My new favorite thing is Everybody Loves Raymond. Shut up, it's a good show!
Actually, it's hilarious. Call it a guilty pleasure, but I stumbled upon this show a few weeks ago. I think I was waiting for an episode of Family Guy to come on TBS and decided to finish out the last ten minutes of an episode of Raymond rather than change the channel. And to my surprise I laughed. I actually laughed. Who'da thunk it?
All these years, while the show was airing on CBS, I never once tuned in or much cared about it. I wrote it off as another stupid sitcom about some schlub and his "wacky" family. Yawn. But this one is actually good.
Admittedly, the show owes its success to the late Peter Boyle. He is friggin' awesome in this show.
Believe me, I was just as confused as Lynette was when she heard me giggling in front of the TV during a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond. I only regret not tuning in a long time ago when the show was new.