Season 5

Episode Guide

Italy, Pt. 1

S5 E1
Oct 2, 2000
When Marie surprises the family with the news that she's treating them all to a two-week vacation in Rome, everybody loves the idea -- except Raymond. David Proval guest stars.

Italy, Pt. 2

S5 E2
Oct 2, 2000
When Marie surprises the family with the news that she's treating them all to a two-week vacation in Rome, everybody loves the idea -- except Raymond. David Proval guest stars.


S5 E3
Oct 9, 2000
Ray finally reaches the breaking point with his parents and kicks them out of his house.

Meant To Be

S5 E4
Oct 16, 2000
Robert finds himself in the most unlikely position of having to choose one of three women - girlfriend Amy, ex-wife Joanne or Italian bombshell Stefania - to share the future with him.

Pet Cemetery

S5 E5
Oct 23, 2000
Ray inadvertently commits "petslaughter" on Ally's hamster while Debra and the kids are away for the weekend.

The Author

S5 E6
Oct 30, 2000
The competition for attention between Ray and Robert reaches an all- time high with the brothers ending up in fisticuffs.

The Walk To The Door

S5 E7
Nov 6, 2000
Ray is mortified when he meets a girl whom he dated 25 years ago and believes he treated with disrespect.

Young Girl

S5 E8
Nov 13, 2000
All hell breaks loose when Robert starts dating a girl half his age.

Fighting In-Laws

S5 E9
Nov 20, 2000
While celebrating Thanksgiving, Debra discovers that her seemingly contented parents are really not very happy with each other.

The Sneeze

S5 E10
Nov 27, 2000
Ray fears that he is going to come down with something dreadful after someone sneezes on him.

Christmas Present

S5 E11
Dec 11, 2000
Ray buys Debra an elaborate Christmas gift in the hopes that she will be so impressed, she will let him go on a weekend golf trip with his buddies.

What Good Are You?

S5 E12
Jan 8, 2001
Ray questions his manliness when everyone agrees that he's useless in an emergency situation.

Super Bowl

S5 E13
Jan 29, 2001
Ray's exhilaration over being sent to cover the Super Bowl for his newspaper is overshadowed by the fact that he must choose whom he will take with him.

Ray's Journal

S5 E14
Feb 5, 2001
Ray is mortified when he realizes that Marie used to read the personal journal he kept when he was a teenager.

Silent Partners

S5 E15
Feb 12, 2001
Debra is upset when she realizes, at a Valentine's Day dinner with Ray, that they no longer have anything to say to one another.


S5 E16
Feb 19, 2001
Ray is upset when he realizes that the twins, Michael and Geoffrey, are playing fairies in the school play.

Stefania Arrives

S5 E17
Feb 26, 2001
Robert gets a surprise visit from Stefania, the woman with whom he fell head over heels in love when the Barones vacationed in Italy.

Humm Vac

S5 E18
Mar 19, 2001
Ray buys a new state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner from an attractive door- to-door saleswoman and it ignites a housekeeping war between Marie and Debra.

The Canister

S5 E19
Apr 9, 2001
Tempers flare when Marie accuses Debra of not returning a borrowed canister that has sentimental value and Debra insists that she has already given it back.

Net Worth

S5 E20
Apr 23, 2001
Debra is angry when Ray contributes $1000 to his friends' hair-brained scheme -- to open a go-cart business -- without consulting her first.

Let's Fix Robert

S5 E21
Apr 30, 2001
Marie gathers Robert's ex-girlfriends Amy and Stefania and his female police partner, Judy, together so they can dissect his character in order to provide her with a better understanding of why her elder son can't commit to a relationship.

Say Uncle

S5 E22
May 7, 2001
When Ray realizes that his kids would rather spend time with their Uncle Robert than with him, he decides to do something about the situation.


S5 E23
May 14, 2001
Although Debra has been aware that her parents have been having problems, she is devastated to learn that they are planning to separate after 40 years of marriage.

Frank Paints The House

S5 E24
May 21, 2001
Frank offers to paint Ray and Debra's house but refuses to paint it the color they have chosen.

Ally's Birth

S5 E25
May 21, 2001
Ray and Debra revisit the unusual circumstances surrounding their eldest child's birth.