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The Drew Carey Show 

A sitcom about Drew's personal and professional life.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Drew Carey ...  Drew Carey / ... 233 episodes, 1995-2004
Diedrich Bader ...  Oswald Lee Harvey / ... 233 episodes, 1995-2004
Kathy Kinney ...  Mimi Bobeck Carey / ... 233 episodes, 1995-2004
Ryan Stiles ...  Lewis Kiniski / ... 232 episodes, 1995-2004
Craig Ferguson ...  Nigel Wick / ... 185 episodes, 1996-2004
Christa Miller ...  Kate O'Brien / ... 184 episodes, 1995-2004
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Storyline

Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking beer and not being able to get dates. To make a few extra bucks he has a micro-brewery going in his garage with his buddies. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Taglines:

The face of comedy. With a body to match. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Drew Carey Show See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(233 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show used three theme songs throughout its run: season one had "Moon Over Parma", season two used "Five O Clock World", by season three, the show switched to its longest lasting theme song, "Cleveland Rocks", in 2002, during the show's eighth season, the show switched between new versions of all three. See more »

Quotes

Oswald Lee Harvey: Every time my dad and I got into an argument we made up over a nice cold beer... I think that's one of the reasons the county took me away from him.
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Crazy Credits

During the Cleveland Rocks intro started in Season 3 when Oswald throws the girl to the side, as if throwing her away, the arm of the catcher can be seen in the left of the screen. See more »

Alternate Versions

The episode "Two Drews and the Queen of Poland Walk Into a Bar" was deemed offensive to Polish people due to its storyline where Mimi prepares to meet the king of Poland. The syndicated version of this episode cuts Mimi's storyline entirely and reuses an intro from an older episode to fit the time missing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Margaret Cho: I'm the One That I Want (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Five O'Clock World
(Theme 1996-1997, 2002)
Written and Performed by The Vogues
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A Cut Above
31 July 2004 | by mebojaSee all my reviews

I don't usually like shows starring stand-up comics. They end a great comics career and usually aren't acted that well. Drew Carey is different. Every part is played pitch perfect and it has good, plausible storylines.

The show went downhill after Kate and Oswald broke up, but that happens with all shows. The Mimi/Steve pairing was well-played and emotionally fulfilling. I'm not much of a fan of Drew/Kate and the show would have been better without it. Wick is the strongest character, albeit cartoonish. But the whole show is.

My favorite episode would be when they attempted to win an Emmy. It was the epitome of the show-goofy.


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