Season 4 Episodes

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Shrink Wrap

Season 4, Episode 25 - Air Date: 5/20/2002
The fourth season concludes with Arthur visiting a psychiatrist and recalling via flashback a disturbing encounter with his dad that may explain Arthur's abrasive personality.
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Two Thirty

Season 4, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/20/2002
In the first half-hour, Doug believes that his new dentist --who once had a crush on Carrie--is hurting him on purpose.
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Eddie Money

Season 4, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/13/2002
Against Carrie's commands, Doug takes $100 from the "emergency fund jar" to bet on a boxing match. When he and Deacon win $5,000, Doug realizes he can't let Carrie know he won big or she'll realize he stole the money.
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Patrons Ain't

Season 4, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/6/2002
Carrie and Doug begin preparing for tax time and realize that their charitable giving leaves a little to be desired.
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Bun Dummy

Season 4, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/29/2002
As his high school reunion approaches, Doug worries that Carrie's new hairdo will make her look like a librarian, rather than his usually sexy wife.
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Lush Life

Season 4, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/8/2002
When Carrie's new afterwork routine of apple martinis-along with an accompanying much more relaxed attitude-come to an abrupt end, Doug and Arthur join forces to keep her drunk, a course of action Lou doesn't approve of.
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Screwed Driver

Season 4, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/25/2002
Doug's parents visit while Carrie's on a business trip and take over running the house, making Doug feel like a kid again.
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Hero Worship

Season 4, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/18/2002
Doug starts to dream more seriously about running his own sandwich shop now that his Uncle Stu has generously offered him a large sum of money to see him realize his dream.
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Missing Links

Season 4, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/4/2002
Doug and Carrie get free tickets to her firm's annual golf outing at a private club. They have four tickets and usually bring Deacon and Kelly, but with their recent separation, things have changed.
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No Orleans

Season 4, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/25/2002
Doug and Carrie find an old, unopened wedding present – a gravy boat – from Doug's third cousin Ron and his wife Marcia.
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Dougie Nights

Season 4, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/4/2002
Now that Deacon and Kelly have separated, Doug makes it his mission to get his friend out of the funk he's been in by taking him out to the clubs.
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Double Downer

Season 4, Episode 14 - Air Date: 1/14/2002
Carrie has decided that she and Doug don't spend enough time celebrating the good things in their relationship, and plans a night of romance in honor of the anniversary of their first date.
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Food Fight

Season 4, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/7/2002
Carrie gets jealous when Doug's attention is focused on Spence's new girlfriend, Becky, a professional chef.
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Ovary Action

Season 4, Episode 12 - Air Date: 12/17/2001
Its Christmas time and Doug's parents are coming over. The only problem is that Doug and Carrie are trying to conceive because of Carrie's "fertile time.
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Depo Man

Season 4, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/10/2001
Carrie's boss, Pruzan, has his first big case as partner, and Carrie is overwhelmed with work. To complicate matters more, the case involves testimony from a delivery driver and Pruzan wants Doug to be the expert witness because he drives for IPS.
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Oxy Moron

Season 4, Episode 10 - Air Date: 11/26/2001
As Doug and Carrie's plane makes an unexpectedly rough landing, Doug takes the only available oxygen mask for himself and doesn't think twice about Carrie.
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Veiled Threat

Season 4, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/19/2001
While cleaning out the Heffernan freezer, Carrie comes across the top tier of her and Doug's wedding cake, and reflects back to the time when they got married.
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Life Sentence

Season 4, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/12/2001
Now that Arthur is back from the hospital, Carrie thinks that it is a good idea that she and Doug get life insurance.
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Lyin' Hearted

Season 4, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/5/2001
As Arthur prepares to undergo heart surgery, he asks Carrie and Doug to bring him his sleep mask. While digging through Arthur's closet for the mask, Carrie finds a box which contains an extensive scrapbook of her old finger-paintings, report cards, and school photos that Arthur has been keeping.
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Ticker Treat

Season 4, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/29/2001
Doug decides to buy a pumpkin to get into the Halloween spirit, but as soon as Arthur sees it, he smashes it and banishes the celebration of Halloween.
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No Retreat

Season 4, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/22/2001
Carrie is invited to her company's retreat for the first time and is overcome with excitement. Doug is not so thrilled, however, when he discovers that he must spend the whole weekend sans TV.
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Friender Bender

Season 4, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/15/2001
Doug rear-ends Kelly and Deacon's car and he and Carrie insist that they personally pay for the damage so they can leave the insurance company out of it.
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Mean Streak

Season 4, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/8/2001
As Doug is about to break what was once thought of as an unbeatable record, the tension between he and the guys at IPS mounts.
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Sight Gag

Season 4, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/1/2001
Doug thinks he has come up with the perfect birthday gift for Carrie: laser eye surgery. That is until Carrie ends up nearly blind from the operation.
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Walk, Man

Season 4, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/24/2001
The Heffernans are again thinking about getting pregnant, just four months after Carrie's miscarriage.