The King of Queens
Award-winning modern sitcom classic King of Queens first hit the airwaves September 21, 1998. The series ran for nine seasons with Kevin James starring and executive producing. King of Queens is a timeless Queens-borough tale of a wildly dysfunctional household marked by untruths, revenge, sneaking, hate and plotting. Add to the mix, a group of friends that, at times, are the voice of reason and also fan the flames of the most impossible situations this cast of characters get into. The "king", Doug Heffernan (Kevin James), is a delivery driver who is satisfied with his mediocre job, eating a diet where one of the main food groups is bacon, and creating new ways of telling someone to shut up. His creative versions include Shutty!, Go on back to Shutty-Town., and Shut-it-uppie!. In the true style of Doug Heffernan, there are also food references including Shut-it stew (which is preferably served hot) and Shut-Up-sicle. At the end of the day he marvels at the average life life he has created for himself and his beautiful wife, Carrie Heffernan. Carrie Heffernan (Leah Remini) is a legal assistant in Manhattan, that isn't afraid to speak her mind, loves high-end department stores even though she has a low-end salary and is loyal to a fault. She constantly second-guesses her marriage to Doug and the average life he's provided for her. Carrie wonders what would have become of her life if she had married 'that guy who became a doctor' or finished college if she didnt have to take care of her unpredictable father Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller). Megan Mullally was considered for the role of Carrie Heffernan but decided to take the part of another outspoken character, Karen Walker, on hit show Will & Grace. Coincidentally, the personalities of Carrie Heffernan and Karen Walker are quite similar. Arthur, Carrie's father, is the incoherent, heavily-medicated and loud court jester. Affectionately called "the old man in the basement," he is the senile, inappropriate and gross step-father that we all know should be in a nursing home. From avoiding breaking bad news, to tricking your wife into losing weight and secret fantasies gone awry, King of Queens is a modern classic that comically speaks to some part of the truth that we all feel but never express. Much of the series was taped in Queens. Live locations include Cooper's, in Glendale as well as the Heffernans neighborhood of Rego Park.
|Air Date||Title||Description||View History|
|12/06/2006||Mama Cast||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.|
|11/16/1998||Road Rayge||Doug gets caught helping Ray Barone with a driving test and loses his license for a week. Ray tries to make it up to Doug and Doug ends up losing it longer when he is caught driving Ray's car by Ray's brother Robert, a cop.|
|11/02/1998||The Rock||A jeweler offers way more money for Carrie's ring than Doug originally paid, and they debate whether to sell it.|
|05/14/2007||China Syndrome Part 2||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.|
|05/14/2007||China Syndrome Part 1||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.|