Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
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Pilot 

Debra doesn't want Raymond's family to barge in unannounced from across the street on her birthday, so it's up to Raymond to gently break the news to them.

Director:

Michael Lembeck

Writers:

Phil Rosenthal (created by) (as Philip Rosenthal), Phil Rosenthal (as Philip Rosenthal) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ray Romano ... Ray Barone
Patricia Heaton ... Debra Barone
Brad Garrett ... Robert Barone
Madylin Sweeten ... Ally Barone
Doris Roberts ... Marie Barone
Peter Boyle ... Frank Barone
Amber Ferreira Amber Ferreira ... Matthew
Stephen Lee ... Leo
Drew Ferreira Drew Ferreira ... Matthew
Justin Ferreira Justin Ferreira ... Gregory
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Storyline

The episode begins with Ray arriving home from a sports-related road trip he was covering. He walks in to the kitchen where Debra is frantically trying to control Ally and the twins. While Ray mentions that Cal Ripkin signed his hat, Debra mentions how one of the twins spit up on her shirt. Later, Debra goes out to the movies and leaves Ray to take care of the kids. While Debra is gone, Ray's friend Leo arrives at the door and wants to take Ray out to Nemo's Pizza. Ray then allows his mother Marie to babysit for him. When Ray gets back, he finds the house in shambles. He kicks out his parents and brother and hurriedly cleans before Debra gets home. Later that night, Debra finds out that Marie, Frank and Robert were yet again interfering with their lives. She demands that Ray tell them NOT to come to her birthday party the following weekend. Afraid to tell his parents "no", Ray ends up lying to them, saying that he and Debra are going to Bear Mountain for her birthday. That Sunday, on ...

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Leo (Stephen Lee) goes with Ray to Nemo's pizza but never returns. See more »

Goofs

In several shots when Ray is arguing about the fruit with his parents in their kitchen, you can see the mic move up and down. See more »

Quotes

Ray Barone: I'm begging you to stop smelling their heads. I'll give you money. Do you want some money?
Frank Barone: Hey, save your money. You're gonna need it. Victoria's not a secret anymore!
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Crazy Credits

The Where's Lunch production logo shows a plate of lobster tail, sliced lemon, and broccoli. See more »

Connections

Featured in Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Loves Raymond Theme
Composed by Rick Marotta and Terry Trotter
Used as the theme song for season 1 and 2.
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Great pilot
11 January 2021 | by aloch-30320See all my reviews

This show was pretty good. Pilots are usually a little rough around the edges and this is no different. But as far as the show premise is concerned, i thought it was creative and refreshingly un-preachy. Thank you for that! Really liked it. Very entertaining.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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