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The King of Queens 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1998–2007)
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Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He has a pretty wife (Carrie), a big television, and friends with which to watch it. Then Carrie's goofy and annoying father Arthur moves in with them.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kevin James ...  Doug Heffernan / ... 206 episodes, 1998-2007
Leah Remini ...  Carrie Heffernan 206 episodes, 1998-2007
Jerry Stiller ...  Arthur Spooner 206 episodes, 1998-2007
Victor Williams ...  Deacon Palmer / ... 195 episodes, 1998-2007
Patton Oswalt ...  Spence Olchin 179 episodes, 1998-2007
Gary Valentine ...  Danny Heffernan / ... 136 episodes, 1999-2007
Nicole Sullivan ...  Holly Shumpert / ... 83 episodes, 2001-2007
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Storyline

Taking place in Rego Park, Queens, New York, a blue-collar married couple, Doug, a deliveryman, and Carrie, a secretary at a law firm, who both live with Carrie's oddball father, Arthur, try to make the best of what they've got while trying to make their marriage somewhat normal and getting through tiny problems that they have together, even the occasional run-in with Carrie's father. Written by rocknrollunderdawg

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Official Sites:

CBS | Official site

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USA

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English

Release Date:

21 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The King of Queens See more »

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Runtime:

(206 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Doug experiences a shock or pain, he occasionally blurts out "Yuspa!" This is the last name of co-Executive Producer Cathy Yuspa. See more »

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In a few episodes there is a reference to the characters going to "Dairy Queen". There are no "Dairy Queens" in Queens. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Spooner: Why do we have to sit so close to the kitchen? Is it because we're black?
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Referenced in Kevin Can Wait: Sting of Queens: Part Two (2017) See more »

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The King of Queens Theme Song
Written by Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa
Performed by Billy Vera & The Beaters
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Funny,pure and simple
19 March 2006 | by KUAlum26See all my reviews

While this show might be running out of gas in terms of what they can do with the plot lines and character development,this show almost never fails to amuse me,sometimes LMAO.

It could be argued that in real life,the couple of Doug and Carrie Hefernin(Kevin James,who's even funnier as a stand up,and Leah Remini)would rarely,if ever be together,but once watching the show,you are hit with the realization:just because he's a fat,blue-collar slob and she,an on-the-cusp-of-white collar attractive lady,doesn't mean they don't share a brain or methodology. While they may have different tastes,plans or goals,they both seem to be completely in sync with how the other works. Doug's friends also seemed to be perfectly fit:his workmate Deacon(Victor Williams),Spencer(Patton Oswalt,another funny comic),Doug's cousin Danny(James' real-life brother Gary Valentine,also a funny comic)and Richie(LArry Romano),as they are both equal parts normal and yet still able to be caught into the kind of webs Doug will either sew or get himself into. Add to the mix Carrie's dad,Arthur(Jery Stiller,raising his game of "crotchety,eccentric old man" UP a level from "Seinfeld"),a perpetually vexing and unbalanced retiree,and you have characters that make the show at once quirky and yet predictably likable.

People who gag at standard sitcoms need not bother with this one. This is for people who still want to believe there's SOME hope in thirty minute chucklers. While I will confess that most standard sitcoms have become a turn-off for me of late,this one is still strangely satisfying.


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