King of Queens: Season 8
Season 8 DVD box cover
First episode aired:
"Pole Lox", aired September 19, 2005
Season finale aired:
"Acting Out", aired May 22, 2006
Episodes aired:
22 aired during Season 8
Previous Season:
Season 7
Next Season:
Season 9

This is the episode listing for the eighth season of King of Queens after Season 7. The first episode of the season, Pole Lox, premiered on September 19, 2005. The season finale was the second of a two episode story, Acting Out, which was aired on May 22, 2006.

Episode GuideEdit

Season 8 (2005–2006)Edit

Season 8
Image Title Original airdate Written by Directed by Episode # Episode Total # Prod. code
Coming Soon "Pole Lox" September 19, 2005 Michael J. Weithorn Rob Schiller 1 172 801
Accompanied by Doug's heavy encouragement, Carrie enrolls in a pole dancing class, but does not turn out to be a quick study.
Coming Soon "Vocal Discord" September 26, 2005 Chris Downey Rob Schiller 2 173 802
After a computer microphone records a fight between the two of them, Doug and Carrie begin to think that marriage counseling is a good idea. Meanwhile, Arthur directs a play at the senior center.
Coming Soon "Consumate Professional" October 3, 2005 Ilana Wernick Rob Schiller 3 174 803
Carrie learns that when they were dating, Doug lied to her about his (un)employment status to get her in bed. 
Coming Soon "Like Hell" October 10, 2005 Owen Ellickson & Mike Soccio Mark Cendrowski 4 175 804
Doug finds out that Jared (Bryan Callen) a new guy at work does not like him, so he tries to become friends with the guy but comes on too strong. Carrie also goes overboard when she tries to change her image at work and help a co-worker "improve" herself. 
Coming Soon "Sandwiched Out" October 17, 2005 Nick Bakay & David Bickel Rob Schiller 5 176 805
Deacon gets a sandwich named after him at Cooper's, infuriating Doug. Holly (Nicole Sullivan) announces she is moving away with her boyfriend, but Carrie is not fond of the idea and Arthur cannot seem to say good-bye.
Coming Soon "Shear Torture" October 24, 2005 Nick Bakay & David Bickel Rob Schiller 6 177 806
Carrie becomes jealous of Doug's relationship with his attractive hairdresser. Meanwhile, Spence is excited to go to a Fantasy Fest with Lou Ferrigno, but when Adam West also agrees to go, Spence must decide between the two. 
Coming Soon "Inn Escapable" November 7, 2005 MIchelle Nader Rob Schiller 7 178 807
Doug and Carrie's weekend at a quaint bed and breakfast turns out to be less than desirable. Worse, they do not feel comfortable about leaving because they are the only people at the inn for the entire weekend. 
Coming Soon "Move Doubt" November 14, 2005 Liz Astrof Aronauer & Owen Ellickson Rob Schiller 8 179 808
Doug and Carrie try to get Deacon and Kelly to buy the house next to them, but a couple with eight kids moves in instead. Meanwhile Danny and Spence compete over a girl from Albania named Zana (Sanya Mateyas)
Coming Soon "G'Night Stalker" November 21, 2005 Chris Downey Rob Schiller 9 180 809
Doug and Carrie decide to go out to a karaoke club, where Doug's singing catches the attention of a stranger, who then becomes obsessed with Doug. 
Coming Soon "Raygin' Bulls" November 28, 2005 Michelle Nader & Rock Reuben Howard Murray 10 181 810
Carrie goes away with Arthur to visit her mothers grave, and finds out she's not who she thinks she is. Doug and Ray Barone Ray Romano) spend the weekend trying to pick up girls, attempting to outdo each other in a nightclub. 
Coming Soon "Baker's Doesn't" December 19, 2005 Liz Astrof Aronauer & Ilana Wernick Michael J. Weithorn 11 182 811
Carrie is asked to bake a cake for the Church bake sale, but she cannot bake.
Coming Soon "Fresh Brood" January 6, 2006 Michelle Nader & Rock Reuben Rob Schiller 12 183 812
To persuade Carrie to have a baby, Doug borrows an infant whom Danny is supposed to be taking care of to show Carrie what a good father he would be.
Coming Soon "Gambling N' Diction" January 23, 2006 Ilana Wernick Rob Schiller 13 184 813
After Carrie is told she might not get a promotion because of her accent she seeks Spence for help. Doug's mom comes to visit and after seeing her play poker, Doug takes her to Vegas to hustle some people out of their money.
Coming Soon "Apartment Complex" February 6, 2006 David Bickel Michael J. Weithorn 14 185 814
Doug, Deacon, Spence and Danny all secretly rent an apartment, but soon Deacon, Spence and Danny move out and Doug lives by himself. Carrie tries to sell a condo to Kirstie Alley but it turns out to be more work than she expected.
Coming Soon "Buggie Nights" February 27, 2006 David Bickel & Chris Downey Rob Schiller 15 186 815
Doug and Carrie hire an exterminator (Chris Elliott) to rid their house of bed bugs. Spence and Danny try to decide where to go on vacation. 
Coming Soon "Knee Jerk" March 6, 2006 David Bickel & Chris Downey Ken Whittingham 16 187 816
Carrie "accidentally" pushes Doug backwards down the stairs, injuring his knee. Carrie feels bad for him so she waits on him hand and foot. Doug enjoys the attention so he continues to pretend to be in pain. 
Coming Soon "Present Tense" March 13, 2006 Michelle Nader & Rock Reuben Henry Chan 17 188 817
For their anniversary, Doug and Carrie receive a less-than flattering portrait of themselves from Deacon and Kelly. As they try to find ways to get rid of the portrait without hurting Deacon and Kelly's feelings, Spence and Danny try hard to become Doug and Carrie's "go-to couple".
Coming Soon "Sold-Y Locks" March 20, 2006 Owen Ellickson & Dennis Regan Rob Schiller 18 189 818
Doug convinces Carrie to sell her hair for money, but later regrets his decision, when he sees her hair is cut "like a boy".
Coming Soon "Emotional Rollercoaster" April 10, 2006 Amy Gershwin Rob Schiller 19 190 819
It's Doug's 40th birthday and Carrie begins to try to make Doug realize that he should start wanting to do more with his life. So Doug decides he wants to ride a roller coaster that he was to afraid to ride when he was younger.
Episode 9x20 - Four Play - the Gang at the movies "Four Play" May 1, 2006 Liz Astrof Aronauer & Michelle Nader Rob Schiller 20 191 820
Doug and Deacon discover they have more in common with each other's wives than their own, so they start hanging out with each other's wives as well. When Kelly tires of Doug, he ruins Deacon and Carrie's good time. Meanwhile, Arthur dispenses romance advise and the recipient finds success simply doing the opposite.
Episode 8x21 - Doug's mad at Carrie "Hartford Wailer" May 8, 2006 Story by: David Bickel & Chris Downey Teleplay by: Giuseppe Graziano Rob Schiller 21 192 821
Carrie prepares for a ladies night with her co-workers, until Doug surprises her at the hotel. Spence and Danny pretend to be security to get into a Huey Lewis concert. Guest Star: Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and The News
Episode 8x22 - Doug warming up to rival driver Jack "Fight Schlub" May 15, 2006 Owen Ellickson & Mike Soccio Rob Schiller 22 193 822
Doug befriends Jake, a driver (Adam Ferrara) who works for a rival delivery company, until he learns that Jake's kindness is fake. Carrie is left to mentor a 16 year-old girl (Blythe Auffarth), however finds that bad behavior helps her make friends better than good behavior.
Episode 8x23 - Acting Oot - Doug and Deacon's discovery "Acting Out" May 22, 2006 Liz Astrof Aronauer & Michelle Nader Rob Schiller 23 194 823

Carrie is finally fed up with Arthur, so she decides to put him in a retirement home. Doug, of course, is excited but after a touching story told by Arthur, Doug tries to decide whether or not Arthur should go.

Note: This episode features a brief cameo of Jerry Stiller in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.