Everybody Loves Raymond Season 4
S04 E01Sep 21, 1999
Boob Job Sep 21, 1999 Debra is upset when she sees Ray's giddy reaction to her friend's recently acquired ""new and improved"" breasts. Anxious to find out whether or not Ray is content with her body as it is or if he would prefer it if she, too, made some minor enhancements to the upper region, Debra decides to conduct a little experiment to determine just how truly satisfied Ray is with her current physique.
S04 E02Sep 28, 1999
The Can Opener Sep 28, 1999 Ray discovers that Frank's newfound interest in him is because he's been betting with the inside information Ray's giving him.
S04 E03Oct 5, 1999
You Bet Oct 5, 1999 The whole family chooses sides when Ray and Debra fight over a newly acquired can opener.
S04 E04Oct 12, 1999
Sex Talk Oct 12, 1999 Ray and Debra are discouraged when they realize that their sex life isn't what it used to be. Ray and Debra shrug it off by assuring each other that it's not an unusual occurrence for older couples to experience since the kids are always underfoot, they're sleep deprived, etc. Trying to make themselves feel better, they approach Frank and Marie about what constitutes a ""normal"" sex life for an older couple, but are left feeling more inadequate when they discover the bedroom secrets of the elder Barones.
S04 E05Oct 19, 1999
The Will Oct 19, 1999 Upon drafting their wills, Ray and Debra must decide who would make the best guardians for their children. After pondering long and hard over their decision, Ray and Debra choose the two people who they feel would be the best candidates to raise their children â€“ should anything happen to them. But their choice doesn't meet with everyone's approval.
S04 E06Oct 26, 1999
The Sister Oct 26, 1999 Debra is upset when her hippie, free spirit sister decides to become ... a sister. It's a good indication that something is up when Debra's sister, Jennifer, shows up for a visit with rosary beads and prayer cards as gifts for the kids. Unable to share the real reason why she is so upset with Jennifer's decision to become a nun, Debra reacts by accusing her sister of going through yet another phase and not being truly worthy of the calling to the religious life.
S04 E07Nov 9, 1999
Cousin Gerard Nov 9, 1999 When Ray hires his overwhelmingly annoying cousin Gerard to assist him, and Debra points out how alike the two men are, Ray is mortified. The whiny, nasal voice, the need to find something negative to say about everything, the stupid questions ... it's a toss up. You could be speaking about either Ray or Gerard. When Ray confronts his family to refute Debra's findings, he realizes that he's just made a bad situation worse.
S04 E08Nov 16, 1999
Debra's Workout Nov 16, 1999 Ray is bewildered, but not altogether displeased when Debra starts initiating sex on a more than regular basis. He can't believe his luck - and good fortune when as a result of Debra's new behavior it's as if he and she were newlyweds again. Ray is even willing to give up his golf game to satiate Debra's desires. But, never able to leave well enough alone, Ray looks for a reason behind her sudden burst of energy and gets a crushing blow to his ego.
S04 E09Nov 23, 1999
No Thanks Nov 23, 1999 Inspired by how well the Barones got along at Thanksgiving dinner, Debra is intent on finding a way to improve her relationship with Marie. When Debra spends the whole day cooking with Marie, it's the perfect opportunity to test out her new ""shrug it off and let the criticisms roll off your back"" attitude that she feels will win Marie over.or will it? Meanwhile, Ray gets roped into having Frank and Robert accompany him to a car show, where he has his own method of getting along with his family.
S04 E10Nov 30, 1999
Left Back Nov 30, 1999 While discussing the possibility of having to hold Michael back for another year of pre-school, Ray is shocked to discover that he too was left back when he was that age. Once Ray learns of his scholastic past, he is convinced that of all the traits a parent could pass on to a child, his legacy is to pass his stupidity on to Michael. Meanwhile, Frank heads over to the school to sweet talk the kindergarten teacher into letting Michael advance with the other kids.
S04 E11Dec 14, 1999
The Christmas Picture Dec 14, 1999 Ray decides to get his parents a family portrait for Christmas and they love the idea, until Debra's parents show up to be in it too.
S04 E12Jan 11, 2000
What's With Robert? Jan 11, 2000 When Amy raises the notion that Robert's reluctance to commit to Amy may be a result of his being gay, Ray doesn't believe it. But, after further thought â€“ and closer observation of Robert's keen sense of style and panache for interior design â€“ Ray is not so sure anymore.
S04 E13Jan 18, 2000
Bully on the Bus Jan 18, 2000 Ray and Debra have differing points of view on how best to handle the situation when they learn that Ally has been bullying another child on the school bus. Ray thinks Ally's pushiness and ""don't take any crap from anyone"" attitude comes from Debra. Meanwhile, Debra thinks if she doesn't instill that independence in Ally, she'll end up being a wuss - just like her dad. But, when push comes to shove and they confront Ally about how to better her behavior, they find themselves questioning their own parenting abilities.
S04 E14Feb 1, 2000
Prodigal Son Feb 1, 2000 Everyone gets on Ray's case because he's doesn't go to Sunday Mass. When Ray starts feeling guilty about the good example Frank is setting by attending church, he commits to becoming a regular parishioner. After all, if Frank can do it, so can he. But, when Ray shows up at the church, he quickly realizes what it is that draws Frank to this house of worship week after week â€“ and it isn't the sermon.
S04 E15Feb 8, 2000
Robert's Rodeo Feb 8, 2000 Ray feels tremendous guilt when he cancels plans with Robert, who then gets hurt in the line of duty, when he should have been hanging out with his brother. At first, it's all laughs and snide remarks from Ray when he finds out the cause of Robert's job-related injury. Ray's bedside manner definitely leaves a lot to be desired. But, after some prodding from Debra, Ray decides to show Robert just how much he really cares for him...not an easy task for a Barone.
S04 E16Feb 15, 2000
The Tenth Anniversary Feb 15, 2000 Ray and Debra renew their wedding vows after they find out that Ray accidentally taped over their wedding with the 1991 Super Bowl.
S04 E17Feb 22, 2000
Hackidu Feb 22, 2000 Ray screws up a ""Hackidu"" trade for his daughter, Ally, by giving away a ""Scramisaur"" card that ends up being worth a lot of money. Ray thinks he's being the perfect father by taking an interest in Ally's ""Hackidu"" hobby and advising her on a card swap. But when he inadvertently gives away her favorite card, he has to pay for his mistake â€“ he just didn't realize how much.
S04 E18Feb 29, 2000
Debra Makes Something Good Feb 29, 2000 Debra throws the Barone family into turmoil when she finally creates a dish that everyone likes. Ray can't believe it when he samples Debra's braciole. Even though her past attempts at cooking seemed to have ruined his taste buds, it's simply delicious. But, when Marie gets wind of Debra's cooking prowess, and sees the effect that the braciole has on Ray, Robert and Frank, it's war!
S04 E19Mar 21, 2000
Marie and Frank's New Friends Mar 21, 2000 Ray and Debra's plan of getting Frank and Marie their own friends backfires when instead of going to their house they bring their friends to Ray and Debra's.
S04 E20Apr 18, 2000
Alone Time Apr 18, 2000 Ray finds it hard to understand why Debra needs her ""alone time."" When Debra realizes that all her time is spent with the kids, Ray and his family, she implores Ray to take the kids out more often so that she can have more time to herself. Of course, this makes Marie think that something must be wrong in their marriage, despite Ray's assurances. However, when Ray spies on Debra to see what she actually does with her ""alone time,"" he is not so sure all is okay.
S04 E21May 2, 2000
Someone's Cranky May 2, 2000 Still recuperating from his recent run-in with a bull, a cantankerous Robert is driving everyone crazy with his mean-spirited and nasty behavior. When Robert is told by his doctor that he will need two more weeks of convalescing at his parents' home before he can return to living on his own, everyone figures that's the reason for his foul attitude. But Debra gets to the heart of the matter when, playing amateur psychiatrist, she uncovers the real reason behind Robert's cruel conduct.
S04 E22May 9, 2000
Bad Moon Rising May 9, 2000 Ray's attempts to alleviate Debra's PMS moodiness only make her more irritable. When Ray witnesses Debra's hypersensitive mood and generally annoyed reaction to everything he says and does, he checks the calendar and realizes it's going to be a long couple of days ahead. In his desire to get a ""quick fix"" for Debra's womanly problems â€“ thus making his life a heck of a lot easier â€“ he turns a bad situation worse by suggesting that a simple pill will help with his wife's insufferable mood swings.
S04 E23May 16, 2000
Confronting the Attacker May 16, 2000 After losing his nerve on the job during his first day back from medical leave, Robert quits the police force. No one realized how much of an effect the ""bull incident"" had on Robert's mental state â€“ and his ability to confront fear and the unexpected. Now, back on the job only one day, he finds himself too scared to handle a minor altercation so, rather than face his fears, he decides to change his career to something ""safer and more solitary"" â€“ telemarketing. However, he rejoins the force after confronting the bull that gored him.
S04 E24May 23, 2000
Robert's Divorce May 23, 2000 While out for a family dinner, the Barones spot Robert's ex-wife, which prompts them to reminisce about the demise of his marriage. The family tells Amy the truth about Robert's failed marriage to Joanne, whom Frank not-so-affectionately refers to as ""a nutcracker."" The surprise sighting also brings back some personally harrowing memories for Robert â€“ although, when Joanne suggests the ex-spouses get together, Robert seems intrigued.