Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 4 Episode 8

Debra's Workout

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 15, 1999 on CBS
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Ray is bewildered, but not altogether displeased when Debra starts initiating sex on a more than regular basis and is even willing to give up his golf game to satiate Debra's desires. But, never able to leave well enough alone, Ray looks for a reason behind her sudden burst of energy and gets a crushing blow to his ego.moreless

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  • Whiney Jealous Ray

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    Ray Romano turns in one of his best performances as the irrationally jealous husband in this fourth season episode that he helped write himself. Ray brags to his friends about his more active sex life with Debra, much to their disbelief. Gianni thinks Ray might be confusing sex with showering. At home, things are looking good for a repeat of the morning’s love-making when Ray realizes that Debra’s amorousness coincides with her workout schedule. A brochure for the workout class featuring a photo of the hunky instructor convinces him that Debra’s inspiration is coming from another man. Debra denies this, claiming that the exercise helps her feel better about herself.



    Ray shares his concern with Robert, who lets it be known to the entire family. Frank gives his opinion, “Who cares where she gets her appetite from as long as she has her meal at home!”



    Ray goes to a workout session to see things for himself, setting up a great physical comedy scene where he tries to look as impressive as the muscular instructor, then tries to keep up with an aerobic exercise only to fall on the boom box, breaking it in pieces.



    The essence of Ray’s comedy here is his petulant, whiny-baby behavior as his response to perceived masculine competition. This is topped only by his blatant hypocrisy when, at the next workout class, a voluptuous young woman is the substitute instructor and Ray joins in the exercise grinning like a lecher right in front of the long-suffering Debra.moreless
Mark Dobies

Mark Dobies

Nick

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Kimberly James

Kimberly James

Monique

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Susan Varon

Susan Varon

Suzy

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Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler

Andy

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Jon Manfrellotti

Jon Manfrellotti

Gianni

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