The Drew Carey Show

Season 7 Episode 24

What Women Don't Want

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 01, 2002 on ABC
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What Women Don't Want
Lewis struggles to find a date to his ex-girlfriend's wedding. All of his friends (and even Mimi) try to help him out, but he inevitably drives all the women away with his creepy comments. Lewis becomes extremely depressed and refuses to get off of Drew's couch. Oswald brings in Lewis's mother, who reveals to Drew that Lewis has an IQ in the genius range. His family always kept the truth from him in the hopes that he could live a normal life. Lewis is thrilled by the news. He attends a Mensa meeting, but still strikes out with every woman. He begins to fear that he will never fit in, until a woman shows up at the meeting to deal with the building's rat problem. She has a high IQ and shares Lewis's love of bizarre trivia about serial killers, etc. They immediately establish a connection and set off to catch the rat together.moreless

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  • Lewis finds out he's a genius.

    Tonight's show opens with Lewis hitting on a woman at the Warsaw, while Drew looks on from his table. When Lewis comes off as sounding creepy, the woman runs out. Lewis then makes his way over to his normal table and joins the guys. It seems Lewis is trying to get a date for a wedding which is coming up soon. Drew vows to help him get a date, but Lewis isn't very optimistic about his chances. Kate then decides to get up and ask around for Lewis. When she talks to a woman at the bar, the woman comes onto Kate, thinking Kate is a lesbian. The situation quickly gets awkward, and the woman gives Kate her card and then leaves. Oswald gets up and tries to find another woman for Lewis and comes across a Russian woman who doesn't speak very much English. After a bit, she agrees to go with Lewis, but she misinterprets what Oswald was telling her. She thought Lewis was looking to get married and that she would get a green card. Lewis tells her "no" so she leaves.

    Still at the Warsaw, Drew tries to get Lewis a date and he's much more successful than Oswald and Kate. An old childhood friend comes in and agrees to go with Lewis, but when Drew brings up a missing rubber duck from when they were kids, the woman calls it off. Steve and Mimi then walk in at just the right time and they set Lewis up with a woman named Kelly. The two of them sit down for a quick discussion and Lewis screws things up all over again. The woman runs out, scared by Lewis. With the way things have been going for the night, Lewis decides to leave and announces he's not going to go to the wedding after all.

    Drew comes home to find Lewis on his couch, watching the History Channel. He's still depressed about not being able to find a date for the wedding. Kate and Steve stop by to see how Lewis is doing. Oswald then comes in with Lewis' mother, who brings over a big German Chocolate cake. Drew decides to join Lewis' mother in the kitchen while she cuts a few slices of cake. They talk about Lewis' problems with woman and the fact that Lewis is a genius. This news shocks Drew, as Lewis was never told about the results of the test as a child. Drew asks her to tell Lewis about being a genius, but it doesn't go over so well, as Lewis cops a bit attitude about being smart.

    Later on, Lewis, Oswald, and Oswald drop by a local MENSA meeting. As Drew and Oswald are about to leave, Lewis asks them to stick around since he doesn't feel comfortable being there. As the night goes on, Lewis, Oswald, and Drew are sticking out like sore thumbs. When a female exterminator comes in to kill the rats in the building, she and Lewis hit it off. They're both smart and share similar interests.

    The show ends with Oswald going home with Drew, and they find a giant stuffed bear in the kitchen. It was a gift from Lewis' mother. Drew's surprised when he finds out there's a cooler in the bear's butt.

    It's rare that a show centers primarily on one character other than Drew, so this was a welcomed surprise. I thought the general plot was good, but there wasn't a lot of great humor in the show, and this comes down to the writing. The funniest scene was the MENSA meeting, although I loved that little scene where Drew found his new cooler.moreless
Drew Carey

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

Kathy Kinney

Mimi Bobeck Carey (episode 2+)

John Carroll Lynch

John Carroll Lynch

Steve Carey (2000-2003)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Lewis (to a genius single female): You're a genius, I'm a genius, what do you say we leave this place and get into those smarty-pants of yours?

    • (Lewis's mom reveals to Drew that Lewis is a genius)
      Drew: You should tell him he's a genius.
      Misty Kiniski: If there is a chance it will help him, maybe he should know.
      Drew: Yeah, maybe it's a good idea.
      (as both head to the living room to tell Lewis, the camera shows Drew's house from the outside)
      Lewis: HA HA HA! Bow down before my giant brain! I am a god! All of earth's women are mine! HA HA HA!

    • (after Kate attempts to set Lewis up with a date, who unexpectadly turns out to be a lesbian)
      Oswald: I don't think she's helping you here.
      Lewis (gazing at the lesbian as she hits on Kate): It ain't hurting!

    • Lewis: Did you know Hitler had a girlfriend?
      Drew: Yeah, and do you know why? It's because Hitler didn't give up when times got ba--oh yeah, I guess he did.

    • Lewis: I know how many cockroaches it takes to tow a toothbrush. I know the last meal of every man executed in the last 100 years. I know which Vice Presidents were gay and which ones were robots, and which one was a gay robot.
      Drew: Little Danny Quayle?

  • NOTES (1)