The King of Queens

Season 4 Episode 3

Mean Streak

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 08, 2001 on CBS
8.3
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Doug is about to break IPS' record of 951 consecutive perfect delivery days. Meanwhile, Carrie has trouble dealing with the fact that Holly, the dog walker, actually enjoys spending time with Arthur.

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  • Holly reprises her role.

    8.0
    I guess you can see that Holly is becoming a recurring/major character after this episode when Arthur continues to walk with Holly. I am really starting to like Holly's character. I like the confrontation between Carrie & Holly on how Holly enjoys spending time with Arthur. Of course Carrie hates spending time with him which makes this episode a whole lot more interesting. Doug's plot seemed a bit of a filler. Making a record in IPS? Seemed unrealistic how everyone hated him for that. Even his best friends turned on him. The end when he tries to get the last package was hilarious!moreless
  • This episode shows doug who is about to break the all time record for ips deliveries without complaint. The current leader is an ips legend. Everyone tries to stop doug until the final package where he cant get to the man. he hurls it up and the catch ismoreless

    9.5
    An excellent episode a remake of a classic story, from the middle ages. A well written episode to fit "the king of queens". This show is not a show that you need to see every episode it's a lot like everybody loves raymond and seinfeld. A new story for every episode and the odd two part show.
  • Reminiscent of Cal Ripken Jr.'s quest for the most consecutive games. For a sit-com this was edge-of-your-seat stuff!

    8.0
    Doug's dilemma in this episode is reminiscent of Baltimore Oriole shortstop Cal Ripken Jr.'s quest for the most consecutive games played record. When he approached Lou Gehrig's record of 2130 games, fans of the Yankee legend gave Ripken a hard time and suggested that he should skip a game on purpose.



    This episode first aired the same week the "Iron Man" of baseball retired. Watching this episode brought back the same feelings. Would he do it? If not, would fate hand him defeat, or would he buckle under the pressure and take himself out of the running?



    For a sit-com this was edge-of-your-seat stuff!moreless
Kevin James

Kevin James

Douglas 'Doug' Steven Heffernan

Leah Remini

Leah Remini

Carrie Heffernan

Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

Arthur Spooner

Victor Williams

Victor Williams

Deacon Palmer

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

Spencer 'Spence' Olchin

Nicole Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan

Holly Shumpert

Jason Azikiwe

Jason Azikiwe

Paco

Guest Star

Ken Kerman

Ken Kerman

Lenny

Guest Star

Laura Hayes

Laura Hayes

Florence Merriweather

Guest Star

Steve Tancora

Steve Tancora

Duke

Recurring Role

Sam McMurray

Sam McMurray

Supervisor O'Boyle

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, there is a building which is having its steps painted. A sign on the side of the building identifies it as "Yuspa Industries". This would be a reference to Cathy Yuspa, one of the show's writers.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • During the montage of Doug's final day of perfect deliveries necessary to break Iggy Stenkowski's record he is seen wielding a postal tube like a sword, the routine he performs is the same as part of what Arnold Schwarzenegger performs in Conan the Barbarian.

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