The Drew Carey Show

There is No Scientific Name for a Show About God

Season 1, Ep 15, Aired 1/17/96
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  • Episode Description
  • The store closes early because of an ice storm. Drew reluctantly agrees to carpool with the Optimists Club. However, he misses his ride when his computer suddenly catches on fire. The Optimists Club gets into an accident, and a man is killed. Mimi assumes that it is Drew and spreads the word around the store. Drew believes that divine intervention kept him out of the accident, and questions his purpose. He finds a note in an old bible in which he discussed his goals for the future. He decides to contact his pastor about becoming a minister. While the pastor is looking over Drew's questionnaire, a woman comes into the church and mistakenly assumes that he is a minister. She is in a terrible personal situation and is experiencing money problems. The woman is angry to learn that Drew isn't the minister, but he offers her a job at Winfred-Louder. Drew fails the questionnaire, but comes to realize that he can help people in his current position.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)
  • Very good, but could have been better.

    By jchamberlin, Feb 22, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • (After the Choo-choo-chug train crashed) Lewis: Oh my God. My beer could have been on that train.

    • Drew: Thanks, Mimi. You're a Saint...Bernard.

    • Mimi: So, I see you've got a Bible there. Let me spare you the details: you're going to Hell. Drew: Yeah, I've always wanted to see your place.

    Trivia (1)

    • Oswald mentions having a "kid brother" in this episode, but in later seasons he is shown as an only child.

    Allusions (1)

    • (Mimi dances around with her hands waving in the air, making fun of Drew) Mimi: Oh, oh, well, I'm going to stay with Baryshnikov, to be a prima ballerina... Drew: Didn't I see you in Fantasia? Mikhail Baryshnikov is an Americanized Soviet ballet dancer and choreographer, often considered one of the best ballet dancers of the 20th century. Fantasia is the third of Disney's earliest animated feature films, which, while now considered a classic, was a commercial disappointment in its time. It consisted of a series of animated shorts with no dialogue, based around classical music pieces, the most famous of which starred Mickey Mouse, titled The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The reference itself is specifically to the segment based on La Gioconda - Dance of the Hours, in which tutu'd hippos and elephants dance ballet, along with alligators and ostriches.

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