Most people that bash things seldom fully examine what they’re bashing, so I’m probably preaching to the choir here. There will certainly be those that have seen very little of the show and will say something along the lines of “haha, this show sucks. Give me karma for being unoriginal.”
To the meat of the shit: it does a better job than Seinfeld at being “a show about nothing.” Sure, it may not be as funny as Seinfeld, and I’m not arguing that—but it certainly does a better job in that regard. There are countless scenes hat happen in Debra and Ray’s kitchen, their living room, or their parents house. They get their jokes out on minimal plot, and at the very least that’s a quality the haters can commend.
The acting is top notch. One may argue that Heston and Ramono’s(the stars) characters are poorly written or acted, but that wasn’t my point in the first place. Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett, and Doris Roberts are the best actors in the show—in my opinion. Boyle delivers his characters crassness brilliantly. Doris does a magnificent job filling the role of the overbearing and insensitive mother. And garret is a terrific visual actor(what I mean is his facial expressions and mannerisms). I think that, overall, the supporting cast of this show is outstanding, and, frankly, better than the main cast.
I’ll never argue that this is the best sitcom ever, but it’s certainly superior to that overrated show, friends. A twofer, that’s right. Friends is overrated.
We live about 100 meters from MIL and DHs 85 year old grandfather who has dementia.
I'm just going to get this out of the way first. DH does not feel like he can set healthy boundaries as MIL purchased our current house to get us out of our toxic black mould house we previously lived at...so we are currently in massive debt to her and I am probably an asshole for this.
You can't make this stuff up she just came over whilst I was writing this.
My birth mum is a horrible woman so I am having trouble wondering if this is normal or not because to be fair, I do not know normal.
We were promised privacy despite our close proximity. I must have the wrong idea of what privacy is because this has been my life for some months now.
MIL is constantly at our house, she will visit multiple times a day, sometimes for no reason, sometimes she will try find a reason ( there are no grandchildren in the picture here, it is just DH and I ) here are some bullet point I really need to get off my chest.
Sometimes she comes over as early as 5am if she sees the lights on, in her dressing gown for no particular reason, nothing has changed since she left our house at 9pm the previous night.
Often she will walk around the back of our house and not use the front door.
Sometimes I will just find her in our backyard, doing whatever she pleases and has not made it known to us she is there.
Some nights she will turn up as late as 11pm and continue to knock on the door if we try not to answer, she has been known to put her head in the ground floor windows and yell out to us in some of these cases.
She was a big contributing factor to me leaving my job which was night shift and on-call because she would come down first thing in the morning and knock and call out until i answered and got me out of bed, she would then say "ok go back to bed you must be tired" unfortunately I am a light sleeper so there was no "going back to bed"
When we went away, she offered to look after our pets, we left her a key, during this time she got someone over ( it is in our recorded video ) to turn off our security cameras inside and outside the house. When we returned from holiday she had rearranged our furniture and redecorated to her taste. Rugs, throw pillows, blankets and all.
I have caught her going through our bathroom cabinets on several occasions for no apparent reason ( this is not where medicine or first aid supplies are kept which she knows so it is not for that reason )
She... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've posted some background on my [as of yet un-nicknamed] JNMIL. I've been away because we moved so it's been ever so slightly more bearable! We've gone from housemates to neighbors! How did this happen, you may ask? Well I'll tell you!
JNMIL was falling behind on her bills [big surprise there], so she decided to move to a slightly less expensive neighborhood. Meanwhile, I found a better paying job in my actual field of interest (yay!), but haven't had a chance to save enough to put a down on a house yet as I was hoping. So when she found a duplex in her price range, she asked if we'd be tenants next door to her until we found a house.
-A couple hundred less than comparable apartments in the area;
-We could keep our dog and share the backyard;
-I can maintain a presence in JNMIL's younger kids' lives and try to do what I can to help them become more functional adults as she works her ass off to do the exact opposite;
-I can try to feed her daughter who is extremely thin while her mother tries to encourage an eating disorder (see my post history for that example).
Too many to list and it'll probably be broken up into several posts to come, but thankfully fewer than our old living arrangement. At least we'll no longer have to share a bathroom or kitchen. I'll no longer have to buy basic household supplies that everyone else wastes or hoards. I'll no longer have to do all the dishes including the half dozen pots and pans she manages to use to make one simple dinner. I'll be able to take care of my things without other people using and damaging them out of carelessness or spite. So I'm pretty excited!
But, as expected, she comes over all the time. Every. Fucking. Day. Multiple times a day. To let me know what boring daily tasks she's accomplished. What she has planned for the day. That the baby kept her up late last night by crying when he had an ear infection. To encourage me to make large improvements to her home because "wouldn't that be nice for you and the babies?" (beyond what I've already done, which is already excessive). Asking me to keep an ear out for her [nearly-grown] children every time she has to leave the house. Banging on the door early-ish and complaining about us sleeping in on a Sunday (our only day we both have off to spend together). Subtly attempting to remind me what a great deal we are getting on this place [spoiler alert: the small break we get in rent makes this a fair trade at best in my opinion,... keep reading on reddit ➡
A bunch of us roadies from Santa Cruz have got bitten by the "gravel bike bug" and are entered into this event:
Anyone else going ? It should be fairly low-key and since its all on "road" (but dirt roads) it looks like fun.
Hi all! I'm u/savcitalianstallion. I'm a big fan of Everybody Loves Raymond. I'm the new moderator (after finding that this sub had no moderators, I figured I would take it over (I would've asked first, but I couldn't make a post without moderator approval, and there were no mods)).
I was thinking of making this subreddit public, and sprucing up the appearance/theme a bit. Thoughts? I am happy to take suggestions, and hope to make this sub more popular and active!
Nice to meet everybody!
I was watching a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond and I saw Amy's brother wearing this shirt. Does anyone know what it is? What does it say? Thanks!
I've heard people talk about this before and I was wondering if there was anywhere I could listen to it.
In the episode where Raymond attends his high school reunion, his popular classmates remember Robert but not Raymond because Robert was very popular in school. Later Robert tells Debra that the most popular girl in school who was Ray's classmate (Jessica Bell) wanted to go out with him but he refused because it would be like dating Raymond. He is also a great dancer, plays drums & very tall. He used to lock the kids in the restroom when they acted smart with him. His mother admits in 'Who's Handsome' that Robert always turned heads because he is classically handsome & even Debra almost says that he is the most handsome in his family. So what happened to Robert? Why did he loose his confidence despite being so popular in high school?
In the episode 'Robert's Divorce', Raymond is trying to convince Robert to leave his first wife Joanne & Robert tells him he has great chemistry with her. Raymond says he remembers the time he took chemistry in school. That was the year he had no eyebrows. In the episode 'Meant to be' where Robert is dating 3 women & admits to Amy, Debra gets angry at him & Robert tries to justify saying he wanted to feel popular like Debra was in high school. He had to take his cousin to the prom because no one would go out with him. I think that was the year he lost his eyebrows in chemistry class & lost his popularity & confidence. Going from the most popular girl in school showing interest in him to having no date for the prom. He didnt go to college for the same reason (Marie mentions it in 'snow day' when proving Debra feels she is better than them) & suffered from low self esteem since then.
Just added this to Plex and wanted to know if there was anything out there other than the DVD set covers for poster art.
If you watch the entire series and look at some of his characteristics (his interview on TV with that sportswriter, his oversensitivity to things, his being weak, etc.), he appears to be autistic.
If you have watched the show before, do you agree with what I said?
He then has a hilarious exchange with his wife, Debra, who can’t remember if it was already opened or not.
What season and episode is this from?
I know if anyone can figure this out its reddit.