May 16th, 2005

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Everyone misses Raymond already...

"M*A*S*H" had a two and 1/2 half hour finale.
"Cheers" and "Frasier" lasted two years too long.
"Friends" dragged out a 1/2 hour episode to an hour.
"Seinfeld's" finale still disappoints their fan base.

However "Everybody Loves Raymond" concluded the way it came in,
low keyed and family orientated. The last scene revealed the strength of the show, an actor's ensemble.
Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, The Sweeten Siblings, Doris Roberts and Peter Boyle
find future work that that lives up to the quality writing of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

"Everybody Loves Raymond" ended it's run with class and dignity.
Ciao con respectivo a amore!