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Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Seventh Season
Everybody Loves Raymond The Complete Seventh Season
Actors: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett
Genres: Comedy, Television
UR     2006     12hr 30min

(Comedy Series) Standup comedian Ray Romano stars as Ray Barone, a successful sportswriter who deals with his brother and parents, who happen to live across the street. Patricia Heaton ("The Goodbye Girl"), Peter Boyle ("W...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/19/2006
Original Release Date: 09/13/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 09/13/2002
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 12hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

Classic and extremely funny
Patrick Gilchriest | Syracuse, NY | 07/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The seventh season of EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND will always hold a special place in my heart because it is the first season I started seeing when the new episodes would air every Monday night on CBS. The first six seasons I saw via re-runs and the DVDs because I didn't get into the show until this season. Therefore, I am particularly excited to see this season being released on DVD. Here is a breakdown of the episodes that will be on this set:

1. The Cult-- Raymond and Robert go to extreme measures to try and solve the feud between Debra and Marie that began at the end of season six.

2. Counseling-- After getting an idea from their friends Linda and Bernie, Debra decides that she and Raymond need some marriage counseling.

3. Homework-- Frustrated by the amount of homework Ally gets (since he's the one stuck helping her with it), he confronts the teacher about it, who invites him to present his case in front of the school board.

4. Pet the Bunny-- As a challenge, Ray decides to write a eulogy for Frank, which helps to reveal a softer side of the tough guy.

5. Who Am I?-- Ray fears that something is wrong with him when he goes out for a night with his friends and tells Debra that something is wrong with him. Debra, who thinks Ray is finally "growing up," is shocked to learn he wants to join his father's lodge.

6. Robert Needs Money-- When Robert says he is strapped for cash, Ray and Debra give him a gift of $1000, only to be shocked to find out later that he is going to use the money for a Las Vegas vacation.

7. The Sigh-- Ray gives full control of their bathroom to Debra to give her more space, but quickly regrets it after teasing ensues from Robert and Frank.

8. The Annoying Kid-- While Debra is thrilled to have met a couple that she and Ray can be friends with, Ray is less than thrilled about their spoiled, annoying 8 year old son.

9. She's the One-- Robert thinks he has finally found "the One" girl, Angela, with whom he might be able to spend the rest of his life. However, trouble ensues when Ray notices her at their table eating a fly that she killed after dinner.

10. Marie's Vision-- Marie gets new glasses and with her better eyesight, she starts noticing and pointing out physical features on her family members that make them extremely sensitive.

11. The Thought That Counts-- Robert gives Ray an idea of what to get Debra for Christmas, but is upset when Ray takes all the credit for it.

12. Grandpa Steals-- Ally is frightened when she watches Frank samples some trail mix in the grocery store, despite the sign that forbids sampling, and yells at the salesman who confronts him to accuse him of stealing from the store.

13. Somebody Hates Raymond-- After his friend Andy lands a job with a famous sports radio talk show host, Ray is shocked to learn that this man does not want him as a guest on his show because he hates him.

14. Just a Formality-- Robert decides that he is finally ready to propose to his on-again-off-again girlfriend Amy, but when he asks her ultra-conservative religious parents for her hand, he is turned down. (A CLASSIC episode!!!!)

15. The Disciplinarian-- Tired of always being labeled as the bad guy with the twins, Debra makes Raymond force the twins the clean their room, and his failure to do so prompts a family discussion of what it means to discipline your children.

16. Sweet Charity-- Debra encourages Ray to do some charity work at the local hospital, but becomes upset when Ray becomes a hit with the patients and starts spending more time at the hospital than at home.

17. Meeting the Parents-- When Amy's parents arrive at her doorstep to talk her out of marrying Robert, they meet Frank and Marie. It's not long before the two sets of parents start disliking each other. (Another classic episode!)

18. The Plan-- When Robert is put in charge of the wedding invitations and consults Ray and Frank for help, they encourage him to do a bad job on purpose so that Amy won't make him do any more to help. Unfortunately, the bad invitation is the one that accidentally gets sent out.

19. Sleepover at Peggy's-- Ray takes Ally to a sleepover at a friend's house and is mortified when the mother Peggy, who is the same troop leader who beat him up in season six's episode "Cookies," pats his behind.

20. Who's Next-- After Marie suggests the idea when an elderly woman down the street passes away, who Marie had chosen for Frank in the event she died first, Ray and Debra pick replacement spouses for each other, but jealousy isn't far behind.

21. The Shower-- Debra throws a bridal shower for Amy, but Marie's interference makes her angry to the point of drinking too much. While waiting for a ride home from Ray, an officer carts her off to jail. Without a driver's liscence, Debra must rely on Marie for help.

22. Baggage-- Ray and Debra end up in a two-week standoff over who should move a suitcase that is sitting in the stairwell, prompting Marie and Frank to offer advice on how to resolve the situation based on their own experiences.

23. The Bachelor Party-- Ray throws a lame bachelor party for Robert, and is prompted by the ladies to throw him another one to make up for it.

24. Robert's Wedding (parts 1 and 2)-- Robert and Amy get married, but as is always typical with the Barone clan, things are never destined to go smoothly...including Marie standing up at the part where the priest says "If anyone can think of any reason why these two should not be joined, speak now or forever hold your peace."

I am thrilled over how consistent they have been with the Raymond releases. I think it's safe to say we'll have the complete series by summer 2007 next year. Buy season 7 and continue to enjoy this classic sitcom that truly serves as a microcosm for the modern American family. You won't regret it, I promise!"
Classic "Raymond" momentum fuels this well-written Season 7
MollyRK | Chicago | 07/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the case of many television series that last as long as "Everybody Loves Raymond" did (nine outstanding seasons, to be exact), a considerable slump in the writing and a decrease in passionate acting are to be expected some time after the youthfulness of the first few seasons have passed. With this groundbreaking show, however, Season 7 contains as much momentum as any previous year in its run, and an entertaining crop of episodes are available for fans in this upcoming DVD set.

"Raymond's" seventh season maintains the similar low-key, hilarious formula without going overboard for "better" ratings--an impressive trait that has left the series as one of the classiest contemporary shows you can hope to find. This 2004-2005 year opens with the Barones taking drastic actions to clear up the Debra/Marie feud that left everyone hanging at the end of Season 6. From there, Robert starts dating a girl who seems perfect until the family learns about some of her strange snacking habits, and Frank has a heart-to-heart with little Ally after an incident at the supermarket finally shows him how his behavior impacts his grandchildren. There is a special wedding proposal (complete with lots of squad cars and Marie-style shrieks), a few important invitations get botched (compliments of guess who?), one of the Barones lands in jail (here's a clue: it's the very last person you'd expect), a suitcase on the stairs temporarily interrupts the flow of daily life, and the Robert/Amy relationship finally receives its overdue glory in a humorous and equally touching 2-hour season finale. Oh, and don't forget that this is the year that we meet Amy's family for the first time--which, in itself, is more than enough said for fans :)

With this DVD set, the same side-splitting bloopers will be available, as well as select-episode commentaries for "Counseling," "Meeting the Parents," "Baggage," and "Just a Formality." (I was surprised they didn't do a commentary for "Robert's Wedding," since that was such a special landmark episode, but the ones they picked were still good.) Some new voices on those commentaries will include Anna Romano (none other than Ray's real-life wife) and Monica Horan, whose priceless facial expressions and sweet demeanor make Amy McDougal a welcome new regular in the show's star lineup. Be sure to listen also for Fred Willard and Chris Elliot, who portray Amy's hilarious know-it-all father and weird-as-sin younger brother. That being said, Season 7 is the typical entertainment that you would expect from Raymond. An impeccable script, brilliant acting, and that on-the-nail connection with real life make this what it is--top-notch quality that you will want to remember forever with these DVD releases. And the best news of all? Some of the best is still to come with Seasons 8 and 9, both equally wonderful and well-written. The entire series should undoubtedly be out within the next year, and that is some of the greatest television you could ever preserve.

Note: As another reviewer here has already pointed out, the classic "Robert's Wedding" episode (and the first season finale of the series that isn't a flashback sequence) does NOT include the short epilogue that shows all the main characters joining Robert and Amy on the dance floor. It's a very short scene but an important one, and I was disappointed to see that they left it out. Aside from that, though, everything on the DVD looks pretty good. As always, the commentaries are one of the best reasons to purchase the DVD's. Not many television series offer this option on their DVD releases, and "Raymond" does this for about 4 episodes every season. Ray Romano and Phil Rosenthal have had consistent enthusiasm with every commentary track they've done, and they're a pleasure to listen to."
Yet another TV-to-DVD release containing edits...
Steve | 11/25/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I recently spent over $50 on two sets of ELR season seven (one for my parents, one for myself) and watched the entire season over Thanksgiving, only to discover that the climactic two-part episode of the season - "Robert's Wedding" - has about ten minutes of material cut from it. Anyone who checks the time of the two-part episode will verify this - it runs barely 31 minutes when it should run at least 40-42. How this could have happened is beyond me; even the syndicated version of "Robert's Wedding" contain the portions edited in the DVD release. Some have already referred to the edits in passing, but it's worse than what these make out.

I've done some searches online to see if HBO Video can be contacted about it, but of course, many Google searches have turned up nothing so far. Here's hoping that someone from HBO home video reads this and is the slightest bit concerned with selling a flawed product, but I wouldn't bank on it.

I thought TV to DVD was the greatest thing in the world at one time, but as more and more series are released to DVD with syndicated cuts of episodes, the more I feel like never buying another set of any series until I get verification that every episode is complete."
Good But Not Great
S. Mattimore | Albany, NY USA | 09/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I picked up the 7th season and immediately popped in Disc 5 to see the Bonus Material and watch the infamous Robert and Amy wedding episodes. However, unless something is wrong with the Disc i was very disappointed when i learned that you cannot watch part 2 without either watching part 1 or manually skipping over it. Also, it appears that the final scene in part 2 does not include the other character's being introduced onto the dance floor to join Robert and Amy - I would like to hear from others as to if this is accurate. And the blooper reel seems to be shorter than in prior seasons."