Kevin James Wanted That Viral “King of Queens” Photo Buried

You know that meme of Kevin James from “King of Queens”, where he’s smirking and shrugging his shoulders?  Well, when it was taken, Kevin HATED it.

He was assured by the photographer that it would be buried, only to have it pop up 25 years later.

He says, “When you first get a sitcom, you just listen to anybody.  You’re just so happy to be there.  The photographer, he was just telling me to do goofy things.  He was like, ‘Smile.  Now like you’re sexy, now like you’re shy, but now you’re kind of . . .’ and I got into this position where I’m like, ‘What the hell am I doing?'”

“The King of Queens” ran for nine seasons from 1998 to 2007 on CBS.

(Kevin recreated the meme with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night’s “Tonight Show”.  You can check it out here.)

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