The Best Episodes of The King of Queens

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?

Train Wreck

#1 - Train Wreck

Season 1 - Episode 21

Doug is upset when his new trainee doesn't make Carrie jealous; Meanwhile, Arthur must deal with his purchase of his tombstone in advance and changing the first two numbers of his death year from 19 to 20.

star 8.04
197 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Time Share

#2 - Time Share

Season 1 - Episode 23

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.

star 7.97
197 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
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Pole Lox

#3 - 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.

star 7.93
193 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Assaulted Nuts

#4 - Assaulted Nuts

Season 2 - Episode 3

Doug, while goofing off at work, accidentally ends up with a staple wound to the scrotum.

star 7.91
242 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Hungry Man

#5 - Hungry Man

Season 1 - Episode 16

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.

star 7.89
203 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Doug Out

#6 - Doug Out

Season 2 - Episode 6

Arthur's inclusion at an outing to a Mets game creates problems for Doug.

star 7.89
221 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Strike Out

#7 - 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.

star 7.89
234 votes
Where's Poppa?

#8 - Where's Poppa?

Season 1 - Episode 22

Doug and Carrie send Arthur off to work at cousin Danny's pizza restaurant.

star 7.89
196 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Court Date

#9 - 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.

star 7.87
198 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Soft Touch

#10 - Soft Touch

Season 2 - Episode 22

Doug gets pulled into a water filter scheme thanks to his neighbors.

star 7.86
186 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Awful Bigamy

#11 - 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.

star 7.84
168 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Supermarket Story

#12 - 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.

star 7.84
254 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Shrink Wrap

#13 - 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.

star 7.82
158 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Art House

#14 - Art House

Season 1 - Episode 25

Arthur almost gets Doug fired. Doug then releases all his feelings about Arthur, which results in him moving out of the house.

star 7.82
186 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Dog Days

#15 - Dog Days

Season 1 - Episode 15

The Heffernans' new neighbors have a dog that keeps them up at night, but Doug wants to avoid confrontation. Arthur thinks Charles Schultz is using him as a template for Peanuts characters.

star 7.81
217 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Swim Neighbors

#16 - 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.

star 7.81
182 votes
Directors: Henry Chan
Noel Cowards

#17 - Noel Cowards

Season 1 - Episode 13

Doug and Carrie realize they must buy a new car after theirs breaks down. One problem: they can't afford it.

star 7.80
230 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Roamin' Holiday

#18 - Roamin' Holiday

Season 2 - Episode 10

In an attempt to get away from Carrie's friends for Thanksgiving, Doug invites Spence over.

star 7.80
223 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Flower Power

#19 - Flower Power

Season 2 - Episode 24

Doug shows his romantic side as Carrie thinks he has lost it; Arthur serves on a jury.

star 7.80
170 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
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Pilot

#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.

star 7.79
511 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
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Rayny Day

#21 - Rayny Day

Season 1 - Episode 20

When Ray Barone calls and asks Doug if he wants to play golf at his private club, Doug cancels on his friend Richie – who he was going to spend the day with in order to comfort him after his divorce. But when a huge thunderstorm lets loose, Doug's day of golf turns into a fiasco, and he high-tails it back to his garage to Richie. Meanwhile, Ray's mother, Marie, arrives at the Heffernan's early to pick Ray up and gives Carrie a lesson in cleaning – which Carrie milks for all it's worth.

star 7.79
207 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Furious Gorge

#22 - Furious Gorge

Season 7 - Episode 3

On the way to a overeating support group, Doug notices an abusive relationship group, and decides to join them instead. Although, Carrie becomes suspicious when he not only gains weight, but begins to cower in her presence.

star 7.79
191 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Educating Doug

#23 - Educating Doug

Season 1 - Episode 9

Carrie signs her and Doug up for a class at the community college when she begins to think that they're becoming dumb and boring. Doug has a hard time with it, but luckily Spence in also in the class...

star 7.79
258 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
China Syndrome (2)

#24 - China Syndrome (2)

Season 9 - Episode 13

At Arthur's wedding reception, Doug and Carrie's marital tension continues, and they ponder whether they have a future together.

star 7.78
89 votes
Directors: Rob Schiller
Knee Jerk

#25 - Knee Jerk

Season 8 - Episode 16

After Carrie accidentally injures Doug, he milks it to avoid distasteful tasks. Meanwhile, Arthur catches on to the ruse, and uses it to his advantage.

star 7.77
139 votes