The King of Queens

The King of Queens

  • TV-PG
  • 1998
  • 9 Seasons
  • 7.3  (76,118)

Comedian Kevin James became a household name following his nine seasons starring as Doug Heffernan, a Queens package delivery driver with a sarcastic wife and wacky family on "The King of Queens." The sitcom was a hit for CBS during its entire run, and appeared mostly on Monday nights to rave reviews. The entire show focused on the lives of Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a couple who met, fell in love, married and lived in the New York City borough of Queens. Doug was an overweight, brown-clad worker for a parcel delivery service while Carrie, played by Leah Remini, was a legal secretary with aspirations to move up in her company. Many of the show's plot points revolved around Doug's intense love of eating good food and Carrie's dissatisfaction with her current position. Among the other main players on the show were Arthur Spooner, who was played by Jerry Stiller. Arthur, Carrie's father, moved in with the Heffernans after accidentally setting fire to his own home. The older gentleman, whose sense of humor was a mainstay of many of the show's running jokes, resided in the Heffernans' basement and had a penchant for telling questionable stories about his past exploits. Doug's best friend was Deacon Palmer, who was played by Victor Williams. Deacon worked alongside Doug as a parcel delivery man, and was regularly seen with his friend out on deliveries, at the delivery center base and even hanging out with Doug at his own home. Deacon had two young boys and was married to Kelly, who was played by Merrin Dungey. Kelly was Carrie's best friend and confidante throughout the entire series. Another of Doug's friends, Spence Olchin, was played by comedian Patton Oswalt. Spence, a self-described "nerd," was often the butt of jokes for Doug, Deacon and even Arthur during the show's run. Other popular recurring characters were Doug's smart mouthed cousin, Danny Heffernan, portrayed by Gary Valentine; Holly, played by Nicole Sullivan, a dog walker with a strange sense of humor; and Sara Spooner, played by Lisa Rieffel, Carrie's half-sister. Lou Ferrigno played himself multiple times as he and his wife were the Heffernans' neighbors, and Ray Barone, played by Ray Romano on his own sitcom, "Everybody Loves Raymond," made many appearances as Doug's friend.

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Seasons
China Syndrome Part 2
13. China Syndrome Part 2
May 14, 2007
After Doug informs Carrie of his plans to leave her, she decides she wants to go to China and adopt the child they were going to get without him. Doug also wants the baby, so they race to get to the airport so they can get the baby.
China Syndrome Part 1
12. China Syndrome Part 1
May 14, 2007
Arthur's wedding day is here but he soon finds himself without a bride when Ava St. Clair leaves him for not being gay. Doug, still mad at Carrie for lying about the apartment in Manhattan, decides he is going to divorce Carrie, and shows up the wedding drunk.
Single Spaced
11. Single Spaced
May 7, 2007
Doug and Carrie decide to go visit their priest for some marriage counseling, and while there they run into some old friends who just had a baby. This causes them to consider a child.
Manhattan Project
10. Manhattan Project
April 30, 2007
When an apartment in Manhattan becomes available to Doug and Carrie, Carrie sees it as a chance to live out her dream of living in the city, but Doug wants nothing to do with it. He brings it up to her in hopes of looking good, because he knows that it is impossible to live there because of Arthur. Arthur soon decides to marry a singer he loved for a long time and move out, causing Carrie to want to move.
Mild Bunch
9. Mild Bunch
April 23, 2007
Doug runs into an old friend at his high school reunion and they decide to play a prank on the principle to get revenge for an event of the past.
Offensive Fowl
8. Offensive Fowl
April 16, 2007
Doug, in an effort to be more healthy decides to become a vegetarian, which angers Carrie when he decides to push his new beliefs on her.
Home Cheapo
7. Home Cheapo
April 9, 2007
When Deacon and Kelly buy a vacation house on a lake Carrie convinces Doug that they were able to afford it because the two were so cheap and never pay for anything when they are together. Doug and Carrie go to the new home with Deacon and Kelly and decide to get back at them by making Deacon and Kelly pay for everything. Spence is also trying to find a new job and Arthur decides to give him advice on getting one.
Brace Yourself
6. Brace Yourself
January 3, 2007
Deacon's son draws a picture of Arthur with crooked teeth, which leads Arthur to try to convince his family that he should get braces. Doug uses this idea to try to improve Carrie, by having Deacon's son draw a picture of her flat-chested.
Ruff Goin'
5. Ruff Goin'
December 20, 2006
When Doug and Carrie are not invited to the block party, Doug shows up anyways and ends up adopting a dog to prove he is a good person. Doug finds out that a dog is a lot of work and tries to find a way to return it without looking bad, but before he can, Carrie tells him they have to keep the dog a little longer because their neighbor, Glenn, says he can get her a good deal on a massage chair. Arthur also tries to help Danny break his addiction to gambling, but ends up getting hooked on it too.
Major Disturbance
4. Major Disturbance
December 13, 2006
Doug is reading Major a bedtime story and changes the end to make it scarier. The story ends up traumatizing Major, causing Kelly and Deacon to have problems getting him to be babysat by Doug. Arthur also realizes that he can make money by charging people to fill a seat in their car, allowing them ride in the carpool lane.
Moxie Moron
3. Moxie Moron
December 13, 2006
When O'Boyle goes into rehab he asks Doug and Deacon to fill in for him as supervisor. Doug initially turns it down and tells Deacon to go for it, but then decides he wants it so that he can prove to Carrie that he is not content being a driver for the rest of his life. Soon Doug realizes he is in over his head when everything starts going wrong at the office.
Affair Trade
2. Affair Trade
December 6, 2006
A woman keeps calling Doug's house, claiming to have spent a romantic weekend with him, but Doug has no idea who she is and tries to find a way to stop her from calling. Realizing that she is calling the wrong Doug Heffernan and leaving sexy messages, he sets out to stop Carrie from finding out, but when she does find out and does not care, Doug becomes even more upset about the situation.
Mama Cast
1. Mama Cast
December 6, 2006
When Carries tells Doug to find a way to invest their tax return check, Doug decides to buy an ice cream truck he sees for sale. Thinking this is a good way to make money, he sets out to sell ice cream. Trouble comes when he tries delivering in another truck driver's zone, leading to a war of the ice cream men.
Description

Comedian Kevin James became a household name following his nine seasons starring as Doug Heffernan, a Queens package delivery driver with a sarcastic wife and wacky family on "The King of Queens." The sitcom was a hit for CBS during its entire run, and appeared mostly on Monday nights to rave reviews.

The entire show focused on the lives of Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a couple who met, fell in love, married and lived in the New York City borough of Queens. Doug was an overweight, brown-clad worker for a parcel delivery service while Carrie, played by Leah Remini, was a legal secretary with aspirations to move up in her company. Many of the show's plot points revolved around Doug's intense love of eating good food and Carrie's dissatisfaction with her current position.

Among the other main players on the show were Arthur Spooner, who was played by Jerry Stiller. Arthur, Carrie's father, moved in with the Heffernans after accidentally setting fire to his own home. The older gentleman, whose sense of humor was a mainstay of many of the show's running jokes, resided in the Heffernans' basement and had a penchant for telling questionable stories about his past exploits.

Doug's best friend was Deacon Palmer, who was played by Victor Williams. Deacon worked alongside Doug as a parcel delivery man, and was regularly seen with his friend out on deliveries, at the delivery center base and even hanging out with Doug at his own home. Deacon had two young boys and was married to Kelly, who was played by Merrin Dungey. Kelly was Carrie's best friend and confidante throughout the entire series. Another of Doug's friends, Spence Olchin, was played by comedian Patton Oswalt. Spence, a self-described "nerd," was often the butt of jokes for Doug, Deacon and even Arthur during the show's run.

Other popular recurring characters were Doug's smart mouthed cousin, Danny Heffernan, portrayed by Gary Valentine; Holly, played by Nicole Sullivan, a dog walker with a strange sense of humor; and Sara Spooner, played by Lisa Rieffel, Carrie's half-sister. Lou Ferrigno played himself multiple times as he and his wife were the Heffernans' neighbors, and Ray Barone, played by Ray Romano on his own sitcom, "Everybody Loves Raymond," made many appearances as Doug's friend.The King of Queens is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (207 episodes). The series first aired on September 21, 1998.

Where to Watch The King of Queens

The King of Queens is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The King of Queens on demand at TV Land and Sling.

  • Premiere Date
    September 21, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (76,118)