"King of Queens is one of those sitcoms that seems to fly just below most people's TV radars. It remains popular enough that it is now into it's seventh season on CBS and yet has never been a major enough hit that it becomes the topic of water cooler discussions the morning after a new episode. At it's core this is a working man's, middle-class comedy. Doug Heffernan (Kevin James) delivers parcels for IPS, and his wife Carrie (Leah Rhemini) is a legal secretary. They are joined in their suburban Queens colonial by Carries father Arthur (Jerry Stiller) who rooms in the basement.
The show typically centers on the mundane problems that all middle-classers face on a daily basis such as not having enough money, squabbles with neighbors, problems at work, etc. We all admire Doug for being a rather typical fat slob but somehow being able to land a gorgeous wife like Carrie. The show is always consistently funny and has a wonderful cast of supporting nut co-stars including Doug's best friend and co-worker Deacon andnebbish mama's boy friend Spencer. King of Queen's never aims too high and never ventures into dramatic plots as some comedies tend to do. CArrie always wants to aim for a higher place in society, much to Doug's aggravation, while he is perfectly content to sit on the couch, watch the football game, and eat Doritos. This tends to set up some of the more hilarious plots.
Notable season Three episodes include:
"Fatty McButterpants" - Doug finds out that Carrie has been buying his clothes at the "Big and Tall Shop" and admits that he may have a weight problem. Carrie tells him that he could stand to lose about 40 pounds. Doug's feelings are upset and he takes it out by nit-picking on Carrie.
"Strike One" - Doug Goes out and Buys a new SUV despite the fact that a strike is looming at work. Sure enough a strike happens and an incensed Carrie has to work overtime to pick up the slack. Spence buys their old car and it promptly drops dead.
"Strike Two" Doug's sister gets him a job as a substitute teacher at her school which Doug thinks will be a breeze...until he meets his students.
"Strike Out" Doug and Deacon are down and out due to the strike and turn to Arthur for companionship. Soon the trio pass the day by pulling pranks on neighbors and yelling lewd comments from the porch to passers-by.
"Work Related" - Arthur comes to work with CArrie and Carrie is horrified when Arthur is offered a job in her office.
"Wedding Presence" Doug and Carrie don't want to attend and out-of-state wedding and hatch a plot to faker their attendance, which goes badly wrong!
"Inner Tube" Doug lies to Carrie to get out of attending a seminar. His guilt causes him to have some bizarre nightmares where he find himself on old TV shows such as "The Honeymooners" and "Wheel of Fortune"
"Swim Neighbors" AFter their fence is destroyed in a storm, The heffernan's new, annoying neighbors want to leave the fence down so they can have one hugh combined backyard. But Doug and Carrie don't like them so they promptly have a new fence built..but they still want to use the neighbors fancy pool.
In addition to the regular Stars, Lou Ferrigno is back playing himself in a recurring role as the Heffernan's next door neighbor. This really is a fun show. Always consistently well-written and well-performed by all."
No Joke, This is the Best Season of THE KING OF QUEENS!
Massik | 03/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Second Season of KING OF QUEENS was good, but the 3rd Season is honestly the best of the series. Every episode is funny, from "Do Rico" all the way to "Pregnant Pause." The Third Season was probably the best in ratings too, along with many special guest stars (Uncredited on the DVD) like Florence Henderson, Angelo Pagan (Leah Remini's Husband), Eric Roberts, Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Gavin MacLead, Dom Irrera, Ricki Lake, Lou Ferrigno, and the first episode with MADtv's Nicole Sullivan playing Marilyn, (10x funnier role than "Holly" currently in Seasons 4-7). "Paint Misbehavin'" features the last episode with the character "Richie", but this Season includes more of "Spence" & "Danny." I love this show and can admit it's not getting better with the writing compared to 3rd Season. I want to remember KING OF QUEENS with this excellent DVD. I don't have to mention KEVIN JAMES, LEAH REMINI, or JERRY STILLER, because everyone already knows they are the best...and make the show a hit. This Third Season can represent the entire series."
Well worth the Money
Chris Carter | Saginaw, Tx USA | 03/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just received my order a few days ago and haven't quite watched all the episodes, but the ones I have so far have been hilarious. I have the first two seasons on King of Queens and Kevin James and co. seem to be really getting in the swing of things in their third season.
If you are a fan of the show i would definitely recommend. If you are not a fan of the show I would say buy this season and you soon will be.
TV for men and women alike
Jennifer M. Kepler | Veerle, Belgium | 01/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many nights my husband and I cannot agree on what to watch- then we turn to Doug and Carrie- slapstick funny without offending one's intelligence, sometimes predictable, never boring, and always more true to life then most sitcoms. This is not chic TV nor is it guy TV- it is everybody TV. Season three keeps the formula of seasons one and two, but we learn more about Doug and Carrie's history and early relationship. Simply good, funny tv."
The King gets better
Nate | Brisbane, QLD AUSTRALIA | 10/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I will keep buying this show as long as they keep putting it out. The whole cast is great, the laughs never stop and its great to see sitcom writers doing exactly what they are getting paid to do. Keep writing funny and entertaining shows which seems to bypass a lot of them these days. Im sure this show will go on for years, but one thing I cannot understand is why this show has never found its way onto prime time TV in Australia. Its not like it is full of American humour, I would have thought that it would appeal to a very wide audience."