BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been created in camera using a reflective surface and edited using digital filters) Ray Romano attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/VF20/WireImage)
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Everybody Loves
Raymond Fans
Make It Clear Who
The Worst
Character Is
"Everybody Loves Raymond" is one of the most popular sitcoms of the late 1990s and early 2000s, but not every character who appeared on the popular sitcom was welcomed by its fans. Amusingly enough, the one character who fans hated more than any other only appeared on one episode.
In Season 7, Episode 8, "Annoying Kid," child actor Brett Buford plays annoying kid Spencer Williamson, whose behavioral issues terrorize Ray throughout the episode. Many fans on Reddit commented that they can't even watch reruns of that particular episode because of the child's infuriating behavior.
One Redditor blamed Neil and Lauren, his parents, for failing to discipline their son, while another agreed, saying, "I honestly hated that kid. And I hated his parents more for enabling that behavior and doing nothing about it." In addition to its general cringe factor, the episode has not aged well, as Spencer exhibits symptoms of neurodiversity, but Ray and Debra’s "conventional" parenting style wins the day.