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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?


In episode "Shrink Wrap" (episode #4.25) Ben Stiller guest-starred as his real-life father's father. See more »


In a few episodes there is a reference to the characters going to "Dairy Queen". There are no "Dairy Queens" in Queens, or in all of NYC for that matter. See more »


[Doug answers the phone]
Doug Heffernan: Hello... Mhm?... Oh, hold on a second, let me get him... Arthur! Phone!
Arthur Spooner: Who is it?
Doug Heffernan: It's Louis Di Robertis from some law firm.
Arthur Spooner: Tell him to drop dead!
Doug Heffernan: Okay, I am not going to tell him to drop dead.
Arthur Spooner: Then tell him to go to hell!
Doug Heffernan: Not telling him that either.
Arthur Spooner: Then you go to hell!
Doug Heffernan: You go to hell!
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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 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005) See more »


The King of Queens Theme Song
Written by Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa
Performed by Billy Vera & The Beaters
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The King of Queens is the best ever
1 October 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I have not seen a better comedy than the King of Queens for many years. I rate it one of the best ever. I've just returned to Ireland from Arizona on American Airlines from a biz trip and by chance they showed several episodes. I laughed my head off and later I asked the stewards to play again and they did. Thank you AA. The acting from all the team is first rate and especially from Kevin James, Leah Remini and Gerry Stiller, but from all of the cast in fact the acting is superb. I love all the cast, they are so funny. There is a hard edge in the King of Queens that I love and is seldom seen in today's TV comedy. Both Leah and Kevin play off each other so well that every situation is believable and hilariously funny. I have just purchased the 2nd season while I was in Az this week and I intend buying the full set the next time I am in the US. My son who is 20yrs old also loves this show and its brilliance is that it has the magic to reach out to different generations. I would like to thank all those involved with this amazing show - it's so appreciated to see this kind of TV show in what is in my opinion an era of poor TV fair in general these days with the exception of re-runs of Seinfeld and such like... Thanks for a great show..

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