And the King Of Queens too!
Believe it or not, I am discovering these shows for the first time, in reruns. Never watched either when they were in "prime time".
I have come to love Raymond, especially and can see why this show lasted nine seasons. This may be the best of the 90's phenomenon of shows based on a standup comic (others that come to mind are Roseanne (overrated in my view), Home Improvement (Tim Allen), Grace Under Fire (Brett Butler), Ellen (Ellen D.) and Mad About You (Paul Reiser).
I find the writing for "Raymond" to be usually quite good, and the ensemble is terrific. Yes, it borders on crass at times (and I'm prudish enough where the "sex" talk still makes me blush a bit).
But unlike other shows, when it approaches the line, it seems to teeter a bit, but then come back.
PS...I have developed a "crush" on Patricia Heaton (Debra). My first serious TV crush since Sharon Gless (in the role of Christine Cagney, so it's been a while)...