What an absurd Easter Egg: In this "King of Queens" episode, the authors really fooled you!

  • Published: 2023/05/04 19:00

    Author: Maximilian Knade


In "King of Queens" many actors were able to deliver their best comedic performances. Kevin James and Leah Remini embodied the most iconic roles of their careers and reunited years later in a similar format with Kevin Can Wait. Jerry Stiller has created one of the funniest characters ever as Arthur Spooner. But Patton Oswalt also set a milestone for his future comedy career as Spence. Spence, who is often ascribed the image of the eccentric within the circle of friends, is precisely for this reason one of the loveliest characters. Today we bring you one of the most absurd Easter Eggs in the series that will make you love the character even more. It can be found in the 19th episode of season 8, which is called "Crisis on Order". In the episode, not only can you see Doug faking a midlife crisis, you can also see the group of friends going on adventures at an amusement park. In the episode's opening scene, which lasts about three minutes, Doug celebrates his 40th birthday. His loved ones should not be missing: Danny, Carrie, Deacon, Arthur and Co. Of course, Spence is among them, but he behaves strangely. If you pay close attention, you'll notice that he doesn't move during the three minutes. He stands still and rigid in the middle of the living room. This looks very whimsical because it makes it seem like actor Patton Oswalt is struggling to maintain his posture. The story behind it shows how much fun the creators of "King of Queens" must have had on set. In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Oswalt explains that the show's writers were stoners and had a penchant for pranks. So they came up with the idea that it would be funny to have Spencer standing around completely motionless in an opening scene. They wanted to see if viewers would notice. Well, it looks like it got noticed!