Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
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I Love You 

Ray can't say "I love you" to Debra, and he traces the source of his problem back to his parents.

Director:

Paul Lazarus

Writers:

Philip Rosenthal (created by), 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
Tom McGowan ... Bernie Gruenfelder
Sawyer Sweeten ... Geoffrey Barone
Sullivan Sweeten ... Michael Barone
Susan Varon ... Suzy
Maggie Wheeler ... Linda Gruenfelder
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Storyline

The episode begins with Ray interviewing Tommy Lasorda over the phone. While he's on the phone, he's yelling at Ally for eating a cookie. This short opening sequence has no real relevance to the main story of the episode. Later, Ray and Debra are out at Nemo's Pizza with their friends Bernie and Linda Gruenfelder. With all the kissing that goes on, it's obvious that neither Bernie nor Linda are afraid to show their affection for each other in public. When Debra tries to be affectionate with Ray, Ray doesn't play along. He's too shy to do that kind of stuff in a public place. That night after they get home, Debra mentions that they don't even say "I love you" to each other anymore. The next day, Ray gives a card he bought for Deb, saying 'I love you' amidst a greeting-card saying. Debra notices the effort, but says she actually wants the words spoken, organically. Later, Ray talks to his parents, Frank and Marie, about the situation. He tries to figure out why he is afraid to say the ...

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Boyle teaches Ally Marlon Brando impersonations. On Saturday Night Live, Boyle was in a sketch called "Dueling Brandos". See more »

Goofs

The tiles Frank knocks off the bathroom wall are alternately (not) replaced between shots. See more »

Quotes

Debra Barone: I can't believe this.
Ray Barone: I know. It's my brother, right?
Debra Barone: No, it's not your brother.
Ray Barone: Of course. It's my father... a pain in the ass!
Debra Barone: No, not your father either.
Ray Barone: Now I know. It's my mom. Come on, let's kill her.
Debra Barone: Stop it, Ray.
Ray Barone: Come on, you say that we don't do stuff together so... let's kill her and then go to the movies!
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Crazy Credits

The Where's Lunch production logo shows a plate of grilled steak, mixed vegetables, and baked potato. See more »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Loves Raymond Theme
Written by Rick Marotta
Performed by Rick Marotta
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