First air date
September 13, 1996
When Debra Barone marries her sweetheart Ray, she doesn't quite realize that she's marrying the entire Barone family. Things get even worse when Ray fails to cut the apron strings connecting him to his overbearing and opinionated mother, Marie, who makes it clear that Debra can never be as good for Ray as his mom. Ray's loudmouth dad Frank doesn't exactly defend Debra either, and the fact that they live right next door adds quite a few wrinkles in Debra and Ray's smooth domestic life. When Ray's giant of a brother Robert, who works as a polic officer and always feels like everyone favors Ray, stops by occasionally, the family dynamics nearly drive Debra crazy. The Barone family learns to manage each other and laugh through it all.