Season 8

Episode Guide

Fun With Debra

S8 E1
Sep 22, 2003
Hoping to rekindle their former fun-loving relationship, Debra decides to join Ray on a golf outing.

Thank You Notes

S8 E2
Sep 29, 2003
After returning from a romantic honeymoon in Italy, Robert and Amy come home to a guilt trip from Marie over their thank you notes.

Home From School

S8 E3
Oct 6, 2003
When Michael claims he's too sick to go to school, Debra enlists Ray's parental aid.

Misery Loves Company

S8 E4
Oct 13, 2003
After celebrating three months of wedded bliss, Robert and Amy attempt to offer Ray and Debra advice on how to build a happy marriage.

The Contractor

S8 E5
Oct 20, 2003
When Ray hires his contractor friend Gianni to replace their kitchen stove, Gianni's laziness winds up giving Debra a slow burn.

Peter On The Couch

S8 E6
Nov 3, 2003
After Amy invites her brother Peter to stay for dinner, he makes himself at home on the couch and never leaves.


S8 E7
Nov 10, 2003
Ray is forced to enlist Debra and the twins' help when he tells Marie a little white lie that snowballs out of control.

Surprise Party

S8 E8
Nov 17, 2003
Debra's mother convinces Ray to throw a surprise party for Debra's birthday.

The Bird

S8 E9
Nov 24, 2003
Robert and Amy convince their families to spend Thanksgiving together.

Jazz Records

S8 E10
Dec 15, 2003
When the kids ruin Ray's dictionary, Frank shares how Ray ruined his prized jazz collection, only for Ray to discover that he may not have been the culprit.

Debra At The Lodge

S8 E11
Jan 5, 2004
Debra accepts a position at Frank's lodge to help plan a member recruitment party, and Ray begins to resent how much time she spends away from home.


S8 E12
Jan 12, 2004
When Ray and Debra start giving Ally chores around the house, Marie accuses them of turning her into their slave.

Whose Side Are You On?

S8 E13
Feb 2, 2004
When Ray catches Debra making fun of him in front of their kids, he realizes his own mother turned him against his dad when he was a child too.


S8 E14
Feb 9, 2004
Fed up with his wife's constant lateness, Ray leaves Debra at home rather than take her to the ESPY Awards.

Party Dress

S8 E15
Feb 16, 2004
Ray hits the roof when he finds out that he has to buy Ally a $250 dress so that she can attend her best friend's 13th birthday party.


S8 E16
Feb 23, 2004
Robert gets caught in the middle when Marie and Amy argue about whether he should retire from the police force.

The Ingrate

S8 E17
Feb 29, 2004
When Ray gets an honorary degree from his alma mater, Debra is disappointed when he doesn't mention her in his acceptance speech.

Crazy Chin

S8 E18
Mar 22, 2004
Amy's parents put Robert on the defensive when they point out his strange habit of touching food to his chin before he eats it.

The Nice Talk

S8 E19
Apr 19, 2004
Jealousy rears its ugly head in the Barone household when Ray has a heart to heart talk with Amy's mom, Pat, and the two instantly hit it off.


S8 E20
May 3, 2004
Ray gets upset with Debra when he finds out she's sharing intimate details about their relationship with her friends.

The Model

S8 E21
May 10, 2004
Robert gets excited when a modeling agent invites him for an interview.

The Mentor

S8 E22
May 17, 2004
Robert and Ray are shocked to find out that someone their age considers Frank to be their mentor.

Golf For It

S8 E23
May 24, 2004
Ray and Robert's sibling rivalry reaches epic proportions when the brothers get into tricky territory over who will have responsibility for Marie in the future.