How Well Do You Know "Everybody Loves Raymond?"


By: Jouviane Alexandre

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

In October 1996, "Everybody Loves Raymond" premiered on CBS and starred comedian, Ray Romano. The sitcom focused on Raymond and his wife raising their three children with Raymond's doting and boundary-ignoring family living right across the street.

The show was filled with fan favorites, such as the late and great Doris Roberts, who played Marie (with her overbearing nature) and Peter Boyle, who played Frank, who was famous for his crude jokes.

Although it's easy to remember their character arcs, what else can you remember about this family? Sure, Robert was insecure, but what did he do for a living? Debra spent most of the series as a homemaker, but she previously did PR for what professional sports team?

"Everybody Loves Raymond" went off the air in 2005 after nine successful seasons. It even crossed over into the world of "The King of Queens." After spending nine years with the Barones, do you know everything there is to know about them? Will everyone love you at the end of this quiz? We're anxious to see!

How many kids do Debra and Ray have?

Debra and Ray have three children: Ally and twins, Michael and Geoffrey, who are siblings in real life! They're played by Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten.


What are the names of Raymond's parents?

Raymond's parents are Frank and Marie Barone, which, ironically enough, have the same number of letters as their real first names: Peter and Doris.


What does Robert, Raymond's brother, do for a living?

Although Robert's height (over 6'8") sometimes makes him seem lanky and awkward, he suits up as one of NYPD's finest! In the series, he serves for over two decades and eventually becomes a lieutenant.


What is Raymond's job?

Raymond used to deliver and set-up futons before becoming a sportswriter for the newspaper, Newsday. Newsday is an actual paper in New York.


Where do Raymond's parents live in respect to his house?

When Debra first got pregnant, they bought a house in Long Island across the street from Raymond's parents.


Marie often mentions not needing recipes because she cooks with what?

Marie often scolds Debra and tells her hat she doesn't need a recipe because she cooks with love. She also uses cheese, sometimes, but that's not her secret to good cooking.


When Robert eats food, what part of his face does he touch his food to?

Robert has a quirky habit of touching his food to his chin before eating it, and he even does it to Ally and the twins when he feeds them!


Which of these is not one of Frank's favorite things to do?

Frank's ideal day would probably be eating dinner in front of the TV before settling in for a nap. He did all the walking he ever needed to do in the Korean War.


Who introduces Amy to Robert?

Debra's best friend is Amy, who she introduces to a single Robert after he divorced his first wife, Joanne. Amy became a regular character in the final two seasons of the show.


Debra's sister, Jennifer, was a rebel when she was younger, but she shocked everyone when she became what?

Jennifer Whelan, Debra's sister, shocks everyone when she shows up to tell them she's heading to Zaire for missionary work as a nun.


In the show, Raymond had a friend, Kevin, who starred in another NY-based TV show. What show was this?

Kevin James, the star of King of Queens, appeared in nine episodes of "Everybody Loves Raymond." Ray Romano also appeared in five episodes of "King of Queens."


Which of these women was not a love interest of Robert's?

Robert was married to Joanne before briefly dating Stefania. His on-again, off-again relationship with Amy led to their eventual marriage!


How many times has Robert been married?

Robert divorced his first wife, Joanne, before going on to marry his on-again,-off-again girlfriend, Amy McDougall. She's played by the real-life wife of the creator of the show, Monica Horan.


What job did Debra have before becoming a housewife?

They were both into sports! Debra was working as a public relations representative for a sports team when her and Raymond first met.


What instrument did Marie try to teach Raymond to play?

After Ally quit taking piano lessons with Marie because Ray quit when he was younger, Ray was talked into having a few lessons as an adult with Marie.


What was Ray delivering to Debra's apartment when they first met?

Raymond was helping his friend, Gianni, deliver and set-up a futon at Debra's apartment when they first met.


What was the name of the woman Marie hated because Frank fantasized about her?

Often during their arguments, Frank and Marie brought up Harriet Lichmann, who was also Marie's bridge partner.


There were two characters on the show that had their names changed after the first episode. Who were they?

In the first episode of the series, the twins' names were Matthew and Gregory before changing to Michael and Geoffrey.


What monthly subscription does Raymond get Marie for her birthday?

Raymond got Marie a 'fruit of the month' club subscription, which Marie didn't like, because they delivered too much fruit.


When Robert became a traffic school teacher, what did he use to make them pay attention?

Robert used a dummy, which he named Traffic Cop Timmy, to make his students and his family pay attention to him. They definitely paid attention to the insults that 'Timmy' said to them!


When Robert goes out with a girl who's obsessed with frogs, what does Raymond catch her eating at the dinner table?

Raymond tries to warn Robert that he saw his date eat a fly, but it doesn't work. When Robert goes back to his date's apartment, he finds out that she's obsessed with frogs and eats the same diet.


When Frank would see the twins, how would he greet them?

Frank would often great the twins by smelling their heads and saying, "I'm sucking the youth!" Debra and Raymond weren't too fond of this little habit.


Which sport is Ray always trying to leave the house to play?

Raymond is always trying to get out of the house to play golf with Robert or his friends. He even has an anxiety attack while golfing and gets a prescription to play more golf.


Where do the Barones live?

Although Raymond originally grew up in Long Island, after they married, him and Debra moved there to be closer to his parents.


What's the first meal Debra ever cooked for Raymond?

For their first date, Debra invited Ray over to fix something in her apartment, but she really had a special dinner planned with her specialty dish: lemon chicken.


Raymond and Debra had to repair their living room after someone crashed their car into the house. Who was it?

Marie was backing out of her driveway and reversed the car all the way into Raymond and Debra's living room.


Who said the quote, "If moth balls were bad for people, they'd call them people balls."

When Frank took his old winter coat out of the attic, Marie complained that it smelled like moth balls. Just so you know, moth balls are, in fact, toxic and possibly carcinogenic.


Who is Marie's favorite person in the family?

Marie's very obvious favorite is her son, Raymond. After all, EVERYBODY loves Raymond in this show. See what we did there?


When Robert gets hospitalized on the job, what happened to him?

After receiving the call to break-up an illegal rodeo, a bull got loose and gored Robert in the "upper thigh" region. He had to move back in with his parents for three months.


Who sold Ray and Debra their house in Long Island?

Frank, who became a registered real estate agent after being a bookkeeper, sold Debra and Raymond their house across the street.


What sport did Ray and Robert play as part of a friendly league?

Ray and Robert played basketball for their favorite pizzeria, Nemo's, but even with Robert's height, the team wasn't that great!


What sports team did Debra work as a PR rep for?

Debra worked as a rep for the New York Rangers before quitting her job to raise her children. The NY Rangers have been a team since 1926.


When Frank started taking pills for his libido, what did he start putting on his food because he couldn't taste it?

When Frank could no longer taste the food, he would sprinkle his food with salt, much to Marie's dismay. Marie stopped cooking for a week because she thought she lost her 'magic.'


When offering to help Debra in the kitchen, Marie gives her the wrong ingredient for what recipe?

Marie puts the wrong label on a bottle of tarragon so Debra's meatball recipe comes out wrong. If she gave Debra all her recipes, Raymond wouldn't need her anymore, and Marie would never let that happen.


In the show, what is Raymond's last name?

Although Ray Romano keeps his first name the same for the show, he uses the last name "Barone" instead on the show. The character is loosely based on Ray Romano.


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