TV Guide ranked Ray's character as one of the greatest TV dads of all time—ahead of such legends as Ward Cleaver from Leave It to Beaver! But Ray isn't so sure if that's a good thing!
Ray: Yeah, I don't know what that means, because have you seen [the show]? I mean, if you've seen the show…
Oprah: What do you think of that, though? They're basing it on the fact that all of us who watch that show…it's like watching yourself in real life. It's like watching what goes on in your own family.
Ray: That's the comment I get…when I meet the public on the street; is, "How do you know that that's my husband?" "That's my wife!" And it's a sad commentary I say!