Season 4

Episode Guide

Boob Job

S4 E1
Sep 21, 1999
Debra is upset when she sees Ray's giddy reaction to her friend's recently acquired "new and improved" breasts.

The Can Opener

S4 E2
Sep 28, 1999
Everyone in the family takes sides when Ray and Debra have a senseless argument over a newly purchased can opener -- that seems to have opened a can of worms.

You Bet

S4 E3
Oct 5, 1999
Ray is suspicious when Frank starts spending quality time with him and acting all "fatherly."

Sex Talk

S4 E4
Oct 12, 1999
Ray and Debra are discouraged when they realize that their sex life isn't what it used to be.

The Will

S4 E5
Oct 19, 1999
Upon drafting their wills, Ray and Debra must decide who would make the best guardians for their children.

The Sister

S4 E6
Oct 26, 1999
Debra is upset when her hippie, free spirit sister decides to become -- a sister.

Cousin Gerard

S4 E7
Nov 9, 1999
Ray is mortified when he hires his overwhelmingly annoying cousin Gerard to assist him and Debra points out how alike the two men are.

Debra's Workouts

S4 E8
Nov 16, 1999
Ray is bewildered, but not altogether displeased, when Debra starts initiating sex on a more than regular basis.

No Thanks

S4 E9
Nov 23, 1999
Inspired by how well the Barones got along at Thanksgiving dinner, Debra is intent on finding a way to improve her relationship with Marie.

Left Back

S4 E10
Nov 30, 1999
While discussing the possibility of having to hold Michael back for another year of pre-kindergarten, Ray is shocked to discover that he too was left back when he was that age.

The Christmas Picture

S4 E11
Dec 14, 1999
Ray believes he has finally found the perfect Christmas gift for his parents - if nothing else, it will certainly be something they will remember forever. Robert Culp, Katherine Helmond, and Lew Schneider guest star.

What's With Robert?

S4 E12
Jan 11, 2000
The Barone family starts questioning Robert's sexual preferences when, after dating Amy for more than two years, he still can't commit to the relationship.

Bully On The Bus

S4 E13
Jan 18, 2000
Ray and Debra have differing points of view on how best to handle the situation when they find out that Ally has been bullying another child on the school bus.

Prodigal Son

S4 E14
Feb 1, 2000
Everyone gets on Ray's case because he doesn't go to Sunday Mass. Charles Durning guest stars.

Robert's Rodeo

S4 E15
Feb 8, 2000
Ray feels tremendous guilt when he cancels plans with Robert who then gets hurt in the line of duty when he should have been hanging out with his brother.

The Tenth Anniversary

S4 E16
Feb 15, 2000
As they celebrate their tenth anniversary, Debra discovers that Ray taped over their wedding video years before with the '91 Superbowl. Robert Culp, Katherine Helmond, and Charles Durning guest star.

The Adventures of Hackidu

S4 E17
Feb 22, 2000
Ray screws up a "Hackidu" (à la Pokemon) trade for his daughter, Ally, by giving away a "Scramisaur" card that ends up being worth a lot of money. Paul Reubens and David Hunt guest star.

Debra Makes Something Good

S4 E18
Feb 29, 2000
Debra throws the Barone family into turmoil when she finally creates a dish that everyone likes.

Marie And Frank's New Friends

S4 E19
Mar 21, 2000
Ray and Debra devises a plan to push Frank and Marie into making some new friends, thus leaving the older couple with less time to bother them, but it backfires.

Alone Time

S4 E20
Apr 18, 2000
Ray finds it hard to understand why Debra needs her "alone time."

Someone's Cranky

S4 E21
May 2, 2000
Still recuperating from his recent run-in with a bull, a cantankerous Robert is driving everyone crazy with his mean-spirited and nasty behavior.

Bad Moon Rising

S4 E22
May 9, 2000
Ray's attempts to alleviate Debra's PMS moodiness only make her more irritable.

Confronting The Attacker

S4 E23
May 16, 2000
After losing his nerve on the job during his first day back from medical leave, Robert quits the police force.

Robert's Divorce

S4 E24
May 23, 2000
While out for a family dinner, the Barones spot Robert's ex-wife, which prompts them to reminisce about the demise of his marriage.