The King of Queens

Ruff Goin'

Season 9, Ep 5, Aired 12/20/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Feeling hurt over not being invited to a block party, Doug adopts a dog just to prove to the neighbors that he's an okay guy—a decision he soon regrets. Meanwhile, Arthur falls prey to the gambling bug when trying to help Danny beat it.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Chris Downey

  • David Bickel

  • Rob Schiller

  • Gary Valentine

    Danny Heffernan

  • Jerry Stiller

    Arthur Spooner

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Season 9, Episode 5.

    By Wanted23, Sep 07, 2008

  • Not a great episode and one that seemed more of a filler episode.

    By D-LinkUK, May 19, 2007

  • They should have stopped last season when the show was still great!

    By SoylentYellow, Dec 21, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Doug: The movie starts in, like, 15 minutes. You want to pick up the pace, Arthur? Arthur: Excuse me for chewing. Doug: It's mashed potatoes. You don't have to chew every bite 48 times.

    • Arthur: Your gambling is clearly out of control. Danny: Nah, nah, nah—I'm just running cold. I'm due for a hot streak. I know it. Arthur: I said the same thing after I wagered on President Thomas E. Dewey and a series of white heavyweights.

    • Doug: There's a block party out there and we're the only couple not invited. I mean, look, there's the guy who everyone thinks killed his wife. He's out there. Carrie: Doug, it's a block party. Really, what are we missing? (derisive) "Oh, I like the onion dip." "My, hasn't Billy grown?" Please.

    • Carrie: Most people go to a block party and come back with a pie, not a dog. Doug: I did bring home a pie. You missed it.

    • Carrie: I was just upstairs, and apparently somebody peed in the hallway. Doug: Yeah, that was me.

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    Notes (4)

    • The German episode title is "Hund zu verschenken", meaning "Free Dog".

    • The day after this episode aired it was officially announced that this was the final season.

    • Music: Queen's "You're My Best Friend"

    • Though credited, Patton Oswalt and Victor Williams do not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • In the scene where Doug is going to take Sparky for a walk and he is talking to Arthur, Doug puts on his jacket. The scene cuts to Arthur and when it cuts back to Doug he puts his jacket on again.

    Allusions (1)

    • When trying to give away the dog, Doug berates Carrie's failure with "Always be closing," a mantra from David Mamet's 1984 play (and later 1992 movie by James Foley) Glengarry Glen Ross.

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