Everybody wants Raymond (1996-2005) is one of the funniest sitcoms of its time. Fans appreciate the eccentricities that come with Frank, Marie, Robert, Ray, Debra, and the kids. Barons have a special kind of humor that leaves viewers laughing at different times for a long time.

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The first season establishes the family dynamic and establishes the fact that practically any situation can turn into a hysterical joke or a bit. From verbal zingers to unforgettable physical comedy, which of the many moments from the first season is the funniest?

10 Ally’s Godfather Prints

Everybody loves Raymond Ally and Frank Godfather

In the second episode, Ray and Debra enter the house and find Frank teaching Ally how to make prints of The Godfather. Frank asks Ally to repeat, “Stella!” His delivery is comical and adorable, and he’s just as funny when he adds, “I made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.” This scene sets the tone for Ally’s cool comic genius.

9 I love you

Everybody Loves Raymond I Love You-Frank and Marie

In the same episode, Debra is upset that Ray never says “I love you”. Turns out Ray’s family never said much “I love you” either. As Ray explores his past with the phrase and tries to patch things up with Debra, he has a strange love party with Frank, Marie, and Robert. The Barons start lavishing hugs and declarations of “I love you” to make up for lost time, and Ray’s discomfort is absolutely hilarious.

8 Identification tests and ice cream

Everybody loves Raymond ice cream

The fourth episode of the season is called “Standard Deviation” and it is about Robert administering IQ tests to Ray and Debra. He initially tells them that Debra has the highest IQ, which leaves Ray sulking for much of the episode. Robert shares again that he mistook the results, and Ray actually has a higher IQ than Debra.

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Robert leaves and Ray exclaims, “Now it’s a happy marriage.” Debra then places her ice cream on Ray’s lap. After waiting many, many seconds for the audience’s laughter to die down, Ray continues to sit there with the ice cream and says, “Fudgy.”

7 Fighting for the cereal prize

Everybody loves Raymond Debra in your place or mine

The seventh episode is “Your place or mine?” Frank has been giving orders to Marie and has shown no appreciation for everything she does for him. The two erupt over Frank’s complaints about the tuna salad (Marie forgot about the celery) and briefly part ways. Frank becomes a temporary bachelor in underwear and Marie camps out at Ray’s house. Marie discovers that she always wants someone to take care of, so she begins taking care of Ray and Robert. The brothers fight over a prize from a Cap’n Crunch box, and Ray jumps on Robert. Debra enters the scene and says to Robert, “Just tell him you’re tired and he’ll get off.”

6 Fish in the dishwasher

Everybody loves Raymond's turkey or fish

“Turkey or Fish” is the tenth episode of the first season. Debra has decided that she should be the Thanksgiving host instead of Marie, and Ray and Debra’s parents will participate in the party. As the preparations pile up, Debra is immensely stressed out for Thanksgiving. To Ray’s dismay, Debra is serving a great bass. She goes out for a minute while Ray promises to help her in the kitchen. While Debra is gone, Ray turns on the football, gets distracted, and accidentally throws the fish into the dishwasher. Although disgusting, the moment is a lot of fun to watch. The fish is saved because Ray also forgot to add detergent.

5 Debra’s Ring

Everybody loves an upset Raymond Debra in Diamonds

The sixteenth episode is “Diamonds,” a name that is as painful for viewers as it is for Ray and Debra. Ray learns that one of his father’s old friends, Leon, has been caught selling fake jewelry. Unsurprisingly, Ray once bought Debra’s engagement ring from Leon. He leans back to remove Debra’s ring to exchange the diamond. Debra does not know what is happening and is very distraught at the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčlosing her ring. Ray makes the trade, only to return home to find that Debra already traded diamonds years ago. So Ray just got rid of a $ 15,000 stone. It doesn’t take long for Debra to have Ray in the dumpster looking for him with her.

4 Shamsky II

Robert Barone and Shamsky in Everybody Loves Raymond

“The Dog” is episode nineteen, and fans will remember it as the introduction to Shamsky II (the first Shamsky had to leave the Barone family when young Ray was allergic to the dog). Shamsky II is a lost bulldog that Ray wants to stay with, but Debra convinces him to give the dog to Robert. Robert is so in love with his new Shamsky, but almost loses his partner when the bulldog owner returns. The owner’s happy reunion quickly turns sour when he realizes that the Barons have fixed up their prized breeding dog. Ray then pulls out the checkbook and pays two thousand dollars for Shamsky II to keep Robert.

3 Frank in the Buff

Everybody Loves Raymond Frank and Marie's 10 Funniest Scenes, Ranked

The twentieth episode is called “Neighbors” because everyone in the neighborhood complains about Frank and Marie. This, of course, delights Debra. He has no problem with neighbors coming up to say their part. The committee has a tape with pictures of Frank going out to get the newspaper. With each clip, he wears less and less clothing and eventually exposes himself. At the exact moment of the nudity, Frank and Marie walk in and watch the tape, and Frank begins to taunt the man on screen until Marie realizes that it is Frank showing off his manhood.

two Debra and the psychologist

Everybody loves Raymond Fascinatin 'Debra

“Fascinatin ‘Debra” (episode twenty-one) gives the busy mom a chance to express how underrated she feels. She calls to chat with a radio psychologist named Dr. Nora, and Dr. Nora wants to talk to Debra some more. At Barone’s house, Dr. Nora discovers that Debra is acting like a weird and exaggerated version of herself, making Frank, Marie, Robert, and Ray look much more interesting.

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Debra’s frustration over this comes to a head later in the kitchen when she makes accurate impressions of Frank, Marie, and Robert. Fans who don’t remember this should come back and relive the hilarity.

1 Oh the irony

Everybody Loves Raymond Season One Finale in an Old Apartment

“Why Are We Here” concludes the season with a look back at Ray and Debra’s early years as a married couple. The flashback sequence shows a pregnant Debra who really likes her in-laws. She has no problem considering a move that brings her and Ray closer together. Frank uses his real estate skills to get Ray and Debra to have their house right across the street from Frank and Marie. The irony is ridiculously funny: Outside of the flashback, the current Debra realizes that the two people who bother her the most in life never bothered her when she lived further away.

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