The Best Episodes of The King of Queens
Last Updated: May 26, 2019
Three's definitely a crowd for parcel post deliveryman Doug Heffernan (Kevin James), whose newly widowed father-in-law, Arthur (Jerry Stiller), has moved in with him and his wife, Carrie (Leah Remini). Doug's no longer the king of his domain -- the renovated basement that houses his beloved supersized TV set -- let alone the king of Queens, where he lives. Can they all just get along?
#1 - Hungry Man
Season 1 - Episode 21
Carrie's boss is having a cocktail party to impress a client and the only way Doug made it there was by not eating anything all day. He embarrasses Carrie by searching for food after he finds out there's no food at the party; Meanwhile, Arthur and Spence have trouble while planning a new business.
#2 - Assaulted Nuts
Season 2 - Episode 3
Doug, while goofing off at work, accidentally ends up with a staple wound to the scrotum.
#3 - Where's Poppa?
Season 1 - Episode 23
Doug and Carrie send Arthur off to work at cousin Danny's pizza restaurant.
#4 - Pole Lox
Season 8 - Episode 1
Doug convinces Carrie to take pole dancing lessons, but is disappointed when she puts on a show for him. Meanwhile, Arthur worries her new hobby is a result of his poor parenting, and smothers her in effort to make up lost time.
#5 - Court Date
Season 1 - Episode 17
Carrie gets a speeding ticket and Doug, out of fear of the car insurance doubling, convinces her to go on a date with the cop that gave her the ticket.
#6 - Strike Out
Season 3 - Episode 7
Doug and Deacon, who are out of work because of a strike, resort to playing sophomoric pranks, along with Arthur, to keep from going stir crazy. But they're driving Carrie and Kelly nuts. Eventually, Doug and Deacon return to work leaving Arthur alone.
#7 - Awful Bigamy
Season 6 - Episode 24
After Holly gets kicked out of her apartment, Arthur insists that she stay with him in the basement until she finds a new place, making Doug realize the benefits of having two women in his life.
#8 - Soft Touch
Season 2 - Episode 22
Doug gets pulled into a water filter scheme thanks to his neighbors.
#9 - Time Share
Season 1 - Episode 22
Carrie isn't happy that Doug's invited the Sackskys over-until she learns they're separating and offering them their Hamptons time-share. Meanwhile, Arthur seeks answers from an ointment company after developing a nasty rash.
#10 - Doug Out
Season 2 - Episode 6
Arthur's inclusion at an outing to a Mets game creates problems for Doug.
#11 - Flower Power
Season 2 - Episode 24
Doug shows his romantic side as Carrie thinks he has lost it; Arthur serves on a jury.
#12 - Crappy Birthday
Season 1 - Episode 15
Carrie is upset about getting older when her 30th birthday rolls around.
#13 - Art House
Season 1 - Episode 24
Arthur almost gets Doug fired. Doug then releases all his feelings about Arthur, which results in him moving out of the house.
#14 - Shrink Wrap
Season 4 - Episode 25
The fourth season concludes with Arthur visiting a psychiatrist and recalling via flashback a disturbing encounter with his dad that may explain Arthur's abrasive personality.
#15 - Lush Life
Season 4 - Episode 20
When Carrie's new afterwork routine of apple martinis-along with an accompanying much more relaxed attitude-come to an abrupt end, Doug and Arthur join forces to keep her drunk, a course of action Lou doesn't approve of.
#16 - Roamin' Holiday
Season 2 - Episode 10
In an attempt to get away from Carrie's friends for Thanksgiving, Doug invites Spence over.
#17 - S'Ain't Valentine's
Season 1 - Episode 16
Doug's romantic plans with Carrie are hijacked by Veronica, who has planned a last-minute surprise party for Spence. Arthur meets a woman at a Senior Center dance.
#18 - Swim Neighbors
Season 3 - Episode 22
Doug and Carrie meet the neighbors after a hurricane destroys both of their backyards. Carrie breaks their hearts by telling the truth and rejects the idea of a combined backyard. So the neighbors retaliate by disrupting their privacy by making an aboveground pool in a small space. But as Carrie tries to mount a lawsuit, Doug can't deny the temptation and joins the other side. But before the pool goes down, Carrie takes a quick swim and later, Doug tries to enjoy the lawn sprinkler.
#19 - Food Fight
Season 4 - Episode 13
Carrie gets jealous when Doug's attention is focused on Spence's new girlfriend, Becky, a professional chef. It's not her looks. It's not her personality, it's her food! Doug can't get enough and Becky comes to rely on Doug to sample all of her new recipes. Carrie, feeling left out, finally reaches the end of her rope and demands that Doug stop his "food affair" with Becky.
#20 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1
Doug receives his new big screen TV and turns the basement into a private recreation room. However, after the death of the wife of Carrie's father and the subsequent burning down of his house, Arthur and Carrie's sister Sara move in. So Doug's recreation room becomes Arthur's new room, and the big TV moves to the bedroom.
#21 - Road Rayge
Season 1 - Episode 9
Doug regrets helping Ray Barone cheat on his driving test. Meanwhile, Arthur's neediness hinder's Carrie's studying.
#22 - Supermarket Story
Season 1 - Episode 10
Carrie has Thanksgiving Day planned but is guilted into making a homemade meal which leaves her with less than a day to make a meal for ten people.
#24 - Life Sentence
Season 4 - Episode 8
Now that Arthur is back from the hospital, Carrie thinks that it is a good idea that she and Doug get life insurance. She wants to be sure that Arthur is well taken care of should something happen to either one of them. But this comes as a huge shock to Doug because he's never thought about having to take care of Arthur if Carrie weren't around. Once Doug finds out that Carrie has started smoking again, he's convinced that she's trying to die first so that he gets stuck with Arthur. They both lose sight of why they're signing the insurance forms and Arthur has to snap them back into reality. Meanwhile, Doug and Carrie have installed an Arthur cam so they can monitor him while he's down in the basement. Deacon, Spence, and Danny get a real kick out of watching Arthur's mundane daily activity and find themselves addicted to "Arthur TV".
#25 - Maybe Baby
Season 1 - Episode 25
Doug and Carrie consider having a baby, which results in a flashback from Arthur about the day that Carrie was born.