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The King of Queens
King of Queens cast.jpg
From left to right: Stiller, James, and Remini
Format Sitcom
Created by David Litt
Michael J. Weithorn
Directed by Rob Schiller
Starring Kevin James
Leah Remini
Jerry Stiller
Victor Williams
Patton Oswalt
Ricki Lake (2000–2001)
Lisa Rieffel (1998)
Larry Romano (1998–2001)
Gary Valentine (2001–2007)
Nicole Sullivan (2001–2005, 2007)
Opening theme "Baby All My Life I Will Be Driving Home To You" by Billy Vera (1999–2007)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 207 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanley Productions
CBS Productions (1998)
CBS Paramount Television (2007)
Distributor Columbia TriStar Television (1998)
Sony Pictures Television (2002)
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Picture format 480i 4:3 (SDTV),
1080i 16:9 (HDTV)
Original run September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21) – May 14, 2007 (2007-05-14)
Chronology
Related shows Everybody Loves Raymond
External links
Official website
The King of Queens is an American sitcom that ran for nine seasons, from 1998 to 2007, on CBS.
.The show was produced by Hanley Productions and CBS Productions (1998–2006), CBS Paramount Television (2007) in association with Columbia TriStar Television (1998–2002), and Sony Pictures Television (2002–2007).^ Columbia TriStar Television more .
  • "The King of Queens" (1998) 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All-Time High (And Low) Scores Best of 2009 Best of 2008 Best of 2007 Best of 2006 Best of 2005 Best of 2004 Best of 2003 Best of 2002 Best of 2001 Best of 2000 Best of the Decade .
  • Songs For The Deaf reviews at Metacritic.com 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Show me the Monet & 9 other titles; musical score cues Tristar Television Music, Inc.
  • Catching hell & 1 other title; musical score intended for initial use in the episodes of the television series, King of Queens part 2 - Copyright Info 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

It was filmed at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, USA.
.After the series finale broadcast on May 14, 2007, The King of Queens became the last American live action sitcom that premiered in the 1990s to end its run.^ May 14, 2007 Genre .
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^ May 14 2007 .
  • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

^ The King of Queens (1998-2007) is an American situation comedy series about a package deliveryman, his wife, and her father, who all live together in Queens, New York.
  • King of Queens - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

Contents

Plot

.Doug and Carrie Heffernan (Kevin James and Leah Remini) share their home at 3121 Aberdeen Street in Rego Park, Queens, NY with Carrie's oddball dad, Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller).^ This sitcom centers around blue-collar couple Doug (Kevin James ) and Carrie Heffernan (Leah Remini) as they share their humble [...
  • The King Of Queens | TV Series Finale 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC tvseriesfinale.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Third Season The The King of Queens is a sitcom about the daily interactions of married New York couple, Doug (Kevin James) and Carrie (Leah Remini) Heffernan, and Carrie's father Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller).
  • The King of Queens: Complete Third Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ The King of Queens on GetGlue Kevin James ), whose newly widowed father-in-law, Arthur ( Jerry Stiller ), has moved in with him and his wife, Carrie ( Leah Remini ).
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[1]
.Doug, who makes a living as a delivery driver for the International Parcel Service (IPS), spends most of his time at his home with wife Carrie.^ Most of the time, I'm the bonehead that I make fun of.
  • Exclusive Q&A: Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Summer Sex Jam King : Rolling Stone 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: General]

^ Hartford Wailer : Doug discovers that Carrie plans to pamper herself instead of getting her hands dirty when she volunteers to build "Homes For America."
  • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Arthur has his own eccentricities, and sharing space with his unusual father-in-law makes for some trying times for poor Doug, as well as some hilarious antics.

.Carrie works as a secretary for a law firm in midtown Manhattan and later is a secretary for a law firm dealing in real estate.^ Branno and his first partner, a chef, eventually worked up the courage to move back to Perth, where Branno got a job with Wanneroo council, and later with a construction recruitment firm.
  • The King of Queens - Matt Branson - Stab Magazine 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC stabmag.com [Source type: General]

^ He is regularly labeled as a beneficiary and tool of the real estate lobby, and his 1994 rent law giveaway let landlords deregulate thousands of apartments.
  • New York News - The King of Queens - page 1 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.villagevoice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This is complicated by Arthur, who can be quite a handful—so much so that they hired a dog walker, Holly (Nicole Sullivan), to walk him along with her canine charges in the local park.^ Judge Bill Treadway thinks it would be a grand idea to hire a dog walker to get his dad out of the house.
  • DVD Verdict Review - The King Of Queens: The Complete Second Season 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ I have to say that every character created in King Of Queens is funny, I have tried to think of one that maybe I did not quite like, but after thinking long and hard I love them all, from the quirky dog walker starring Nicole Sullivan as Holly Shumpert that Doug and Carrie hire to walk their father, to the mean waitress Doug almost fought with but ends up trying to run away scared.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The King of Queens - The Complete Series 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lady Bunny, RuPaul, they are very much who they are and went off on their own.
  • Murray Hill on the life and versatility of a New York drag king - Wikinews, the free news source 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: General]

.Doug hangs with his advice-giving buddies Deacon Palmer (Victor Williams), Spence Olchin (Patton Oswalt), Richie Iannucci (Larry Romano) and Danny Heffernan (Gary Valentine).^ Gary Valentine Danny Heffernan 1999– .
  • King of Queens Cast and Details 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Spence -- Played by Patton Oswalt -- Doug's friend and royal jester.
  • The King of Queens - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joining them for the ride are a variety of supporting characters, Danny Heffernan (Gary Valentine), Spence Olchin (Patton Oswalt), Holly Shumpert (Nicole Sullivan), and Deacon Palmer (Victor Williams).
  • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

His friend Spence is a Star Trek-loving geek who isn't very savvy when it comes to women. .Deacon Palmer is Doug's best friend, and can often be seen working at IPS with Doug.^ It describes how he started working at IPS and became best friends with Deacon.
  • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Doug, Deacon and Arthur are going to babysit Major and spend some time together ] Kelly Palmer : Okay, honey you are all set.
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^ For instance, what made the IPS strike so funny was how it impacted Doug and Deacon's lives.
  • The King of Queens: Complete Third Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

.Danny is Doug's cousin, whom Doug initially cannot stand but eventually warms up to.^ When Doug tells his family, his cousin Danny says that it wasnt Doug that Carrie fell on, but it was him.
  • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

^ They eventually devise a scheme to break up two couples in order ...more When Carrie wins four tickets for a month to Knicks games, Doug and her struggle to find another couple with whom theyd both be happy.
  • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

^ Meanwhile, Spence moves in with Dougs cousin Danny (Gary Valentine).
  • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

Richie is a fireman and casanova. .The gang frequently hangs out at Cooper's Ale House in Glendale in West-Central Queens.^ ETA: Given that their hang-out is in Glendale, Stop & Shop would make more sense, also in Glendale.
  • Wal-Bound Parking Lot Reference From "King Of Queens" - Straight Dope Message Board 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC boards.straightdope.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cooper's Ale House, Glendale, Queens, New York City, New York, USA more Company: .
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.The show usually revolves around intricate plots between either Doug or Carrie (sometimes both) to get something out of the other or a third party; Deacon Palmer and Holly are typical targets of this.^ Doug, Deacon and Arthur are going to babysit Major and spend some time together ] Kelly Palmer : Okay, honey you are all set.
  • "The King of Queens" (1998) 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CBS's press release) THE KING OF QUEENS revolves around Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a loving blue-collar couple from Queens, N.Y., who share their humble home with her eccentric father, Arthur.
  • Shows A-Z - king of queens, the on cbs | TheFutonCritic.com 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.thefutoncritic.com [Source type: General]

^ The King of Queens revolves around Doug Heffernan ( Kevin James , Everybody Loves Raymond, ), a Queens, N.Y., parcel delivery man with simple desires.
  • The King of Queens Complete Series DVD BOXSET ENGLISH VERSION - Television Shows - oDVDo.com, best price, cheap,TV: Low prices on thousands of DVDs 20 November 2009 23:14 UTC www.odvdo.com [Source type: General]

.However, there are instances where one of the two, or both, are inspired to do good deeds (such as donating to charities or helping a person find a job), or to do something beneficial for themselves (such as flipping a house, or investing in the stock market).^ There is no country, except among the Greeks, where these two groups, Brahmans and ascetics, are not found, and there is no country where people are not devoted to one or another religion.
  • The Edicts of King Asoka 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.urbandharma.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Given that one talent was equal to 3,000 shekels and that there are 11.5 grams in a shekel, when one does the arithmetic we find that 120 talents of gold are about 360,000 shekels or 4,140 kilograms of gold!
  • The Queen of Sheba’s visit to King Solomon 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC freemasonry.bcy.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Her father, Karoly Seles, coached her and was the one who helped her develop her unique two-handed style with both the forehand and the backhand.
  • Queens of the Court: Monica Seles, Victim of Obsession... | Bleacher Report 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

.They (usually Doug) will typically botch these plans causing one of the two (usually Doug) to panic and humorously sabotage that situation, or they (usually Carrie) will get hung up on not receiving the proper credit for their actions.^ This sitcom centers around blue-collar couple Doug (Kevin James ) and Carrie Heffernan (Leah Remini) as they share their humble [...
  • The King Of Queens | TV Series Finale 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC tvseriesfinale.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Doug loses weight, Carrie loses her job and opens up her own company, the Heffernans host Thanksgiving for ten people,...
  • The King of Queens on DVD, Release Info, News at TVShowsOnDVD.com 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvshowsondvd.com [Source type: General]

^ Two further Parliaments were called in Charles's reign (one in 1680, the other in 1681), but both were dissolved because they sought to pass the Exclusion Bill.
  • Wikijunior:Kings and Queens of England/The Stuarts - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Original source]

.Most of the time the results of their antics leave the characters in a stagnant position by the end of the episode.^ The Loved Victim But while a limited strength can be seen in some of the queer characters the positive portrayals often times mask their helplessness and passivity.
  • Queer Horror - Stephen King 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.queerhorror.com [Source type: Original source]

Unlike the traditional sitcom formula, the central conflict of many episodes is left unresolved at the end. .Many episodes' opening teasers (in episodes that actually have a teaser) feature situations that have absolutely nothing to do with that episode's storylines (however, a few episodes do feature a teaser that is connected to one of the episode's storylines).^ As for individual episodes, the season opens with a really strong one.
  • The King of Queens: Complete Third Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Second it got two really cool features, when you open the hood you will find indexcards with informations (title and a short summary) about every episode.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The King of Queens - The Complete Series 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jan Ciccone Posted 06/29/07 09:22 AM I absolutely love this show - any episode, but the one I didn’t like was when Huey Lewis was on it!
  • Tell Us: Which 'King of Queens' Episode Is Your Favorite? | Extra 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC extratv.warnerbros.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The ending scene of most episodes is a very short joke that most of the time is related to the main story line.^ By the 5th season you can see a little Seinfeld formulas like similar sounds during scene changes and side stories coming together at the end.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The King of Queens - The Complete Series 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Related links In jail and on the phone, Lou Pearlman reverses the charges Follow this story in Times Personal Finance Editor Helen Huntley's blog .
  • Business: In humble Queens, Lou Pearlman was king 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.sptimes.com [Source type: News]

^ In a short time the whole line of the defensive works facing Edinburgh was levelled with the ground.
  • The Story of Leith - XXIII. Queen's Men versus King's Men 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.electricscotland.com [Source type: Original source]

.Most episodes usually take place in the Heffernans' home and in the IPS vehicle driven by Doug, accompanied by his co-workers or friends.^ [Doug's first encounter with Carrie was when Doug worked as a nightclub bouncer and his friend and co-worker Richie got him a a date with Carrie's friend, Lynn] Lynn : Do you...you know, get in to a lot of fights at the club?
  • King of Queens - Wikiquote 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Narrow Carlton Place is bordered with two-family homes and a parking lot; most of the rest of Flushing is dominated by apartment buildings.

^ When a rival delivery services takes over a favorite IPS hangout, Doug secretly befriends one of the drivers.
  • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

.(The streets were filmed footage of various boroughs around New York, while the show was taped in California.^ I walk on the cracked, gray, concrete of the New York streets to the McDonald’s across the street, the artificially colored arches calling to me, “Coffee!” .

^ Jamaica Center, the area around Jamaica Avenue and 165th Street, is a major commercial center, as well as the home of the Central Library of the Queens Borough Public Library .
  • Congressman Gregory Meeks Representing the 6th District of New York | About the Sixth District 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.house.gov [Source type: News]

^ Street, Suite 704, Jamaica, New York 11432 King Manor is proud to be an established site on the Heritage New York Underground Railroad Heritage Trail.
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)

Cast and characters

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  • Doug Heffernan (played by Kevin James): Doug is an average parcel delivery man who exhibits a rather light-hearted and sometimes immature mentality.^ Doug Heffernan (Kevin James) is a parcel delivery man who is content with his life.
    • DVD Verdict Review - The King Of Queens: The Complete First Season 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Third Season The The King of Queens is a sitcom about the daily interactions of married New York couple, Doug (Kevin James) and Carrie (Leah Remini) Heffernan, and Carrie's father Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller).
    • The King of Queens: Complete Third Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yep anyone who does indeed say they suck are rather silly, I play one myself occasionally.
    • The King and Queen's 300k+ Horrorween Art Contest - Guild Wars Forums - GW Guru 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.guildwarsguru.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Doug's birth date is February 9, 1965. His misadventures are often fueled by his immature mannerisms and his love of food. .These basic desires often cause him to think of strange, intricate schemes in order to get what he wants, although they always manage to fall through in the end causing constant squabbles between him and Carrie.^ They run into Deacon and Kelly and it turns out Kelly wants to see the picture Doug wants to see and Deacon likes the film Carrie likes.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Why wasn't Edward the confessor Edward I? Especially as every king who wanted to appear especially English (generally 'cause they wanted money..
    • Can you name the Kings and Queens of England? - sporcle 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.sporcle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I love the chemistry between DOUG and CARRIE and are glad they kept the same characters throughout the show!
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The King of Queens - The Complete Series 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Doug's tendency to give in to his temptations, despite promising Carrie otherwise is another common reason why the two have disagreements.^ Realizing the frequency and severity of their arguments, Doug and Carrie try to eliminate the insults they regularly level at one another.
    • The King of Queens: The Complete Eighth Season < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Do Doug and Carrie do outrageous things out of love for one another?

    He generally enjoys the simple pleasures of watching sports and playing poker with his friends. .Doug is also a New York Mets, New York Knicks, New York Jets and New York Rangers fan.^ The only way Doug can fix this mess, is to take Arthur to a New York Mets baseball game.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hear from Mets legends, die-hard fans and get right into the action with this look at the Mets' new home.
    • Queens Newspaper New York - Queens NY News Paper- The Queens Courier > Multimedia > Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.queenscourier.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ray makes it up to Doug by bringing him to a New York Jets game.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    .He is incredibly uncomfortable with change and will go to ridiculous lengths to avoid any kind of change in his little world, whether it's coping with his childhood dog's death (who in fact has died several times and was replaced by his parents with different dogs of the same breed), or with a simple change in his mother's recipe for lemon squares (artificial to natural flavoring).^ Several other children died in childhood.
    • Wikijunior:Kings and Queens of England/The Stuarts - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Beer is the draw here, over 100 different bottled kinds from all over the world squeezed into the compact space (said to be the smallest ...
    • LondonTown.com | The Queens Walk Guide | The Queens Walk London, , England, UK | London Streets by Street 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.londontown.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Submitted by Duff Time Continuity : When Arthur is sitting down with his little black book, the way he holds it constantly changes.
    • The King of Queens TV mistakes, goofs and bloopers 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.moviemistakes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Unlike many married protagonists of sitcoms, Doug has rarely been attracted to other women.
  • Carrie Heffernan (played by Leah Remini): Carrie is Doug's sarcastic, sharp-tongued wife.^ Carrie is very nervous to be married to Doug.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ More fun with Doug and Carrie Heffernan!
    • The King of Queens on DVD, Release Info, News at TVShowsOnDVD.com 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvshowsondvd.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Meanwhile, Carrie (Leah Remini) accepts a position as a pretend mother in model homes and soon finds her maternal instincts kicking into overdrive.
    • King of Queens: The Complete Series [27 Discs] - DVD 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.bestbuy.com [Source type: Original source]

    She never finished college and is employed as a hard-working legal secretary. .Her constant attempts to make their relationship and daily lives more romantic and meaningful cause Doug endless frustration, as Doug prefers things to be simple and to have as few restrictions on his life as possible.^ The Ocean Ambulance, the great Belgian base hospital, is under her active supervision, and its location near the royal villa makes it possible for her to visit it daily.
    • Kings, Queens And Pawns by Mary Roberts Rinehart: Chapter XXXII. The Queen of the Belgians 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But some bad advice from Doug causes more trouble than it's worth.
    • DVD Verdict Review - The King Of Queens: The Complete First Season 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Let’s make some hotdogs.” Doug’s not really trying to “be the man of the house”, because it’s not that type of relationship.
    • The King of Queens: The Complete Eighth Season < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    .Despite Doug's obesity and lack of self-control, Carrie has rarely tried to make Doug go on a diet or make him feel bad about his weight.^ Doug tries to make it up to Carrie by going to a cello concert with her.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So Carrie begins to feel that Doug doesnt think about her as much as she thinks about him.
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    ^ In this popular sitcom, which strives for a blue-collar 'Honeymooners'-like feel, Doug Heffernan (like Ralph Kramden before him) is fortunate to have a loving, understanding wife.
    • King of Queens Cast and Details 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: General]

    .The more centered of the couple, Carrie often pushes Doug to make more of himself and improve his morals but can be just as unscrupulous as he.^ More fun with Doug and Carrie!
    • The King of Queens on DVD, Release Info, News at TVShowsOnDVD.com 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvshowsondvd.com [Source type: General]

    ^ More fun with Doug and Carrie Heffernan!
    • The King of Queens on DVD, Release Info, News at TVShowsOnDVD.com 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvshowsondvd.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Doug struggles with his weight, Carrie is focused on her career, the couple has constant issues with their neighbors, and neither is very interested in adding kids to their family.

    .Carrie has a tough attitude and has been judged by Holly and Doug as being scary (particularly when she's upset).^ Back then, Doug figured that if he pretended to have a job and showed some signs of being mature and responsible, then Carrie would finally sleep with him.
    • The King of Queens: The Complete Eighth Season < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Doug and Kelly like scary movies; Deacon and Carrie enjoy “cultured” films.
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    .During a flashback, Carrie finds that she is usually happier (she describes herself as never being truly happy) when others are miserable.^ Why, well, Never so truly happy, my good Cromwell.
    • The Life of King Henry the Eighth - Wikisource 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Carrie's best friend is Deacon's wife, Kelly Palmer.
  • Arthur Spooner (played by Jerry Stiller): Carrie's widowed father Arthur is the classic oddball of the family.^ The couple's life together is turned upside down when Carrie's eccentric father, Arthur (Jerry Stiller, SEINFELD), moves in with them, taking over Doug's cherished TV room and usurping his sports-watching habits.
    • King of Queens - The Complete Series Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Doug, Deacon and Arthur are going to babysit Major and spend some time together ] Kelly Palmer : Okay, honey you are all set.
    • "The King of Queens" (1998) 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ One slight problem: his recently widowed father-in-law Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller, great as usual), has burned his house down and needs a place to live.
    • DVD Verdict Review - The King Of Queens: The Complete First Season 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

    .He lives in the basement of the Heffernan house because he accidentally set fire to his own home in the pilot episode.^ And last but not least Jerry Stiller as Arthur Spooner, the outrageous father-in-law that lives in Doug and Carries basement after setting fire to his house, trying to cook on an old hot plate.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The King of Queens - The Complete Series 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Pilot" Doug allows Carrie's father Arthur to move into the basement after Arthur burns his house down by using a 40-year-old hot plate.
    • DVD Verdict Review - The King Of Queens: The Complete First Season 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Continuity: The exterior shots of the Heffernans' house from the street shows a screen door on the front door, but when people go in and out of the house on the set, there isn't a screen door.
    • "The King of Queens" (1998) 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Arthur is mostly known for his incoherent irascible outbursts. .He tells a lot of questionable stories of what he claims he's been through in his past.^ Its unique feature of telling the story is not in the dull and it teaches us not in the dull and boring way of routine school text books but through the fascinating pictorial presentation.
    • The Fascinating Story of Philately—the King of Hobbies - a knol by P V Ariel 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Museum tells the story through exhibits, of the human and natural history of Queens County.
    • Region of Queens Volunteering : Volunteer Organization Directory 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC volunteer.queens.ca [Source type: News]

    .Arthur is usually seen causing regular chaos and getting on someone's bad side with his antics, craziness, and obnoxious behaviors.^ Doug and Carrie go to a new Italian restaurant where Carrie gets a wrong order and causes chaos there.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Arthur decides where he is getting buried and has one plot for himself and one for another, so he is trying to find someone to be buried by.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    .Carrie and Doug sometimes have trouble finding some time alone just for the two of them because Arthur tends to get in the way.^ Arthur goes away for the weekend to give Doug and Carrie some alone time.
    • DVD Verdict Review - The King Of Queens: The Complete First Season 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Doug, Deacon and Arthur are going to babysit Major and spend some time together ] Kelly Palmer : Okay, honey you are all set.
    • "The King of Queens" (1998) 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ After Carrie Heffernan's mother dies, she invites her dad, Arthur Spooner and sister, Sara, to move in with her and her husband, Doug, much to his dismay.
    • The King of Queens Television show - The King of Queens TV Show - Yahoo! TV 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Even with all of his bad behavior, deep down Arthur has a heart of gold, which always manages to shine through, causing Doug and Carrie to feel guilty about yelling at him in the end.^ Arthur heard what Doug said about him, and does not talk to him.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So Carrie begins to feel that Doug doesnt think about her as much as she thinks about him.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Doug loans him Carrie.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    .Arthur also tries to cause trouble with Doug's friends.^ Arthur has his own eccentricities, and sharing space with his unusual father-in-law makes for some trying times for poor Doug, as well as some hilarious antics.

    ^ Season eight is a solid season with Doug, Carrie, Arthur, and friends going on a lot of wild adventures and getting into silly situations.
    • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Arthur caused trouble for John including imprisoning Eleanor of Aquitaine.
    • Kings and Queens -- The Search for a Real Robin Hood 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.boldoutlaw.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He especially picks on Spence, but also (unsuccessfully) tries it on Deacon, who often refers to him as "the old man."
  • Deacon Palmer (played by Victor Williams): Doug's best friend.^ Joining them for the ride are a variety of supporting characters, Danny Heffernan (Gary Valentine), Spence Olchin (Patton Oswalt), Holly Shumpert (Nicole Sullivan), and Deacon Palmer (Victor Williams).
    • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Watch videos of your favorite King of Queens characters and actors including Doug Heffernan (Kevin James), Carrie Heffernan (Leah Remini), Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller), Deacon Palmer (Victor Williams), and Spence Olchin (Patton Oswalt).
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Doug and his sports-watching buddies Richie, Spence and Deacon are kicked out of Doug's TV room to make room for Arthur.
    • The King of Queens Television show - The King of Queens TV Show - Yahoo! TV 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Deacon is the more responsible of the two, in addition to being the classic "family man." He is tall and athletic. .Deacon and his wife Kelly have two sons named Major and Kirby.^ Doug, Deacon and Arthur are going to babysit Major and spend some time together ] Kelly Palmer : Okay, honey you are all set.
    • "The King of Queens" (1998) 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In season three, there are two story arcs, which are a strike at IPS and Deacon and Kelly separating.
    • The King of Queens: Complete Third Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    .He's often seen hanging out with Doug, whether it's at their lunch break, over the weekend, or for a family gathering.^ When Doug finds out that the women on Carries side of the family become overweight in their lives, he tries to keep Carrie from being overweight.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When Carrie is trying to find other couples to hang out with, and Doug is scaring them all off when she's out of the room.

    ^ When Doug and Carrie go out to lunch they run into Dougs ex-girlfriend from high school.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    .Although he is often experiencing relationship problems, Deacon always has time to chill out and have fun.^ Bran's water produced severe dysentery in newcomers to the region, although we who had lived there for some time were immunetherefore, always somewhat callously amused.
    • Princess Ileana of Romania / Hospital of the Queen's Heart - Chapter 3 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tkinter.smig.net [Source type: Original source]

    It is mentioned in a number of episodes that Deacon attended St. John's University in Queens, but whether or not he graduated is never referenced. .In episode five of season six, "Nocturnal Mission", Carrie says that Deacon does not smoke or drink.^ For more details about this series refer to DVD Talk's reviews of season one , season two , season three , season four , season five , season six , and season seven .
    • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The third disc had six episodes (one was a double length episode) and ran for about two hours and forty five minutes.
    • The King of Queens: Complete Third Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Final Thoughts : Season eight of The King of Queens has some very fun episodes with Doug, Carrie, Arthur, and company.
    • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    .In the first season episode "Best Man," Deacon mentions having served in the National Guard.
  • Spence Olchin (played by Patton Oswalt): Spence, another friend of Doug, is often viewed as the nerd of the group.^ Season 4, Episode 11 Depo Man .
    • King of Queens Cast and Details 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Season 3, Episode 15 Deacon Blues .
    • King of Queens Cast and Details 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Season 1, Episode 13 Best Man .
    • King of Queens Cast and Details 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: General]

    .Not only is he very paranoid, he also takes an interest in science fiction, fantasy movies, and comic book conventions—interests that his friends don't share.^ Second, Spence wants to be adored at a local science fiction convention.
    • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Spence chooses between two TV legends as his date to a comic book convention.
    • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The movie, and play it was based on, The Lion in Winter , offers an absorbing, interesting and somewhat fictionalized account of Eleanor and her family.
    • Kings and Queens -- The Search for a Real Robin Hood 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.boldoutlaw.com [Source type: Original source]

    He is of Albanian heritage, and used to work as a subway token collector. .In one episode, he is a "house boy" for Deacon and Kelly.^ When Kellys great aunt dies, both Deacon and her have to go to Chicago and they have no one to watch their two kids, so Doug and Carrie offer to watch them while their gone.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Deacon and Kelly have been looking for a house, but they aren’t at all eager to live next door to the Heffernans.
    • The King of Queens: The Complete Eighth Season < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    .His character is based largely on the actor who plays him, Patton Oswalt.^ MH: Yes, as an actor playing a character.
    • Murray Hill on the life and versatility of a New York drag king - Wikinews, the free news source 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikinews.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Doug basically knows he has already won the game, but when he and Arthur actually play Arthur shows him who the real King of ping pong is.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Karyl played several characters, including Rose Walthal who lived on a large estate in Roslyn, Long Island.
    • An Open Book » King of Queens: Karyl Norman 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.brookspeters.com [Source type: General]

    Spence demonstrates intelligence and capability in a variety of pursuits, but he is haunted by his family history, his domineering and unstable mother, and his inability to assert himself with others. .In Season 8, Episode 21 "Hartford Wailer", Spence is said to be from Ottawa.^ Season 5, Episode 21 Clothes Encounter .
    • King of Queens Cast and Details 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Season 3, Episode 21 Departure Time .
    • King of Queens Cast and Details 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Season 7, Episode 21 Slippery Slope .
    • King of Queens Cast and Details 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: General]

    .In the series' penultimate episode, "Single Spaced," Spence becomes obsessed with romancing Carrie when it appears she and Doug will divorce.
  • Danny Heffernan (played by Gary Valentine): Danny Heffernan is Doug's cousin, and he is also seen hanging out with Doug, Spence, and Deacon.^ When Carrie intervenes, the fan becomes obsessed with Doug.
    • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Move Doubt : When the house next door goes up for sale, Doug and Carrie don't understand why Deacon and Kelly aren't rushing to become their neighbors.
    • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After Carrie Heffernan's mother dies, she invites her dad, Arthur Spooner and sister, Sara, to move in with her and her husband, Doug, much to his dismay.
    • The King of Queens Television show - The King of Queens TV Show - Yahoo! TV 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In the show's early seasons Doug has a negative view of Danny, bordering on hate.^ Dougs boss also told him to show Danny the ropes.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    .However as the show progressed, they become friends and co-workers, and regularly hang out along with Deacon and Spence.^ Doug works as a delivery driver and Carrie is a secretary and they spend their free time socializing with Dougs friends Spence, Danny, and Deacon.
    • THE KING OF QUEENS - Parents Television Council Family TV Guide Show Page 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.parentstv.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Doug and his sports-watching buddies Richie, Spence and Deacon are kicked out of Doug's TV room to make room for Arthur.
    • The King of Queens Television show - The King of Queens TV Show - Yahoo! TV 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ However, they had a falling out and Sarah was banned from court during the War of the Spanish Succession, when her husband was leading the English armies in the War.
    • Wikijunior:Kings and Queens of England/The Stuarts - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Original source]

    Danny even becomes Spence's roommate in a small apartment. .The two often looked as if they were involved in a romantic relationship together, and they fought like a married couple.^ I don't think Iv'e ever seen that quite of a unique and hilarious relationship/situation between a young couple and the wife's crazy father living together.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The King of Queens - The Complete Series 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ After a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban "starter" tract house, they become increasingly...
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    ^ I have some of 'em in Limbo Patrum, and there they are like to dance these three days; besides the running banquet of two beadles that is to come.
    • The Life of King Henry the Eighth - Wikisource 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

    .At one point, they actually got legally married in order to get a free TV from a sales pitch after they discovered only married couples were eligible.^ At first, the staff was unfriendly to me, but once I ordered from their side of the menu, they accepted me as one of the community.

    ^ I was a little disappointed in their relationship because you only see them romantically interact a couple of times, though you know they love each other very much.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, Book 3) 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They held the HSE/Red to 0 points in the second quarter and only 6 in the 4th.
    • Queens of the Court Association: 2001/2002 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.eteamz.com [Source type: General]

    Danny also used to own a pizza place, and he is divorced. He once had the nickname "Stumpy," which was given to him by Doug. As shown in the episodes "Silent Mite" and "Paint Misbehavin,'" Danny has asthma and uses an inhaler. .Gary Valentine and Kevin James are brothers in real life.^ Doug Heffernan (Kevin James) is a parcel delivery man who is content with his life.
    • DVD Verdict Review - The King Of Queens: The Complete First Season 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Gary Valentine as Danny Heffernan · Jerry Stiller as Arthur Spooner · Kevin James as Doug Heffernan · Leah Remini as Carrie Heffernan · Patton Oswalt as Spence Olchin · Victor Williams as Deacon Palmer .
    • Shows A-Z - king of queens, the on cbs | TheFutonCritic.com 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.thefutoncritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Cast : Kevin James, Leah Remini, Victor Williams, Patton Oswalt, Gary Valentine, Jerry Stiller .
    • The King of Queens: The Complete Eighth Season < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    They both created last names for acting. .Valentine is their father's middle name.
  • Holly Shumpert (2001–2006) (played by Nicole Sullivan): Holly is a cheerful, yet insecure dog-walker hired by Doug and Carrie to walk Arthur.^ After Carrie Heffernan's mother dies, she invites her dad, Arthur Spooner and sister, Sara, to move in with her and her husband, Doug, much to his dismay.
    • The King of Queens Television show - The King of Queens TV Show - Yahoo! TV 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ CBS's press release) THE KING OF QUEENS revolves around Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a loving blue-collar couple from Queens, N.Y., who share their humble home with her eccentric father, Arthur.
    • Shows A-Z - king of queens, the on cbs | TheFutonCritic.com 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.thefutoncritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Joining them for the ride are a variety of supporting characters, Danny Heffernan (Gary Valentine), Spence Olchin (Patton Oswalt), Holly Shumpert (Nicole Sullivan), and Deacon Palmer (Victor Williams).
    • The King of Queens - The Complete Eighth Season : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

    .She is often seen arriving at the Heffernan house to pick up Arthur, but is also a family friend of the Heffernans.^ If Arthur wants to live in their house, Doug has to give up his downstairs paradise.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Doug has to pick Arthur up from his job, because Carrie is working late.
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    ^ When Carrie gets home, Doug calls her father a Demented Old Circus Monkey ...more Doug has to pick Arthur up from his job, because Carrie is working late.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    She is often viewed as a bit strange because of her habits and the men she dates (not to mention her habit of over-drinking, to which she openly confesses). .In one episode, Holly asks Carrie (referring to her inability to find a boyfriend), "What am I doing wrong?^ Holly just got dumped by her boyfriend and comes crying to Carrie, so Carrie tries to make her feel better by going out with Holly to a club.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Carrie finds out, and wont let Doug get one.
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    ^ So Doug and her go to a fertility doctor and they find out the reason they are having trouble is because Carrie only has one Ovary working.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    .I give them money, I let them stay at my house."^ If no reruns, then at at least give me some info to let me know that my FAVORITE SHOW IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD is coming back!!!!
    • Slice of Life Blog : TLC: King of the Crown and his Queens 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC blogs.discovery.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When Carries father Arthur burns his house down, she and Doug let him stay in their house.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I call you once, and I call you twice; I beat you again, if you stay my thrice: Thorough these Cranies where I peep, I'le ( b ) let in the light to see your sleep.
    • The Holloway Pages: Ben Jonson: Works (1692 Folio): The Masque of Queens 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC hollowaypages.com [Source type: Original source]

    Overall, however, Holly is a gentle soul, especially when she puts up with Arthur's antics. Holly was written out of the series at the end of Season 8, but she later returned one last time for the series finale.

Recurring characters

.
  • Kelly Palmer (1998–2001; 2003–2007), Deacon's wife (played by Merrin Dungey): Kelly is Carrie's best friend.^ Deacon Palmer (155 episodes, 1998-2007) .
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    ^ Doug, Deacon and Arthur are going to babysit Major and spend some time together ] Kelly Palmer : Okay, honey you are all set.
    • "The King of Queens" (1998) 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Doug works as a delivery driver and Carrie is a secretary and they spend their free time socializing with Dougs friends Spence, Danny, and Deacon.
    • THE KING OF QUEENS - Parents Television Council Family TV Guide Show Page 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.parentstv.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    She is typically an agreeable, soft-spoken wife, and she has two children with Deacon. .Kelly and Deacon have experienced some serious relationship problems, much more serious than the petty arguments between Doug and Carrie.^ Carrie turns out to be more than Deacon bargained for.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The friendship between Doug & Carrie and Deacon & Kelly is seriously tested when Doug smashes Deacon and Kellys car.
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    ^ After Carrie Heffernan's mother dies, she invites her dad, Arthur Spooner and sister, Sara, to move in with her and her husband, Doug, much to his dismay.
    • The King of Queens Television show - The King of Queens TV Show - Yahoo! TV 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .On one occasion, Deacon mentions being hit in the head with a frying pan.
  • Lou Ferrigno (2000–2007) (played by Himself): Ferrigno is the actor known for his role on The Incredible Hulk.^ Kirstie Alley, Huey Lewis & the News, Ray Romano, Lou “the Incredible Hulk” Ferrigno, and Adam West (TV’s methodical, slow talking Batman himself).
    • The King of Queens: The Complete Eighth Season < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In the middle of one take (a play-through of the song), a cumbersome set of metal earphones, “pots,” slipped from a violinist’s head, striking the edge of his violin before hitting the ground.

    ^ Yep anyone who does indeed say they suck are rather silly, I play one myself occasionally.
    • The King and Queen's 300k+ Horrorween Art Contest - Guild Wars Forums - GW Guru 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.guildwarsguru.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Ferrigno and his wife are neighbors of the Heffernans.^ Its the Christmas season and the Heffernans see that they have a new neighbor who happens to be Lou Ferrigno.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Doug decides to buy Carrie a ...more Its the Christmas season and the Heffernans see that they have a new neighbor who happens to be Lou Ferrigno.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    A running gag on the series is that the neighbors (including the Heffernans) are fascinated by him and it gets on his nerves. .Other characters often make reference to his previous role as the Hulk.^ Can nature so dissemble in her frame, To make the one so like as like may be, And in the other print no character To challenge any mark of true descent?
    • The Troublesome Reign of King John - Wikisource 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

    .For example, at one point Doug is angry and Lou tries to calm him down.^ Realizing the frequency and severity of their arguments, Doug and Carrie try to eliminate the insults they regularly level at one another.
    • The King of Queens: The Complete Eighth Season < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    .Doug retorts with the famous line from the Hulk series "Don't make me angry, you wouldn't like me when I am angry."
  • Richie Ianucchi (1998–2001) (played by Larry Romano): Richie was also one of Doug's closest friends, but was quietly written out of the show in the third season due to Romano's request to work on another sitcom.^ Do Doug and Carrie do outrageous things out of love for one another?

    ^ That has to be one of the most famous sax lines ever written.
    • If not for Michael Jackson, who would have ruled as King of Pop during the '80s? 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In 1998, Oswalt landed his second recurring role on a television series, and his highest billing up through that time: that of Spence Olchin, one of the three buddies of Kevin James' Doug Heffernan, on the sitcom The King of Queens; he remained with the series for several seasons.
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    .During the third season, he only appeared in one episode, called "Paint Misbehavin.'"^ There is only one blooper reel which seems ridiculous for such a funny show with such funny actors that ran for 9 seasons.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The King of Queens - The Complete Series 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ AM] JASON ALEXANDER CALLS THE SHOTS ON "'TIL DEATH" The third season of 'TIL DEATH premieres Wednesday, September 10.
    • Shows A-Z - king of queens, the on cbs | TheFutonCritic.com 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.thefutoncritic.com [Source type: General]

    He addressed Doug as "Moose". Richie was known as the ladies' man among Doug's friends, even admitting to sleeping with Doug's sister. .Richie is an FDNY firefighter.
  • Sara Spooner (1998) (played by Lisa Rieffel): Sara was Carrie's younger half-sister who was constructed as an irresponsible aspiring actress.^ After Carrie Heffernan's mother dies, she invites her dad, Arthur Spooner and sister, Sara, to move in with her and her husband, Doug, much to his dismay.
    • The King of Queens Television show - The King of Queens TV Show - Yahoo! TV 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ She was succeeded by her half-sister, who became Elizabeth I. Mary was interred in Westminster Abbey on 14 December, in a tomb she would eventually share with Queen Elizabeth.
    • Wikijunior:Kings and Queens of England/The Tudors - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Original source]

    She appeared in only 5 episodes (episodes 1,2,3,5,6) and then disappeared without any explanation. .She was only mentioned one other time (although not by name) in episode 53 by Doug as an excuse to his boss to get out of performing a roast.^ The episode that really got me was the one where Carrie was mad at Doug for not doing more romantic things for her, and he responded by sending her a huge flood of balloons, flowers, etc.

    ^ I was like WTF. The other episode tonight was the one where Arthur and Doug get her drunk every night just so she wouldn't be bitchy.

    ^ At the same time, Doug’s fixation on “simple things” leads him to frivolity, like his jealousy over his favorite restaurant’s decision to name a sandwich after his friend Deacon (“Sandwiched Out”).
    • The King of Queens: The Complete Eighth Season < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    .After the show became more popular, Kevin James was asked to explain what happened to Sara during an interview.^ NCIS Dancing with the Stars The Game Biggest Loser American Idol more popular tv shows Most Popular Celebrities .
    • King of Queens Cast and Details 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: General]

    According to James, the producers couldn't think of any storylines to develop Rieffel's character, so she was discontinued. During the pilot she was on camera for roughly half the episode. .However in the other episodes where she was included, her character did not have much to say or do.^ However, I notice that the tidbit about tonite's new episode says: The "B" story finds Spence (Patton Oswalt) agreeing to date a guy to boost his morale.

    .Subsequent dialogue suggests that Sara Spooner never existed, and that Carrie is an only child.
  • Ray Barone (played by Ray Romano): Doug's Long Island friend.^ After Carrie Heffernan's mother dies, she invites her dad, Arthur Spooner and sister, Sara, to move in with her and her husband, Doug, much to his dismay.
    • The King of Queens Television show - The King of Queens TV Show - Yahoo! TV 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Doug works as a delivery driver and Carrie is a secretary and they spend their free time socializing with Dougs friends Spence, Danny, and Deacon.
    • THE KING OF QUEENS - Parents Television Council Family TV Guide Show Page 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.parentstv.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Its double the havoc when Ray and Debra Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond) come and visit Doug and Carrie.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    .This character is tied-in from the series Everybody Loves Raymond.^ Its double the havoc when Ray and Debra Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond) come and visit Doug and Carrie.
    • King of Queens Episode List - TVLoop 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I was hoping for the same kind of extras that Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The Office put into their season DVD releases.
    • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The King of Queens - The Complete Series 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For one thing, it was a spin-off of Everybody Loves Raymond and, since I didn’t love Raymond (despite the fact that Raymond was a big hit with viewers), I figured I probably wouldn’t love characters who loved Raymond .
    • The King of Queens: The Complete Eighth Season < Reviews | PopMatters 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    This has led to guest appearances from three actors from the series who play Ray's mother, father and brother in that series.

Minor characters

  • Stephanie Heffernan, Doug's sister (Ricki Lake)
  • Veronica Olchin, Spence's mother (Grace Zabriskie/Anne Meara)
  • Doug Pruzan, Carrie's former boss at Kaplan, Hornstein & Steckler (Alex Skuby)
  • Joe Heffernan, Doug's father (Dakin Matthews)
  • Janet Heffernan, Doug's mother (Jenny O'Hara)
  • Supervisor Patrick O'Boyle, Doug's boss (Sam McMurray)
  • Carla Ferrigno, Lou Ferrigno's wife (2000–2007): Herself
  • Denise Ruth Battaglia, Spence's girlfriend (Rachel Dratch)
  • Mr. Kaplan (Carrie's former boss) and Mr. Kaufman (Carrie's most recent boss) (Victor Raider-Wexler)
  • Kirby Palmer (Omari Lyles/Marshaun Daniel/Philip Bolden)
  • Major Palmer (Desmond Roberts/Austin Astrup)
  • Young Doug (Tyler Hendrickson)
  • Young Carrie (Madison Lanc)
  • Father McAndrew, priest at the Heffernan's Church (Joe Flaherty)
  • Tim Sacksky, the Heffernan's neighbor (Bryan Cranston): returned unexplained for one episode (3x22) after moving out in episode 2x22 due to ripping off Doug in a water filter pyramid scheme. After that, the Sackskys were never heard of again.
  • Dorothy Sacksky, Heffernan neighbor (Dee Dee Rescher)
  • Mike Ross (Michael Lowry)
  • Debi Ross (Marcia Cross)
  • Mickey (Ford Rainey), a friend of Arthur's
  • Kim, Carrie's co-worker at Kaplan, Hornstein & Steckler (Melissa Chan)
  • Amy, Carrie's co-worker at Kaplan, Hornstein & Steckler (Christine Gonzales)
  • Dawn, Carrie's co-worker from the accounts department (Laura Silverman)
  • George Barksdale (Gerry Black)
  • Stu, Doug's uncle and Danny's father (Gavin MacLeod)
  • Jimmy, Doug's co-worker at IPS (Jimmy Shubert)
  • Duke, another of Doug's co-workers (Steve Tancora)
  • Georgia Boone, Carrie's boss at the Dugan Group (Lisa Banes)
  • Marc "Shmenkman" Shropshire (Sean O'Bryan)
  • Abby "Shmenkman" Shropshire (Elisa Taylor)
  • Mr. (or Dr.) Hofferman (Jason Peirce)
  • Donna, Richie's girlfriend (Sandra Taylor)

Guest appearances

Series finale

.The King of Queens ended its nine-season run on May 14, 2007 with the one-hour series finale "China Syndrome," when it was revealed Doug and Carrie adopted a Chinese baby and had a baby of their own, as well.^ Doug and Carrie consider having a baby.
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^ May 14 2007 .
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^ CBS's press release) THE KING OF QUEENS revolves around Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a loving blue-collar couple from Queens, N.Y., who share their humble home with her eccentric father, Arthur.
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Show background

.Based on the lives of blue-collar couple Doug and Carrie Heffernan, The King of Queens debuted on CBS on September 21, 1998. For most of its run it was a Monday night staple, competing with shows such as the long-running drama 7th Heaven.^ King of Queens is a great show.

^ In 1998, Oswalt landed his second recurring role on a television series, and his highest billing up through that time: that of Spence Olchin, one of the three buddies of Kevin James' Doug Heffernan, on the sitcom The King of Queens; he remained with the series for several seasons.
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^ After Carrie Heffernan's mother dies, she invites her dad, Arthur Spooner and sister, Sara, to move in with her and her husband, Doug, much to his dismay.
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In 2003, when scheduled against The West Wing and Nanny 911, it dropped slightly in the ratings. .The final episode aired on May 14, 2007, which made The King of Queens one of the last longest-running sitcoms of the 1990s–2000s.^ When is King of the Crown coming back on TLC...Bring it...I haven't watched TLC since the last KOTC episode..because it is the only reason I tune into TLC...Please bring KOTC back...
  • Slice of Life Blog : TLC: King of the Crown and his Queens 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC blogs.discovery.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The House of Commons then threatened to impeach Charles' Catholic Queen, Henrietta Maria, finally leading the King to take desperate action.
  • Wikijunior:Kings and Queens of England/The Stuarts - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikibooks.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He is now king and husband, although his guards despise him, his attendants mock him, and the queen...well, no one is sure how the queen feels.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, Book 3) 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

The show is currently in syndication worldwide and airs on TBS in the United States and on TVTropolis and OMNI in Canada.
.The character of Arthur was conceived with Jerry Stiller in mind, but he initially turned down the role.^ Carrie's aging father Arthur ( Jerry Stiller ) lives with the couple and spends his free time driving them both crazy with his schemes to get rich.

^ Jerry Stiller Arthur Spooner .
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Veteran comedian Jack Carter was then cast and a pilot was shot. Soon afterwards, Stiller changed his mind and took the part.[citation needed]
.The King of Queens was partly inspired by the classic television sitcom The Honeymooners, as the characters of Doug and Carrie are based on the Kramden couple, with similar mannerisms and deadpan expressions.^ CBS's press release) THE KING OF QUEENS revolves around Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a loving blue-collar couple from Queens, N.Y., who share their humble home with her eccentric father, Arthur.
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^ In this popular sitcom, which strives for a blue-collar 'Honeymooners'-like feel, Doug Heffernan (like Ralph Kramden before him) is fortunate to have a loving, understanding wife.
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^ For initial use in the episodes of the television series entitled King of queens.
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.In a 2001 episode of the show ("Inner Tube"), the show pays homage to The Honeymooners, as a distraught Doug dreams that he is Ralph Kramden, his wife Carrie is Alice Kramden, and his friend Deacon is Ed Norton.^ Season 3, Episode 17 Inner Tube .
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^ In this popular sitcom, which strives for a blue-collar 'Honeymooners'-like feel, Doug Heffernan (like Ralph Kramden before him) is fortunate to have a loving, understanding wife.
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^ I love the chemistry between DOUG and CARRIE and are glad they kept the same characters throughout the show!
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The sequence was filmed in black-and-white and the audio quality (including the audience) matches a '50s style.

Theme song and opening sequences

.The Season 1 main opening was a simple eight-second sequence which showed the window of a subway train with moving through and quickly stopping at the original show logo, which then peeled off to reveal the names of the show's creators.^ TLC you MUST MUST MUST give this show a second season!!!
  • Slice of Life Blog : TLC: King of the Crown and his Queens 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC blogs.discovery.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PM] COMEDY CENTRAL® LATE-NIGHT SERIES "WEB SHOWS" SECOND SEASON PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 6 This season, Comedy Central has upped its on-air collaboration with AtomFilms and committed to air six AtomFilms Web originals -- one in each of the series six episodes.
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^ Arthur reveals that he has a half-brother named Scith who he has a house with, which makes Doug think that Arthur should move in with him.
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.Starting with season two, the show added a new theme song called "Baby All My Life I Will Be Driving Home To You" which was written by series writers Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, composed by Jonathan Wolff and Scott Clausen, and performed by Billy Vera and the Beaters.^ Love you all, Love you "my Manda" .
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^ Title: Guys like us; musical score / Composed Paul Buckley & Jonathan Wolff.
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^ Call it what you want, but this will make a nice finale for my trilogy.
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.An instrumental version of this theme was used during the second season, but was replaced in season three with a new closing theme composed by Kurt Farquhar.^ PM] THIS SEASON ABC OFFERS THE GIFT OF HOLIDAY-THEMED MOVIES ALONG WITH NEW AND CLASSIC SPECIALS The network has announced highlights of its upcoming movies and specials scheduled to air during the holiday season.
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^ Notes: Musical score composed by Kurt Farquhar for the television series Ned and Stacey.
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^ AM] CBS IS AMERICA'S MOST WATCHED NETWORK FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK OF THE NEW SEASON .
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.The opening credits from Seasons 2 through 9 featured an opening shot of Doug getting into an IPS truck, which then cuts to a far shot of a bridge, where he drives under a bridge in which the show's logo is digitally placed over.^ Their dad Mike started getting involved, driving them as far as the Gold Coast to compete in amateur events while also compiling a dossier of every newspaper clipping about them.
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^ Through the narrow gate, with its drawbridge guarded by many sentries, we went out into the open country.
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^ The IPS truck design is great; you 'unload' the discs from the back, and the episode guide is under the hood in the front.
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.It then cuts to scenes of Doug, Carrie and Arthur spending time around Queens.^ CBS's press release) THE KING OF QUEENS revolves around Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a loving blue-collar couple from Queens, N.Y., who share their humble home with her eccentric father, Arthur.
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^ After Carrie Heffernan's mother dies, she invites her dad, Arthur Spooner and sister, Sara, to move in with her and her husband, Doug, much to his dismay.
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^ Doug's only refuges are the little time he spends alone with Carrie or in the company of his buddies Deacon and Spence and his brother, Danny, whom he turns to for advice that just might make his life better, if he only bothered to follow it.
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.In the season two sequence, Kevin James' starring credit was placed over a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan skyline, but was re-edited after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that felled the World Trade Center.^ King of Queens - The Complete Ninth Season by Kevin James (DVD - 2007) .
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^ Installation & Repairs Warranties & Performance Plans Order Parts Check Gift Card Balance Product Recalls Trade-in Center Recycling Credit Cards .
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^ The King of Queens - The Complete First Season by Kevin James (DVD - 2003) .
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.Two short versions of the sequence exist: in original airings where the opening was shortened due to time constraints and in some syndicated airings, the opening featured the shot of the IPS truck going under the bridge, then to the final shot of the credits where Doug and Carrie get ices at the Lemon Ice King of Corona on 108th St in Queens.^ The set is an IPS truck with Doug, Carrie and Arthur pictured in the "cockpit".
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^ CBS's press release) THE KING OF QUEENS revolves around Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a loving blue-collar couple from Queens, N.Y., who share their humble home with her eccentric father, Arthur.
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^ The King of Queens: Mama Cast Season nine of The King of Queens begins as Doug (Kevin James) makes the decision to spend the family's substantial tax refund on the purchase of an ice cream truck.
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.The second version used in U.S. syndicated airings since 2007 simply features the first eight seconds of the full sequence with the opening establishing shots of Queens placed before the truck scene.^ Before 1836, this peculiar property of arsenic did not cause any problems to the poisoners because there was no test for arsenic in the first place.
  • 002. Arsenic: The king of poisons: Anil Aggrawal's Forensic Toxicology Page 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC members.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Second it got two really cool features, when you open the hood you will find indexcards with informations (title and a short summary) about every episode.
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^ The production was shot earlier this year in Detroit and used the famed Tigers Stadium for a week of shooting right before it was demolished.
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.In syndicated airings of season one episodes that have aired in the U.S. since the fall of 2007, this version replaced the standard season one sequence in all episodes for unknown reasons.^ PM] COMEDY CENTRAL® LATE-NIGHT SERIES "WEB SHOWS" SECOND SEASON PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 6 This season, Comedy Central has upped its on-air collaboration with AtomFilms and committed to air six AtomFilms Web originals -- one in each of the series six episodes.
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^ For example, one episode this season featured Carrie taking pole dancing lessons to spice up their love life.
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U.S. television ratings

Season Timeslot (EDT) Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 Monday 8:30 P.M. (September 21, 1998 – May 17, 1999) September 21, 1998 May 17, 1999 1998–1999 #35 12.5[2]
2 Monday 8:00 P.M. (September 20, 1999 – May 19, 2003) September 20, 1999 May 22, 2000 1999–2000 #34 12.7[3]
3 October 2, 2000 May 28, 2001 2000–2001 #26 13.4[4]
4 September 24, 2001 May 20, 2002 2001–2002 #21 13.9[5]
5 September 23, 2002 May 19, 2003 2002–2003 #27 13.0 [6]
6 Wednesday 9:00 P.M. (October 1, 2003 – May 18, 2005) October 1, 2003 May 19, 2004 2003–2004 #33 11.0[7]
7 October 27, 2004 May 18, 2005 2004–2005 #48 9.8[8]
8 Monday 8:00 P.M. (September 19, 2005 – May 22, 2006) September 19, 2005 May 22, 2006 2005–2006 #49 10.0[9]
9 Monday 9:30 P.M. (December 6, 2006 – May 14, 2007) December 6, 2006 May 14, 2007 2006–2007 #33 11.4[10]

Episodes

Home media releases

.Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released all 9 seasons of The King of Queens on DVD in Region 1 (US only).^ CBS's press release) THE KING OF QUEENS revolves around Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a loving blue-collar couple from Queens, N.Y., who share their humble home with her eccentric father, Arthur.
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^ And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desires, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty.
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^ H04463-98-401 & any or all episodes of the television series entitled, King of queens.
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In Canada, Paramount (through its rights to distribute CBS-owned programs) released the first 3 seasons on August 11, 2009. [1]
.In Region 2, Paramount Home Entertainment has released the first 6 seasons on DVD in the UK. The series has also been released in Germany by Koch Media, all 9 seasons have been released.^ No, my liege; if I frown at all, it is for I fear this cheer too homely to entertain so mighty a guest as your Majesty.
  • The Troublesome Reign of King John - Wikisource 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ VH1 FILMS AND PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT AN OUTRAGEOUSLY RAD SEND-UP OF EVERYONE'S FAVORITE 80S MOVIES FROM THE CO-CREATOR OF 'CHAPPELLE'S SHOW' VH1 will premiere the direct-to-DVD film on November 4, three days before its DVD release.
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.In Region 4, Paramount Home Entertainment has released the first 6 seasons on DVD in Australia.^ VH1 FILMS AND PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT AN OUTRAGEOUSLY RAD SEND-UP OF EVERYONE'S FAVORITE 80S MOVIES FROM THE CO-CREATOR OF 'CHAPPELLE'S SHOW' VH1 will premiere the direct-to-DVD film on November 4, three days before its DVD release.
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^ Search Sony Pictures Movies Television Home Entertainment Mobile Previews & Clips At the movies On Television On DVD & Bluray ™ Television Win Get TV Updates .
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DVD Name Ep # Release Dates Special Features (Region 1 and Region 2 (Germany) Only)
Region 1 (US) (CAN) Region 2 (UK) Region 2 (Germany) Region 4 (Australia)
The Complete First Season 25 November 18, 2003 January 29, 2007 November 26, 2004 January 11, 2007 Pilot Episode Commentary
"Just Having Fun" featurette
Laughs Montage
bonus episodes
The Complete Second Season 25 April 20, 2004 July 9, 2007 March 31, 2005 July 12, 2007 "Kevin James: A Day in the Life of an International Superstar" featurette and Audio Commentary with Kevin James and Michael Wiethorn.
The Complete Third Season 25 February 22, 2005 September 15, 2008 September 2, 2005 July 31, 2008 Bonus trailers
The Complete Fourth Season 25 April 14, 2005 February 9, 2009 December 2, 2005 January 15, 2009 Bonus trailers
The Complete Fifth Season 25 June 20, 2006 May 18, 2009 May 26, 2006 May 7, 2009 Bonus trailers
The Complete Sixth Season 24 September 19, 2006 July 13, 2009 November 24, 2006 August 6, 2009[11] Bonus trailers
The Complete Seventh Season 22 January 16, 2007 March 22, 2010 March 9, 2007 April 1, 2010 Bonus trailers
The Complete Eighth Season 23 May 1, 2007 May 10, 2010 August 24, 2007 TBA Bonus trailers
The Complete Ninth Season 12 September 25, 2007 TBA October 19, 2007 TBA Bonus trailers
The Complete Series Box Set 207 November 6, 2007 TBA March 7, 2008 [12] TBA Interviews with the cast and other exclusive extras.

Blu-ray releases

.Seasons 2[13] and 3[14] were released on Blu-ray Disc by Koch Media on November 21, 2008. They are presented with 1080p VC-1 video, 2.0 DTS audio tracks in both English and German with German subtitles optional.^ Scene 1 2 Scene 2 3 Scene 3 4 Scene 4 5 Scene 5 6 Scene 6 7 Scene 7 8 Scene 8 9 Scene 9 10 Scene 10 11 Scene 11 12 Scene 12 13 Scene 13 14 Scene 14 15 Scene 15 16 Scene 16 17 Scene 17 18 Scene 18 19 Scene 19 20 Scene 20 21 Scene 21 22 Scene 22 .
  • The Troublesome Reign of King John - Wikisource 23 January 2010 22:22 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They should either claim their English lands or their Normans ones, not both.
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They include the same extras as the DVD releases from Koch Media. Though they are only released in Germany and Austria they are not region locked.

Syndication

References

External links


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The King of Queens
Format Comedy
Created by David Litt
Michael J. Weithorn
Directed by Rob Schiller
Starring Kevin James
Leah Remini
Jerry Stiller
Victor Williams
Patton Oswalt
Gary Valentine
Opening theme "Baby All My Life I Will Be Driving Home To You" by Billy Vera
Country of origin
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 207
Production
Running time 22 Minutes (30 Minutes with commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Picture format 480i 4:3 (SDTV),
1080i 16:9 (HDTV)
Original run September 21, 1998May 14, 2007
External links
Official website

The King of Queens is an American television series. The series was shown for nine seasons, from 1998 to 2007. After the last episode was broadcast on May 14, 2007, The King Of Queens became the last American live action sitcom that began in the 1990s to end its run.

Characters

  • Doug Heffernan (played by Kevin James): Doug is a driver for the package delivery company, IPS (International Parcel Service), a spin-off of UPS. His actions are often caused by acting like a little kid and his love of food. He often develop bizarre schemes to get what he wants and more than likley lies to his wife, Carrie, in the process.
  • Carrie Heffernan (played by Leah Remini): Carrie is Doug's wife. She never went to college, but works as a secretary for a law firm and later a real estate agency. Originally born as Simone Spooner, her name was traded for Carrie after her father lost it in a card game. She is known for being bossy and mean towards others, especially Doug.
  • Arthur Spooner (played by Jerry Stiller): Carrie's widowed father. After losing his home in a fire, Carrie decided to have him live in the Heffernan's basement from then on.
  • Deacon Palmer (played by Victor Williams): He is Doug's best friend, Deacon is the more responsible of the two.
  • Spence Olchin (played by Patton Oswalt): Spence is another friend of Doug's. He is often viewed as the nerd of the group and lives with his mother.
  • Danny Heffernan (played by Gary Valentine): Danny Heffernan is Doug's cousin. He is also seen hanging out with Doug, Spence, and Deacon.
  • Holly Shumpert (2001–2005, 2007) (played by Nicole Sullivan): Holly is a cheerful, yet insecure dog-walker. She was hired by Doug and Carrie to walk Arthur.
  • Richie Ianucchi (1998–2001) (played by Larry Romano): Was one of Doug's friends before leaving in the third season to go to another sitcom.

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