Premise: Ray Barone is a successful sports writer and family man who deals with a brother and parents -- who happen to live across the street. Mom Marie loves to meddle in his life, while older brother Robert sometimes resents his success, and Dad Frank just makes comments and raids the fridge. Nevertheless, Ray manages to keep a bright outlook and a sense of humor, leaving the hard issues to his more-practical wife, Debra.
S08, E01 (First Aired: Sep. 22, 2003)
Tightly wound Debra decides to join Ray on a golf outing in order to recover their former fun-loving relationship.
S08, E02 (First Aired: Sep. 29, 2003)
Marie nags Amy, her new daughter-in-law, to send out ``thank you'' notes, and Debra is thrilled that she finally has an ally to oppose Marie.