Inconsistencies in “The King of Queens” | vgvblogs
So is this a King of Queens reboot, or what? his character Kevin and Remini's Vanessa end up getting busy later in the season. Honestly, I like having the relationship of being a work partner with her and showing that. Inconsistencies in “The King of Queens” Before I start listing the I felt the last season ended a bit abruptly), I couldn't help notice the following .. A few episodes in the supposed beginning of Doug & Carrie's relationship. "When I created The King of Queens in , it wasn't even for CBS, During the series finale, Doug and Carrie finally have kids—they fly to.
Spence demonstrates intelligence and competence in a variety of pursuits, but he is haunted by his family history, his intimidating and troubled mother, and his inability to protect himself. In the season eight episode "Hartford Wailer", Spence is said to be from Ottawa but it appears that he had only said that to Huey Lewis as a way to impress him.
He has a Pug named Alan. In the series' penultimate episode, "Single Spaced", Spence shows interest in romancing Carrie when it appears she and Doug will divorce.
He was quietly written out of the show in season three so Romano could work on another sitcom Kristin. During that season, he only appeared in one episode, called "Paint Misbehavin". He mostly addressed Doug as "Moose". Richie was known as the ladies' man among Doug's friends, even admitting to sleeping with Doug's sister.
Richie is an FDNY firefighter. He is also somewhat of a con artist. His last appearance on the show was in the episode "Paint Misbehavin'", in which he has sex offscreen with Doug's sister Stephanie Ricki Lake and afterwards she promises to call him, although she has no intention to. He was also briefly seen in a few clips during the flashback montage at the end of the series finale. In the show's early seasons Doug has a negative view of Danny bordering on hate due to the latter's overeagerness to spend time with the former, but at the end of "S'no Job", they become friends and co-workers and regularly hang out along with Deacon and Spence.
Danny even becomes Spence's roommate in a small apartment. The two fight like a married couple, and many of the jokes revolve around what looks to their friends like a romantic relationship. At one point, they legally marry in order to get a free TV from a sales pitch for which only married couples are eligible.
Danny also used to own a pizza place, and he is divorced from a woman named Eva. He once had the nickname "Stumpy", which was given to him by Doug. Gary Valentine and Kevin James are brothers in real life. They both created last names for acting. Valentine is their father's middle name.
Holly Shumpert seasons 3—9; played by Nicole Sullivan is a polite, yet timid dog-walker who along with the Heffernans lives in Queens, where she was hired by Doug and Carrie to walk Arthur.
She is often seen arriving at the Heffernan house to pick up Arthur but is also a family friend of the Heffernans. She is often viewed as strange because of her habits, the men she dates and her habit of overdrinking, to which she openly confesses. Holly is a gentle soul, especially as she puts up with Arthur's antics, and is kind to Carrie despite the fact that Carrie often mistreats her.
Holly was written out of the series at the beginning of season eight, but she later returned, pregnant, for one last appearance in the series finale " China Syndrome ".
Sullivan appeared as a different character in the season 3 episode "Pregnant Pause". Sara Spooner season 1; played by Lisa Rieffel is Carrie's younger half-sister, an irresponsible aspiring actress. She appears in only five of the first six episodes. She was only mentioned one other time although not by name in episode 52 "Roast Chicken" by Doug as an excuse to his boss to get out of performing a roast. After the show became more popular, Kevin James was asked to explain what happened to Sara during an interview.
According to James, the producers could not think of any storylines to develop Rieffel's character, so she was discontinued. During the pilot she was on camera for roughly half the episode. However, in the other episodes in which she was included, her character did not have much to say or do. Subsequent dialogue suggests that Sara Spooner never existed, and that Carrie is an only child.
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She has two children with Deacon. Kelly and Deacon experience some serious relationship problems, much more serious than the petty arguments between Doug and Carrie. On one occasion, Deacon mentions being hit in the head with a frying pan. She was absent from the show in because she needed to take a break from the series; during this period, her character was estranged from Deacon and engaged in a brief affair. At this point, it is also revealed that Holly's husband recently left her. When Lou tries to cheer everyone up with "Such a Happy Day," he is greeted by very unhappy expressions.
Doug, who sits outside in the back of the building where the ceremony is performed, makes an offer to Spence to become his new roommate, since he is divorcing Carrie, but later retracts the offer when Holly tells him her story. Very drunk, he challenges each of them to a wrestling match, but falls asleep while fighting with Holly. When Arthur learns that Doug will not toast him as his best man, he pitches the role to Spence, who turns it down, and ultimately, Deacon is forced to make the toast, though Deacon pleads that he doesn't know him that well.
Spence tries to move back in with Doug's cousin Danny because Arthur will be living with his wife Veronica now. He learns, however, that Danny has a new girlfriend Sandy Jillian Bach who is living with him.
Holly and Spence begin talking and realize that they both don't have a place to stay, so they decide to get an apartment together.
Danny returns without Sandy, and suggests that Spence and he move back in together. Spence accepts, leaving Holly alone without a place to stay. Meanwhile, Kelly points out to Carrie that she shouldn't feel so guilty about keeping the apartment, because Doug let Carrie down many times in the past.
Traded off depending on the episode between Doug and Carrie. Doug is foolish and impulsive, but Carrie is somewhat immoral or at least self serving and brash, and each have episodes showcasing their flaws - for whichever one is in the wrong in the episode, the other will be Closer to Earth.
Comically Missing the Point: Spencer and his new girlfriend Denise have dinner with his mom. To break the ice, she tells a story about how Spencer slipped on ice and how red his butt was afterwards.
His mom completely missed the point and asks him why she's seen him naked, telling him he was supposed to "save himself". Denise then says she didn't actually see it, but Spencer told her on the phone while she was in church.
His mom then exclaims "You were on the phone in church?! This happens to Carrie. It's a rare downer in the series and something of a discontinuity. From time to time, the Heffernans have interacted with the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond. Gianni from the latter show appeared in one episode as well. Their first meeting was later retconned to a chance meeting whilst both were sitting the written part of their drivers' licences.
That's our wedding cake. You know, when we got married. Depending on the Writer: Whether or not Doug, Carrie or Arthur are being giant assholes or not.
Some episodes, such as "Mean Streak" and "Driving Reign," portray Doug as a dedicated IPS employee who derives pride from his job and takes his results seriously.
Other episodes, such as "Roast Chicken" and "Screwed Driver," portray Doug as a slacker who is content to do the bare minimum and fly under the radar. Carrie also expresses conflicting attitudes about work throughout the series In her last appearance on the show as a regular, Holly met a nice, normal rich guy who planned to marry her and take her out of the city.
When she reappears in the series finale, she's now pregnant and has been dumped by said husband, with nowhere to live. A waitress is constantly seeking advice from Arthur. He gets fulfillment from this, until finding out from a dimwitted co-worker that she only does so to follow the opposite of what he suggests.
Following this he deliberately tells her the opposite of what he would otherwise, causing her to ignore good advice, specifically telling her it's a bad idea to demand a raise, causing her to be fired.
Whether or not he intended for this to get her fired and potentially bankrupt, he seems to find her outcome perfectly just in his gloating. You cost me my job! How am I going to pay my bills?! And you hurt my feelings, so now we're even! Deacon goes out to dinner with a female friend and doesn't tell Kelly.
She and Carrie treat it as if he's sleeping with the woman, to the point Kelly kicks him out barefoot and moneyless, while Carrie kicks him out of the house and refuses to allow Doug to give him money for a hotel room.
Abuse, Female on Male: Carrie is a pretty major version of this and it was implied that Deacon's wife can be pretty abusive as well. Also one episode had Carrie teach a girlfriend of Spence to be verbally abusive to him.
However, it should be noted that unlike Everybody Loves Raymond with Raymond and Debra, Doug was always portrayed as equally strong-willed and just as often meant to be "right" in the plot as Carrie. He's also acknowledged by other characters as having the patience of a saint for dealing with Carrie for so long.
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Also there are episodes in which Doug and Carrie realize just how destructive their relationship is and are even visibly disturbed by the revelation. When Doug joins a support group for men in abusive relationships to get out of the weight loss one, which doesn't serve foodthey have him talk about his experience and he relates how Carrie does things like twist his nipples after he angers her over something.
He also blames this for his weight. Carrie doesn't help this by then being her normal obnoxious self when she comes to pick Doug up. After learning what group he's really in, she's of course outraged and notes that Doug was already overweight before she even met him. However, her twisting his nipples is justified by his bad behavior according to her.
It's pretty certain however that no one would feel this excused Doug twisting her nipples. The episode "The Waitress" definitely comes to mind with this trope. In the episode, Doug has to deal with a very rude waitress who not only does not serve him at the same time as his friend, but refuses to get his ready chicken wings that remain sitting on the counter. When Doug goes up and gets the chicken wings himself, the restaurant's manager punishes the waitress for not delivering the plate to Doug by sending her home.
The waitress then declares she's going to beat Doug up when he leaves and spends the remainder of the episode stalking around the front of the restaurant, waiting for Doug to leave.
Not only is this Played for Laughsbut nobody calls the cops about this obvious harassment and Doug is portrayed as being the wrong party.
And it's still Played for Laughs when the waitress beats him up off-screen! In one episode, Doug calls something ironic and Arthur insists that that's not what irony is. At the end of the episode, Arthur wakes Doug up in the middle of the night claiming he looked up ironic in the dictionary, and admits he was wrong: In the first episode, Carrie is gentler, softer, more feminine, and an awful lot sweeter.
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The hard-bitten bitchy edge she develops later is completely absent. Doug is also more serious, mature, hard-working and competent than the Flanderised man-child who emerges later: Carrie also has a sister who abruptly dissappears without trace or explanation later: When Spencer explains how laser eye surgery worked, Deacon was experiencing this.
I don't want to hear about an The flip side of Big Fun. Doug teeters dangerously on the brink and steps over it several times, usually pulled back to acceptability by Carrie delivering an ultimatum or otherwise intervening. Carrie's unsophisticated speech in some episodes. Also Doug's intelligence, most notable in one episode where he forgets a person's name after it was just mentioned less then a minute ago.
A psychologist unwisely advocates Carrie and Doug giving Arthur what he wants as a sort of aversion therapy, in the hope that the continual demanding will burn itself out.