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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 1
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 Guide[]

Season 1 (1998-1999)[]

Season 1 episodes
Image Ep.# # in series Title Written by Directed by Original airdate Prod.code
Pilotseason1.jpeg 1 1 "Pilot" David Litt Pamela Fryman September 21, 1998 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.jpg 2 2 "Fat City" Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa Robert Berlinger September 28, 1998 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.jpg 3 3 "Cello, Goodbye" David Litt & Michael J. Weithorn Gail Mancuso October 5, 1998 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.jpg 4 4 "Richie's Song" Tony Sheehan Robert Berlinger October 12, 1998 104
Doug can't figure out why Carrie refuses to go on a double date with Richie and his wife, Marie.
Paternal Affairsseason1.jpg 5 5 "Paternal Affairs" Jeff Sussman Brian K. Roberts October 19, 1998 106
Doug's favorite aunt, Sheila, begins to date Arthur.
Head Firstseason1.jpg 6 6 "Head First" David Litt & Michael J. Weithorn Pamela Fryman October 26, 1998 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.jpg 7 7 "The Rock" Stacie Lipp Pamela Fryman November 2, 1998 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.jpg 8 8 "Educating Doug" Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa Rob Schiller November 9, 1998 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.png 9 9 "Road Rayge" David Litt & Tony Sheehan Rob Schiller November 16, 1998 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.jpg 10 10 "Supermarket Story" Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith Rob Schiller November 23, 1998 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.png 11 11 "Noel Cowards" Michael J. Weithorn & David Bickel Rob Schiller December 14, 1998 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.jpg 12 12 "Fixer Upper" David Litt & Tony Sheehan Rob Schiller December 21, 1998 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.png 13 13 "Best Man" Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa Rob Schiller January 11, 1999 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.jpg 14 14 "Dog Days" David Litt Rob Schiller January 18, 1999 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.PNG 15 15 "Crappy Birthday" David Bickel, and 3 more credits(story) Mark Cendrowski February 1, 1999 112
Carrie is upset about getting older when her 30th birthday rolls around.
Saint Velentines.PNG 16 16 "S'Ain't Valentine's" Story by: David Bickel
Teleplay by: Nancy Cohen & Michael J. Weithorn
Rob Schiller February 8, 1999 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.png 17 17 "Court Date" Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa Rob Schiller February 15, 1999 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.jpg 18 18 "White Collar" Dan E. Fesman, Harry Victor & Tony Sheehan Rob Schiller February 22, 1999 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.jpg 19 19 "Rayny Day" David Bickel Rob Schiller March 1, 1999 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.jpg 20 20 "Train Wreck" Story by: Ira Fritz, Neal Howard, Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
Teleplay by: Cathy Yuspa & Josh Goldsmith
Rob Schiller March 15, 1999 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.jpg 21 21 "Hungry Man" Tony Sheehan Rob Schiller April 5, 1999 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.jpg 22 22 "Time Share" Cathy Yuspa(and 3 others) Rob Schiller April 26, 1999 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.jpg 23 23 "Where's Poppa?" Kevin James, Rock Rueben, Gary Valentine, Josh Goldsmith, David Bickel & Cathy Yuspa Rob Schiller May 3, 1999 122
Doug and Carrie send Arthur off to work at cousin Danny's pizza restaurant.
Coming Soon.jpg 24 24 "Art House" David Litt Rob Schiller May 10, 1999 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.jpg 25 25 "Maybe Baby" Michael J. Weithorn Rob Schiller May 17, 1999 124
Doug and Carrie consider having a baby, which results in a flashback from Arthur about the day that Carrie was born.