The Drew Carey Show

Season 5 Episode 15

Mimi Moves In

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 02, 2000 on ABC
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Mimi Moves In
Steve and Mimi buy a trailer and plan a trip to Dollywood. Mr. Soulard orders Mimi to alter her appearance and remove all personal items from her desk. When she objects, he puts walls around her desk so that she can't be seen by visitors. Mimi refuses to stay in her office, and Mr. Soulard fires her for failing to answer her phone. She and Steve decide to leave with the trailer, and never plan to return. They announce their plans when they stop by Drew's house to pick up some of Steve's belongings. A jubilant Drew offers to take their truck to the gas station for a fill-up; but has it stolen when he goes inside for a pretzel. Mimi and Steve are left stranded in Drew's yard, and cannot get a new truck because Steve allowed their insurance to lapse. Drew grows tired of the couple's monopolization of his food and utilities, and sickened by the continuous rocking of the trailer. Kate finds an affordable trailer park, and Drew offers to pay the first six months' rent. Mimi angrily refuses. Mimi begins hanging around inside the house, and will not go back to the trailer. She finally admits that she is claustrophobic. Drew realizes that he can get Mimi's job back because she has a medical condition. He decides that he would rather have Mimi at his workplace than at his home. Meanwhile, Lewis takes performance-enhancing drugs as he prepares to sleep with Leslie for the first time.moreless

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  • Mimi moves into Drew's backyard.

    At the Warsaw, Drew, Kate, Mimi, and Steve are looking through some brochures for trailers, as Mimi and Steve are looking forward to going on a big road trip. When Steve and Mimi leave, Oswald comes over and sits down, and wonders about what it would be like to take a trip like that. Leslie and Lewis come in. They kiss and she leaves. Lewis comes over and joins the guys. He then takes some pills from DrugCo, as he's hoping they'll make him last longer when having sex with Leslie.

    At Winfred-Louder, Mimi asks Drew why he's cleaning his desk. He responds by telling her that he's hoping to impress Mr. Soulard. She walks over to her desk when Mr. Wick and Mr. Soulard come over. The lack of personal effects on Drew's desk impresses Mr. Soulard, and he makes sure the other employees notice it. Mr. Soulard yells at Mimi when he notices all of the trolls on her desk. He threatens to fire her, but Mimi threatens to sue the company for wrongful termination.

    When Mimi comes back into work, she notices her desk is surrounded by walls. She calls out Mr. Wick and yells at him for it, but he's not interested in helping her. Reluctantly, she goes behind her desk and the quickly comes right back out. She calls out Mr. Wick and Mr. Soulard to complain. When the phone rings, Mimi refuses to answer it, so Mr. Soulard fired her for not doing her job. Drew brings out a boom-box and it plays "Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead", and he does backflips around the office before handing Mimi her severance package.

    Drew, Kate, Lewis, Leslie, and Oswald come home to Drew's after being kicked out of the Medieval Times. Leslie uses the restroom while Lewis complains to Drew, Oswald, and Kate about having sex with Leslie. It seems the pills Lewis has been taking are working too well, as he's lasting three hours during sex, which is way too long. He tells them that by the time they finish, it's not sex anymore, it's work. Leslie comes out and she and Lewis leave. Oswald walks into the kitchen to get a beer and then notices Mimi and Steve are in the backyard. They all go outside to see what's going on and Mimi and Steve reveal that they've bought a trailer and they're planning on moving to the South. Happy about this, Drew asks Oswald and Kate to help them move things out of the garage. Drew even offers to take Steve's truck to the gas station.

    Later that night, Drew comes home, escorted by a police officer, who reveals that Steve's truck was stolen when Drew went in to buy a hot pretzel. Drew offers to help pay the deductible on the truck, but it seems Steve let the payments lapse, so they're out of a truck, plain and simple. Steve and Mimi get into a fight about this, in their home, the trailer in Drew's backyard.

    The next morning, Drew finds Steve making breakfast while Mimi is making a mess out of his backyard; her clothes are everywhere. You can see Drew is getting even more frustrated about Steve and Mimi living there.

    Back at Winfred-Louder, Carol, the woman who is replacing Mimi, offers Drew some cookies, but Drew's not fully trusting her, as he's so used to not being able to trust generous offers, as usually it's Mimi setting Drew up for some little trick. Kate comes in and tells Drew she found a trailer park Steve and Mimi can move their trailer to.

    At home, Drew notices that Steve and Mimi are using a lot of his electricity. Drew asks Mimi about finding a job, and he finds out the reason Mimi doesn't like the trailer or the tiny cubicle is she's claustrophobic. He gets upset because he knows he can get Mimi her job back since claustrophobia is a medical condition, and you can't be fired for a medical condition. Drew and Kate go inside to talk about the good and bad things with Mimi staying in his backyard and of going back to work.

    The show ends with a scene from Winfred-Louder. Carol is on her way out when Mimi makes her way in and makes a rude comment. Before she leaves, Carol gives Drew her flask.

    I liked this episode, as it put Drew in an interesting predicament at the end of the episode. The comedy was great throughout the episode.moreless
Patricia Place

Patricia Place


Guest Star

Ty Upshaw

Ty Upshaw


Guest Star

Judy Gold

Judy Gold


Guest Star

John Carroll Lynch

John Carroll Lynch

Steve Carey

Recurring Role

Mark Curry

Mark Curry

Robert Soulard

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • (Lewis takes his numbing pill as he drinks a beer)
      Lewis: Well, here's to finally having a sex life...Again!
      (Oswald looks at him strangely as he takes a drink)
      Lewis: Heh. It's just like riding a bike, right?
      Oswald: Oh, sure.
      Drew: Hey, you know for the first couple times you might want to have your dad hold on to you so you don't fall off.

    • (Kate asks Lewis about his sexual relationship with Leslie)
      Lewis: Hey, hey, hey! A gentleman does not discuss intimate details. (Lewis's beeper goes off and he looks at his watch) Oh! Time to take the pill that numbs my genitals so I can last longer.
      Oswald: Why would you want to do that? Every woman I've been with wants it to go fast.

    • (Kate, Oswald, and Drew watch as Lewis makes out with Leslie)
      Kate: (speaking to Lewis) Looks like things are heating up with Leslie. Could it be time to put another notch in the bedpost?
      Drew: Yeah, it would be nice to have something to match the other one.

    • (Steve, Mimi, Kate, Oswald, and Drew are looking at brochures for mobile trailers)
      Steve: Look at this one, honey. This trailer, its got two bedrooms, a full bath, and a breakfast nook. I want to rent this one.
      Drew: Pretty big trailer. But are you sure Mimi can pull it?
      Mimi: Well maybe you can give me some tips, because you haul your ass out of bed every morning.

    • Drew (about Mimi): I can't take it anymore. She's either in my home, or at my work. I watch Unsolved Mysteries. People disappear all the time. Why can't she?

    • Mimi: I'm doing the laundry. Up next are my dainties.
      Drew: And never up again is my penis.

    • Drew (reacting to Mimi's decorations in his yard): Oh my God! All I need is a three-legged dog and I'm officially white trash.

    • (Steve and Mimi moved their trailer into Drew's backyard.)
      Drew: I couldn't sleep last night. The rocking trailer kept me up.
      Steve: Oh, sorry.
      Drew: And then, the screaming started.
      Steve: What was that?
      Drew: That was me, when I realized what was going on in the trailer!

    • Mimi: Turns out getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to me.
      Drew: MM-MM! Testify!

  • NOTES (0)


    • After Mimi is fired, Drew cartwheels through the office while listening to "Ding-Dong, The Witch Is Dead" from The Wizard of Oz.