The Visit
The Barones having dinner with Lois in "The Visit"
Season 3
Episode 5
Air Date October 19, 1998
Cast Ray Romano
Director(s) Richard Marion
Writer(s) Susan Van Allen
Preceded by Getting Even
Followed by Halloween Candy

The Visit is the fifth episode of Season 3, and is episode 52 of the full 210 episodes for the entire series. In this episode, Debra's mother Lois comes for a visit, and she gets to see just how good a mother Debra actually is.

Episode InformationEdit


When Debra's mother Lois comes for a visit, Debra realizes she's not the same type of mother as Marie. And when she mentions that, the tension grows between her and her mother.

Running GagsEdit

Debra makes lemon chicken in this episode, and it's criticized by the other characters.

This is also an episode where Ray calls Debra by a funny nickname as he enters the scene: Noodle.

As with many appearances by Lois, Ray has trouble calling her by her name. And Robert is really weirded out by her. As he says in the episode, Lois gives him "the willies".


Debra's father (and Lois' husband) Warren is mentioned but never actually seen in the episode.


  • Ray: (hoping she'll appear) "Xena: Warrior Princess. Xena: Warrior Princess."

  • Lois: (regarding Debra's dinner) "It smells wonderful."
    • Ray: "That was me. I burped."

  • Robert: (after Marie finds him eating her cake) "It was Raymond. I tried to stop him."

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