OHHH! What are you doin'? What are you '''''DOING?!'''''
-->'''Ray:''' What are ''you'' doing? ''(sarcastically)'' Center chair. It's my kitchen. Get your own kitchen.
-->'''Robert:''' There you go, there you go, you see, because I only have a kitchenette and he ''loves'' it! Right, "Rub-it-in" Raymond? No house for me! No wife, no kids, no lawn, no ''NOTHIN'!''
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Eventually, as Debra and Ray got more adversarial, they would get moments of this.
* BadLiar: Ray is frequently called out for his bad poker face.
--> '''Robert''': Are you saying that Amy talks too much?\\
'''Ray''': ...No, Robert, I love Amy.\\
'''Robert''': Wow, are ''you'' a liar.
* BumblingDad: Though the kids there were initially much younger than in other examples.
* ButtMonkey: Ray didn't start out this way, but by the middle and later seasons, he had become Debra's ButtMonkey. The rest of his life is pretty charmed, though.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Ray becomes easily jealous when he believes that Debra may be interested in other men.
* DeadpanSnarker: Tied into his status as the OnlySaneMan.
* {{Flanderization}}: Ray was initially only unhelpful around the house and a sometimes-incompetent father, but in later seasons he becomes a doddering imbecile.
* FormerTeenRebel: One early episode revolved around Marie's dismay in learning that the teenaged Ray held parties at their house while she and Frank were away, in which he drank and smoked. Another episode mentions Ray sneaking out of the house when he was a teenager to hang out at Bernie's house.
* HenpeckedHusband: Ray ''personified'' this trope. Unlike most, however, he wouldn't always roll over -- he'd sometimes [[{{DeadpanSnarker}} snark]] back at Debra...but his occasional attempts at rebellion were usually quashed pretty quickly by an icy glare (or worse) from Debra.
%%* JadedWashout
* {{Jerkass}}: Ray's snarkery and laziness can reach these levels at times.
* LargeHam:
--> ''"The fly that was flying around... Angela killed it, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking it fell on the table, she put it in a napkin, and then]] '''''[[SuddenlyShouting SHE AAAAATE IT!!!!!]]'''''"''
%%* LazyBum
* LazyHusband: His wife frequently berates him for his failings and general willingness to leave the housework to her.
* ManChild: Enforced by Marie from the time he was very, very young. Every time he grows in independence, Marie drags him right back.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Hinted at often. Finally, basically outright stated in the episode where Ray and Frank talk to Robert about his wedding invitations. Also, during the "Angry Sex" episode, Ray can briefly be seen reading a book about Zen Buddhism in one scene. It was so subtle that the studio audience didn't seem to have noticed it (or perhaps were unable to see the title of the book).
* OedipusComplex: Heavily implied that he has this on a subconscious level, which disturbs him greatly. In "Counseling," it was pretty much stated that Ray wishes he'd rather have his mother take care of him, than have a mutual relationship with his wife.
* 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).
* OverprotectiveDad: When he and the other adults learn that Ally has a crush in "Ally's F", he becomes completely against the idea.
* ParentalFavoritism: Marie made no secret of the fact that Ray was her favorite child, much to Robert's chagrin. Frank on the other hand, appeared to treat the two equally.
* ProtagonistTitle: He's the main character and his name is part of the series' title.
* SoreLoser: In "The Author", Ray finds out he lost a book deal, while Robert was promoted at work. While they weren't really competing, Ray is usually the one who comes out on top, so he doesn't take Robert's news well; he barely congratulates Robert, slams his hand on the table, and leaves the room.
%%* ThatCameOutWrong
* TookALevelInDumbass: He was flanderized from being a witty, intelligent Every Man who wins national writing awards into becoming a bumbling buffoon over the course of the show.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Ugly Guy to Debra's Hot Wife, with his big nose and flabby body. ''Some'' women find him average at-worst, in reality and on the show, and he even got an attractive woman hitting on him when she didn't realize he was married, but everyone in-universe usually paints this as another example of Ray's status as "Born Lucky".
--> '''Debra:''' I can't believe I just did thirty-six sit-ups for a man whose stomach looks like a deflated clown balloon!
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: A whiny, lazy momma's boy who constantly lies to get out of sticky situations.
* YoungestChildWins: He's favored by his mother over older brother Robert.

[[folder:Debra Barone]]
->'''Played by:''' Patricia Heaton

* AllPeriodsArePMS: An entire episode concerning this has been cemented into the memory of the collective fan base.
* AntiHero: In the later seasons, she becomes psychotic, demeaning and vicious.
* AllWomenArePrudes: A shining example. Debra ''very'' rarely gets horny -- she frequently bans sex or rejects sexual advances from the desperate, horny Ray. Ray ''does'' admit to being bad in bed, and Debra ''used'' to be more open -- a few episodes show her rare "open" moments.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Eventually, as Debra and Ray got more adversarial, they would get moments of this.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She becomes one in later seasons.
* ButtMonkey: To Marie. Debra only ever "won" against Marie when she was actually ''proven wrong'', and the family covered for her.
* ControlFreak: Wanting Ray to be completely under her control, telling him when he's "allowed" to relax or spend time with his friends, beating him and emotionally tormenting him when she doesn't get her way.
* DeadpanSnarker: She's very snarky, though not as much as Ray or his father.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: When Ray annoys Debra (often deliberately), he'll get a smack for it. Cue audience laughter.
* {{Flanderization}}: Her shrillness.
* HairTriggerTemper: Often times towards Ray, especially in the later seasons.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: She's the only one allowed to treat Ray like crap, Peggy learned that the hard way.
* {{Jerkass}}: Sometimes in the early seasons. More often in the later seasons.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: In ''Sweet Charity'', Debra guilt-trips Ray into doing charity work at a hospital, though becomes jealous when Ray starts spending more time there than at home. Debra tricks Robert into performing ventriloquism at the hospital by complimenting his skills, in a effort to end Ray's popularity.
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Ray was rarely able to one-up her outside of being lazy and snarky. Outside of Ray though, she's frequently humiliated or her plans blow up in her face, and she's ''never'' free of Marie's berating or her in-laws in general.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Debra's plan in ''Sweet Charity'' (see above) backfires when she ends up singing in the same hospital Ray did charity work for and proves less than popular with the patients.
%%* TheLancer
* MoodSwinger: In general, with a prominent example in "The Walk to the Door", at a wedding:
--> '''Ray''': You win: I'm a bad person.
--> '''Debra''': (angry, to Ray) Oh, how do I ''win''? You know, you- (notices the bride and groom kissing at a nearby table; becomes happy) Ohoho, they're kissing. (back to angry) You know what would make me happy? If you recognized a regret before you did it!
%%* NervousWreck
* 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.
* ParentingTheHusband: Ray is messy, sarcastic and a lazy ManChild. Debra is hyperactive, grouchy and a control freak. This is only natural.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Robert/Amy.
%%* SoreLoser
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the first few seasons, Debra was pretty reasonable, generally didn't yell as much, and was quite playful with Ray. In later seasons...less so. Marie and Frank call this the natural progression of marriage.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A. Her default mode is Tsuntsun, as she tends to be moody and cranky towards her husband.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Hot Wife to Ray's Ugly Guy.
%%* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist

[[folder:Frank Barone]]
->'''Played by:''' Peter Boyle

* AbusiveParents: Frank's idea of parenting comes perilously close to this at times. In a {{Deconstruction}}, it's later revealed that the "tough love" angle was passed down through generations of heavy-handed Barone fathers, and that, in spite of verbally belittling his sons in virtually every episode, Frank could never bring himself to physically harm Robert or Ray for that exact reason.
** At one point he summarizes his own father's interactions with him, [[WhenYouComingHomeDad after coming home from long hours working on the road]], as: "He'd have a drink, punish me for whatever I did and then hit the road again."
** Conversely, whenever the subject of his mother comes up, Frank invariably describes her as having been a saint (Marie contests this, but that seems to be more about their mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship than her parenting).
* AffectionateNickname: Marie calls him "Cicci" in their more amorous moments.
* ArmchairMilitary: Frank and his buddies like to reenact Civil War battles.
-->'''Frank:''' Reenactment. That's kinda like what me and my Civil War buddies do.
-->'''Marie:''' [[DeadpanSnarker What your Civil War buddies do is get drunk and pee outside!]]
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Frank and Marie are this to a tee. Despite turning arguing and insult-flinging into an Olympian sport, the two have a decades-long marriage and are ultimately, in Marie's own words, okay with each other.
* BadassGrandpa: Much to everyone's chagrin.
* BaldOfAwesome: Chrome-domed and nothing but proud of his macho, tough guy image.
* BerserkButton: Frank frequently gripes and complains about trivial things, but this is mostly bluster and crankiness. However, if you insinuate that his marriage is bad (as Marie does in "Marie's Vision") or that he did a poor job as a father, he gets ''insanely'' angry, dropping the jokes and becoming genuinely furious.
* BrutalHonesty: Has no problem openly insulting his wife, family members, and strangers.
* CatchPhrase: Famous for two expletives: "Holy crap!" and "Jeez alou!"
* CoolOldGuy: C'mon, who doesn't love Frank and his one-liners?
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone in the family gets moments of this, but Frank is the absolute king of this trope.
* 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.
* GrumpyOldMan: He has a rude, grouchy disposition, and rarely shows his warmer side.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Marie claims she fell for Frank's "boyish good looks".
* JerkassFacade: He may have a gruff exterior, but he has a HiddenHeartOfGold (which he himself denies) and is definitely not a bad guy.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Whether you love him or hate him, you can't deny during he makes some good points in some of his rants. In "The Angry Family" Frank openly lays out the reason why Marie criticizes Debra; Marie still can't get over the fact that Debra married her son.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: This was the case in many episodes where Frank would start out by acting boorish, but then do something genuinely sweet and heartwarming at the end.
* 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.
--> "That is life! And you have to be tough."
* OnlySaneMan: He views himself and Debra as the "normal ones" in the family, and is offended that she doesn't see it the same way.
* PapaWolf: Though he bitches about them incessantly, Frank is shown to be hugely protective of his family under the surface. In one instance, he goes against his perverted Lodge buddies to protect Debra, and in the Finale he's obviously distressed when the doctors can't wake Ray up after his surgery. Later in the same episode, he lets Ray himself have it for accusing Debra of not caring about him.
--> '''Frank:''' HEY! I was there and I saw your wife fall apart! [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness I never saw her look like that and]] I'll tell you, I never want to see her look like that again!
* RacistGrandpa: Towards the Japanese, the Koreans, the Chinese, gay and lesbian people...oh, the list goes on.
* RealMenHateAffection: Though some episodes indicate it's largely an act.
* RealMenLoveJesus: In contrast to his hypermasculine boorishness, several episodes show Frank to be a devout Catholic.
* RetiredBadass: A U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea. Frank just loves to remind people of this.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: He's an unapologetic ass who constantly belittles everyone in the family, and treats his wife analogous to a slave.
* SlapSlapKiss: The Frank-Marie relationship was this to a tee. They argued with each other a lot...but it is heavily hinted in most episodes that they ''enjoy'' the witty banter, and really are deeply in love with each other.
* WarIsHell: Often, when the characters would complain about something in their lives, Frank would retort "You think that's bad? Try being in Korea during the war! We didn't have [Insert Modern Convenience Here], we had to tough it out!"

[[folder:Marie Barone]]
->'''Played by:''' Doris Roberts

* AllWomenArePrudes: Two of the show's funniest moments were in episodes where Marie, of all people, subverts this trope. In "Good Girls" we learn that teenaged Marie wasn't such a "good girl" and in the another episode where we learn that Frank and Marie have more sex than Ray and Debra.
* ApronMatron: The one most young tropers will be most familiar with.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Frank and Marie were this to a tee.
* BerserkButton: Don't call Marie a bitch.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Marie acts sweet and loving, but is very condescending and hypocritical. Not to mention her obsessive control over the lives of Frank, Ray and Robert in the name of keeping up her vision of a perfect, happy family, even if they actually aren't.
* ControlFreak: Marie has been pulling this on the whole family for decades, using guilt to get everyone to go along with her wishes.
* {{Foil}}: To Debra.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Mentioned in an episode where she discovers that, among other books, Frank is about to throw away her high school yearbook, in which there are several pictures where Marie looks beautiful.
* {{Jerkass}}: Her treatment/criticisms of Robert and Debra can be really nasty at times, whether she realises it or not.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She often shows that underneath the smothering, she truly loves her family and just wants what she thinks is best for them.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: On other occasions, she is shown to play up this persona to guilt people into doing what she wants. In ''Thank You Notes'' Marie tries to force Amy to write thank you notes she didn't want to write yet, which Marie initially said she wanted her to do because she said it was polite to let the wedding guests know they got the gifts. It's later revealed that she did that to make herself feel superior to everyone else, and to get a grasp on Amy.
* JewishMother: Not actually Jewish, but partially based on producer Phil Rosenthal's real-life JewishMother, and fits most of the stereotypical trope traits.
* KarmaHoudini: The few episodes that have her being called out on her behavior never stick, as inevitably everyone, including Debra, forgives her and lets her back into their life.
* MamaBear: Marie has many moments of this trope. One notable one, which doubles as a huge CrowningMomentOfAwesome for her character, is the flashback episode to when Robert and his first wife got a divorce.
* ManipulativeBitch: Marie is very good at controlling the family. They're all aware of it, but they try not to think about it. Can be best summed up by a line uttered by Marie during a time the family is about to connect the dots and realize she's to blame for something:
-->'''Marie:''' Let's all eat this food I made, and remember that this was nobody's fault.
* MyBelovedSmother: ''Especially'' to Ray, but also to Robert. Her treatment of the two when they were kids has affected both of them into adulthood.
* {{Narcissist}}: She believes herself as a positive example of what every wife, mother and woman should be.
* NeverMessWithGranny: You do NOT want Marie angry with you. She won't retaliate with violence, but she ''will'' find other ways to settle the score...
* NotSoDifferent: Her and Debra. Hinted at in several episodes. Their personalities really aren't very different at all, especially in their desires for complete and utter control over Ray.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: To both Ray and Debra.
* ParentalFavoritism: Marie made no secret of the fact that Ray was her favorite child, much to Robert's chagrin. Frank on the other hand, appeared to treat his sons equally.
** 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."
* {{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.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: At best, Marie's criticisms can be seen as her being innocently insensitive. At worst, she can be downright smug.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Robert/Amy.
* SlapSlapKiss: The Marie-Frank relationship was this to a tee. They argued with each other a lot...but it is heavily hinted in most episodes that they ''enjoy'' the witty banter, and really are deeply in love with each other.
* SupremeChef: Marie is an exceptional cook.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: See JerkWithAHeartOfGold and DependingOnTheWriter above -- she truly does love her family, and the mean and invasive things she does are just her way of trying to make people happy without realizing she's being mean and invasive.

[[folder:Robert Barone]]
->'''Played by:''' Brad Garrett

* {{Angrish}}: Occasionally, Robert will get angry at something and mutter gibberish as he walks away.
* BasementDweller: Was one in the early seasons. He didn't actually live in the basement, but he fit many of the trope traits.
* BetaCouple: With Amy. They were an off-and-on couple throughout most of the series, breaking up and then getting back together repeatedly.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Robert may be quirky, morose, and neurotic as a general rule, but he's also 6'8", a police officer, and ''very'' protective of his family.
* BigBrotherBully: His status at {{The Unfavorite}} often results in him picking on Ray, but...
* BigBrotherInstinct: ...he's also protective of him, on occasion.
* TheBigGuy: Being the tallest character in a main cast
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: His three loves: Redheaded Joanne (his bitchy ex-wife), Amy, (his blonde on again, off again girlfriend), and Stefania, (his Italian love interest with the curly brown hair).
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite his eccentricities he's surprisingly good at his job, becoming a lieutenant and scoring a job interview with the FBI. Ray sees him foil a robbery in "Ride Along" and is genuinely impressed.
* ButtMonkey: One of the show's most prominent running gags was Robert's continual status as the family's resident ButtMonkey. Marie only treated Debra more poorly.
* CharacterDevelopment: During the first season, it seemed like the writers were writing the character as being borderline autistic and so quirky and neurotic that it was genuinely amazing that he was able to function at all, especially as a policeman. By the later seasons, though, Robbie became much more confident and outgoing and finally [[spoiler: married Amy]]. The eighth season even had an episode where Robbie is made to confront his "crazy chin" habit.
* TheChewToy: At some points, his misery becomes the central point to his character.
* TheEeyore: Robert comes across as this sometimes, even down to the vocal intonation.
* FriendToAllChildren: He gets along better with the kids than he does with the adults. To the point where Ally and the Twins imitate his food chin touch.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Robert has his {{Jerkass}} moments and often gets so crazily jealous of Ray that he actually rejoices when Ray faces setbacks. However, he is a caring uncle and still deeply cares for little brother deep down.
* LargeHam: Perhaps even more so than his brother. Just look at some of his quotes above.
* ManChild: Mainly because not only does Marie enforce on him, but Robert spent a number of seasons living at home with her and Frank and sponging off them as well. Also, DependingOnTheWriter, Robert's level of maturity is either above or below Ray's.
* NotSoDifferent: Robert and Amy's brother, Peter. Robert comes to realize the similarities when the family talks about Peter's problems including him being a BasementDweller. In the end, he helps Peter find his own place.
* PlayingGertrude: A rare male example, Brad Garrett is three years younger than Ray Romano, but he plays the older brother.
* TheUnfavorite: Hence his frequent antagonism towards Ray.

[[folder:Amy [=McDougall=]]]
->'''Played by:''' Monica Horan

* AscendedExtra: Started out as an occasional guest star, gradually became involved in some of the Robert-centric plots, and finally married Robert in the later seasons and became a Barone.
* BetaCouple: With Robert. They were an off-and-on couple throughout most of the series, breaking up and then getting back together repeatedly.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In spite of Amy's unfailing kindness, several episodes show her to be tough and defensive when seriously pushed, such as when Raymond calls her an annoying chatterbox behind her back. Notably, Marie ''rarely'' wins against Amy.
* BreakTheCutie: In the later seasons it appears that the Barones were going to give Amy this treatment after she [[spoiler: married Robert]]. Despite several bouts of anger and stress, "Sister-In Law" being one such example, [[SubvertedTrope she still manages to be]] TheCutie [[SubvertedTrope by the end of the series.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In her first few appearances, Amy's more low key and even sarcastic than she'd become. Her more outgoing, cheerful personality developed gradually.
* {{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.
* TheCutie: So very much.
* FriendToAllChildren: After Amy marries into the family, one episode reveals that Ally goes to Amy to talk because she knows that Amy wouldn't be judgmental.
* HairOfGoldHeartofGold: Her patience and sweetness are remarkable in comparison to the rest of the cast.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: In a pleasant surprise, she managed to be this trope ''without'' being a Mary Sue.
* TheIngenue: The most pure, innocent character as seen above.
* NiceGirl: Amy's defining trait, and what sets her apart from the clown car that is the rest of the Barone family.
* NotSoDifferent: With Debra. Debra even lampshades it.
--> '''Debra:''' I keep forgetting how much of a freakshow this family is until someone new comes along and looks at us like that.
--> -Amy giving her most epic WTF look yet.-
--> '''Debra:''' That used to be me! Now I'm one of them!
* OnlySaneMan: It's true that she is a bit naive, but for the most part she is one of the few "normal" members of the family.
* SixthRanger: She officially joined the family in the later seasons.

!Minor Characters
->'''Played by:''' Sherri Shepherd

* BlackBestFriend: To 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.
* SassyBlackWoman: she doesn't hold back in her comments and criticism and takes no crap from ''anybody''. Not even Frank and Marie.

[[folder:Peggy Ardolino]]
->'''Played by:''' Amy Aquino

* CatchPhrase: In each of her episodes after the first: "Hello, Ally's Dad."
** PhraseCatcher: Likewise, Ray's response: "Hello...''Peggy.''"
* EstablishingCharacterMoment
--> Peggy: Now girls, when you're out selling cookies, and someone comes along, what do you say?
--> Frontier Girl: "Would you like to buy some cookies?"
--> Peggy: ''(bluntly)'' No. You say, "How ''many'' cookies would you like to buy?"
* FreudianExcuse: In "Sleepover at Peggy's" she mentions having a rocky marriage with a husband who was neglectful, condescending and verbally abusive. Eventually, Peggy got fed up with him and divorced him. She outright says that her personality developed in reaction to the experience.
* HiddenDepths: In addition to the revelation of her verbally-abusive marriage, Peggy is later shown to be a sci-fi buff and a fan of Franchise/StarWars. Peter falls in love immediately.
* {{Jerkass}}: Towards Ray especially.
* LastMinuteHookup: With [[spoiler: Peter, Amy's brother]] during one of the last few episodes of the series.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: How Raymond sees her.
* PairTheSpares: As noted above, with [[spoiler: Peter]].
* SitcomArchnemesis: To Ray. {{Lampshaded}} by other characters who find it ridiculous:
--> Robert: Oooh, you have an ''arch-enemy''. What are you, a super-hero now?
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Not technically true, but she was ''usually'' called "Peggy Hitler", "The Cookie Nazi" or "Cookie Hitler Lady", especially by Ray.
-->Ray:*continuing the Nazi comparison* [[{{PuttingOnTheReich}} Similar uniform]] too!
* SmugSnake: When Ray objects to Peggy forcing all the kids' parents to buy $200+ dollar dresses to Molly's birthday party, Peggy sneers at him that Ally will stick out like her father's nose. There are other examples of Peggy being this trope.

[[folder:Henry "Hank" [=McDougall=]]]
->'''Played by:''' Fred Willard

* BitchInSheepsClothing: An interesting contrast to the rest of the cast. While outwardly polite towards everyone, he constantly criticizes the Barones on everything from their admittedly uncouth behavior to their Catholicism. For example, in "The Bachelor Party," Frank's more annoyed by Hank's passive-aggressive comments than Peter's blatantly obnoxious behavior.
* GoshDarnItToHeck: Never swears once in the entire run of the show.
* HolierThanThou: Condescending preachiness is one of Hank's defining personality traits.
* MeaningfulName: He's the polar opposite of Frank...and note the names: Hank vs. Frank.
* NotSoAboveItAll: He likes to blow up fireworks, much to the surprise of both his family and the Barones. He also mentions getting drunk at a Christmas party, prompting Frank to comment, "Damn, Hank, I'm starting to like you!"
* PetTheDog: He does eventually warm up to Robert once he sees how much he loves Amy. In one episode where Robert considers retiring from the police force, Hank encourages him not to because he respects Robert's work.
* PreacherMan: Not officially a preacher, but as a devout evangelical Presbyterian, he certainly acts and speaks like one.

[[folder:Patricia "Pat" [=McDougall=]]]
->'''Played by:''' Georgia Engel

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Used to hilarious effect.
* CoolOldLady: Somewhat surprisingly, but very entertaining in every instance when it occurs.
** Ray even calls her cool at Rob and Amy's wedding, after she says to Marie what the rest of the family has been wanting to say for years.
* TheCutie: Not only is she this trope, but she apparently raised Amy to also personify the trope.
* NiceGirl: Quite unlike most of the main cast, what you see is what you get with Pat: a genuinely sweet old lady.
* ThePollyanna: Though not quite as much as we're initially led to believe...
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Pat delivers a very soft spoken, yet scathing one to Marie concerning the latter's narcissistic behavior during Robert and Amy's Wedding Ceremony.
* StepfordSmiler: A few episodes imply this, especially the smoking episode.

[[folder:Peter [=McDougall=]]]
->'''Played by:''' Chris Elliott

* BasementDweller: Both literally and figuratively.
* BigBrotherInstinct: His main reason for disliking Robert.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Peter made it no secret that he hates Robert. [[spoiler: So when Robert and Amy were engaged, he made every effort into sabotaging the wedding. Obviously he doesn't succeed]].
* CloudCuckooLander: His love for comics and science fiction, his friendship with his cats, and generally loopy and eccentric behavior.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Peter spends most of the series being a complete ass, ''especially'' to Robert, but it's made clear that this attitude stems from his love and protectiveness for Amy. Once he buries the hatchet with his brother-in-law, he becomes a lot more likable.
* LastMinuteHookup: [[spoiler: With Peggy.]]
* ManChild: A nerdy, petulant dweeb who still lives with his parents past 40 years old.
* PairTheSpares: With [[spoiler:Peggy]], as noted above and to Ray's overwhelming despair.
* TheUnfavorite: Peter and Robert finally make peace with each other when they realize that they have this in common with the way their parents treat them.
-->'''Robert:''' ''It's like I was the 'test kid,' Like, 'Oh! Well now we know not to drop Raymond!''
-->'''Peter:''' ''In my house it was 'Peter, Amy's playing the piano! Put away your cape and eat your dinner!''

[[folder:Jennifer Whelan]]
->'''Played by:''' Ashley Crow

%%* FormerTeenRebel
* GranolaGirl: A former one apparently.
* NunsAreFunny: Sort of. Actually, it was the other characters' belief in this trope and their ''reactions'' to her becoming a [[spoiler: nun]] that led to the hilarity.
* TheUnfavorite: Jennifer was this while Debra was the favorite child. Ray deduces that Debra is annoyed that Jennifer is [[spoiler: becoming a nun]] because:
-->'''Ray:''' ''When you were growing up, you were 'the good one.' But now she's [[spoiler: becoming a nun]], which makes her the REALLY good one!''

[[folder:Warren Whelan]]
->'''Played by:''' Robert Culp

%%* AlliterativeName
* InformedAttribute: The characters kept describing Warren as being a heavy drinker, but we never really saw that onscreen.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Downplayed. He and Lois occasionally get on the Barones' nerves, but their relationship is relatively amicable, especially compared to the Barones and [=McDougalls=].
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Turns up in one episode to have a heart-to-heart talk with Debra about [[spoiler: his impending divorce from Lois]].
%%* UpperClassTwit

[[folder:Lois Whelan]]
->'''Played by:''' Katherine Helmond

* CloudCuckoolander: Interested in abstract art and eccentric cultural practices; she's not the most grounded person.
%%* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob
* StepfordSmiler: Especially in later episodes, when it's revealed that [[spoiler:her and Warren's marriage is dissolving]].
%%* UpperClassTwit

->'''Played by:''' Jon Manfrellotti

* CasanovaWannabe: He pretends to be irresistible to women, but we don't see any evidence of this.
* ManChild: Debra considers him this. His obsession with sports and chasing women makes a strong case.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Andy and Gianni often showed up together when Ray hung out with either of them.

->'''Played by:''' Andy Kindler

* ThoseTwoGuys: Andy and Gianni often showed up together when Ray hung out with either of them. He initially had this with Kevin Daniels, before Kevin's actor left to star in ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''

[[folder:Bernie Gruenfelder]]
->'''Played by:''' Tom [=MGowan=]

%%* FatAndProud
%%* SickeninglySweethearts: With Linda.

[[folder:Linda Gruenfelder]]
->'''Played by:''' Maggie Wheeler

%%* SickeninglySweethearts: With Bernie.