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List of The Drew Carey Show episodes

The following is a complete list of episodes for the television show sitcom The Drew Carey Show, which first aired on September 13, 1995. Throughout the show's run, nine seasons were filmed amassing 233 episodes, with the final episode airing on September 8, 2004.

The sitcom follows office manager Drew Carey, in his romances and relationships to friends Lewis, Oswald, and Kate.

There have been two DVD releases for The Drew Carey Show: the first was a six-episode compilation released on February 28, 2006 and the first season was released on April 24, 2007.

Season Episodes Originally Aired Production line DVD Release date
1 22 1995—1996 4570xx April 24, 2007
2 24 1996—1997 4659xx
3 28 1997—1998 4662xx
4 27 1998—1999 4675xx
5 26 1999—2000 2254xx
6 27 2000—2001 2263xx
7 27 2001—2002 2273xx
8 26 2002—2003 2279xx
9 26 2003—2004 1785xx

Season 1: 1995-1996

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1 1 "Pilot" Michael Lessac Bruce Helford, Drew Carey September 13, 1995
2 2 "Miss Right" Sam Simon Clay Graham September 20, 1995
3 3 "The Joining of Two Unlike Elements is a Mixture" Sam Simon Lona Williams September 27, 1995
4 4 "Nature Abhors a Vacuum" Michael Lessac Jeff Lowell October 4, 1995
5 5 "No Two Things in Nature are Exactly Alike" Steve Zuckerman Bruce Helford, Drew Carey October 18, 1995
6 6 "Drew Meets Lawyers" Steve Zuckerman Les Firestein November 1, 1995
7 7 "Drew in Court" Steve Zuckerman Robert Borden November 8, 1995
8 8 "Lewis' Sister" Steve Zuckerman Robert Borden November 15, 1995
9 9 "Drew and Mrs. Louder" Sam Simon Clay Graham November 29, 1995
10 10 "Science Names Suck" Sam Simon Lona Williams, Les Firestein December 6, 1995
11 11 "The Electron Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree" Sam Simon Jeff Lowell, Lona Williams December 13, 1995
12 12 "Isomers Have Distinct Characteristics" Gary Halvorson Jeff Lowell, Clay Graham December 20, 1995
13 13 "Drew and the Unstable Element" Brian K. Roberts Jane Harnick, Aaron Harnick January 3, 1996
14 14 "Drew and Mr. Bell's Nephew" Dennis Edrman Christy Snell January 10, 1996
15 15 "There is No Scientific Name for a Show About God" Sam Simon Robert Borden, Jeff Lowell, Lona Williams January 17, 1996
16 16 "Drew's New Assistant" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden, Clay Graham January 31, 1996
17 17 "The Front" Steve Zuckerman Bruce Rasmussen February 7, 1996
18 18 "Playing the Unified Field" Brian K. Roberts Les Firestein February 14, 1996
19 19 "Atomic Cat Fight" Sam Simon Lona Williams February 21, 1996
20 20 "Drew and Kate and Kate's Mom" Brian K. Roberts Jeff Lowell February 28, 1996
21 21 "Drew Gets Motivated" Gary Halvorson Matt Miller, Barrie Nedler May 1, 1996
22 22 "Buzz Beer" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham, Robert Borden, Les Firestein May 8, 1996

Season 2: 1996-1997

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23 1 "We'll Remember Always, Evaluation Day" Brian K. Roberts Les Firestein September 17, 1996
24 2 "Something Wick This Way Comes" Brian K. Roberts Clay Graham September 24, 1996
25 3 "Break It Up, Break It Up" Brian K. Roberts Lona Williams October 1, 1996
26 4 "The Bully You Know" Gerry Cohen Christy Snell October 15, 1996
27 5 "The Devil, You Say" Sam Simon Bruce Helford October 29, 1996
28 6 "The Day the Music Died" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden November 5, 1996
29 7 "What the Zoning Inspector Saw" Sam Simon Clay Graham November 12, 1996
30 8 "Drew's the Other Man" Brian K. Roberts Robert Borden November 19, 1996
31 9 "Mimi's Day Parade" Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez, Diane Burroughs November 26, 1996
32 10 "It's Your Party and I'll Crash If I Want To" Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez, Diane Burroughs December 3, 1996
33 11 "Lisa Gets Married" Steve Zuckerman Christy Snell, Les Firestein December 17, 1996
34 12 "They're Back" Brian K. Roberts Clay Graham, Robert Borden January 7, 1997
35 13 "Hello/Goodbye" Gary Halvorson Susan Garon January 14, 1997
36 14 "Drewstock" Steve Zuckerman Christy Snell, Terry Mulroy January 28, 1997 Drew and the gang decide to give up Buzz Beer and have a party to consume the remaining stock. Drew prints up party fliers at work, and Mimi decides to play a joke on Drew by submitting the party flier as part of the store ad to run in the newspaper. The entire city of Cleveland, including Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar, Cleveland Mayor Michael White, Little Richard, and Joe Walsh show up at Drew's house to party. The party ends up such a success they decide to keep Buzz Beer in business. Meanwhile Kate decides she needs to have a more female influence in her life and starts hanging out with a group of women who are suspiciously like Drew, Oswald, and Lewis. They decide to ditch Kate when they decide she is too 'girly' for their liking. Joe Walsh went on to have a recurring role on the show as Ed. In this episode, however, he appears as himself and performs 'Rocky Mountain Way' with Little Richard.
37 15 "Drew Blows His Promotion" Sam Simon Susan Dickes, Christy Snell, Robert Borden February 4, 1997 Oswald, Kate, and Lewis plan to fill Drew's birthday with practical jokes as Drew decides to update the store's employee training videos in hopes of getting a regional promotion. Drew enlists everyone's help in making the new videos, including Mr. Wick and Mimi. After Drew leaves for his meeting with the Board of Directors, Kate decides to show Lewis and Oswald her copy of Drew's safety video, which she has filled with farting noises. To her horror, though, Kate realizes Drew has picked up the wrong tape, and he presents the joke tape to the Board of Directors. Drew tries to console himself after the meeting by eating his birthday cake as he receives apologies from his friends. After Mimi rubs salt in the wound by telling Drew he'll never receive a promotion, Drew demands to see Mrs. Louder and the Board of Directors again. Just after he leaves, Kate, Lewis and Oswald return to warn Drew the Tofu cake he'd been eating was spoiled. In the boardroom, Mrs. Louder tells Drew he has received his regional promotion, but it's a hollow victory as the stores he would have overseen were about to go out of business, making his promotion in name only. Drew manages to bid a retreat before he can humiliate himself further from the spoiled food in his system. This episode is noted for Craig Ferguson imitating both Sean Connery and Michael Caine during the video shoot. When Drew sarcastically comments on Wick's imitations, Mr. Wick comments, 'Pardon me for having range.' This is a rather sly in-joke by the writers to Ferguson, from Scotland, playing an English character (with accent) as well as his ability to imitate Connery and Caine.
38 16 "Check Out Drew's Old Flame" Gerry Cohen Susan Dickes February 11, 1997
39 17 "See Drew Run" Sam Simon Lona Williams February 18, 1997
40 18 "Drew Gets Married" Sam Simon Robert Borden February 25, 1997
41 19 "Man's Best Same Sex Companion" Robert Borden Joey Gutierrez, Diane Burroughs March 4, 1997
42 20 "Two Drews and the Queen of Poland Walk into a Bar" Gary Halvorson Lona Williams March 18, 1997
43 21 "Cap-Beer-Cino" Sam Simon Christy Snow, Terry Mulroy April 1, 1997
44 22 "Drew vs. Mimi, Part II" Gerry Cohen David Brownfield April 29, 1997
45 23 "Win a Date with Kate" Steve Zuckerman Joey Gutierrez, Diane Burroughs May 6, 1997 To prop up sales of Buzz Beer, Drew gives away a date with Kate as first prize. Mr. Wick wins the contest and Kate agrees to go on the date because she would only have to endure him for a few hours. After the date Kate finds the guys at the Warsaw, but Wick comes in and they start kissing. Drew realizes that Kate and Mr. Wick really hit it off on their date, and that if something goes wrong he could end up in big trouble. Mr. Wick starts to spend time at Drew's house as Kate's boyfriend, making Drew uncomfortable. One day at work, Kate tells off Mr. Wick over the way he treats Drew and says she never wants to see him again. Humiliated, Wick immediately fires Drew. Before Drew can start to pack up his cubicle, however, Kate and Mr. Wick reveal they were never really dating and Kate simply wanted to get even with Drew for giving her away as a contest prize. However, Mr. Wick reveals to Kate that he really has fallen in love with her. He ends up reading her a love poem in front of Drew, Oswald, and Lewis and Kate has to break it to him that she doesn't feel the same way. A dejected Wick starts to walk away, but Drew suddenly tells Kate he was getting even with her for her practical joke. As Kate leaves, though, it becomes clear Drew was helping Mr. Wick to save face, and also potentially to save his own job. The infatuation of Kate by Mr. Wick became a running joke occasionally visited through the remainder of the series.
46 24 "New York and Queens" Brian K. Roberts Terry Mulroy, Christy Snell May 13, 1997

Season 3: 1997-1998

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47 1 "Drew vs. Billboard" Gerry Cohen Les Firestein September 17 1997 Drew worries that his lack of physical fitness is holding him back after Wick chooses a fit young man named Smith to represent the store at a conference in Hawaii. A man at the Warsaw overhears Drew lamenting his situation. He claims to have lost a lot of weight through a pill that is ingested with beer. He offers to give Drew a free bottle of the pills if he poses for some photos for a "before and after" campaign. A few days later, Drew is horrified to see a shirtless photo of himself on a billboard. He becomes the laughingstock of the city, and cannot force Morgan to remove the billboard because he signed a contract. Wick warns that he is embarrassing the store and may be moved to a position that does not require contact with the public. Drew and the gang climb on the billboard at night to tear it down. Morgan shows up to stop them, thanks to a warning from Mimi, but they staple him to the billboard and pull his pants down. Morgan warns that Drew has a suspicious mole. Drew goes to a doctor and learns that he is in good condition. Smith suddenly drops dead of a heart attack at the conference, and Wick sends Drew to Hawaii to retrieve the body. Drew has fun by posing for photos with the corpse in various airports. Meanwhile, Lewis fears that a DrugCo shampoo is causing his head to grow bigger.
48 2 "Drew and the Singles Union" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden September 24 1997 A major, ominous storm approaches Cleveland. Winfred-Louder employees with families are allowed to leave work early to spend time with their children, but Wick forces the single workers to stay. Drew, Kate, Mimi and other single employees complain about their fate. Drew proposes that they start a union for singles. Mimi agrees, but feels that she should be named president. A tornado approaches, and the group seeks refuge in the store's basement. Wick gets caught in the store when the twister hits. Mimi finds him curled up in a ball on the floor the next day, and takes him to her house. Drew's friends accuse him of starting a singles' union as an excuse to meet women. Larry shows up at Drew's house and warns that the married employees will hurt him if the new union affects their benefits package. Drew appears to be on the verge of winning the union presidency when Mimi suddenly claims that she can get Wick to sign off on new benefits. With their demands now met, the other singles decide they don't need a union. Mimi tricks the confused Wick into signing a bunch of forms. As they hang out at Drew's house after the meeting, Kate and Oswald start making out for some reason.
49 3 "Strange Bedfellows" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham October 1 1997 While experimenting with teleconferencing at the store, Drew and Mimi catch Mrs. Louder and Larry Almada making out in the boardroom. Mimi asks Mr. Wick, still trapped in her apartment and thinking the store is in ruins from the tornado, what he would do if he caught Mrs. Louder and Larry in an affair. Posing as Wick, Mimi blackmails Mrs. Louder into firing Larry, then Larry's wife throws him out of the house and files for divorce. To get even with Mimi, Mrs. Louder asks Drew to plant jewelry in Mimi's purse so she can be fired for theft, thinking Drew plotted to fire Larry to get his position on the Board of Directors. Drew tells Mrs. Louder he isn't that ruthless, resigns from the Board and refuses to frame Mimi. This episode marks the first appearance of Nikki, as a real estate agent selling the house next door.
50 4 "Misery Loves Mimi" Sam Simon Lona Williams October 8 1997 Mr. Wick is still trapped in Mimi's apartment but feeling stronger and wants to get back to work leading the store out of the ruins of the tornado. Mimi has to resort to special effects to make Wick believe more storms are outside, making him stay in her apartment. Drew is trying to impress Nikki so he can ask her out on a date, but he gets called in to work at the store. Kate brings up suspicions about Wick, considering none of the employees had seen him for weeks and has been issuing mysterious memos. At the store, Drew suspects Mimi is up to something and demands to speak to Mr. Wick. Mimi issues a Wick memo firing Drew. At the Warsaw, Kate and Oswald tell Lewis they're dating and want to tell Drew, but Drew ends up telling his friends he was fired. He tells them he thinks Mimi has done something to Mr. Wick. Larry, who has been living in Drew's house since he was fired from the store, suddenly gives Drew a lot of money to cover his rent. Drew sees Nikki at the Warsaw and attemtps to impress her again, but overhears that Drew has lost his job and refuses to get involved with him. An angry Drew goes to Mimi's apartment with Lewis to confront her and finds Wick. Mimi explains to Wick she was only trying to protect him and get him back to health and begs him to stay. She almost convinces him until Drew tells him the store is running great but he won't be around to take credit for the success. Back at home, Larry continues to shower money on Drew and his friends. Nikki decides to give Drew another chance and decides to go out with him. Kate ends up telling Drew she is dating Oswald, but before he could react the police raid the house--Larry has been dealing drugs to make money.
51 5 "A Very, Very, Very Fine House" Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez, Diane Burroughs October 15 1997
52 6 "Drew vs. the Pig" Steve Zuckerman Bob Nickman October 29 1997 Drew learns that his new girlfriend Nickie used to be a big girl and is now trying to stay away from food after she lost a lot of weight. To support her, he offers to go himself on a diet. Mimi, who followed their conversation talks him into a bet to lose 10 pounds in two weeks. Meanwhile Luis, Oswald and Kate try to come up with a fantastic idea to promote Buzz Beer at the Harvest Festival. After several horrible and explosive attempts they come up with "worlds largest Mug of beer". While Nickie supports Drews diet, Mimi keeps trying to unsettle him, which she finally accomplishes by telling him, that Nickie was trying to get him onto a diet for beeing ashamed of his looks. Things arent getting any better, as his friends discover Drews sleep-eating. At the festival, the guys discover a leak in the Beertank and Louis has to dive in to fix the problem, getting known to visitors as the "beerboy". After Drews friends tried in their own weird style to find out the truth about Nickies past, Mimis theory seems to be proving right, when, on the festival, Nickie bumps into an old highschoolfriend who insists, she looked exactly the same. While Drew frustrated joins a watermelon eating competition against a pig, Kate finds out the truth bout Nickie beeing overweight in highschool and manages to inform Drew of this, just before he can break up with her.
53 7 "Batmobile" Sam Simon Bruce Helford November 5 1997 Drew wins the Batmobile through a contest at a fast food restaurant. His friends are astonished to learn that he could have taken $200,000 cash in lieu of the car, but turned it down. Mimi blackmails Drew into driving her to work in the Batmobile. Nicki asks Drew to drive his regular car when they meet with her parents for dinner that night, as she wants them to see that he is more stable than her last few boyfriends. Lewis and Oswald take the Batmobile for a joyride in their Batman and Robin outfits. Drew becomes paranoid about the car being taken, and skips the dinner with Nicki's parents. He later apologizes and tries to convince her that he cares about the relationship. They go for a ride in the Batmobile so that they can park in a secluded place and talk. Nicki gets really turned on by the car. The police see the car and approach because they believe it has been stolen again. They catch Drew and Nicki having sex. Drew is forced to return the Batmobile because he violated a morals clause by "defiling" it. Drew fears that Nicki only found him attractive when he had the car, but she assures him otherwise. (The Batmobile contest idea was taken from the McDonald's Batman Forever contest when customers actually had the chance to win the Batmobile.)
54 8 "The Dog and Pony Show" Steve Zuckerman Deborah Oppenheimer, Robert Borden November 12 1997 Mrs. Louder has asked Mr. Wick to care for her prize-winning purebreed dog while she is away. Mr. Wick gives the dog to Kate to pass off to Drew and Kate leaves the dog at Drew's house while she picks up Oswald. Drew returns home and finds the dog and believes it is a stray with matted hair, so he has the dog shaved and neutered. When he finds out the dog belonged to Mrs. Louder he decides to replace the dog, but finds out the breed is very expensive. Desperate for money, Drew decides to strip to make the money, along with Oswald, Lewis and Mr. Wick, wanting to recreate the movie 'The Full Monty'. On the night of their first performance at the Warsaw, Lewis chickens out and Larry, just released from jail, agrees to take his place. In the middle of their performance the police shut it down, telling them the Warsaw isn't zoned for adult entertainment. Drew and friends attend the City Council meeting to appeal, which is denied. Drew points out they shouldn't deny what they haven't seen, so Drew, Oswald, Lewis, Larry, and Mr. Wick perform a full strip routine. Apparently they win their appeal because Drew raises enough money to replace Mrs. Louder's dog. (This is considered a classic episode of the series. Cast members of 'The Full Monty' were in the audience and had a cameo appearance at the Warsaw, and Drew even gives them money at the end of the show in apology for them having to see his butt. During the City Council strip, cast members Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles, Ian Gomez, and Craig Ferguson really did go Full Monty, complete with strategically placed microphones.)
55 9 "Drew's Brother" Gerry Cohen Christy Snell, Scott Gordon November 19 1997 Drew's older brother Steve makes a surprise visit. He reveals that he has recently lost his job and gone through a broken engagement, and asks to stay with Drew for a while. Lewis dislikes Steve because of a prank he once played on him. Kate convinces Drew to hire Steve for the opening in the store's cosmetics department. He reluctantly agrees after they both promise to stay out of trouble. Drew asks Mr. Wick to pretend to fire Steve on his first day. When they go down to the floor to carry out the joke, Drew discovers that Steve is wearing a wig and women's clothing. He reveals that he is a cross-dresser. Wick orders Drew to fire Steve immediately. Drew is shocked by his brother's news, but decides to stand up for him. He feels that the customers won't even realize that Steve is a man, as Wick initially mistook him for a woman. He dresses up four men on the sales floor as women and challenges Wick to find one of them. If he is correct, he can fire Steve and have Drew's pool table; but if he is wrong, Steve must stay. Wick mistakes singer Dionne Warwick for an impersonator and loses the bet. Meanwhile, a horrified Mimi tries to find a way to keep her face covered after an allergic reaction forces her to go two weeks without make-up.
56 10 "That Thing You Don't" Gerry Cohen Bruce Rasmussen November 26 1997
57 11 "Volunteer" Sam Simon Terry Mulroy December 3 1997
58 12 "Vacation" Gerry Cohen Les Firestein December 17 1997
59 13 "Howdy Neighbor" Richard Schwadel Joey Gutierrez, Diane Burroughs January 7 1998
60 14 "He Harassed Me, He Harassed Me Not" Sam Simon Lona Williams January 14 1998
61 15 "Mr. Louder's Birthday Party" Sam Simon Christy Snell, Robert Borden January 28 1998
62 16 "The Salon" Gerry Cohen Bob Nickman, Terry Mulroy February 4 1998
63 17 "The Engagement" Brian K. Roberts Bruce Rasmussen February 11, 1998 Mimi decided to sue Mr. Wick for sexual harrasment. Kate and Oswald's plan to move in together is objected to by both of their friends. While Luis sulks, cause he's losing his roommate, Drew seems to be jealous of their strong commitment. But as the couple gets into a fight and a misunderstanding indicates that they broke up, Drew admits to Oswald that he doesn't think he and Kate are meant to be together. The two friends decide to go into a competition to test the compatibility with their lovers on Valentines eve. But soon Drew falls far behind, while Oswald and Kate seem to match much better. Spontanously Oswald proposes to his girlfriend. Drew feels under pressure to do the same and both couples get engaged.
64 18 "Nicki's Parents" Sam Simon Matilda Hokinson February 25, 1998 Drew and Oswald pick the engagement rings for their fiances together. Drew intends on giving his to his future wife the very same evening, when he is supposed to meet her for a dinner with the parents. Kate is worried about the too close relationship between Oswald and Luis and takes him to a consultion with a priest. Drew shows up to the parents evening to find out that Nickie got snowed in in Minneapolis and can't join them. To Drew's horror the evening goes downhill after just a few minutes and after a fight with her husband, Nickie's mother Charlene demands a divorce and storms out. In an desperate attempt to fix them up before Nickie finds out, Drew tries to show his future Father-in-law Chuck the horrors of single life, but fails, and decides instead to invite him into the fun with his friends. To all their surprise though, Chuck is so turned away by his quick insight, that he returns to his wife.
65 19 "Two Weddings and a Funeral for a Refrigerator" Brian K. Roberts Christy Snell, Terry Mulroy March 4, 1998
66 20 "The Bachelor Party" Brian K. Roberts Clay Graham March 11 1998 Drew and Nicki, who visibly gained a lot of weight, experiments sexually with role-playing and taping their "efforts". But the next day, as Drew's parents arrive, Nicki leaves hastily. Drew breaks the news to his mom: They split up the very last night. Though he admits that he played the main role in this, he doesn't want to share the exact reasons. Together they decide to keep the bad news between them for now in order to not spoil the shared bachelor party for Oswald and keep George away from any bad feelings worsening his long lasting depressions. For the same reason, Steve, who finally wants to come out in front of his father, is forced to dress like a man for the party. As the evening comes, Drew feels very uncomfortable, beeing given presents for his called off marriage. Through his tight up behaviour his father gets suspicious and father and son share their little secrets: George himself was playing on the depression for quite some time to get out of yardwork. And to top things up, Steve jumps out of the wedding torte in a pink dress. As Drew finally gets home, he settles in front of the tv to watch the tape again he made with his ex-fiance their last night together. It turns out that Nicki suddenly realised how big she had gotten again and blamed Drew for tempting her to eat. Afterwards she broke things off in front of the running camera.
67 21 "The Sex Drug" Gerry Cohen Les Firestein March 18 1998 While Drew is still in mourning of his engagement and adapts an obsession with model-plane building, Oswald brews a special edition of buzz beer for st.patricks day. As Luis brings home a sample of sexdrugs from the labaratory he works in, the drugs miraciously and undiscovered get mixed into the green beer. Mimis Harrasmentcharges go to court and Drew is supposed to testify against her. Mrs. Louder makes espacially clear, how important Drew is for the case and that his job and the whole store depend on his performance. However, Drew drinks of the drugged beer and while his friends only suffer of a high sexdrive, Drew goes to court in a halfdelirious state, hitting on every woman including the judge and Mimi. At the end, the case gets dismissed for lack of evidence, but Wick asks Mimi to return to work for him, which she happily accepts.
68 22 "What's Wrong with this Episode?" Gerry Cohen Michael C. McCarthy April 1 1998 An April 1 Episode, including a competition to find as many faults in the pictures of the episode as possible, the little ones (Billiardcues in sink) as well as the obvious (man in bearsuit running through picture). The story: During an attempt to stick to his habit and fire an employee as creative as possible, Mr. Wick gets an arrow shot into his scrotum. While he is in hospitel, Drew is in charge of the store and announces that there will be no more people losing their jobs. The idea is backfiring at him, as the employees start to be rude to costumers and not respect any rules anymore. Finally Drew is forced to fire someone randomely to get people back to work.
69 23 "The Rebound" Gerry Cohen Christy Snell, Bob Nickman April 8 1998 As the attractive Handyman Sheryl comes around to fix Drew's dryer, he considers to get back into dating. Since she openly admits though, that he's not her type, he offers her a friendship without any pressure, which seems to work, till he realises that she's dating someone else. In a desperate attempt he disturbs her date by beating a small leak into his pipes and calling her for an emergency fixing. But as he tries to show her the pipe, they discover that the leak has gotten bigger and flooded his whole basement into a big swimming pool. Sheryl, as an expert, realises that the pipe was damaged on purpose and guesses on his deeper intentions. Gently she explains to him that she's still not interested in dating him.
70 24 "The Dating Consultant" Gerry Cohen Karen S. Brown, Keith Young, Bruce Rasmussen, Clay Graham April 22, 1998 Oswald disturbs Luis' search for a new roommate with his jealous behaviour. Mr. Wick "books" the room though for good money for his one-night stands. Drew tries to hit on a woman at a bar. She turns out to be a dating consultant, who invites him to join her classes. After some consideration Drew decides to sign up and invites his teacher for a double date to inspect his dating behaviour. When he shows up for the first lesson though he is surprised to find out that a hidden camera followed his every move that night. And even worse—the date went horrible and Drew finds himself being laughed at by a bunch of "geeks". Feeling humiliated he leaves and goes to ask for a refund. Things seem to look up, as the woman behind the desk seems not only cute but interested. But Drew manages to scare her away in the very last moment and decides to go back to the dating course to work on himself.
71 25 "Drew's Cousin" Gerry Cohen Terry Mulroy, Katherine Green, Matt Ember April 29 1998 Drew hosts the family barbecue for all of the Carey cousins. Kristen, his 18-year-old cousin, comes to the event while looking at colleges. She plans to attend Cleveland State, and asks to stay with Drew until she can get a place at the dorm at Case Western Reserve University. Hes his real intentions. also gets her a temporary job at the store. Drew is horrified to discover that Kristen and Mr. Wick are secretly dating. He worries that the relationship will cause him problems with his family and at work. Kristen and Wick point out that they are both adults and are free to date whomever they choose. Wick confesses that he is in love with Kristen. Drew reluctantly agrees not to stand in their way, but is more than a little disgusted to find a pant-less Wick in his house the next morning. Wick overreacts when Kristen makes plans with two guys from Cleveland State University. She becomes freaked out by his possessive behavior and dumps him. He tries to win her back by standing on Drew's pool table and playing Foreigner's "I Wanna Know What Love Is" on a boom box. Kristen calls her guy friends over to get rid of him. Drew convinces Wick to give up. Wick eludes Kristen's friends by sticking them on Drew, but Steve comes to Drew's rescue.
72 26 "From the Earth to the Moon" Gerry Cohen Christy Snell, Terry Mulroy May 6 1998 As Drew's carpool arrives at Winfred-Louder, Mrs. Louder calls and tells him that he has been chosen to coordinate hiring for the corporation's new stores in Europe. He must make it to the boardroom quickly to hold onto the promotion. Drew falls in an oil slick in the parking garage and has to buy a new shirt. The replacement shirt gets torn as he intervenes in a dispute between Kate and an irate customer. The clerk charges him several thousand dollars for the shirt, and panics when Drew asks him to correct the mistake. Mrs. Louder repeatedly admonishes Drew over the loudspeaker for not showing up in the boardroom. Larry and Drew get stuck in the elevator at a time when both badly need to use the bathroom. Lewis and Oswald then detain Drew and make him listen to a ridiculous story about a "recovered memory" of Lewis's. Mrs. Louder warns Drew that he will lose the promotion unless he shows up in ten minutes. A bunch of workers block the stairs with a giant toy castle and go on break. Drew knocks down the castle, then has to reject a beautiful co-worker who wants to take him home. Mr. Wick intentionally wastes Drew's time by trying to convince him that he has a fear of success. Mimi, seeking revenge for a prank, blocks the door to the boardroom. Drew plows through her and makes it to the boardroom with 15 seconds to spare. Mrs. Louder says that she has decided not to give him the promotion, but changes her mind after Drew stands up to her. He receives the promotion and a raise.
73 27 "The Wedding Dress" Brian K. Roberts Apryl Huntzinger, Jody Paul, Maria Espada May 13 1998 Greg and Janet try to talk Drew into selling his house so that they can convert it into a barn for their horse. Kate and Oswald plan their wedding, but realize that they will not be able to afford many frills. Kate is upset that she will not be able to afford her dream wedding dress (the same one worn by her Barbie doll). The gang discovers that a bridal shop is having a sale and tries to find the dress. Mimi, visiting the store in search of her costume for a music video, helps Kate fight through the throngs of bloodthirsty bargain hunters. Kate finds that the dress she wants is a designer gown that costs 5000 dollars. Drew sees how disappointed Kate is and desperately wants to make her dream come true. He lets Greg and Janet store the horse in his backyard, and uses the rent money to buy the dress. He plans to surprise Kate at her shower. Mimi learns that Oswald has bought Kate a cheap knock-off of the dress. Mimi tries to warn him about Drew's actions, but thinks better of it after Oswald insults her. She begs for an invitation to the shower so that she can see the sparks fly. Mr. Wick shows up at the shower drunk and tries to make a play for Kate. Drew takes him upstairs to let him sleep it off. Oswald gives Kate the less expensive dress while Drew is out of the room. When Drew gives her the original gown, Oswald explodes and accuses Drew of showing him up and trying to steal Kate. He drags him outside and attacks him. Oswald tells Kate that Drew does not approve of their relationship. Kate is furious at him for not sharing his doubts earlier. She finally admits that she isn't mad at Drew, but is upset with herself because she doesn't want to marry Oswald.
74 28 "My Best Friend's Wedding" Sam Simon, Jeff Siegey, Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez, Diane Burroughs May 20 1998 Lewis brings Drew and Oswald together and gets them to patch things up. Kate tries to come up with a way to tell Oswald that she isn't in love with him and wants to call off the wedding. Drew insists that she must talk with Oswald face-to-face. Drew accompanies Kate to the couple's apartment to give her moral support and make sure she shares her feelings with Oswald. Just as she is about to break the news to him, Oswald's mother arrives. Kate decides to sneak out and stay with Drew for the time being. They arrive at his house to discover that Oswald has organized a surprise wedding. Kate is so afraid of humiliating Oswald that she decides to just go through with the marriage. Drew cannot change her mind. Lewis picks up on her doubts and tries to help break up the ceremony. When Lewis and Drew play catch with the ring, Oswald finally realizes that they are trying to protect him from bad news. Kate tells him that she doesn't want to get married. Oswald puts on a brave front, but warns Kate that his mother will kick her ass. However, Mrs. Harvey sympathizes with Kate's plight. Oswald goes on a disastrous honeymoon with Drew and Lewis.

Season 4: 1998-1999

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75 1 "Drew and the Conspiracy" Gerry Cohen Bob Underwood, Jennifer Crittenden September 23 1998 Drew suffers a constant series of mishaps at work, from dumpsters blocking his parking space to broken chairs and a seemingly endless supply of faulty pencil points. He begins to suspect that someone is out to get him, but his friends feel that he is just paranoid. However, Chuck shows Drew a videotape in which three men sit around discussing how much they hate Drew, and all the things they have done to make him miserable for the last decade. The men indicate that they will pull their ultimate prank the next day. When they cannot be found at work, Drew evacuates the store. The men then show up, and Drew demands to know why they dislike him. One of them says that Drew caused him to lose his fiancée by getting jelly on his collar; she mistook it for lipstick and dumped him. Drew got the second man in trouble by repeating his insults about the boss when he was in earshot, and the third guy didn't like being reported for drinking at work. The guys decide that they are tired of harassing Drew and apologize. Lewis gets Mimi a supply of mood make-up being tested by DrugCo, which changes color as her moods change. A man applying for a Winfred-Louder position in Singapore instantly falls for her. He turns down the job to stay in the country for her, but reveals that he is married. She wants nothing to do with him, but changes her mind after he refuses to leave the store during the bomb scare because he is so upset about losing her.
76 2 "In Ramada Da Vida" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham September 30 1998 Drew entertains a group of investors from Vietnam who are considering opening a store in Hanoi. They have drinks at the Airport Ramada Inn. When the house band goes on break, Drew and the guys fulfill the investors' request for music by taking the stage for a song. The manager feels that they are better than the regular band and asks them to play for a week. Drew fears that this would be too much of a distraction and wants to focus on his new job. He changes his mind after a groupie hits on him in the parking lot. The guys audition guitar players, and hire a free-spirited guy named Ed. Kate becomes dissatisfied with her job and tries to get fired. Drew agrees to let her go, but promises to re-hire her if she can't find a better job in a week. She doesn't have any luck, but Drew backs out of the deal because he wants her to find the kind of happiness he now has with his band. Drew blows off a party at Mrs. Louder's house, and later skips work to fool around with Darcy. The hotel manager asks the Horndogs to become the full-time band. Oswald and Lewis quit, but Drew wants to pursue the opportunity. Wick tells Drew that he must go to Vietnam to help set up the new store. He gives up his promotion to stay with the band.
77 3 "Golden Boy" Gerry Cohen Bruce Rasmussen October 7 1998 Drew lets Darcy dye his hair blonde and grows a goatee so that he will look more like a musician. Larry discovers that someone has been doing cocaine in the men's room at Winfred-Louder. Wick orders Drew and Mimi to collect specimens from every employee for drug testing. Drew does not like invading everyone's privacy. After the men accuse him of being a narc, he throws out all the samples. Wick orders him to give his own sample. Drew refuses and brings in a drug-sniffing dog. Wick becomes furious and fires him. Drew goes into Wick's office and discovers that Wick is the one who is on drugs. He helps him get into rehab. Oswald and Lewis become jealous of Drew's musical success and try to talk him into letting them back into the band. Mimi ends her relationship with Ron after she receives an unpleasant visit from his wife.
78 4 "Drew Between the Rock and a Hard Place" Sam Simon Richard Day October 14 1998 Mrs. Louder asks Drew to fill in as store manager while Mr. Wick is in rehab. He refuses, as he is having a great time with his band and doesn't want to deal with all the hassles of the job. Mrs. Louder reluctantly gives the job to Larry. A man approaches Drew and offers the Horndogs the chance to go on a tour of all the Ramadas in Ohio. He decides to accept the offer and quit his job. Kate doesn't think this is a good idea, as she ended up working as a "booze wench" at the Ramada after quitting Winfred-Louder. A plastered Wick shows up at Drew's show and says that he was kicked out of rehab because of a change in his health insurance. Drew discovers that Larry changed the employee coverage to an HMO so that he could spend $100,000 on a Jacobs Field skybox for Mrs. Louder. Drew is upset because he had fought hard to get good coverage for everyone. The employees plead with him to go through the budget and find some way to make up the lost money and get their health plan back. Drew succeeds, and realizes that he has a talent for examining boring minutiae and cutting through red tape. He leaves the band and stays at Winfred-Louder.
79 5 "Sexual Perversity in Cleveland" Gerry Cohen Mike Larsen October 21 1998 Darcy breaks up with Drew after he admits that he is not a full-time musician. He starts spending a lot of time at his computer, and begins a steamy on-line affair with an anonymous woman. He becomes concerned after learning that his chat room girlfriend works at a department store and has a large collection of troll dolls. When he confirms that it is Mimi, Drew begins showering compulsively. He feels extremely awkward when he and Mimi run into each other while visiting Wick in rehab. Mimi does not realize that she was involved with Drew, and is angry that she hasn't heard from her online man for a while. Drew gets really drunk and writes her a kiss-off note in which he claims to be Bill Clinton. Meanwhile, Oswald grows concerned about his mother's financial status after her birthday check to him bounces. He learns that her business partner deserted her, and that she may lose her beauty salon and house. Oswald follows Lewis's advice and agrees to test breast implants for DrugCo in exchange for $10,000. He feels very uncomfortable about the amount of attention Drew and Lewis pay to his breasts.
80 6 "Cain and Mabel" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe October 28 1998 Steve comes to the Warsaw while dressed in drag. A man mistakes him for a woman and tries to buy him a drink. He gets angry when he learns the truth about Steve, and insults him. Drew stands up for his brother. Steve's transvestite friends begin frequenting the Warsaw as a show of solidarity. They dance and play loud music all of the time. Drew, Lewis and Kate become annoyed when other customers begin staying away, as this makes it even harder for any of them to find a date. Drew suggests that the bar get the female customers back by holding a ladies' night with half-price drinks. Steve is outraged when the bartender only gives the discount to actual women, not the cross-dressers. Drew refuses to take his side. Steve accuses Drew of trying to force him out of the Warsaw because he is ashamed of him. Drew insists that he is actually upset because Steve is trying to take away his bar. He says that Steve has been stealing things that Drew liked since they were children. Steve realizes that he is right and apologizes. Oswald's mother comes for a visit, and he plans to surprise her with the check from his breast implants. She stuns him with the news that she is going to marry her orthodontist boyfriend. Oswald notes that the man is not her usual type and suspects that she is just trying to get his money and save her business. Mrs. Harvey says that her taste has changed as she has gotten older, and that she loves her boyfriend very much. She is horrified to learn of Oswald's participation in the experiment. She warns him not to do such a thing again. Mrs. Harvey is grateful, but turns down the check and advises Oswald to keep his "booby money."
81 7 "Nicki's Wedding" Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez, Diane Burroughs November 4 1998 Mimi runs into Nicki at the store's bridal registry. Nicki has to race upstairs to try to keep Mimi from telling Drew about her wedding plans; she had wanted to share the news herself. He claims that he is happy for her. Drew is surprised when Nicki sends him a wedding invitation. Kate, Lewis and Oswald insist that it is only a courtesy invitation and try to discourage him from attending. They plan to stay away as well, but Drew urges them to go to the wedding. Oswald is really excited because the wedding is on a boat. Drew goes on a date with a video store clerk, but suddenly decides to take her to the wedding. Nicki's parents cannot believe that he had the nerve to show up. Drew makes a complete fool of himself while trying to prove how mature he is. He actually manages to give a toast that isn't totally humilating, but throws out his back while trying to show up the groom on the dance floor. As Drew waits for the helicopter to lift him off the boat to take him to the hospital, he begs Nicki to take him back. She seems embarrassed for him. Meanwhile, Mr. Wick finishes rehab and returns to work at Winfred-Louder.
82 8 "Drew's New Car" Sam Simon Terry Mulroy November 11 1998 Drew must submit candidates for Winfred-Louder's employee of the year, who will win a trip to Hawaii. A legitimate employee may win for the first time in history, as all of the Louders have (apparently) already received the award. Mimi tricks Drew into including her name on the list. She attends sobriety events with Mr. Wick in the hopes of getting his vote. Oswald receives another $10,000 by posing for the DrugCo calendar before his implants are removed. He decides to use the money from his "man boobs" to repay his debts to his friends. Drew's car rolls down a hill and gets wrecked. Oswald and Kate decide that they should pool all of the money and buy Drew a VW Bug. Lewis doesn't want to cooperate, but has no choice because Oswald hadn't actually given him his money yet. Drew is touched, but elects to sell the car and use the money to help his friends. Kate, Lewis and Oswald take offense to his actions. Drew tries desperately to get the car back from Mimi. She will only agree to sell if he can help her win Employee of the Year. Drew makes a speech on her behalf, only to learn that Mrs. Louder is giving herself the award. However, she realizes that Mimi is blackmailing Drew and is impressed. She takes her to Hawaii as her "spunky friend," and Drew gets his car back.
83 9 "The High Road to China" Gerry Cohen Catherine Green November 18 1998 Drew pulls off an elaborate practical joke against Mimi and boasts that she will never be able to top it. A few days later, he wakes up to find himself on the Great Wall of China with no money or passport. Mimi has left a tape recording in his pocket in which she taunts him. Drew gets a ride into a small town, where a young woman who speaks English offers him shelter. She gets him a job helping her family sell chickens so that he can eventually afford bus fare to Beijing and go to the U.S. embassy. Kate, Lewis and Oswald grow concerned after they discover that Drew never made his scheduled business trip to Winnipeg. Mimi brags about sending Drew to China. She explains that she had her father's secretary drug Drew and put him on a courier flight. The gang has no idea what to do to help him. Ming finally agrees to drive Drew to Beijing, but the embassy is closed for Thanksgiving. He tries to make enough money to get himself a hotel room by putting on a sock puppet show, but only ends up losing a shoe to a boy who believed it was for sale. Drew believes that he is being arrested after some officers take him away. He later learns that they were just trying to get him to apply for a vendor permit. Drew manages to make a phone call to his friends, but the line goes dead before he can give any information. Drew is thrilled to learn that there is a McDonald's in the city. Unfortunately, he doesn't have enough money for any food. After he gives an impassioned rendition of "You Deserve a Break Today," the manager takes pity on him, buying him a meal and giving him the number of a customer service line that can direct him to help from the U.S. government.
84 10 "Drew's Dance Party" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham November 18 1998 The gang learns that its favorite local radio station is going off the air. They decide to have a slumber party at Drew's house and request a bunch of songs. The station has so many requests that the lines are busy for hours. Oswald goes out for beer, but instead goes to the station and pays the D.J. to let him take over. He plays all of his friends' favorite songs.
85 11 "Kate's Family" Sam Simon Richard Day November 25 1998 After Kate loses another job, Drew suggests that she contact his neighbors about a paid housesitting gig. She meets Scott, a handsome plumber working on the house, and they become attracted to each other. The couple's two children are supposed to stay with a babysitter while their parents are away, but the woman has to leave town because of a family emergency. She leaves the kids with Kate. Scott offers to help her out, and the foursome begins acting like a family. Kate gets a little too caught up in the charade, and freaks out when Scott decides to go out with his buddies instead of staying over with her. She leaves the kids with Drew and tries to win him back, but Scott has tired of the situation and dumps her. Kate becomes depressed when the Fosters return early and reclaim their kids. Drew takes up swimming in the hopes of impressing avid swimmer Sharon, but only ends up with an ear infection. Sharon still refuses to date him. Mimi worries about how Drew will get his revenge for the China prank.
86 12 "Drew Dates a Senior" Gerry Cohen Jennifer Crittenden December 9 1998 Drew decides to take night school classes to pursue a master's degree after a young man he was mentoring suddenly receives an executive position at Winfred-Louder. When his statistics professor recommends that the students find study partners, Drew pairs with Celia, a 62-year-old woman who is the only other "old person" in the class. They have a good time hanging out at Drew's house after a study session, and soon realize that they are attracted to each other. Celia stays the night, although they do not have sex. Drew's friends mock him after learning of the age difference, but he insists that he really likes Celia. He is puzzled when Celia ignores him in class and says that she doesn't want to see him anymore. Drew shows up at her favorite bingo parlor, and Celia explains that she dumped him because she thought he would eventually become embarrassed by her. Drew proves himself by taking over for the bingo caller and publicly announcing his feelings. Celia agrees to date him. Meanwhile, Mimi volunteers for the task of organizing a Christmas display window for the store. The board objects to her portrayal of Mary, until she convinces them that she does not intend any disrespect.
87 13 "Drew's Holiday Punch" Gerry Cohen Mike Larsen December 16 1998 Drew's parents arrive unexpectedly for Christmas. They assume that Celia is his maid, and he is reluctant to reveal the true nature of their relationship. Celia's son, Chip, shows up at her house in the middle of the night. He has come to visit for the holidays. When Drew comes downstairs in Celia's bathrobe and tries to make conversation, Chip punches him in the face. Drew's parents are horrified when he finally tells them that he and Celia are dating. Celia and Chip come over to Drew's house to have dinner with Drew's parents and Steve. It proves to be a disaster. Meanwhile, Lewis and Oswald agree to help Mimi with door-to-door Christmas tree sales after she fires an associate. Kate comes along to help supervise the guys. They make very few sales (aside from Wick buying two trees to get them to go away), and accumulate several fines.
88 14 "A House Divided" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe, Katherine Green January 6 1999 A corporation tries to convince everyone in Drew's neighborhood to sell their houses to make way for a new mall. Drew is reluctant, but agrees to think it over. Mrs. Louder reveals that Winfred-Louder is behind the project. She and Mr. Wick try to sweet-talk Drew to get him to sell. He is interested in moving to lakefront property, but does not want to give up his family home. Mimi suggests that Winfred-Louder move the entire house, and Mrs. Louder agrees. Mimi later tells Drew that she has accessed Wick's E-mail and learned that the house will not be moved to the lake. Drew goes home and discovers that half of his house has been taken away, a week earlier than scheduled. Mrs. Louder and Wick claim that Drew's house was rejected by the lakeside property owners' association. They offer him another lot, which he accepts. Oswald, Kate and Lewis lodge a protest against the homeowners association, only to learn that Winfred-Louder never bought a lot in the area or submitted Drew's house for approval. Drew refuses to let the store move the other half of his house. He vows to stay home until Winfred-Louder gives up, even though he has no heat, electricity or protection from the elements.
89 15 "A House Reunited" Steve Zuckerman Daniel O'Keefe, Jennifer Crittenden January 13 1999 Celia returns from an out-of-town trip and learns about Drew's fight with Winfred-Louder. She offers her support. The store recruits Mimi to try to drive Drew out of the house. She points blinding lights at the house and constantly blasts "Panama" by Van Halen. Larry and Chuck later tell Drew that Winfred-Louder's investors gave up and backed out of the mall project. The store decides to rent all of the houses it had purchased to employees. After learning that Mimi continued to torment him for days after he had already won the battle, Drew gets revenge by tricking her into sending her outfits to a fake dry cleaner, who ruins them. Drew asks Celia to move in with him. Lewis, Oswald and Kate become creeped out by Drew's relationship with Celia, as they feel that they are acting like mother and son. The store's contractor reassembles Drew's house in an improper fashion, causing the kitchen to slope. Wick refuses to pay for the repairs, so Drew has to contact a lawyer. Drew and Celia realize that their relationship has become inappropriate after she "shushes" him during his argument with Wick. They try to stay together, but realize that is too weird. Celia moves out.
90 16 "Rats, Kate's Dating a Wrestler" Steve Zuckerman Christy Snell, Terry Mulroy January 27 1999 The Warsaw must temporarily close after it is taken over by super-intelligent rats from DrugCo, which escaped from a cage in Lewis's apartment. In order to keep Buzz Beer afloat in the meantime, the gang asks a popular pro wrestler to serve as spokesman. The company begins making a profit for the first time. Kate begins dating The Disciplinarian, much to Drew's chagrin. They get into an argument after Drew notes that all of her relationships end in disaster. The Disciplinarian, once devoted to his fitness routine, starts getting drunk all the time and missing public appearances. Drew warns Kate to cut him loose, while she feels that the gang is working him too hard. Kate nearly ruins The Disciplinarian's career when she takes him to Atlantic City, where he loses $20,000 and winds up naked in a fountain. He breaks up with her and denounces Buzz Beer. However, his comments actually lead to more business, as everyone wants to try the beer that could "kick The Disciplinarian's ass." Drew makes Kate feel guilty by consoling her about the break-up instead of yelling at her for nearly destroying Buzz Beer. They wonder why neither of them can ever have a lasting relationship.
91 17 "Three Guys, a Girl and a B-Story" Gerry Cohen Jody Paul February 10 1999 Lewis meets a woman at a Babylon 5 convention and gets a date with her. Oswald gets a date with the same woman, Tracy, when he delivers a package to her house. It is an ice cream maker from Lewis, but Oswald doesn't know this because Lewis wrote his name and address in an alien language from Babylon 5. Drew meets Tracy when she complains to him about the store's reluctance to exchange the broken ice cream maker. He also gets a date with her. The guys are excited to have found possible girlfriends, and have no idea that they are dating the same woman. They seek advice from Kate on how to make a first date special. They follow her suggestions a little too literally and freak out Tracy by each following the same routine (paying everyone at the Warsaw to yell out his name when he enters, pulling out a pocket watch, and singing the Commodores' "Three Times a Lady"). The guys finally run into each other during Drew's date and realize what has happened. Tracy is mortified. Drew later explains the misunderstanding, and she says that she is still open to dating them--so long as they don't fight over her. Meanwhile, Wick tires of serving as landlord for the Winfred-Louder employees and dumps the job off on Mimi. She accepts bribes in exchange for repairs and services. Kate tries to start a massage business.
92 18 "Boy Party/Girl Party" Sam Simon Terry Mulroy, Jennifer Crittenden February 17 1999 Drew has trouble getting another date with Tracy because Lewis and Oswald are keeping her booked. He meets one of Winfred-Louder's catalog models, who complains that she and her model friends haven't been invited to any parties while in Cleveland. Drew follows Kate's suggestion by organizing a slumber party at his house for the models. Drew plans to sneak out for a date with Tracy during the party. Unfortunately, a blizzard keeps the models away and prevents Drew from going on the date. Lewis and Oswald learn of his plans and vow revenge. They suggest that the guys at the party learn swing dancing to impress the ladies, and proceed to injure Drew as many times as possible. They decide to set aside all rules or attempts to act gentlemanly as they pursue Tracy. Mimi holds a women in business seminar, where Kate sucks up to Mrs. Louder to get her job back. Steve also attends, explaining that the fact that he dresses as a woman means that he faces the same disadvantages as women in the business world. Mimi reveals that the seminar was actually a ruse to pitch cosmetics to everyone. Kate demands to know why Mrs. Louder won't rehire her. She says that she overheard Kate insulting her. Kate claims that she was just trying to follow Mrs. Louder's example, as she has seen how far she has gotten by stepping on others. Mrs. Louder is impressed and hires Kate as her personal assistant.
93 19 "Tracy Bowl" Sam Simon Robert Borden February 24 1999 The guys vie for the right to take Tracy to a wedding. The winner will officially be in a relationship with her, as he would have to travel out of town with her and meet her family. Sports broadcasters Bob Costas, Lynn Swann and Kenny Mayne provide a running commentary during the competition. Drew and Oswald separately slip Lewis strawberries and put fish oil in the wine in order to trigger his allergies during a dinner date with Tracy. The combined effects cause his face to puff up. He requires medical attention, and Tracy freaks out. Drew feels guilty and suggests that he and Oswald sabotage their own chances with Tracy so that Lewis can get the girl for a change. Oswald agrees, and makes himself look bad by parking in a handicapped space. Drew does not go along with the bargain, and Tracy rejects Oswald. Oswald and Lewis are furious at Drew for stabbing them in the back. Drew rigs a fortune telling machine at the Warsaw to say bad things about him, and blames it on Lewis. His plan works beautifully, as Tracy orders Lewis to stay away from her. However, Drew feels guilty after Tracy admits that she had really begun to like Lewis. He confesses the truth, and says that Lewis was the only one not to do anything underhanded. Tracy runs after him to apologize. Meanwhile, Kate begins her demanding new job as Mrs. Louder's assistant.
94 20 "DrugCo" Gerry Cohen Terry Mulroy, Jennifer Crittenden March 3 1999 Lewis is a finalist for a promotion to head of the janitorial department at DrugCo. Oswald insists on keeping a tanning bed that Kate's uncle in Ireland recently sent them as a belated wedding present. Drew discovers that Speedy is losing his vision because of cataracts. Lewis gets him into an experimental treatment program at DrugCo, but he must stay on the premises for at least a week. Lewis gets the promotion. When he tries to ask his boss about Speedy's status, Mr. Hathaway denies ever seeing Speedy and warns Lewis not to ask questions. Lewis uses his new security clearance to sneak the gang into the building. While searching for Speedy, they encounter many strange things, such as an insect man using the bathroom and a combination monkey/hippo. Drew finds a silver globe that causes epiphanies when touched, and theorizes that Oswald kept the tanning bed because he still harbors resentment toward Kate. Oswald holds the globe and realizes that he has a fear of abandonment. The gang discovers Mr. Hathaway playing with Speedy in his office. Speedy's cataracts were cured by a pill five minutes after he arrived at DrugCo. Hathaway wants to keep him as his own dog, and threatens to strip Lewis of his promotion. He relents after Lewis offers to act as his pet and play frisbee with him at the park.
95 21 "Steve and Mimi" Gerry Cohen Bruce Rasmussen March 24 1999 Drew is forced to lay off a slew of workers as Winfred-Louder suffers a financial decline. Drew agrees to let Steve stay at his place after he becomes a victim of the cutbacks. As the gang is helping Steve move in, Mimi comes over with another list of people for Drew to fire. She is impressed with the way Steve looks out of drag, and they flirt. They set up a date, but Steve suggests that they keep it a secret from Drew. Mimi is disappointed when she arrives to find that Steve is wearing a dress, as she assumed that he dressed as a man on dates. They decide to just hang out and be friends. They get along very well, and a shocked Drew comes home to spy them kissing. He keeps his discovery to himself as he tries to deal with it, but later accidentally sees Steve and Mimi having sex in the kitchen. Drew and Mimi bicker and put Steve in the middle of their argument. Mimi ends up storming out. Steve and Mimi both grow extremely depressed. Drew feels bad for Steve and realizes that he shouldn't stand in the way of his brother's happiness. He approaches Mimi with the suggestion that they call a truce while Steve is around. Steve and Mimi happily get back together.
96 22 "What's Wrong with this Episode? II" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham March 31 1999 While Steve and Drew are getting their hair cut, their longtime barber suddenly dies of a heart attack. Drew plans to throw a party for his parents' 45th wedding anniversary, but his mother comes to town a week early. The gang is just about to leave for Phil's funeral when she arrives. Beulah is visibly shaken by news of his death, and insists on coming along. She had lunch with Phil whenever she was in town. Oswald, Kate and Lewis notice Beulah giving a kiss to Phil's corpse, and also witness a nasty exchange with the widow. They suspect that Beulah had an affair with Phil. Drew doesn't believe this, but remembers once seeing Beulah and Phil go off to the back room of the barber shop after she came to pick up the boys. Drew accuses his mother of betraying his father, and doesn't want to attend the anniversary party. Steve tells him that George actually had an affair with Phil's wife; Beulah and Phil just became friends while discussing their mutual problems. The Careys thought about getting a divorce, but were able to work things out. Steve urges Drew to leave the incident in the past instead of saying anything to their father. Drew asks his mom for a dance and apologizes for the misunderstanding.
97 23 "She's Gotta Have It" Tommy Thompson Apryl Huntzinger April 7 1999 A depressed Sharon shows up at the Warsaw after breaking up with her boyfriend. It is closing time, so Drew offers to let her come to his house for a beer. He promises to be a perfect gentleman, but she suddenly jumps him. Sharon leaves before Drew gets up, and acts weird when he calls her for a date. She begins showing up at the house frequently. She tells him that she is only interested in sex, and does not want another relationship. Drew begins to feel like a gigolo. Although Sharon is reluctant, he eventually persuades her to begin dating him. Meanwhile, a Winfred-Louder employee ingratiates himself with Wick by hanging around and never saying a word.
98 24 "Good Vibrations" Brian K. Roberts Terry Mulroy, Daniel O'Keefe, Mike Larsen May 5 1999 Drew is thrilled when he wins the opportunity to give a speech at a retailers' convention in Chicago. He engages in a practical joke war with Lewis and Oswald. The guys play a joke on Sharon, and she promises to get back at them. Drew gets stopped by airport security, which finds a vibrating marital aid in his bag. He is humiliated in front of all the representatives from other stores, and everyone makes jokes and laughs at him during his speech at the convention. Drew assumes that Mimi is responsible. He goes before the board to request her firing. However, Sharon actually staged the joke, with help from Kate and Lewis. She says that she just wanted to feel like one of the gang. Drew is upset with her for jeopardizing his professional reputation. They break up, but Sharon later shows up at his house for their scheduled date, where they apologize. Meanwhile, Oswald gets a promotion to Global Parcel's "angel of death," where he must inform customers about their lost or damaged packages.
99 25 "Do the Hustle" Sam Simon Maria Espada May 12 1999
100 26 "Up on the Roof" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green May 19 1999
101 27 "Brotherhood of Man" Gerry Cohen Brian Scully May 26 1999

Season 5: 1999-2000

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102 1 "Y2K, You're Okay" Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez, Diane Burroughs September 22 1999
103 2 "Drew Goes to the Browns Game" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden September 29 1999
104 3 "Drew and the Gang Law" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe October 6 1999
105 4 "Drew's Reunion" Gerry Cohen Brian Scully October 13 1999
106 5 "Drew's Physical" Tommy Thompson Linda Teverbaugh, Mike Teverbaugh October 20 1999
107 6 "Drew Tries to Kill Mimi" Sam Simon Terry Mulroy October 27 1999
108 7 "Red, White and Drew" Gerry Cohen Mitch Hunter, Jana Hunter November 3 1999
109 8 "Drew Live" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham November 10 1999
110 9 "Drew Cam" Sam Simon Holly Hester November 17 1999
111 10 "Drew's Stomachache" Gerry Cohen Apryl Huntzinger November 24 1999
112 11 "Steve and Mimi Get Married" Sam Simon Jody Paul December 1 1999
113 12 "Drew and Kate's First Date" Gerry Cohen Jonathan Stark, Tracy Newman December 15 1999
114 13 "Drew and the Racial Tension Play" Sam Simon Daniel O'Keefe January 5 2000
115 14 "Kate Works for Drew" Gerry Cohen Jody Paul, Apryl Huntzinger January 12 2000
116 15 "Mimi Moves In" John Fuller Mitch Hunter, Jana Hunter February 2 2000
117 16 "Do Drew and Kate Have Sex?" Sam Simon Chris Bishop February 9 2000
118 17 "I Dishonestly Love You" Gerry Cohen Brian Scully February 16 2000
119 18 "Drew Goes to Hell" Gerry Cohen Holly Hester February 23 2000
120 19 "What's Wrong with this Episode? III" John Fuller Linda Teverbaugh, Mike Teverbaugh March 1 2000
121 20 "The Gang Stops Drinking" Gerry Cohen Terry Mulroy March 22 2000
122 21 "Oswald's Son" Bob Koherr Mitch Hunter, Jana Hunter March 29 2000
123 22 "Mr. Wick Returns" Gerry Cohen Aaron Spiro April 12 2000
124 23 "Kate vs. Speedy" Ryan Stiles Christy Jacobs White April 26 2000
125 24 "Beer Ball" Sam Simon Jody Paul May 3 2000
126 25 "Drew and Kate Boink" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden May 10 2000
127 26 "A Very Special Drew" Gerry Cohen Jerry Belson, Apryl Huntzinger May 17 2000

Season 6: 2000-2001

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128 1 "Drew Pops Something on Kate" Gerry Cohen Paul Lieberstein October 4 2000
129 2 "Be Drew to Your School" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden October 18 2000
130 3 "Drew's Inheritance" Gerry Cohen Mitch Hunter, Jana Hunter October 25 2000
131 4 "Mimi's a Partner" Bob Koherr Terry Mulroy November 1 2000
132 5 "Drew Live II" Gerry Cohen Brian Scully November 8 2000
133 6 "The Pregnancy Scare" Sam Simon Apryl Huntzinger November 15 2000
134 7 "Drew and the Trail Scouts" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe November 22 2000
135 8 "Drew and Kate Become Friends" Gerry Cohen Mike Teverbaugh, Linda Teverbaugh November 29 2000
136 9 "Drew Can't Carey a Tune" Gerry Cohen Mike Teverbaugh, Linda Teverbaugh December 6 2000
137 10 "Buzzie Wuzzie Liked His Beer" Gerry Cohen Jody Paul December 13 2000
138 11 "Fetal Attraction" Tommy Thompson Apryl Huntzinger December 20 2000
139 12 "The Warsaw Closes" Sam Simon Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter January 10 2001
140 13 "Oswald's Dad Returns" Sam Simon Brian Scully January 17 2001
141 14 "All Work and No Play" Gerry Cohen Spiro Skentzos January 24 2001
142 15 "Drew's in a Coma" Gerry Cohen Les Firestein February 7 2001
143 16 "Drew and the Baby" Bob Koherr Daniel O'Keefe February 14 2001
144 17 "Hush Little Baby" Sam Simon Chris Bishop February 21 2001
145 18 "Drew's Life After Death" Shelley Jensen Judy Paul February 28 2001
146 19 "Drew and the Motorcycle" Gerry Cohen Paul Lieberstein March 14 2001
147 20 "Kate and Her New Boyfriend" Bob Koherr Les Firestein March 21 2001
148 21 "What's Wrong with This Episode? IV" Sam Simon Terry Mulroy March 28 2001
149 22 "The Easter Show" Gerry Cohen Linda Teverbaugh, Mike Teverbaugh April 11 2001
150 23 "Christening" Gerry Cohen Terry Mulroy May 2 2001
151 24 "Drew and the Activist, Part I" Sam Simon Daniel O'Keefe, Paul Lieberstein May 8 2001
152 25 "Drew and the Activist, Part II" Gerry Cohen Christy Jacobs White May 16 2001
153 26 "Bananas, Part I" Gerry Cohen Adam Faberman, Kristen Marvin May 23 2001
154 27 "Bananas, Part II" Gerry Cohen Holly Hester, Apryl Huntzinger May 23 2001

Season 7: 2001-2002

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155 1 "Drew Carey's Back-to-School Rock 'n' Roll Comedy Hour, Part I" Gerry Cohen David A. Caplan, Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter, Julie Ann Larson, Sam Simon, Terry Mulroy, Linda Teverbaugh, Bruce Helford, Drew Carey, Clay Graham, Bruce Rasmussen, Les Firestein, Mike Teverbaugh, Daniel O'Keefe September 26 2001
156 2 "Drew Carey's Back-to-School Rock 'n' Roll Comedy Hour, Part II" Gerry Cohen Sam Simon, Clay Graham, Julie Ann Larson, Daniel O'Keefe, Drew Carey, Bruce Helford, Mitch Hunter, Mike Teverbaugh, Linda Teverbaugh, Jana Hunter, Les Firestein, Terry Mulroy, David A. Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen September 26 2001
157 3 "Drew Gets Out of the Nuthouse" Gerry Cohen Bruce Rasmussen October 3 2001
158 4 "Married to a Mob" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham October 10 2001
159 5 "When Wives Collide" Bob Koherr David A. Caplan October 17 2001
160 6 "Bus-ted" Sam Simon Les Firestein October 24 2001
161 7 "It's Halloween, Dummy" Bob Koherr Linda Teverbaugh, Mike Teverbaugh October 31 2001
162 8 "How Beulah Gets Her Groove Back" Sam Simon Daniel O'Keefe November 7 2001
163 9 "Drew Live III" Gerry Cohen Keith Blanchard November 14 2001
164 10 "Eat Drink Drew Women" Gerry Cohen Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter November 21 2001
165 11 "Mr. Laffoon's Wild Ride" Gerry Cohen Julie Ann Larson November 28 2001
166 12 "Hotel Drew" Bob Koherr Terry Mulroy December 12 2001
167 13 "Drew and the King" Sam Simon Daniel O'Keefe December 19 2001
168 14 "The Curse of the Mummy" Tommy Thompson David A. Caplan January 16 2002
169 15 "The Enabler" Gerry Cohen Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter January 23 2002
170 16 "Pretty Baby" Gerry Cohen Julie Ann Larson February 6 2002
171 17 "A Shot in the Dark" Sam Simon Christy Jacobs White February 13 2002
172 18 "It's a Dog Eat Drew World" Gerry Cohen Ed Lee February 27 2002
173 19 "Bringing Up Boss" Sam Simon Daniel O'Keefe March 13 2002
174 20 "Daddy Dearest" Tommy Thompson Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter March 20 2002
175 21 "Never Been to Spain" Sam Simon Adam Faberman March 27 2002
176 22 "O Brother, Who Art Thou?" Gerry Cohen Vivien Mejia April 3 2002
177 23 "Rich Woman, Poor Man" Shelley Jensen Terry Mulroy April 10 2002
178 24 "What Women Don't Want" Bob Koherr David A. Caplan May 1 2002
179 25 "Look Mom, One Hand!" Bob Koherr Kristen Marvin May 8 2002
180 26 "The Eagle Has Landed" Sam Simon Julie Ann Larson May 15 2002
181 27 "The Underpants Guy" Bob Koherr Mike Teverbaugh, Linda Teverbaugh May 22 2002

Season 8: 2002-2003

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182 1 "Revenge of the Doormat" Gerry Cohen Mike Teverbaugh, Linda Teverbaugh September 9, 2002
183 2 "Kate's Wedding" Gerry Cohen David A. Caplan September 16, 2002
184 3 "Eyes Wide Open" Bob Koherr Bruce Rasmussen September 23, 2002
185 4 "Drew and the Life-Size Jim Thome Cut-Out" Bob Koherr Daniel O'Keefe September 30, 2002
186 5 "Hickory Dickory...Double Date" Sam Simon Les Firestein October 7, 2002
187 6 "Mama Told Me I Should Come" Bob Koherr Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter October 21, 2002
188 7 "Family Affair" Sam Simon Julie Ann Larson November 8, 2002
189 8 "Chemistry Schmemistry" Bob Koherr Terry Mulroy November 8, 2002
190 9 "The Dawn Patrol" Sam Simon Mike Teverbaugh, Linda Teverbaugh November 15, 2002
191 10 "Drew's Girl Friday" Tommy Thompson Ed Lee November 29, 2002
192 11 "Drew Tries Hot Salsa" Gerry Cohen David A. Caplan December 6, 2002
193 12 "The Man in the Iron Chair" Gerry Cohen Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter December 20, 2002
194 13 "Drew Takes a Guilt Trip" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe January 10, 2003
195 14 "Blecch Sunday" Shelley Jensen Ed Lee January 24, 2003
196 15 "Turkeyspotting" Bob Koherr Adam Faberman June 25, 2003
197 16 "Suddenly No Summer" Sam Simon Les Firestein, Ed Lee June 25, 2003
198 17 "What's Love Got to Do With It?" Sam Simon Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter July 2, 2003
199 18 "Two Girls for Every Boy" Tommy Thompson Stacey Pulwer July 2, 2003
200 19 "Two Days of the Condo" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe July 9, 2003
201 20 "Lewis You Can Drive My Car" Sam Simon Julie Ann Larson July 9, 2003
202 21 "A Speedy Recovery" Drew Carey Kristen Marvin July 16, 2003
203 22 "A Means to an End" Shelley Jensen John N. Huss July 16, 2003
204 23 "Drew Answers the Belle" Gerry Cohen David A. Caplan July 23, 2003
205 24 "What Screams May Come" Gerry Cohen Julie Ann Larson, Terry Mulroy July 23, 2003
206 25 "Love is in the Air" Drew Carey Mike Teverbaugh, Linda Teverbaugh August 20, 2003
207 26 "The Bataan Wedding March" Bob Koherr Clay Graham August 27, 2003

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208 1 "Drew Hunts Silver Fox" Sam Simon Russ Woody June 2, 2004
209 2 "Eye of the Leopard" Tommy Thompson Adam Faberman June 2, 2004
210 3 "Foos Rush In" Tommy Thompson Dean Young June 9, 2004
211 4 "Drew Thinks Inside the Box" Brian K. Roberts Daniel O'Keefe June 9, 2004
212 5 "At Your Cervix" Brian K. Roberts Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter June 16, 2004
213 6 "Sealed in a Kiss" Bob Koherr Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter June 16, 2004
214 7 "Baby Makes Stress" Shelley Jensen Dean Young June 23, 2004
215 8 "Michigan J. Gus" Sam Simon John N. Huss June 23, 2004
216 9 "No Booze for Drew" Shelley Jensen Jana Hunter, Mitch Hunter June 30, 2004
217 10 "Drew's Best Friend" Bob Koherr Julie Ann Larson June 30, 2004
218 11 "Arrivederci, Italy" Bob Koherr Daniel O'Keefe July 7, 2004
219 12 "House of the Rising Son-in-Law" Tommy Thompson Ed Lee July 7, 2004
220 13 "Dog Soup" Sam Simon Hugh Fink July 14, 2004
221 14 "Asleep at the Wheel" Shelley Jensen Dean Young July 14, 2004
222 15 "Baby Face" Bob Koherr Masha Tivyan July 21, 2004
223 16 "Girlfriend, Interrupted" Bob Koherr Daniel O'Keefe July 21, 2004
224 17 "Straight Eye for the Queer Guy" Sam Simon Julie Ann Larson July 28, 2004
225 18 "Still Life with Freeloader" Drew Carey Kristen Marvin July 28, 2004
226 19 "Burning Down the House" Sam Simon Mike Teverbaugh, Linda Teverbaugh August 18, 2004
227 20 "Liar, Liar, House on Fire" Drew Carey Russ Woody August 18, 2004
228 21 "Sleeping with the Enemy" Shelley Jensen Ed Lee August 25, 2004
229 22 "Assault with a Lovely Weapon" Shelley Jensen Hugh Fink August 25, 2004
230 23 "Love, Sri Lankan Style" Bob Koherr Russ Woody September 1, 2004
231 24 "Knot in the Mood" Shelley Jensen David A. Caplan September 1, 2004
232 25 "The Passion of the Wick" Shelley Jensen Ed Lee September 8, 2004 Drew and Mimi discover the Neverending Store is filing bankruptcy and will go out of business. Kellie encourages Drew to explore his idea of a new department store. Mimi suggests going to Mr. Wick to get the money to start up the new store, as Wick had married into a family of Christian broadcasters who had lots of money. Mimi's price is to be named the head of Cosmetics. Drew visits Mr. Wick in Toledo and Mr. Wick's father-in-law agrees to give the money. However, Wick asks that Drew perform a task to keep him in the family--he has to retrieve a goblet he left at the home of his mistress. Drew, Oswald, Lewis, and Mimi go to the mistress, who reveals she sent the goblet to a thrift store. Drew eventually retrieves the goblet for Mr. Wick. Drew, Mimi, and Kellie are at the new store as the administrative offices are being prepared, toasting their impending success, when Mr. Wick walks in and announces that he will be taking Drew's job as Store Manager. Wick's in-laws have decided he would make a better store manager than he makes as a TV weatherman, and Wick being in Cleveland means he's away from his wife in Toledo--a win/win scenario. Wick announces the store will not sell cosmetics and makes Mimi his assistant again. The final shot brings the series around full-circle as Drew is back to sitting in a cubicle as Human Resources manager and Mimi sitting across from him calling him 'pig' as Barry Manilow's 'Looks Like We Made It' plays.
233 26 "Finale" Sam Simon Bruce Helford, Clay Graham, David A. Caplan September 8, 2004

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