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The King of Queens (1998–2007)

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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 (176 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Deacon Palmer (156 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Spence Olchin (125 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Danny Heffernan (83 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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Release Date:

21 September 1998 (USA)  »

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(206 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the last American live action sitcom to have premiered in the 1990s to end its run. See more »


Exterior shots of the garage show four windows for each door, the interior shots show three windows. See more »


Doug Heffernan: I'm going to come up with something so romantic and heartfelt it's gonna make you feel like a piece of crap! A piece of crap!
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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 Ugly Americans: Kong of Queens (2010) See more »


The King of Queens Theme Song
Written by Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa
Performed by Billy Vera & The Beaters
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User Reviews

Very Funny!
8 August 2004 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

The King of Queens is a very funny show especially since Jerry Stiller (Ben Stiller's dad) is in this series and I think Jerry Stiller is hilarious! This series is about a blue-collar couple, Douglas and Carrie Heffernan (Kevin James and Leah Remini) share their home in Queens, New York (suburb of New York City) with Carrie's crazy dad, Arthur (played the hilarious, Jerry Stiller). Burly Doug, who makes a living as a parcel deliveryman, often has to scheme to find time alone with Carrie, as Arthur can be quiet a handful -- so much so that they a dog-walker, Holly, to look after him. When he's not working, clashing with Arthur, or nesting with Carrie, Doug hangs with his advice-giving buddies Deacon (Victor Williams) and Spence (Patton Oswalt), as well as his cousin Danny (Gary Valentine). This series premiered on CBS in September 1998. This series is so funny and I think all the jokes are funny and I think Leah Remini kind of reminds me of Jennifer Aniston from "Friends".

User Rating: 9/10


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