18. Patricia Heaton and Peter Boyle would argue politics on set
Patricia Heaton and Peter Boyle came from two very opposite ends of the political spectrum: the actress who played Raymond’s wife was a conservative, while the man who played her on-screen father-in-law was a liberal. They would often bicker about their views, then, causing mild discomfort for some of the other actors. But they still had a strong affection for each other, with Heaton attending Boyle’s 2006 funeral.
17. Ray Romano didn’t like the show’s title
The title of the show came about after a sardonic remark from Romano’s real brother, commenting on everyone’s seeming affection for his sibling. But while CBS loved the name, Romano himself hated it. “I would have been happy with Everybody Doesn’t Mind Raymond or Everybody Could Take or Leave Raymond,” he told the Deseret News in 1996.
16. Peter Boyle’s audition started off badly
When the day came for Peter Boyle’s audition, everything went wrong for him. To start with, he wasn’t allowed in at the gate, then he couldn’t find a parking space, and then he couldn’t find the room the auditions were being held in. By the time he arrived he was angry and stressed – perfect, of course, for the role of Raymond’s father Frank. He got the job.