List of The Drew Carey Show episodes

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The following is a complete list of episodes for the television show sitcom The Drew Carey Show, which first aired on ABC 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.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Production line Region 1
1 22 September 13, 1995 (1995-09-13) May 8, 1996 (1996-05-08) 4570xx April 24, 2007 (2007-04-24)
2 24 September 18, 1996 (1996-09-18) May 14, 1997 (1997-05-14) 4659xx N/A
3 28 September 17, 1997 (1997-09-17) May 20, 1998 (1998-05-20) 4662xx N/A
4 27 September 23, 1998 (1998-09-23) May 26, 1999 (1999-05-26) 4675xx N/A
5 26 September 22, 1999 (1999-09-22) May 17, 2000 (2000-05-17) 2254xx N/A
6 27 October 4, 2000 (2000-10-04) May 23, 2001 (2001-05-23) 2263xx N/A
7 27 September 26, 2001 (2001-09-26) May 22, 2002 (2002-05-22) 2273xx N/A
8 26 September 9, 2002 (2002-09-09) August 27, 2003 (2003-08-27) 2279xx N/A
9 26 July 2, 2004 (2004-07-02) September 8, 2004 (2004-09-08) 1785xx N/A

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1995–96)[edit]

This season introduces Drew Carey as Assistant Director of Personnel at Winfred-Lauder. His unseen but often heard boss is Mr. Bell (Kevin Pollak) who has an obnoxious assistant Mimi Bobeck (Kathy Kinney) who often clashes with Drew. Drew spends much of his free time with friends Lewis (Ryan Stiles), Oswald (Diedrich Bader) and Kate (Christa Miller). Throughout the season Drew has an on again- off again girlfriend, Lisa Robbins (Katy Selverstone) while Jay Clemens (Robert Torti) is Kate's boyfriend for the later half of Season 1.

The theme music for the first season's opening credits consists of Drew Carey singing "Moon Over Parma".

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1 1 "Pilot" Michael Lessac Bruce Helford and Drew Carey September 13, 1995
Drew interviews a hostile Mimi for the cosmetics salesperson job at Winfred-Louder, who accuses him of being sexist for rejecting her. Meanwhile, his best friend Kate, coerces him into hiring her, though he is reluctant to hire a friend.
2 2 "Miss Right" Sam Simon Clay Graham September 20, 1995
This episode introduces Lisa Robbins (Katy Selverstone). Mr. Bell hires Mimi as his assistant to keep her from filing a complaint about Drew's 'harassment'. She vows to make Drew's life intolerable. Drew meets attractive job applicant Lisa and the two become friendly fast. However, once Lisa is hired, he is worried about dating her because Winford Louder's rules prohibit management from dating an employee. Meanwhile, Drew's neighbors cause trouble next door.
3 3 "The Joining of Two Unlike Elements is a Mixture" Sam Simon Lona Williams September 27, 1995
Kate is depressed that most women she knew are married and she isn't and the guys throw a fake marriage ceremony to cheer her up. While on the way back in the limo, Drew reveals to Kate that he had a crush on her at high school.
4 4 "Nature Abhors a Vacuum" Michael Lessac Jeff Lowell October 4, 1995
Drew fires Suzie, an inept employee, only to find out she was Mr. Bell's mistress. Kate proposes her idea for a day spa to an impressed Mr. Bell, who wants to meet with her and Drew at the Warsaw to discuss it. But Drew discovers he is only interested in making Kate his latest conquest.
5 5 "No Two Things in Nature are Exactly Alike" Steve Zuckerman Bruce Helford and Drew Carey October 18, 1995
The guys confront Kate's intimidating ex-boyfriend Barry, who refuses to pick up his stuff and makes incessant phone calls to Kate at work. Drew attaches a cartoon to the bottom of a memo in the hopes of boosting company morale and is later obsessed to find out who was the lone offended employee that complained to Mr. Bell.
6 6 "Drew Meets Lawyers" Steve Zuckerman Les Firestein November 1, 1995
Drew turns down Winford Louder's attorneys when they try to get him to settle the lawsuit by signing a waiver that absolves the store of any responsibility. Drew then hires a lawyer, who happens to be an insufferable ex-boyfriend of Kate's, but is left high and dry when he has to fire him for making passes at Kate.
7 7 "Drew in Court" Steve Zuckerman Robert Borden November 8, 1995
Drew defends himself against Nora's lawsuit but isn't very successful. Nora cries on the stand to get everyone's sympathy and the outlook is pretty bleak for Drew. A stressed Drew loses it during an argument at the Warsaw, gets arrested for assault, and has to doubly defend himself. Later the gang discusses Drew's court case, and celebrates his victory.
8 8 "Lewis' Sister" Steve Zuckerman Robert Borden November 15, 1995
Drew shows interest in Lewis' sister, Janet, but Lewis has reservations.
9 9 "Drew and Mrs. Lauder" Sam Simon Clay Graham November 29, 1995
Mrs. Louder, the elderly widow of the store's founder offers Drew a job as her personal assistant and Drew reluctantly accepts. Drew enjoys making connections within the corporate world, and is now allowed to date Lisa because he is no longer part of management. Drew and Lisa have a tryst in the restroom during the office Christmas party. Drew is demoted to his old job after Mrs. Louder catches them in the act. Special Guest Star Nan Martin as Mrs. Louder.
10 10 "Science Names Suck" Sam Simon Lona Williams and Les Firestein December 6, 1995
The guys try to cope without Kate, who has a new boyfriend. Then they prepare for Drew's birthday party. This episode introduces Jay Clemens (Robert Torti)
11 11 "The Electron Doesn't Fall Far from the Nucleus" Sam Simon Jeff Lowell and Lona Williams December 13, 1995
The guys play pool, and Drew's father gets the guys into a club that is not as accepting as they'd hoped.
12 12 "Isomers Have Distinct Characteristics" Gary Halvorson Jeff Lowell and Clay Graham December 20, 1995
Winfred-Louder employees decide to go on strike a few weeks before Christmas. Drew sympathizes with their plight, but must hire temporary replacements to keep the store going, including Oswald as a replacement for Kate.
13 13 "Drew and the Unstable Element" Brian K. Roberts Jane Harnick and Aaron Harnick January 3, 1996
Drew feels he is being stalked by Earl, whom he has just fired from the store and the gang tries to scare Drew when they learn about it.
14 14 "Drew and Mr. Bell's Nephew" Dennis Edrman Christy Snell January 10, 1996
Mr. Bell promises Drew a promotion in exchange for training his nephew Blaine, who turns out to be a lazy, nepotistic pest. Kate mistakenly sells an expensive perfume for much less than it's worth and turns to Drew for help. Meanwhile, Blaine becomes such a nuisance that Mimi and Drew form an unholy alliance to force him out of the store.
15 15 "There is No Scientific Name for a Show About God" Sam Simon Robert Borden, Jeff Lowell, Lona Williams January 17, 1996
Drew believes that it was divine intervention that kept him out of a car accident and goes on a spiritual quest and also attempts to become a minister at his church.
16 16 "Drew's New Assistant" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden and Clay Graham January 31, 1996
Mr. Bell appoints Mimi as Drew's assistant so he can hire Suzie as his own assistant. The gang consoles Drew after Mimi bruises his leg in the office. But the situation takes a disturbing turn when a horrified Drew discovers pictures that suggest Mimi is secretly in love with him.
17 17 "The Front" Steve Zuckerman Bruce Rasmussen February 7, 1996
A furious Mrs. Louder forces Mr. Bell to fire Suzie after discovering their affair and a revengeful Mr. Bell threatens to fire any member of management who is caught dating an employee. Drew and Lisa have to jump through hoops to keep seeing each other and avoid being caught, especially by an on-the-prowl Mimi. Special Guest Star Tim Allen as Tim Allen.
18 18 "Playing the Unified Field" Brian K. Roberts Les Firestein February 14, 1996
Drew wants to maintain his relationship with Lisa undercover, but an exasperated Lisa decides they both should start dating other people. Drew starts dating his hairdresser Sue, but her over-exuberance and pilfering habits force him to make a quick exit. Special guest star: Jamie Lee Curtis.
19 19 "The Atomic Cat Fight" Sam Simon Lona Williams February 21, 1996
Winfred-Louder wants Drew to hire someone to head the new Personal Shopper department and Drew hits a big dilemma when both Kate and Lisa want the job and Mimi is in the race, too, backed by Mr. Bell.
20 20 "Drew and Kate and Kate's Mom" Brian K. Roberts Jeff Lowell February 28, 1996
Kate tries to conceal from her mom that she is dating Jay, since she is always disapproving of her boyfriends. But when the truth comes out, she has to make up by inviting Jay over for dinner at her mom's house. Just as Kate suspected, her mom worries Jay is on the rebound and tries to convince Kate that Drew is the right man for her.
21 21 "Drew Gets Motivated" Gary Halvorson Matt Miller and Barrie Nedler May 1, 1996
Inspired by a motivational speaker, Drew launches a commercial video as part of Winfred Louder's new promotional campaign featuring a camel and a bull. The video is successful and earns him a promotion. However, when the animals are brought to the store for a personal appearance, they get loose and invade the boardroom. Special Guest Star Nan Martin as Mrs. Louder.
22 22 "Buzz Beer" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham, Robert Borden, Les Firestein May 8, 1996
Rumours fly around that a Dutch company is about to take over Winfred-Lauder. This episode also sees the creation of "Buzz Beer", a coffee-flavored beer and Mr. Bell is fired.

Season 2 (1996–97)[edit]

This season starts with Winfred-Louder in turmoil and Mr. Bell fired. The first few episodes see both Kate and Drew become single again, with Drew breaking up with Lisa Robbins (Katy Selverstone) and Jay Clemens (Robert Torti) breaking up with Kate before leaving for Minnesota.

The show's theme slowly changed from "Moon Over Parma" which was gradually phased out in favour of "Five O'Clock World" by The Vogues.

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23 1 "We'll Remember Always, Evaluation Day" Brian K. Roberts Les Firestein September 18, 1996
This episode starts with a full musical version of "Five O'Clock World" before the usual theme song "Moon Over Parma". With Drew in charge of evaluations, Kate, Larry, Lisa and others are sucking up to him.
24 2 "Something Wick This Way Comes" Brian K. Roberts Clay Graham September 25, 1996
This episode marks the first appearance of Winfred Lauder's new Store Manager, Nigel Wick (Craig Ferguson).
25 3 "Break It Up, Break It Up" Brian K. Roberts Lona Williams October 2, 1996
Jay Clemens breaks up with Kate and moves to Minnesota, while Drew and Lisa also break up. Speedy's 1st episode.
26 4 "The Bully You Know" Gerry Cohen Christy Snell October 16, 1996
The guys meet up with their former high-school bully, who is going through tough times, so Drew tries to help him out with a job at Winfred-Lauder. Oswald and Lewis introduce Drew's new dog, Speedy, to the other dogs on the street. Guest starring Norm MacDonald as Simon.
27 5 "The Devil, You Say" Sam Simon Bruce Helford October 30, 1996
The guys help Kate out when she starts dating a guy, 'The Devil', who takes his nickname a little bit too seriously.
28 6 "The Day the Music Died" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden November 6, 1996
The guys find out their high school music teacher has died, leading to a reformation of the band.
29 7 "What the Zoning Inspector Saw" Sam Simon Clay Graham November 13, 1996
Guest Starring Caroline Rhea as Bonnie. Drew's zoning inspector girlfriend, Bonnie, threatens to shut his brewery in the garage and Buzz beer down, so the gang try to mobilize popular support to keep their product alive.
30 8 "Drew's the Other Man" Brian K. Roberts Robert Borden November 20, 1996
Guest Starring Caroline Rhea as Bonnie. Drew finds out Bonnie is married. Oswald makes a new friend at work. Lewis is jealous until the stranger's true intentions become clear.
31 9 "Mimi's Day Parade" Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez and Diane Burroughs November 27, 1996
Last time Drew Carey's version of "Moon Over Parma" is played as theme song.
32 10 "It's Your Party and I'll Crash If I Want To" Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez and Diane Burroughs December 4, 1996
"Five O'Clock World" becomes theme song for the remainder of season 2.
33 11 "Lisa Gets Married" Steve Zuckerman Christy Snell, Les Firestein December 18, 1996
The return (and last appearance) of Lisa Robbins (Katy Selverstone) who is getting married.
34 12 "They're Back" Brian K. Roberts Clay Graham and Robert Borden January 8, 1997
Oswald and Lewis take Drew in when he can't stand to live with his parents any longer.
35 13 "Hello/Goodbye" Gary Halvorson Susan Garon January 15, 1997
The guys are forced to move in to Kate's after Lewis and Oswald lose their apartment. Lewis pretends to be rich to date a demanding woman.
36 14 "Drewstock" Steve Zuckerman Christy Snell and Terry Mulroy January 29, 1997
Lewis and Oswald rent the place above the Warsaw. The gang decide to wind up Buzz beer and throw a party offering free beer to liquidate the left-over inventory. Kate finds some new girlfriends who turn out be dopplegangers of the guys.
37 15 "Drew Blows His Promotion" Sam Simon Susan Dickes, Christy Snell, Robert Borden February 5, 1997
Kate plays a prank on Drew by adding "special" sounds to a copy of the video tape Drew had made for his promotion campaign, but it turns out to be the actual tape and Drew plays it to his embarrassment at the Winfred Lauder board meeting. Special Guest Star Nan Martin as Mrs. Lauder.
38 16 "Check Out Drew's Old Flame" Gerry Cohen Susan Dickes February 12, 1997
The gang try to help out Kate with monetary problems and Drew after he's conned by a woman scam artist.
39 17 "See Drew Run" Sam Simon Lona Williams February 19, 1997
The guys reminisce about their childhood, and Drew decides to go on a hunger strike after Oswald and Lewis get run over on a busy intersection.
40 18 "Drew Gets Married" Sam Simon Robert Borden February 26, 1997
Lewis and Oswald are less than helpful when Drew gains two stepchildren after a trip to Vegas.
41 19 "Man's Best Same Sex Companion" Robert Borden Joey Gutierrez and Diane Burroughs March 5, 1997
Drew enlists Oswald to pretend to be his companion in front of the Winfred-Lauder board to save his job. Special Guest Star Nan Martin as Mrs. Louder.
42 20 "Two Drews and the Queen of Poland Walk into a Bar" Gary Halvorson Lona Williams March 19, 1997
The gang support Drew when crazy-man Earl is let out of the mental institution.
43 21 "Cap-Beer-Cino" Sam Simon Christy Snow and Terry Mulroy April 2, 1997
The gang have to deal with a ruthless rival to Buzz Beer, "Cap-beer-Cino", and the competition gets down and dirty.
44 22 "Drew vs. Mimi, Part II" Gerry Cohen David Brownfield April 30, 1997
The gang help Drew find a book to further his career. Special Guest Star Nan Martin as Mrs. Louder.
45 23 "Win a Date with Kate" Steve Zuckerman Joey Gutierrez and Diane Burroughs May 7, 1997
Between thinking up new promotional campaigns for Buzz Beer, Oswald and Lewis are forced to spend more time with Mr. Wick after he and Kate become 'romantically involved'.
46 24 "New York and Queens" Brian K. Roberts Terry Mulroy and Christy Snell May 14, 1997
Musical episode with dance off over The Rocky Horror Picture Show vs The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Season 3 (1997–98)[edit]

The main story arc of this season is Kate and Oswald's relationship, which starts with them getting together in secret early on in the season, before they start going out leading up to the wedding at the end of the season. For much of the season realtor Nicki Fifer (Kate Walsh) is Drew's girlfriend, and as the season progress, the more bad habits she picks up from Drew. Drew's brother, Steve Carey (John Carroll Lynch) is introduced, and revealed to be a cross dresser. Nan Martin has a recurring role as Winfred-Louder owner, Mrs. Fran Louder who is having an affair with Larry Almada, Ian Gomez.

The theme song for the first two episodes is "Five O'Clock World", with "Cleveland Rocks" replacing it from the third episode "Strange Bedfellows".

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47 1 "Drew vs. Billboard" Gerry Cohen Les Firestein September 17, 1997
Drew gets scammed by a con man who uses a topless picture of Drew to advertise "Vita Beer" a weight loss scam.
48 2 "Drew and the Singles Union" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden September 24, 1997
This episode has an extended introductory dream sequence where everyone is an alien. As a gag, the old animated show title appears, with an alien version of Drew singing "Moon Over Parma" but with the lyrics changed to the name of the alien planet. A savage storm threatens Cleveland, and the Winfred Louder store is evacuated with Wick disappearing after staying behind. Kate and Oswald kiss.
49 3 "Strange Bedfellows" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham October 1, 1997
This episode has an extended introductory theme of "Cleveland Rocks", sung by The Presidents of the United States of America, which became the theme for the rest of the show's run. The first appearance of realtor, Nicki Fifer (Kate Walsh) who takes advantage of Drew. Kate and Oswald secretly are seeing each other on a regular basis. Drew and Mimi are shocked to discover that Larry Almada (Ian Gomez) is having an affair with Mrs. Lauder (Nan Martin).
50 4 "Misery Loves Mimi" Sam Simon Lona Williams October 8, 1997
Drew starts dating realtor Nicki (Kate Walsh), after previous repeated attempts had failed. Mr. Wick is recuperating with Mimi and Larry is still staying with Drew. Mimi uses Wicks signature to run the store and fire Drew, who goes to her apartment to free Wick. Just as Nicki agrees to go out with Drew, Kate and Oswald reveal their secret and the house is raided by the police. Special Guest Stars Rachel True and Keith Diamond.
51 5 ""A Very, Very, Very Fine House"" Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez and Diane Burroughs October 15, 1997
Drew's house is being seized and auctioned off as proceeds of crime, despite Drew being found innocent of any involvement in Larry's drug dealing. Drew comes to terms with Kate and Oswald being together. Special Guest Stars Rachel True as Janet Clemens and Keith Diamond as Greg Clemens.
52 6 "Drew vs. the Pig" Steve Zuckerman Bob Nickman October 29, 1997
Drew discovers Nicki (Kate Walsh) was once fat and wants to avoid temptation, and supports Drew when he decides to lose weight. Mimi, however, is convinced that Nicki never was fat and is trying to trick Drew into losing weight and bets him that he can't stick to the diet. The gang run a Buzz Beer promotion at the local Expo, where Lewis becomes Beer Boy.
53 7 "Batmobile" Sam Simon Bruce Helford November 5, 1997
Drew wins a contest and has a choice of either $200,000 or the Batmobile, and to the other's disgust Drew chooses the Batmobile. Special Guest Stars Rachel True as Janet Clemens, Keith Diamond as Greg Clemens and Kate Walsh as Nicki.
54 8 "The Dog and Pony Show" Steve Zuckerman Deborah Oppenheimer and Robert Borden November 12, 1997
Nigel Wick agrees to mind Mrs. Louder's dog. The plan goes awry and Drew has Lucky fixed and shorn, which to Wick's horror means they will be fired. To raise the money to buy a replacement the gang do the Full Monty at the Warsaw. Larry gets out of jail and agrees to help them, but the tavern is raided. Special Guest Star Kate Walsh as Nicki.
55 9 "Drew's Brother" Gerry Cohen Christy Snell and Scott Gordon November 19, 1997
Drew's brother Steve has lost his job and moves in with Drew. Kate then convinces him to hire Steve for a job at Winfred-Louder, but Drew is shocked to learn that his brother is a cross dresser. Drew then has to save Steve's job. The first appearance of John Carroll Lynch as Steve Carey.
56 10 "That Thing You Don't" Gerry Cohen Bruce Rasmussen November 26, 1997
Drew, Lewis and Oswald decide to reform the Horn Dogs, their old high school band to compete in a battle of the bands competition at the Warsaw Tavern. Unfortunately, Kate also wants to be in the band although she can't sing, and there is a rival band from the high school days, The Underpriveleged (Special Appearance by The Reverend Horton Heat) led by Herb. Special Guest Star Seth Green.
57 11 "Volunteer" Sam Simon Terry Mulroy December 3, 1997
Drew agrees to volunteer at a local nursing home which has a bad reputation, and Wick then decides to run with the idea and make a mandatory program of employees volunteering for the nursing home. Mrs. Louder wants Drew to hire a replacement for Larry, but Drew has bigger problems with the nursing home residents framing him, but a deal is struck to save Drew and get Larry back to work.
58 12 "Vacation" Gerry Cohen Les Firestein December 17, 1997
Drew and Kate are equal winners of the Winfred-Louder Christmas competition, which has a prize for a free trip to the Bahamas. Drew is worried that he can't share a room with Kate without something happening. Lewis lets slip to Oswald that Drew has feelings for Kate, so he jumps on a plane to follow the others. Kate meanwhile reveals to Drew that she is not sure whether Oswald is the one.
59 13 "Howdy Neighbor" Richard Schwadel Joey Gutierrez and Diane Burroughs January 7, 1998
The gang are drinking and the Buzz Beer tank explodes showering their neighbours house in beer, with Drew's neighbour Greg becoming his new boss at Buzz Beer after he pays for a new tank. Lewis starts dating Pinky, a co-worker at DrugCo who is a test subject for experimental drugs. Guest Stars Rachel True and Keith Diamond as Janet and Greg Clemens.
60 14 "He Harassed Me, He Harassed Me Not" Sam Simon Lona Williams January 14, 1998
Wick thinks that the Board are going to fire him and so he plots with Mimi to scam the board out of money by devising a sexual harassment lawsuit. The scam goes wrong when Mimi is offended by Wick liking his acting PA more than Mimi.
61 15 "Mr. Louder's Birthday Party" Sam Simon Christy Snell and Robert Borden January 28, 1998
Drew has to give a speech at the annual event thrown by Mrs. Louder (Nan Martin) in honor of her late husband, but ends up offending Nicki (Kate Walsh). Mimi hires a sexual harassment lawyer in her lawsuit. Guest starring Steve Buscemi as Mr. Marchetti.
62 16 "The Salon" Gerry Cohen Bob Nickman and Terry Mulroy February 4, 1998
There is a fashion buyers job vacant at Winfred Louder and Kate and Mimi both want it. To help Kate, Drew hosts a "Salon" party to allow Kate to show off her skills to Mrs. Louder (and Lewis to show off to his boss). However, it ends badly as Kate ends up fighting with Mrs. Louder and Drew's neighbors Greg (Keith Diamond) and Janet (Rachel True) end up storming out. Special Appearance by Rush Limbaugh and Special Guest Star Charles Nelson Reilly as Lewis's boss.
63 17 "The Engagement" Brian K. Roberts Bruce Rasmussen February 11, 1998
Oswald proposes to Kate and Drew proposes to Nicki, with Oswald angry with Drew and they end up taking secret compatibility tests with Kate and Nicki. Drew tries to get Mr. Wick to pass a lie detector test, but it ends up a disaster with Mimi easily beating the machine and Wick failing dismally. Special Guest Starring Kate Walsh as Nicki and Ashley Gardner as Pinky, Lewis's girlfriend.
64 18 "Nicki's Parents" Sam Simon Matilda Hokinson February 25, 1998
Kate and Oswald have pre-marriage counselling, with Kate angry that Oswald spends so much time with Lewis. With Nicki away, Drew has dinner alone with Nicki's parents Chuck and Charlene Fifer, but the night does not go well, with the couple having a huge fight. Drew and the others show Mr. Fifer what the single life is like.
65 19 "Two Weddings and a Funeral for a Refrigerator" Brian K. Roberts Christy Snell and Terry Mulroy March 4, 1998
Drew's fridge breaks down and the gang is very upset. Drew decides that he has to compete in the Winfred Louder Employee Games, where a fridge is the main prize. However, Mimi and Larry pair up and are determined to win, and Lewis's girlfriend Pinky (Ashley Gardner) goes crazy making it hard for Drew to win. Special Guest Star Kate Walsh as Nicki.
66 20 "The Bachelor Party" Brian K. Roberts Clay Graham March 11, 1998
The gang are throwing a Bachelor Party for both Drew and Oswald before their respective weddings. Before the bachelor party, however, Nicki (Special Guest Star Kate Walsh) dumps Drew. This episode is the 2nd appearance of Steve Carey (John Carroll Lynch) who comes out to parents, George and Bealah as a cross dresser.
67 21 "The Sex Drug" Gerry Cohen Les Firestein March 18, 1998
Mimi's sexual harassment lawsuit goes to court, but Drew proves to be an unreliable witness when he turns up to court under the influence of a sex drug (from Lewis's work DrugCo) that he had taken inadvertently. Nigel Wick apologizes to Mimi and tries to convince her to return to work and abandon the scam.
68 22 "What's Wrong with this Episode?" Gerry Cohen Michael C. McCarthy April 1, 1998
One of Wick's firings goes wrong and he is shot in the crotch with a crossbow. This means Drew has to run the store in the meantime and he promises no firings which has unintended results. This episode is part of a competition for viewers to spot onscreen errors and win prizes.
69 23 "The Rebound" Gerry Cohen Christy Snell and Bob Nickman April 8, 1998
This episode has the first appearance of handy woman Sharon Bridges (Jenica Bergere) who became a regular guest star for the later part of Season 4. Drew meets a good looking handy-woman when she fixes several appliances broken during a party to celebrate Drew paying off the engagement ring he bought for former fiancé, Nicki. Special Guest Star is Ashley Gardner in her last appearance as Pinky, Lewis's girlfriend.
70 24 "The Dating Consultant" Gerry Cohen Karen S. Brown, Keith Young, Bruce Rasmussen, Clay Graham April 22, 1998
Oswald is moving out from the unit above the Warsaw Tavern to be with Kate, so Lewis needs to get a new housemate. Drew meets a dating consultant who he pays to give him some tips.
71 25 "Drew's Cousin" Gerry Cohen Terry Mulroy, Katherine Green, Matt Ember April 29, 1998
The Special Guest Star is Nikki Cox as Drew's cousin, Kristen, who is staying with him and starts dating Mr. Wick. This episode is the 3rd appearance of Steve Carey.
72 26 "From the Earth to the Moon" Gerry Cohen Christy Snell and Terry Mulroy May 6, 1998
Drew is given the opportunity to get a promotion offered by Mrs. Fran Louder, but everybody is determined to get in the way.
73 27 "The Wedding Dress" Brian K. Roberts Apryl Huntzinger, Jody Paul, Maria Espada May 13, 1998
The gang tries to get Kate her favorite wedding dress at a big sale but fail. Drew then spends the money to buy her the wedding dress, attracting questions from Oswald. Special Guest Starring Rachel True in her last appearance as Drew's neighbor Janet and Keith Diamond as Greg.
74 28 "My Best Friend's Wedding" Sam Simon, Jeff Siegey, Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez and Diane Burroughs May 20, 1998
Oswald and Kate are scheduled to marry in Drew's backyard, but she is having second thoughts. This episode has a special intro featuring Daffy Duck.

Season 4 (1998–99)[edit]

The season starts with Kate and Oswald back to being friends. After Drew uncovers a conspiracy in the opening episode, there is a 4 episode story arc where Drew starts up the Horn Dogs again and gains Darcy, a groupie girlfriend, and loses interest in Winfred-Louder. At the same time as his band gets an offer to be a permanent house band, Mr. Wick has to stand down for a while as Store Manager and goes into rehab for treatment with cocaine. Drew dates several different women early on (Darcy, Celia), but for the later part of the season he is seeing Sharon Bridges (Jenica Bergere). Mimi starts dating Drew's brother Steve, much to Drew's disgust. Nan Martin has a recurring role as Mrs. Louder.

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75 1 "Drew and the Conspiracy" Gerry Cohen Bob Underwood and Jennifer Crittenden September 23, 1998
Drew finds out from Chuck that many of his mishaps have been arranged by a conspiracy of three co-workers who hate him.
76 2 "In Ramada Da Vida" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham September 30, 1998
Episode has crazy intro showing repetitive actions at Winfred Lauder. Kate quits her job at Winfred Lauder. Drew starts up the Horn Dogs and become a house band. Guest Star is Pauley Perrette as Darcy a rock groupie who dates Drew.
77 3 "Golden Boy" Gerry Cohen Bruce Rasmussen October 7, 1998
Drew and the Horn Dogs (although with Ed Joe Walsh and the James Gang) are still playing, and Darcy convinces Drew to dye his hair. Drew, Chuck and Larry find cocaine at work, and Mr. Wick who goes into rehab. Guest Starring Pauley Perrette.
78 4 "Drew Between the Rock and a Hard Place" Sam Simon Richard Day October 14, 1998
Wick is still in rehab and Drew turns down Wick's job to be with the band. Larry is the new boss and makes budget cuts forcing the others to beg Drew to help. Drew quits the band and is replaced by Weird Al Yankovic Guest Starring Pauley Perrette.
79 5 "Sexual Perversity in Cleveland" Gerry Cohen Mike Larsen October 21, 1998
Drew gets dumped by Darcy when he shows her his real job. Drew and Mimi mistakenly fall for each either over the internet, while Oswald gets Drug Co. implants to get $10,000 for his mother. Brief last appearance by Pauley Perrette.
80 6 "Cain and Mabel" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe October 28, 1998
Drew and the others are annoyed when Steve Carey and his drag queen friends take over the Warsaw. Oswald is worried about his mother losing her business and finding out about the implants. Special Guest Star is (Adrienne Barbeau) as Kim Harvey, Oswald's mother.
81 7 "Nicki's Wedding" Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez and Diane Burroughs November 4, 1998
Drew gets invited to Nicki's wedding on a ship and makes a fool of himself. Special Guest Star (Kate Walsh).
82 8 "Drew's New Car" Sam Simon Terry Mulroy November 11, 1998
Oswald makes another $10,000 again from the implants and pays the others back his old debts, which they use to buy Drew a new car.
83 9 "The High Road to China" Gerry Cohen Catherine Green November 18, 1998
This was episode filmed in China. Drew plays an elaborate prank on Mimi who has him kidnapped and dumped on the Great Wall of China.
84 10 "Drew's Dance Party" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham November 18, 1998
This episode is a compilation episode of the various songs the gang has sung over the past few seasons.
85 11 "Kate's Family" Sam Simon Richard Day November 25, 1998
Kate has an instant family and Mimi is worried that Drew is out to get revenge for being sent to China. Guest Starring Neil Flynn and also Jenica Bergere (as handy-woman Sharon Bridges)
86 12 "Drew Dates a Senior" Gerry Cohen Jennifer Crittenden December 9, 1998
Drew goes to uni to do his Masters Degree but ends up dating a much older woman. Special Guest Star is Shirley Jones as Celia
87 13 "Drew's Holiday Punch" Gerry Cohen Mike Larsen December 16, 1998
Drew and Celia are surprised by a surprise visit by Drew's parents. Special Guest Starring Shirley Jones.
88 14 "A House Divided"" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe, Katherine Green January 6, 1999
Winfred Lauder are going to be the anchor tenant of a new shopping mall... to be located over Drew's house. Special Guest Star Keith Diamond is his final appearance as Drew's neighbor Greg Clemens.
89 15 "A House Reunited" Steve Zuckerman Daniel O'Keefe and Jennifer Crittenden January 13, 1999
Winfred Lauder try every dirty trick in the book to get Drew to move from his house, as he is the only holdout in the neighbourhood. Guest Starring Shirley Jones as Celia.
90 16 "Rats, Kate's Dating a Wrestler"" Steve Zuckerman Christy Snell, Terry Mulroy January 27, 1999
Drew and the others hire 'The Disciplinarian' (Triple H) a Pro Wrestler as Spokesman for Buzz Beer. But the gang is split on approval when Kate starts going out with him.
91 17 "Three Guys, a Girl and a B-Story" Gerry Cohen Jody Paul February 10, 1999
Drew, Lewis and Oswald all (unwittingly) ask out the same woman. Special Guest Star is Diane Farr as Tracy.
92 18 "Boy Party/Girl Party" Sam Simon Terry Mulroy and Jennifer Crittenden February 17, 1999
Mimi hosts a party for the girls (Kate begs Mrs. Lauder for a job), and Drew has a party for the Winfred Louder models. Guest starring Diane Farr and Jenica Bergere
93 19 "Tracy Bowl" Sam Simon Robert Borden February 24, 1999
Drew, Lewis and Oswald compete for Tracy's love in Tracy Bowl 1. Last appearance for Diane Farr as Tracy.
94 20 "DrugCo" Gerry Cohen Terry Mulroy and Jennifer Crittenden March 3, 1999
Speedy is diagnosed with cataracts and Lewis suggests he be taken to DrugCo for treatment, but afterwards the gang is forced to break into the place to retrieve the dog.
95 21 "Steve and Mimi" Gerry Cohen Bruce Rasmussen March 24, 1999
Winfred Louder is forced to sack staff, including Drew's brother Steve who then has to move in with Drew. To Drew's horror, Steve and Mimi start dating.
96 22 "What's Wrong with this Episode? II" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham March 31, 1999
This episode is part of a competition to spot errors. Drew is suspicious that his mother Beulah (Marion Ross) has been cheating on his father George (Stanley Anderson).
97 23 "She's Gotta Have It" Tommy Thompson Apryl Huntzinger April 7, 1999
Good looking handy woman Sharon Bridges breaks up with her boyfriend, and Drew finally achieves his dream, although things take a strange turn. Special Guest Star is Jenica Bergere.
98 24 "Good Vibrations" Brian K. Roberts Terry Mulroy, Daniel O'Keefe, Mike Larsen May 5, 1999
The gang play practical jokes on each other and Sharon wants to become one of the gang. Drew has to go with Mr. Wick to Chicago to give a presentation at a convention, and ends up being the victim of a humiliating practical joke and returns to Cleveland determined to get revenge on Mimi.
99 25 "Do the Hustle" Sam Simon Maria Espada May 12, 1999
It is decided that Drew and Sharon will go on a double date with Steve and Mimi, but Drew and Mimi start fighting much to Steve and Sharon's disgust. Drew and Mimi then try to pretend to be friends, and end up forming a ten pin bowling team to hustle other bowlers.
100 26 "Up on the Roof" Gerry Cohen Katherine Green May 19, 1999
Drew convinces Sharon to take on a larger job, and repair the roof of Oswald's mother Kim Harvey. Special Guest Stars Adrienne Barbeau and Jenica Bergere
101 27 "Brotherhood of Man" Gerry Cohen Brian Scully May 26, 1999
Winfred-Louder's Dutch owners tell the staff that they have a month long paid vacation while they renovate the store. Drew, however, has to stay behind and make sure all the wages are paid, but finds out there is a secret plot to blow up the store.

Season 5 (1999–2000)[edit]

This season sees Steve Carey and Mimi get engaged and Drew and Kate fall in love.

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102 1 "Y2K, You're Okay" Gerry Cohen Joey Gutierrez and Diane Burroughs September 22, 1999
Drew and the others are convinced that the end of civilization is nigh, while Mimi has got a new Mini Mimi. Sharon is worried that Drew is in love with Kate. Special Guest Star Jenica Bergere.
103 2 "Drew Goes to the Browns Game" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden September 29, 1999
The Cleveland Browns have returned to the city and Drew and the others all want to go to the game. Last appearance by Jenica Bergere as Sharon.
104 3 "Drew and the Gang Law" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe October 6, 1999
Drew learns that Steve and Mimi are engaged and need to hold the ceremony at his house. Drew and the others are arrested and the judge deems them to be a gang and orders them not see one another anymore. Special Guest Star Nan Martin as Mrs. Louder.
105 4 "Drew's Reunion" Gerry Cohen Brian Scully October 13, 1999
It is their school reunion and the gang are determined to make their mark. Kate learns that Drew always loved her, while Lewis tricks Bo Derek into attending.
106 5 "Drew's Physical" Tommy Thompson Linda Teverbaugh and Mike Teverbaugh October 20, 1999
Kate reveals to Lewis that she loves Drew but is forced to keep her feelings on hold after Winford Louder's therapist advises Drew to keep off relationships for a while due to his low 'self-esteem'.
107 6 "Drew Tries to Kill Mimi" Sam Simon Terry Mulroy October 27, 1999
Drew vows to kill Mimi when she plays a practical joke on him that nearly gets him fired. Drew accidentally hits Mimi while driving through the car park and Mimi decides to press charges.
108 7 "Red, White and Drew" Gerry Cohen Mitch Hunter and Jana Hunter November 3, 1999
Drew is angry that a pot hole in his street is left un-repaired and works to get a ballot initiative approved in the local elections.
109 8 "Drew Live" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham November 10, 1999
This is a live theater-sports type show and features several cast members from Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Colin Mochrie as Eugene, Brad Sherwood as himself/host and Wayne Brady. Drew finds out that Kate loves him. The show was live for the Eastern/Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones, for a total of three different live shows with the same script.[1]
110 9 "Drew Cam" Sam Simon Holly Hester November 17, 1999
Drew goes live on Winford Louder's website to promote their products. Kate cohosts with him for a while but is quickly replaced by Isabel, a cute Latina. Later Kate tells a stunned but ecstatically happy Drew that she loves him during the webcast.
111 10 "Drew's Stomachache" Gerry Cohen Apryl Huntzinger November 24, 1999
Drew has a persisting stomachache caused by any mention of his upcoming date.
112 11 "Steve and Mimi Get Married" Sam Simon Jody Paul December 1, 1999
Drew's mom Beulah and Uncle Alfred make it to town for Steve's wedding with Mimi. Steve accuses Drew of sabotaging the wedding after Drew makes a mistake on the order form for the wedding napkins, but forgets the dispute after they learn that Alfred has died. After a brief fiasco over Alfred's coffin, Steve and Mimi finally get married over the internet.
113 12 "Drew and Kate's First Date" Gerry Cohen Jonathan Stark and Tracy Newman December 15, 1999
Special Guest Star Nan Martin in her last appearance as Mrs. Lauder. Lewis and Oswald offer advice for Drew after his first date with Kate doesn't go quite as planned, then rush (slowly) to Drew's aid when their second date goes even worse.
114 13 "Drew and the Racial Tension Play" Sam Simon Daniel O'Keefe January 5, 2000
Drew selects long-serving board member Arthur Crawford to speak at Winford Louder's centennial function. After Crawford outrages employees by making his own stereotypic speech, Drew promises to get Crawford to apologize or resign. Later he learns that Windord Louder's Dutch owners have sold the store to Mr. Soulard, an African-American.
115 14 "Kate Works for Drew" Gerry Cohen Jody Paul and Apryl Huntzinger January 12, 2000
Mr. Soulard advises Drew to hire an assistant for himself and Kate coerces him into hiring her. But later he is forced to fire her after she quickly goes on a power trip and has the entire store at her mercy.
116 15 "Mimi Moves In" John Fuller Mitch Hunter and Jana Hunter February 2, 2000
Mr. Soulard fires Mimi after she refuses to change her personal appearance. Steve and Mimi plan to leave on their trailer and never return but after Drew loses their truck, they are stranded on Drew's yard. Drew can't bear Mimi around the house and he later realizes he can get Mimi's job back because she has a medical condition. He decides that he would rather have Mimi at his workplace than at his home.
117 16 "Do Drew and Kate Have Sex?" Sam Simon Chris Bishop February 9, 2000
While Drew is shopping for a bed, Kate says she wants to have sex with him. The two decide to plan a "date" that weekend, but they end up ruining it for each other. They eventually have another "date," but when Drew walks back into the bedroom after putting on a condom, he trips over his dog Speedy and falls face first on the floor, spraining his penis in the process.
118 17 "I Dishonestly Love You" Gerry Cohen Brian Scully February 16, 2000
While Drew has a sprained penis, Lewis and Oswald 'erection-proof' his house. Then they earn their title of 'The Love Buzzards', firstly by coming on to Drew's ex-girlfriend, Wendy, then by plotting a catfight between Wendy and Kate.
119 18 "Drew Goes to Hell" Gerry Cohen Holly Hester February 23, 2000
The guys discuss the new Buzz Beer promotion, and bet on how long Kate will take to quit her new job.
120 19 "What's Wrong with this Episode? III" John Fuller Linda Teverbaugh and Mike Teverbaugh March 1, 2000
Drew offers Lewis and Oswald jobs at his store to get them to agree to sell off Buzz beer. After the new buyer, Mr. Cooper arrives to pick up the stuff, the gang get poignant over their memories of Buzz beer and strike a deal with Mr. Cooper to retract the sale.
121 20 "The Gang Stops Drinking" Gerry Cohen Terry Mulroy March 22, 2000
Kate gets a new job in a catering firm. The gang discovers Mimi has fed them a substance that makes them allergic to alcohol. Newly sober Lewis and Oswald start dating a couple of recovering alcoholics and are forced to make a hard choice when the effects of the anti-alcoholic substance wear off.
122 21 "Oswald's Son" Bob Koherr Mitch Hunter and Jana Hunter March 29, 2000
Oswald is visited by a young man Robert Gates who claims to be his son from a high-school fling. But when it appears Lewis could possibly be his father, too, the duo get competitive over their fatherhood.
123 22 "The Return of Mr. Wick" Gerry Cohen Aaron Spiro April 12, 2000
Mimi has Drew hog tied by a cowboy in an attempt to delay him to an office event and get him fired.
124 23 "Kate vs. Speedy" Ryan Stiles Christy Jacobs White April 26, 2000
Kate and Drew hit problems when she decides to sleep over at his house and his dog Speedy comes in the way.
125 24 "Beer Ball" Sam Simon Jody Paul May 3, 2000
Lewis and Oswald help Drew out by joining his softball team that is competing against Mr. Wick, Mimi and Steve.
126 25 "Drew and Kate Boink" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden May 10, 2000
Drew tells Oswald and Lewis the good news that his penis has healed. After meeting her ex-boyfriends at the Warsaw, Kate tells Drew that she fears he may meet the same fate. Drew assures her with a big ballad and later Steve and Mimi announce that Mimi is pregnant.
127 26 "A Very Special Drew" Gerry Cohen Jerry Belson and Apryl Huntzinger May 17, 2000
This episode breaks the "fourth wall" and is full of "Emmy-winning" storylines.

Season 6 (2000–01)[edit]

For the first part of the season, Drew is engaged to Kate, but after they break up he has a sham marriage with Wick, while Steve and Mimi have a baby together.

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128 1 "Drew Pops Something on Kate" Gerry Cohen Paul Lieberstein October 4, 2000
Drew buys a ring to propose to Kate, but then gets fired from Winfred-Louder. After waking up from a hangover, Lewis's "blood"-splattered T-shirt leads him and Oswald to suspect he might've killed Drew or Kate while inebriated.
129 2 "Be Drew to Your School" Gerry Cohen Robert Borden October 18, 2000
Drew and Kate declare they're engaged. Drew gets depressed over his life's failures and when the gang tries to cheer him up, they realize it could all be their own fault.
130 3 "Drew's Inheritance" Gerry Cohen Mitch Hunter and Jana Hunter October 25, 2000
Drew works at a school cafeteria but quits after being caught with a beer. Drew and Kate plan a scam marriage to claim Drew's inheritance from his uncle but Lewis and Oswald blow it.
131 4 "Mimi's a Partner" Bob Koherr Terry Mulroy November 1, 2000
A sizable chunk of Buzz beer money goes missing and the gang attempt to solve the mystery.
132 5 "Drew Live II" Gerry Cohen Brian Scully November 8, 2000
Features Whose Line Is It Anyway? cast members and Jay Leno. Drew offers to place Oswald and Lewis through his employment agency at the 'Shenanigans' bar, but there is only one position open.
133 6 "The Pregnancy Scare" Sam Simon Apryl Huntzinger November 15, 2000
The gang celebrate Drew's refusal to marry Mr. Wick in return for his job, then they misinterpret Kate's hints about her possible pregnancy.
134 7 "Drew and the Trail Scouts" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe November 22, 2000
Drew agrees to a phony green card marriage with Mr. Wick in exchange for his old job.
135 8 "Drew and Kate Become Friends" Gerry Cohen Mike Teverbaugh and Linda Teverbaugh November 29, 2000
Mr. Wick moves in with Drew temporarily to keep up appearances for INS. In his attempt to get over the breakup with Kate, Drew goes on a date with Jenny who turns out to be Mimi's cousin. On hearing the news, Kate races to Drew's house to stop them from sleeping together and almost ends up sleeping with Mr. Wick herself. After a brief charade, Drew and Kate decide to be friends again.
136 9 "Drew Can't Carey a Tune" Gerry Cohen Mike Teverbaugh and Linda Teverbaugh December 6, 2000
Drew endeavors to get to into his new boss, Mr. Nichols' good books by attending his church. However, when he volunteers to sing at a church benefit event, things do not go smooth.
137 10 "Buzzie Wuzzie Liked His Beer" Gerry Cohen Jody Paul December 13, 2000
Drew sets up a booth for Buzz Beer at a local beer convention to which Lewis and Oswald get their star attraction - Buzzie, a beer-drinking, truck-driving ex-circus bear from DrugCo. All goes well until a camera flash spooks the bear.
138 11 "Fetal Attraction" Tommy Thompson Apryl Huntzinger December 20, 2000
A pregnant co-worker attempts to make Drew the father of her soon to be born child. Oswald and Lewis kidnap the Santa whom they work for as elves, when he treats them badly.
139 12 "The Warsaw Closes" Sam Simon Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter January 10, 2001
Lewis and Oswald strike a perilous money-making plan, dealing with venomous snakes. After the guys take a 'leak' on Mimi's yard, she gets 'The Warsaw' closed by complaining to the cops.
140 13 "Oswald's Dad Returns" Sam Simon Brian Scully January 17, 2001
Oswald's longtime criminal father attempts to form a relationship after being released from prison. Later, Drew and Lewis tell him that his father is still scamming around people.
141 14 "All Work and No Play" Gerry Cohen Spiro Skentzos January 24, 2001
After spending too much time with Mr. Wick, Oswald, Lewis and Kate pick up British words and phrases whilst Drew feels left out. Later at the bar, they hear that Drew has been in an accident.
142 15 "Drew's in a Coma" Gerry Cohen Les Firestein February 7, 2001
Drew entertains himself inside his head while his friends try to revive him from a coma.
143 16 "Drew and the Baby" Bob Koherr Daniel O'Keefe February 14, 2001
After Oswald accidentally restarts his heart, Drew is healthy enough to be taken home. Later, he wakes up out of his coma and Lewis tries to trick him into thinking he is his slave.
144 17 "Hush Little Baby" Sam Simon Chris Bishop February 21, 2001
Lewis has a bad cold and feels he is about to die and begins to break the rules. Things get weirder when he enters the bar naked and prances around.
145 18 "Drew's Life After Death" Shelley Jensen Judy Paul February 28, 2001
After watching Lewis and Oswald work at a crisis center, Drew is depressed after it seems his life is worse than most of the people seeking help. The guys use Drew's insurance money to splash out on electric wheelchairs, a motorcycle and large men to carry them around.
146 19 "Drew and the Motorcycle" Gerry Cohen Paul Lieberstein March 14, 2001
Lewis and Oswald are busy spending the insurance money from Drew's "death", but get nervous when Drew starts dating the insurance company's cute agent. The scam is finally exposed and Drew is forced to sell off his motorcycle to pay back the money.
147 20 "Kate and Her New Boyfriend" Bob Koherr Les Firestein March 21, 2001
Steve orders Drew and Mimi to call a truce as their hostility could be a bad influence on the baby. Kate's new boyfriend Eric stirs Drew's jealousy.
148 21 "What's Wrong with This Episode? IV" Sam Simon Terry Mulroy March 28, 2001
Drew and Oswald make a video of Lewis to convince him that he is mean and evil. The video makes Lewis turn over a new leaf and become ultra-religious, much to the annoyance of everyone else.
149 22 "The Easter Show" Gerry Cohen Linda Teverbaugh and Mike Teverbaugh April 11, 2001
Drew employs Oswald to deliver chocolate baskets on Easter morning. All goes well until he gets greedy and spoils all the chocolate. Meanwhile, Lewis meets the girl of his dreams but accidentally erases her number.
150 23 "Christening" Gerry Cohen Terry Mulroy May 2, 2001
Drew has to babysit Steve and Mimi's child before his christening ceremony. But Lewis and Oswald make off with the baby, so they can take 'family' portraits at Winfred-Lauder's new studio.
151 24 "Drew and the Activist, Part I" Sam Simon Daniel O'Keefe and Paul Lieberstein May 8, 2001
Drew starts dating a social activist, Rachel, who is trying to blow the whistle on one of DrugCo's secretive projects and Lewis suspects Drew is passing on information to her.
152 25 "Drew and the Activist, Part II" Gerry Cohen Christy Jacobs White May 16, 2001
The guys and Mimi decide to throw a barbecue party to bar-owners to promote Buzz-beer. Mimi, Oswald and Lewis buy a sack of meat for the barbecue, but disagreement brews when Drew insists on serving just veggie-burgers, on Rachel's prodding.
153 26 "Bananas, Part I" Gerry Cohen Adam Faberman and Kristen Marvin May 23, 2001
Drew is made manager of the new Winfred-Louder women's store, but the pressure starts to get to him. Lewis and Oswald get jobs at Fred's Fireworks, resulting in firecrackers getting lit in Drew's house and Lewis' eyebrows getting blown off.
154 27 "Bananas, Part II" Gerry Cohen Holly Hester and Apryl Huntzinger May 23, 2001
When Drew goes missing, the gang try to piece together what happened from clues in Drew's back yard. Oswald and Lewis find out he's in a mental institution and check themselves in and hatch an escape plan for Drew.

Season 7 (2001–02)[edit]

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155 1 "Drew Carey's Back-to-School Rock 'n' Roll Comedy Hour, Part I" Gerry Cohen September 26, 2001
This episode was recorded in the style of a sketch show. Teenage Drew visits a doctor and learns about his 'changing body'. Lewis and Oswald show SheDaisy their talents as backup singers. Kate and Jenny make out during a sleepover and are upset at the guys gawking at them. Guest starring: Jenny McCarthy. Written by: 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
156 2 "Drew Carey's Back-to-School Rock 'n' Roll Comedy Hour, Part II" Gerry Cohen September 26, 2001
This episode was recorded in the style of a sketch show. Drew hosts a film about the dangers of cooties. Mimi bothers Uncle Kracker for help with a crossword puzzle. Oswald the cop goes undercover in a high school in a terrible disguise. Written by: 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
157 3 "Drew Gets Out of the Nuthouse" Gerry Cohen Bruce Rasmussen October 3, 2001
The return of Drew's old girlfriend, Nikki Fifer (Kate Walsh). Drew returns home from the mental institution, but goes missing after bumping into Nikki at the bar. While Drew is gone, Kate confesses her love for Drew to the rest of the gang. Drew eventually shows up, married to Nikki.
158 4 "Married to a Mob" Gerry Cohen Clay Graham October 10, 2001
Lewis and Oswald decide to buy a house after being convinced that they can't find a date because they live on top of a bar. Meanwhile Drew tells them he is married to both Kate and Nikki and asks them to keep the fact concealed to both women till he can tell them the truth himself.
159 5 "When Wives Collide" Bob Koherr David A. Caplan October 17, 2001
Drew tells Lewis and Oswald that Kate is beginning to suspect that he may really be married to Nikki. Both women ultimately leave him when they realize Drew's bigamy. Lewis and Oswald attempt to build a house in the middle of a park.
160 6 "Bus-ted" Sam Simon Les Firestein October 24, 2001
Nikki Fifer contacts the newspaper over Drew's bigamy leading to him being dubbed "The impotent, bisexual bigamist". Drew tries to make up with Kate by placing an ad on a bus, but the plan backfires.
161 7 "It's Halloween, Dummy" Bob Koherr Linda Teverbaugh and Mike Teverbaugh October 31, 2001
Drew fills some of his free time in a ventriloquism class. He organizes Winfred-Louder's charity Halloween party, wherein Kate shows up as herself, in a wedding dress with a fake knife on her back. Lewis winds up looking like Frankenstein's monster after a visit to a deranged dentist who works on a boat. After the store's new owner, Mr. Newsome tells Drew that he intends to promote him but then drops dead, Drew brings his body to the board meeting the next day and does his ventriloquism act.
162 8 "How Beulah Gets Her Groove Back" Sam Simon Daniel O'Keefe November 7, 2001
Drew's parents drop by for a two-week visit, but are soon on the verge of a split after Beulah confides to Mimi that George has never been good at bed. Oswald and Lewis build a battle-robot to win a competition at The Warsaw and raise money for their new house.
163 9 "Drew Live III" Gerry Cohen Keith Blanchard November 14, 2001
Drew, Oswald, Lewis, Steve and Mimi take a train trip. Steve and Mimi are planning to have sex on the train. Later, Drew eventually turns up in a dog pound after being unconscious and is terrified to learn that he and Mimi may have mistakenly had sex.
164 10 "Eat Drink Drew Women" Gerry Cohen Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter November 21, 2001
Lewis and Oswald unsuccessfully try to extend the lease on their apartment when it appears their new house won't be built in time for winter, but then a miracle comes in the form of the circus.
165 11 "Mr. Laffoon's Wild Ride" Gerry Cohen Julie Ann Larson November 28, 2001
Oswald and Lewis mock the way Drew gets ordered around by his girlfriend Christine. The gang find out that Drew has been drag-racing with Mimi. Steve shows up with Gus to convince Mimi to stop racing. Christine learns why Drew has been racing, and agrees to be less demanding.
166 12 "Hotel Drew" Bob Koherr Terry Mulroy December 12, 2001
When Oswald and Lewis meet Drew's gay house guests, Les and Mitch, they ask them to decorate their newly built house. Kate is unimpressed by their taste, but Oswald and Lewis fall in love with it.
167 13 "Drew and the King" Sam Simon Daniel O'Keefe December 19, 2001
Drew takes up a job as security guard. Upset that Kate has been ignoring him, he gets himself transferred to her workplace, the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, to her annoyance. Later, after Drew finds a previously unheard record of Elvis, he gives Kate the credit for the discovery.
168 14 "The Curse of the Mummy" Tommy Thompson David A. Caplan January 16, 2002
Oswald and Lewis make a video about themselves to impress women, but it doesn't have any effect whatsoever. The gang gets the wrong end of the stick when Drew tells of his encounter with Mr. Wick's mother, and Oswald reveals some disturbing feelings.
169 15 "The Enabler" Gerry Cohen Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter January 23, 2002
Drew and Wick must convince a group of new buyers headed by Lord Mercer to take over a sinking Winfred-Louder. The buyers are more impressed with Wick than Drew, but Drew needs to keep an alcoholic Wick glued to his addiction to seal the deal.
170 16 "Pretty Baby" Gerry Cohen Julie Ann Larson February 6, 2002
Lewis and Oswald enter a baby into Winfred-Louder's beautiful baby pageant to raise money to replace the heating ducts they broke. To get an edge over the other contestants, they try to teach the baby a talent which impresses the judges until they push it too far.
171 17 "A Shot in the Dark" Sam Simon Christy Jacobs White February 13, 2002
Jenny McCarthy as Drew's girlfriend Marlo. Lewis starts secretly sleeping in Drew's basement so Oswald can have more private time with his girlfriend Colleen. Drew mistaking him to be his Policewoman ex-girlfriend, shoots him in the leg.
172 18 "It's a Dog Eat Drew World" Gerry Cohen Ed Lee February 27, 2002
Drew is upset when Lewis, Oswald and Kate begin neglecting him to devote more time to their jobs. He lures them and Steve to his house by claiming an emergency. Meanwhile, his house is invaded by a pack of wild dogs forcing everyone to flee to the basement.
173 19 "Bringing Up Boss" Sam Simon Daniel O'Keefe March 13, 2002
Lord Mercer announces that he is making his 19-year-old daughter, Milan, the new store president and he forces Drew to mentor her. After she messes up a union negotitation, Drew enlists Kate to help Milan concentrate on her job. After Milan's boyfriend dumps her and she demotes Drew to work at the docks, Kate tries to get them back together.
174 20 "Daddy Dearest" Tommy Thompson Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter March 20, 2002
Lord Mercer refuses to entertain Milan's suicidal threats claiming she just wants to get attention. He later fires Milan, but Drew influenced by his own troubles with his father, convinces Lord Mercer to give Milan a second chance.
175 21 "Never Been to Spain" Sam Simon Adam Faberman March 27, 2002
Lewis and Oswald take up second jobs as airport security guards, whom Drew runs into on his way to Spain to partake in Milan Mercer's birthday party. Drew's plane makes a forced landing in Greenland where he has a tryst with a beautiful woman and her jealous husband.
176 22 "O Brother, Who Art Thou?" Gerry Cohen Vivien Mejia April 3, 2002
Drew is perplexed by Steve's angry outbursts towards others without any provocation. Kate figures out that Steve's behavior is the result of jealousy over Drew's professional success. Later Steve takes a job as a prison guard to deal with his hostility.
177 23 "Rich Woman, Poor Man" Shelley Jensen Terry Mulroy April 10, 2002
The gang get to know Drew's rich girlfriend, Lindsay, and introduce her to the 'poor' life. However, living without money is gets too much for her and she develops a rash that frightens Lewis and Oswald.
178 24 "What Women Don't Want" Bob Koherr David A. Caplan May 1, 2002
Lewis has trouble finding a date for his old girlfriend's wedding. Drew and Oswald accompany him to a single's club event, where Lewis feels out of place initially but then partners up with the local janitor.
179 25 "Look Mom, One Hand!" Bob Koherr Kristen Marvin May 8, 2002
The guys' mothers come to town for a special Mother's Day brunch at the Warsaw. Kate introduces everyone to her new stepmother, who looks exactly like her. A website publishes a list of the biggest internet porn users in Cleveland and the moms are mortified to discover that Drew, Kate, Lewis, Oswald and Wick are on the list. They decide to move in with their kids to get their lives back on the right path and end up driving them crazy.
180 26 "The Eagle Has Landed" Sam Simon Julie Ann Larson May 15, 2002
A bald eagle making its home on Drew's roof enthuses the gang but things go awry when the bird flies away with Drew's date Kathy's little dog. Guest starring Kathy Griffin.
181 27 "The Underpants Guy" Bob Koherr Mike Teverbaugh and Linda Teverbaugh May 22, 2002
The second return of Nikki Fifer (Kate Walsh). The gang try to deduce why Nicki sent chocolate roses to Drew. Later, Nicki drops by for an awkward visit. Since Winfred-Louder has been turned into a 99 cent store, Oswald and Lewis stock up on some essentials.

Season 8 (2002–03)[edit]

In the fall of 2002, Winfred-Lauder closed and the set became the office of online retailer Neverending Store. Drew, Mimi, and Nigel were hired (the latter as a janitor, but was written out of the series) Steve Carey was phased out as well. Kate O'Brien leaves the series after the 2nd episode as she is marrying a fighter pilot and was quickly replaced with Kellie Newmark (Cynthia Watros), an old high school friend of Drew's who had been working as a stripper.

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182 1 "Revenge of the Doormat" Gerry Cohen Mike Teverbaugh and Linda Teverbaugh September 9, 2002
The second return of Nikki Fifer (Kate Walsh).Drew struggles to find a job since Winfred-Louder went bankrupt. Lewis and Oswald take him to a strip club where they run into an old high school friend, Kelly. Drew goes to Never Ending Store and gets a job, though he has no clue what it entails, and Kelly shows a talent for waitressing. Finally, Kate drops by with a bombshell.
183 2 "Kate's Wedding" Gerry Cohen David A. Caplan September 16, 2002
Kate introduces the gang to Kirk, a fighter pilot, whom she is about to marry. The guys try to find some dirt on Kirk so they can stop the wedding, but it's too late. After the wedding, the guys share a melancholic moment. The final appearance of Kate O'Brien (Christa Miller).
184 3 "Eyes Wide Open" Bob Koherr Bruce Rasmussen September 23, 2002
Guest starring Kate Walsh as Nikki Fifer. Drew starts having bad dreams about Kate and begs Lewis and Oswald not to leave him alone. In a bid to help him, they decide to cheer Nicki up by taking her out so she'll move out of his house. Now over Kate, Drew decides to set a date to get married.
185 4 "Drew and the Life-Size Jim Thome Cut-Out" Bob Koherr Daniel O'Keefe September 30, 2002
Kellie attempts to be part of the gang, but Oswald and Lewis are not impressed after she breaks down to their personal insults. Drew wants to give her a second chance so they take her out for a night. In an effort to show she is as wild and crazy as them, she steals a cardboard cut-out of Jim Thome, but when the police get involved she panics.
186 5 "Hickory Dickory...Double Date" Sam Simon Les Firestein October 7, 2002
Oswald feels incredibly guilty after hitting his mother in the face with a bowling ball, so he hires someone to come to his house and beat him up. Meanwhile, he tells Drew a secret about Kelly.
187 6 "Mama Told Me I Should Come" Bob Koherr Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter October 21, 2002
Drew's new girlfriend has a queer habit that throws him off but his mom warns him of being too picky. Oswald's sudden psychic powers cause Mimi and Lewis to bet on the race track based on his prediction.
188 7 "Family Affair" Sam Simon Julie Ann Larson November 8, 2002
The gang are planning to see a play, but after Drew gets home late and Steve says he has other plans with Mimi, they decide to see a movie instead. While there, Steve narrowly avoids being spotted by the gang with another woman.
189 8 "Chemistry Schmemistry" Bob Koherr Terry Mulroy November 8, 2002
Lewis causes a scene at a wedding where Drew is checking out music for his own ceremony. Later, his girlfriend, Robin, proposes to him very early on in their relationship; Drew discusses it with the others who all offer different opinions.
190 9 "The Dawn Patrol" Sam Simon Mike Teverbaugh and Linda Teverbaugh November 15, 2002
Oswald and Kelly have differing opinions on Drew's decision to dump his girlfriend, Robin, so he can date Dawn whom he met on the bus, but then they both agree it was a bad idea when it turns out Dawn lets her ex-boyfriends hang around.
191 10 "Drew's Girl Friday" Tommy Thompson Ed Lee November 29, 2002
Mimi throws Steve out of their home so he stays with Lewis and Oswald, who invite Mimi over to patch things up, ending up in a huge fight between Mimi and Steve.
192 11 "Drew Tries Hot Salsa" Gerry Cohen David A. Caplan December 6, 2002
Drew joins a Salsa class to prep up his dance moves before his wedding. Guest star:Roselyn Sanchez as Maria. When Drew reveals he has feelings for Kelly to Lewis and Oswald, they advise him to bottle them up lest it may ruin his friendship with her. Later when Drew is about to confess to Kellie, they are interrupted by Kellie's ex-husband, Daryl.
193 12 "The Man in the Iron Chair" Gerry Cohen Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter December 20, 2002
Drew tries to keep Kellie away from Daryl, who is confined to a wheelchair after falling off Kellie's mom's roof. However, he ends up looking as though as he is trying to hurt Daryl, and pushes the two closer together. Drew later confesses his feelings to Kellie, but she no longer seems interested. Meanwhile, Lewis plans to build an underwater city but continually fails to invite women to it.
194 13 "Drew Takes a Guilt Trip" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe January 10, 2003
After Oswald fails his nursing school exam, Drew feels bad and helps him get a job at the web site. Oswald finds a way to nearly destroy the entire business and ends up being reassigned to a job that he is sort of familiar with - delivering packages.
195 14 "Blecch Sunday" Shelley Jensen Ed Lee January 24, 2003
Drew lands a job in a commercial for Never Ending Store that will be broadcast live during the Super Bowl; however, he is reluctant to take it given his bad experiences in front of a camera. Lewis and Oswald keep him refreshed to stop him from passing out, but end up severely overstuffing him with snacks.
196 15 "Turkeyspotting" Bob Koherr Adam Faberman June 25, 2003
Larry encourages Drew to lose weight before attending one of his singles mixers. Drew tries a little too hard by giving up food altogether, but his crash diet has some unintended side effects - temporary blackouts and hallucinations.
197 16 "Suddenly No Summer" Sam Simon Les Firestein and Ed Lee June 25, 2003
Drew tries to improve his standing at work by taking a computer course over the summer. The gang tempts him into blowing it off to take a trip to Florida. Drew is wracked with guilt and his vacation, not surprisingly, turns out to be a wreck.
198 17 "What's Love Got to Do With It?" Sam Simon Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter July 2, 2003
The gang takes part in a karaoke contest. Drew tries to coach Kellie before her performance, but she gets so tired of his constant interference that she dumps him. Drew winds up having to take the stage with an 11-year-old girl as his partner.
199 18 "Two Girls for Every Boy" Tommy Thompson Stacey Pulwer July 2, 2003
The boys meet a priest in the bar and Drew gets a date with his daughter Elaine, who he finds out is a lesbian. Drew manages to set up a threesome with Elaine and his new date Teri, but after he falls asleep due to an overdose of cold medicine, they make off with each other.
200 19 "Two Days of the Condo" Gerry Cohen Daniel O'Keefe July 9, 2003
Oswald and Lewis inform Drew of an offer of a free TV to newly married couples who stay at a condo, so he asks Kellie to pretend to be his wife for the weekend. But at the condo, things turn amiss when the condo manager repeatedly hits on Kellie and Drew knocks hims out.
201 20 "Lewis You Can Drive My Car" Sam Simon Julie Ann Larson July 9, 2003
Drew gives Lewis his Christmas bonus, a used Rolls Royce. However, the flashy car causes Lewis to undergo a strange personality transformation, and he can no longer be bothered to hang out with his longtime friends.
202 21 "A Speedy Recovery" Drew Carey Kristen Marvin July 16, 2003
Drew finds an unexpected romance after he and Speedy get involved with an animal therapy program at a hospital. He agrees to loan Speedy to a dying woman, and sufficiently impresses the woman's granddaughter. He finds the relationship may not be worth it when he learns that he may never see Speedy again.
203 22 "A Means to an End" Shelley Jensen John N. Huss July 16, 2003
Oswald and Lewis seek revenge against Drew after they discover that he gave away their Christmas gifts–handmade mugs–to a thrift store. Drew winds up getting an unscheduled colonoscopy from a Russian veterinarian.
204 23 "Drew Answers the Belle" Gerry Cohen David A. Caplan July 23, 2003
Oswald and Lewis put Drew's picture and phone number on Buzz Beer bottles in the hopes of landing him a wife. Much to everyone's surprise, a southern belle named Lily responds to the campaign. Drew travels to Louisiana to meet the woman. They hit it off, and Drew believes he may have finally found his match.
205 24 "What Screams May Come" Gerry Cohen Julie Ann Larson and Terry Mulroy July 23, 2003
Drew is left bruised and battered as Lily suffers from night terrors. He grows tired of the beatings, but is afraid to talk to her about her problem because he believes she would leave him.
206 25 "Love is in the Air" Drew Carey Mike Teverbaugh and Linda Teverbaugh August 20, 2003
Drew decides to propose to Lily. Mimi hopes to secure Gus's admission into an exclusive prep school by setting up Kellie with the school's headmaster.
207 26 "The Bataan Wedding March" Bob Koherr Clay Graham August 27, 2003
As Drew prepares to marry Lily, his mother Beulah realizes that Kellie has strong feelings for Drew and believes Drew feels the same way about Kellie. Drew and Lily go through with the wedding, but the union proves to be a brief one when they realize that they really are not right for each other. Drew winds up sharing a dance with Kellie.

Season 9 (2004)[edit]

Season 9 did not air in production order. The following list represents the order in which they were originally broadcast rather than the correct production order.

Series
#
Episode
#
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
208 1 "Drew Hunts Silver Fox" Sam Simon Russ Woody June 2, 2004
Drew and Oswald get a little too competitive as they try to set up their mothers with an attractive eligible widower.
209 2 "Eye of the Leopard" Tommy Thompson Adam Faberman June 2, 2004
After learning that Gus's soccer team is in a league that has set things up to make sure that no one ever loses, Drew tries to butt in, leading to disastrous results for his nephew. Lewis and Oswald may have blundered in getting involved with Kellie's cousin, who turns out to be a kleptomaniac.
210 3 "Foos Rush In" Tommy Thompson Dean Young June 9, 2004
After Evan leaves for a yoga retreat, Traylor begins a romance with Scott as part of a power play to seize control of the office. She puts an end to the laid-back work environment; and worst of all, takes away the foosball table. Meanwhile, Lewis gets involved with the Warsaw's new cook.
211 4 "Drew Thinks Inside the Box" Brian K. Roberts Daniel O'Keefe June 9, 2004
Drew is thrilled when he and Kellie decide to exchange keys. However, he nearly thwarts the progress in their relationship when he ends up letting Scott use Kellie's place to cheat on Traylor.
212 5 "At Your Cervix" Brian K. Roberts Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter June 16, 2004
Drew hopes to make a commitment to Kellie after they learn that she is pregnant. However, she is unsure if this is the right decision. Drew seeks her parents' help to change her mind, only to find that they are not exactly thrilled with the idea of having him as their son-in-law.
213 6 "Sealed in a Kiss" Bob Koherr Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter June 16, 2004
While taking a pregnancy quiz with Kellie, Drew recalls his father's death in a fall from the roof. Drew was horrified to discover that he was never even mentioned in his dad's diary, and tried to prove himself by arranging for a lavish military-style funeral. However, disaster struck when George accidentally wound up with a casket featuring the logo for the band Kiss.
214 7 "Baby Makes Stress" Shelley Jensen Dean Young June 23, 2004
Kellie is furious with Drew after he blows off an appointment to see their baby's first sonogram to go drinking with the guys.
215 8 "Michigan J. Gus" Sam Simon John N. Huss June 23, 2004
Kellie's fears about Drew's inability to be a good father grow after Gus suddenly begins misbehaving every time he is around his uncle. Inspired by Mimi's romance with a widower, Oswald and Lewis hope to set themselves for life by picking up wealthy widows.
216 9 "No Booze for Drew" Shelley Jensen Jana Hunter and Mitch Hunter June 30, 2004
As a sign of support, Drew pledges to stop drinking for the duration of Kellie's pregnancy, but soon finds it very difficult to keep his promise. Meanwhile, Mimi has the hots for a handsome delivery man; and Oswald becomes part-owner of the Warsaw.
217 10 "Drew's Best Friend" Bob Koherr Julie Ann Larson June 30, 2004
Kellie tries to convince Drew to become friends with a new neighbor, but it all blows up in her face when the man turns out to be a clingy pest who just will not leave Drew alone.
218 11 "Arrivederci, Italy" Bob Koherr Daniel O'Keefe July 7, 2004
Drew turns to a shady travel agent for help when he is unable to put together the funds to finance Kellie's dream vacation in Italy.
219 12 "House of the Rising Son-in-Law" Tommy Thompson Ed Lee July 7, 2004
Kellie tries to get Drew and her father to overcome their differences by having them work together to fix up an old house for sale. Mimi turns to Larry's matchmaking service in her quest to find a new man.
220 13 "Dog Soup" Sam Simon Hugh Fink July 14, 2004
Drew tries to make some extra money for the baby by betting on a greyhound that has been enhanced as part of a DrugCo project.
221 14 "Asleep at the Wheel" Shelley Jensen Dean Young July 14, 2004
After Tony, the bus driver gets into an accident, he pleads with Drew to lie for him since he is close to retirement and doesn't want to risk being fired and losing his benefits package. Drew is reluctant to do so because he fears for the passengers' safety, so he tries to convince Scott to give Tony another job.
222 15 "Baby Face" Bob Koherr Masha Tivyan July 21, 2004
Drew has trouble getting romantic with a pregnant Kellie after an ultrasound-photo of the baby puts a lot of very strange ideas in his head.
223 16 "Girlfriend, Interrupted" Bob Koherr Daniel O'Keefe July 21, 2004
In the aftermath of his disastrous marriage, Drew heads off alone on his honeymoon to try to define his feelings for Kellie. Oswald and Lewis head to Mexico ahead of Drew, where Oswald accidentally falls for a hooker, unaware of her identity because he doesn't know how to speak Spanish.
224 17 "Straight Eye for the Queer Guy" Sam Simon Julie Ann Larson July 28, 2004
Mimi encourages Drew to make friends with the gay parents of Gus's friend. However, Drew winds up inadvertently splitting up the couple and finds himself as the 'other man'.
225 18 "Still Life with Freeloader" Drew Carey Kristen Marvin July 28, 2004
Drew resorts to drastic action after Mimi's latest boyfriend moves into the house and begins mooching off of him.
226 19 "Burning Down the House" Sam Simon Mike Teverbaugh and Linda Teverbaugh August 18, 2004
Mimi blames Drew after her house burns down, apparently as the result of a gift given to Gus by his uncle. Oswald starts a change machine business.
227 20 "Liar, Liar, House on Fire" Drew Carey Russ Woody August 18, 2004
The gang tries to teach Gus to lie to an insurance adjuster so that Mimi can receive the claim on her house and be able to replace it.
228 21 "Sleeping with the Enemy" Shelley Jensen Ed Lee August 25, 2004
Drew and Kellie's new relationship is threatened by their strong political differences.
229 22 "Assault with a Lovely Weapon" Shelley Jensen Hugh Fink August 25, 2004
Drew lies to Kellie about going out to a strip club, but the whole thing may come out after an injured Lewis decides to sue one of the dancers.
230 23 "Love, Sri Lankan Style" Bob Koherr Russ Woody September 1, 2004
Drew's plans to reunite Mimi and Steve and get Mimi out of his house face a hitch due to the appearance of a new woman, whom Steve met in Sri Lanka and had an affair with. When Steve confesses to the additional affair, Mimi pours hot tea all over Steve's crotch and decides to go back to Larry.
231 24 "Knot in the Mood" Shelley Jensen David A. Caplan September 1, 2004
Drew reconsiders proposing to Kellie after her parents split up and her mother suddenly takes up with Lewis.
232 25 "The Passion of the Wick" Shelley Jensen Ed Lee September 8, 2004
Drew comes up with a plan to open a retro store, and seeks a partnership with the now-wealthy Wick. However, all of Wick's funds come through his father-in-law, so Drew must help cover up Wick's affair or lose his financial backing.
233 26 "Finale" Sam Simon Bruce Helford, Clay Graham, David A. Caplan September 8, 2004
Kellie finally agrees to marry Drew, but their wedding plans are thrown into disarray when she goes into labor.

Based on production code and story line, the correct order for season 9 is most likely the following:

Episode
#
Title
16 "Girlfriend, Interrupted"
19 "Burning Down the House"
20 "Liar, Liar, House on Fire"
3 "Foos Rush In"
17 "Straight Eye for the Queer Guy"
21 "Sleeping with the Enemy"
22 "Assault with a Lovely Weapon"
18 "Still Life with Freeloader"
4 "Drew Thinks Inside the Box"
2 "Eye of the Leopard"
6 "Sealed in a Kiss"
1 "Drew Hunts Silver Fox"
5 "At Your Cervix"
7 "Baby Makes Stress"
9 "No Booze for Drew"
8 "Michigan J. Gus"
10 "Drew's Best Friend"
11 "Arrivederci, Italy"
12 "House of the Rising Son-in-Law"
13 "Dog Soup"
23 "Love, Sri Lankan Style"
14 "Asleep at the Wheel"
15 "Baby Face"
24 "Knot in the Mood"
25 "The Passion of the Wick"
26 "Finale"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drew Carey takes chance with censors in live show". The Washington Post. November 10, 1999. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 

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