Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 3 Episode 23

Be Nice

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM May 03, 1999 on CBS
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When Ray and Debra realize they're nicer to strangers than to each other, they vow to each other to work on changing their ways.

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  • Good Episode.

    8.5
    This episode begins with Debra on the phone and Raymond keeps hounding her about getting the newspaper. After Debra's done on the phone she yells at Raymond for being rude. Eventually the two find that there nicer to strangers than to each other. They decide to change there ways. There a few amusing moments in this episode. I like the part where Ray moves really slow in the kitchen. When Frank gets rid of the books at his and Marie's house is funny. Overall, this was a good solid episode.moreless
  • be nice

    7.5
    In the original run of this episode there was a scene where Ray, Doug Heffernan and Bill Cosby all met in Dr. Becker's office. The four stars of CBS' four sitcoms were altogether in one scene, but for some bizarre reason the scene was cut in syndication.



    This was an enjoyable episode that progressed quickly and featured some nice banter between Marie and Frank. This was when the parents were still fresh and just used for a few cheap laughs, not heavily invested in every storyline every week like they were as show got into its later seasons. Some people preferred that amendment, I did not.



    But a funny episode. No lame marital jokes, but still a funny family-appropriate episode.moreless
  • This is an episode were ray and debra decied to be a little bit nicer to each other. But after a sandwitch incident it all turns pear shapped.

    9.0
    i think this is a good episode straight from the start and to the finish when ray asks what they are having for dinner that evening debra said fish sticks and ray nicley said he dosent want fish again debra acts in a nice way as well and suggests a sandwitch ray said okay whilst taking a bite ray scrunched his face the thought it tasted discusting he tried to say in a nice way that the sandwitch was discusting when he said it debras reaction was a totally different meaning of nice thats when it all turned pear shapped.This is a great episode i suggest all erverybody loves Raymond fans watch it.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

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    • (reading what a classmate wrote in her year book)
      Marie: Look, Frank. Billy Smith, 'Have a great summer'. I could have married Billy Smith.
      Frank: There's still time.
      Marie: Robbie, you're a policeman, find Billy Smith. And it doesn't have to be this Billy Smith.

    • Marie: Frank! You took all my books!
      Frank: What, you never look at those!
      Marie: My high school year book, Frank? I want this!
      Frank: I don't want it in the house, it's depressing!
      Marie: What are you talking about? I look beautiful in these pictures.
      Frank: That's what's depressing.

    • Ray: I didn't say I had a problem with it, all right? I'm just trying to be nice.
      Debra: Yeah, "fake" nice.
      Ray: (shouting) What's the difference?

    • Debra: I don't think you want to go yet. You're going to miss the awards ceremony.
      Ray: Huh?
      Debra: Yeah. And the winner for Best Performance as a Husband goes to (pretends to open an envelope like a presenter at an award ceremony) Ray Barone for Mr. Fantastic Visits A Park.

    • Marie: Kindness—that's always been my motto.
      Frank: Hmm, that's a slightly different motto than, "Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah bah."

    • Frank: Nice? I tried it once. Didn't care for it.
      Marie: Did the same thing happen with smart?

    • Frank: You want books? They're all yours.
      Robert: Nothing Dad likes better than getting rid of knowledge.

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