The Drew Carey Show

Season 2 Episode 18

Drew Gets Married

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 26, 1997 on ABC
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Drew Gets Married
Drew returns from a convention in Las Vegas looking angry and disheveled. He points out that Kate drove away with his luggage after she dropped him off at the airport. He tells his friends that he planned on buying some clothes for the convention, but stopped to play one of the craps tables. He hit a hot streak for a while; but was distracted by a woman he believed was a hooker (actually Grace trying to get rid of Cirque du Soleil tickets) and wound up losing all his money. He jumped into the fountain in despair, and security caught him and another man stealing the coins. A waitress covered for him and got him drunk to take his mind off his troubles. She took him to a rock and roll church and convinced him to get married. He agreed, unaware that the ceremony was real. She apologized and explained that she was fighting for custody of her kids, as her ex-husband was trying to force them to move back to Cleveland. Drew agreed to pose as her husband for the social worker. As Drew, Diane and the kids practice for their meeting, the social worker shows up a day early. Unfortunately, Diane's daughter climbs on the roof in an effort to follow Drew's recommendation that she find a place to be alone with her thoughts. The social worker is impressed when Drew helps talk her down, and notes that the family worked well in a crisis situation. Diane thanks Drew, and they plan to divorce in a week.moreless

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  • Good casting.

    In the kitchen at Drew's house, Kate, Lewis, and Oswald are looking at Speedy, who won't move around or eat anything. When Drew comes in, he says he had a bad time in Las Vegas. There's then a flashback of Drew in Vegas. He goes to Caesar's Palace after buying some luggage so that he blends in. When he's playing craps, he makes a mistake when betting and loses all of his money. Upset, Drew walks out and into a fountain, where he's stomping around, saying "stupid, stupid, stupid", along with another man, who he met when playing craps. The police ask them to get out of there when a young woman, Diane, also from Cleveland comes by with Drew's drink. They decide to leave together after she said how bad she felt about seeing a home-town guy lose all of his money in Cleveland.

    Drew and Diane walk into a Las Vegas chapel to get married. They're both fairly drunk when it happens, and Drew gets angry when he finds out the marriage is real. She tells Drew that she needed to get married so she can keep her kids in a custody battle. She just needs him to act like the father when the social worker comes.

    Back home, Drew tells Lewis, Oswald, and Kate about everything, and then Drew goes to open the door, to let Diane and her kids in. When the kids come in, they mistake Oswald for Drew, chanting "Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!"

    When Drew goes up to Julie at work, she asks him if his offer for dinner is still good. She says "yes", but Mimi comes over and tells Julie about Drew's wife, which puts an end to that. Drew and Mimi walk over to his cubicle, where Drew tells her all about what happened. Mr. Wick and Diane come by, and he's a little surprised when he learns she's actually Drew's wife. She tells Drew that the social worker will be coming by on Thursday, so they need to practice being a family. She then asks Drew to pick up her kids after work. Mimi then comes by with gifts for Diane, a blindfold and a Walkman, she then says that can't do much about the touching.

    In the car, Drew picks up the kids and gives some of his co-workers a ride home. The kids are driving Larry crazy.

    At home, Drew and Diane are playing Twister, but they don't seem to be able to get the kids involved. Sarah isn't interested in Cleveland, and she misses her friends, so Drew goes to talk to her. Kate then comes by with a ring Diane can wear for the social worker. When she leaves, the social worker comes in, a day early. When Drew goes to get Sarah, he finds her outside. She's climbed onto the roof. Lewis and Oswald are asking her to toss down all of the Frisbees and super-balls. Drew knows that if the social worker catches her on the roof, they'll be in a lot of trouble. There's a lot of noise coming from the roof, Lewis and Oswald fell down. Everyone runs to the back yard to get Sarah off of the roof. She comes down when Drew threatens to come up there, as the roof may not hold. The social worker decides to give her custody when he see how well they handled an emergency.

    The show ends with Lewis bothering Joey in the back of the car, like Joey did to Larry earlier in the episode.

    I enjoyed this episode quite a bit. I thought they did a good job with the casting for the necessary roles.moreless

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    • Guest star Nicole Sullivan and regular Christa Miller are best friends in real life and during the time of airing lived together. Nicole is also a regular guest on "Scrubs" where Christa Miller has a recurring role.

    • This episode didn't have the "5 O'Clock World" intro. Instead, it went straight to a commercial break. The credits, which would normally be show during that intro, were shown in the opening scene.

    • At the 1998 Young Artist Awards, Mika Boorem was nominated for Best Guest-Starring Performance in a Television Comedy by a Young Actress.

    • As part of ABC's Viva Las Vegas night, characters from the four shows airing this evening met each other in Las Vegas. In Grace Under Fire, Grace becomes Drew's good luck charm at the craps table. In Coach, Mimi and Luther bid against each other for Elvis memorabilia. In The Drew Carey Show, Luther becomes Drew's bad luck charm at the craps table. In Ellen, a dazed Spence asks Drew for help finding Caesar.


    • Drew: Once, I went too high to get to my special place, and I got too close to the sun and my wings fell off. And uh...then the Tin Man came by with some 3 magic beans...

      Drew alludes to the mythical story of Daedalus and Icarus as well as The Wizard of Oz and Jack and the Beanstalk.

    • Reverend Jimmy: "Excuse me while I wed this guy!" The minister at the Las Vegas chapel, dressed as Jimmy Hendrix, parodies a life from Hendrix's legendary song, "Purple Haze"- also known in some circles as "'Scuse Me While I Kiss The Sky."

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