The Drew Carey Show

Season 1 Episode 11

The Electron Doesn't Fall Far from the Nucleus

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 13, 1995 on ABC
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Drew's dad comes to town to accept a lifetime achievement award from his lodge, the Wildebeests. He encourages Drew to join the lodge and make connections that can help him find a better job. Drew isn't sure about the idea, but agrees to consider after Lewis and Oswald express an interest. A lodge member tells Drew that he has already gotten him three job offers. However, Drew is appalled to discover that most of the members are bigots, and that people of other races are excluded from membership. Drew issues an ultimatum to Mr. Bell, and manages to get a long-overdue raise. However, George still believes that Drew needs to join the lodge and find a better job. Drew proclaims that he is happy with his life, and doesn't understand why his father can't be more supportive. George insists that he is proud of Drew; he pushes him because he doesn't want him to one day look back and realize that he is dissatisfied with his life.moreless

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  • We meet Drew's father!

    7.9
    Just as Mimi is getting ready to go home, Drew asks if he can help her with anything. You know Drew's up to something. After Mimi leaves, Drew grabs her computer monitor and puts it on his desk to trick his dad into thinking he's got an important job. When he shows up, Mimi isn't far behind, and George reveals embarrassing things about Drew's childhood, so Mimi has to go and write them down for the newsletter.



    Drew, George, Lewis, and Oswald are out playing pool, and talk about Drew, George, and his mother, and the arguments they got into about moving the pool table inside. Kate and Jay show up, and they head inside to eat pizza. George asks Drew about his job and how he's not really getting anywhere. He suggests to Drew that he join the lodge, since there's a lot of good networking that goes on there, but Drew isn't too enthusiastic about the idea.



    At the lodge, Drew, Lewis, and Oswald drop by to see what it's all about. George introduces Drew to a friend of his, Tom. Tom has given Drew's resume to a bunch of clients, and he's got three great offers if he joins the lodge. After meeting the head of lodge membership, Drew, Lewis, and Oswald, find out that they only seem to allow white men into the lodge, which upsets them, so they leave.



    Jay and Kate drop by Drew's cubicle. Drew can't go to lunch with them, he's too caught up with the issue of joining the lodge. Drew calls Mr. Bell on the phone to ask for a raise. He's able to get an extra $100 a month after he threatens to leave.



    Arriving home, Drew finds George working on Drew's VCR, and he tells him about the raise, which impresses him. The two of them start talking about the job and joining the lodge. They get into an argument over the whole thing, so they go and play some pool. George shares some personal information about the family with Drew, which kind of bums Drew out, but he tries to make a little humor out of the situation, and takes a little shot at his dad for the poor maintenance on the house, particularly the gutters, which he never cleaned out when he sold Drew the house.



    The show ends with Drew, Lewis, Oswald, Kate, and Jay driving around down in a convertible with the top down. Since it's winter, they're freezing. They complain to Drew about the cold wind, so he drives behind a truck to block some of the winds. It turns out to be a garbage truck, so they end up getting pelted by paper, diapers, and other trash.



    Much like the previous episode, the writing was average, and really only served to introduce a new character. In the previous episode, it was Jay Clemons, this one was Drew's father, George. The funniest part had to be when Drew was asked by his father how he wore out the pause/still-frame button on the VCR.moreless
Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Drew Allison Carey

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Kate O'Brien (as Christa Miller)

Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader

Oswald Lee Harvey

Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles

Lewis Kiniski

Kathy Kinney

Kathy Kinney

Mimi Bobeck

Dennis Blair

Dennis Blair

Lester

Guest Star

William Utay

William Utay

Tom

Guest Star

Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak

Gerald Hawthorne Bell (Voice)

Recurring Role

Stanley Anderson

Stanley Anderson

George Carey

Recurring Role

Robert Torti

Robert Torti

Jay Clemens

Recurring Role

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