The King Of Queens (DVD) Review

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 27th, 2010

A spin-off of the popular TV series Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens first hit the airwaves in the Fall of 1998. The show follows the life of Doug Heffernan (played by comedian Kevin James), a package delivery man for IPS (far different from UPS for you litigious-minded readers out there), and the show utilizes much of the same marital and relationship humor found in Ray Romano's blockbuster sitcom. With seven successful seasons under its belt, and even more yet to come, King of Queens is a hilarious comedy series well worth one's time and attention?

King of Queens revolves around the life of Doug Heffernan, a hard-working, sports-loving parcel delivery man living in Queens, New York. In his thirties, and married to a lovely woman named Carrie (Leah Remini - who played Carla's daughter on the hit show Cheers), Doug spends most of his non-working hours basking in the glow of his state-of-the-art 70-inch TV with two buddies who share his fanatical love of sports, Spence (Patton Oswalt) and Deacon (Victor Williams). But Doug's personal paradise suffers a devastating blow when Carrie's widowed father Arthur (Jerry Stiller of Seinfeld fame) moves in with the couple. Doug's TV fantasy room is converted into an in-law suite, and after several failed relocation attempts, the TV is pushed into the garage? Now Doug and Carrie must learn to share their palace with an eccentric, and oftentimes annoying, father/father-in-law with a penchant for messing up the couple's well-grounded routine?

The King of Queens DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the series premiere in which the audience learns the background of Doug Heffernan and his family. Doug's long rein as the most envied man in his social circle is brought to an end when his father-in-law moves in and takes the TV room for his bedroom. Meanwhile, Carrie's sister, in the midst of her own personal crisis, takes over Doug's bathroom? Other notable episodes from Season 1 include "Paternal Affairs" in which Arthur, much to the chagrin of his son-in-law, sets out to "woo" Doug's Aunt Shelia, and "Crappy Birthday" in which Carrie, apprehensive about her age as she turns thirty, asks Doug to ignore her birthday?

Below is a list of episodes included on the King of Queens (Season 1) DVD:

Episode 1 (Pilot) Air Date: 09-21-1998
Episode 2 (Fat City) Air Date: 09-28-1998
Episode 3 (Cello, Goodbye) Air Date: 10-05-1998
Episode 4 (Richie's Song) Air Date: 10-12-1998
Episode 5 (Paternal Affairs) Air Date: 10-19-1998
Episode 6 (Head First) Air Date: 10-26-1998
Episode 7 (The Rock) Air Date: 11-02-1998
Episode 8 (Educating Doug) Air Date: 11-09-1998
Episode 9 (Road Rayge) Air Date: 11-16-1998
Episode 10 (Supermarket Story) Air Date: 11-23-1998
Episode 11 (Noel Cowards) Air Date: 12-14-1998
Episode 12 (Fixer Upper) Air Date: 12-21-1998
Episode 13 (Best Man) Air Date: 01-11-1999
Episode 14 (Dog Days) Air Date: 01-18-1999
Episode 15 (Crappy Birthday) Air Date: 02-01-1999
Episode 16 (S'Ain't Valentine's) Air Date: 02-08-1999
Episode 17 (Court Date) Air Date: 02-15-1999
Episode 18 (White Collar) Air Date: 02-22-1999
Episode 19 (Rayny Day) Air Date: 03-01-1999
Episode 20 (Train Wreck) Air Date: 03-15-1999
Episode 21 (Hungry Man) Air Date: 04-05-1999
Episode 22 (Time Share) Air Date: 04-26-1999
Episode 23 (Where's Poppa?) Air Date: 05-03-1999
Episode 24 (Art House) Air Date: 05-10-1999
Episode 25 (Maybe Baby) Air Date: 05-17-1999

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