Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 7 Episode 2

Counseling

3
Aired Friday 8:30 PM Sep 23, 2002 on CBS
8.4
out of 10
User Rating
62 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT

After arguing with Ray over his inability to help her with the housework, Debra becomes intrigued when their friends, Linda and Bernie, mention they've been seeing a marriage counselor. Although Ray is completely against the idea, he quickly adopts a cooperative attitude when they meet the therapist, Pamela, who instantly takes a liking to Ray when he claims that he'll do anything to make his marriage work.

moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
8:10pm
TVLAND
8:50pm
TVLAND
9:25pm
TVLAND
Wednesday
8:00pm
TVLAND
8:30pm
TVLAND
9:00pm
TVLAND
9:30pm
TVLAND
Thursday
8:10pm
TVLAND
8:50pm
TVLAND
9:25pm
TVLAND
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Very funny episode.

    8.5
    I say that this episode shows just how lazy Ray really is. Debra asks him to help her and he refuses. Then it gets worse. Ray just continues watching TV while Debra does all the work. She gets at him with the vacuum taking the remote out of his hand. Then Ray gets back at her by unplugging the vacuum when she isn't looking. Then he quickly runs out of the house.



    Bernie and Linda come over and start to talk about seeing Pamela, their marriage counselor. Ray tries to distract them by getting the vacuum out and cleaning. Then Debra forces him to go to counseling. He doesn't want to. but he ends up going anyway.



    Later, they're at counseling and things just get worse. Ray starts making up lies to avoid having to go again.



    Then at home, Ray and Debra start fighting again. Marie tries to help. Then Ray says that he's lazy because he likes to be taken care of. When Debra tells him that that's a mother, Ray says that maybe that's what he wants. Everybody stares at him with shock on their faces, except for Robert. He just smiles. Now Ray "wants" to go back to counseling because of what he said. Debra doesn't think he needs to.



    The next morning, Ray is eating breakfast when Robert walks in. He just wanted to apologize about his predicament the night before. He also got Ray a little something. It turns out to be a life-size cutout of Marie in a wedding dress. Robert leaves by saying, "Enjoy you sick bastard."



    This episode was great. I'm surprised that Ray and Debra never go back to counseling. Probably because Ray wished he had married his mother.moreless
Nancy Lenehan

Nancy Lenehan

Pamela

Guest Star

Tom McGowan

Tom McGowan

Bernie Gruenfelder

Recurring Role

Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler

Linda Gruenfelder

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Bernie and Linda mention their son Benjamin but never mention their daughter Madelyn (she was mentioned when Ray and Debra wanted Bernie and Linda as their children's Godparents).

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Frank: No son of mine needs counseling... except the big one!

    • (Debra asks Ray to help her shampoo the rug)
      Ray: Shampoo the rug?! It's Bernie and Linda, I'm not even gonna shampoo myself!
      Debra: Well, when they pass out from your smell I want them to land on a clean rug!

    • Marie: (to Ray and Debra) And what do you fight about?
      Ray: About how nuts she goes over cleaning when people are over and she asks me to shampoo the rug.
      Frank: What? You can't help out a little?
      Ray: What?! You don't help out.
      Frank: Ass.

    • Debra: That's why I want to go to counseling. I don't think it's that you're just lazy. I think there's a deeper reason behind this, and we could just figure it out, you and I could be happier.
      Ray: Come on, you know me. There's not much deepness. I, I just...I like to be taken care of.
      Debra: But, you gotta understand, Ray, that's not a wife, that's a mother.
      Ray: Well, maybe that's what I want.
      (Debra, Marie, Frank and Robert stare at Ray.)
      Frank: Holy crap!
      Robert: (grinning broadly) No, no, on the contrary, Dad. I think we've made quite a breakthrough.

    • Debra: Last week, Ray came home late from golfing, and I guess golf is kind of a hot button issue with me, and we had a fight.
      Pamela: Ray? Do you remember this?
      Ray: I do. I shot a 94.

    • Marie: I'm not a certified counselor, but I've often been told that I could be.
      Frank: That's not what people mean when they say you're 'certifiable'!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Ray Romano submitted this episode to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as his official tape and was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy.

    • This episode was included on the Emmy Award 'For Your Consideration' DVD for this season. It came as both a DVD and VHS.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less