The Drew Carey Show

Season 5 Episode 19

What's Wrong with This Episode III

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 01, 2000 on ABC
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What's Wrong with This Episode III
Mr. Soulard is impressed by Buzz Beer, and offers to buy the company for $40,000. Drew accepts the deal, but his friends refuse to back him. Soulard threatens to fire Drew unless the sale proceeds. Drew offers Lewis and Oswald jobs at the store so that they will not need the money from Buzz Beer. Lewis agrees to take some vacation time from DrugCo and try out the arrangement, but Oswald rejects an offer to work in the lingerie department. Lewis and Drew work on a plan to win over Oswald and Kate, but it goes awry. Oswald gives them his support in exchange for a larger percentage of the sale and a bunny rabbit. After accepting the checks, the gang discovers a sign in the garage that says "4 Friends, 4 Ever, 4 Beer." They are all saddened to see their dream come to an end. Drew tells Soulard that they want Buzz Beer back. Soulard demands much more than he paid, meaning that the gang will go into debt and never be able to sell the company again.moreless

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  • Another April Fool's show!

    We begin the episode with Lewis, dressed as Drew, and calling himself Drew. He announces the April Fool's contest show and asks his girlfriend to come in, which is Oswald, dressed as Kate. Drew comes in and talks to "Kate" for a second and then lets the show begin.

    In the garage, Drew's joined by Lewis, Oswald, and Chester, a chimpanzee. Drew talks to them about Buzz Beer and then leaves to go to work. Oswald and Chester hug, which causes Lewis to leave.

    Drew walks into work and asks Mimi if he's got any messages, and when he learns he doesn't, he walks into his office. Inside, he finds Lewis, Oswald, and Kate waiting for him. Lewis and Oswald try to explain to Drew their idea for the Saint Patrick's Day promotion, which involved them putting a quarter in the bottle of beer, which will allow someone to call the police when someone gets into a fight. Drew notices the flaw in the plan is the fact that you have to break the bottle to get the quarter, and a broken bottle makes for a dangerous weapon for fights. Mr. Soulard comes in and offers to buy Buzz Beer as a business venture for a family member, but Drew tells him he's got to think about it.

    At home, Drew's joined in the garage by Lewis, Oswald, and Kate. Drew tells the guys the plan to sell Buzz Beer, and they all hate the idea. They decide to hold a vote, and they vote down the idea, which angers Drew.

    Drew walks into the office and asks Mimi about Mr. Soulard, who's supposedly on his way in with a check for Buzz Beer. Drew walks into his office to try and bribe Lewis and Oswald. In exchange for them agreeing to vote for the Buzz Beer sale, Drew will give Lewis Drew's old job, and Drew will give Oswald a job in women's lingerie. Lewis likes the idea, but Oswald's not interested in selling the business, despite the great job offer. Mr. Soulard comes in and Drew gives him the bad news. Mr. Soulard warns Drew that if he doesn't sell Buzz Beer, he'll lose his job as store manager.

    Drew and Oswald come home from the carnival, which seems to have cheered Oswald up. Lewis comes in and accidentally reveals Drew tried to trick Oswald into selling his share of Buzz Beer. Oswald runs out, and Lewis runs after him. Kate comes in through the back and Drew tries to trick her into giving up her share of the company. Lewis comes back in and accidentally reveals to Kate the fact that Drew's scamming her, so she runs out angry.

    At Winfred-Louder, Drew and Lewis talk about how they plan on getting Oswald to sell his share in the company. Mimi plays a trick with a phone and an air horn on Lewis. Oswald comes in and Lewis gives him a bunny rabbit, which makes Oswald vulnerable to selling his share in Buzz Beer. They're able to get him to agree to sell his share of the venture, but they need to give him an additional 15%.

    Back home, the guys are dismantling the Buzz Beer tanks when Mr. Soulard and his family member come in. After a minute or so, the guys decide not to sell the company after all. When they go to buy it back from Mr. Soulard, he demands $70,000, $30,000 more than he bought it for.

    The show ends with a series of silly shots of Chester, the chimpanzee, which were put together in a clip to make it as though he had his own show. We then see several funny bloopers from the episode.

    It was only a matter of time until they played around with the idea of selling Buzz Beer, as they don't seem to show the business aspect of Buzz Beer very often. I find it a bit difficult to believe Drew would have agreed to buy the business back for $70,000. While I realize it's a comedy, I don't find it to be very believable.moreless
Gene Kirkland

Gene Kirkland


Guest Star

Norm MacDonald

Norm MacDonald

Himself (uncredited)

Guest Star

Seth Adkins

Seth Adkins


Guest Star

Mark Curry

Mark Curry

Robert Soulard

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • As one of the goofs, the "Cleveland Rocks" theme song was changed from the version done by The Presidents of The United States of America to one done by Ian Hunter.

    • The sign says 4friends 4beer 4ever. But really the Buzz Beer founders also included Lisa and Jay.

    • According to this episode, Drew says that Lewis was a straight A student until he met Oswald. In "Drew vs. Mimi, Part II," however, Lewis reveals that he was a chemist for DrugCo before he unwittingly released a strain of bacteria and was demoted to janitor. To be a chemist for what I imagine to be an imminent corporation, Lewis would still have to maintain the high credentials, which would means straight A's, superb school, and other options.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • Craig Ferguson does not appear in this episode.

    • When Kate enters pregnant, it is given as a goof.
      In fact, Christa Miller was pregnant and gave birth about three months after this episode aired. That's why we dont see her stomach during the following episodes. (Kate is in bed, in a dress etc.)


    • Pinocchio: I see dead people.

      This is a famous line from the the 1999 film, "The Sixth Sense."

    • Pinnochio appears in a brief scene in a reference to Drew Carey's first movie, "Geppetto." On first airing, Drew mentions the upcoming airdate of the movie (syndication removes this bit).

    • Oswald: Hey! I only played a hillbilly in one movie, and actually I'm quite bright.

      Diedrich Bader (who plays Oswald) appeared in the 1993 movie remake of "The Beverly Hillbillies" as Jethro Bodine.