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.
S02, E01 (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1997)
Ray's family lies to him about his guest appearance on a TV sports show, and he feels awful when he finds out about it.
S05, E12 (First Aired: Jan. 8, 2001)
Ray tries to prove to everyone that he can be counted on after failing to help Debra when she chokes.