Sep. 21, 1998
30 min.
CBS TV Network

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The King of Queens

The King of Queens revolves around Doug Heffernan (Kevin James), a Queens, N.Y., parcel delivery man with simple desires. Doug now shares his castle with a very eccentric father-in-law (Jerry Stiller) and his very unusual habits.

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  • Doug's parents' first names are Janet and Joe. In real life, Kevin James's parents' first names are also Janet and Joe.
  • Doug and Carrie have pictures of children on their refrigerator, and have no idea who they are.
  • 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).
  • Megan Mullally almost wound up in the role of Carrie. But she changed her mind and accepted a part on Will & Grace.
  • In episode "Shrink Wrap" (episode #4.25) Ben Stiller guest-starred as his real-life father's father.
  • The rocket-pack that Doug wore in episode "Dougie Houser" is the same rocket-pack which starred in The Rocketeer.
  • 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.
  • Arthur's full name is Arthur Eugene Spooner.
  • Arthur wrote an unproduced script with the title "Reconsidering Sandy".
  • Arthur was about 44 years old when Carrie was born.
  • Leah Remini's visible weight gain was a result of her pregnancy.
  • Doug proposed to Carrie at a New York Jets game.
  • Doug's birthday is February 9, 1965.
  • After Season 1, Carrie's sister Sara is never mentioned again.
  • In Season 1, Carrie's boss is named Evan.
  • 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.
  • When Doug experiences a shock or pain, he occasionally blurts out "Yuspa!" This is the last name of one of the co-executive producers (Cathy Yuspa).
  • In Season 1, Carrie works in Manhattan.
  • In Season 1, Carrie, Doug, Deacon, Richie and Spence are members of the "Brother's Pizzaria" softball team.
  • Doug's middle name is Steven, Deacon's middle name is John.
  • Doug was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Doug's favorite number is 5.
  • Larry Romano left the show to work on Kristin.
  • 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.
  • Angelo Pagan, who is married to Leah Remini, guest starred on the show six times as five different characters over the nine season run.
  • Kevin James' wife Steffiana De La Cruz, appears in four episodes and plays four different characters over the nine year run of the show.
  • Kevin James has portrayed his King of Queens character, Doug Heffernan, in episodes of three other popular CBS Network sitcoms: Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker and Cosby.
  • This was the last American live action sitcom to have premiered in the 1990s to end its run.
  • 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.
  • The 9th season is only 12 episodes long, while all the other seasons lasted for about 22 episodes.

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