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One of my all-time favorite sitcoms!,
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This review is from: Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 6 (DVD)
I'm really glad for the release of these DVD box sets, because without them, I never would have gotten into this show...now one of my very favorites!
The plot centers upon Ray Barone, a sportswriter living on Long Island with his wife Debra and children Ally, Geoffrey and Michael. The bane of their existence is Ray's parents Marie and Frank...living just across the street, and acting like Ray and Debra's home is an extension of their own. To compound the problem, Ray's older brother Robert, a divorced NYPD lieutenant, moves back home...
This show doesn't look for sophisticated, implausible storylines. Rather, it focuses upon the tiny aspects of everyday life and relationships - father/son, husband/wife, brother/brother, parent/child - and finds comedy in the truth. Ray and Debra often clash, as he just wants to relax when he comes home from work, and she - a stay-at-home mom - wants him to pitch in, or go out. Frank is crass, and Marie is nosy and opinionated.
Season 6 includes the classic episode "Marie's Sculpture," where the elder Mrs. Barone makes an abstract sculpture in art class, which resembles female genitalia...to everyone but her.
If you're unfamiliar with this show, check it out! You'll soon be laughing hysterically and looking for the rest of the seasons.