The Drew Carey Show

Season 2 Episode 8

Drew's the Other Man

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 20, 1996 on ABC
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Drew's the Other Man
Drew is confused when Bonnie refuses to go out anywhere with him. She always insists that they just pick up some fast food and go back to his house. Drew believes that she is just concerned about putting a strain on his finances, but wishes that they could do something special. Kate suggests that Drew surprise Bonnie. Drew shows up at her apartment with a gourmet meal, only to find that she is married. He ends up having to impersonate a caterer and serve dinner to the couple. Bonnie comes to Drew's house the next day to apologize. She says that her marriage had been dead for a long time, and that she had been planning to end it. Ironically, Drew's dinner helped to rekindle the passion in the marriage. Oswald wins Global Parcel's intramural boxing championship. The man he defeated, Joe "Special Delivery" Lupo, takes him to dinner to celebrate. After Joe begins showering Oswald with gifts, the gang finally forces Oswald to realize that Joe has the wrong impression about their relationship. Oswald discovers that he has been unwittingly "dating" several of his male co-workers.moreless

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  • Very well done.

    At the office, Lewis stops by with a drawn-on tattoo, and shows it to Drew. They post the question, "what is hip", since the reason Lewis wanted the tattoo was because he would be hip. They then get into a big song and dance performance to the song, "What is Hip?" by Tower of Power.

    At the Warsaw, Drew is eating food, while a few dozen people are dancing, since it's Latin Dance Night. Kate and Lewis come in to talk to Drew. Lewis has been taking a dance class in hopes of meeting new people. Mimi comes in and ends up leaving with a guy who finds her very attractive. Drew's new girlfriend, Bonnie comes in. She seems to like eating at fast food places, not fancy places, which is fine with Drew, but he wants Bonnie to know that he's not broke. After Kate and Lewis leave, Bonnie suggests they think about a song for them, but nothing comes to mind.

    Back in Drew's garage, Drew joins Lewis and Kate are trying to come up with something to help sell more beer for Christmas. Lewis comes up with "Buzz BeerNog," but it tastes terrible. Kate suggests adding a loop at the top of the bottle so that someone can hang the bottle on the Christmas tree when the bottle is empty, but Drew doesn't like the idea. Oswald comes in with more beer and reveals that he won a boxing championship. They all leave the garage, and go out to the pool table, when they all talk about Drew's date, which involved going through the drive-thru and going back to Drew's place. Joe, the person Oswald beat in the boxing match, comes by to pick up Oswald for a movie, which bums out Lewis, since he wasn't invited.

    Drew stops by Bonnie's apartment with dinner, but Bonnie doesn't want him there. Bonnie's husband then comes out to see what's up. Drew's horrified, but tries to cover for her, suggesting that he's the caterer, not her boyfriend.

    Still at Bonnie's place, Drew's still covering for her. When her husband leaves the room, Drew cheers her out for not telling him about everything.

    Back at the office, Lewis, Oswald, and Kate stop by, and they find out about Bonnie from him. Mimi stops by and insults him when she finds out about Bonnie as well. When Oswald takes off his jacket, everyone notices Oswald's fancy silk shirt, from Joe. They tell Oswald that he's been dating Joe, which freaks him out.

    In Lewis' delivery truck, Lewis tells Joe that he's not gay, and they get the whole thing sorted out.

    At home, Drew calls for pizza, and then Bonnie stops by. She tells Drew that they were about to get a divorce, but Drew's night at her place ended up making for an opportune time for them to work it all out. Drew then calls himself "Schmuck Man". Oswald then stops by and tells him about he and Joe. Oswald and Drew decide to go out and meet some women, but after Oswald suggests a new bar, which sounds like it is a gay bar, Drew decides to stay and wait for the pizza man, and lets Oswald go on his own.

    The show ends with Lewis and Kate dancing at the Warsaw.

    I really enjoyed this episode. When Oswald realized he was dating Joe, his reaction seemed very real, and made for a hilarious scene.moreless
Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea


Guest Star

Michael Milhoan

Michael Milhoan

Joe "Special Delivery" Lupo

Guest Star

Gil Zunga

Gil Zunga


Guest Star

James Castle Stevens

James Castle Stevens


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • During the opening song, "What Is Hip?" by Tower of Power, a series of still are shown that represent what was hip on TV. The images were of or from:

      Daffy Duck
      The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
      Welcome Back, Kotter
      American Bandstand
      The Tasmanian Devil
      Pee Wee's Playhouse
      Porky Pig
      Police Woman
      The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
      Miami Vice
      The Flintstones
      The Andy Griffith Show
      The Jack Paar Tonight Show
      The Jetsons
      The Dick Cavett Show
      The Fugitive
      I Dream of Jeanie
      Kung Fu
      Happy Days
      The Sonny and Cher Show
      77 Sunset Strip
      Speed Racer
      Alfred Hitchcock Presents
      The Prisoner
      I Spy
      Have Gun - Will Travel
      The Monkees
      Perry Mason
      Adventures of Bullwinkle and Rocky
      The Smothers Bothers Comedy Hour
      Captain Kangaroo
      The Honeymooners
      Droopy Dog
      The Phil Silvers Show
      The Ernie Kovacs Show
      Richard Diamond, Private Detective
      Charlie's Angels
      Tonight! (aka The Steve Allen Show)
      Tom and Jerry

    • When Oswald meets Drew at home at the end of the episode, Drew is in the kitchen and you hear the front door open, although you never hear it close (although you could pretend that Oswald forgot to close it). Also, as soon as you hear the door opening, you immediately see Oswald entering the kitchen. It should have taken at least a few seconds for Oswald to get through the living room and into the kitchen.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Bonnie's husband: (To Drew) Hey listen, how much do I have to pay to get you to stay and, you know...make breakfast?
      Drew: Well I'll turn on the gas but I can't guarantee I'll cook anything.

    • Bonnie: I'm sorry Drew. I tried to tell you [I'm married] but I just never found the right time!
      Drew: Oh really? Well here's a little guide: "Nice to meet you..." Right time! "Would you like to come back to my place?" Right time! "Would you like to have sex?" Right time!!

  • NOTES (3)


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