This television episode refers to:
August 24, 1979 - May 7, 1988
Carrie is upstairs watching TV while Doug, his friends, and Carrie's boss, also named Doug, are downstairs playing poker. Carrie's boss goes upstairs to use the restroom and wanders into Carrie's bedroom to ask her about Doug's sister. The end up watching a marathon of The Facts of Life together, making Carrie extremely unhappy.