Everybody Loves Raymond revolves around Ray Barone, a successful sportswriter living on Long Island with his wife Debra, daughter Ally, and twin sons, Geoffrey and Michael. That’s the good news. The bad news is Ray’s meddling parents, Frank and Marie, live directly across the street and constantly drop over unannounced with ‘friendly’ parental advice. Ray’s brother, Robert, a divorced policeman, is constantly moving in and out of his parents’ house, and also loves to drop over and show his resentment of Ray’s successful career and happy family life.