The King of Queens (1998–2007)
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Pilot 

Doug Heffernan gets a 70-inch TV to make his sport's basement dream complete, but the dream turns into a nightmare when Carrie's father moves into the basement.

Director:

Pamela Fryman

Writers:

Michael J. Weithorn (created by), David Litt (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Kevin James ... Doug Heffernan
Leah Remini ... Carrie Heffernan
Lisa Rieffel ... Sara Spooner
Patton Oswalt ... Spence Olchin
Larry Romano ... Richie Iannucci
Victor Williams ... Deacon Palmer
Jerry Stiller ... Arthur Spooner
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Storyline

Carrie and Doug were happy. Doug had just gotten the perfect basement, it had a big screen TV, a fooseball table, everything he could ever want. But when Carrie's father accidentally burns his house down with his "lucky" hot plate, he has to move in with them, and Doug loses his basement.

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Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The line where Arthur gives the priest money and tells him to get an egg cream originally had Arthur telling him to "go get yourself an altar boy." But CBS refused to let the line air and it was changed. See more »

Goofs

The front door when shown from the street has three vertical windows slanting up from left to right, but when the front door is shown from the inside it has a single, large, rectangular, stained glass window as well as a mail slot. See more »

Quotes

Doug Heffernan: [to Sarah] And no more soapy shower silhouettes getting me all hot when I'm trying to shave.
[Carrie glares]
Doug Heffernan: You got that, Arthur?
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Good start
14 December 2014 | by hupholland2014See all my reviews

The casting was outstanding from the beginning, with Kevin James offering a revolving door of exposure throughout his series for hot young Jersey and New York comics on the rise. The script here sets up the premise well and gets Stiller into the perfect situation where he can be fussy and ruthlessly alienated but also endearing in a way only the genius of Jerry Stiller can pull off. Stiller is one of the great character actors still around after a very innovative career as a comedian with his talented wife. Extremely underrated show that serves as an excellent time capsule of suburban American life for middle class America in the prosperous late 90s.


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