The King of Queens

Season 9 Episode 6

Brace Yourself

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 03, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Arthur: I need you to float me fifty dollars.
      Doug: I'll give you twenty to face the other direction.

    • Carrie: What are you drawing there?
      Major: Uncle Doug eating a carrot.
      Carrie: A carrot, huh? You have such a good imagination.

    • Arthur: They made fun of me at the senior center. "Brace face." "Metal head." They were as cruel as they were clever.

    • Carrie: I want to get calf implants!
      Doug: Is "Calf" a brand name?

  • Notes

    • considers this to be the 199th episode, and "Home Cheapo" to be the 200th, because they consider the two-part third season finale, "Pregnant Pause", to be one episode.

    • The German episode title is "Wer schön sein will...", meaning "Who Wants to be Beautiful?"

    • This episode, where Spence sings a 'subway safety song' that warns against such perils as standing too close to the edge of the platform, aired the same day a news story broke about an epileptic falling onto the tracks as an MTA subway approached, and then being saved by a quick-thinking commuter who dove in after him and pinned him in a drainage ditch as the subway passed over top of them.

  • Allusions

    • Doug's description of commands he's giving to his Nintendo DS are those one would use when playing Nintendogs.

    • The montage of Spence helping take care of the Palmers mimics the opening credits to, and uses the theme song from, Mr. Belvedere.

    • Arthur calls Spence "the hobbit," comparing his short stature to the diminuitive race created by J.R.R. Tolkien for his 1937 novel The Hobbit.

    • In the cold open, Doug refers to a guy at the car wash as "Mr. Spacely," comparing him to George Jetson's boss on The Jetsons.