King of Queens: Season 1
Season 1 box cover
First episode aired:
"Pilot", aired September 21, 1998
Season finale aired:
"Maybe, Baby", on May 17, 1999
Episodes aired:
25 aired during Season 2
Previous Season:
None - first season
Next Season:
Season 2

Season 1 of The King of Queens first started airing with "Pilot" on September 21, 1998. The Season concluded with "Maybe Baby" on May 17, 1999. It was released on DVD on November 18, 2003. The Season was shown on CBS on Monday at 8:30p.m. It was ranked #35 for the TV season, and averaged to 12.5 Million Viewers per episode.

Episode GuideEdit

Season 1 (1998-1999)Edit

Season 1
Image Title Original airdate Written by Directed by Episode # Episode Total # Prod.code
Pilotseason1 '"Pilot" September 21, 1998 David Litt Pamela Fryman 1 1 101
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.
Fat Cityseason1 "Fat City" September 28, 1998 Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa Robert Berlinger 2 2 103
Stunned by an old photograph of Carrie's mother, Doug convinces Carrie to go on a diet and must pretend he is going on one too
Cello, Goodbyeseason1 "Cello, Goodbye" October 5, 1998 David Litt & Michael J. Weithorn Gail Mancuso 3 3 105
Carrie's on the fast track at her new job in a Manhattan law firm. But the trappings of success—late nights at the office, free concert tickets and being surrounded by bright, dynamic people—make Doug wonder why she ever ended up with a guy like him.
Richie's Songseason1 "Richie's Song" October 12, 1998 Tony Sheehan Robert Berlinger 4 4 104
Doug can't figure out why Carrie refuses to go on a double date with Richie and his wife, Marie.
Paternal Affairsseason1 "Paternal Affairs" October 19, 1998 Jeff Sussman Brian K. Roberts 5 5 106
Doug's favorite aunt, Sheila, begins to date Arthur.
Head Firstseason1 "Head First" October 26, 1998 David Litt & Michael J. Weithorn Pamela Fryman 6 6 102
After taking Arthur on an errand for Carrie, she rewards Doug with a special move in bed. Doug then tries to take Arthur everywhere with him, to try to get that same 'appreciation' from Carrie again.
The Rockseason1 "The Rock" November 2, 1998 Stacie Lipp Pamela Fryman 7 7 107
Doug and Carrie remember when he proposed to her after a jeweler offers more money for the ring than Doug had originally paid.
Educating Dougseason1 "Educating Doug" November 9, 1998 Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa Rob Schiller 8 8 109
Carrie signs she 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...
Road Rayge "Road Rayge" November 16, 1998 David Litt & Tony Sheehan Rob Schiller 9 9 108
Doug regrets helping Ray Barone cheat on his driving test. Meanwhile, Arthur's neediness hinder's Carrie's studying.
Supermarket Story - Doug and Carrie go Thanksgiving Dinner shopping "Supermarket Story" November 23, 1998 Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith Rob Schiller 10 10 110
A trip to the supermarket sees Carrie guilted into agreeing to make a homemade Thanksgiving and Doug running into an old friend he can't remember.
Episode 1x11 - Arthur Doug Carrie tree shopping "Noel Cowards" December 14, 1998 Michael J. Weithorn & David Bickel Rob Schiller 11 11 113
Doug and Carrie realize they must buy a new car after theirs breaks down. One problem: they can't afford it.
Doug and Carrie introduce Jenny to Spence "Fixer Upper" December 21, 1998 David Litt & Tony Sheehan Rob Schiller 12 12 111
Though Doug warns against it, Carrie fixes Spence up with one of her co-workers.
Best Man episode 1x13 - Doug tries to fit into his tux "Best Man" January 11, 1999 Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa Rob Schiller 13 13 114
Doug and Carrie attend a wedding of an old flame of Carrie's, creating an uncomfortable situation for Doug.
King of Queens episode 1x14 - Confronting the Sacksys "Dog Days" January 18, 1999 David Litt Rob Schiller 14 14 115
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.
Crappy "Crappy Birthday" February 1, 1999 David Bickel, and 3 more credits(story) Mark Cendrowski 15 15 112
Carrie is upset about getting older when her 30th birthday rolls around.
Saint Velentines "S'Ain't Valentine's" February 8, 1999 Story by: David Bickel
Teleplay by: Nancy Cohen & Michael J. Weithorn
Rob Schiller 16 16 118
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.
Episode 1x17 - Carrie Gets Ticketed "Court Date" February 15, 1999 Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa Rob Schiller 17 17 117
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.
Maxresdefault "White Collar" February 22, 1999 Dan E. Fesman, Harry Victor, Tony Sheehan Rob Schiller 18 18 119
Doug begins to miss being behind the wheel of his truck when he is promoted after the death of his shift supervisor.
Coming Soon "Rayny Day" March 1, 1999 David Bickel Rob Schiller 19 19 120
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. Meanwhile, when Ray's mother, Marie, arrives at the Heffernan's early to pick up Ray, she gives Carrie a lesson in cleaning—which Carrie milks for all it's worth.
Coming Soon "Train Wreck" March 15, 1999 Story by: Ira Fritz, Neal Howard & Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
Teleplay by: Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
Rob Schiller 20 20 121
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.
Coming Soon "Hungry Man" April 5, 1999 Tony Sheehan Rob Schiller 21 21 116
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.
Coming Soon "Time Share" April 26, 1999 Cathy Yuspa(and 3 others) Rob Schiller 22 22 123
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.
Coming Soon "Where's Poppa?" May 3, 1999 Kevin James, Rock Rueben, Gary Valentine, Josh Goldsmith, David Bickel & Cathy Yuspa Rob Schiller 23 23 122
Doug and Carrie send Arthur off to work at cousin Danny's pizza restaurant.
Coming Soon "Art House" May 10, 1999 David Litt Rob Schiller 24 24 125
Arthur almost gets Doug fired. Doug then releases all his feelings about Arthur, which results in him moving out of the house.
Coming Soon "Maybe Baby" May 17, 1999 Michael J. Weithorn Rob Schiller 25 25 124
Doug and Carrie consider having a baby, which results in a flashback from Arthur about the day that Carrie was born.