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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It's like real life. Just a whole lot funnier. See more »

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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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[trying to "gay up" Drew's house to make their faux-gay marriage look real, Mr. Wick brings over a breadmaker]
Drew Carey: Oh, c'mon, how is a breadmaker gay?
Nigel Wick: Oh how is it *not*?
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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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Five O'Clock World
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Very good.
6 February 2001 | by (Jonquiere, Canada) – See all my reviews

The Drew Carey Show might not be original in its premise, but it's more original than other shows out there (cough, cough, can you say Bette? or The King Of Queens?). This show is about Drew, an overweight man with thick glasses who works in a department store. He is constantly followed by his best friends: Kate (Christa Miller), Oswald (Driedrich Bader) and Lewis (the hilarious Ryan Stiles). Drew is also surrounded by co-workers Mimi Bobeck (Kathy Kinney) and Mr. Wick (Craig Ferguson) all of whom try to make his life miserable. The actors are good. Drew Carey is pretty good as well as Miller. Ryan Stiles is a hoot as the bizarre Lewis and Bader, even with his considerably cliche character, makes the best out of it. Kathy Kinney is funny when what she says isn't "Bite me, Doughboy" and "Shut up, Pig!". The writing is also very good. Carey isn't afraid of taking potshots at himself, and the show considerably pushes the envelope. Take this, for example: Drew enters the house."Where's Oswald?" he asks Lewis. Out of a closed door: "I'm waxing my bike!" says Oswald. (In that episode, Oswald's father had given him a bike.) Drew, with a smirk:"Is that what you guys are calling now?" Then he sees the bike. "Wait a minute. His bike is here." Says Lewis, "Well then, I guess he's masturbating." Won't be seeing that on Suddenly Susan! (Well, I won't be, anyway.) I have a suspicion that if the F-word (which I would gladly say, mind you, if I didn't have the risk of being censored) is ever allowed on network TV, this show will be the breakthrough. Also, ever once in a while, instead of pumping us with moralistic sap, they have an original show, like one full of bloopers or one supposedly "Live". A good show, especially in its time slot.


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