The Drew Carey Show

Season 1 Episode 20

Drew and Kate and Kate's Mom

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 27, 1996 on ABC
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Kate's mother takes Kate, Drew and Lisa out to dinner to celebrate Kate's birthday. Kate does not tell her that she is seeing someone because her mother never approves of any of her boyfriends. Kate has led Jay to believe that her mother is in an institution. Lewis inadvertently tells him the truth, so Kate has to invite Jay to have dinner at her mother's house. Mrs. O'Brien learns of Jay's recent divorce and worries that he is on the rebound. She fears that Jay will hurt Kate, and asks Drew to try to convince Kate to stop seeing him. Kate panics when Jay has to break a date because of work, and pressures him about the future of their relationship. They wind up breaking up. Kate confronts her mother, who insists that she has been overlooking the perfect man: Drew. Kate is incredulous. The gang gets drunk at the Warsaw in an attempt to cheer up Kate. Drew and Kate ride around in a cab talking until the car gets a flat tire. Kate tries to kiss Drew, and suggests that they might make a good couple. He realizes that she is probably too drunk to mean what she is saying. She apologizes the next day. Jay and Mrs. O'Brien come to the store. He confronted her about her behavior and convinced her that he is worthy of dating Kate. Meanwhile, Lewis decides to get a tax break by becoming Oswald's legal guardian. The plan fails when Oswald somehow passes the mental competency test.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Quite good.

    8.5
    I thought this was a solid episode of the show. Basically, I felt this episode had many pivotal and revealing moments that would have a later effect on the characters in the series. We found out that Drew kind of likes Kate in a different way. We also get to see the early version of Kate's mother. What I liked about this episode was the comedy and the humility of the show. Kate seemed like she was in physical pain when she was with her mom. Overall, it was very funny and it was a very good episode that was entertaining. Thank you.moreless
  • Drew and Kates mom....

    8.7
    Great episode. Also started the Drew/ Kate relationship thing but it wasnt really used for a few seasons. I enjoyed it a lot.



    [TV.com Recap] Drew goes to answer the front door, and finds Lisa has come over. They can now publicly date since they're both management now. Drew and Lisa are going to have dinner with Kate and her mom, since it's Kate's birthday. Drew and Lisa join Kate in the kitchen when there's a knock at the front door. Kate's mom, Lynn, comes in with a gift for her. Drew and Lynn walk into the kitchen and he asks her to do his taxes.



    Drew, Lewis and Oswald are at the Warsaw sitting down, talking about taxes. Lewis wants to try and adopt Oswald as his mentally incompetent son to save money on taxes. Jay and Kate come in, and Jay finds out about Kate's mom. She didn't want Jay to meet her mother because she seems to think that no guy is right for her.



    Drew, Lewis, Oswald, Kate and Jay are over at Lynn's house eating dinner. She doesn't think Jay is right for her, but Drew insists he's a nice guy. She asks Drew to talk to Kate about the relationship since neither of them wants to see Kate get hurt.



    At work, Mimi comes by and insults Drew. Drew shoots back, and walks over to Kate, who is getting some coffee. Drew brings up the topic about Jay possibly dumping her. Jay then walks in to tell her that he's going to be out of town to move some guy's things. Kate and Jay end up getting into an argument about where he thinks the relationship is going, so he walks out.



    Kate drops by her mother's house to complain about how she gets involved in her life too often. She suggests that Kate go out with Drew, but Kate thinks it's a bad idea.



    At the Warsaw, Lewis, Oswald, Drew and Kate are talking about Jay. Lewis then says that Oswald passed the competency test, so now they won't be able to save money on taxes.



    In the cab, Drew and Kate are sitting in a cab, which has a flat tire. Still quite drunk, Kate asks Drew about he and Lisa, and then tells Drew about what her mother said about her dating Drew. She eventually falls asleep while leaning up against Drew.



    At work, Drew isn't feeling so well. Kate stops by, also not feeling so well. They talk about last night, and joke around a little bit. Jay and Kate's mom come down to speak to Kate. Jay had dinner with her mother and has gotten the okay by her.



    The show ends with Lewis reading a limerick to Kate's mothermoreless
  • We meet more of the family...

    7.7
    Drew goes to answer the front door, and finds Lisa has come over. They can now publicly date since they're both management now. Drew and Lisa are going to have dinner with Kate and her mom, since it's Kate's birthday. Drew and Lisa join Kate in the kitchen when there's a knock at the front door. Kate's mom, Lynn comes in with a gift for her. Drew and Lynn walk into the kitchen and asks her to do his taxes.



    Drew, Lewis, and Oswald are at the Warsaw sitting down, talking about taxes. Lewis wants to try and adopt Oswald as his mentally incompetent son to save money on taxes. Jay and Kate come in, and Jay finds out about Kate's mom. She didn't want Jay to meet her mother because she seems to think that no guy is right for her.



    Drew, Lewis, Oswald, Kate, and Jay are over at Lynn's house eating dinner. She doesn't think Jay is right for her, but Drew insists he's a nice guy. She asks Drew to talk to Kate about the relationship since neither of them wants to see Kate get hurt.



    At work, Mimi comes by and insults Drew. Drew shoots back, and walks over to Kate who is getting some coffee. Drew brings up the topic about Jay possibly dumping her. Jay then walks in to tell her that he's going to be out of town to move some guy's things. Kate and Jay end up getting into an argument about where he thinks the relationship is going, so he walks out.



    Kate drops by her mother's house to complain about how she gets involved in her life too often. She suggests that Kate go out with Drew, but Kate thinks it's a bad idea.



    At the Warsaw, Lewis, Oswald, Drew, and Kate are talking about Jay. Lewis then says that Oswald passed the competency test, so now they won't be able to save money on taxes.



    In the cab, Drew and Kate are sitting in a cab, which has a flat tire. Still quite drunk, Kate asks Drew about he and Lisa, and then tells Drew about what her mother said about her dating Drew. She eventually falls asleep while leaning up against Drew.



    At work, Drew isn't feeling so well. Kate stops by, also not feeling so well. They talk about last night, and joke around a little bit. Jay and Kate's mom come down to speak to Kate. Jay had dinner with her mother and has gotten the okay by her.



    The show ends with Lewis reading a limerick to Kate's mother.



    Overall, I enjoyed this episode. It's always good to meet family members of the main characters of the show.moreless
David Drummond

David Drummond

The Man

Guest Star

Susan Saint James

Susan Saint James

Lynn O'Brien

Guest Star

Brian Haley

Brian Haley

Drew Look-Alike (uncredited)

Guest Star

Robert Torti

Robert Torti

Jay Clemens

Recurring Role

Katy Selverstone

Katy Selverstone

Lisa Robbins

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (20)

    • Lewis: I've finally figured out a way to take the granddaddy of all deductions. I am going to become Oswald's illegal guardian.
      Drew: Are you crazy? You can't adopt an adult. If you could I would have adopted Anna Nicole Smith years ago.

    • Lynn: Well, Lisa, I see you're the lucky girl that finally landed Drew.
      Lisa: No, I just fed him once and he followed me home.

    • (Mimi walks to her desk and sees the man who looks exactly like Drew.)
      Mimi: So much crap, they had to start a second pile.

    • Drew: You were drunk? Oh no. What am I going to do with this ring? And I already broke up with Lisa. I told my mother. She was so happy. (Pretends to cry) How could you do this to me? I suppose the sex didn't mean anything to you either!
      Kate: Drew?
      Drew (still fake crying): What?!
      Kate: You had so much to drink you couldn't even get your eyelids up.

    • Drew: This could work out, but you know, you'd have to be drunk all the time.

    • Kate: Kiss me.
      Drew: What?!
      (Kate leans in closer.)
      Kate: Kiss!
      Drew: Hey, you don't know what you're saying. You're drunk. And you've been throwing up.

    • Drew: It's okay, Kate. There'll be other guys. Of course, your mom'll hate 'em, but eventually she'll be dead.

    • Kate: Besides, I can have any man in this bar! Am I right? (Climbs on table)
      Drew (standing): Hey, she's been drinking! And I know there's not a man in this bar who'd take advantage of a woman who's been drinking.
      Oswald (whispering): I have a gun.
      Drew: I have a gun!

    • Kate: I'm fine. Why wouldn't I be? Men are slime.
      Oswald: Amen to that, sister!

    • Lewis (to the waitress): Who the hell are you? What are you doing in my rumpus room?

    • Mrs. O'Brien: So what's the matter? He's too stable? He's got too good of a job. Oh, he treats you too nicely. You know, I think you ought to stop looking at the guys with the tightest butts (pantomimes a butt with her hands) and start looking at (puts hands much further apart) Drew.

    • Kate: You're right. You know, I should call Drew right now and see if he wants to start a relationship. Because it's the end of the world, and my mother's been chugging COUGH SYRUP again!

    • Jay: But I don't have room in the cab.
      Drew: Yeah, but you'd have room if your life depended on it, wouldn't you, buddy? Hear what I'm saying? Fire in the hole!

    • Drew: Hi, Mimi. Say, anyone ever mistake you for a woman?
      Mimi: I'll have you know that men find me...
      Drew: Yeah, I know. They find you with the lights out, or they find you at last call, or they find you blocking the view of the woman they want to hit on.

    • Drew: What do you think of Jay? He's a pretty nice guy, huh?
      Mrs. O'Brien: Actually, he scares the life out of me.
      Drew: No, Oswald's the one with the curly hair.

    • Lewis: Now do you think there's any way we can prove that Oswald's mentally incompetent?
      Mrs. O'Brien: I think it would be harder to prove that he's not.

    • Drew: You've finally got a guy you can take home to Mom. What's not to like? (to Jay) I'd lose the earring.
      Oswald: I'd take the hair down an inch.
      Lewis: And how 'bout a skosh more room in those jeans?

    • Lewis (to Oswald): Why don't you get Daddy a Jagrmeister?

    • Kate (after her mother gives her a sweater): Ooh, I hope this is the one that lands me a man!

    • Kate: Sorry. Just killing Mom before time gets here.

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