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Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He's got a pretty wife (Carrie), a big TV and friends to watch it with. Then Carrie's goofy and annoying father Arthur moves in with them.
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Series cast summary:
 Doug Heffernan / ... (206 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Carrie Heffernan (206 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Arthur Spooner / ... (193 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Deacon Palmer / ... (174 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Spence Olchin / ... (154 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Danny Heffernan / ... (103 episodes, 1999-2007)


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 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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21 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Spence's mother, Anne Meara was actually Jerry Stiller's real wife and mother of Ben Stiller. This is why Jerry Stiller is seen repeatedly flirting with her throughout the series. See more »


In some episodes, characters from the show are shown with paper cups from the restaurant In and Out Burger. There are no In and Out Burger restaurants in New York City. See more »


[Doug and Deacon are locked in a refrigerated truck with penguins]
Doug Heffernan: "Warning: Please retain key as refrigerated trucks are not equipped with interior door handles". Mother of ass!
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Crazy Credits

A couple of episodes show bloopers while the credits are rolling. One of the episodes that do this is "Package Deal," which can be found in Season 3, Episode 19. See more »


Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Countdown to the Crown (2014) See more »


The King of Queens Theme Song
Written by Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa
Performed by Billy Vera & The Beaters
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Could it be anymore under rated?
19 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I consider myself to be a connoisseur of sitcoms, and used to spend many long hours wasting my life watching them all. Sense Seinfeld, Friends and many other great sitcoms have left the scene I am left with wasting my life on the one great series that is left, "The King of Queens", and in my humble opinion beats them all. I have to admit, as has been mentioned before, it takes a couple of shows before you get hooked but it doesn't take long before you start realizing the brilliant comedic performance and timing of Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Jerry Stiller and Leah Remini. I don't think the few people criticizing the show realize just how much talent it takes to make the world laugh, they really don't. However, I'm puzzled only about one thing, "Everybody Loves Raymond," but I don't, and it is hovering around #5 in the ratings but The King of Queens, which totally kicks ass on Raymond isn't even showing up in the top 20, what's up with that? Don't get me wrong because I've watched Raymond and I think it is "okay" funny but not nearly the caliber that KoQ's is. CBS needs to give a little more respect and focus some PR on the show and especially Kevin James because when movie goers get finally get tired of the very funny Adam Sandler I predict Kevin is next in line (or at least I secretly hope).

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