The King of Queens

The King of Queens

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Doug and Carrie Heffernan share their home in Queens, New York City with Carrie's oddball dad, Arthur Spooner. Doug, who makes a living as a delivery driver for the International Parcel Service (IPS), spends most of his time at his home with wife Carrie. Carrie works as a secretary for a law firm in downtown Manhattan. This is complicated by Arthur, who can be quite a handful — so much so that they hired a dog walker, Holly, to look after him by walking him, with the dogs, in the local park. Doug hangs with his buddies Deacon Palmer, Spence Olchin, Richie Iannucci and his cousin Danny Heffernan. When Carrie and Doug do good deeds (such as donating to charities or helping a person find a job), reconcile or apologize, or do something beneficial for themselves (such as selling a house, or investing in the stock market) it often ends up going completely wrong, and bad often humorously goes to worse, most of the time leaving the characters in a stagnant position by the end of the episode. Unlike the traditional sit-com formula, the central conflict of many episodes is left unresolved at the end. The ending scene of most episodes is a very short joke that often is only tangentially related to the main story line.

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It is referred to by these television episodes...

The Simpsons:
Season:  23  / Episode:  8 
The Ten-Per-Cent Solution

This Television Episode refers to The King of Queens
Marge tells Homer that many television shows are rip offs of the series 'The Honeymooners'. She lists the names, Ralph, Fred, Archie and King of Queens as examples of other shows that have the same kind of plot as 'The Honeymooners'.

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CBS Commercial for Kevin Can Wait

This Television Commercial refers to The King of Queens
Doug, the character from 'The King of Queens', sits with Kevin, from 'Kevin Can Wait' - sharing a bucket of fried chicken while watching television.

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