The Drew Carey Show

Season 7 Episode 11

Mr. Laffoon's Wild Ride

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 28, 2001 on ABC
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Mr. Laffoon's Wild Ride
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Drew begins to feel emasculated when Christine repeatedly bosses him around and has him do all of her errands. Mimi prepares to buy a minivan. She is heartbroken when Dee Snider of Twisted Sister shows up at the office and tells her that she can no longer be president of the group's fan club, as she has been neglecting her duties because of motherhood. She grows dissatisfied with her life and longs for the excitement of her past. She decides to buy a convertible sports car instead of the minivan. She runs into Drew, who is driving Christine's sports car, and they decide to have a race. They are both thrilled by the experience, and begin sneaking out and taking part in drag races every night. Steve finds out and shows up with Gus to convince Mimi to stop racing. Christine learns why Drew has been racing, and agrees to be less demanding. After the racegoers make fun of him for being a wuss, she lets him race one last time.moreless

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  • What a terrible episode!

    5.7
    The show opens with a cocktail party Drew has thrown for Christine. Drew meets two other guys, who are dating powerful women, much like himself. The guys seem to be similar to Drew, but their dreams have been squashed. Drew's bound and determined not to end up like the two of them, but when Christine asks Drew to tell one of the women his recipe for his dip, Drew gets a little upset.



    The next day, Drew walks into work with Christine's clothing from the cleaners, which gives Mimi a reason to make a joke about Drew's gender. Mimi then tells Drew about how she's looking for a new car. She wants to get a new van since she's raising a family now. Dee Snider then walks in and fires Mimi from his fan club. It seems raising a family has caused Mimi to miss out on some of her duties with the fan club. Lewis, Oswald, and Christine then walk into the office to see Drew. Christine asks Drew to take care of some more errands for her, but Drew's clearly not interested Without much of an option, Drew agrees to help her out with the errands.



    Later that day, Drew goes to pick up Christine's poodle, but when Drew notices the dog groomer didn't do a very good job, he yells at her.



    Across town, Mimi stops by a car dealership to look for a new van. The more she learns about the van, the more Mimi gets depressed. She's worried about life passing her by now that she's married and has a kid. Instead of getting the van, she buys a red sports car.



    Out on the road, Mimi and Drew are shown at a stoplight. Mimi's in her new car, and Drew's in a yellow Corvette with the poodle inside. They decide to have a quick race. The whole thing really leaves the two of them excited, so they decide to race late at night to have a little fun.



    A few days later, Lewis, Oswald, and Kate catch up to Drew at the Warsaw. Kate figures out that Mimi and Kate have been street racing with Mimi at night. She feels this is just a way to make up for the fact that during the day, Drew's relationship with Christine isn't very emasculating. Lewis and Oswald suggest talking to Christine about it, but Drew doesn't want to risk Christine dumping him.



    In the middle of the night, Drew and Mimi are waiting for their next opponent to race, when Steve and Christine catch up with them. They confront them about the dangerous and illegal street racing. Mimi tells Steve that she doesn't want to be a soccer mom, but Steve doesn't want Mimi to do it anymore. Mimi decides to get into the car and race anyway. Drew tells Christine that he doesn't want to be her errand-boy. When a guy makes fun of Drew, Christine gives him the keys to her car and tells her to beat him. When Drew wins the race, the car ends up catching on fire because of the nitrous oxide.



    The show ends with Oswald performing a voice over for Christine's dog, who is looking in the mirror. The dog complains about the way he's been groomed. There's then a series of bloopers from the scene where the guys are in the Warsaw.



    Tonight's episode lacked any kind of an interesting plot. When you combine a boring plot with a lack of comedy, it makes for a pretty poor episode.moreless
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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

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John Carroll Lynch

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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Man (A husband of a female business vice president talks to Drew): Behind every successful woman, is a man with a lifetime of crushed dreams.

    • Business Woman: You must be new to the store.
      Drew: Actually, I've worked there for 20 years.
      Business Woman: Oh, sorry.
      Drew: That's okay, the person that sits next to me doesn't know I work there either.
      (She giggles while Drew laughs uncontrollably at himself then sighs loudly)

    • Drew (talking to Christine): Boy, I love how your eyes twinkle when you make fun of my life.

    • Drew (to Mimi, who is driving a sports car): Look, 300 horses under the hood and one behind the wheel.

    • Mimi (to Drew): Watch how I turn this around. (Yelling at Steve) How dare you bring our son to an illegal street race! (Steve says nothing.) (to Drew) Watch how I blame this on you. (Fake crying to Steve) Drew said that if I didn't race him, he would eat our baby!

    • Kate: I see. Christine has you do all these demeaning tasks during the day, so at night you reclaim your manhood by running around in a giant metal penis.
      Drew: No! It's a Corvette, so that makes it a giant fiberglass penis.

    • Oswald (to Lewis): Boy, for two guys who are never right, we sure are cocky.

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