The Drew Carey Show

Season 3 Episode 8

The Dog and Pony Show

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 12, 1997 on ABC
9.2
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The Dog and Pony Show
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Mr. Wick reluctantly watches Mrs. Louder's prized dog while she is out of town. It is valued for breeding because of its unique coat. Wick decides to dump the dog off on Drew without consulting him. Kate takes the dog to Drew's house; but has to leave to pick up Oswald, whose delivery truck has broken down at a motel where an old classmate is hitting on him. Drew doesn't find Kate's note, and assumes the dog is a stray. He has it shaved and neutered. Kate finds an ad for a similar dog, but it costs several thousand dollars. Drew must come up with the money or lose his job. Wick also fears that he will be fired. Inspired by The Full Monty, the guys decide to make the money by stripping at the Warsaw. Oswald is a little too excited by the idea. Lewis backs out at the last minute, but Larry is released from jail and steps in as a replacement. The cops stop the guys before they can take it all off because the Warsaw isn't zoned for exotic dancing. Drew and his cohorts take the matter before the city council. When the council proves uncooperative, they ask for the chance to demonstrate their routine. All of the guys (including Lewis) strip at the meeting.moreless

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  • It was funny.

    9.0
    I don't understand why I think this episode was hilarious. Oh wait, yeah I do. It was funny because of the entire storyline, plot, and its writing. I liked the episode because of the funny bits here and there and also the acting was decent. One thing that was really great was the fact that it all was because of Mr. Wick pawning off a dog to Drew. I liked the comedy and the writing the best in this episode. Overall, it was very good and also very funny. I liked the end scene and also the funny bits here and there. Thank you.moreless
  • Drew and the guys strip in a classic scene.

    9.1
    At work, Oswald surprises Kate with lunch. Kate tells him that he's getting a little clingy, which obviously upsets him a little. Mimi comes in and hands Mr. Wick Mrs. Louder's dog. Kate can't help but ask about what sort of dog it is. It's pure-bred and used for breeding. Mr. Wick asks Kate if she can take the dog for a little while, but she says she can't keep him at her apartment because of the no pets rule, so she agrees to leave him with Drew.



    Kate comes over to Drew's house with Mrs. Louder's dog, but Drew's not home, so she leaves him outside, but goes inside and hears Oswald calling for help on Drew's answering machine. Kate picks up the phone and tells Oswald she'll be there soon. Drew and Lewis come home and see a dog outside, and consider taking him to the pound.



    Lewis and Drew come home, and Oswald and Kate come in through the front door, all at the same time. Kate asks Drew how Lucky is doing, but he thinks Kate is talking about a person, not the dog. In walks Lucky, all trimmed down, in more ways than one. Drew's really sad when Kate tells him that it's Mrs. Louder's dog.



    Still home, Drew calls the vet and asks if they kept the "pieces" he had removed. Kate finds pure-bred dogs for sale in the paper. Mr. Wick knocks on the door and Drew lets him in. He's there to pick up Lucky, but it shocked when Drew tells him what happened. Drew asks Mr. Wick to lend him the $4500 to buy a replacement dog. When they have the idea of stripping for the money, Oswald volunteers, but Lewis isn't so gung-ho because of some sort of body hair issue, and Mr. Wick isn't too interested either.



    At the Warsaw, Drew comes in to meet up with Oswald, and he's greeted by cheers. Mimi is in the front row with a magnifying glass all set for Drew. Drew walks over to the bar, and Lewis still has problems with his hair. Lewis said he's so nervous, his hair went grey over night. Nicki then comes in to watch a bunch of guys strip, but she's surprised Drew is one of those guys. Larry comes in, and is interested in stripping, as long as he gets $100. He decides to show Drew what he brings to the party, and it seems to impress Drew in the process. Mr. Wick, Larry, Drew, and Oswald all go backstage and change and come out a few seconds later. A few police officers come in and shut them down because the Warsaw isn't zoned for this sort of entertainment.



    In court, Drew is joined by all of the guys, Nicki, and Kate, set to defend themselves in front of the city. After hearing them, the city board is about to deny their request when Drew decides they should sample what they did, so they all strip, with even Lewis joining in.



    The show ends with them all counting the money they made from the stripping, and they had money left over, so Drew have each audience member a dollar, and apologized for having to see his butt.



    The whole strip scene was a Drew Carey Show classic in my opinion. It's just something you can't believe you're watching, particularly the longer scene in front of the city board.moreless
  • Drew must think of a way to earn money after runing Mrs. Louders prize winning champion dog. In a desperate act of getting enough money to buy a duplicate dog, the whole gang decides to strip dance like the guys in the Full Monty did.moreless

    10
    The Dog and Pony Show has to be one of the best Drew Carey Show episodes ever made. The writting is brilliant, the acting is perfect, and the strip montages are excellent. The cast really shines in this episode with the hilarious jokes about dancing nude in front of women. The plot is perfectly molded together with the right timing of cracks from the dog being shaven to Mr. Wicks hat problem. Plus we get to hear great music. This is a true series classic and one of the best episodes ever written, a real personal favorite of mine.moreless
Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

The Councilman

Guest Star

Tim Haldeman

Tim Haldeman

The Policeman

Guest Star

Mark Addy

Mark Addy

Himself

Guest Star

Ian Gomez

Ian Gomez

Larry Almada

Recurring Role

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

Nicki Fifer

Recurring Role

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