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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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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 the episode where Doug brings home a snow cone machine from work, he is in the kitchen with a full snow cone, walks through the door to the living room, and it is almost gone. See more »


Carrie Spooner Heffernan: Did you lift your shirt and *make* them touch your belly hair?
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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 The Simpsons: Gone Abie Gone (2012) See more »


The King of Queens Theme Song
Written by Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa
Performed by Billy Vera & The Beaters
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Comedy from the New York suburbs
24 November 2005 | by (east orange, new jersey) – See all my reviews

This show is hilarious. You've got Doug played by Kevin James who is the loving and sometimes self-centered husband to Carrie played by Leah Remini. Now Carrie her character is witty and somewhat high-strung. Living with them is Carrie's father Arthur who appears to be one of the highlights of the show. This show was released in 1998 and I didn't start watching it until about a year ago and found it interestingly funny. Out of mostly all the sitcoms on TV this show has a realistic quality about it. King of Queens is a show focus on everyday life of a middle working-class couple. It's very rare to see a sitcom like this within the past decade. The humor is full of satire which makes the show catchable to enjoy. Arthur played Jerry Stiller is a well-known comic and as a supporting cast member he is terrific. King of Queens is definitely a show to watch week nights after a days work. Even the repeats are still enjoyable.

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