The Drew Carey Show

Season 5 Episode 26

A Very Special Drew

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 17, 2000 on ABC
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A Very Special Drew
The cast laments the show's inability to pick up even a single major Emmy nomination. Hoping to win over Emmy voters, they decide to make a "very special" episode filled with tragedy and controversial issues. Drew and Lewis deliver a homeless woman's baby in the living room. She promptly pulls a gun on them and tries to rob them. Drew responds by buying a gun and making an over-the-top speech about his right to own it. Some latchkey kids move into the neighborhood, and the gang acts irresponsibly around them. Oswald becomes a kleptomaniac. Mimi suffers a recurrence of obsessive-compulsive disorder after losing her clothes in a fire. Wick becomes bulimic. Kate gets a headache, and quickly winds up in the hospital with an incurable illness. Lewis repeatedly makes insensitive comments, and follows each with a spotlit monologue in which he tries to psychoanalyze himself. The doctor gives Drew a medical book and suggests that he might be able to find a cure for Kate...but Drew can't read! Craig Ferguson sucks up to the Emmy voters by saying that he thought this episode was a bad idea. Kate falls into a coma, and Drew tries to marry her. She miraculously wakes up when it is her turn to say "I do," but fails again. She is revived several more times, but ultimately dies before the end of the ceremony (because even in a spoof, Drew and Kate can never actually get married). A child tries to comfort the disconsolate Drew, but she turns out to be whacked out on pain killers. Drew wakes up at his desk and is relieved to find Kate alive. She tells him that she is gay, accidentally making the announcement over the store loudspeaker (as in the coming out episode of Ellen). Everyone else decides to follow her example and come out. Several months later, the gang watches the Emmys and learns that the show lost again. Drew decides to just buy some Golden Globes.moreless

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