Feeling unwanted, Arthur moves out only to come back again. Doug cannot seem to let go of the past and continues his hatred for him, because he accused Doug of licking a trash can. Meanwhile, Spence moves in with Danny. Holly cooks for Carrie while she is sick and Carrie milks it for all it is worth. For subsequent episodes of the series, she was replaced by Anne Meara, who also guest stars in this episode.
When Doug first tries out the new channels he is determined to see all the channels and grows to dislike the dish. Arthur fills in for a senior-center employee. Meanwhile, while Doug and Ray are playing golf, Ray's mother Marie keeps Carrie company. Doug rises to the occasion, however, and even manages to get some good laughs out of the audience, until he starts to tell some jokes that hit a little too close to home. Doug doesn't want him working there but he also doesn't want to look bad to the family so he instructs his boss Mr. When Carrie rejects their idea of a combined backyard by reinstalling the fence, the Sackskys retaliate by installing an above ground pool.
Soon, it gets out of hand and she fills up her entire office with a temporary wardrobe. In the end, she loses the baby. Meanwhile at the senior center, Arthur encounters an old singer whom he trains and eventually becomes engaged to. Weithorn Pamela Fryman 102 After taking Arthur on an errand for Carrie, she rewards Doug with a special move in bed. Doug, who is not able to eat all day, discovers that there is no food served at the party and is desperate enough to eat raw, out of date eggs, mints, and plant food.
Meanwhile, drags an Indian delivery boy into chronicling his own life story. Feinstein December 17, 2001 2001-12-17 412 Doug and Carrie want to conceive, but receive another negative pregnancy result. Season 1, Episode 15 February 1, 1999 Season 1, Episode 15 February 1, 1999 Doug lies and tells Carrie Leah Remini that he's made big plans for her 30th birthday---and he then scrambles to make the arrangements at the last minute. Meanwhile Danny and Spence compete over a girl from Albania named Zana. The plan backfires when Carrie starts spending more time on her own endeavors rather than with Doug. Carrie backs her husband up until she realizes the man is a district attorney who might have a position for Carrie at his office.
Meanwhile, Arthur wants a family Christmas photo and will have anybody in it with him. Doug runs into some problems with Arthur at the buffet, meanwhile the waiting guests back home are starting to fight. When Carrie reveals having a fallout with her, Doug and Arthur conspire in making Carrie less sober to keep her in good spirits, making their neighbor uncomfortable with the whole ordeal. Angered by this, Doug tries to get his trainee to harass him. However, Doug has some trouble telling his friend about his wife, afraid that he will hurt him and finally tells him in Atlantic City while gambling. Doug soon realizes Carrie is the problem so he removes her from the team making for an awkward household.
Weithorn May 20, 2002 2002-05-20 424 When Carrie and Arthur's constant fighting begins to irritate Doug, Arthur is taken to a therapist to discuss why he has to yell and act up all the time. Carrie quickly tires of having to eat meat in private because of Doug forcing his new beliefs onto her. Meanwhile, Arthur's neediness hinder's Carrie's studying. Carrie gets excited but Doug hates the job, feeling guilty when Deacon says he wanted the promotion. After Doug finally passes his driving test he gets hit by Ray's dad's car and Doug gets hurt. Carrie wants to stay together and plans to go to China to pick up their adopted child. The plan backfires when she realizes there are downsides to getting noticed.
Note: This episode guest stars both Steffiana de la Cruz and Angelo Pagán, ' future wife and 's husband respectively, both of whom played their respective spouses' fantasy love interests. Doug and Carrie decide to sell it and buy a hot tub and satellite dish. It is revealed that Arthur's problems stem from his childhood, by being horribly treated by his own father. However, the driver gets brutally injured by a gang and Doug feels bad. Season 1, Episode 20 March 15, 1999 Season 1, Episode 20 March 15, 1999 Doug is distraught by Carrie's indifference when she learns that his new trainee is a beautiful woman Julie Benz , so he tries to make her think something's going on.
Note: This episode marks the first appearance of , whose character is a baby store employee named Marilyn who tries to help Carrie. Doug then releases all his feelings about Arthur, which results in him moving out of the house. Doug realizes that the more time he spends with Arthur, the more sex he gets from Carrie. Doug wants to rent an , while Carrie prefers a visit to Paris. He consequently has dreams about it based on television shows such as , , and television film.
In this popular sitcom, which strives for a blue-collar 'Honeymooners'-like feel, Doug Heffernan like Ralph Kramden before him is fortunate to have a loving, understanding wife. She assumes that Doug would not want to spend his vacation in a confined space with the old man. Danny and Spence also go on the trip pretending to be life partners to get a free weekend. Meanwhile, directs a play at the senior center. Spence and Danny pretend to be security to get into a concert.