Doug and Carrie Heffernan are a working class couple living at "3121 Aberdeen Street" in Rego Park, Queens, New York, along with Carrie's father, Arthur Spooner. Doug works for the fictional International Parcel Service (IPS) as a delivery driver, while Carrie works as a secretary in Manhattan, first for a law firm and later for a real estate firm. Their lives are complicated by the demands of Arthur, so much so that they eventually hire Holly, a professional dog walker, to spend time with him as she walks dogs in the park. Also featured on the show are Doug's friends Deacon Palmer, Spence Olchin, and Richie Iannucci, as well as Doug's cousin Danny Heffernan. Deacon's wife Kelly is Carrie's best friend.
Did You Know?
Doug's final delivery is to Yuspa Industries; Cathy Yuspa is one of the show's executive producers. See more
During their Scrabble game, Arthur tells everyone that he fought with the 42nd Infantry Division at the Battle of the Bulge. The 42nd ID at that time was in and around Strasbourg France, about 80 miles southeast. That being said, Arthur has been known to tell tall tales and other lies. See more
You see, it's not about me. It's really about what's best for the company, the team. There is no "I" in IPS.
References Mean Streets
Baby All My Life I Will Be Driving Home to You
Written by Josh Goldsmith
, Cathy Yuspa
, Jonathan Wolff
, and Scott Clausen
Performed by Billy Vera and The Beaters
(theme song) See more