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Debra persuades Ray to hire Gianni to do some remodeling in their kitchen, but they both soon regret it due to their friend's laziness. His hiring also upsets Frank, who believes he should be allowed to do any handiwork needed around Ray's house. Gianni: J (more…)
Amy's brother (Chris Elliott) comes to help move a couch and ends up calling it his new bed, much to Robert's dismay, who fears that his psycho brother-in-law will never leave. Pat: Georgia Engel. Hank: Fred Willard.
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. The trouble begins when a bird is found injured outside, prompting Pat to take matters into her own hands with a s (more…)
Debra agrees to help recruit new members for Frank's lodge, but Ray doesn't like all the time she's spending there and neither does Marie, who thinks it's shameful. Stan: Victor Raider-Wexler. Garvin: Len Lesser. Max: Max Rosenthal. Albert: Albert Romano (more…)
Debra gives Ally additional responsibilities, including laundry and baby-sitting chores, but Marie doesn't approve and thinks her granddaughter is being turned into a slave. Ally: Madylin Sweeten. Marie: Doris Roberts.
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 (more…)
Well-acted, wildly original biopic about surly Harvey Pekar (Paul Giamatti), whose comic books on the banality of life developed a cult following. The film mixes real-life clips and animation with the narrative. Hope Davis. Pekar appears as himself, playin (more…)
Ray and Debra disagree over whether they should purchase an expensive dress for Ally to wear to a friend's formal 13th-birthday party. Debra thinks they should, but Ray can't see spending $250 for a dress that will be worn only once. Of course, Marie takes (more…)
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. Unfortunately, Amy and Marie disagree about his future, which leads to a tense birthday part (more…)
Debra is hurt when Ray receives an honorary doctorate and thanks everyone except her in his acceptance speech. He claims it was accidental, but Debra is quick to remind him of past snubs that were all too deliberate. Debra: Patricia Heaton. Amy: Monica Hor (more…)
Amy's dad embarrasses Robert when he points out his son-in-law's habit of touching food to his chin before eating it. Soon, everyone weighs in on why Robert does it. Worse still, Ray and Frank recall stories of when the annoying habit first began. Hank: Fr (more…)
Ray accuses Debra of gossiping about him after he learns that she revealed to Amy a dream he had. To get even, he tells Robert and Frank a juicy detail about Debra. Pretty soon, the chatty guys are swapping all sorts of secret spousal tales, and of course (more…)
Robert is discovered by a modeling agent who believes the big guy's unique look is perfect for print ads. All of the ladies are impressed, but Ray and Frank think Robert is wasting his time. William: David Garrison. Receptionist: Hira Ambrosino.
Everyone is stunned when a man (Jason Kravits) shows up looking for Frank and recalls how Mr. Barone mentored him when the two of them worked together many years ago. Ray and Robert become upset when Frank hugs the guy and acts affectionately toward him as (more…)
In the eighth-season finale, Ray and Robert argue over which of them will take care of Marie if Frank dies first. When they are unable to agree, they decide to play golf to determine who gets the duty. Gianni: Jon Manfrellotti. Andy: Andy Kindler. Golf off (more…)