Everybody Loves Raymond

Season 4 Episode 5

The Will

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 18, 1999 on CBS
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Upon drafting their wills, Ray and Debra must decide who would make the best guardians for their children, but their choice doesn't meet with everyone's approval.

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  • the will

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    This episode probably should have been the pilot for Everybody Loves Raymond. While most pilots are terrible, including this one, this episode would have been the perfect way to introduce us to these characters and just how intrusive they are. It featured character-defining performances from Marie, Frank and Robert and really showed why this sitcom was among the elite in the golden age of comedies (in my opinion) in the 1990's.



    The episode was funny, as well. We all know that the show is well-written, but sometimes it just is not funny, and is really just a good show, not a great one. But this was definitely a great episode.moreless
Gary Grossman

Gary Grossman

David Atkins

Guest Star

Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler

Linda Gruenfelder

Recurring Role

Tom McGowan

Tom McGowan

Bernie Gruenfelder

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Robert: How can you chose them over me? I'm family!
      Debra: We love you, Robert, but there's a lot of factors. We put a great deal of thought into this. You're single, and you have a dangerous job...
      Ray: And if you were to drop one of them, it's very, very far.

    • Ray: How are you going to ask them?
      Debra: I don't know, I can't rehearse it.
      Ray: Well you can't just say, "Hey, when we die, and you go to the funeral, bring the minivan."

    • Frank: Cheer up, Marie, we just dodged three screaming bullets.

    • Marie: You don't owe me any explanation. They're your children. It's your life, isn't it?
      Ray: That's been the dream.

    • Debra: Look, it doesn't have to be a relative.
      Ray: No?
      Debra: No. The character of the couple is what's important, you know? What are their values. Are they loving, are they patient, are they honest.
      Ray: If we find people like that, we should give them the children right now.

    • Ray: We should put something in there, that if I die, you can't marry another man named Ray.
      Attorney: Excuse me?
      Ray: Because eventually, everyone would call him Ray, and me dead Ray.
      Attorney: I don't think I can—
      Debra: Just ignore him.

    • Ray: By the way, how much do you get if I die?
      Debra: $800,000.
      Ray: That was a little fast.

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