Doug and Carrie Heffernan (Kevin James and Leah Remini) share their home at 3121 Aberdeen Street in Rego Park, Queens, NY with Carrie's oddball dad, Arthur Spooner (Jerry Stiller). 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 midtown Manhattan and later is a secretary for a law firm dealing in real estate. This is complicated by Arthur, who can be quite a handful—so much so that they hired a dog walker, Holly (Nicole Sullivan), to walk him along with her canine charges in the local park. Doug hangs with his advice-giving buddies Deacon Palmer (Victor Williams), Spence Olchin (Patton Oswalt), Richie Iannucci (Larry Romano) and Danny Heffernan (Gary Valentine). His friend Spence is a Star Trek-loving geek who isn't very savvy when it comes to women. Deacon Palmer is Doug's best friend, and can often be seen working at IPS with Doug. Danny is Doug's cousin, whom Doug initially cannot stand but eventually warms up to. Richie is a fireman and casanova. The gang frequently hangs out at Cooper's Ale House in Glendale in West-Central Queens. The show usually revolves around intricate plots between either Doug or Carrie (sometimes both) to get something out of the other or a third party; Deacon Palmer and Holly are typical targets of this. However, there are instances where one of the two, or both, are inspired to do good deeds (such as donating to charities or helping a person find a job), or to do something beneficial for themselves (such as flipping a house, or investing in the stock market). They (usually Doug) will typically botch these plans causing one of the two (usually Doug) to panic and humorously sabotage that situation, or they (usually Carrie) will get hung up on not receiving the proper credit for their actions. Most of the time the results of their antics leave the characters in a stagnant position by the end of the episode. Unlike the traditional sitcom formula, the central conflict of many episodes is left unresolved at the end. Many episodes' opening teasers (in episodes that actually have a teaser) feature situations that have absolutely nothing to do with that episode's storylines (however, a few episodes do feature a teaser that is connected to one of the episode's storylines). The ending scene of most episodes is a very short joke that most of the time is related to the main story line. Most episodes usually take place in the Heffernans' home and in the IPS vehicle driven by Doug, accompanied by his co-workers or friends. (The streets were filmed footage of various boroughs around New York, while the show was taped in California.)
The King of Queens - S02E01 - Queasy Rider(Aired: 3 May 2001) Doug wants to buy his own motorcycle after riding Richie's. Carrie finds out, and won't let Doug get one. He eventually gets one anyway without approval from Carrie. When Carrie finds out, she takes up one of her old hobbies of smoking. Doug then has to choose what he loves more: His bike or his wife.
The King of Queens - S02E02 - Female Problems(Aired: 4 May 2001) Carrie is sad because she has no friends to hang out with her. Doug decides to introduce Carrie to a woman who just moved into the neighborhood. Carrie spends a lot of time with her new friend which makes Doug jealous.
The King of Queens - S02E06 - Doug Out(Aired: 10 May 2001) Doug calls Arthur a demented old circus monkey and Arthur overhears it. Later Carrie is doing an impression of him and he walks in on that. To make up for it Doug decides to bring Arthur to a Mets game he won tickets for after being named employee of the month. While trying to make Arthur happy both Carrie and Doug wind up in jail.
The King of Queens - S02E07 - Get Away(Aired: 11 May 2001) When Doug and Carrie go on vacation to celebrate their anniversary, they decide to take their friends Deacon and Kelly which turns out to be a big mistake.
The King of Queens - S02E10 - Roamin' Holiday(Aired: 16 May 2001) Doug doesn't want friends of Carrie to stay for the Thanksgiving weekend and convinces Spence he should get a place of his own and that he can stay with Doug and Carrie until he has found one.
The King of Queens - S02E11 - Sparing Carrie(Aired: 17 May 2001) Doug, Carrie, Deacon, Spence, and Richie all are on Cooper's bowling team. Their team is mediocre. The new manager of Coopers (Robert Klein) tells Doug that he will drop the team unless they start to win some games. Doug knows that Carrie, the team's worst player, must be dropped in order to win. Now Doug has to decide what is more important: His wife or the game.
The King of Queens - S02E12 - Net Prophets(Aired: 18 May 2001) The Christmas season is upon Doug and Carrie and they decide they should invest in stock, but they soon feel the joys and stresses of it. Arthur wants to decorate the house with more Christmas items.
The King of Queens - S02E13 - Party Favor(Aired: 21 May 2001) Doug's cousin Danny is getting married but Danny does not have a best man. Carrie volunteers Doug as the best man. So now Doug is on the hook and worries about giving the speech and has to set up a bachelor party. Sadly Danny doesn't have too many friends so the party has many empty seats, and to top it off the stripper isn't 100% either!
The King of Queens - S02E14 - Block Buster(Aired: 22 May 2001) Doug Heffernan, played by Kevin James, invites his old football teammates over so they can talk to a reporter about their team. Doug made a championship winning play, but to his dismay, other people on the team believe another player made it. Doug then proceeds to try and prove them all wrong.
The King of Queens - S02E15 - Frozen Pop(Aired: 23 May 2001) Because it's very cold, Arthur gets to sleep in Carrie's office, which is right across Doug and Carrie's bedroom. Doug doesn't like this and can't wait for some warmth so Arthur can get back to his basement.
The King of Queens - S02E16 - Fair Game(Aired: 24 May 2001) At a board game evening Doug finds out Carrie cheats. Carrie doesn't come clean about this to Doug which makes Doug a bit edgy, especially since there's another board game evening planned.
The King of Queens - S02E18 - The Shmenkmans(Aired: 28 May 2001) Doug and Carrie make new friends and are afraid if their other friends, Deacon and Kelly are moving in on them. Arthur gets a shipment of his old favorite, salty cereal.
The King of Queens - S02E19 - Surprise Artie(Aired: 29 May 2001) Arthur's 75th birthday is coming up and Doug and Carrie decide to throw him a surprise party, but their in for a rude awakening when two of the invited guests are at each others throats and they can't find Arthur!
The King of Queens - S02E22 - Soft Touch(Aired: 1 Jun. 2001) Doug and Carrie have dinner with their annoying neighbors and Doug gets involved in a pyramid scheme when Tim starts convincing him on how much of a great idea it is.
The King of Queens - S02E23 - Restaurant Row(Aired: 5 Jun. 2001) Doug and Carrie go to a new Italian restaurant where Carrie gets a wrong order and causes chaos there. Doug gets very upset because he loved the food and he wanted that place to be his and Carrie's new restaurant. Carrie bans Doug from there, so Doug has to start sneaking behind her back to eat there.
The King of Queens - S02E24 - Flower Power(Aired: 6 Jun. 2001) When a colleague has gotten flowers (which she initially thought were for her), Carrie is disappointed and Doug tries to show his romantic side. Meanwhile, Arthur has jury duty.
The King of Queens - S02E25 - Whine Country(Aired: 7 Jun. 2001) Doug sees someone driving an R.V. and decides he wants to buy one for himself and Carrie's vacation, however Carrie is planning a trip to Paris for their vacation. So in deciding where to go, they flip a coin.