The Drew Carey Show

Season 1 Episode 15

There is No Scientific Name for a Show About God

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 17, 1996 on ABC
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The store closes early because of an ice storm. Drew reluctantly agrees to carpool with the Optimists Club. However, he misses his ride when his computer suddenly catches on fire. The Optimists Club gets into an accident, and a man is killed. Mimi assumes that it is Drew and spreads the word around the store. Drew believes that divine intervention kept him out of the accident, and questions his purpose. He finds a note in an old bible in which he discussed his goals for the future. He decides to contact his pastor about becoming a minister. While the pastor is looking over Drew's questionnaire, a woman comes into the church and mistakenly assumes that he is a minister. She is in a terrible personal situation and is experiencing money problems. The woman is angry to learn that Drew isn't the minister, but he offers her a job at Winfred-Louder. Drew fails the questionnaire, but comes to realize that he can help people in his current position.moreless

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  • Very good, but could have been better.

    8.6
    At work, Drew is checking for fraud, so he asks another employee if he really has a wooden leg. He responds by stabbing a letter opener into his leg, so that ended that. There is an announcement over the intercom saying there's an ice storm, and the store is closing early. Kate runs over and tells Drew she just saw a bird hit the window, and the bird shattered. Drew asks her if there's any room in her carpool, but there isn't. He turns to Mimi, who won't let him ride with her, so Drew turns to the Optimist Club, which says "yes." Drew has to finish up something before he leaves, but his monitor explodes and catches fire.



    At work, people are gathered around Drew's desk because they think he died. When Drew shows up, everyone is shocked. Apparently, the Optimist Club got in a car crash and someone got killed. Kate and Jay stop by to tell him that a lot of people think he's dead, but some are celebrating his death, oddly enough.



    At home, Drew has Kate, Jay, Lewis, and Oswald over. He's trying to find Drew's Bible. Jay finds it on the bookshelf. Drew pulls out a piece of paper. It's a list of things he wanted to do before he died, which he made when he was a kid. Everyone gets out the Ouija board because Drew wants to know why he was saved. Drew decides to spend some time at church.



    Arriving at church, Lewis, Oswald, Kate, and Jay sit down to enjoy the day's services. Drew stands to talk to the Reverend, who thinks Drew is his father, George. Drew asks to talk to the Reverend about the death of one of the people from work, and he thinks God kept him from getting in that car, and he is considering to devote his life to the church.



    At work, Nora and Suzie come by Drew's cubicle. Suzie says Nora is trying to steal the cat she found, so Drew tries to settle the argument, but it doesn't go so well, so they walk away, saying they'll share custody of the cat, just like the UPS man. Kate and Jay stop by to see Drew. They get into a big discussion about Drew's interest in the church. After they leave, Mimi comes over and jokes with Drew about joining the church. When she goes back to her desk, she finds that Drew cut part of her coffee cup, causing her coffee to spill all over her desk.



    Drew stops by the church to see the Reverend, who is busy working on a batting order for the softball team. The Reverend leaves for a minute, and Drew walks up to the podium, as a woman comes in to speak to the Reverend. She thinks Drew is a Reverend, so she asks him for some advice on some pressing morale issues, but Drew confesses he isn't a Reverend, so she storms out. Since she needs money, he offers her a job, which cheers them both up.



    Drew arrives home to see Oswald, Lewis, Kate, and Jay playing pool in the backyard. They all go inside and talk about Drew not going into the church. Instead, Drew has decided to attend church every Sunday, right after the Super Bowl.



    The show ends with Drew walking the Reverend into his office at work. He's asked him to perform an exorcism on Mimi.



    This episode was interesting, but not quite as funny as I felt it could have been. The funniest moments involved Lewis and Oswald being in the church, and they couldn't help but laugh when the Reverend would say certain words which sounded funny.moreless
Charlotte Booker

Charlotte Booker

Sally

Guest Star

Keene Curtis

Keene Curtis

Pastor Lindemann

Guest Star

Joan Fagan

Joan Fagan

Faith

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Angela Dohrmann

Angela Dohrmann

Suzie

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Jane Morris

Jane Morris

Nora O'Dougherty

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Robert Torti

Robert Torti

Jay Clemens

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    • (Mimi dances around with her hands waving in the air, making fun of Drew)
      Mimi: Oh, oh, well, I'm going to stay with Baryshnikov, to be a prima ballerina...
      Drew: Didn't I see you in Fantasia?

      Mikhail Baryshnikov is an Americanized Soviet ballet dancer and choreographer, often considered one of the best ballet dancers of the 20th century.

      Fantasia is the third of Disney's earliest animated feature films, which, while now considered a classic, was a commercial disappointment in its time. It consisted of a series of animated shorts with no dialogue, based around classical music pieces, the most famous of which starred Mickey Mouse, titled The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The reference itself is specifically to the segment based on La Gioconda - Dance of the Hours, in which tutu'd hippos and elephants dance ballet, along with alligators and ostriches.

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