Doug has invited his friend Ray Barone, and his wife, Debra, over for dinner. Carrie has never met the Barones, and before they arrive at the house, Doug asks her to tone it down a little in order to make a better impression on his new friends. While the guys are left in the living room, Carrie and Debra talk in the kitchen about Doug's comment - and the two find a bond over both having insensitive husbands. Meanwhile, Doug and Ray get themselves into trouble while trying to watch a ball game on TV. The cable isn't working properly, so Doug and Ray try to fix it, resulting in Doug getting stuck halfway between the attic and the bedroom.