Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton moved by comedy’s 25th anniversary
Incredibly, it’s been 25 years since classic comedy Everyone loves Raymond debuted on CBS on September 13, 1996. One of the stars of the series, Patricia Heaton, poignantly marked the special stage of the series.
The show has become a television classic
May be Raymond has always been a classic in the making, even when it first aired on CBS. When it premiered in 1996, the comedy competed with shows like Seinfeld, Sex in the city, and Friends. Corn Raymond was not about singles and their various challenges. And just because the comedy had kids in the cast didn’t mean it was another Full house. It was a seamless adult show about marriage, in-laws, kids, and all of the life that goes in between the two.
Neal Gabler from La New York Times in 2001, said of the show based on Ray Romano’s stand-up comedy: “Raymond creates habituation. As anyone who regularly watches the show can attest, this is the funniest, smartest, wisest, most touching, and resonant comedy on television, and the only one, in my opinion, that rates the comparison with classics like I love Lucy, the newlyweds, the Mary Tyler Moore show, all in the family and Cheers. In short, it’s the sitcom of our time.
Patricia Heaton noted the influential show’s anniversary
On Instagram recently, the Debra Barone actor poignantly marked the anniversary of comedy.
“Happy 25th birthday to #everybodylovesraymond!” Heaton wrote. “To my onscreen family, to everyone who makes the show a reality, and of course to the fans and the Tweatons, for following and still loving Debra today!” Thinking back to the joyful moments on set, all the wonderful people I got to meet playing Debra and Peter, Doris and Sawyer today. ️ ”
Earlier in the year, Heaton also retweeted an article noting the 16th anniversary of the show’s finale in 2005, which read, “May 16, 2005. It’s been 16 years since the #EverybodyLovesRaymond finale. No matter how much time passes, this show will always be a source of comfort and joy for so many people around the world. Thanks to everyone who helped make this sitcom a masterpiece. “
The show’s creator also marked the occasion
Comedy creator and executive producer Phil Rosenthal marked the anniversary by retweeting a TV Land message that read: “When Everyone loves Raymond premiered 25 years ago today, fans were introduced to Ray Barone and his family. Nine years later, the Barones said goodbye. Here’s a look back at where the series started and ended.
Show star Doris Roberts who portrayed fiery Marie Barone on the show told the Television Academy Foundation in 2005, “I think [Raymond] will be as famous and last as long as [I Love] Lucy“Roberts said when asked about his show’s legacy.”[Raymond] will be forever. People tell me they’d rather watch us than watch the news at night because they go to bed with a smile on their face.
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