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 Oswald Lee Harvey / ... (218 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Drew Carey / ... (217 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Lewis Kiniski / ... (216 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Mimi Bobeck / ... (214 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Kate O'Brien / ... (183 episodes, 1995-2004)
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 Nigel Wick / ... (181 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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The name of Diedrich Bader's character, Oswald Lee Harvey, is (obviously) a mixed up version of Lee Harvey Oswald (the assassin of JFK). See more »

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[about Mimi]
Celia: What makes her so mean?
Drew Carey: Deep down inside of her, there's a scared little girl... and she's giving her indigestion.
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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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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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