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The King of Queens

The King of Queens

CBS 1998

Life’s good for deliveryman Doug Heffernan, until his newly widowed father-in-law, Arthur, moves in with him and his wife Carrie. Doug is no longer the king of his domain, and instead of having a big screen television in his recently renovated basement, he now has a crazy old man.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The King of Queens

The King of Queens - S3E25

#1 - Pregnant Pause (2) (Season 3 - Episode 25)

Doug tells Carrie not to panic about having the baby, that he will take care of all her "burden," so he takes on a second job so that they can store a little extra money before the due date. Meanwhile, Arthur is annoyed that Doug still hasn't finished his bathroom and Deacon and Kelly reconcile.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 72 votes.

The King of Queens - S8E1

#2 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 235 votes.

The King of Queens - S2E3

#3 - Assaulted Nuts (Season 2 - Episode 3)

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

The episode was rated 7.90 from 292 votes.

The King of Queens - S3E7

#4 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 274 votes.

The King of Queens - S4E13

#5 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 225 votes.

The King of Queens - S4E20

#6 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 224 votes.

The King of Queens - S1E21

#7 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 239 votes.

The King of Queens - S9E13

#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 99 votes.

The King of Queens - S3E22

#9 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 217 votes.

The King of Queens - S4E25

#10 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 191 votes.

The King of Queens - S6E24

#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.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 202 votes.

The King of Queens - S4E8

#12 - 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".

The episode was rated 7.78 from 232 votes.

The King of Queens - S3E4

#13 - Class Struggle (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Carrie decides to return to college, with very little time to get things done.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 256 votes.

The King of Queens - S8E16

#14 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 169 votes.

The King of Queens - S2E10

#15 - Roamin' Holiday (Season 2 - Episode 10)

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

The episode was rated 7.75 from 263 votes.


Last updated: jan 30, 2023


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