The One Moment Of Doris Roberts' Career That We Need To Remember — VIDEO
She had a long and amazing career and the report from TMZ that actor Doris Roberts has passed away at age 90 instantly made me want to binge watch Everybody Loves Raymond for the first time in well over a decade. Before she landed the role of the meddlesome but lovable Marie Barone, Roberts appeared in multiple films and TV shows, including National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Dream On, and made guest appearances on '90s and '00s staples like Touched By An Angel and Lizzie McGuire. But Doris Roberts' defining role was hands-down Marie — as much as she could be a pest, it was just impossible to stay mad at her. (Although Debra Barone may beg to differ with me on that particular point.)
Marie was notorious for having zero chill, no filter, and no boundaries — and we loved her for it. The show may have been called Everybody Loves Raymond, but Marie stole every single scene she appeared in and that says a lot considering the show had an amazing cast.
In honor of Roberts, let's take a look at one of her most hilarious scenes. Who could forget the time she was super proud of her sculpture for the church auction — until she realized that it bore a striking resemblance to a certain part of the female anatomy?
This Everybody Loves Raymond moment exemplifies everything we love about Marie — she had the best of intentions and was adorably clueless. And bless Ray's heart for trying to spare his mom some of the inevitable embarrassment she frequently caused herself — this TV family will go down in history as one of the best ever. The moment Marie was told exactly what her sculpture looked like, her "What?!?!" brought on all the laughs. And, being Marie, she was quick to blame it on the nun and demand, "what's wrong with you? Are you crazy?"
We'll miss you, Doris. Thanks for all the amazing, hilarious memories.