The Drew Carey Show

Season 5 Episode 24

Beer Ball

Aired Daily 9:00 PM May 03, 2000 on ABC

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  • Drew challenges Steve to a game of Beer Ball.

    At Winfred-Louder, Drew interviews a man for a position at the store, and it doesn't seem to be going so well since he's not qualified. Mr. Wick comes out and insists Drew hire the man. The guy reveals he's only there to get on the softball team. This surprises Drew since he's not known about it, so Mr. Wick tells him he wasn't told about the team because they want to win. Drew promises to start his own team and challenges Mr. Wick to a game on Saturday, and the winner gets to represent the store. Drew ends up crying when he remembers not being included in sporting events when he was a kid.

    At the park, Drew and several employees from the store are practicing softball, but they seem to be doing a terrible job. No one seems to be in either physical shape or they just aren't any good at hitting the ball. Lewis and Oswald suggests Drew ask Steve to play. Drew decides to give Steve a call when he notices Doreen is also on his team.

    At home, Drew joins Lewis and Oswald, who are working on a first aid kit for the softball game. Steve comes in and tells Drew that he's playing for the other Winfred-Louder softball team. Drew decides to put a little wager on the softball game with Steve. If Drew wins, Steve has to eat the same things he made Drew eat when they were kids. If Steve wins, Drew has to wear a diaper like a baby.

    Drew, Lewis, and Oswald walk into the Warsaw and tells Kate about how bad practice went. It seems Frank had a heat attack but lived. Mr. Wick, Steve, and Mimi come in and show Drew the diapers they chose for him. Lewis and Oswald suggest Drew change the game to "Beer Ball," and Drew loves the idea since Drew's able to drink more than Steve, so he suggests it to Steve, and he goes along with it.

    At the park, Drew's pitching and his team is losing by quite a few runs. As the game goes on, Drew and his team are doing really well since doing poorly early on means they'll be sober when the other team is drunk towards the end of the game. Drew's team ends up winning 20 to 19 thanks to Drew hitting a home run and psyching out Steve as he was rounding third base.

    With the game over, Steve's eating dog food, something he apparently made Drew eat when they were kids. Lewis and Oswald come in and mention having just posed for the team picture, which Drew missed out on, just like when he was a kid. Lewis decides to call everyone back so Drew can be in the picture.

    The show ends with bloopers from the show.

    Beer Ball was another solid show. The story wasn't great, but it offered some information about Drew and Steve's childhood. My favorite scene had to be the scene where Oswald and Lewis show Drew the first aid kit they had been working on.