The Article
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Andy celebrating in "The Article"
Season 3
Episode 8
Air Date November 9, 1998
Cast Ray Romano
Director(s) Will Mackenzie
Writer(s) Tom Caltabiano
Preceded by Moving Out
Followed by The Lone Barone

The Article is the 8th episode of Season 3, and is episode 55 of the full 210 episodes for the entire series. In this episode, Ray becomes jealous when Andy's article is picked up by Sports Illustrated.

Episode InformationEdit


Ray's friend and co-worker Andy writes his own article hoping to become a sports writer. But when Ray reads it, he doesn't like it. When he gives Andy some constructive criticism, he hurts Andy's feelings.

The following week, Andy tells Ray he submitted the article to Sports Illustrated magazine without Ray's corrections, and they bought it. Ray then feels jealous, until he finds out that Sports Illustrated completely rewrote Andy's article.

Running GagsEdit

Ray, as always, refers to Debra with some funny nickname. But in this episode, he was referring to his kids as well. He called them all monkeys.


Actress Patricia Heaton was pregnant at the time of filming for this episode, so she did not appear in many of the shots. And when she did, she either wore big, baggy clothing or held some object, like a pillow or bed sheets, in front of her to cover up the pregnant belly.

This is one of the few episodes in which the viewer sees where Ray works. Giants Stadium is shown.


  • Marie: "Raymond, when they say on the box "fork split", doesn't that mean they've started it for you already?"

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