Unfortunately, Lois has already started planning the tea party and now Ray must find a way to convince her to change her plans. First Aired: May 23, 2004 In the eighth-season finale, Ray and Robert argue over which of them will take care of Marie if Frank dies first. They then realize that Frank was rude to Sam too, but Sam actually appreciated it. Concerned that his own kids will think of him the same way as Frank, Ray contemplates how to get the kids back on his side. Debra takes this as an opportunity to team with her and sideline Marie altogether, but Ray and Robert are too afraid of Marie to team up with them.
Steamed that his gifts have been discarded, Ray is further dejected when Robert presents Frank with vintage jazz albums and Frank reveals that he prefers the records to the digital recordings. I am disabled and have many surgeries and I always watch them before and after surgeries as they just plain cheer me up. Note: As Robert and Amy are on their honeymoon, this is the only episode in the entire series, that Brad Garrett Robert does not appear in. It's about a Long Island sportswriter and his intrusive parents, who live in conveniently across the street from him, his wife and their three children. When they are unable to agree, they decide to play golf to determine who gets the duty. Unfortunately, Amy and Marie disagree about his future, which leads to a tense birthday party for Robert. Finally the boys make Marie her shelf and Ray informs Debra that he won at golf and Marie is going to live with them after Frank dies.
He gets a stove that does not fit, so Debra decides to fire him. Season 8, Episode 16 February 23, 2004 Season 8, Episode 16 February 23, 2004 Robert considers retiring from the police force and becoming a security-alarm salesman, but he's afraid to make the decision alone, so he gets input from everyone. This ticks off Ray and Debra and they make a scene at the dinner table. Pretty soon, the chatty guys are swapping all sorts of secret spousal tales, and of course, the gals find out. Marie seems to have won — until Frank reveals a damaging lie of her own. It was Ray Romano's goal to go out on top, so the series ended in 2005.
If only the MacDougalls owned a television set! Barone mentored him when the two of them worked together many years ago. Romano and costars Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle and Brad Garrett were virtual Emmy-nomination machines and scored eight wins among them. I've watched each show probably at least 20 times and they just don't get old. Marie finally cracks it, and then the lies of Robert and Amy and also Marie come out in the open. When Amy answers back and Marie leaves, fuming. Ally asks if she can baby-sit more often, and, in yet another attempt to rid her house of Marie, Debra consents. It's a thought that Marie takes to heart; she accuses Frank of being the man's father.
Season 8, Episode 21 May 10, 2004 Season 8, Episode 21 May 10, 2004 Robert is discovered by a modeling agent who believes the big guy's unique look is perfect for print ads. Later, Ray and Robert make fun of Frank, wondering how he could have inspired anyone. Then, Robert tries to spill the beans and even more lies are told. Those are always a welcome bonus. She then realizes that she was a minute late and Ray has driven off without her. When all the other family members agree with Ray, Debra gives in.
Season 8, Episode 13 February 2, 2004 Season 8, Episode 13 February 2, 2004 Ray gets upset with Debra and accuses her of turning the kids against him after he learns that she, Ally and the twins make bets about his behavior, such as whether he'll notice something new, forget something from the grocery store or remember to zip his pants. Season 8, Episode 3 October 6, 2003 Season 8, Episode 3 October 6, 2003 Michael claims to be sick for the third day in a row and refuses to go to school, so Ray takes his son to work with him in hopes of boring him so much that he'll want to return to the classroom. Meanwhile, Robert overhears a conversation that hits close to home when the Barones and Amy talk about the difficulties of having a 40-year-old man living under the same roof with his mother and father. It's a hilarious half hour of belly laughs, - the kind of shows we once found all over the tv channels when I was young. Season 8, Episode 2 September 29, 2003 Season 8, Episode 2 September 29, 2003 Marie instantly tries to get the upper hand in her relationship with her new daughter-in-law when Amy and Robert return from their honeymoon, but Debra steps in, determined to stop Marie's meddling once and for all, which horrifies the guys.
In fact, Robert feels compelled to give Ray marriage advice as does Amy to Debra at the newlywed couple's three-month anniversary dinner. He finally gives them all a sarcastic thank you, which they seem to like. Season 8, Episode 9 November 24, 2003 Season 8, Episode 9 November 24, 2003 The Barone clan visits Amy's pious parents, Hank and Pat Fred Willard, Georgia Engel , on Thanksgiving and the day turns into a real turkey. Season 8, Episode 15 February 16, 2004 Season 8, Episode 15 February 16, 2004 Ray and Debra disagree over whether they should purchase an expensive dress for Ally to wear to a friend's formal 13th-birthday party. Ray drives him back, and they discover that Hank and Pat have thrown away Peter's stuff and made a prayer room. While Debra seethes over Ray's actions, Marie and Amy get into a heated debate with Frank and Robert when they air their own grievances about their wives' blatant disregard for the time. A young man, Sam Gilula, arrives at Frank and Marie's and everyone is surprised when he and Frank fondly embrace.
Ray finally realizes his mistakes and comes home to find Debra in her formal dress with the curling iron still stuck to her hair. No crude sex scenes or crude or gross subjects. Ray Romano hit the sitcom stratosphere with this gem based on his stand-up routine. All of the ladies are impressed, but Ray and Frank think Robert is wasting his time. Not quiet as good as past seasons but specially gratifying if you get it at a good discount, like I did. Initially they have a lot of fun, with Debra complimenting Ray and Ray teaching Debra, having a good time with him. Marie, who has been eavesdropping to the basement, starts to slowly walk to Ray in a rage.
However, the thrill of having a contractor in the house gets old fast when Gianni starts taking his sweet time to complete the job. While they work, they share private stories about themselves and their families. Marie then gives them both some sound marriage advice. The characters remain the same who want want them to change?! The disagreement about his future leads to a tense birthday party for Robert. You can watch any season at all, they don't have to be watched in succession.