Season 6

Episode Guide

Doug Less I

S6 E1
Oct 2, 2003
The sixth season opens with a newly svelte Doug and a surprisingly jealous Carrie, who just can't hide her disdain when people constantly compliment her hubby on his weight loss. Doug decides to surprise her by taking her to an old holiday spot of theirs.

Doug Less II

S6 E2
Oct 2, 2003
Doug surprises Carrie with a romantic weekend away at a resort. Doug and Carrie try to get over an argument they've been having, but only make things worse. Deacon finds Spence and Danny in bed together. Arthur decides he is in an emergency situation.

King Pong

S6 E3
Oct 9, 2003
When Arthur handily beats Doug in several games of ping-pong, Doug decides to test his skills on Carrie, but is humiliated when he loses once again. In a desperate attempt to keep his ego intact, he asks Arthur to train him so that he can beat his wife.

Dreading Vows

S6 E4
Oct 16, 2003
Endless complications make Doug and Carrie quickly regret their decision to renew their wedding vows. In the midst of the wedding planning Arthur is praying that his wedding present, aged Port wine, will go unused when he discovers the value of the fine wine on eBay.

Nocturnal Omission

S6 E5
Oct 23, 2003
Doug and Carrie don't agree on whether to tell Deacon, who's planning a night with a gorgeous stewardess he just met, that Kelly wants to reconcile.

Affidavit Justice

S6 E6
Oct 30, 2003
The partners of Carrie's law firm ask Doug to be a ringer on their company team, but he's all too convincing as a lawyer, aw well. Meanwhile, after tracing his ancestry, Arthur believes his great-grandfather was a slave owner and makes it his own personal mission to correct things with Deacon on his ancestor's behalf.

Secret Garden

S6 E7
Nov 13, 2003
Carrie plugs Danny to do some landscaping for her new gynecologist, but when Danny gets greedy with the bill she worries he'll dump her as a patient.

Eggsit Strategy

S6 E8
Nov 20, 2003
Carrie hears that her law firm is laying off people and worries about her job, though her resigning boss is only worried about getting an omelette bar goodbye party. Meanwhile, Doug is in hot water with Deacon when he loses the Koosh ball Deacon received from his son as a gift.

Thanks, Man

S6 E9
Nov 27, 2003
It's Thanksgiving in the Heffernan household and while Carrie cooks dinner for ten people, Doug lets a stranger into the house to use the phone... but Carrie is not so trusting. Everyone at dinner feels sorry for the man, who's been left outside to wait for a ride, but when Carrie finally gives into the holiday spirit, it turns out her instincts may have been right.

American Idle

S6 E10
Dec 4, 2003
With Doug on her back over her lack of motivation in finding a new job, Carrie enlists the help of Arthur and opens up her own company making decorative cell phone covers--then forces her friends to come to a showing.

Santa Claustrophobia

S6 E11
Dec 18, 2003
Doug feels suffocated when Carrie takes a holiday job at IPS. Arthur attempts to get a Christmas card picture taken with friends.

Dougie Houser

S6 E12
Jan 8, 2004
Flashbacks show Doug and Carrie's search a decade ago for their house, and how Doug caved to get what she wanted.

Frigid Heirs

S6 E13
Jan 15, 2004
Arthur wins $2,500 at a bingo game, and agrees to share some of his winnings with Doug and Carrie. Unfortunately, Arthur feels that he should decide how they will spend their portion.

Switch Sitters

S6 E14
Feb 12, 2004
After countless times of babysitting Deacon and Kelly's children, Doug and Carrie feel that Deacon and Kelly should return the favor and babysit Arthur every once in a while. Deacon and Kelly decide to take Arthur out to dinner so Doug and Carrie can be alone, but they ignore a warning about Arthur's reaction to spicy food.

Cheap Saks

S6 E15
Feb 12, 2004
Though she quickly realizes why Doug dumped her so long ago, Carrie stays friends with his former girlfriend to take advantage of her employee discount at Saks Fifth Avenue. Meanwhile, Spence agrees to go out with a guy, even though he's not gay, just to boost his morale.

Damned Yanky

S6 E16
Feb 19, 2004
Carrie's infuriated when Doug sleep-talks about women while anesthetized, so she comes up with a proscribed list of women for Doug's daydreams.

Multiple Plots

S6 E17
Feb 26, 2004
When Arthur tries to sell Spence his adjoining burial plot, he somehow winds up selling it to Spence's mother, Veronica. Doug's new route has a man who answers the door wearing only a towel. Meanwhile, Carrie takes on dog walking with Holly to make some money, but immediately hates the job.

Trash Talker

S6 E18
Mar 4, 2004
Doug and Deacon's relationship hits a speed bump when Deacon unknowingly befriends Doug's grade school archenemy. Meanwhile, Arthur seeks revenge against Larry King for getting him expelled as a youth.

Precedent Nixin'

S6 E19
Mar 18, 2004
Carrie asks Deacon and Kelly to accompany her and Doug to Florida for their visit with the in-laws so that they'll be forced to stay at a hotel instead of with Doug's parents, prompting a guilt-trip from Janet.

Foe: Pa

S6 E20
Mar 25, 2004
Doug must heal the breach between father and daughter when Arthur's antics in the lobby of a real estate company cost Carrie getting a job there.

Tank Heaven

S6 E21
Apr 8, 2004
Doug sabotages Carrie's attempts to start hanging out with her co-workers by scaring them off with several crude techniques. Meanwhile, Spence and Danny realize that women like men who take care of the elderly and start using Arthur as bait.

Alter Ego

S6 E22
May 6, 2004
What starts out as a valiant effort to win back the heart of Spence's ex-girlfriend, Denise, quickly goes south as Danny gets a sudden case of lockjaw and the group spends all the money they took out as cash advances from their credit cards. Meanwhile, Arthur fills in at the front desk of the senior center and has some words with the pudding vendor.

Icky Shuffle

S6 E23
May 13, 2004
A bedridden Carrie gets Doug to team with Arthur for a shuffleboard tournament, but his skills aren't to Arthur's liking. Meanwhile, Carrie pretends to continue being sick so that Holly will continue to cook for her.

Awful Bigamy

S6 E24
May 20, 2004
After Holly gets kicked out of her apartment, Arthur insists that she stay with him in the basement until she finds a new place, making Doug realize the benefits of having two women in his life.