Mia Famiglia
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The family sitting around the table in "Mia Famiglia"
Season 2
Episode 14
Air Date January 12, 1998
Cast Ray Romano
Director(s) Brian K. Roberts
Writer(s) Ellen Sandler
Preceded by Civil War
Followed by Marie's Meatballs

Mia Famiglia is the 14th episode of Season 2, and is episode 36 of the full 210 episodes for the entire series. In this episode, the Barones get a surprise visit from a family member. But as it turns out, she isn't exactly who they thought she was.

Episode InformationEdit


For school, Ally has to do a report on her oldest living relative. Frank mentions that there's still some of his family left in Italy. So, using his resources, Ray tracks down Sarina in Sicily and they send her a letter.

Three weeks later, Sarina arrives at their door.

Together, the whole family has a great time with Sarina visiting. Everyone's happy, until they find out that Sarina isn't actually related to them.

Running GagsEdit

Frank's catchphrase "Holy crap" is spoken, but not by him. Sarina is the one who says it.

Uncle Mel mentions, as he always does, that even though he's not married, he's not gay either.


This is only one of the very few times that Frank's father (Ray and Robert's grandfather) is mentioned.

Ray mentions his "Sportswriter of the Year" Award, but it's unclear whether or not he's referring to the award he received in the Season 1 episode "Recovering Pessimist".


  • Uncle Mel: "And just because I was never married doesn't mean I'm gay."
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