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?
#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.
#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.
#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.
#4 - Assaulted Nuts
Season 2 - Episode 3
Doug, while goofing off at work, accidentally ends up with a staple wound to the scrotum.
#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.
#6 - Doug Out
Season 2 - Episode 6
Arthur's inclusion at an outing to a Mets game creates problems for Doug.
#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.
#8 - Where's Poppa?
Season 1 - Episode 22
Doug and Carrie send Arthur off to work at cousin Danny's pizza restaurant.
#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.
#10 - Soft Touch
Season 2 - Episode 22
Doug gets pulled into a water filter scheme thanks to his neighbors.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#18 - Roamin' Holiday
Season 2 - Episode 10
In an attempt to get away from Carrie's friends for Thanksgiving, Doug invites Spence over.
#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 - 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.
#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.
#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...
#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.
#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.