Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 2
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1. Ray's on TV: Ray gets a chance to appear on a sports chat show.
2. Father Knows Least: Ray uses a new technique that he learned in parenting class on his parents.
3. Brother: Ray and Robert go out on the anniversary of Robert's divorce.
4. Mozart: Ray tries to teach Ally a lesson about quitting piano.
5. Golf: Ray feels guilty after he tricks Debra into letting him play golf.
6. Anniversary: At his parent's 40th wedding anniversary celebration, Ray learns that his parents were once separated.
7. Working Late Again: Ray sets up his office at home.
8. The Children's Book: Debra decides to write a children's book and asks Raymond for help.
9. The Gift: Ray gets his dad an expensive aquarium.
10. High School: Ray takes Debra to his 20th high school reunion.
11. The Letter: Marie crashes Debra's Tupperware party.
12. All I Want for Christmas: Raymond wants some loving from his wife at Christmas.
13. Civil War: Ray feels left out when his dad asks Robert to be in a Civil War Reenactment.
14. Mia Famiglia: Ally tracks down her oldest living relative for a genealogy project.
15. Marie's Meatballs: Debra gets upsset when Raymond chooses his mother's cooking over hers.
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These earliest seasons of ELR focus a lot more on Ray and Debra and their young family. The kids probably appear in this season a lot more than they do later on, and it's fun to see how Ray and Debra battled with juggling three such little kids. They were also considerably nicer to each other back in these days, and episodes like "Marie's Meatballs" and "The Letter" are hilarious because at this point, Debra still has not quite grasped how manipulative and crazy her overbearing mother-in-law can be. Believe it or not, there actually was a point in the series where Debra truly believed that the concept of a successful, mature conversation with Marie really existed! Look no further than Season 2--it is just hysterical.
As much as I adore this show, I think they got slightly, slightly over the top in the last two seasons, with Debra throwing a hissy fit about absolutely everything, Marie being way over the line, etc... On the whole, they kept the series classy and fun right up to the end, but like I said it is still nice to go back to the lighter episodes that make up the first couple of seasons.
"T-Ball" is an underrated episode and Traffic Cop Timmy makes a memorable appearance in "Traffic School", painting Robert as a sympathetic figure. A funny season, but not as consistently funny as seasons 3-5.
I was not disapointed and I am sure I will pick up season one afterall. Season two really had all of the elements that I love show much about the show and the characters just look a little younger. And of course there is frequent appearances by Kevin James before he would get his own sitcom, "The King of Queens".
I really enjoyed the set from the get-go...25 glorious episodes in all. I won't summarize all 25, but here are a few of my favorites from season two:
"Anniversary" - At a big surprise party for Frank and Marie's 40th wedding anniversary, Raymond is shocked to learn that his parents were once separated for a year and might have gotten divorced if Frank hadn't returned home to help with Ray's broken arm. After the initial shock wears off, Ray starts to wonder if it's his fault that his parents are together and miserable.
"The Letter" - When Marie ruins her Tupperware party, Debra decides that she's had just about enough of her mother-in-law's constant interference. She writes a letter to her Marie, telling her to stop intruding into her life. Horrified by the problems that this letter might trigger, Ray does everything in his power to intercept the offending document.Read more ›
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Everybody Loves Raymond - Second Season - DVD's were all dirty and marked - it was advertised as new - these were used and very dirty - looked like finger prints on each disc. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Mary Zeis
Everybody Does love Raymond. A television show that will some day be labeled a classic, if not already. Get the entire series.Published 2 months ago by BRIAN
I never saw the show while it was on tv, since we don't really watch TV at home. I figured it would be a family show so I gave it a shot. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ADDY
Love that frank and Marie but don't want them as my parentsPublished 3 months ago by ELIZABETH KIMBELL