The Drew Carey Show

Drew Gets Motivated

Season 1, Ep 21, Aired 5/1/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Winfred-Louder hires a motivational speaker in the hopes of increasing productivity and helping the store get out of its recent financial slump. The speaker, Tom, encourages Drew to come up with a great idea so that he will no longer be invisible to his bosses. Noting the store's stuffy image, he suggests making it seem more customer-friendly by hiring animal mascots. The board agrees, and has him work with advertising to produce a commercial featuring a bull and camel. The commercial is a rousing success. Mrs. Louder announces that he is hiring Drew as head of promotions and giving his old job to her nephew. Drew does not want to leave personnel, but has no choice. He must come up with more ideas every week or he will be fired. Drew struggles for another brainstorm, until finally suggesting that the animals make a personal appearance at the store. Unfortunately, they get loose from the elevator and invade the boardroom. Drew returns to his old job, where he helps Nora get some extra overtime so that she can afford to buy a lumberjack from a catalog.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Drew Carey

    Drew Allison Carey

  • Christa Miller-Lawrence

    Kate O'Brien

  • Diedrich Bader

    Oswald Lee Harvey

  • Ryan Stiles

    Lewis Kiniski

  • Kathy Kinney

    Mimi Bobeck

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • When a motivational speaker comes into Winfred-Louder, Drew is encouraged to work on a marketing strategy for the store.

    By jchamberlin, Feb 18, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Tom: Now, I don't have to tell you people these are hard times. This store is on the brink of collapse. (Everyone gasps) Tom: Oh, oops, I'm sorry that's next week at Barney's. But this store isn't out of the woods either. Your board of directors has to choose between downsizing-- (Everyone gasps) Tom: Oh, stop it!

    • Lisa: Your mom thought I was a guy. I wouldn't feel so bad, but it's not the first time this has happened to me.

    • Drew: I want this promotion more than ever. Lewis: More than pubic hair when you were twelve? Drew: Yeah, like I used that for the next eight years. Oswald: What's it for anyway? Jay: It's like the lettuce on the fruit plate. It's just for presentation.

    Notes (1)

    • This episode is the first "appearance" of Drew's mother (heard over a phone; her actress is uncredited). In later seasons, she is portrayed by Marion Ross.

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