The Drew Carey Show

Season 7 Episode 9

Drew Live III

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 14, 2001 on ABC
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Drew Live III
Drew awakens to find himself handcuffed to former Cheers star John Ratzenberger in a Tennessee dog pound. John says that he saved Drew from jumping off a bridge in a drunken stupor as he ranted about some terrible thing that he had done. Drew tries to re-trace his steps and figure out what happened. He headed to Nashville for a convention, and Oswald and Lewis tagged along to visit Dollywood. Mimi and Steve used the absent Wick's ticket to take the trip, and decided to have sex on the train. Drew became ill after drinking a beer and stumbled into the wrong cabin. He remembers that Mimi entered the cabin as the train went through the tunnel. Drew finds blue paint all over himself and fears that he had sex with Mimi. Oswald and Lewis tell him that Mimi discovered that it was Drew and left him alone. The Blue Man Group then covered him in paint as part of one of their experiments. Drew discovers that John Ratzenberger drugged his beer and led him to the wrong cabin. He and the Blue Man Group wanted to get him to kill himself so that they could take over the show.moreless

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  • Not another Live episode!

    The show opens with Ryan introducing tonight's live episode from the control room. Brad then stops by and tells us about the bell they'll use to make actors change their lines on the spot.

    We cut to Drew waking up in the dog pound, next to John Ratzenberger and a few dogs. After a minute, a family comes in and the daughter asks if they can take home the one with the glasses (Drew).

    Back from commercial, Drew and John talk about what happened last night, and then a large dog comes by and starts barking. Drew and John try to figure out what the dog is saying, but they're unable to. Brad comes in and stalls for a flashback sequence.

    Ten days earlier, we see Drew coming into work, and he's joined by Lewis and Oswald, who are ready to go on vacation in the south. Drew talks to Steve and Mimi, who are also going for vacation. Brad and the stall for time players come in to stall for time by testing coffee to see which sample is caffeinated.

    We then catch up with Drew, Lewis, Oswald, Steve, and Mimi, who are on the train. After getting drunk, Drew stumbles off to bed, but Mimi follows him in, thinking Drew is Steve. When it looks like Drew and Mimi had sex, we cut back to Brad and the stall for time players, who stall the show by playing slap-ass leapfrog.

    We then cut to Drew and John back in the dog pound. Drew realizes the reason he tried to kill himself is because he believes he had sex with Mimi. His under-shirt also has blue paint on it, further reinforcing his belief.

    At work, Mimi is joined by Kate, who brings in Mimi's baby. Mimi tells Kate about her vacation, including the fact that she had great sex with Steve on the train. When Kate leaves, Oswald and Lewis come in and tells Mimi about how they had a bad time at Dollywood. They were expecting a lot of breasts, but it was just a boring amusement park. Brad pops in and asks Mimi, Oswald, and Lewis to take a prop and use it in interesting ways, so they do that, and then Drew comes in. Drew asks Mimi about her time with Steve. When Mimi tells Drew she had sex with Steve, Drew makes the decision to hit his penis with a hammer, but Oswald and Lewis stop him from doing it. They tell Drew that Mimi didn't have sex with him, she and Mimi went back to a different cabin, and he's got nothing to worry about.

    Back in flashback mode, we catch up to Drew, who's sleeping in his cabin. The Blue Man Group is playing with him, causing Drew to make ridiculous noises and making his shirt blue.

    Back in the studio, Brad and the stall for time players stall for time by reading ridiculous lines from a bowl of quotes.

    We quickly cut to Drew still talking to Lewis and Oswald about his trip on the train. Drew realizes that John R is working with the Blue Man Group to cause Drew trouble. When Drew notices a tape, Drew puts it in the VCR and plays it. It ends up being a new version of The Drew Carey Show, with John replacing Drew and the Blue Man Group replacing Lewis, Oswald, and Kate. Drew gets upset when he sees that John has been trying to take over his show, so Drew walks behind the scenes and confronts John about it. John apologizes for the whole thing and leaves.

    The show ends with the Blue Man Group giving Lewis and Oswald free beer, which they spray from their chest.

    Of the three live episodes so far, this is one of the worst... they just seem to be getting worse the more they do these. I don't think the live factor has anything to do with the quality, it's the plots which are really dragging the live episodes down.moreless
Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Drew Allison Carey

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Kate O'Brien (1995-2002)

Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader

Oswald Lee Harvey

Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles

Lewis Kiniski

Kathy Kinney

Kathy Kinney

Mimi Bobeck Carey (episode 2+)

John Carroll Lynch

John Carroll Lynch

Steve Carey (2000-2003)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The beagle jumps from next to Drew and John, into the cage with the other dogs.

      Also, pounds separate the animals into their separate cages, that way it keeps the animals controlled and easy to keep track of.

    • In this episode, Lewis and Oswald keep talking about visiting Dollywood in Nashville. Sorry guys, but Dollywood is not in Nashville. It is in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which is at least three hours east of Nashville.

    • In the Pacific time zone version of this episode, they rang the bell as Kate and Mimi were discussing Mimi's tryst with Steve on the train, meaning that Christa Miller had to come up with an ad lib. Her response, "You should try it in the caboose," was bleeped by ABC. This show has had literally hundreds of lines over the years that have been more risque than that, so it seems pretty stupid that they would choose to censor this. (They apparently realized this was a mistake, as it was no longer censored when the episode aired in syndication.)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • (Flashback Girl comes in the office after Oswald leads Drew out)
      Lewis: Hey, Flashback Girl. Care to go back to my place and lie there for a half hour while I make excuses? (she looks disgusted and leaves, he turns to the camera) You know, they say they want honesty, but they don't want honesty.

    • Drew (yelling at John): My gosh you're evil. You're nothing like the piggy bank in Toy Story.

    • Drew (as he starts to unbutton his shirt and finds blue eyeshadow on his shirt, he slowly looks in his pants and screams after he realizes what he's done): I slept with Mimi. That's why I tried to kill myself. (grabs John by the shirt) Why didn't you let me die? Why didn't you let me die? Why didn't you let me DIE!?

    • Mimi (when Drew brings a suitcase on wheels to work): You know, when you start to bring your lunch to work on wheels, you got a problem.

    • Flashback Girl: Want to go back ten years, watch me experiment with a girl?
      Brad: (excitedly) Gerry, can I?
      Gerry: (over intercom) No!!!

    • Drew: Hey, I'm in a dog pound handcuffed to a celebrity. I'm finally gonna get in the Enquirer.

    • Lewis (to the director): I warn you: whatever part of my body you zoom in on, I'll play it!

    • Oswald: You gotta think there's at least one single woman on this whole train who would rather talk to us than leap to her death.
      Lewis: Well, you're probably wrong, but we have to try.

    • Drew: This show's about my life. You can't just take that away.
      John: Oh, please. (Puts on glasses and speaks like Drew) "I drink a lot and I don't like Mimi."

    • Drew: Hey, they left a tape! I hope it's not some kind of weird Blue Man porn!

    • Oswald: Someone on this a murderer!
      Drew: Sit down. That wasn't funny in the Christmas train at the mall, it's not funny here.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Craig Ferguson does not appear in this episode.

    • At the time this episode first aired, Ryan Stiles had just recently done a commercial for Kinko's Copies. He ad-libbed that they should have gone to Kinko's instead of Dollywood.

    • Three of the games from Whose Line is it Anyway? were played in this episode. Throughout the episode, they played Quick Change, Props, and Whose Line. The playing of Quick Change was altered slightly for the show, using a bell instead of a fellow actor to signal a change of dialogue.

    • This episode was performed live for each feed (east/central, mountain and west).


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