It is revealed that Arthur's problems stem from his childhood, by being horribly treated by his own father. Note: This episode features a brief cameo of Jerry Stiller in. 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. But everyone besides him remembers his now handicapped ex-team mate making the block. Meanwhile, Arthur depends on Doug for deodorant issues, but Doug is too distracted.
Doug tells Carrie that he'll try to work harder to her get a promotion, only to go too far when he tells one of the senior partners that he climbed Mt. Season 1, Episode 17 February 15, 1999 Season 1, Episode 17 February 15, 1999 When a cop Dan Roebuck who gave Carrie a traffic ticket asks her out on a date, Doug talks her into going out with him until their court date. 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. In an effort to save money, he chooses a cheaper doctor that results in a very worried couple when her sight does not return properly. Everything goes wrong though when they are diverted to Pittsburgh then Dayton, Ohio.
Doug and Carrie are reluctant to say yes. Meanwhile, Spence is excited to go to a Fantasy Fest with , but when also agrees to go, Spence must decide between the two. Carrie finds out after adopting that she is pregnant, and she is overwhelmed. Meanwhile, Doug and Margy get into a heated argument where Doug claims that he wrote her a song when they were dating, only to find out for himself that he didn't finish it. When it is revealed that Carrie only has one working ovary, they find that they must get started in conceiving right away, only to be hindered when Doug's parents visit.
Doug realizes that the more time he spends with Arthur, the more sex he gets from Carrie. Elsewhere, Arthur gives job-hunting tips to Spence. 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. Carrie wants to stay together and plans to go to China to pick up their adopted child. For subsequent episodes of the series, she was replaced by Anne Meara, who also guest stars in this episode. 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.
Meanwhile, Arthur wants a family Christmas photo and will have anybody in it with him. 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. Carrie takes up dog walking to earn some extra money. Elsewhere, Doug and Carrie fall out over who will take care of Arthur if they die. However, Deacon sends a message that he won't be coming, revealing his falling out with Kelly.
Doug runs into some problems with Arthur at the buffet, meanwhile the waiting guests back home are starting to fight. When Kelly tires of Doug, he ruins Deacon and Carrie's good time. When Doug's sister Stephanie gets wind of this, she is offended that she wasn't selected to be responsible for the unenviable task. Meanwhile, Carrie plays the mother in a model home family, causing her to yearn for a real family of her own. Arthur and Spence spend their Valentine's Day at Arthur's senior center. Doug and Carrie end up lost in the woodland and go their separate ways, only to reunite at the end. Air Date : 5th-Oct-1998 Doug and Carrie throw a wedding anniversary party for themselves.
However, a series of misunderstandings with the librarian, Nana Louise , lead Doug and Carrie to go to great lengths to correct her mistakes. Doug's mother comes to visit and after seeing her play poker, Doug takes her to Vegas to hustle some people out of their money. Carrie tries to sell a condo to but it turns out to be more work than she expected. Dorothy is too upset to hand over the key. Meanwhile, Arthur hosts an open house on the Heffernan House in an attempt to trade-in to a better home with a better room for him to live in, dragging Holly in the process. They flip a coin, and Doug wins.
However, Doug and Deacon later meet Leslie , freeing up Deacon to bring her and join Doug and Carrie to the trip. Doug soon realizes Carrie is the problem so he removes her from the team making for an awkward household. Weithorn December 14, 1998 1998-12-14 113 At Christmas time, Arthur buys Doug and Carrie a very squatty, mini car, which, of course, Doug and Carrie dislike. Sullivan was added to the cast as a new character the next season, and was elevated to main star in the three seasons after that. Meanwhile, Arthur couldn't pay for Doug and Carrie's wedding, leading him to convince Doug's parents to pay for it, only to spend way too much money on unnecessary things. Carrie then changes her mind after seeing all the money that Doug received from tips and wants her dream of having a Manhattan apartment. Danny wants to ask Holly out, only for Spence to forbid it.
Carrie is left to mentor a 16-year-old girl , however finds that bad behavior helps her make friends better than good behavior. Weithorn March 4, 2002 2002-03-04 417 Carrie's work has an annual golf trip, but Doug and Carrie used to always take Deacon and Kelly. Meanwhile, Spence doesn't want to attend the reunion because he had a relationship with one of his teachers that ended really badly. Holly is recently dumped so Carrie takes her out to a nightclub in hopes of cheering her up. She tries to get better but maybe the reason behind her behavior needs to be found first. Luckily for Doug, Carrie is depressed about her new age, so Doug makes up a lie about having plans so he can sound like he remembered. .
Louis after they make a deal that he never has to do anything with him any more. Before handing over the money, he looks through receipts, and soon discovers that Carrie has spent large amounts on clothes. However Doug defies her and goes back there for lunch. Carrie immediately gets tired of Trish, so she uses her to get discounts at the same way Doug used Trish in order to sleep with her. Meanwhile, Arthur sees an opportunity to have his script made into a movie when moves next door.