EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, starring standup comedian and Emmy-Award winner, Ray Romano, revolves around Ray Barone, a successful sportswriter living on Long Island, New York with his wife Debra (multiple Emmy Award-winner, Patricia Heaton), and three kids. But their big happy family gets a bit too big (and less happy) when Ray's meddling parents, Frank (Emmy Award-winner, Peter Boyle) and Marie (Emmy Award winner, Doris Roberts), frequently stop by, since they live directly across the street. Brother Robert (Emmy Award-winner, Brad Garrett), a divorced police officer, is constantly moving in and out of his parents' house, and loves to drop by and show his resentment towards Ray's successful career and happy family life. Dodging Marie's constant critique of Debra's cooking, Frank's witty one-liners and Robert's dead-pan despair, Ray and Debra just wish someone would ring their doorbell before entering once in a while.
On the eve of Frank and Marie's wedding anniversary, Ray finds out the startling news that his parents were separated for a year and would have gotten divorced if he hadn't broken his arm, forcing his dad to come home.