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The King of Queens

Season 9 Episode 8

Offensive Fowl

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 16, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Offensive Fowl
Carrie soon grows tired of Doug's forcing his new vegetarian lifestyle down her throat. Meanwhile, Carrie's boss wants to start discussing novels with her, and Spence takes on some humiliating new jobs.

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  • What a great episode!!!!!!!

    Doug while driving through Chinatown meets a chicken and sees how animals are killed to make meat. Because of this he becomes a strict vegitarian... Carrie soon grows tired of Doug's forcing his new vegetarian lifestyle down her throat. Meanwhile, Carrie's boss wants to start discussing novels with her and Spence takes on some humiliating new jobs. Doug even gets so protected and strict about being a vegitarian that he maked Carrie only wear certain clothes that were not made with animal fur or hair. In the end this episode was great, and Spence getting al of those humiliating jobs only added to how great an episode this was...moreless
  • Best episode of the last ones leading up to the Series Finale.

    I loved this episode. It was by far my favorite one leading up to the series finale. Doug becomes a devout vegetarian after almost running over a chicken during his route at the beginning of the episode. His passion for animals leads to him becoming an outrageous proponent of vegetarianism, even to the point of him opposing to people drinking coffee (because of the conditions the workers who pick the beans must endure), which sets Carrie back in her attempts to become closer to her boss, Mr. Kaufman. The sub plot of this episode is how Mr. Kaufman wants Carrie to become his "book buddy," which leads Carrie on a mission to try and read 'The Contortionist's Daughter,' an 1,100 page book which Doug ends up reading for her. Overall, an extremely well written and acted episode. I still laugh every time I watch it.moreless
  • Another great episode nicely written.

    Doug turns veggie after rescuing a chicken from a Chinese meat clever, he realises what eating meat doe’s not just to his health but to the animals like the one he rescued, but though he come’s off meat he try’s to wean Carrie and others off meat with little success, Carrie on the other hand has bigger problems when she try’s to impress her boss by a book he’s reading, it all backfire’s naturally on her when Carries boss gives her the book to read.

    Meanwhile Doug is still playing the meat hating philosophical veggie geek and Carrie hates it, naturally it doesn’t last forever as Doug see‘s sense and after a comical turn of events get’s back to his meat eating ways.moreless
  • Doug learns about how meat is processed, and decides to become a vegetarian. Meanwhile Carrie wants to impress her boss by acting interested in a 1200 page book. Eventually Doug drives Carrie up the wall with his vegetarian kick! Great Episode!!moreless

    This was yet another great episode from the King of Queens staff. I really like how the episode started, with another familiar scene of Doug trying to drive his truck and eat chinese food at the same time..which never ends well. This time he hits something..turns out it's a chicken but it's not hurt at all. As Doug gets ready to flee the scene he see's that an asian man is coming out of a business with a cleaver and hanging in the window of the mans business are cooked chickens. Feeling guilty, he grabs the chicken and leaves the scene. The next few scenes are great! Doug bonding with the chicken! Finally Doug leaves the chicken at a farm. I really liked the scene when Doug gets home from work and Carrie pulls the cooked chicken out of the oven, then rips a leg right off..and Doug freaks out. Really funny stuff. Who would have thought that Doug could be grossed out by any kind of food?! So Doug decides to quit eating meat. Meanwhile all of these burger places are trying to come up with a new burger to appeal to everyone. Carrie is trying to impress her boss by acting interested in a 1200 page book, but it backfires when Carrie's boss gives her the book to read. Doug and his new eating habbits somehow transform his entire character into this smug, glasses wearing wimp. Carrie gets very annoyed at the 'new' Doug. One of the funniest scenes in the show is when Doug is making a delivery and a truck drives by with a huge new burger add! He turns the other way in disgust only to see another truck with another add for a different kind of new burger. He panics after seeing 2 more burger adds and hearing a radio add for a burger. Carrie comes home later to find that Doug has broken down and was passed out with a huge burger in his hands, and even more burgers on the table. She happily touches his face knowing that she got her old Doug back! What a funny episode! I give this a 9!moreless
Gary Valentine

Gary Valentine

Danny Heffernan

Kevin James

Kevin James

Douglas 'Doug' Steven Heffernan

Leah Remini

Leah Remini

Carrie Heffernan

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

Spencer 'Spence' Olchin

Victor Williams

Victor Williams

Deacon Palmer

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Doug is driving and eating Chinese takeout, he slams on the brakes and the food covers his jacket. The scene shows him open his truck door still covered in rice, yet when he steps out, his jacket is spotless.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Doug: Glenn just showed me some movies about how meat is made, and now I can't eat it.
      Carrie: Come on!
      Doug: Carrie, I'm serious. I was just down in the refrigerator. You know what I ate? An apple!
      Carrie: Oh, my God.
      Doug: And a Yodel, but still.

    • Doug: (checking the mail) Sweet! My seeds are here! Hello, fresh radishes!

    • Doug: (jumps into bed) Just talk about meat and do stuff to me, okay? I gotta link it to something good again.

    • (Spence enters carrying a large sign)
      Deacon: How's the new job?
      Spence: How do you think it's going? I stand all day on the sidewalk carrying this.
      Danny: Yeah, well, at least no one's peein' on ya like when you worked in the subway.
      Spence: Heh. Guess again.

    • Carrie: Look at you! Enjoying your tofu sausage and I can't believe they're not eggs!
      Doug: Yep, and you know what makes them taste better? Knowing I'm doing the right thing—and a butt load of hot sauce.

    • Doug: Just so you know, for our anniversary, I made reservations at The Sproutback. Is that okay?

    • Carrie: Doug, I don't understand. You eat fast food 2 – 3 times a week; it never occurred to you that animals are involved?
      Doug: Because they don't make it look like an animal! They're very clever that way.

    • (Doug is on his cell phone with Animal Control)
      Doug: What do you mean you don't take chickens? You're Animal Control! I bet you if I had a dog or a cat you'd be rolling out the red carpet! Hello. Hello?

    • Mr. Kaufman: My wife thinks 1,100 pages is too long for a book. Sometimes I forget she is only 29.

    • Glenn: What's wrong?
      Doug: Nothing. It's stupid.
      Glenn: Problems aren't stupid; people who ignore them are.

    • Carrie: Your reading days are over!
      (Carrie walks out the door and throws away Doug's book)
      Doug: Hey! Hey! Throw it out. Throw out all the books you want! The new Doug Heffernan is here, and he isn't going anywhere!

    • Doug: Well, if you get hungry, just look in your purse. I put in some snap peas.
      Carrie: Yeah, I saw that. But next time you might want to put them in a little baggy.
      Doug: Not biodegradable!

    • Carrie: Ever since you stopped eating meat and started reading, you've been acting like an ass!

  • NOTES (3)