This was a special April Fools Day show. Host Drew Carey, announcer Rich Fields, and all the audience members wore "gag" eyeglasses with fake eyebrows, nose, and mustache attached. During the showcase showdown, the usual "beep" associated with the spinning of the big wheel was replaced by a different sound for each spin. Actress Kathy Kinney, playing Mimi Bobeck (her character on The Drew Carey Show (1995)), was a prize model. Instead of the regular theme, music from the game show Match Game 73 (1973), was played during the closing credits.