- Date: September 20, 1999
- Type: Television Episode
This Television Episode refers to Hope Floats
The guys make fun of Doug after Carrie shoots down his idea of getting a motorcycle. Doug tries to convince Deacon that Carrie doesn't always set the rules in the family. Deacon reminds Doug of the time they rented a movie, and Carrie won the choice of movie, making everyone watch Hope Floats.
Doug's friend Richie takes him for a ride on his motorcycle, and now Doug wants one of his own. Carrie immediately vetos the idea, but Doug goes against her wishes and buys a motorcycle anyway. When Carrie finds out, she is furious and wants him to get rid of it. When he refuses, she starts smoking again, saying that she will give up the cigarettes when Doug gives up the bike. When Doug finally sells the bike Carrie feels so guilty about making him give up something that he loved, that she buys it back for him. Much to the disappointment of Doug, who never actually enjoyed having the motorcycle.