Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
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The Faux Pas 

The twins' new friend has a janitor for a father. When Ray accidentally says a bad joke in front of the father he tries to cheer him up, but keeps making things worse.


Gary Halvorson


Phil Rosenthal (created by) (as Philip Rosenthal), Lew Schneider | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview:
Ray Romano ... Ray Barone
Patricia Heaton ... Debra Barone
Brad Garrett ... Robert Barone
Monica Horan ... Amy Barone
Madylin Sweeten ... Ally Barone (credit only)
Doris Roberts ... Marie Barone
Peter Boyle ... Frank Barone
Joel McKinnon Miller ... George (as Joel McKinnon)
Skyler Gisondo ... Chris
Sawyer Sweeten ... Geoffrey Barone
Sullivan Sweeten ... Michael Barone


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The twins' new friend has a janitor for a father. When Ray accidentally says a bad joke in front of the father he tries to cheer him up, but keeps making things worse.

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The title translated from French means "false step" and pertains to manners. What is acceptable behavior in one cultural may not be in another culture and that is a faux pas. See more »


Ray Barone: I was just being funny.
Robert Barone: I beg to differ. You say things that nobody likes.
[to Amy]
Robert Barone: Just like that time with your parents.
Ray Barone: What are you talking about?
Amy Barone: Well, remember how you saw the little Jesus figurine on their dashboard, and you said to them, ''I guess this must be a hard car to make out in''?
Ray Barone: Well, I mean the guy's looking right at ya.
Debra Barone: Ray, it can't always be the other person's fault when they don't get you.
Ray Barone: But this thing with the kid was funny. I'm telling you, he laughed.
Robert Barone: Yeah, yeah. You ...
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Top notch Raymond
9 April 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Taking a simple idea and over the course of an episode making it huge was a great trait of 'Raymond' across its nine series, and this episode does exactly that to a high level.

The consistency has been a little less high in the 9th series, but this episode sees all the characters on form, and the writing matching it.

I thought this episode was great, it could have come from any of the series. Ray Romano's character was less annoying than he has been in other series 9 episodes, and it's nice to see him and Patricia Heaton bouncing off of each other.

The only character that never gets much of a look in is Amy. It's almost as if they don't seem to know what to do with her. Shame.

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7 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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