‘Everybody Loves Raymond’: Ray Romano Imagines How the Barone Family Would Handle a Worldwide Pandemic

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Fans of Everybody Loves Raymond have seen the Barone household sort out all types of crises and conditions all through the years. The Barones at a marriage. The Barones in Europe. And who may neglect the Barone household coping with their son Robert having joined a cult?

But the Barones throughout a pandemic? Former present star Ray Romano took a stab at that one.

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Acting like a Barone didn’t come naturally to Ray Romano

Having began out as a stand-up comedian, transitioning over to work as an actor on a daily sitcom didn’t come naturally to Romano. It took him an excessive amount of time to beat his doubts, as he informed NPR in 2011.

“I was wracked with insecurity,” he stated. “When we were rehearsing our first episode … there’s Peter Boyle, and I hadn’t really talked to him that much … his reputation just scared me. Who he was, you know this, he was this hulking, strong presence.”

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He discovered rapidly that Boyle was on his aspect and keen to assist Romano study the actor’s craft.

“During day one of rehearsal … our paths crossed backstage and he just stopped me. He just stopped me and he goes, ‘It’s just like water, just let it flow.’ And that was it. … I know what he meant. At that moment I was just blown away … this kind gesture of trying to make me feel comfortable. And then we became great friends after that,” he stated.

How Ray Romano thinks the Barones would have handled a pandemic

It’s a humorous train, making an attempt to image Marie Barone staying poised after being informed a pandemic was taking maintain all over the world. Ray Romano had to consider it and provided his perspective on his tv household, in his July 2020 dialog with TV Insider.

“What’s funny is we had an episode like that where I think the power was out,” he stated. “My memory is shot now. But there was one episode where we were all stuck together and we played a Scruples kind of game where all these questions came up, then everyone was revealing a certain honesty about each other.”

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The Parenthood star needed to admit the present pandemic would get his inventive juices flowing across the Barones.

“It would make for some good episodes if we were writing the show now,” Romano stated. “But we didn’t need a quarantine to get in each other’s space, because in the show, my mother, it was like she was quarantined in my house anyways. There were certainly a lot of times we couldn’t get rid of her.”

How the present’s writers got here up with all these nice episode concepts

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Romano described the method by which the writers thought up episode eventualities for Everybody Loves Raymond. Basically, it was their very own lives, which they have been keen to play out on nationwide tv.

As within the case of a season 7 episode, “Baggage,” as Romano defined, it simply occurred in one of many writers’ lives and have become comedy gold.

“It was funny how that show came about,” he stated. “We were in the writers’ room and Lou Haviland Phil Rosenthal said, ‘Anything happen this weekend?’ And [writer] Tucker [Cawley] said, ‘I think I’m having a fight. I’m not sure. But there’s a suitcase on the staircase and nobody’s putting it back.’ And that became an episode.”

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