List of The King of Queens episodes

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The King of Queens is an American television sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 21, 1998, to May 14, 2007. The series spanned nine seasons, with a total of 207 episodes produced.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings[1]
First aired Last aired Rank Rating
1 25 September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21) May 17, 1999 (1999-05-17) N/A N/A
2 25 September 20, 1999 (1999-09-20) May 22, 2000 (2000-05-22) N/A N/A
3 25 October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) May 28, 2001 (2001-05-28) 27 8.9
4 25 September 24, 2001 (2001-09-24) May 20, 2002 (2002-05-20) 19 8.9
5 25 September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23) May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19) 25 8.5
6 24 October 1, 2003 (2003-10-01) May 19, 2004 (2004-05-19) 30 7.3
(Tied with Frasier)
7 22 October 27, 2004 (2004-10-27) May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18) N/A N/A
8 23 September 19, 2005 (2005-09-19) May 22, 2006 (2006-05-22) N/A N/A
9 13 December 6, 2006 (2006-12-06) May 14, 2007 (2007-05-14) 30 7.3
(Tied with Brothers & Sisters and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?)


Season 1: 1998–99[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1 1 "Pilot" Pamela Fryman Michael J. Weithorn & David Litt September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21) 101
Pilot episode: Doug (Kevin James) and Carrie Heffernan (Leah Remini) were happy. Doug had just gotten the perfect basement with a large TV and foosball table. However, Carrie's father, Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller), accidentally burns his own house down with his "lucky" hot plate after his wife died; Arthur and Carrie's sister, Sara (Lisa Rieffel), have to move in with Doug and Carrie. As a result, Doug loses his basement to his father-in-law. During this time, Doug finds living in his house frustrating after both Arthur and Sara make him late for work.
2 2 "Fat City" Robert Berlinger Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith September 28, 1998 (1998-09-28) 103
Stunned by an old photograph of Carrie's mother, Doug convinces Carrie to go on a diet and must pretend he is going on one too.
3 3 "Cello, Goodbye" Gail Mancuso Michael J. Weithorn & David Litt October 5, 1998 (1998-10-05) 105
When Carrie keeps skipping softball games with Doug and the guys, Doug wonders what's going on. Doug finds out that Carrie is working late for her boss, and he's starting to wonder why Carrie fell for him. He tries to make it up to Carrie by going to a cello concert with her.
4 4 "Richie's Song" Robert Berlinger Tony Sheehan October 12, 1998 (1998-10-12) 104
After having dinner with Richie (Larry Romano) and his wife, Doug finds out that Richie's wife cheats on him, he must confront him with the news. However, Doug has some trouble telling his friend about his wife, afraid that he will hurt him and finally tells him in Atlantic City while gambling. Meanwhile, Arthur depends on Doug for deodorant issues, but Doug is too distracted.
5 5 "Paternal Affairs" Brian K. Roberts David Bickel October 19, 1998 (1998-10-19) 106
Doug and Carrie throw a wedding anniversary party for themselves. Doug invites his Aunt Sheila (Brenda Vaccaro), and finds out that his aunt and uncle are having problems. When Arthur meets Doug's aunt, he falls for her. Carrie eventually lets him date her but ends up regretting it, leaving Arthur with plans to propose to her.
6 6 "Head First" Pamela Fryman Michael J. Weithorn & David Litt October 26, 1998 (1998-10-26) 102
After a stressful day of working and accompanying Arthur on errands, Doug receives a "very special thank you" in the form of sex from Carrie. Doug realizes that the more time he spends with Arthur, the more sex he gets from Carrie. Doug soon pretends to be very good friends with Arthur, but his plan backfires after Arthur clings to him and harasses his friends.
7 7 "The Rock" Pamela Fryman Stacie Lipp November 2, 1998 (1998-11-02) 107
Carrie is offered a large sum of money to sell her engagement ring. Doug and Carrie decide to sell it and buy a hot tub and satellite dish. When Doug first tries out the new channels he is determined to see all the channels and grows to dislike the dish. Meanwhile, Doug and Carrie find trouble with their new hot tub when Arthur starts to ruin their time by putting up the heat and using it without any undergarments.
8 8 "Educating Doug" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith November 9, 1998 (1998-11-09) 109
Carrie feels that she and Doug are getting stupid as a couple, so she enrolls them and Spence (Patton Oswalt) for a class where they read a book and then discuss it, but Doug fails and steals Spence's answers.
9 9 "Road Rayge" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan & David Litt November 16, 1998 (1998-11-16) 108
Doug allows Ray Barone (Ray Romano from Everybody Loves Raymond), a sportswriter to cheat off his test during a driving exam at the DMV and gets his license suspended. Ray attempts to make it up to him by taking him to a New York Jets game with his brother Robert (Brad Garrett). On the drive home, Ray convinces Doug to drive his car but it makes Robert jealous and finds out that Doug does not have a license to drive and pulls him over. After Doug finally passes his driving test he gets hit by Ray's dad's (Peter Boyle) car and Doug gets hurt.
10 10 "Supermarket Story" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith December 7, 1998 (1998-12-07) 110
While looking for parking space, Carrie steals a parking space from a woman who she later needs help from to make a Thanksgiving dinner. Doug finds his friend, Richie in the lines and is having trouble getting out. Doug also meets up with someone he does not know but claims to know him and manages to have conversations with him and finally invites him to dinner when he somehow insults him. Arthur is upset when he finds out Carrie plans to use TV dinners as a Thanksgiving dinner and convinces her to make a good feast from scratch. He also meets a love interest who was giving away free samples. The show ends with Doug, Carrie, and Arthur in line for check-out with Richie somehow behind them.
11 11 "Noel Cowards" Rob Schiller David Bickel & Michael J. Weithorn December 14, 1998 (1998-12-14) 113
At Christmas time, Arthur buys Doug and Carrie a very squatty, mini car, which, of course, Doug and Carrie dislike. Richie advises Doug and Carrie to abandon the car in an area where it will most likely be stolen, but they hesitate because it was a gift from Carrie's father.
12 12 "Fixer Upper" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan & David Litt December 21, 1998 (1998-12-21) 111
Carrie arranges a date with a work friend and Spence, but after a saucy piece of advice from Doug, Spence scares the girl off.
13 13 "Best Man" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith January 11, 1999 (1999-01-11) 114

Doug, Carrie, Deacon (Victor Williams) and Kelly (Merrin Dungey) attend a wedding of a man Carrie had sex with once, but Doug did not know until right before the wedding and he does not tell Carrie he knows.

Guest star: Peter Tork (of the Monkees) as the band leader
14 14 "Dog Days" Rob Schiller David Litt January 18, 1999 (1999-01-18) 115
The Heffernans' neighbors the Sackskys (Bryan Cranston and Dee Dee Rescher) have an annoying barking dog. Doug and Carrie complain about it, but Doug feels sorry for the dog when he finds out that all he needs are walks and secretly adopts it. Arthur thinks "Charlie Brown" is based on him.
15 15 "Crappy Birthday" Mark Cendrowski Story by : Kevin James & Gary Valentine & Rock Reuben
Teleplay by : David Bickel
February 1, 1999 (1999-02-01) 112
Doug subscribes for a sports game on television, not realizing it falls on the same night as Carrie's birthday. Luckily for Doug, Carrie is depressed about her new age, so Doug makes up a lie about having plans so he can sound like he remembered. Doug invites Deacon and Kelly, but in bad timing when Deacon's mother comes to visit. During the course of the celebration, several things go wrong such as Doug forgetting a card and having dinner outside in the cold.
16 16 "S'Ain't Valentine's" Rob Schiller Story by : David Bickel
Teleplay by : Nancy Cohen & Michael J. Weithorn
February 8, 1999 (1999-02-08) 118

On Valentine's Day, Arthur attends a party at his senior center and meets a woman Mary (Jerry Stiller's real-life wife Anne Meara) and the two begin a love affair. Carrie is waiting for Doug at restaurant but Doug is stuck at Spence's birthday party, but when Spence arrives, he and his mother (Grace Zabriskie) get into a fight and Doug, Deacon and Richie are stuck at his home with Spence's mother; while waiting for Doug, Carrie meets a "schmuck" at the restaurant and transforms him to be more charming.

Note: This is the only episode in which Grace Zabriskie plays Spence's mother. For subsequent episodes of the series, she was replaced by Anne Meara, who also guest stars in this episode.
17 17 "Court Date" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith February 15, 1999 (1999-02-15) 117
Carrie is asked out on a date by a police officer (Daniel Roebuck) who pulled her over the previous day (she was wearing gloves and therefore the police officer could not see her ring). After getting some advice from Richie, Doug gets Carrie to go on a date with him so he will not testify against her.
18 18 "White Collar" Rob Schiller Story by : Dan E. Fesman & Harry Victor
Teleplay by : Tony Sheehan
February 22, 1999 (1999-02-22) 119
Doug gets promoted after the sudden severe illness of his manager at IPS. Carrie gets excited but Doug hates the job, feeling guilty when Deacon says he wanted the promotion.
19 19 "Rayny Day" Rob Schiller David Bickel March 1, 1999 (1999-03-01) 120
Doug invites Richie over to talk to him about his recent divorce, but in the last minute Doug bails to play golf with sportswriter Ray Barone. Meanwhile, while Doug and Ray are playing golf, Ray's mother Marie (Doris Roberts) keeps Carrie company.
20 20 "Train Wreck" Rob Schiller Story by : Ira Fritz & Neal Howard and Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
Teleplay by : Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
March 15, 1999 (1999-03-15) 121
Doug gets paired together with a new trainee (Julie Benz), whom he's attracted to and is afraid to tell Carrie. As always, Carrie finds out, but she does not care because she thinks of Doug as "nice". Angered by this, Doug tries to get his trainee to harass him.
21 21 "Hungry Man" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan April 5, 1999 (1999-04-05) 116
Carrie's boss invites her and Doug to an elegant party. Doug, who is not able to eat all day, discovers that there is no food served at the party and is desperate enough to eat raw, out of date eggs, mints, and plant food. He ruins the party by retching and almost throwing up during a show. Spence and Arthur plan a business idea, but are worried about what will happen once the patent runs out and knock-offs are produced.
22 22 "Time Share" Rob Schiller Story by : Nancy Cohen
Teleplay by : Cathy Yuspa, Josh Goldsmith & David Bickel
April 26, 1999 (1999-04-26) 123
Tim and Dorothy Sacksky give their beach house to Doug and Carrie because they are getting divorced. Dorothy is too upset to hand over the key. Therefore Carrie gets Richie to hit on her so she will feel better, but he ends up making her a one-night stand and Dorothy is now more upset than before.
23 23 "Where's Poppa" Rob Schiller Kevin James & Rock Reuben & Gary Valentine May 3, 1999 (1999-05-03) 122
Doug and Carrie get Arthur out of the house so they will have more time together.
24 24 "Art House" Rob Schiller David Litt May 10, 1999 (1999-05-10) 125
After Arthur almost gets Doug fired, Doug blows up on him. Feeling unwanted, Arthur moves out only to come back again.
25 25 "Maybe Baby" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn May 17, 1999 (1999-05-17) 124
After dinner with the Palmers watching Doug play with Kirby, the Palmers announce that Kelly's pregnant with a soon-to-be Major, leaving the Heffernans with dreams of having their own baby.

Season 2: 1999–2000[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
26 1 "Queasy Rider" Rob Schiller David Litt September 20, 1999 (1999-09-20) 201
Doug's recent purchase of a motorcycle angers Carrie, but soon after, Doug secretly gets tired of it. Arthur gets a job at pretzel shop.
27 2 "Female Problems" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith September 27, 1999 (1999-09-27) 202
After Carrie's constant togetherness with Doug, Doug finds a friend for Carrie. Soon Doug regrets his actions after Carrie and her new friend are always together leaving Doug jealous and alone.
28 3 "Assaulted Nuts" Rob Schiller David Bickel October 4, 1999 (1999-10-04) 203
Doug accidentally staples himself with a staple gun in a "private" place while fooling around at work. Rather than go to the hospital, he must struggle through a loan interview for Carrie.
29 4 "Parent Trapped" Rob Schiller David Bickel October 11, 1999 (1999-10-11) 204
Deacon and Kelly ask Doug and Carrie if they want to be their children's Godparents, overcome with the compliment, Doug instantly says yes, but Carrie is not completely on board.
30 5 "Tube Stakes" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick October 18, 1999 (1999-10-18) 207
Carrie leaves the garage door open at night. The following morning, Doug enters the garage to find that his television has been stolen. In an effort to make up, she buys Doug a new TV.
31 6 "Doug Out" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith October 25, 1999 (1999-10-25) 206
Arthur accidentally hears Doug call him a "Demented Old Circus Monkey" so Doug tries to make it up to him by taking him to a New York Mets game.
32 7 "Get Away" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan November 1, 1999 (1999-11-01) 208
When Doug and Carrie go on vacation to celebrate their anniversary, they decide to take Deacon and Kelly, which ends up being a big mistake.
33 8 "Dire Strayts" Rob Schiller Story by : Kevin James
Teleplay by : Rock Reuben & Gary Valentine
November 8, 1999 (1999-11-08) 205
Doug gets stuck half way in the attic during a visit from Ray and Debra Barone (Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton).
34 9 "I, Candy" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith November 15, 1999 (1999-11-15) 210
Doug gets a big head after a waitress flirts with him.
35 10 "Roamin' Holiday" Rob Schiller David Bickel & Ben Wexler November 22, 1999 (1999-11-22) 209
Carrie invites a friend and her husband to stay over for the Thanksgiving weekend, meaning Doug would probably have to entertain her husband. Doug however finds him dull, so after Spencer and his mother get into a fight, Doug takes advantage and convinces Spence to ask to stay over at the Heffernans.
36 11 "Sparing Carrie" Rob Schiller Story by : Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
Teleplay by : David Bickel
November 29, 1999 (1999-11-29) 211
Doug's bowling team bowls just for fun and is financially supported by the local ale house, but now they threaten to no longer support them if they continue to be on a constant losing streak. Doug soon realizes Carrie is the problem so he removes her from the team making for an awkward household.
37 12 "Net Prophets" Rob Schiller David Litt December 13, 1999 (1999-12-13) 212
During Christmas time, Doug receives his Christmas bonus and Carrie eventually talks Doug into investing it in to net stocks.
38 13 "Party Favor" Rob Schiller Story by : Rock Reuben
Teleplay by : Kevin James & Gary Valentine
January 10, 2000 (2000-01-10) 215
Doug's cousin Danny (Gary Valentine) has no best man for his marriage, so Doug reluctantly fills in and also arranges a bachelor party. Unfortunately Danny does not seem to have many friends who want to come.
39 14 "Block Buster" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan January 17, 2000 (2000-01-17) 213
It's Doug's high school football reunion and he boasts about his famous block. But everyone besides him remembers his now handicapped ex-team mate (Pat Finn) making the block. Doug tries to find proof on some old tapes.
40 15 "Frozen Pop" Rob Schiller Ben Wexler January 24, 2000 (2000-01-24) 214
Arthur moves upstairs because his cellar gets too cold in winter. Doug does not like it and waits for warmer weather, but Arthur does not seem to want to move back.
41 16 "Fair Game" Rob Schiller Mark Sedaka February 7, 2000 (2000-02-07) 216
Doug is appalled when he finds out Carrie frequently cheats at board games. She tries to get better but maybe the reason behind her behavior needs to be found first.
42 17 "Meet By-Product" Rob Schiller David Litt February 14, 2000 (2000-02-14) 218
Back in the 1980s, Richie invites Carrie and a friend of hers over to his and Doug's apartment. While Richie hits it off with the friend, Doug and Carrie have a tough time.
43 18 "The Shmenkmans" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith February 21, 2000 (2000-02-21) 217
Doug and Carries are happy with their new friends. But then the Shmenkmans meet Deacon and Kelly and it turns out the two couples have a lot in common.
44 19 "Surprise Artie" Rob Schiller David Bickel February 28, 2000 (2000-02-28) 220
Doug takes Arthur out for lunch, so Carrie can arrange a surprise birthday party. Doug runs into some problems with Arthur at the buffet, meanwhile the waiting guests back home are starting to fight.
45 20 "Wild Cards" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan March 6, 2000 (2000-03-06) 219
After promising to go to the theatre with Carrie, Doug and Deacon take a trip to Atlantic City.
46 21 "Big Dougie" Rob Schiller Story by : Ben Wexler
Teleplay by : Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
April 17, 2000 (2000-04-17) 221
Doug decides to become a "big brother" and agrees to participate in a 10 kilometer race supporting heart disease.
47 22 "Soft Touch" Rob Schiller David Litt & Tony Sheehan May 1, 2000 (2000-05-01) 222
Doug gets tricked by Tim Sacksky (Bryan Cranston) into falling for a pyramid scheme, disguised as a way to make large amounts of money selling water filters.
48 23 "Restaurant Row" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick May 8, 2000 (2000-05-08) 223
Carrie gets angry at a waiter and the manager at a recently found favorite restaurant of Doug's. So Carrie bans him from ever going there again.
49 24 "Flower Power" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15) 224
Carrie is jealous when someone from her work gets flowers and takes it out on Doug.
50 25 "Whine Country" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith May 22, 2000 (2000-05-22) 225
Doug and Carrie both have very specific ideas on how to spend their vacation together. Doug wants to rent an RV, while Carrie prefers a visit to Paris. They flip a coin, and Doug wins. In order to make Doug reconsider his idea, Carrie invites her father on the cross-country trip. She assumes that Doug would not want to spend his vacation in a confined space with the old man. However, to spite her, Doug not only agrees to take Arthur along, but invites Spence as well.

Season 3: 2000–01[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
51 1 "Do Rico" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) 301
Carrie is turned on by Doug's imitation of his new Hispanic co-worker, Rico. He later becomes jealous of Rico when he realizes that Carrie seems more responsive to him when he imitates Rico. Arthur tries to chronicle his own life story.
52 2 "Roast Chicken" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan October 9, 2000 (2000-10-09) 302
Carrie has Doug sign a congratulatory card for his boss' twenty years at the company. When he opens the card he is grateful for it, and decides he wants Doug to participate in the banquet roast and Doug blames Carrie for this fiasco. He does rise to the occasion, however, and even manages to get some good laughs out of the audience. That is, until he starts to tell some jokes that hit a little too close to home.
53 3 "Fatty McButterpants" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith October 16, 2000 (2000-10-16) 303
Doug is offended that Carrie wants him to lose weight, so he vows to lose thirty pounds. In the process, Doug gives Carrie a remark that she wears too much make up to settle the score.
54 4 "Class Struggle" Jeff Melman David Litt & Ilana Wernick October 23, 2000 (2000-10-23) 304
Carrie decides to return to college, with very little time to get things done.
55 5 "Strike One" Rob Schiller David Litt October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30) 305
Doug's car breaks down, so he goes out and buys a new Jeep Grand Cherokee, just as his union goes on strike against IPS.
56 6 "Strike Too" Leonard R. Garner Jr. David Bickel November 6, 2000 (2000-11-06) 306
Second week of the IPS strike; Doug gets a job as a substitute teacher.
57 7 "Strike Out" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Nick Bakay November 13, 2000 (2000-11-13) 307
The IPS strike is in its third week, and both Doug and Deacon are spending the majority of their days doing very little outside of sleeping all day. Carrie and Kelly decide to make a play date with Doug, Deacon and Arthur, but the plan backfires when they turn into a trio of merry pranksters.
58 8 "Dark Meet" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben November 20, 2000 (2000-11-20) 308
After a great Thanksgiving, Doug and Carrie try to recall their first Thanksgiving together and who said, "I Love You" first. They consult Arthur, who quickly recalls some other Thanksgivings and finally recalls 1993 when he was having a fight with his new wife, Lily (Florence Henderson), as Doug was coming over to meet the family.
59 9 "Twisted Sitters" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick November 27, 2000 (2000-11-27) 309
Doug and Carrie watch Deacon and Kelly's kids while they are out of town. When one of the kids sees them making love in the Palmers' bedroom, they must keep him from telling his parents.
60 10 "Work Related" Rob Schiller David Bickel December 4, 2000 (2000-12-04) 310
Arthur begins to work at Carrie's law firm. Doug and Deacon compete for the best practical joke.
61 11 "Better Camera" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith December 11, 2000 (2000-12-11) 311
Doug and Deacon go shopping together for their wives' Christmas presents. They each buy cameras, however Deacon chooses one that is less expensive than the one Doug got because Kelly, Deacon's wife, often loses her cameras. When Carrie correctly guesses what Doug got for her, she convinces him to give her the camera early so that she can take photos at her office's Christmas party. Unfortunately, one of the new partners at Carrie's law firm gives everyone nicer cameras for Christmas. Meanwhile, Arthur sees an opportunity to have his script made into a movie when Lou Ferrigno moves next door.
62 12 "Wedding Presence" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith January 8, 2001 (2001-01-08) 312
Instead of driving out of state for their friends' wedding, Carrie and Doug decide to stay home and later tell the couple that they were there, but did not see them. They soon began to feel guilty and go to the wedding anyway, arriving just as the couple are leaving. Meanwhile, Arthur gets Spencer to participate in his scheme to get half-off shoes.
63 13 "Hi-Def Jam" Rob Schiller David Bickel & Ilana Wernick January 29, 2001 (2001-01-29) 313
In order to watch the upcoming Super Bowl on a high-definition television, Doug hatches a plan to have his sister Stephanie (Ricki Lake) date Carrie's wealthy boss (Alex Skuby).
64 14 "Paint Misbehavin'" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan February 5, 2001 (2001-02-05) 314
After Carrie tells Doug that it's okay for him to find other women attractive, he asks her to tell him which men she finds attractive. Among others, she says she finds Deacon good looking, which causes Doug to become jealous. Doug complains about it to Deacon, who brags about it to his wife, Kelly. Deacon's paintball birthday party turns into a jealous war.
65 15 "Deacon Blues" Rob Schiller David Litt & Tony Sheehan February 12, 2001 (2001-02-12) 315
Doug is surprised to find his married best friend, Deacon, out with another woman. Meanwhile, Carrie questions her relationship with Doug because of their different views on cheating.
66 16 "Horizontal Hold" James Widdoes David Bickel & Ilana Wernick February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19) 316
After Deacon and Kelly's separation, Carrie begins to wonder about her own marriage. She and Doug agree to put their sex lives on hold for a few weeks because Carrie feels that they should resolve arguments verbally, not always physically. Meanwhile, Arthur dates a woman who claims she was once Frank Sinatra's girlfriend.
67 17 "Inner Tube" Rob Schiller Kevin James & Rock Reuben February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26) 317
When Doug lies to Carrie so he can play mud football, he gets sick and starts feeling guilty. He then has dreams about it based on television shows such as The Honeymooners, Wheel of Fortune, The Young and the Restless and television film Brian's Song.
68 18 "Papa Pill" Rob Schiller Nick Bakay March 19, 2001 (2001-03-19) 318
When Doug volunteers to be Arthur's caretaker, he finds it a much more demanding task than he had anticipated.
69 19 "Package Deal" Rob Schiller Mark Sedaka April 9, 2001 (2001-04-09) 319
Doug considers getting a new job at FedEx after Mitch (Craig Anton) a FedEx supervisor (who previously worked at IPS) made it sound like a better career choice. Carrie gets addicted to tanning cream after helping her neighbor, Lou Ferrigno, introduces her to it.
70 20 "Separation Anxiety" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16) 320
During the Palmer's separation, Doug and Carrie go to the movies with Kelly while Deacon takes the kids. While there, Carrie runs into Bill (Joseph C. Phillips) a co-worker who seems interested in Kelly. The two end up going on a date, and when Deacon finds out he is ready to patch things up with her.
71 21 "Departure Time" Rob Schiller Nick Bakay April 30, 2001 (2001-04-30) 325
Doug, Carrie and Arthur head out to the airport to visit with Doug's parents (Jenny O'Hara and Dakin Matthews) while they have a short layover at Kennedy Airport on their way to Montreal. While there, his parents ask him to sign their living will, making him the one responsible for pulling the plug. When his sister Stephanie gets wind of this, she is offended that she wasn't the one asked to be responsible.
72 22 "Swim Neighbors" Henry Chan David Bickel & Ilana Wernick May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07) 321
A hurricane destroys the backyards of the Hefferenans and the Sackskys (Bryan Cranston and Dee Dee Rescher). When Carrie rejects their idea of a combined backyard, they retaliate by installing an above ground pool.
73 23 "S'no Job" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben & Tony Sheehan May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14) 322
Doug's Uncle Stu (Gavin MacLeod) asks him to get his son, Danny, a job at IPS. Doug does not want him working there but he does not want to look bad to the family so he instructs his boss Mr. O'Boyle (Sam McMurray) to interview him but not hire him. Meanwhile, Arthur fills out audience comment cards on a new movie.
74 24 "Pregnant Pause (Part 1)" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn & David Litt May 21, 2001 (2001-05-21) 323
Carrie discovers that she's pregnant, and she's panicked that the timing is wrong. Meanwhile, Deacon and Kelly begin to reconcile, Spence is left out in the cold, and Arthur insists that Doug build him his own bathroom in the basement.
75 25 "Pregnant Pause (Part 2)" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn & David Litt May 28, 2001 (2001-05-28) 324

Doug gets a night job working as limo driver and tells Arthur that because the contractor they were using is now too expensive with Carrie being pregnant, he would finish the downstairs bathroom himself. However, the responsibility of working so much combined with Arthur bothering him to do the bathroom proves too much, and Doug finally collapses at one of Carrie's appointments. In the end, she loses the baby.

Note: This episode marks the first appearance of Nicole Sullivan, whose character is a baby store employee named Marilyn who tries to help Carrie. Sullivan was added to the cast as a new character the next season, and was elevated to main star in the three seasons after that.

Season 4: 2001–02[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
76 1 "Walk, Man" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn September 24, 2001 (2001-09-24) 401
In an effort to spend more time with Carrie, Doug hires Holly (Nicole Sullivan) a dog walker to walk Arthur. The plan backfires however when Carrie starts spending more time on her own endeavors rather than with Doug.
77 2 "Sight Gag" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith October 1, 2001 (2001-10-01) 402
Doug surprises Carrie with laser eye surgery for her birthday. In an effort to save money, he chooses a cheaper doctor which results in a very worried couple when her sight does not return properly.
78 3 "Mean Streak" James Widdoes Michael J. Weithorn October 8, 2001 (2001-10-08) 403
Doug is on course to break the record for the number of days without an "incident" - no complaints and no broken packages. The older members of the IPS depot aren't too happy that Doug is going to break the record held by their friend.
79 4 "Friender Bender" Rob Schiller David Bickel October 15, 2001 (2001-10-15) 404
Following Kelly and Carrie to dinner, Doug, with passenger Deacon, accidentally hits Kelly's car while sneaking a peek at a strip club.
80 5 "No Retreat" Rob Schiller Kevin James & Rock Reuben October 22, 2001 (2001-10-22) 405
Carrie brings Doug to her company retreat for the weekend. Carrie tries to get Doug to look like a successful person, but he puts on a bad show. Doug tells Carrie that he will try to work harder to her get a promotion. He even tells one of the senior partners that he climbed Mt. Everest.
81 6 "Ticker Treat" James Widdoes David Bickel October 29, 2001 (2001-10-29) 406
Arthur has a heart attack after being frightened on Halloween.
82 7 "Lyin' Hearted" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick November 5, 2001 (2001-11-05) 407
While Arthur is in the hospital, Carrie starts doubting that she still loves her father. After looking in his room and finding a letter sent by Florida State University accepting her onto a course. It is revealed that Arthur hid this for his own selfish reasons.
83 8 "Life Sentence" Rob Schiller Chris Parrish November 12, 2001 (2001-11-12) 408
Doug and Carrie decide to install a hidden camera in the basement to monitor Arthur.
84 9 "Veiled Threat" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19) 409
In this episode is set before Doug and Carrie's marriage, Carrie is very nervous to be married to Doug. She can not stop vomiting. When the two meet with the priest, he remembers that Doug and Carrie met at camp as kids. When Doug tells his family, his cousin Danny says that it wasn't Doug that Carrie fell on, but it was him. Doug was at "fat" camp that year. In the meantime, Arthur can not pay for the wedding and lets Doug's parents pay. He spends way too much money. Doug can not get the courage to tell Carrie the truth about the story. This story is the only thing that makes her feel comfortable. He ended up telling her right before they got married causing Carrie to throw up.
85 10 "Oxy Moron" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan November 26, 2001 (2001-11-26) 410
When Doug and Carrie's plane makes a rough landing, Doug takes the oxygen mask all for himself. However, their plane was on the ground. Carrie is upset that Doug would not help her if she was in danger. Now Doug is trying his hardest to think of a time when he helped Carrie. Meanwhile, Spence moves in with Doug's cousin Danny.
86 11 "Depo Man" Rob Schiller Chris Downey & Ilana Wernick December 10, 2001 (2001-12-10) 411
Carrie's boss requests her to get Doug to be an expert witness in a court case, however, Carrie feels unsure on how he will do. Spencer and Danny have a house warming party because they just moved in together. Danny meets Holly and he wants to ask her out, but Spencer says he cannot.
87 12 "Ovary Action" Rob Schiller Richard J. Feinstein December 17, 2001 (2001-12-17) 412
Doug and Carrie want to conceive, but receive another negative pregnancy result. When it is revealed that Carrie only has one working ovary, they find they must get started soon however their efforts are hindered when Doug's parents visit.
88 13 "Food Fight" Rob Schiller Chris Downey January 7, 2002 (2002-01-07) 413
Carrie grows jealous when Spence's girlfriend recruits Doug to test her culinary work. Arthur's lack of classical movie knowledge shocks Carrie.
89 14 "Double Downer" Rob Schiller Jeff Stein January 14, 2002 (2002-01-14) 414
Deacon asks Doug to come along to Atlantic City for a weekend. Carrie wants to go salsa dancing with Doug but concurs and they go to Atlantic City. However, Deacon has sent a message that he will not be coming. Doug's boss on the other hand, did come to Atlantic City and Doug and Carrie do not seem to get rid of him. However, Deacon comes at the very last second with bad news saying that his wife, Kelly left him.
90 15 "Dougie Nights" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith February 4, 2002 (2002-02-04) 415
Carrie persuades Doug to take Deacon to a nightclub to cheer him up, but it's Doug who really gets into the scene.
91 16 "No Orleans" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick February 25, 2002 (2002-02-25) 416
Doug and Carrie sneak off to New Orleans without Doug's cousins after reneging on a deal to travel with them. The trip soon turns into a struggle to stop the family members knowing.
92 17 "Missing Links" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn March 4, 2002 (2002-03-04) 417
Carrie's work has an annual golf trip, but Doug and Carrie used to always take Deacon and Kelly. Now that Deacon and Kelly have split up, Doug and Carrie have to try to find another couple to invite to the golf trip. But Deacon later meets Leslie (Angelle Brooks) and now he can go on the trip and brings Leslie along too. Carrie meets his Leslie and has a hard time clicking with her but Leslie clicks with Doug. Holly agrees to watch Deacon's kids as Deacon goes to the annual golf trip, but she has to bring a reluctant Arthur along.
93 18 "Hero Worship" James Widdoes David Bickel & Chris Downey March 18, 2002 (2002-03-18) 418
Uncle Stu (Gavin MacLeod) is willing to pay for Doug's dream, his own sandwich shop. Carrie does not think this is a good idea but is afraid to tell Doug.
94 19 "Screwed Driver" James Widdoes Rock Reuben March 25, 2002 (2002-03-25) 419
Carrie goes on a business trip to Chicago when Doug's parents decide to come for a week trip. When Doug is at work his boss tells him and his fellow IPS drivers that they are going to have to take a test on the job. Doug is worried about the test and not knowing how to take care of his parents. But Doug's mother makes it easier by taking care of the household and Doug. Doug begins to feel young like a teenager again.
95 20 "Lush Life" James Widdoes Tony Sheehan April 8, 2002 (2002-04-08) 420
Carrie starts joining a colleague for after-work cocktails and Doug realizes she's less abrasive when she returns home. When Carrie has a row with her co-worker, Doug and Arthur conspire to keep her a little tipsy—until neighbor Lou spills the beans and she's even angrier than ever.
96 21 "Bun Dummy" Rob Schiller Chris Downey & Tony Sheehan April 29, 2002 (2002-04-29) 421
Doug and Spencer have a high school reunion, but Spencer does not want to go because he had a relationship that ended really badly. Doug is looking forward to it until Carrie starts wearing a new hairstyle, which is a tight bun that looks like a librarian's hair. So now Doug is afraid that she will wear her hair like that to his reunion.
97 22 "Patrons Ain't" James Widdoes Ilana Wernick May 6, 2002 (2002-05-06) 422
Doug and Carrie donate enough money to Kirby's school library to become patrons of it. However, on the plaque, they are only listed as friends. Doug does not want to make a big deal that they are only listed as friends but Carrie thinks it is a big deal, such a big deal that once the school board finds out about the mistake, they release the dear sweet woman who handled the money that was donated. Marla Gibbs guest stars as Nana Louise
98 23 "Eddie Money" Rob Schiller Story by : Kevin James
Teleplay by : Rock Reuben & Mike Soccio
May 13, 2002 (2002-05-13) 423
Doug takes a one hundred dollars from his and Carrie's savings stash to bet on boxing. When he and Deacon win $5,000 he must hide the winnings from Carrie, so they set out to blow the entire amount in one day. That includes having singer Eddie Money give them a private concert.
99 24 "Two Thirty" Rob Schiller David Bickel May 20, 2002 (2002-05-20) 425
Doug suspects that his dentist Dr. Farber (Tim Matheson) is purposely hurting him during his visits because the dentist once had a thing for Carrie. Also, Arthur volunteers to teach Deacon's son to play the piano, despite the fact that he does not know anything about the instrument.
100 25 "Shrink Wrap" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn May 20, 2002 (2002-05-20) 424
Carrie's and Arthur's constant fighting is starting to frustrate Doug, so Arthur is taken to a therapist (William Hurt) to discuss why he has to yell and act up all the time. Arthur's problems stem from his childhood, by neglected by his father (Ben Stiller). After Arthur is cured, Doug and Carrie realize Arthur wasn’t the only one with issues, so they take turns dealing with problems of their own.

Season 5: 2002–03[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
101 1 "Arthur, Spooner" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan September 23, 2002 (2002-09-23) 501
Doug gets Arthur to accompany him in his bed because he cannot sleep without Carrie.
102 2 "Window Pain" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick September 30, 2002 (2002-09-30) 502
After their neighbors hear Doug & Carrie in a big fight, Carrie tries to convince the neighbors, Mike (Michael Lowry) and Debi (Marcia Cross) that they are better than that; Arthur gets Spence to let him ride the subway for free.
103 3 "Holy Mackerel" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick October 7, 2002 (2002-10-07) 503
After Carrie receives a bonus after a prayer in church, Carrie starts praying for many things (mostly petty). Doug is disgusted but soon "sees the light" and joins in on Carrie's "prayer spree". Meanwhile, Arthur hosts an open house on the Heffernan House in an attempt to trade-in to a better home with a better room for him to live in, dragging Holly (Nicole Sullivan) in the process.
104 4 "Kirbed Enthusiasm" Rob Schiller Kevin James & Rock Reuben October 14, 2002 (2002-10-14) 504
Deacon complains to Doug about how much Kirby hates football, so he gets Doug to play football again to encourage him.
105 5 "Mammary Lane" Rob Schiller David Bickel & Michael J. Weithorn October 21, 2002 (2002-10-21) 505
Carrie recently accepts a job given out by her boss, babysitting for his child. Even though his child is already about 4 years old, he constantly keeps grabbing her breasts; After seeing Denise (Rachel Dratch) an unattractive woman working at the bowling alley, Doug throws her a "mercy flirt" but the woman mistakes it for sexual harassment.
106 6 "Business Affairs" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith October 28, 2002 (2002-10-28) 506
Doug gets jealous because someone calls Carrie's new work friend, Kurt her "work husband" even though Kurt is gay.
107 7 "Flame Resistant" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben November 4, 2002 (2002-11-04) 507
After Doug bumps into his old girlfriend Margy (Lola Glaudini), she and Doug's mom (Jenny O'Hara) spend lots of time together making Carrie jealous. After Doug recalls a song he wrote for his old girlfriend about 15 years previous, Margy insists he did not finish it, but Doug tries to prove her wrong.
108 8 "Flash Photography" Henry Chan David Bickel November 11, 2002 (2002-11-11) 508
At a wedding, Doug is bored and Deacon recalls a story of his own wedding where someone took a photo of their behind. Doug gets inspired and takes a disposable camera into the restroom and tries to copy the story only this time it's his "be-front"!
109 9 "Connect Four" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick November 18, 2002 (2002-11-18) 509
After Carrie receives some tickets to four Knicks games from her boss, she tries to find a couple to go with her and Doug. Carrie finds a couple but Doug does not like her husband and Doug finds a couple but Carrie does not like the wife, leaving Carrie to come up with the idea of a "Franken-couple".
110 10 "Loaner Car" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith November 25, 2002 (2002-11-25) 510
Doug enjoys the single life after he lends Carrie out to Deacon during Thanksgiving to help him out.
111 11 "Mentalo Case" John Fortenberry David Bickel December 16, 2002 (2002-12-16) 511
At Christmas time, Doug remembers a toy he had as a child so he tries to buy one on eBay but Carrie prevents him because he wanted to pay $180. Doug later goes to a toy convention with Spence to try to track one down. After a sequence of events, Doug thinks Deacon bought him the toy. Carrie thinks Holly bought her a leather jacket, because Arthur gets Holly to disclose Carrie's gift to him.
112 12 "Jung Frankenstein" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn January 6, 2003 (2003-01-06) 512
After a successful visit to a therapist (Dave Foley) about Doug's over-eating, Carrie gets the therapist to work on other problems Doug has without Doug knowing.
113 13 "Attention Deficit" Rob Schiller Chris Downey January 20, 2003 (2003-01-20) 513
Carrie gets mad at Doug for not asking about her job evaluation and at that the fact that he never thinks of her because he is too busy planning his Super Bowl party.
114 14 "Prints Charming" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith February 3, 2003 (2003-02-03) 514
Doug and Carrie pick up some of their photos, but soon they find out, it's not their photos, but photos of another couple, Carrie gets upset after realizing this couple is much more exciting and active then they are. Later, Carrie begins to make Doug join her in different activities. Meanwhile, Arthur gets a cellphone.
115 15 "Animal Attraction" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben February 10, 2003 (2003-02-10) 515
On Valentine's Day, Carrie has to cancel dinner with Doug because he and Deacon have to deliver two penguins to Albany. Holly is recently dumped so Carrie takes her out to a nightclub in hopes of cheering her up. Arthur and Spence spend their Valentine's Day at Arthur's senior center.
116 16 "Golden Moldy" James Widdoes Tony Sheehan February 17, 2003 (2003-02-17) 516
While on vacation, Arthur calls Doug to tell him he discovered that the house is mold-damaged and the repair bill is $7,000.
117 17 "S'Poor House" James Widdoes Michael J. Weithorn February 24, 2003 (2003-02-24) 517
Doug and Carrie find out they have $12,000 worth in mold damage in their house (more than the original estimate) so Doug asks his dad (Dakin Matthews) for the money. Before handing over the money, he looks through receipts, and soon discovers that Carrie has spent large amounts on clothes.
118 18 "Steve Moscow" Rob Schiller Chris Downey March 10, 2003 (2003-03-10) 518
Doug and Carrie hire Steve (Charles Rocket) and his group of Russian mold employees to repair their damage, but it takes much longer and costs more than they expected.
119 19 "Cowardly Lyin'" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick March 31, 2003 (2003-03-31) 519
Doug wants to avoid going to an opera planned by Carrie, so he lies and says he was working late. After Carrie finds out about his lie, Doug admits that he lies because he is scared of her.
120 20 "Driving Reign" James Widdoes Rock Reuben & Mike Soccio April 14, 2003 (2003-04-14) 520
After Danny gets a job working at IPS with Doug, he is able to do Doug's route faster than Doug can. Holly makes the mistake of giving Arthur a mini-trophy that says "World's Best Grandfather", because Arthur would rather be more like a father to her.
121 21 "Clothes Encounter" James Widdoes Chris Downey April 21, 2003 (2003-04-21) 521
Carrie discovers a "loop hole" in the system, where she has up to 30 days to return items she purchases. Soon, it gets out of hand and she fills up her entire office with a temporary wardrobe.
122 22 "Queens'bro Bridge" James Widdoes David Bickel April 28, 2003 (2003-04-28) 522
Doug finds out that Arthur owns inherited property where there is a house built, but there's just one problem, it's co-owned by his hated half-brother, Skitch (Shelley Berman). Doug attempts to reunite the brothers in an attempt to have Arthur move out.
123 23 "Dog Shelter" Rob Schiller David Bickel & Ilana Wernick May 5, 2003 (2003-05-05) 523
After a visit at his parents' house, Doug finds out that his dog has died and been replaced 3 times. Plus, Doug is informed by his parents that he was born in Montreal, Quebec.
124 24 "Taste Buds" Rob Schiller Story by : Trevor Dellecave
Teleplay by : Tony Sheehan
May 12, 2003 (2003-05-12) 524
Doug tricks Arthur into asking Carrie for things that Doug actually likes because Carrie is more apt to listening to Arthur.
125 25 "Bed Spread" Rob Schiller Owen Ellickson May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19) 525
After their bed gets destroyed, Doug and Carrie sleep in separate beds and enjoy their time apart. Meanwhile, Arthur gets hooked on eavesdropping on their neighbor Lou Ferrigno's gossips on the neighborhood with his newly-discovered window on the basement.

Season 6: 2003–04[edit]

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"Doug Less" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick October 1, 2003 (2003-10-01) 601
Doug takes Carrie on a trip to a lakeside hotel in celebration of his recent weight loss, only later to find it wasn't Carrie that he took previously. Doug and Carrie end up lost in the woodland and go their separate ways, only to reunite at the end.
128 3 "King Pong" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan October 8, 2003 (2003-10-08) 603
Doug becomes crazed with winning when Arthur buys a ping pong table.
129 4 "Dreading Vows" Rob Schiller David Bickel October 15, 2003 (2003-10-15) 604
Doug and Carrie go through hell to prepare their vow-renewal ceremony.
130 5 "Nocturnal Omission" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn October 22, 2003 (2003-10-22) 605
Doug finds out Deacon is moving on with a new girl at the same time Kelly is ready to reconcile.
131 6 "Affidavit Justice" Rob Schiller Kevin James & Rock Reuben October 29, 2003 (2003-10-29) 606
Doug pretends to work at Carrie's law firm to play on the company's softball team.
132 7 "Secret Garden" Ken Whittingham Chris Downey November 12, 2003 (2003-11-12) 607
Danny becomes the landscaper for Carrie's new gynaecologist Dr. Crawford (Judge Reinhold), which turns out to be trouble when his bill is larger than his estimate.
133 8 "Eggsit Strategy" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith November 19, 2003 (2003-11-19) 608
Carrie fears she may lose her job after hearing that the company is intent on firing the "dead wood".
134 9 "Thanks, Man" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn November 26, 2003 (2003-11-26) 609
A stranger wearing an eye patch (Nick Offerman) waiting outside makes for a tense Thanksgiving dinner with friends at the Heffernan House.
135 10 "American Idle" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith December 3, 2003 (2003-12-03) 610
After applying for many jobs and constantly being rejected, Carrie decides to stop searching and intends to complete other things in her life. Shortly after however, she becomes lazy, depressed and spends all her time at home.
136 11 "Santa Claustrophobia" Rob Schiller Owen Ellickson December 17, 2003 (2003-12-17) 611
Carrie gets a temp job at IPS and Doug feels she's around him all the time. Meanwhile, Arthur wants a family Christmas photo and will have anybody in it with him.
137 12 "Dougie Houser" Rob Schiller David Bickel January 7, 2004 (2004-01-07) 612
Doug and Carrie look back on how they got their house.
138 13 "Frigid Heirs" Rob Schiller Jenna Bruce January 14, 2004 (2004-01-14) 613
Doug and Carrie scam Arthur out of his Bingo winnings.
139 14 "Switch Sitters" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan February 11, 2004 (2004-02-11) 614
Doug and Carrie get Deacon and Kelly to babysit Arthur in exchange for their babysitting Kirby and Major.
140 15 "Cheap Saks" Rob Schiller Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith February 11, 2004 (2004-02-11) 615
Carrie befriends an ex-girlfriend (Janeane Garofalo) that Doug treated poorly. Soon Carrie gets tired of her and uses her to get a discount at Saks.
141 16 "Damned Yanky" Rob Schiller Chris Downey February 18, 2004 (2004-02-18) 616
Carrie learns that Doug has fantasies about other women and a makes a specific list of the women that she approves of for him to dream about.
142 17 "Multiple Plots" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben February 25, 2004 (2004-02-25) 617
In a trio plot: Arthur tries to sell his extra funeral plot. Carrie takes up dog walking to earn some extra money. Doug makes an interesting new friend on his new route.
143 18 "Trash Talker" Rob Schiller David Bickel March 3, 2004 (2004-03-03) 618
Doug's old grade school bully (Jon Favreau) becomes friends with Deacon. Doug cannot seem to let go of the past and continues his hatred for him, because he accused Doug of licking a trash can. Carrie backs her husband up until she realizes the man is a district attorney who might have a position for Carrie at his office.
144 19 "Precedent Nixin'" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick March 17, 2004 (2004-03-17) 619
Doug and Carrie convince Deacon and Kelly to go with them to Doug's parents' home in Florida for vacation.
145 20 "Foe: Pa" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn March 24, 2004 (2004-03-24) 620
When Arthur nearly costs Carrie a new job, he vows to set things right.
146 21 "Tank Heaven" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben April 7, 2004 (2004-04-07) 621
Doug deliberately scares away all of Carrie's friends from work. Spence learns that women have a soft spot for guys who take care of the elderly and starts spending time with Arthur.
147 22 "Alter Ego" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan May 5, 2004 (2004-05-05) 622
Doug, Spence, Deacon and Danny drive to Memphis so Spence can stop Denise's (Rachel Dratch) wedding. Arthur fills in for a senior-center employee.
148 23 "Icky Shuffle" Rob Schiller Chris Downey May 12, 2004 (2004-05-12) 623
Doug helps Arthur compete in the seniors shuffleboard competition against a rival (William Daniels). Holly cooks for Carrie while she is sick and Carrie milks it for all it is worth.
149 24 "Awful Bigamy" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick May 19, 2004 (2004-05-19) 624
Holly moves in with Doug and Carrie when she is evicted. Doug takes advantage of her by making her his "downstairs wife" for food and Carrie being his "upstairs wife" for sex.

Season 7: 2004–05[edit]

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150 1 "Lost Vegas" Rob Schiller Tom Hertz October 27, 2004 (2004-10-27) 703
Doug takes Carrie to a spa in hopes that he will earn enough "wife credit" for Carrie to allow him to go to Las Vegas with his friends.
151 2 "Dugan Groupie" Rob Schiller Tony Sheehan November 3, 2004 (2004-11-03) 701
Doug feels lonely when Carrie enjoys her job after a recent promotion.
152 3 "Furious Gorge" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick November 10, 2004 (2004-11-10) 702
Doug learns his over-eating is caused by Carrie's anger.
153 4 "Entertainment Weakly" Rob Schiller Mike Soccio November 24, 2004 (2004-11-24) 704
Doug gets outrageously jealous when a new driver is the center of attention doing comedy bits of celebrity impressions, so he sends him to the wrong route. However, the driver gets brutally injured by a gang and Doug feels bad.
154 5 "Name Dropper" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben December 1, 2004 (2004-12-01) 705
Doug forgets the name of one of Carrie's work friends so he fakes a heart attack to get out of the situation.
155 6 "Offtrack... Bedding" Rob Schiller Nick Bakay December 8, 2004 (2004-12-08) 706
Doug becomes worried when his neglected mom starts spending time with Arthur while his dad attends a model-train convention.
156 7 "Silent Mite" Andy Cadiff Ilana Wernick December 15, 2004 (2004-12-15) 707
Doug gets jealous when Carrie is hit on by a little person in the store. Later, Doug figures out the little person had stolen his wallet, but Carrie does not believe him because she thinks he just has it in for him because he was hitting on her.
157 8 "Awed Couple" Rob Schiller David Bickel January 5, 2005 (2005-01-05) 708
Doug and Carrie go to great lengths to find a new couple to hang out with after Deacon and Kelly start spending time with another family.
158 9 "Cologne Ranger" Andrew D. Weyman Rock Reuben January 12, 2005 (2005-01-12) 709
Doug buys a new cologne that sees him getting a lot of attention from other women, but Carrie does not like it and asks him to bring it back to the store. However Doug continues to secretly wear it.
159 10 "Domestic Disturbance" Ken Whittingham Tony Sheehan January 19, 2005 (2005-01-19) 710
Carrie hires a Hispanic housekeeper, but the language barrier frustrates Doug, so he decides to hire Spence's mom (Anne Meara) as his own housekeeper.
160 11 "Pour Judgment" Rob Schiller Owen Ellickson January 26, 2005 (2005-01-26) 711
Doug takes an aptitude test at IPS, and the results reignite an old dream of becoming a bartender. He decides to go to bartender school, against Carries' wishes. Carrie then changes her mind after seeing all the money that Doug received from tips and wants her dream of having a Manhattan apartment.
161 12 "Gym Neighbors" Rob Schiller David Bickel February 9, 2005 (2005-02-09) 712

When Doug and Carrie start training with their neighbor Lou Ferrigno so Carrie can lose a few pounds, Doug works out a deal with Lou to laze around during exercise time.

Note: This episode features footage from a 1976 episode of The $10,000 Pyramid where Jerry Stiller played as a celebrity; the clip was slightly altered to make it appear that Arthur was a contestant on the show.
162 13 "Gorilla Warfare" Rob Schiller Mike Soccio & Owen Ellickson February 16, 2005 (2005-02-16) 713
Carrie recalls what Doug said to her when they were dating that made her want to marry him, but then she learns a horrifying truth that the phrase that he said was from an Erik Estrada movie.
163 14 "Hi, School" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick February 23, 2005 (2005-02-23) 714
Doug goes back to his old high school to deliver a package to his high school coach (Burt Reynolds) and gets embroiled in the sports team again.
164 15 "Deconstructing Carrie" Rob Schiller Michelle Nader March 2, 2005 (2005-03-02) 715
Carrie's 35th birthday is coming up, and she begins to worry about how she looks as she gets older. To cheer her up, Doug gets some construction workers to yell filthy things at her
165 16 "Black List" Rob Schiller Liz Astrof Aronauer March 16, 2005 (2005-03-16) 716

Doug realizes Deacon's new best friend is just a black version of himself.

Guest star: Ted Lange (The Love Boat)
166 17 "Wish Boned" Rob Schiller David Bickel & Michael J. Weithorn March 30, 2005 (2005-03-30) 717
Carrie gets Doug to take Arthur on a recently won game tickets and trip to St. Louis after they make a deal that he never has to do anything with him any more. Everything goes wrong though when they are diverted to Pittsburgh then Dayton, Ohio.
167 18 "Van, Go" Mark Cendrowski Tom Hertz April 6, 2005 (2005-04-06) 718
Carrie gets Holly to go with her to Lowe's secretly because of her large van. A masculine waitress at a restaurant frightens Doug. Arthur and George pull a casino party to earn some extra cash which ends up backfiring.
168 19 "Ice Cubed" Rob Schiller Story by : Cathy Ladman
Teleplay by : Michelle Nader & Liz Astrof Aronauer
April 13, 2005 (2005-04-13) 719
During a snow storm: Carrie gets an iPod for free after a cashier is busy talking on the phone and accidentally does not scan it, but Carrie's guilty conscience gets the best of her; Arthur staying at Holly's because of the weather ruins a visit with her boyfriend; Doug is forced to stay with a Japanese couple which turns out to be a copy of him and Carrie.
169 20 "Catching Hell" Rob Schiller Chris Downey April 20, 2005 (2005-04-20) 720
Carrie tries to impress a client (Concetta Tomei) at a New York Mets game but Doug keeps screwing it up. So she pretends that Spence is her husband instead. Holly's gay uncle (Hal Linden) becomes a hit at Arthur's party, making Arthur jealous.
170 21 "Slippery Slope" Rob Schiller Chris Downey & Rock Reuben May 9, 2005 (2005-05-09) 721
Doug and Carrie go skiing however the trip comes with a catch, a time-share meeting. Danny and Spence also go on the trip pretending to be life partners to get a free weekend.
171 22 "Buy Curious" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18) 725
The death of Doug and Carrie's neighbor leads them to contemplate entering the world of real estate flipping, but they suspect Lou Ferrigno is out to quash their dreams.

Season 8: 2005–06[edit]

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172 1 "Pole Lox" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn September 19, 2005 (2005-09-19) 801
Accompanied by Doug's heavy encouragement, Carrie enrolls in a pole dancing class, but doesn't turn out to be a quick study. Meanwhile, Arthur makes an effort to spend more time with Carrie by taking her to kid-related events to sway her off pole dancing, believing it could "ruin" her life.
173 2 "Vocal Discord" Rob Schiller Chris Downey September 26, 2005 (2005-09-26) 802
After a computer microphone records a fight between the two of them, Doug and Carrie begin to think that marriage counseling is a good idea. Meanwhile, Arthur directs a play at the senior center.
174 3 "Consummate Professional" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick October 3, 2005 (2005-10-03) 803
Carrie learns that when they were dating, Doug lied to her about his (un)employment status to get her in bed. Doug tells his story to Carrie how he got his job in IPS and met Deacon.
175 4 "Like Hell" Mark Cendrowski Owen Ellickson & Mike Soccio October 10, 2005 (2005-10-10) 804
Doug finds out that Jared (Bryan Callen) a new guy at work does not like him, so he tries to become friends with the guy but comes on too strong. Carrie also goes overboard when she tries to change her image at work and help a co-worker (Laura Silverman) "improve" herself.
176 5 "Sandwiched Out" Rob Schiller Nick Bakay & David Bickel October 17, 2005 (2005-10-17) 805
Deacon gets a sandwich named after him at Cooper's, infuriating Doug. Holly announces she is moving away with her boyfriend, but Carrie is not fond of the idea and Arthur cannot seem to say good-bye.
177 6 "Shear Torture" Rob Schiller Liz Astrof Aronauer October 24, 2005 (2005-10-24) 806
Carrie becomes jealous of Doug's relationship with his attractive hairdresser. Meanwhile, Spence is excited to go to a Fantasy Fest with Lou Ferrigno, but when Adam West also agrees to go, Spence must decide between the two.
178 7 "Inn Escapable" Rob Schiller Michelle Nader November 7, 2005 (2005-11-07) 807
Doug and Carrie's weekend at a quaint bed and breakfast turns out to be less than desirable. Worse, they do not feel comfortable about leaving because they are the only people at the inn for the entire weekend.
179 8 "Move Doubt" Rob Schiller Liz Astrof Aronauer & Owen Ellickson November 14, 2005 (2005-11-14) 808
Doug and Carrie try to get Deacon and Kelly to buy the house next to them, but a couple with eight kids moves in instead. Meanwhile Danny and Spence compete over a girl from Albania named Zana (Sanya Mateyas).
180 9 "G'Night Stalker" Rob Schiller Chris Downey November 21, 2005 (2005-11-21) 809
Doug and Carrie decide to go out to a karaoke club, where Doug's singing catches the attention of a stranger, who then becomes obsessed with Doug.
181 10 "Raygin' Bulls" Howard Murray Michelle Nader & Rock Reuben November 28, 2005 (2005-11-28) 810
Carrie goes away with Arthur to visit her mothers grave, and finds out she's not who she thinks she is. Doug and Ray Barone (Ray Romano) spend the weekend trying to pick up girls, attempting to outdo each other in a nightclub.
182 11 "Baker's Doesn't" Michael J. Weithorn Liz Astrof Aronauer & Ilana Wernick December 19, 2005 (2005-12-19) 811
Carrie is asked to bake a cake for the Church bake sale, but she cannot bake.
183 12 "Fresh Brood" Rob Schiller Michelle Nader & Rock Reuben January 6, 2006 (2006-01-06) 812
To persuade Carrie to have a baby, Doug borrows an infant whom Danny is supposed to be taking care of to show Carrie what a good father he would be.
184 13 "Gambling N'Diction" Rob Schiller Ilana Wernick January 23, 2006 (2006-01-23) 813
After Carrie is told she might not get a promotion because of her accent she seeks Spence for help. Doug's mom comes to visit and after seeing her play poker, Doug takes her to Vegas to hustle some people out of their money.
185 14 "Apartment Complex" Michael J. Weithorn David Bickel February 6, 2006 (2006-02-06) 814
Doug, Deacon, Spence and Danny all secretly rent an apartment, but soon Deacon, Spence and Danny move out and Doug lives by himself. Carrie tries to sell a condo to Kirstie Alley but it turns out to be more work than she expected.
186 15 "Buggie Nights" Rob Schiller David Bickel & Chris Downey February 27, 2006 (2006-02-27) 815
Doug and Carrie hire an exterminator (Chris Elliott) to rid their house of bed bugs. Spence and Danny try to decide where to go on vacation.
187 16 "Knee Jerk" Ken Whittingham Story by : Amy Gershwin
Teleplay by : David Bickel & Chris Downey
March 6, 2006 (2006-03-06) 816
Carrie "accidentally" pushes Doug backwards down the stairs, injuring his knee. Carrie feels bad for him so she waits on him hand and foot. Doug enjoys the attention so he continues to pretend to be in pain.
188 17 "Present Tense" Henry Chan Michelle Nader & Rock Reuben March 13, 2006 (2006-03-13) 817
For their anniversary, Doug and Carrie receive a less-than flattering portrait of themselves from Deacon and Kelly. As they try to find ways to get rid of the portrait without hurting Deacon and Kelly's feelings, Spence and Danny try hard to become Doug and Carrie's "go-to couple".
189 18 "Sold-Y Locks" Rob Schiller Owen Ellickson & Dennis Regan March 20, 2006 (2006-03-20) 818
Doug convinces Carrie to sell her hair for money, but later regrets his decision, when he sees her hair is cut "like a boy".
190 19 "Emotional Rollercoaster" Rob Schiller Amy Gershwin April 10, 2006 (2006-04-10) 819
It's Doug's 40th birthday and Carrie begins to try to make Doug realize that he should start wanting to do more with his life. So Doug decides he wants to ride a roller coaster that he was to afraid to ride when he was younger.
191 20 "Four Play" Rob Schiller Liz Astrof Aronauer & Michelle Nader May 1, 2006 (2006-05-01) 820
Doug and Deacon discover they have more in common with each other's wives than their own, so they start hanging out with each other's wives as well. When Kelly tires of Doug, he ruins Deacon and Carrie's good time. Meanwhile, Arthur dispenses romance advise and the recipient finds success simply doing the opposite.
192 21 "Hartford Wailer" Rob Schiller Story by : David Bickel & Chris Downey
Teleplay by : Giuseppe Graziano
May 8, 2006 (2006-05-08) 821
Carrie prepares for a ladies night with her co-workers, until Doug surprises her at the hotel. Spence and Danny pretend to be security to get into a Huey Lewis concert.
193 22 "Fight Schlub" Rob Schiller Owen Ellickson & Mike Soccio May 15, 2006 (2006-05-15) 822
Doug befriends a driver (Adam Ferrara) from a rival delivery company, until he learns it's fake. Carrie is left to mentor a 16-year-old girl (Blythe Auffarth), however finds that bad behavior helps her make friends better than good behavior.
194 23 "Acting Out" Rob Schiller Story by : Liz Astrof Aronauer & Michelle Nader
Teleplay by : Rock Reuben
May 22, 2006 (2006-05-22) 823

Carrie is finally fed up with Arthur, so she decides to put him in a retirement home. Doug, of course, is excited but after a touching story told by Arthur, Doug tries to decide whether or not Arthur should go.

Note: This episode features a brief cameo of Jerry Stiller in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.

Season 9: 2006–07[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
195 1 "Mama Cast" Rob Schiller Mike Soccio & Ilana Wernick December 6, 2006 (2006-12-06) 901
Doug invests their tax return in an ice cream truck. Initially cold to the idea of Doug driving a truck on the side (his main career being an IPS truck driver), Carrie warms up when she sees how excited he is about the prospect. Meanwhile, Carrie plays the mom in a model home family, causing her to yearn for a real family of her own.
196 2 "Affair Trade" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben & Dennis Regan December 6, 2006 (2006-12-06) 902
Doug receives suggestive phone messages from a woman (Leigh-Allyn Baker) who thinks she spent a weekend with him at the beach, so he must hide the messages from Carrie while he tries to let the woman know she has the wrong man.
197 3 "Moxie Moron" Rob Schiller Liz Astrof Aronauer & Owen Ellickson December 13, 2006 (2006-12-13) 903
Doug becomes the interim boss at IPS, but pretty much does the worst job imaginable. One of Carrie's co-workers "steals her moxie" so she vows to become more noticeable at her job. The plan backfires when she realizes there are downsides to getting noticed.
198 4 "Major Disturbance" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben & Ilana Wernick December 13, 2006 (2006-12-13) 904
Doug accidentally scares Deacon and Kelly's son Major, so the two decide they no longer want him spending time with Doug. Meanwhile, Arthur and his senior center buddies are chewed up and spat out by the service industry when they start up their own business.
199 5 "Ruff Goin'" Rob Schiller David Bickel & Chris Downey December 20, 2006 (2006-12-20) 905
Doug adopts a dog, but when the dog begins to take after Doug and Arthur, Carrie quickly grows tired of having three lazy boys hanging around the house. Trying to get rid of the dog proves useless until a very interesting buyer steps up.
200 6 "Brace Yourself" Rob Schiller David Bickel & Chris Downey January 3, 2007 (2007-01-03) 906
Major's drawing of Arthur makes him self-conscious to the point of asking Doug and Carrie for braces for his teeth. Doug and Carrie are reluctant to say yes. Meanwhile, Spence loses his job in the subway so Kelly hires him to help out around their house.
201 7 "Home Cheapo" Rob Schiller Liz Astrof Aronauer & Ilana Wernick April 9, 2007 (2007-04-09) 907
Carrie is upset when she learns that Deacon and Kelly bought a vacation house. She believes they were able to afford it because they are cheap and freeload off of her and Doug. Elsewhere, Arthur gives job-hunting tips to Spence.
202 8 "Offensive Fowl" Rob Schiller David Bickel & Chris Downey April 16, 2007 (2007-04-16) 908
Doug becomes a vegetarian after hitting, and nearly killing, a chicken with his IPS truck. Carrie quickly tires of having to eat meat in private because of Doug forcing his new beliefs onto her.
203 9 "Mild Bunch" Rob Schiller Story by : Liz Astrof Aronauer & Owen Ellickson
Teleplay by : Dennis Regan & Mike Soccio
April 23, 2007 (2007-04-23) 909
At his high school reunion, Doug and Jeff Sussman (Adam Sandler), an old classmate who is now a vice principal plot revenge on their principal. Meanwhile, Carrie and Arthur try hard to find a movie to watch which they will both enjoy.
204 10 "Manhattan Project" Rob Schiller Rock Reuben April 30, 2007 (2007-04-30) 910
Carrie wants to move to an apartment in Manhattan, but Doug wants to stay in Queens. Their impasse makes them realize they have very different ideas about their future, with Carrie ultimately moving to the apartment without Doug. Meanwhile at the senior center, Arthur encounters an old singer (Lainie Kazan) whom he trains and eventually becomes engaged to.
205 11 "Single Spaced" Rob Schiller Story by : Ilana Wernick
Teleplay by : David Bickel & Chris Downey
May 7, 2007 (2007-05-07) 911
Doug and Carrie consider adopting a baby after they get marriage counseling from their priest and run into friends who recently had a child. But, while Doug holds up his end of the bargain and gets a new job, Carrie secretly keeps the apartment.
"China Syndrome" Rob Schiller Michael J. Weithorn May 14, 2007 (2007-05-14) 912
Series finale: Doug, having discovered that Carrie did not get rid of her apartment in Manhattan—as she was supposed to three weeks ago, tells her that he wants a divorce. Carrie wants to stay together and plans to go to China to pick up their adopted child. Also, Arthur's bride leaves him just before the wedding, believing that he was gay the whole time. At the last minute, Arthur asks Spence's mother to marry him. Doug and Carrie race to China, each attempting to claim their baby before the other. On the way, they reconcile. Carrie finds out after adopting that she is pregnant, and she is overwhelmed. A flash forward to a year later shows a messy, hectic household with both Doug and Carrie struggling to care for two small children, when Arthur suddenly returns because his marriage does not work out.


  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1696-1698. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4. 

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