The Best Episodes Directed by Kenneth Shapiro

The First Time (3)

#1 - The First Time (3)

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 6 - Episode 24

After Marie has Frank return an anniversary gift Ray and Debra gave them Ray and Debra reminisce about the first time they slept together. Debra then decides to go apologize to Marie but Marie refuses to accept her apology when she learns that Debra lied to her in front of a priest.

star 8.14
330 votes
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Favors

#2 - Favors

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 10

Debra complains to Raymond about leaving things around the house. Later on, when Raymond receives a personal letter from his idol, Muhammad Ali, he remembers what Debra told him, so he puts it away in a drawer. Unfortunately, when Debra later looks for a coupon in the same drawer, she's so put off by how much 'junk' is in there, she indiscriminately dumps most of its contents into the trash - and then dumps the trash into a garbage truck just as it arrives. When Debra realizes her mistake, she goes to Marie, desperate for help. Marie takes the blame, but Debra soon finds out that Marie, as always, has ulterior motives.

star 7.87
302 votes
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Boys' Therapy

#3 - Boys' Therapy

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 6

The women pressure Ray and Frank to accompany Robert to one of his therapy sessions. Instead, they go out to the track, and then put on an act in front of the wives. However, even though they skip the therapy sessions, the three unwittingly get closer.

star 7.84
221 votes
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Call Me Mom

#4 - Call Me Mom

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 6 - Episode 21

Marie gets upset when she sees Ray calling Lois, Debra's mother, mom so Ray tells Debra that maybe she should start calling Marie mom. When Debra calls Marie mom in front of Lois, Lois gets upset because she doesn't think that Debra should be calling Marie mom since she isn't her mother. An argument between Marie and Lois erupts and they decide that perhaps it would be best if Ray and Debra only call their respective mothers mom.

star 7.82
256 votes
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Ray's Journal

#5 - Ray's Journal

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 5 - Episode 14

Ray is mortified when he realizes that Marie used to read the personal journal he kept as a teenager. When Marie blurts out an embarrassing incident from Ray's past, he can't figure out how she could have possibly known that information. That is, until he discovers that she must have broken the secret code he used when writing in his journal. And in the process, his mother has learned about his most personal, and perverted, thoughts.

star 7.78
385 votes
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The Cult

#6 - The Cult

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 7 - Episode 1

Depressed that Marie and Debra can't seem to resolve their differences, Robert decides to join a support group that the family believes is a cult. After taking the feud between Marie and Debra very hard, Robert's cousin Gerard convinces him to attend a "Pathway" meeting – a group seeking the path to inner peace and unlocking one's potential. Although Robert is rejuvenated by his encounter with "Pathway," the family is concerned it's a cult and they convince Ray to go to a meeting to see what Robert's gotten himself into.

star 7.73
433 votes
Angry Sex

#7 - Angry Sex

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 3

When Debra and Marie have a big fight, Ray is struck with worry when he thinks Debra's anger will cause her to forget about their sex that night. But, it is the opposite when that anger causes a more intense night with sex. Ray really begins to enjoy it and realizes that the angrier Debra gets at Marie, the better sex they have. When Marie comes over to apologize, Ray makes up a chain of lies to both Marie and Debra so it doesn't ruin his plans.

star 7.71
319 votes
Counseling

#8 - Counseling

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 7 - Episode 2

After arguing with Ray over his inability to help her with the housework, Debra becomes intrigued when their friends, Linda and Bernie, mention they've been seeing a marriage counselor. Although Ray is completely against the idea, he quickly adopts a cooperative attitude when they meet the therapist, Pamela, who instantly takes a liking to Ray when he claims that he'll do anything to make his marriage work. Frustrated by the session, Debra accuses Ray of acting phony during therapy. Marie intercedes and conducts a mock "therapy" session with them which leads to a breakthrough that leaves even Ray horrified.

star 7.69
345 votes
The Power of No

#9 - The Power of No

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 14

Ray's latest manipulative plan involves constantly turning down Debra in the bedroom.

star 7.68
328 votes
Sister-in-Law

#10 - Sister-in-Law

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 13

Ray tells Robert that Amy talks too much after she chats with Ray for over an hour while he tries to watch a basketball game on TV. Of course, Robert tells Amy, which leads to a heated confrontation between "Lady Chatterly" and her insensitive brother-in-law.

star 7.64
370 votes
Say Uncle

#11 - Say Uncle

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 5 - Episode 22

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. When Robert makes the observation that, as a parent, Ray finds it boring to be around his kids, Debra couldn't agree more. She then suggests that Ray follow Robert's example and to try to have more fun with his children. But, when her own parenting skills are called into question by Marie, Debra quickly changes her tune and rallies behind Ray, insisting that they are both very involved parents.

star 7.62
344 votes
Liars

#12 - Liars

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 8 - Episode 7

Ray and Debra get caught up in telling lies in order to cover up previous falsehoods after Ray fibs to Marie about why he missed a scheduled time with her. When the lies snowball into an out of control degree, Marie picks up the scent and traces everything back to the initial fib. Marie seems to have won – until Frank reveals a damaging lie of her own.

star 7.61
317 votes
Thank You Notes

#13 - Thank You Notes

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 8 - Episode 2

Marie instantly tries to get the upper hand in her relationship with her new daughter-in-law when Amy and Robert return from their honeymoon, but Debra steps in, determined to stop Marie's meddling once and for all, which horrifies the guys.

star 7.58
391 votes
Party Dress

#14 - Party Dress

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 8 - Episode 15

Ray and Debra disagree over whether they should purchase an expensive dress for Ally to wear to a friend's formal 13th birthday party. Debra thinks they should, but Ray can't see spending $250 for a dress that will be worn only once. The price tag has Ray seething, especially since the mom he loves to hate, Peggy, is hosting the soiree. Naturally, Marie takes her son's side.

star 7.57
251 votes
Ray's Ring

#15 - Ray's Ring

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 6 - Episode 4

When Ray gets hit on at the airport after losing his wedding ring on a business trip Debra gets jealous and tries to get back at him by going to the supermarket without her wedding ring but her plan backfires on her when nobody pays attention to her.

star 7.51
344 votes
The Home

#16 - The Home

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 1

Frank and Marie return from a trip down to a retirement home in New Jersey when they tell the family that they plan on moving there. Everyone, besides Frank and Marie, is overjoyed fro hearing the news. Marie and Frank sell their own house to Robert and Amy for $26,000. On they day of their moving, however, Debra reveals some mixed feelings about their moving and doesn't feel right about it.

star 7.49
313 votes
Tasteless Frank

#17 - Tasteless Frank

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 12

Marie is astounded when Franks puts salt on her homemade lasagna, leading her to believe that she's lost her tough in the kitchen. However, Ray and Robert discover that the problem is Frank, who has lost his sense of taste. They believe it's a side-effect from some potency medication Frank is taking, but Frank doesn't want to give it up, and he doesn't want anyone to know he's taking it, especially Marie.

star 7.47
336 votes
P.T. & A.

#18 - P.T. & A.

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 4

Ray is elected to tell Debra that members of the P.T.A. have problems with the way she dresses.

star 7.44
316 votes
Pat's Secret

#19 - Pat's Secret

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 15

Robert discovers Pat smoking and she pleads for him not to tell. Later, when Amy smells smoke on Robert, she thinks Robert smokes. Frank, Marie, Peter, Hank and Amy all think Robert smokes. Robert gets yelled at, and Pat doesn't tell the truth or back him up. The next day, Robert tells Raymond and Debra about Pat, and the family comes over. There is a bitter argument and then Ray and/or Debra yells out that Pat smokes. She confesses and tells the truth. There is another argument and Peter confesses something, then Hank, then Ray, then Debra. It ends with Frank and Marie telling them that they are weird and that they shouldn't do the stuff they are doing.

star 7.41
348 votes
A Job for Robert

#20 - A Job for Robert

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 8

Ray becomes jealous when Marie starts treating Robert better than him. Ray finds out that Marie gave Robert a "gift basket" full of lotions, massage oil, candles, etc. Ray deduces Marie is just manipulating Robert by giving him all this, so it will put him and Amy 'into the mood'. She does this with the intention of eventually having new grandchildren. Robert sees this as wrong, and actually puts him out of the mood with Amy, not able to get Marie out of his head.

star 7.38
262 votes
Ally's F

#21 - Ally's F

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 9 - Episode 5

After Ally comes home with an "F" on her report card, Debra feels she is not paying enough attention. Ray, however, feels it might be the teacher. After a small meeting, Ray goes on how Debra didn't do anything to stick up for Ally and how you should always stick up for your kids. Frank and Marie could relate to Ray's disobediance when he was in high school. But Debra finds out that Ally has a crush on Tommy Sanders, a boy in her class. When Debra confronts the teacher with this, it turns out that the teacher is a mean old bat that doesn't understand the trials kids go through.

star 7.36
301 votes
New Kid In School

#22 - New Kid In School

Hannah Montana Season 1 - Episode 14

TV star Jake Ryan starts to attend classes at Seaview. All of the students & teachers are starstruck (Except for Miley) and cater to his every need. After being mistreated and getting into trouble for the same things that Jake was allowed to do, a frustrated Miley decides to tell everyone that she's Hannah. Will a surprising person convince her to change her mind before it's too late? Stern Robbie lets Jackson take his brand-new convertible out on a date when his car refuses to start, but only after instructing Jackson to not let anything happen to the car. Robbie wishes that he hadn't been so strict, however, when he accidentally damages Jackson's car.

star 7.25
107 votes
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Home from School

#23 - Home from School

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 8 - Episode 3

When Michael stays home from school for two days in a row, Ray suspects he simply has homework he hasn't finished. While everyone in the family has an explanation for Michael's sudden aversion to school, Ray decides the tough love approach is the way to go—making Michael spend the day without television, games or comics. When Michael is forced to watch Ray work in his downstairs office, the sheer boredom leads him to finally confide why he doesn't want to return to class.

star 7.07
277 votes