Season six of The King of Queens begins by opening an old wound: namely, the argument between blue-collar couple Doug and Carrie Heffernan (Kevin James, Leah Remini) over Doug's weight problem. Ironically, Carrie is not upset because Doug is fat, but because he has shed several pounds -- and now is attracting the attention of various and sundry female onlookers! Though this crisis will be resolved, there is still Carrie's cantankerous dad, Arthur (Jerry Stiller), who lives with the couple, to contend with. Elsewhere, Doug's pal Deacon (Victor Williams) is given the opportunity to reconcile with his wife, Kelly (Merrin Dungey), from whom he's been separated for two years. Among the many highlights of the series' sixth season are a guest appearance by Anne Meara, the wife and longtime comedy partner of regular Jerry Stiller; another guest-star turn by Janeane Garofalo as Doug's ex-girlfriend Trish Flintoff; the trepidations accompanying rumors that the law firm where Carrie works may be laying people off; Doug's dilemma when he recalls "all the girls I've loved before" while coming out of the anesthetic after having his appendix removed; a frenzied attempt to prevent the opening of a rare bottle of wine before Doug can sell the bottle on eBay; and the burgeoning relationship between Doug's friend Spence (Patton Oswalt) and his new girl, Denise (Rachel Dratch). In the season finale, Arthur insists that his walking companion, the considerably younger Holly Shumpert (Nicole Sullivan), move into the Heffernan basement after she is booted from her apartment.
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