Doug and Carrie run into an annoying couple who are happening to get married. The couple invite them and Doug and Carrie say they will be there for sure. Then they later find out that the wedding is in Maryland which is a five hour drive and Doug and Carrie don't want to attend any longer. Arthur thinks of another crazy scheme, on having half priced footwear for sons and fathers.
Doug delivers a package to a mom and sees that she has an H.D. T.V. and with the super bowl coming up he can't stand looking at his own T.V. Doug later finds out that Carrie's boss has an H.D. so he asks her if she will invite him to Doug's poker game so he can convince Carrie's boss to watch the super bowl at his place.
Doug is going to throw a paint ball party for Deacon. However, Doug becomes angry at Carrie because she finds Deacon attractive. Kelly is angry at Carrie because of what she said about Deacon. It all leads up to a climactic battle between friends.
Doug lies to Carrie about having to work late so he can play mud football and get out of going to her seminar. Now sick from his night of football in the rain, Doug starts watching TV and begins to drift off to sleep... 'The Honeymooners': Doug dreams that he is Ralph and Deacon is Ed and they scheme to get Doug out of the house to go bowling. 'Wheel of Fortune': Doug dreams that he, Arthur and Carrie are contestants on The Wheel of Fortune, where the puzzle being "Doug Heffernan is a big fat liar." 'Brian's Song': Doug dreams he is in Brian's Song as Brian Piccolo ...
Doug receives an offer from FedEx and tells his IPS boss that if he wont give Doug a better route than he will transfer to FedEx. Lou Ferrigno sees Carrie slaving around the house and offers her if he can help, they soon start doing more favors for one another which ends up giving Carrie quite an orange tan.
Doug's parents are coming in town so Doug and Carrie decide to go and pick them up at the airport and they bring upsetting news to Doug. They have him sign papers about their wills and what would happen if they were to go into a vegetated state or what not. Arthur roams the airport acting like a passenger to get discounts on items in the airport store.
After a big storm Doug and Carrie catch their annoying neighbors in their backyard cleaning up the after math of the storm. They than give the idea to Doug and Carrie that they should tear down the wall dividing them and make it on big backyard. After the Heffernens tell them no on the idea the neighbors get a pool that disrupts there backyard privacy. Carrie is wanting to fight them on it, but Doug is not sure where he stands.
Doug and Carrie feel that they are ready to become parents. Their only problem is that Arthur is always around, and never gives them any time to themselves. Doug hires a dog walker named Holly to walk Arthur for a couple hours. Arthur does not know that Holly is a dog walker. Carrie uses the time for her own personal pleasures. Doug hates that she is not paying enough attention to him with the time he is buying. Eventually, Arthur finds out what Holly does. Eventually, Arthur and Holly become good friends.
For Carrie's birthday, Doug decides to get her laser eye surgery. Doug brings her to the place, and the surgery is a success. The next day, Carrie wakes up to blurry vision. The next day she wakes up to the same thing. Doug calls up the doctor and asks if these symptoms are normal. The doctor says they are not normal, and Doug is now very nervous. Carrie finds out that Doug went to a cheap place, and used discounts.
Doug is ready to break the IPS record of most consecutive day without a broken package, or complaint. While he is ready to break it, his co-workers are not so excited. The old timers are not happy with Doug because he's going to break the record held by their old friend. Even Deacon is mad at Doug, because Doug broke one of Deacon's packages years ago. On the last day, Doug has to deliver light bulbs. He has to go up stairs to deliver them, but can not because the stairs are wet with paint. Doug has to throw the bulbs up or the company will call Doug's supervisor. It ...
Carrie brings Doug to her company retreat for the weekend. Carrie tries to get Doug to look like a successful person, but he puts on a bad show. Doug tells Carrie that he will try to work harder to her get a promotion. He even tells one of the senior partners that he climbed Mt. Everest.
On Halloween, Doug buys a pumpkin for the tricker treaters. Arthur comes in the kitchen and smashes it. Arthur has "banned" Halloween from the Heffernan household. Doug goes back to the shopping center to get a pumpkin and a whole bunch of other Halloween decorations. When Arthur sees this, he has a small heart problem. Arthur has become very angry at Doug. He tells Doug that when he was a child, his father made him trick or treat for hours just to get pennies. That is why Arthur hates Halloween. Doug makes it up to him by getting him a childhood sweet treat at a ...
While Arthur is in the hospital getting Angioplasty, Carrie and Doug go through his room to find his sleep mask that he requested. Carrie finds an acceptance letter from Florida State University. She knows that he kept this letter from her, so he would have a better life. Before Arthur goes in for surgery, he tells Carrie that he never told her about a phone call from her boyfriend in high school. In the meantime Doug has become an emergency contact to a man he delivers to named F. Moynihan.
When Arthur comes home from his operation, Doug and Carrie decide to install a nanny-cam to watch over him. While getting a life insurance plan, Carrie decides that if she unexpectedly died, Arthur would continue to live with Doug. Doug really doesn't like the idea. In the end, Doug, Carrie, and Arthur find that being together is more important then finding out who gets stuck with who.
This episode is set before Doug and Carrie's marriage. Carrie is very nervous to be married to Doug. She can not stop vomiting. When the two meet with the priest, he remembers that Doug and Carrie met at camp as kids. When Doug tells his family, his cousin Danny says that it wasn't Doug that Carrie fell on, but it was him. Doug was at "fat" camp that year. In the meantime, Arthur can not pay for the wedding and lets Doug's parents pay. He spends way too much money. Doug can not get the courage to tell Carrie the truth about the story. This story is the only thing that...
When Doug and Carrie's plane makes a rough landing, Doug takes the oxygen mask all for himself. However, their plane was on the ground. Carrie is upset that Doug would not help her if she was in danger. Now Doug is trying his hardest to think of a time when he helped Carrie. Meanwhile, Spence moves in with Doug's cousin Danny.
Carrie's boss requests her to get Doug to be an expert witness in a court case, however Carrie feels unsure on how he will do. Spence and Danny have a house warming party because they just moved in together. Danny meets Holly he wants to ask her out, but Spence says he can't.
It's Christmas and Carrie get another negative pregnancy test. So Doug and her go to a fertility doctor and they find out the reason they are having trouble is because Carrie only has one Ovary working. The doctor also tells them that they have a few fertile days coming so they should get going. The only problem is Doug's parents are coming to visit for the holiday.