Meanwhile, Signore Focagnolo catches Stefania and Robert about to make out in her room, and goes after Robert.
It also appears that the trip is starting to go downhill for Frank, Marie and Debra.
In this episode of the show, which revolves around the life of Italian-American Newsday sportswriter Raymond Barone and his oddball family, his parents, Marie and Frank, announce that they're all going to Italy to visit the former's cousin Colletta, and everyone is excited to go except Raymond.
Meanwhile, during the trip, Ray's brother Robert is attracted to a woman named Stefania, and tries to get past her father Signore Focagnolo to meet her.
DVD Talk's Jeffrey Robinson called it "a fun way to start the season.
It was a nice change of pace after the same settings and atmospheres." He also highlighted the introduction of a new love interest for Robert.
The family arrive at Colleta's home, who welcomes them along with her husband Giorgio.
The episode ends with Ray annoying his fellow passengers by singing loudly in Italian on the plane back to New York.Ray Romano hit the sitcom stratosphere with this gem based on his stand-up routine.It's about a Long Island sportswriter and his intrusive parents, who live (in)conveniently across the street from him, his wife and their three children.He visits Rome with Stefania, but she tells him she doesn't want her dad to know she is dating.Meanwhile, Ray also goes to the city with the rest of the family, but while Debra, Frank and Marie are apparently having a great time, Ray is not.Romano and costars Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle and Brad Garrett were virtual Emmy-nomination machines Ray Romano hit the sitcom stratosphere with this gem based on his stand-up routine.