Doug and Carrie deal with day-to-day domestic realities that reflect our times and enable us to laugh at ourselves. Their love for each other ultimately carries them through each dilemma they face, whether it's Doug's fixation with food or Carrie's obsession with expensive clothing. This season, Doug and Carrie will discover even more about themselves and their relationship while facing some new challenges, including the strain that Carrie's new job puts on their marriage. Having been able to commiserate on their common dislike of their jobs, Doug's finding it harder to relate to Carrie now that she's happy going to work everyday.
Doug and Carrie also have to deal with the third, high-maintenance member of the Heffernan household Carrie's twice-widowed father, Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller), who lives in their basement. His constant presence and often bizarre behavior add to their daily adventures. Doug and Carrie have stumbled upon an unorthodox solution to reduce their burden and keep Arthur happy his regular excursions with gullible dogwalker Holly (Nicole Sullivan). Doug's friends Deacon Palmer (Victor Williams), Spence Olchin (Patton Oswalt) and cousin Danny Heffernan (Gary Valentine) round out the cast with their "guy" humor and diverse perspectives.
In a manner that evokes "The Honeymooners," THE KING OF QUEENS finds inspiration in life's everyday situations. Last season alone saw the Heffernans suffering through the financial and emotional strain of living off of one income; Doug and Carrie forcing their friends to baby-sit Arthur in order to get some alone time; and the surprising tension that Doug's weight loss brought to their marriage. We also watched Doug "dream cheating" on Carrie after an emergency appendectomy, and Deacon and Spence using Arthur to pick-up women in a bar. Throughout, the series showcases James' incredible physical comedy, Remini's hard-edged wit, and Stiller's unique comic presence.