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, E15 (First Aired: Jan. 19, 1998)
Worrying that Ray only visits her to get a good meal, Marie hesitates to teach Debra her cooking secrets.
S02, E16 (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1998)
Ray takes over the family finances to prove to Debra how easy it is, but he soon discovers that he's no accountant.