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(1998–2007)

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Kevin James has portrayed his King of Queens character, Doug Heffernan, in episodes of three other popular CBS Network sitcoms: Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Becker (1998) and Cosby (1996).
Kevin James' wife Steffiana De La Cruz, appears in four episodes and plays four different characters over the nine year run of the show.
Doug's cousin, Danny, is Kevin James' brother in real life.
Megan Mullally almost wound up in the role of Carrie. But she changed her mind and accepted a part on Will & Grace (1998).
This was the last American live action sitcom to have premiered in the 1990s to end its run.
Kevin James and Leah Remini are the only two cast members that appear in every episode.
Leah Remini's visible weight gain was a result of her pregnancy.
All of the exterior shots of the Heffernan house are stock footage originally filmed for Sibs (1991) seven years before The King of Queens was filmed. The house is located at 519 Longview Avenue in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
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.
In episode "Shrink Wrap" (episode #4.25) Ben Stiller guest-starred as his real-life father's father.
Doug's parents' first names are Janet and Joe. In real life, Kevin James's parents' first names are also Janet and Joe.
In the episode where Arthur gives the lady in the coffee shop advice, the woman is Jerry Stiller's daughter in real life.
Angelo Pagan, who is married to Leah Remini, guest starred on the show six times as five different characters over the nine season run.
Doug and Carrie have pictures of children on their refrigerator, and have no idea who they are.
Arthur was about 44 years old when Carrie was born.
Executive Producer Michael J. Weithorn often sneaks his name onto the set. In one episode, Arthur attempts to sell the "Arthur's head screwdriver" to Weithorn Hardware and in another, Doug's dentist office is in the Weithorn Medical Center.
After Season 1, Carrie's sister Sara is never mentioned again.
When Doug experiences a shock or pain, he occasionally blurts out "Yuspa!" This is the last name of one of his co-executive producers (Cathy Yuspa).
Many of the voice-overs heard throughout the series were recorded by Nick Bakay, one of the show's Producers. Bakay also appears as a few different characters including Father McDaniel.
Doug was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The rocket-pack that Doug wore in episode "Dougie Houser" is the same rocket-pack which starred in The Rocketeer (1991).
Though Anne Meara had a guest appearance in season one as a flirting partner of Arthur's, she played Spencer's mom in later seasons replacing Grace Zabriskie who played Spencer's mom in season one.
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Lou Ferrigno and his wife Carla played themselves on the show.
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The 9th season is only 12 episodes long, while all the other seasons lasted for about 22 episodes.
In several episodes throughout the series, famous video game icon, Sonic the Hedgehog can be seen on an arcade machine inside Cooper's bar, a setting frequently used on the show.
Doug's birthday is February 9, 1965.
Victor Raider-Wexler has twice played the role of Carrie's boss. First as Mr. Kaplan in seasons 1 through 6 and later as Mr. Kaufman in season 9.
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Larry Romano left the show to work on Kristin (2001).
There are pictures on the fridge of Don Geronimo and Mike O'Meara from the nationally syndicated radio show "The Don and Mike Show". The Reference to them not knowing who they were was an inside joke. They also guest appeared in the episode "Roamin' Holiday" (2.10).
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Doug proposed to Carrie at a New York Jets game.
Doug's middle name is Steven, Deacon's middle name is John.
Arthur's full name is Arthur Eugene Spooner.
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Doug's pin number is the same as their street number, 3121.
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Doug's favorite number is 5.
Richie's nickname for Doug is Moose.
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Doug's favorite beer is Miller High Life. He is even shown in a picture during the episode "Kirbed Enthusiasm" drinking one and giving a thumbs up.
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Nicole Sullivan, best known as Holly "the dog walker" played another character when Carrie was briefly pregnant. (Episode Pregnant Pause) She tried to sell Carrie a changing table at a baby store.
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In Season 1, Carrie works in Manhattan.
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Arthur wrote an unproduced script with the title "Reconsidering Sandy".
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In Season 3, Ricki Lake played Doug's younger sister, a gym teacher.
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In Season 1, Carrie, Doug, Deacon, Richie and Spence are members of the "Brother's Pizzaria" softball team.
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In Season 1, Carrie's boss is named Evan.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Arthur is seen wearing a wedding ring throughout the entire run of the series even though his character is not married. That's because he's a widower.

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