Everybody Loves Raymond ran 210 episodes over nine seasons on CBS. Picking out a single favorite installment might have been a difficult, but the show’s leads — including the late Doris Roberts, who died Sunday — did so for EW in 2005.
Ahead of the series finale, Roberts named “Lucky Suit” (season 6, episode 16) — an episode that deviated from the usual beats — as her favorite. The episode focused on the relationship between her character, Marie, and her eldest son, Robert (Brad Garrett). He tries to get a job at the FBI, and she goes out of her way to sabotage his efforts.
“I burn his favorite jacket. I fax the FBI a whole history, about how they shouldn’t give him the job,” Roberts told EW.
A very tense exchange between the two follows, in which Robert tells Marie he doesn’t want her to meddle anymore, and she finally admits her true feelings.
“There’s a lovely scene between myself and Robert where I say I can’t take another day of worrying about him on the streets getting killed,” Roberts added. “It’s really sweet, wonderful, and real.”
See how Garrett, Ray Romano, and other Raymond stars remembered Roberts here.