The King of Queens

Season 6 Episode 3

King Pong

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 08, 2003 on CBS
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Episode Summary

King Pong
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. Meanwhile, Spence's girlfriend, Denise, gets promoted to waitress at the bowling alley, but Spence becomes jealous of the flirting she must do to get tips.moreless

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    Kevin James

    Kevin James

    Douglas 'Doug' Steven Heffernan

    Leah Remini

    Leah Remini

    Carrie Heffernan

    Jerry Stiller

    Jerry Stiller

    Arthur Spooner

    Victor Williams

    Victor Williams

    Deacon Palmer

    Patton Oswalt

    Patton Oswalt

    Spencer 'Spence' Olchin

    Nicole Sullivan

    Nicole Sullivan

    Holly Shumpert

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • During the first game between Doug and Arthur, the position of the ball changes repeatedly. Initially, when Spence leaves, Doug has the ball, but when Arthur picks up the paddle that Spence was using the ball is under the paddle. the the ball disappears and Doug tosses Arthur the ball to serve first.

      • During Doug and Arthur's first table tennis match, the position of the open door repeatedly changes.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Spence: There are plenty of ladies lined up to ride the Spence-Mobile.
        Denise: I hope they're ready for a short, bumpy ride.

      • Carrie: Hey, what are you doing?
        Doug: Just listening to some tunes. (Puts on Arthur's instructional Ping-Pong tape)
        Arthur: Be the paddle, be the paddle, be the paddle. (Phone rings on tape) Is someone gonna get that? I'm in the middle of something...Hello?...Why as a matter of fact, yes, I am unhappy with my long-distance provider.

      • Doug: Sports has always been my thing. Now that [Carrie] can beat me in a game as stupid as Ping-Pong, it feels like—
        Arthur: Like you could pull up your testicles like a Venetian blind?
        Doug: Something like that.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • The episode title is a rhyming allusion to the 1933 movie King Kong.

      • Carrie: If we go out there and play, you're just gonna lose again, and then who are you going to get to train you, Mr. Miyagi?
        Mr. Miyagi is the martial arts master who teaches a bullied kid karate in the 1984 film The Karate Kid.