Can someone explain to me why "Everyone Loves Raymond" is so popular? TO my eyes, it's a standard sitcom about "men and woman are different", produced by the sitcom-o-matic machine. Not bad, but certainly not great. Yet, it's one of the highest rated comedies currently, and also very highly rated show in general (beating out West Wing and Judging Amy in the Nielson ratings !!!) So what's the deal? Why is this show beloved? Do you have to be married to appreciate it (I'm single)?