The Drew Carey Show

Kate Works for Drew

Season 5, Ep 14, Aired 1/12/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Mr. Soulard tells Drew that his workload is too heavy, and allows him to hire an assistant. At the same time, Kate loses her job as Mrs. Louder's assistant. Drew claims that he doesn't know of any openings in the store, but Mimi mentions the assistant position so that Drew is forced to hire her. He realizes that it will be a disaster because of Kate's employment record. Kate's draconian methods prove very effective and force employees who had been ignoring Drew's paperwork requests to shape up. However, she quickly goes on a power trip and has the entire store at her mercy. Mr. Wick orders Drew to fire her. After Lewis totals Oswald's car, he tries to make it up to him by entering a contest at a local dealership. The group that stays inside a car the longest will win the vehicle. Lewis convinces Drew to put off firing Kate until after the weekend so that they can all take part in the contest. They develop a rivalry with a group of college kids in the next car. Kate learns she has been fired when she calls the store to order some sweaters. Kate is furious at Drew for not telling her the truth. He apologizes and explains that he was afraid that she would dump him. She says that she would not do this, but emphasizes that they have to be honest with each other. Lewis helps win the contest by nailing one of the college guys with a snowball and knocking him out of the car.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 Carey

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Drew gets an assistant.

    By jchamberlin, Aug 04, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • (About Kate) Drew: She's just a little confused. She doesn't know if she's Stalin or Hitler. Come on, don't make me fire her. You know what happened when they tried to fire Hitler!

    • (Janet has come to get her new parking space assigned) Janet: Now I know why I didn't get the job as Drew's assistant. You have to sleep with him. Kate: Janet... Janet... Oh, Janet the skank! Here you are. Yeah Drew was going to have you park in B5. Aww, you know what? That's a no-skank zone!

    • (Lewis walks in wearing a neck brace) Drew: Lewis, I told you: men can't bite their own nipples!

    • (Drew's new boss walks up to Drew and Mimi's desks.) Mr. Soulard: Hello, Mr. Carey. Drew: Hey, how are you doing? Mr. Soulard: Hello, Mrs. Carey. Hey, are you two married? Mimi (angrily): TAKE THAT BACK!

    Notes (1)

    • Drew lip-synchs to "Lady" by Kenny Rogers while trying to get Kate to forgive him.

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