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

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Trivia

Because of the shows being filmed in advance, the April Fool's Day contest winners would be announced by having Drew open his mouth and the winner's name being dubbed in. In syndication, there is now a voice-over done by Drew saying, "This is an obsolete message." See more »

Quotes

Mimi Bobeck: And I sent him to the middle of China to die!
Mr. Wick: Good lord, Mimi, that's kidnapping! You could get into serious trouble for that!
[tries to hold laughter]
Mr. Wick: Carey... in China! Excuse me!
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Crazy Credits

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 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Final Show (2014) 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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