The Sound of Young America: Phil Rosenthal, Creator of Everybody Loves Raymond

Episode 27

1st May 2011

Phil Rosenthal is the creator of the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran for nine seasons on US television. He’s also the subject of a new documentary about the challenges of translating the show for a Russian audience.

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Fifteen years ago, Phil Rosenthal created the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, a show based on the absurdities and drama of normal people’s real-life experiences (including those of the star, Ray Romano). The show became a huge hit and ran for nine seasons.

Now, he’s the subject of a new documentary called Exporting Raymond, about the process of adapting his hit show for a Russian audience. He discusses culture shock and the challenges of translating Everybody Loves Raymond — including tailoring it to viewers for whom the traditional sitcom is relatively unfamiliar, without losing the heart of the show itself.

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