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  • Sab227
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    The King of Queens I think is one of the best comedies to ever be on television, but the Emmys didn’t think so. I am suprised that out of it’s 9 years on air it got only ONE Emmy nomination for kevin James for lead Actor in a Comedy Series (which he deserved), but I think that the show deserved to be a huge contender and be nominated for big awards like Comedy Series, Comedy Actress, Comedy Supporting Actor, Writing, Directing and so on, and not just at the Emmy but it deserved award attention from all sorts of orginizations(like Golden Globes, SAG etc) do you guys think it desrved more recognition than it got?

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    I’ve always been a really big fan of the series, but I don’t think it deserved a tremendous amount of Emmy attention. It was widely formulaic and repetitive of both itself and other sitcoms that came before it, most noticeably Everybody Loves Raymond. The most egregious snub was Jerry Stiller, who deserved to be nominated for Supporting Actor. He certainly had episodes to win, and would have been more deserving than some of the repeat winners, i.e. Brad Garrett winning three times.  It’s a really great and entertaining series, but I wouldn’t claim it’s anything more.

    Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.

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    Renaton
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    King Of Queens was really hated for a while. A lot of people seemed ot blame it for the “fat husband, bitchy wife” formula that was so proeminent at the time. It’s writing was considered formulaic and dated. A lot of people tend to agree the best thing it had going for it was its cast. And even they weren’t really deserving of Emmy attention considering the competition. Remini and Stiller were particularly good, but I don’t see this show as particularly deserving of Emmy attention and certainly not as one of the best comedies of what a considerably strong period for comedies when it was at its prime (and it’s prime wasn’t special).

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    GoMe91
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    Honestly…no. 

    It’s a fun show, but, even during that time, it wasn’t better than the shows actually nominated. I’m a little surprised (although not disappointed) that Jerry Stiller never got recognition. I thought voters liked funny old men. I actually really disliked Leah Remini (and I still do…Aisha Tyler > Remini)

    Kevin James got one nomination that one year…and that was admittedly a cool/welcome surprise. I think he might have deserved a couple more noms during his run. Otherwise, I don’t think this show deserved anything more. 

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    I don’t think the show deserved nominations for Comedy Series or writing/ directing but Jerry Stiller and especially Kevin James were very good.

    Kevin James was nominated the year of the screening panels. Voters saw his work and he got in. If this system had been put in place earlier, he would have received even more nominations.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    Honestly…no. 

    It’s a fun show, but, even during that time, it wasn’t better than the shows actually nominated. I’m a little surprised (although not disappointed) that Jerry Stiller never got recognition. I thought voters liked funny old men. I actually really disliked Leah Remini (and I still do…Aisha Tyler > Remini)

    Kevin James got one nomination that one year…and that was admittedly a cool/welcome surprise. I think he might have deserved a couple more noms during his run. Otherwise, I don’t think this show deserved anything more. 

    At least Stiller got nominated for Seinfeld.

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    Laactingnyc
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    I’m not too crazy about this show. I don’t think its one of the best comedies ever….

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    I supported Kevin James nomination. Would have also supported Remini and Stiller. 

    It had one big supporter as being one of the best shows and comedies on TV with Bruce Fretts of Entertainment Weekly. Like Ken Tucker with Friends.

    http://archives.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/08/ew.hot.emmys/index.html

    “The King of Queens” (CBS)

    Every year, I’m shocked that one of TV’s most consistently sidesplitting sitcoms fails to show up on the Academy’s radar screens. Last season, ”King” broke into the top 20, so it’s about time (okay, actually way past time) Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, and the show’s stellar writing staff join their Monday neighbors from ”Everybody Loves Raymond” in the Emmy spotlight. If not, I’m going to keep complaining every year until the voters pay attention. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.        

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    BenitoDelicias
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    I think all three of them could have had a nomination here and there, at least Kevin James got one. But you really need some big balls to take out any of the actual nominees to place these three in their slots. I can’t do it, specially Remini and Stiller who while deserving, had way too much competition.

    I always felt bad that after Kevin James got nominated, the next and final year Leah Remini got a very good episode as if she would get nominated/win with it and it never happened. It was talked about a lot and I think a lot of people bought it for a while.

    Also, I can’t believe this show ended SIX years ago! 

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    Leah Remini got a very good episode as if she would get nominated/win with it and it never happened. It was talked about a lot and I think a lot of people bought it for a while.

    Also, I can’t believe this show ended SIX years ago! 

    Do you remember what episode in particular, BenitoDelicias?

    I thought she had a few standout moments in the final season, although I was severely disappointed with the series finale – not the just the two-part “China Syndrome,” but the two episodes that lead up to it as well.

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    vinny
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    I never really liked this show but liked Leah and Stiller.

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    Stiller was the all star.  Leah did not deserve a nomination.

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    [quote=”BenitoDelicias”]Leah Remini got a very good episode as if she would get nominated/win with it and it never happened. It was talked about a lot and I think a lot of people bought it for a while.

    Also, I can’t believe this show ended SIX years ago! 

    Do you remember what episode in particular, BenitoDelicias?

    I thought she had a few standout moments in the final season, although I was severely disappointed with the series finale – not the just the two-part “China Syndrome,” but the two episodes that lead up to it as well.[/quote]

    I really can’t remember the name of the episode, I’m the worst person for that job. Even though it was a 13 episode season I look at the titles and can’t think of any as being that episode. It’s not like a I was a huge fan of the show, so that doesn’t help either. I do remember I saw it back when it aired and thought people were right and it was good enough for a nominaiton.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    There’s a thread for the Top10s of 2006 and 2007. On the lists you can see Leah Remini apparently submitting The China Syndrome Part I, which is the first half of the finale. Since I recall this buzz being because of a somewhat dramatic episode because of Doug and Carrie’s separation, this must be the episode you’re looking for.

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    Sitcoms4life
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    Very funny show and trust me, there was not much hilarious comedy out there.  And yes I agree it was a bit formulaic, but, lets be honest, the majority of the sitcoms were, and still are. To me, what separates a good show from a great one is the ability of each actor to truly own their character and make you laugh by their own right. In KOQ, each character had uniquely identifiable qualities and personalities. They didn’t have to be played off each other like you see in so many other comedies. But you must watch more than a few episodes (and definitely past season one-very few shows are great their first season) to really pick up on it. What truly surprises me is that they received only 1 nomination during their entire run, while a bland and cheesy show like Friends received over 60….with 6 wins! But then, Friends was on NBC while KOQ was on CBS. That probably explains a lot in itself.

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