The Best Episodes of The King of Queens

Where's Poppa?

#1 - Where's Poppa? 8.17

Season 1 - Episode 23

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

Directors: Rob Schiller
Hungry Man

#2 - Hungry Man 8.11

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Art House

#3 - Art House 8.07

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Crappy Birthday

#4 - Crappy Birthday 8.04

Season 1 - Episode 15

Carrie is upset about getting older when her 30th birthday rolls around.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Strike Out

#5 - Strike Out 8.01

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.

Directors: Leonard R. Garner Jr.
Best Man

#6 - Best Man 8.01

Season 1 - Episode 13

Doug and Carrie attend a wedding of an old flame of Carrie's, creating an uncomfortable situation for Doug.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Assaulted Nuts

#7 - Assaulted Nuts 8.01

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

Directors: Rob Schiller
Court Date

#8 - Court Date 8.00

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Supermarket Story

#9 - Supermarket Story 7.99

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Time Share

#10 - Time Share 7.98

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Train Wreck

#11 - Train Wreck 7.98

Season 1 - Episode 20

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Awful Bigamy

#12 - Awful Bigamy 7.98

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller

#13 - Pilot 7.98

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.

Directors: Pamela Fryman
Shrink Wrap

#14 - Shrink Wrap 7.97

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Pole Lox

#15 - Pole Lox 7.97

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Doug Out

#16 - Doug Out 7.96

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

Directors: Rob Schiller
S'Ain't Valentine's

#17 - S'Ain't Valentine's 7.96

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Soft Touch

#18 - Soft Touch 7.95

Season 2 - Episode 22

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

Directors: Rob Schiller
Dog Days

#19 - Dog Days 7.93

Season 1 - Episode 14

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.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Sight Gag

#20 - Sight Gag 7.92

Season 4 - Episode 2

Doug thinks he has come up with the perfect birthday gift for Carrie: laser eye surgery. That is until Carrie ends up nearly blind from the operation.

Directors: Rob Schiller
China Syndrome (1)

#21 - China Syndrome (1) 7.92

Season 9 - Episode 12

Doug and Carrie's marital tension continues, as they ponder whether they have a future together. Arthur and Ava's wedding day turns problematic.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Icky Shuffle

#22 - Icky Shuffle 7.91

Season 6 - Episode 23

A bedridden Carrie gets Doug to team with Arthur for a shuffleboard tournament, but his skills aren't to Arthur's liking. Meanwhile, Carrie pretends to continue being sick so that Holly will continue to cook for her.

Directors: Rob Schiller
Noel Cowards

#23 - Noel Cowards 7.91

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

Directors: Rob Schiller
Educating Doug

#24 - Educating Doug 7.89

Season 1 - Episode 8

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...

Directors: Rob Schiller
Switch Sitters

#25 - Switch Sitters 7.89

Season 6 - Episode 14

After countless times of babysitting Deacon and Kelly's children, Doug and Carrie feel that Deacon and Kelly should return the favor and babysit Arthur every once in a while. Deacon and Kelly decide to take Arthur out to dinner so Doug and Carrie can be alone, but they ignore a warning about Arthur's reaction to spicy food.

Directors: Rob Schiller