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 / ... (217 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Drew Carey / ... (216 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Lewis Kiniski / ... (215 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Mimi Bobeck Carey / ... (213 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Kate O'Brien / ... (182 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Nigel Wick / ... (180 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 face of comedy. With a body to match. See more »

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Drew's character on the show continues to wear glasses, even though in real life Drew had laser eye surgery to correct his vision and no longer needs glasses. See more »

Quotes

Oswald's dad: I see you're still hanging out with your friends.
[looks at Lewis]
Oswald's dad: The tall freak.
[looks at Kate]
Oswald's dad: The skank.
[looks at Drew]
Oswald's dad: And, the bully magnet.
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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 Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 103 (1998) 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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This show used to one of the best satires of office life, ironically being aired the same year The Kids In The Hall ended. But at some point I watched it and said to myself "what happened?". It was innovative as a comedy, especially the shows where they purposely had something wrong. It was by far the best sitcom I've ever seen, which is saying a lot because I'm not much of a fan of American comedy. But mixing it with Whose Line Is It Anyway ruined it for both shows a bit. Then it became all the things it was set out to make fun of in the first place. Drew accidentily became a bygamist which led to Kate leaving- which is irritatingly stupid of the writers because in the same episode she would not quite belly-aching because she knew Drew would do something foolish. What, she wasn't expecting that?? The worst was the total change in the company. Now that it is the new millenium, it is no longer a satire for office jobs in the nineties, but office jobs in the new millenium. So it changed to having teen owners and Drew having no idea what his job really is. This was where it became the worst sitcom, because it didn't have any good ideas anymore. It used plots which were used by most other sitcomes that didn't even last two seasons: Steve cheated on Mimi, the new owners were fresh out of college, Drew went looking for marriage... on and on. It lost its edge and it stopped being funny. Drew Carey is one of my favorite American comedians, but he really needs to take a break and get that edge back or else his career will be on a decline.


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