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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 14 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



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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?


Angelo Pagan, who is married to Leah Remini, guest starred on the show six times as five different characters over the nine season run. See more »


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. See more »


Arthur Spooner: Sure, Douglas, you're white hot. You rode the frog to the top, but lady luck can be a fickle whore.
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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 Stiller & Meara: Kanye West (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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Best Comedy On TV
7 October 2006 | by (Newport, DE, USA) – See all my reviews

I have been watching King of Queens from the beginning, and have felt it is overlooked at the award shows. This show has the best humor, you can identify with the characters, we talk about it at work a lot, because I work at a company a lot like IPS, (DHL) and we just love the Teamster plugs!! Carrie is my hero, she is the best, she just puts it out there, no matter what the subject is. Arthur well what can you say? He just cracks you up, and really puts a spin on things. Doug, well he is just so lovable, and funny, the three characters, plus all the friends just make the show complete. This is the best comedy on TV!! I would say up there with Seinfeld, and hey, there's nothing wrong with that .... Excellente!! as Doug would say.

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