Peter Boyle made a hilarious appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show recently, and he had no shortage of entertaining stories to share. The actor, best known for his role as Frank Barone on the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, talked about his experience attending the Emmys for the show.

Boyle revealed that he and Ellen were seated across the aisle from each other at the award ceremony. However, there was a little mix-up with their seats when they arrived. “The Usher took us off the red carpet and said, ‘Here’s your seats,'” Boyle explained. “But there was a lady sitting in our seat, and I thought she must be one of those seat fillers.”

Boyle admitted that he didn’t want to cause a scene, especially when he realized the lady sitting in his seat was legendary actress Barbara Streisand. “I didn’t tell her to move, thank God,” he chuckled. “They started getting seat fillers that look just like the celebrities, so it’s scary.”

Boyle also shared his idea for a new TV series called “Celebrities Who Stalk Celebrities,” which garnered plenty of laughs from the audience. But despite not winning the Emmy that night, Boyle maintained a positive outlook. “Winning is losing, and losing is winning,” he quipped. “Just being nominated is the same as winning.”

After the awards ceremony, Boyle enjoyed the rest of the night schmoozing and boozing. When Ellen asked him if he remembered his audition for Everybody Loves Raymond, Boyle recalled the memorable experience. He had a bit of trouble finding the audition location at Universal Studios and even admitted to being a bit grouchy. But it all worked out in the end, and he landed the role of Frank Barone.

As the conversation continued, Boyle talked about his recent trip to Venice with his family, embracing the opportunity to travel before starting back on the ninth season of Everybody Loves Raymond. He described Venice as a timeless and beautiful place, and his wife even studied cooking with a famous Italian cooking teacher during their visit.

Boyle proudly introduced his daughter Lucy, an actress, and his daughter Amy, who was studying abroad in Italy at the time. He also shared a heartwarming moment with his wife Lorraine, celebrating their approximately 27 years of marriage.

As the show came to a close, Ellen and Boyle expressed their sadness about Everybody Loves Raymond ending after nine seasons. Boyle even jokingly wished that someone could change their minds about ending the show. Despite the bittersweet farewell, Boyle emphasized that it had been a wonderful run and a great show.

Fans of Everybody Loves Raymond were in for an extra treat, as they would receive a special booklet titled Everybody Loves Raymond: A Family Album. This booklet featured commentary on the show and snapshots of the cast. With the show airing on CBS on Mondays at 9:00 PM, viewers anticipated one more episode filled with laughter and heartwarming moments.

Peter Boyle‘s appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show was undoubtedly entertaining and provided a glimpse into his experience at the Emmys and the final season of Everybody Loves Raymond. Fans of the show will surely miss the beloved character of Frank Barone and the laughter he brought to their screens.

Originally aired on September 27, 2004