Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 5 Episode 3

The Wallpaper

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 09, 2000 on CBS
out of 10
User Rating
91 votes

By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

Ray and Debra lose their cool when Frank and Marie pull the ultimate unannounced visit to their home. Their untimely appearance sets off a series of events that becomes the "straw that broke the camel's back" with respect to Ray's relationship with his parents. Meanwhile, Debra tries her best to play peacemaker among the family members and to get Ray to reveal the true reason for his hostility towards his folks.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
  • "The Wallpaper" is one of the best "Everybody Loves Raymond" episodes ever. The opening sequence is superb and one of the funniest scenes in the "Everybody Loves Raymond" series.

    "The Wallpaper" is one of the best "Everybody Loves Raymond" episodes ever. The opening sequence is superb and one of the funniest scenes in the "Everybody Loves Raymond" series.

    The first scene will be one you will remember every time you think of "Everybody Loves Raymond." Raymond's parents are in a classic moment as their car visits Raymond's living room. Mayhem ensues as the issue of who will pay for damage.

    Things go very wrong as Ray notices the new wallpaper and totally "looses it." Years of frustration are vented in one wild moment.

    "The Wallpaper" is a classic "Everybody Loves Raymond" episode no viewer should miss. Get your snack early and settle in as the first moments are the best, and you will not forgive yourself if you miss them.moreless
  • One of the top 10 best episodes of the show

    very funny.

    1. to see raymond really go cazy at his parents.

    2. frank and maire are really clueless that they are not welcome.

    3. to see farnk and marie step out of the car after driving it into ray's house.

    Episode rating 8.8/10

    James Haagensen

    James Haagensen

    James Haagensen

    James Haagensen

    James Haagensen

    James Haagensen

    James Haagensen

    James Haagensen

    James Haagensen

    James Haagensen

    James Haagensen

    11 November 2005
  • One great episode of Everybody Loves Raymond.

    Everybody Loves Raymond,

    In this episode of Everybody Loves Raymond Ray and Deb witness a car crashing through the front door. Only to find out it was Marie and Frack. They all start to fight about who will cover the insurace. After the wall is put to gether Ray freaks out do to the fact that the wall paper is different from the rest. One very funny episode of the show.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • At the beginning of the episode Ray is reading 'Newsday'.  If you look closely at the front page headlines, you can see it is the same paper that Frank was reading at the kitchen table during the previous season's episode of "What's with Robert?".

    • At the beginning of the episode, Debra is talking about how much she enjoyed Italy because the whole family got along so well. It's a bit of a stretch to say that, especially since Ray was in a horrible mood up until the last couple of days, and Marie was her typical nagging self toward Debra throughout the trip.

    • When Ray is complaining about the new wallpaper stripes being thinner than the rest of the walls, look closely and you'll see that is it actually the exact same.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Ray: (watching the home video of their Italy vacation) Next time we go, we should swim naked.
      Debra: You know, there's fish in there.
      Ray: Okay... then just you.
      Debra: Oh, I loved that vacation so much, Ray. Everyone got along so well. I just wish we could hold onto that, just enjoying every day.
      Ray: What do you say we go upstairs and enjoy the rest of today?

    • Debra: Frank, I want a check for $1,000 by tomorrow.
      Frank: I don't think so.
      Debra: Frank, I'm not kidding.
      Frank: Fine. Fine! I'll pay the damn deductible! Apparently, all you people care about is money!

    • Ray: Get out now.
      Marie: Raymond!
      Ray: I mean it. Take your cannolis and go.
      Marie: Oh, Raymond!
      Frank: This is the way you talk to your father--and her?

    • Marie: Your brother's throwing us out!
      Robert: And you're really going?

    • Marie: I don't know if I want to sit down. I'm not sure I'm welcome in this house.
      Ray: Oh, yeah, you're picking up on that, huh?

    • Robert: Don't worry, Deb, I'm sure Dad's car insurance will cover this.
      Frank: (long silence) I'm not sure it's current. What, we never go anywhere!

    • Robert: I told the kids to open up the back door so you have that nice cross-ventilation going.

    • Ray: Dad, I think you and your wife need to listen very carefully. You're gonna pay the difference, OK? That's all there is to it.
      Frank: Suck rope, pal!

    • Ray: Ma, you're always instrusive.
      Debra: Interesting.
      Marie: How am I intrusive?
      Ray: Well, Ma, for instance, there was that time you drove a car through the wall!
      Marie: One time!

    • Marie: Frank! Wait! I still have to go to the supermarket!

    • (a dog comes through the hit wall)
      Ray: Hey! Dog! Dog, go.
      Ally: Can we keep him?
      Ray: No. No, sweety we can't keep him.
      Ally: We never get anything!
      Ray: Ally, we can't keep a dog... it'll just run away.

    • Ray: Get out.
      Marie: Raymond. . .
      Frank: Fine! One less funeral I have to go to!
      Marie: Frank, we're older then they are.
      Frank: Don't come to my funeral!
      Ray: Oh, I'm coming! I'll be the one dancing on your grave.
      (they open the door and Robert is there)
      Robert: Hey, is this about me?
      Frank: Don't come to my funeral!
      Robert: Oh, but there's so little I'm looking foward to.

    • Ally: What happened?
      Ray: Grandma and grandpa stopped by.

    • Frank: Why did I let you drive?
      Marie: Because you can't see anymore.
      Frank: I can see a house!

  • NOTES (2)

    • When the cast did a commentary for this episode on the DVD set, they said that the car crashing through the house was probably the only scene in the series that was only done once, and for obvious reasons.

    • Voted the third favorite episode of the entire series by the fans, and was re-aired on March 15, 2005, as part of the events leading up to the series finale. Voting took place on CBS.com from February 13, 2005 to February 27, 2005.