September 21, 1998 8:30 pm
When Ray's house is tented for termites, he moves his entire family into his parent's house and gives Frank and Marie a taste of their own medicine. Marie's initial excitement that ""Raymond has come home!"" quickly fades when the world's greatest home intruders start to feel intruded upon. Sensing her in-laws' growing frustration with the disturbance of their daily routine, Debra decides to have a little fun at their expense and ""help them"" like they always claim to be ""helping her"" â€“ until she and Ray realize that once again, they just can't win the game.
September 28, 1998 8:30 pm
After Frank has one accident too many, Debra decides that the kids can't ride with him anymore, which makes Raymond realize that his dad is getting older. Not only did Frank back into Robert's patrol car, but further investigation reveals that his driver's license is expired! Uncomfortable with the fact the he's not a safe driver anymore, Debra decides she doesn't want the kids in his car. But the most uncomfortable part for Ray is thinking about the fact that his parents are really getting older â€“ and unsafe driving is only the beginning of the journey.
October 5, 1998 8:30 pm
Debra decides to hire a babysitter so she hires Lisa. Lisa is highly recommended and is very popular with the kids she baby-sits. When Marie finds out that she wasn't asked to baby-sit she feels insulted and Debra feels left out when the kids prefer Lisa to her. So Debra lets Lisa go and asks Marie to baby-sit. Marie however can't handle the energy the kids have and trips over a toy and hurts herself. So Ray tries to get Lisa to come back but she's already found another job at the Parkers.
October 12, 1998 8:30 pm
After embarrassing Debra at an auction she vows to get even with Ray but doesn't tell him when. This drives him crazy and leads him to believe that everything she does is to get even at him.
October 19, 1998 8:30 pm
When Debra's mother comes to visit the family for a week, Debra finds herself shocked to discover that she wishes her mom were more like Marie. Debra's highly anticipated week of ""quality time"" with her mom, Lois, and the family quickly turns into a big disappointment when her mother seems more interested in the Renoir exhibit and her crossword puzzles than in Debra, Ray and the children. When her frustration with Lois' disinterest reaches a boiling point, Debra makes the mistake of blurting out that she wishes her mother were more like Marie. Then she has the unfortunate double trouble of making amends with her mom -- and dealing not only with Marie's glee, but also with her claim that she deserves credit for teaching Debra parenting skills.
October 26, 1998 8:30 pm
After Debra suggests that she might be more consistently romantic if she weren't in charge of the birth control, Ray decides to make the drastic move of ""cutting the wires."" But after a discussion with Robert, and other top ""medical experts"" he chickens out, but does muster enough bravery to go to the drugstore and buy ""the stuff."" He even goes crazy and splurges on ""the rainbow pack"" but the plan for Halloween romance goes awry when Grandpa distributes the ""chocolate coins in brightly colored wrappers"" that he found to the remaining trick-or-treaters in the neighborhood.
November 2, 1998 8:30 pm
Feeling pathetic because he lives with his parents, Robert finally musters up the courage to move out on his own. Encouraged by Ray, and much to his parents' horror, Robert packs up his bags, takes his dog and moves into a garage apartment. But the move affects the family more than they anticipated. They feel the absence of their relationship ""buffer."" As Debra describes it, ""He's like.the lead apron at the dentist."" Meanwhile, Robert enjoys his newfound freedom, until Raymond comes to visit and points out that the older couple with whom he is living are really carbon copies of their own parents -- from whom he was trying to get away.
November 9, 1998 8:30 pm
Ray is jealous of Andy who's article is published by ""Sports Illustrated"". He feels better however when he learns they had rewritten the article.
November 16, 1998 8:30 pm
When Robert and Amy break up Raymond is blamed by everyone because of some bad things he told Robert about marriage.
November 23, 1998 8:30 pm
When Marie and Frank get some test results back they find out that they're not as healthy as they thought. So Marie throws out all the unhealthy food and makes Frank go on a diet with her. This doesn't sit well with him and the rest of the family when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of the traditional turkey dinner she makes a tofu turkey. So Ray orders a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from a restaurant. Debra thinks that Ray might have hurt his mother's feelings but it's quite the opposite when he catches Marie eating his Thanksgiving dinner in the middle of the night.
December 7, 1998 8:30 pm
Ray feels jealous of Robert when he visits his new apartment and sees that it's filled with beautiful women. Also Frank turns Robert's old room into a lounge.
December 14, 1998 8:30 pm
Ray is overjoyed by the reaction he is getting from friends and family who received a personalized ""Barone"" toaster from him as a gift â€“ even Debra's pretentious parents are thrilled with it. But, having heard nothing from his parents, Ray confronts Frank and Marie, the two people whose approval matters most, and is amazed beyond belief to hear what they did with the gift â€“ and then what they resort to in order to get it back.
January 11, 1999 8:30 pm
When Ray finds out that his father let him win a game of ping pong when he was twelve he challenges him to a game. When Ray loses he tells Frank that he let him win. Frank then tells Ray the truth. He didn't let him win, he really did win.
January 18, 1999 8:30 pm
Marie starts to favor Robert when Ray admits to having a party 20 years ago. The tables turn however when Robert tells her it was his party not Ray's.
February 1, 1999 8:30 pm
Robert's entire demeanor changes when he starts clubbing with his patrol partner, Judy, and her friends. When he starts using expressions such as ""This is so whack"" and ""I'm down with it"" and showing up in mustard colored suits, Ray and the rest of the family find it hard to believe the extent to which Robert will go to fit in with his new friends.
February 8, 1999 8:30 pm
When Frank wins ""Man of the Year"" at his lodge Ray and Robert are asked to make a video tribute about Frank. While making the video they realize none of his lodge buddies like him.
February 15, 1999 8:30 pm
Frank fakes an injury so he won't have to go on a cruise with Marie. Ray ends up going and gets mistaken for her lover.
February 22, 1999 8:30 pm
Debra brings the kids to her parent's house and Ray stays home alone. Ray can't sleep because he's scared so he goes to Robert's but Robert's fine. So Ray goes to his parent's house where he finds Robert scared too. The two reminisce about how Frank used to scare them as children.
March 1, 1999 8:30 pm
Trying to impress Robert when they visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Ray uses his ""weight"" as a sports writer for Newsday to jump to the front of the line to meet the members of the 1969 New York Mets.
March 15, 1999 8:30 pm
When Ray confides to Debra that her constant need to cuddle and ""be on top of him"" when they are sleeping is causing him too many sleepless nights, Debra is more than happy to comply with his request to give him his space in bed. Now, Ray is learning the hard way that you have to be careful what you wish for!
April 5, 1999 8:30 pm
Debra and Ray feel tremendous pressure to show each other a good time on a romantic weekend getaway in Vermont. From the moment they set foot in the quaint bed and breakfast, it's apparent that Debra and Ray are trying a bit too hard for this to be a perfect weekend. Debra agrees to a tour of the Ben and Jerry ice cream factory while Ray suggests they check out a local antique fair. Meanwhile, Marie spies on Robert, who is left to babysit for the kids.
April 26, 1999 8:30 pm
When Debra gets a job Ray isn't too happy because it means he has to help around the house. But she gets fired on first day so Ray goes and gets her job back. Debra isn't happy about this at first but seems okay with it at the end.
May 3, 1999 8:30 pm
When Ray and Debra realize they're nicer to strangers than to each other they vow to change their ways.
May 10, 1999 8:30 pm
After Ray urges Debra to go swing dancing with Robert to let himself off the hook, he can't believe how infatuated the two become with their new hobby and it's starting to tick him off. Meanwhile, Ray sees a side of Marie that he never fully expected.
May 17, 1999 8:30 pm
When Robert and Amy get caught alone by some of Robert's fellow apartment tenants, they are desperate to find someplace, any place, where they can have some time to themselves. Ray comes to the rescue, at Debra's urging, by allowing Robert to move into their basement for a while. But, when caught again, by someone even more intimidating - Marie - the couple is mortified.
May 24, 1999 8:30 pm
Ray and Debra reminisce about their fateful first meeting 15 years before. Memories flood back when Ray and Debra prepare Ally for her first playdate with a little boy. The first time Ray and Debra laid eyes on each other, their first kiss, the first time Marie met her future daughter-in-law and what she thought of her, and the first time Ray sampled Debra's cooking are all revealed.