The Drew Carey Show

What the Zoning Inspector Saw

Season 2, Ep 7, Aired 11/13/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Drew catches the eye of an attractive stranger at the Warsaw. The woman, Bonnie, agrees to come back to his house to see his brewery. After she learns that he does not have a permit, she reveals that she is a zoning inspector and says that she must report him. Mimi (for a fee) suggests a way that Drew might get out of the situation. She says that the gang could organize a party and sell maps to the location, then give away the appropriate amount of beer. Bonnie comes to Winfred-Louder to apologize to Drew, and agrees to attend his party. She brings a policewoman friend to the gathering. Unfortunately, she threatens to arrest Drew and his friends for soliciting to sell alcohol unless they shut down the party and return everyone's money. Bonnie and Drew sleep together. She feels bad about causing him so many problems. She recommends that he get signatures on a petition and appear before the city council to request a change in the zoning laws for his neighborhood. The council has no interest in listening to Drew, but Bonnie shows up with his neighbors who run businesses from their homes. Drew warns that they will show up for every meeting until they get their way. The council decides to conduct a two-year study on re-zoning and leave the residents and their businesses alone.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 well done.

    By jchamberlin, May 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • (Mimi tells Drew how to avoid his zoning problem in exchange for her telling him what's stinking up his car and how to fix it) Drew: Hey wait a minute! What's stinking up my car? Mimi:You.

    • Bonnie: It's illegal to give a bribe and it's just plain insulting to give a crappy one!

    • Drew: There's a petition there signed by over 300 people. You can't ignore that. L. Kemp: I can in a neighborhood of 15,000. Especially when on the first page I see the names of a dozen dead Cleveland Indians baseball players...and the cast of Gilligan's Island.

    • Drew: I lost my brewery, I lost my house, my woman left me...All I got left is my beer and my crippled dog. (pause) Hey, if I could get that to rhyme, I'd have a country song!

    Notes (1)

    • Craig Ferguson does not appear in this episode.

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