The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004)

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Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking ... See full summary »

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 Oswald Lee Harvey / ... (216 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Drew Carey / ... (215 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Lewis Kiniski / ... (214 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Mimi Bobeck Carey / ... (211 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Kate O'Brien / ... (181 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Nigel Wick / ... (179 episodes, 1996-2004)
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Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking beer and not being able to get dates. To make a few extra bucks he has a micro-brewery going in his garage with his buddies. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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The series finale's ending is a remake of the pilot's ending but with a small twist. In the pilot Kate, Oswald, and Lewis watch Drew from his kitchen window as he plays pool and in the finale it's Lewis, Oswald, Mr. Wick, Mimi, Kellie, and Drew Jr who are watching Drew. Both endings include Drew playing pool outside in the rain, in his yellow rain jacket, humming "Moon Over Parma". See more »

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Oswald Lee Harvey: Whoof! Where have you been? You smell like garbage and gunpowder!
Drew Carey: I was at the dump with Mimi.
Lewis Kiniski: You fool, you can't bury her there! That's the first place they'll look!
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In the eighth season the theme song was performed with a different musical style before each episode. See more »

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Referenced in Craig Ferguson: A Wee Bit o' Revolution (2009) See more »

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Moon Over Parma
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Performed by Drew Carey
Written by Robert McGuire
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A Cut Above
31 July 2004 | by (Sacramento) – See all my reviews

I don't usually like shows starring stand-up comics. They end a great comics career and usually aren't acted that well. Drew Carey is different. Every part is played pitch perfect and it has good, plausible storylines.

The show went downhill after Kate and Oswald broke up, but that happens with all shows. The Mimi/Steve pairing was well-played and emotionally fulfilling. I'm not much of a fan of Drew/Kate and the show would have been better without it. Wick is the strongest character, albeit cartoonish. But the whole show is.

My favorite episode would be when they attempted to win an Emmy. It was the epitome of the show-goofy.


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