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The King of Queens 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1998–2007)
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Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He has a pretty wife (Carrie), a big television, and friends with which to watch it. 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:
Kevin James ...  Doug Heffernan / ... 206 episodes, 1998-2007
Leah Remini ...  Carrie Heffernan 206 episodes, 1998-2007
Jerry Stiller ...  Arthur Spooner 206 episodes, 1998-2007
Victor Williams ...  Deacon Palmer / ... 195 episodes, 1998-2007
Patton Oswalt ...  Spence Olchin 179 episodes, 1998-2007
Gary Valentine ...  Danny Heffernan / ... 136 episodes, 1999-2007
Nicole Sullivan ...  Holly Shumpert / ... 83 episodes, 2001-2007
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Three's definitely a crowd for parcel post deliveryman Doug Heffernan (Kevin James), whose newly widowed father-in-law, Arthur (Jerry Stiller), has moved in with him and his wife, Carrie (Leah Remini). Doug's no longer the king of his domain -- the renovated basement that houses his beloved supersized TV set -- let alone the king of Queens, where he lives. Can they all just get along?

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Comedy That Delivers! See more »

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The theme song for the show was sung by Billy Vera & The Beaters. Their 1981 song "At This Moment" was given a second life when it was featured on a 1987 episode of Family Ties. Both series were produced by Michael J. Weithorn. See more »

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In a few episodes there is a reference to the characters going to "Dairy Queen". There are no "Dairy Queens" in Queens. See more »

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Doug Heffernan: My name might as well be Fatty McButterpants.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits to every episode, the Hanley Productions logo shows a man waving to the camera then crashing into it See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Favorite Sitcom Hangouts (2016) See more »

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The King of Queens Theme Song
Written by Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa
Performed by Billy Vera & The Beaters
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One of the most creative sitcoms on TV
3 September 2006 | by creativetvSee all my reviews

When this show first came on the air, I saw it once or twice and thought it was another "fat guy, skinny wife" show that seemed to populate the networks at the time. It was just "okay" upon initial viewings and I didn't watch it again; however, once it went into syndication, I caught several episodes (simply because it was on twice a night), and I'm telling you, the more you watch this show, the funnier it is. Once you see how all of the great supporting characters are connected, this show makes you laugh out loud. Every new episode I watch is more creative than the one before--people who only watch this a couple of times will not notice this. The writing and story lines are much more sophisticated than they appear at first (this is far from "According to Jim"). First of all, Kevin James is hysterical, incredibly charming, and a talented comedic actor, as is the supporting cast. Leah Remini has excellent timing, and Patton Oswalt's Spence is one of the funnier characters on the show. And of course, Jerry Stiller is brilliant as Arthur. I was shocked to read comments that he was the worst part of the show--he's a gigantic part of why this show is so great--his delivery of these ridiculous schemes (rounding out the crazy dad character) are beyond hilarious. And the yelling--the best episode is when they show him as a kid yelling "Lemon Icee!!". That episode, during which Carrie takes him to a therapist in hopes to get him medicated (to make Doug less stressed out), guest star William Hurt decides that Arthur yells because he's never been validated. The latter part of the episode where Doug beats up his childhood self in a therapy session is beyond funny, it's one of the most creative scenes I've seen on a sitcom. I feel the strange need to defend this show, because it is severely underrated--while "Friends" was sometimes amusing, and "Raymond" has some great episodes and characters, they both lacked the creative touch that "King of Queens" has. In an era where most sitcoms have canned jokes and are on the whole mediocre, "King of Queens" continues to push the sitcom envelope and show real comic genius. Critics of this show obviously don't get it--or haven't watched the show enough to give it a chance, because anyone with real comic and creative sensibility has to laugh out loud while watching. It's certainly on par with my other two favorites, "Seinfeld" and "The Office" in its ridiculous tone. It's the Arthurs, Kramers, and Michael Scotts of TV that keep us watching, and laughing out loud.


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21 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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