List of The King of Queens episodes

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

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNielsen ratings[1]
First airedLast airedRankRating
125September 21, 1998May 17, 1999378.6
225September 20, 1999May 22, 2000358.5
325October 2, 2000May 28, 2001278.9
425September 24, 2001May 20, 2002198.9
525September 23, 2002May 19, 2003258.5
624October 1, 2003May 19, 2004307.3
722October 27, 2004May 18, 200548N/A
823September 19, 2005May 22, 200649N/A
913December 6, 2006May 14, 2007307.3

Episodes

Season 1: 1998–99

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11"Pilot"Pamela FrymanMichael J. Weithorn & David LittSeptember 21, 1998101
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.
22"Fat City"Robert BerlingerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithSeptember 28, 1998103
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.
33"Cello, Goodbye"Gail MancusoMichael J. Weithorn & David LittOctober 5, 1998105
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.
44"Richie's Song"Robert BerlingerTony SheehanOctober 12, 1998104
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.
55"Paternal Affairs"Brian K. RobertsDavid BickelOctober 19, 1998106
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.
66"Head First"Pamela FrymanMichael J. Weithorn & David LittOctober 26, 1998102
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.
77"The Rock"Pamela FrymanStacie LippNovember 2, 1998107
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.
88"Educating Doug"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithNovember 9, 1998109
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.
99"Road Rayge"Rob SchillerTony Sheehan & David LittNovember 16, 1998108
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.
1010"Supermarket Story"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithDecember 7, 1998110
While looking for parking space, Carrie steals a parking space from a woman (Christine Rose) 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.
1111"Noel Cowards"Rob SchillerDavid Bickel & Michael J. WeithornDecember 14, 1998113
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.
1212"Fixer Upper"Rob SchillerTony Sheehan & David LittDecember 21, 1998111
Carrie arranges a date with a work friend and Spence, but after a saucy piece of advice from Doug, Spence scares the girl off.
1313"Best Man"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithJanuary 11, 1999114

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
1414"Dog Days"Rob SchillerDavid LittJanuary 18, 1999115
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.
1515"Crappy Birthday"Mark CendrowskiTeleplay by: David Bickel
Story by: Kevin James & Gary Valentine & Rock Reuben
February 1, 1999112
Doug subscribes for an ultimate fight 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.
1616"S'Ain't Valentine's"Rob SchillerStory by : David Bickel
Teleplay by : Nancy Cohen & Michael J. Weithorn
February 8, 1999118

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.
1717"Court Date"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithFebruary 15, 1999117
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.
1818"White Collar"Rob SchillerTeleplay by: Tony Sheehan
Story by: Dan E. Fesman & Harry Victor
February 22, 1999119
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.
1919"Rayny Day"Rob SchillerDavid BickelMarch 1, 1999120
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.
2020"Train Wreck"Rob SchillerTeleplay by: Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
Story by: Ira Fritz & Neal Howard and Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
March 15, 1999121
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.
2121"Hungry Man"Rob SchillerTony SheehanApril 5, 1999116
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.
2222"Time Share"Rob SchillerTeleplay by: Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith & David Bickel
Story by: Nancy Cohen
April 26, 1999123
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.
2323"Where's Poppa"Rob SchillerKevin James & Rock Reuben & Gary ValentineMay 3, 1999122
Doug and Carrie get Arthur out of the house so they will have more time together.
2424"Art House"Rob SchillerDavid LittMay 10, 1999125
After Arthur almost gets Doug fired, Doug blows up on him. Feeling unwanted, Arthur moves out only to come back again.
2525"Maybe Baby"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornMay 17, 1999124
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

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261"Queasy Rider"Rob SchillerDavid LittSeptember 20, 1999201
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.
272"Female Problems"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithSeptember 27, 1999202
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.
283"Assaulted Nuts"Rob SchillerDavid BickelOctober 4, 1999203
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.
294"Parent Trapped"Rob SchillerDavid BickelOctober 11, 1999204
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.
305"Tube Stakes"Rob SchillerIlana WernickOctober 18, 1999207
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.
316"Doug Out"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithOctober 25, 1999206
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.
327"Get Away"Rob SchillerTony SheehanNovember 1, 1999208
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.
338"Dire Strayts"Rob SchillerStory by : Kevin James
Teleplay by : Rock Reuben & Gary Valentine
November 8, 1999205
Doug gets stuck half way in the attic during a visit from Ray and Debra Barone (Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton).
349"I, Candy"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithNovember 15, 1999210
Doug gets a big head after a waitress flirts with him.
3510"Roamin' Holiday"Rob SchillerDavid Bickel & Ben WexlerNovember 22, 1999209
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 Spence and his mother get into a fight, Doug takes advantage and convinces Spence to ask to stay over at the Heffernans.
3611"Sparing Carrie"Rob SchillerStory by : Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
Teleplay by : David Bickel
November 29, 1999211
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.
3712"Net Prophets"Rob SchillerDavid LittDecember 13, 1999212
During Christmas time, Doug receives his Christmas bonus and Carrie eventually talks Doug into investing it into net stocks.
3813"Party Favor"Rob SchillerStory by : Rock Reuben
Teleplay by : Kevin James & Gary Valentine
January 10, 2000215
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.
3914"Block Buster"Rob SchillerTony SheehanJanuary 17, 2000213
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.
4015"Frozen Pop"Rob SchillerBen WexlerJanuary 24, 2000214
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.
4116"Fair Game"Rob SchillerMark SedakaFebruary 7, 2000216
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.
4217"Meet By-Product"Rob SchillerDavid LittFebruary 14, 2000218
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.
4318"The Shmenkmans"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithFebruary 21, 2000217
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.
4419"Surprise Artie"Rob SchillerDavid BickelFebruary 28, 2000220
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.
4520"Wild Cards"Rob SchillerTony SheehanMarch 6, 2000219
After promising to go to the theatre with Carrie, Doug and Deacon take a trip to Atlantic City.
4621"Big Dougie"Rob SchillerStory by : Ben Wexler
Teleplay by : Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
April 17, 2000221
Doug decides to become a "big brother" and agrees to participate in a 10 kilometer race supporting heart disease.
4722"Soft Touch"Rob SchillerDavid Litt & Tony SheehanMay 1, 2000222
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.
4823"Restaurant Row"Rob SchillerIlana WernickMay 8, 2000223
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.
4924"Flower Power"Rob SchillerRock ReubenMay 15, 2000224
Carrie is jealous when someone from her work gets flowers and takes it out on Doug.
5025"Whine Country"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithMay 22, 2000225
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

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511"Do Rico"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithOctober 2, 2000301
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. Meanwhile, Arthur drags an Indian delivery boy into chronicling his own life story.
522"Roast Chicken"Rob SchillerTony SheehanOctober 9, 2000302
Carrie has Doug sign a congratulatory card for his boss' twenty years at the company. Her boss is grateful for the congratulatory remark when he opens the card and decides that he wants Doug to participate in the banquet roast, where the latter blames Carrie for this fiasco. Doug rises to the occasion, however, and even manages to get some good laughs out of the audience, until he starts to tell some jokes that hit a little too close to home.
533"Fatty McButterpants"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithOctober 16, 2000303
Doug is offended that Carrie wants him to lose weight, so he vows to lose 30 pounds. After his failed attempt to settle the score by remarking that she wears too much make-up in which her co-workers would actually give her compliments, Doug makes up Carrie's other "quirks".
544"Class Struggle"Jeff MelmanDavid Litt & Ilana WernickOctober 23, 2000304
Carrie decides to return to college with very little time to get things done.
555"Strike One"Rob SchillerDavid LittOctober 30, 2000305
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.
566"Strike Too"Leonard R. Garner Jr.David BickelNovember 6, 2000306
Second week of the IPS strike; Doug gets a job as a substitute teacher.
577"Strike Out"Leonard R. Garner, Jr.Nick BakayNovember 13, 2000307
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.
588"Dark Meet"Rob SchillerRock ReubenNovember 20, 2000308
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.
599"Twisted Sitters"Rob SchillerIlana WernickNovember 27, 2000309
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.
6010"Work Related"Rob SchillerDavid BickelDecember 4, 2000310
Arthur begins to work at Carrie's law firm. Meanwhile, Doug and Deacon compete for the best practical joke.
6111"Better Camera"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithDecember 11, 2000311
Doug and Deacon go shopping together for their wives' Christmas presents. They each buy cameras, but 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.
6212"Wedding Presence"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithJanuary 8, 2001312
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. After thinking things through that their friends will notice their absence nonetheless, they decide to go to the wedding anyway. Meanwhile, Arthur gets Spence to participate in his scheme to get discounted shoes.
6313"Hi-Def Jam"Rob SchillerDavid Bickel & Ilana WernickJanuary 29, 2001313
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 Doug Pruzan (Alex Skuby).
6414"Paint Misbehavin'"Rob SchillerTony SheehanFebruary 5, 2001314
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.
6515"Deacon Blues"Rob SchillerDavid Litt & Tony SheehanFebruary 12, 2001315
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.
6616"Horizontal Hold"James WiddoesDavid Bickel & Ilana WernickFebruary 19, 2001316
After Deacon and Kelly's separation, Carrie begins to wonder about her own marriage. She convinces Doug to put their sex lives on hold for two weeks because Carrie feels that they should resolve their arguments verbally, not always physically. Meanwhile, Deacon adjusts moving in with Spence after being separated from Kelly and Arthur reluctantly dates a woman who's been hitting on him ever since her cousin passed away, but has a change of heart when she claims that she once slept with Frank Sinatra.
6717"Inner Tube"Rob SchillerKevin James & Rock ReubenFebruary 26, 2001317
When Doug lies to Carrie to play mud football, he gets sick and starts feeling guilty. He consequently 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.
6818"Papa Pill"Rob SchillerNick BakayMarch 19, 2001318
When Doug accuses Carrie of being too hard on Arthur, he volunteers to be the latter's caretaker, only to find the task much more demanding than he had anticipated.
6919"Package Deal"Rob SchillerMark SedakaApril 9, 2001319
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. Meanwhile, Carrie gets addicted to tanning cream after helping her neighbor, Lou Ferrigno, spread it all over his body.
7020"Separation Anxiety"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithApril 16, 2001320
During the Palmer's separation, Doug and Carrie go to the movies with Kelly while Deacon takes care of the kids at Spence's house. At the movies, Carrie runs into Bill (Joseph C. Phillips), a co-worker who seems interested in Kelly. The two end up going on a date just when Deacon is ready to patch things up with her.
7121"Departure Time"Rob SchillerNick BakayApril 30, 2001325
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. Doug becomes uncomfortable during their reunion when his parents ask him to sign their living will, making him responsible for pulling the plug. When Doug's sister Stephanie gets wind of this, she is offended that she wasn't selected to be responsible for the unenviable task.
7222"Swim Neighbors"Henry ChanDavid Bickel & Ilana WernickMay 7, 2001321
A hurricane destroys the fence separating the backyards of the Heffernans and the Sackskys (Bryan Cranston and Dee Dee Rescher). When Carrie rejects their idea of a combined backyard by reinstalling the fence, the Sackskys retaliate by installing an above ground pool.
7323"S'no Job"Rob SchillerRock Reuben & Tony SheehanMay 14, 2001322
Doug's Uncle Stu (Gavin MacLeod) asks him to get his son, Danny, a job at IPS. Doug doesn't want him working there but he also doesn't 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.
7424"Pregnant Pause (Part 1)"Rob SchillerMichael J. Weithorn & David LittMay 21, 2001323
Carrie discovers that she's pregnant and she panics that the timing is wrong. Meanwhile, Deacon and Kelly begin to reconcile, leaving Spence out in the cold, and Arthur insists that Doug build him his own bathroom in the basement.
7525"Pregnant Pause (Part 2)"Rob SchillerMichael J. Weithorn & David LittMay 28, 2001324

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 two jobs and Arthur constantly bothering him to finish his bathroom prove too much for Doug, in which he 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

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761"Walk, Man"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornSeptember 24, 2001401
In an effort to spend more time with Carrie, Doug hires Holly (Nicole Sullivan) a dog walker to walk Arthur. The plan backfires when Carrie starts spending more time on her own endeavors rather than with Doug.
772"Sight Gag"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithOctober 1, 2001402
Doug surprises Carrie with laser eye surgery for her birthday. In an effort to save money, he chooses a cheaper doctor that results in a very worried couple when her sight does not return properly.
783"Mean Streak"James WiddoesMichael J. WeithornOctober 8, 2001403
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.
794"Friender Bender"Rob SchillerDavid BickelOctober 15, 2001404
Following Kelly and Carrie to dinner, Doug, with Deacon as his passenger, accidentally hits Kelly's car while sneaking a peek at a strip club.
805"No Retreat"Rob SchillerKevin James & Rock ReubenOctober 22, 2001405
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'll try to work harder to her get a promotion, only to go too far when he tells one of the senior partners that he climbed Mt. Everest.
816"Ticker Treat"James WiddoesDavid BickelOctober 29, 2001406
Arthur has a heart attack after Doug accidentally scares him on Halloween.
827"Lyin' Hearted"Rob SchillerIlana WernickNovember 5, 2001407
While Arthur is in the hospital, Carrie starts doubting that she still loves her father. After looking in his room and discovering her Florida State University acceptance letter, it is revealed that Arthur hid this for his own selfish reasons, further questioning her feelings for him.
838"Life Sentence"Rob SchillerChris ParrishNovember 12, 2001408
Doug and Carrie decide to install a hidden camera in the basement to monitor Arthur when he comes home from the hospital. One night, whilst in Doug's garage, Danny, Deacon and Spence happen upon the camera, which has been wired into the Heffernan's television network on Channel 300 so that they can watch Arthur from the TV. Soon, Doug's three friends become addicted to what they call "Arthur TV". Elsewhere, Doug and Carrie fall out over who will take care of Arthur if they die.
849"Veiled Threat"Rob SchillerIlana WernickNovember 19, 2001409
With the episode being set before Doug and Carrie's marriage, Carrie is very nervous in marrying Doug to the point where she can't stop vomiting. When the two meet with their priest, he remembers that Doug and Carrie met at camp as kids (with the former being at football camp), which alleviates the latter's jitters. When Doug shares the story to his family, his cousin Danny reveals that it was actually him that Carrie fell on, not Doug, in which the latter was actually at "fat" camp that year. Doug must now break the news to a now-relieved Carrie. Meanwhile, Arthur couldn't pay for Doug and Carrie's wedding, leading him to convince Doug's parents to pay for it, only to spend way too much money on unnecessary things.
8510"Oxy Moron"Rob SchillerTony SheehanNovember 26, 2001410
Doug takes the oxygen mask all for himself when his and Carrie's plane makes a rough landing, only for it to simply hit the ground. Carrie becomes upset knowing that Doug wouldn't help her if she was in real danger, so he attempts to lessen his guilt by arguing that she would do the exact same thing and by thinking of times when he helped her. His efforts end in vain when she reveals that his mistake significantly changed her outlook of him. Meanwhile, Spence moves in with Danny.
8611"Depo Man"Rob SchillerChris Downey & Ilana WernickDecember 10, 2001411
Carrie's boss requests her to get Doug to be an expert witness in her company's court case, but she feels unsure on how Doug will do. She enlists Deacon instead, only to have second thoughts on not using Doug. Meanwhile, Spence and Danny have a house-warming party after moving in together, where Danny meets Holly. Danny wants to ask Holly out, only for Spence to forbid it.
8712"Ovary Action"Rob SchillerRichard J. FeinsteinDecember 17, 2001412
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 that they must get started in conceiving right away, only to be hindered when Doug's parents visit.
8813"Food Fight"Rob SchillerChris DowneyJanuary 7, 2002413
Carrie grows jealous when Spence's girlfriend recruits Doug to test her culinary work. Meanwhile, Arthur's lack of classical movie knowledge shocks Carrie.
8914"Double Downer"Rob SchillerJeff SteinJanuary 14, 2002414
Deacon convinces Doug to come along to Atlantic City for a weekend. Carrie wants to go salsa dancing with Doug but concedes to the latter's wishes and goes to Atlantic City with him. However, Deacon sends a message that he won't be coming, revealing his falling out with Kelly. Doug and Deacon's boss on the other hand, overhears their conversation and ends up meeting Doug and Carrie at Atlantic City, much to the couple's dismay.
9015"Dougie Nights"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithFebruary 4, 2002415
Carrie persuades Doug to take Deacon to a nightclub to cheer him up, but it's Doug who really gets into the scene.
9116"No Orleans"Rob SchillerIlana WernickFebruary 25, 2002416
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 Doug's cousins from finding out their ruse.
9217"Missing Links"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornMarch 4, 2002417
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 separated, Doug and Carrie have to try to find another couple to invite to the golf trip. However, Doug and Deacon later meet Leslie (Angelle Brooks), freeing up Deacon to bring her and join Doug and Carrie to the trip. Carrie meets Leslie and has a hard time bonding with her despite Doug being able to. Meanwhile, Holly agrees to watch Deacon's kids as he goes to the annual golf trip, but she has to bring a reluctant Arthur along.
9318"Hero Worship"James WiddoesDavid Bickel & Chris DowneyMarch 18, 2002418
Doug's uncle Stu (Gavin MacLeod) is willing to pay for Doug's dream, his own sandwich shop. Carrie doesn't think it is a good idea but is afraid to tell Doug.
9419"Screwed Driver"James WiddoesRock ReubenMarch 25, 2002419
Carrie goes on a business trip to Chicago when Doug's parents decide to come for a week trip. During his time at work, Doug's boss informs him and his fellow IPS drivers that they're going to have to take a test that could affect their status as drivers. Doug is worried about the test and doesn't know how to attend to his parents, but his mother makes it easier for him by taking care of him and his household. Doug begins to feel young like a teenager again, leading him to take his studies for granted and fail his test.
9520"Lush Life"James WiddoesTony SheehanApril 8, 2002420
Carrie starts joining a co-worker for after-work cocktails and Doug realizes that she's less abrasive whenever she comes home. When Carrie reveals having a fallout with her, Doug and Arthur conspire in making Carrie less sober to keep her in good spirits, making their neighbor Lou Ferrigno uncomfortable with the whole ordeal.
9621"Bun Dummy"Rob SchillerChris Downey & Tony SheehanApril 29, 2002421
Doug and Spence have a high school reunion where the former is looking forward to it until Carrie starts sporting a new hairstyle, which is a tight bun that he thinks looks like a librarian's hair. Doug is now afraid that she'll also sport that hairstyle to the reunion. Meanwhile, Spence doesn't want to attend the reunion because he had a relationship with one of his teachers that ended really badly.
9722"Patrons Ain't"James WiddoesIlana WernickMay 6, 2002422
Doug and Carrie donate enough money to Kirby's school library to become one of its patrons. However, a series of misunderstandings with the librarian, Nana Louise (Marla Gibbs), lead Doug and Carrie to go to great lengths to correct her mistakes.
9823"Eddie Money"Rob SchillerStory by : Kevin James
Teleplay by : Rock Reuben & Mike Soccio
May 13, 2002423
Doug takes a $100 from his and Carrie's savings stash to bet on boxing. When he and Deacon win $5,000, they hide the winnings from their wives by blowing the entire amount in one day, which includes having singer Eddie Money give them a private concert.
9924"Two Thirty"Rob SchillerDavid BickelMay 20, 2002425
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. Meanwhile, Arthur volunteers to teach Deacon's son to play the piano, despite the fact that he doesn't know anything about playing it.
10025"Shrink Wrap"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornMay 20, 2002424
When Carrie and Arthur's constant fighting begins to irritate Doug, Arthur is taken to a therapist (William Hurt) to discuss why he has to yell and act up all the time. It is revealed that Arthur's problems stem from his childhood, by being horribly treated by his own father (Ben Stiller). With Arthur cured, Doug and Carrie realize that Arthur wasn’t the only one with issues, leading them to take turns dealing with problems of their own.

Season 5: 2002–03

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1011"Arthur, Spooner"Rob SchillerTony SheehanSeptember 23, 2002501
Doug gets Arthur to accompany him in his bed because he cannot sleep without Carrie.
1022"Window Pain"Rob SchillerIlana WernickSeptember 30, 2002502
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.
1033"Holy Mackerel"Rob SchillerIlana WernickOctober 7, 2002503
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.
1044"Kirbed Enthusiasm"Rob SchillerKevin James & Rock ReubenOctober 14, 2002504
Deacon complains to Doug about how much Kirby hates football, so he gets Doug to play football again to encourage him.
1055"Mammary Lane"Rob SchillerDavid Bickel & Michael J. WeithornOctober 21, 2002505
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.
1066"Business Affairs"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithOctober 28, 2002506
Doug gets jealous because someone calls Carrie's new work friend, Kurt her "work husband" even though Kurt is gay.
1077"Flame Resistant"Rob SchillerRock ReubenNovember 4, 2002507
After Doug bumps into his ex-girlfriend Margy (Lola Glaudini), she and Doug's mother (Jenny O'Hara) spend a lot of time together, making Carrie jealous. Meanwhile, Doug and Margy get into a heated argument where Doug claims that he wrote her a song when they were dating, only to find out for himself that he didn't finish it.
1088"Flash Photography"Henry ChanDavid BickelNovember 11, 2002508
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"!
1099"Connect Four"Rob SchillerIlana WernickNovember 18, 2002509
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".
11010"Loaner Car"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithNovember 25, 2002510
Doug enjoys the single life after he lends Carrie out to Deacon during Thanksgiving to help him out.
11111"Mentalo Case"John FortenberryDavid BickelDecember 16, 2002511
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.
11212"Jung Frankenstein"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornJanuary 6, 2003512
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.
11313"Attention Deficit"Rob SchillerChris DowneyJanuary 20, 2003513
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.
11414"Prints Charming"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithFebruary 3, 2003514
Doug and Carrie pick up their photos at a drug store on their way home, only to find out that they received photos of another couple known as the Hoffermans upon viewing them. Realising that the Hoffermans are very active people who lead more exciting lives, Carrie forces Doug to engage in more strenuous activities with her like scuba diving. Meanwhile, a delighted Arthur buys himself a cellphone, only to feel disappointed when nobody gets in touch with him through it.
11515"Animal Attraction"Rob SchillerRock ReubenFebruary 10, 2003515
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.
11616"Golden Moldy"James WiddoesTony SheehanFebruary 17, 2003516
While on vacation, Arthur calls Doug to tell him he discovered that the house is mold-damaged and the repair bill is $7,000.
11717"S'Poor House"James WiddoesMichael J. WeithornFebruary 24, 2003517
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.
11818"Steve Moscow"Rob SchillerChris DowneyMarch 10, 2003518
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.
11919"Cowardly Lyin'"Rob SchillerIlana WernickMarch 31, 2003519
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.
12020"Driving Reign"James WiddoesRock Reuben & Mike SoccioApril 14, 2003520
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.
12121"Clothes Encounter"James WiddoesChris DowneyApril 21, 2003521
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.
12222"Queens'bro Bridge"James WiddoesDavid BickelApril 28, 2003522
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.
12323"Dog Shelter"Rob SchillerDavid Bickel & Ilana WernickMay 5, 2003523
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.
12424"Taste Buds"Rob SchillerStory by : Trevor Dellecave
Teleplay by : Tony Sheehan
May 12, 2003524
Doug tricks Arthur into asking Carrie for things that Doug actually likes because Carrie is more apt to listening to Arthur.
12525"Bed Spread"Rob SchillerOwen EllicksonMay 19, 2003525
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

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126
127
1
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"Doug Less"Rob SchillerIlana WernickOctober 1, 2003601
602
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.
1283"King Pong"Rob SchillerTony SheehanOctober 8, 2003603
Doug becomes crazed with winning when Arthur buys a ping pong table.
1294"Dreading Vows"Rob SchillerDavid BickelOctober 15, 2003604
Doug and Carrie go through hell to prepare their vow-renewal ceremony.
1305"Nocturnal Omission"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornOctober 22, 2003605
Doug finds out Deacon is moving on with a new girl at the same time Kelly is ready to reconcile.
1316"Affidavit Justice"Rob SchillerKevin James & Rock ReubenOctober 29, 2003606
Doug pretends to work at Carrie's law firm to play on the company's softball team.
1327"Secret Garden"Ken WhittinghamChris DowneyNovember 12, 2003607
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.
1338"Eggsit Strategy"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithNovember 19, 2003608
Carrie fears she may lose her job after hearing that the company is intent on firing the "dead wood".
1349"Thanks, Man"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornNovember 26, 2003609
A stranger wearing an eye patch (Nick Offerman) waiting outside makes for a tense Thanksgiving dinner with friends at the Heffernan House.
13510"American Idle"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithDecember 3, 2003610
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.
13611"Santa Claustrophobia"Rob SchillerOwen EllicksonDecember 17, 2003611
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.
13712"Dougie Houser"Rob SchillerDavid BickelJanuary 7, 2004612
Doug and Carrie look back on how they got their house.
13813"Frigid Heirs"Rob SchillerJenna BruceJanuary 14, 2004613
Doug and Carrie scam Arthur out of his Bingo winnings.
13914"Switch Sitters"Rob SchillerTony SheehanFebruary 11, 2004614
Doug and Carrie get Deacon and Kelly to babysit Arthur in exchange for their babysitting Kirby and Major.
14015"Cheap Saks"Rob SchillerCathy Yuspa & Josh GoldsmithFebruary 11, 2004615
Carrie befriends Doug's ex-girlfriend Trish (Janeane Garofalo), with whom he treated poorly. Carrie immediately gets tired of Trish, so she uses her to get discounts at Saks the same way Doug used Trish in order to sleep with her. Meanwhile, Spence agrees to go out with a guy to boost his self-esteem following his break-up with his girlfriend, only to feel "more undesirable" when the guy doesn't make a move on him.
14116"Damned Yanky"Rob SchillerChris DowneyFebruary 18, 2004616

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.

Note: This episode guest stars both Steffiana de la Cruz and Angelo Pagán, Kevin James' future wife and Leah Remini's husband respectively, both of whom played their respective spouses' fantasy love interests.
14217"Multiple Plots"Rob SchillerRock ReubenFebruary 25, 2004617
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.
14318"Trash Talker"Rob SchillerDavid BickelMarch 3, 2004618
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.
14419"Precedent Nixin'"Rob SchillerIlana WernickMarch 17, 2004619
Doug and Carrie convince Deacon and Kelly to go with them to Doug's parents' home in Florida for vacation.
14520"Foe: Pa"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornMarch 24, 2004620
When Arthur nearly costs Carrie a new job, he vows to set things right.
14621"Tank Heaven"Rob SchillerRock ReubenApril 7, 2004621
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.
14722"Alter Ego"Rob SchillerTony SheehanMay 5, 2004622
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.
14823"Icky Shuffle"Rob SchillerChris DowneyMay 12, 2004623
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.
14924"Awful Bigamy"Rob SchillerIlana WernickMay 19, 2004624
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

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1501"Lost Vegas"Rob SchillerTom HertzOctober 27, 2004703
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.
1512"Dugan Groupie"Rob SchillerTony SheehanNovember 3, 2004701
Doug feels lonely when Carrie enjoys her job after a recent promotion.
1523"Furious Gorge"Rob SchillerIlana WernickNovember 10, 2004702
Doug learns his over-eating is caused by Carrie's anger.
1534"Entertainment Weakly"Rob SchillerMike SoccioNovember 24, 2004704
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.
1545"Name Dropper"Rob SchillerRock ReubenDecember 1, 2004705
Doug forgets the name of one of Carrie's work friends so he fakes a heart attack to get out of the situation.
1556"Offtrack... Bedding"Rob SchillerNick BakayDecember 8, 2004706
Doug becomes worried when his neglected mother starts spending time with Arthur while his dad attends a model-train convention.
1567"Silent Mite"Andy CadiffIlana WernickDecember 15, 2004707
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.
1578"Awed Couple"Rob SchillerDavid BickelJanuary 5, 2005708
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.
1589"Cologne Ranger"Andrew D. WeymanRock ReubenJanuary 12, 2005709
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.
15910"Domestic Disturbance"Ken WhittinghamTony SheehanJanuary 19, 2005710
Carrie hires a Hispanic housekeeper, but the language barrier frustrates Doug, so he decides to hire Spence's mother (Anne Meara) as his own housekeeper.
16011"Pour Judgment"Rob SchillerOwen EllicksonJanuary 26, 2005711
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.
16112"Gym Neighbors"Rob SchillerDavid BickelFebruary 9, 2005712

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.
16213"Gorilla Warfare"Rob SchillerMike Soccio & Owen EllicksonFebruary 16, 2005713
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.
16314"Hi, School"Rob SchillerIlana WernickFebruary 23, 2005714
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.
16415"Deconstructing Carrie"Rob SchillerMichelle NaderMarch 2, 2005715
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
16516"Black List"Rob SchillerLiz Astrof AronauerMarch 16, 2005716

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

Guest star: Ted Lange (The Love Boat)
16617"Wish Boned"Rob SchillerDavid Bickel & Michael J. WeithornMarch 30, 2005717
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.
16718"Van, Go"Mark CendrowskiTom HertzApril 6, 2005718
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 his friend George pull a casino party to earn some extra cash, which ends up backfiring.
16819"Ice Cubed"Rob SchillerStory by : Cathy Ladman
Teleplay by : Michelle Nader & Liz Astrof Aronauer
April 13, 2005719
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.
16920"Catching Hell"Rob SchillerChris DowneyApril 20, 2005720
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.
17021"Slippery Slope"Rob SchillerChris Downey & Rock ReubenMay 9, 2005721
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.
17122"Buy Curious"Rob SchillerIlana WernickMay 18, 2005725
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

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1721"Pole Lox"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornSeptember 19, 2005801
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.
1732"Vocal Discord"Rob SchillerChris DowneySeptember 26, 2005802
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.
1743"Consummate Professional"Rob SchillerIlana WernickOctober 3, 2005803
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.
1754"Like Hell"Mark CendrowskiOwen Ellickson & Mike SoccioOctober 10, 2005804
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.
1765"Sandwiched Out"Rob SchillerNick Bakay & David BickelOctober 17, 2005805
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.
1776"Shear Torture"Rob SchillerLiz Astrof AronauerOctober 24, 2005806
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.
1787"Inn Escapable"Rob SchillerMichelle NaderNovember 7, 2005807
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.
1798"Move Doubt"Rob SchillerLiz Astrof Aronauer & Owen EllicksonNovember 14, 2005808
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).
1809"G'Night Stalker"Rob SchillerChris DowneyNovember 21, 2005809
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.
18110"Raygin' Bulls"Howard MurrayMichelle Nader & Rock ReubenNovember 28, 2005810
Carrie goes away with Arthur to visit her mother's 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.
18211"Baker's Doesn't"Michael J. WeithornLiz Astrof Aronauer & Ilana WernickDecember 19, 2005811
Carrie is asked to bake a cake for the Church bake sale, but she cannot bake.
18312"Fresh Brood"Rob SchillerMichelle Nader & Rock ReubenJanuary 6, 2006812
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.
18413"Gambling N'Diction"Rob SchillerIlana WernickJanuary 23, 2006813
After Carrie is told she might not get a promotion because of her accent she seeks Spence for help. Doug's mother comes to visit and after seeing her play poker, Doug takes her to Vegas to hustle some people out of their money.
18514"Apartment Complex"Michael J. WeithornDavid BickelFebruary 6, 2006814
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.
18615"Buggie Nights"Rob SchillerDavid Bickel & Chris DowneyFebruary 27, 2006815
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.
18716"Knee Jerk"Ken WhittinghamStory by : Amy Gershwin
Teleplay by : David Bickel & Chris Downey
March 6, 2006816
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.
18817"Present Tense"Henry ChanMichelle Nader & Rock ReubenMarch 13, 2006817
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".
18918"Sold-Y Locks"Rob SchillerOwen Ellickson & Dennis ReganMarch 20, 2006818
Doug convinces Carrie to sell her hair for money, but later regrets his decision, when he sees her hair is cut "like a boy".
19019"Emotional Rollercoaster"Rob SchillerAmy GershwinApril 10, 2006819
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.
19120"Four Play"Rob SchillerLiz Astrof Aronauer & Michelle NaderMay 1, 2006820
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.
19221"Hartford Wailer"Rob SchillerStory by : David Bickel & Chris Downey
Teleplay by : Giuseppe Graziano
May 8, 2006821
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.
19322"Fight Schlub"Rob SchillerOwen Ellickson & Mike SoccioMay 15, 2006822
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.
19423"Acting Out"Rob SchillerStory by : Liz Astrof Aronauer & Michelle Nader
Teleplay by : Rock Reuben
May 22, 2006823

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

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
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1951"Mama Cast"Rob SchillerMike Soccio & Ilana WernickDecember 6, 2006901
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 mother in a model home family, causing her to yearn for a real family of her own.
1962"Affair Trade"Rob SchillerRock Reuben & Dennis ReganDecember 6, 2006902
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.
1973"Moxie Moron"Rob SchillerLiz Astrof Aronauer & Owen EllicksonDecember 13, 2006903
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.
1984"Major Disturbance"Rob SchillerRock Reuben & Ilana WernickDecember 13, 2006904
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.
1995"Ruff Goin'"Rob SchillerDavid Bickel & Chris DowneyDecember 20, 2006905
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.
2006"Brace Yourself"Rob SchillerDavid Bickel & Chris DowneyJanuary 3, 2007906
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.
2017"Home Cheapo"Rob SchillerLiz Astrof Aronauer & Ilana WernickApril 9, 2007907
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.
2028"Offensive Fowl"Rob SchillerDavid Bickel & Chris DowneyApril 16, 2007908
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.
2039"Mild Bunch"Rob SchillerStory by : Liz Astrof Aronauer & Owen Ellickson
Teleplay by : Dennis Regan & Mike Soccio
April 23, 2007909
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.
20410"Manhattan Project"Rob SchillerRock ReubenApril 30, 2007910
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.
20511"Single Spaced"Rob SchillerStory by : Ilana Wernick
Teleplay by : David Bickel & Chris Downey
May 7, 2007911
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.
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"China Syndrome"Rob SchillerMichael J. WeithornMay 14, 2007912
913
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.

References

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

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