The Drew Carey Show

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Daily 9:00 PM Sep 13, 1995 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Some of Drew's lines are also used in his stand-up comedy act such as his bit about his high-school reunion.

    • The picture of Drew's house appears to have a door in the front, however actually in MANY MANY shots, it shows there is a wall with coats and hats directly outside the door, and that his front door faces to the side of the house.

    • Drew said Mimi looked like something his nephew drew, but Drew's first nephew, King Gus (ironically Mimi's son), wasn't born until a much later season.

  • Quotes

    • Oswald: (in his DJ voice) Here's one for all you lovers in the crowd.
      Drew: How about one for all the snipers in the crowd?

    • (Drew refuses to hire Kate)
      Drew: No! It's even worse than when friends have sex, 'cause at least then you had sex!

    • Drew: Boy, a drive-thru liquor store. God bless America! A place where you can drive through and buy whiskey, beer...just the thing for that drunk driver who's constantly on the go. Can't stop now! I've got places to go, people to hit!

    • Drew: Ask me about my day, I dare you.
      Lewis: Drew, how was your day?
      Drew: You're not sincere enough.. (Points to Oswald) YOU! Ask me about my day.
      Oswald: Drew, how was your day?
      Drew: Lousy. It was like the rubber glove part of a physical exam.

  • Notes

    • Mimi Bobeck's character was not meant to be a regular on the show, but was written in after positive public reaction.

    • The very first line of dialogue heard in the pilot is Ryan Stiles (Lewis) saying "...and that's why the French don't wash." Ryan Stiles used this line in a 1994 episode of the British Whose Line Is It Anyway? during a game of "Stand, Sit and Lie".

  • Allusions