Sam Simon — Director

Episodes 57

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Miss Right

1x2
September 20, 1995

Mr. Bell hires Mimi as his assistant to prevent her from filing a complaint against the store for Drew's so-called ""harassment"" of her. She vows to make Drew's life a living hell. While conducting interviews for the window dresser position, Drew develops a rapport with Lisa, an attractive applicant who engages him in friendly banter. She seems very interested in Drew. However, Lisa is the most qualified applicant for the job, and Drew fears that it would be improper for management to date an employee. She takes the initiative and asks Drew out, but they agree to avoid the appearance of a date. Mimi and some co-workers catch them kissing at the Warsaw. Drew decides that he wants to keep seeing Lisa, and will ignore what others think. Unfortunately, Mr. Bell tells him that his relationship with Lisa is making the staff uncomfortable. Drew has to break up with her so that she won't be fired. Meanwhile, Drew tries to deal with the antics of his redneck neighbors--including a man

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Kate grows depressed after attending another wedding shower at work, and realizes that most of the women in her class have married. She insists that she doesn't want a husband, but has always dreamed of her wedding day. The guys decide to cheer her by throwing a fake wedding for her and Drew, officiated by Lewis (in his Star Trek uniform). The guys speculate as to why none of them ever dated Kate. Drew tells Lewis and Oswald that he realized he would never have a chance with Kate after she changed her clothes in front of him without even realizing what she had done. As they ride in a limo after the ""wedding,"" Drew mentions the incident to Kate and confesses that he had a huge crush on her in high school. Kate is surprised that he thought about her that way. Just as Drew suggests that they might have made a good couple, she breaks out into hives and has to go to the emergency room. Drew believes that she became physically ill at the mere mention of having a relationship with him

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November 29, 1995

Mrs. Louder, the elderly widow of the store's founder, asks Drew to lunch. She offers him a job as her personal assistant, with increased pay and a promise that he will be in line to become head of personnel. He isn't sure that he wants to change jobs, but fears that he will be fired unless he complies. Drew enjoys making connections within the corporate world, and is now allowed to date Lisa because he is no longer part of management. Drew and Lisa have a tryst in the restroom during the office Christmas party. Drew is demoted to his old job after Mrs. Louder catches them in the act. Meanwhile, Jules drives Drew crazy with his elaborate holiday lights display.

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December 6, 1995

Kate gets a new boyfriend and has less time to spend with Drew, Lewis and Oswald. The guys run into Jay Clemens, an old buddy from junior high school, at the Warsaw. He has recently gotten a divorce. They begin hanging out with him a lot. Kate breaks up with her boyfriend (after his carnival leaves town), and is furious to discover that Jay seems to have taken her place with the gang. He angers her further by giving her advice about her love life. After the guys side with Jay over Kate in a dispute over where to eat dinner, Kate refuses to talk to them and says that she will not go to Drew's birthday party. Drew pleads with her to re-consider, but she only agrees to attend after he asks Jay to stay away. Kate arranges a surprise visit from baseball star Dave Winfield, mistakenly believing that he and Drew are old friends. Jay infuriates Kate by stopping by to drop off Drew's gift. They talk things out in the kitchen and admit that they are attracted to one another. Drew is s

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December 13, 1995

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.

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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.

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Atomic Cat Fight

1x19
February 21, 1996

Lisa and Kate are unhappy to discover that Drew has promised the job as head personal shopper to both of them. He decides that he will observe Lisa, Kate and Mimi shopping for three of the store's most difficult customers. He insists that he will judge them on their performance alone, and hopes that his decision will not affect his relationships with Kate and Lisa. Lisa does very well with her customer, and even fends off his attempts to hit on her. Kate finally gets her indecisive client to make up her mind by taking her out of view of the security cameras and threatening violence. Mimi ends up punching out her client, a woman who wants to dress like a pre-teen. With Mimi out of the running, Drew decides on the ultimate test to choose between Lisa and Kate. They must each outfit the most mean-spirited customer anyone could ever encounter: Mimi. Kate makes Mimi look good, but Mimi is embarrassed by the conservative outfit. Lisa dresses Mimi in an outrageous ensemble that she

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October 30, 1996

Kate begins dating Jack, a guy that she met at the Warsaw. He interviews for a job at the store, and Drew is disturbed to learn that he thinks he is the devil. He has even taken out credit cards under the name ""The Devil."" Kate is certain that this is a joke, but soon discovers otherwise. When she tries to dump Jack, he claims that she has sold him her soul. Drew puts his own soul on the line and challenges Jack to a game of pool, but it doesn't go very well. Kate confronts Jack and says that he claims to be the devil because he is afraid that women will dump him if he acts like himself. He mocks her, so Drew prepares to beat him up. However, Jack loses interest when he learns that Kate lied about being a virgin. He leaves in disgust. Wick orders all of the staff to wear costumes for Halloween. Drew dresses as Mimi, who is outraged when he wears an outfit that she had already purchased.

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November 13, 1996

Drew catches the eye of an attractive stranger at the Warsaw. The woman, Bonnie, agrees to come back to his house to see his brewery. After she learns that he does not have a permit, she reveals that she is a zoning inspector and says that she must report him. Mimi (for a fee) suggests a way that Drew might get out of the situation. She says that the gang could organize a party and sell maps to the location, then give away the appropriate amount of beer. Bonnie comes to Winfred-Louder to apologize to Drew, and agrees to attend his party. She brings a policewoman friend to the gathering. Unfortunately, she threatens to arrest Drew and his friends for soliciting to sell alcohol unless they shut down the party and return everyone's money. Bonnie and Drew sleep together. She feels bad about causing him so many problems. She recommends that he get signatures on a petition and appear before the city council to request a change in the zoning laws for his neighborhood. The council h

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February 5, 1997

Lewis and Oswald plan their annual series of pranks for Drew's birthday, and tease Kate about her inability to keep up with them. Drew volunteers to update Winfred-Louder's training films. He hopes to impress the board and gain a promotion to regional director of personnel. His friends and co-workers help him put together a video outlining the store's sexual harassment policy (although Mimi seems reluctant to resist when Wick ""harasses"" her). Hoping to win the prank war, Kate alters Drew's safety video. She plans to show it at his birthday party. Unfortunately, he accidentally takes the tampered video to the store and presents it to the board. The video makes it seem as though Drew is passing a lot of gas. He becomes depressed after the incident and eats an entire birthday cake. He is furious at his friends and becomes the laughingstock of the store. He refuses to put up with this, and demands that the board allow him a chance to explain. Drew does not realize that the cake

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See Drew Run

2x17
February 19, 1997

Winfred-Louder employees must risk their lives to get to work each day because the crosswalk from the new parking garage to the store is at an intersection that leads to the freeway. Faith, a member of the Optimists Club, gets hit by a car while trying to cross. Mimi fills in for her as operator of the store's day care center, and gets along surprisingly well with the kids. Drew demands that the store build a skywalk to the employee garage. Even after Drew finds several construction companies that will work cheap, Wick and the board ignore his complaints because they don't care if the workers get killed. Drew organizes a slowdown, but has to call it off after Wick threatens to fire everyone. Lewis and Oswald get hit by a car after visiting Drew at the store. The Winfred-Louder lawyers try to trick them into signing a waiver absolving the store of all responsibility. Drew announces that he is going on a hunger strike until the store agrees to build the skywalk. He doesn't eat f

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February 26, 1997

Drew returns from a convention in Las Vegas looking angry and disheveled. He points out that Kate drove away with his luggage after she dropped him off at the airport. He tells his friends that he planned on buying some clothes for the convention, but stopped to play one of the craps tables. He hit a hot streak for a while; but was distracted by a woman he believed was a hooker (actually Grace trying to get rid of Cirque du Soleil tickets) and wound up losing all his money. He jumped into the fountain in despair, and security caught him and another man stealing the coins. A waitress covered for him and got him drunk to take his mind off his troubles. She took him to a rock and roll church and convinced him to get married. He agreed, unaware that the ceremony was real. She apologized and explained that she was fighting for custody of her kids, as her ex-husband was trying to force them to move back to Cleveland. Drew agreed to pose as her husband for the social worker. As Drew

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Cap-Beer-Cino

2x21
April 2, 1997

Kate discovers that someone has marketed another coffee-flavored beer, Cap-Beer-Cino. The man behind the product, Chris Vanderkamp, shows up at the Warsaw to try to sell Cap-Beer-Cino to the bar. He freely admits that he stole the idea from Buzz Beer, but has received assurances from his lawyers that he is in the clear. The gang buys an ice cream truck to keep the beer cold while making shipments. The next day, the refrigeration unit breaks. The car dealership finally agrees to replace it after Lewis and Oswald dress as lemons and make a scene. Lewis and Oswald discover that Vanderkamp sabotaged the truck. Cap-Beer-Cino infiltrates the Warsaw and wins over customers with an endorsement from supermodel Rachel Hunter. Everyone decides to drink their beer so that they can be like the ""beautiful people."" The gang tries to get revenge by going to Vanderkamp's wealthy neighborhood to sell Buzz Beer at his hangout. They are unsuccessful, and Vanderkamp taunts them. Kate belts him i

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October 8, 1997

When Mr. Wick announces that he feels better and wants to help ""rebuild"" the store, Mimi tricks him into believing that another storm has hit the city. Mimi continues to run the store by issuing memos with Wick's signature. She forces Drew to come in and work on the weekend, just as Nicki was about to agree to a lunch date. Drew becomes suspicious of Wick's disappearance and begins asking questions. Mimi gives him a memo that says he is fired. Kate and Oswald tell Lewis that they are dating. He isn't very happy about it, and warns that Drew will be even more upset. Kate begins to break the news to Drew, but backs down after hearing of his firing. Nicki comes to the Warsaw, and concludes that Drew is a loser after Larry mentions that they are both unemployed. Drew and Lewis go to Mimi's apartment to confront her, and find Mr. Wick. Mimi tries to convince him to stay, but Drew wins him over by pointing out that Wick isn't getting the credit for the store's success. Drew gets h

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Batmobile

3x7
November 5, 1997

Drew wins the Batmobile through a contest at a fast food restaurant. His friends are astonished to learn that he could have taken $200,000 cash in lieu of the car, but turned it down. Mimi blackmails Drew into driving her to work in the Batmobile. Nicki asks Drew to drive his regular car when they meet with her parents for dinner that night, as she wants them to see that he is more stable than her last few boyfriends. Lewis and Oswald take the Batmobile for a joyride in their Batman and Robin outfits. Drew becomes paranoid about the car being taken, and skips the dinner with Nicki's parents. He later apologizes and tries to convince her that he cares about the relationship. They go for a ride in the Batmobile so that they can park in a secluded place and talk. Nicki gets really turned on by the car. The police see the car and approach because they believe it has been stolen again. They catch Drew and Nicki having sex. Drew is forced to return the Batmobile because he violate

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Volunteer

3x11
December 3, 1997

Drew's pastor convinces him to volunteer at a retirement home whose residents have a particularly bad reputation. When Mr. Wick learns of this, he sucks up to Mrs. Louder by suggesting that the store get some good publicity by forcing all employees to ""volunteer"" at retirement homes on the weekend. Gus, one of the residents, convinces Drew to ease the seniors' boredom by taking them along to the store and letting them help with inventory. Gus takes a bunch of photographs and convinces a local TV reporter that Drew is abusing the residents. The home receives an outpouring of gifts from horrified citizens, and the elderly begin picketing Winfred-Louder. Mrs. Louder plans to issue a press release that says Drew is fired, then hide him at another store until he eventually apologizes at a press conference. Drew doesn't want to take the blame for something he didn't do, so she gives him one day to coax a confession from Gus. When he cannot get him to crack, Mrs. Louder shows up and th

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January 14, 1998

Mr. Wick finds a memo in which Mrs. Louder discusses plans to ""celebrate [his] firing."" Panicked, he approaches Mimi and suggests a phony sexual harassment scheme. She will claim that he harassed her and file a suit against the store. After she receives her winnings, they will split the money and go off to live on a tropical island. Wick makes a pass at Mimi in front of Drew so that he will serve as their witness. He gets her reassigned to mail room duty to protect her from Wick. Mrs. Louder tries to bribe Drew to get him not to testify. When he refuses, she demotes him to duty on the sales floor (in the fur department). Oswald delivers a suspicious package for Mimi and Wick. Drew opens it and discovers that they are opening a bank account in the Cayman Islands. The gang sneaks around the store at night and sees Wick making out with Joanne, a cafeteria worker. He asks her to come to the islands with him. Drew confronts Mimi and tells her about Joanne. Mimi is heartbroken,

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January 28, 1998

When no one else is available, Mrs. Louder asks Drew to make one of the toasts at a birthday party honoring her late husband. The person with the best toast will receive 500 shares of company stock. Drew has trouble figuring out what to say because Mr. Louder was a terrible person. He recruits Oswald and Lewis to run the lights at the event and laugh at his bad jokes. Nicki does not want to accompany Drew to the dinner because she has gained so much weight that her dress no longer fits. She eventually shows up, but wants to hide in the back of the room. Drew hopes to make her feel better by mentioning how pretty she is during the speech and having Oswald and Lewis put the spotlight on her. However, it proves disastrous, as everyone sees her stuffing her face. Drew assures Nicki that there are much worse things than being fat, and that he loves her anyway. She is still determined to lose some weight. Meanwhile, Mr. Wick and the store try desperately to convince Mimi to drop he

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Nicki's Parents

3x18
February 25, 1998

Drew and Oswald buy engagement rings. Drew plans to present the ring to Nicki at dinner as he meets her parents for the first time. Drew is forced to dine alone with Mr. and Mrs. Fifer after Nicki gets snowed in at her sister's place. When her parents see a recent photo of Nicki, they comment on how much weight she has gained. Although they initially blame Drew, they soon get into an argument about who is responsible for their daughter's problems. They begin screaming at each other and complaining about their sex life. Mrs. Fifer announces that she is moving out. Mr. Fifer convinces Drew to take him out on the town to meet women. Drew's plan to discourage him fails, but Mr. Fifer soon goes running back to his wife after an evening with the gang shows him that single life may not be as exciting as he had imagined. Kate and Oswald go to marriage counseling after she complains that he spends too much time with Lewis.

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May 20, 1998

Lewis brings Drew and Oswald together and gets them to patch things up. Kate tries to come up with a way to tell Oswald that she isn't in love with him and wants to call off the wedding. Drew insists that she must talk with Oswald face-to-face. Drew accompanies Kate to the couple's apartment to give her moral support and make sure she shares her feelings with Oswald. Just as she is about to break the news to him, Oswald's mother arrives. Kate decides to sneak out and stay with Drew for the time being. They arrive at his house to discover that Oswald has organized a surprise wedding. Kate is so afraid of humiliating Oswald that she decides to just go through with the marriage. Drew cannot change her mind. Lewis picks up on her doubts and tries to help break up the ceremony. When Lewis and Drew play catch with the ring, Oswald finally realizes that they are trying to protect him from bad news. Kate tells him that she doesn't want to get married. Oswald puts on a brave front,

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October 14, 1998

Mrs. Louder asks Drew to fill in as store manager while Mr. Wick is in rehab. He refuses, as he is having a great time with his band and doesn't want to deal with all the hassles of the job. Mrs. Louder reluctantly gives the job to Larry. A man approaches Drew and offers the Horndogs the chance to go on a tour of all the Ramadas in Ohio. He decides to accept the offer and quit his job. Kate doesn't think this is a good idea, as she ended up working as a ""booze wench"" at the Ramada after quitting Winfred-Louder. A plastered Wick shows up at Drew's show and says that he was kicked out of rehab because of a change in his health insurance. Drew discovers that Larry changed the employee coverage to an HMO so that he could spend $100,000 on a Jacobs Field skybox for Mrs. Louder. Drew is upset because he had fought hard to get good coverage for everyone. The employees plead with him to go through the budget and find some way to make up the lost money and get their health plan back.

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Drew's New Car

4x8
November 11, 1998

Drew must submit candidates for Winfred-Louder's employee of the year, who will win a trip to Hawaii. A legitimate employee may win for the first time in history, as all of the Louders have (apparently) already received the award. Mimi tricks Drew into including her name on the list. She attends sobriety events with Mr. Wick in the hopes of getting his vote. Oswald receives another $10,000 by posing for the DrugCo calendar before his implants are removed. He decides to use the money from his ""man boobs"" to repay his debts to his friends. Drew's car rolls down a hill and gets wrecked. Oswald and Kate decide that they should pool all of the money and buy Drew a VW Bug. Lewis doesn't want to cooperate, but has no choice because Oswald hadn't actually given him his money yet. Drew is touched, but elects to sell the car and use the money to help his friends. Kate, Lewis and Oswald take offense to his actions. Drew tries desperately to get the car back from Mimi. She will only ag

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Kate's Family

4x11
November 25, 1998

After Kate loses another job, Drew suggests that she contact his neighbors about a paid housesitting gig. She meets Scott, a handsome plumber working on the house, and they become attracted to each other. The couple's two children are supposed to stay with a babysitter while their parents are away, but the woman has to leave town because of a family emergency. She leaves the kids with Kate. Scott offers to help her out, and the foursome begins acting like a family. Kate gets a little too caught up in the charade, and freaks out when Scott decides to go out with his buddies instead of staying over with her. She leaves the kids with Drew and tries to win him back, but Scott has tired of the situation and dumps her. Kate becomes depressed when the Fosters return early and reclaim their kids. Drew takes up swimming in the hopes of impressing avid swimmer Sharon, but only ends up with an ear infection. Sharon still refuses to date him. Mimi worries about how Drew will get his reven

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February 17, 1999

Drew has trouble getting another date with Tracy because Lewis and Oswald are keeping her booked. He meets one of Winfred-Louder's catalog models, who complains that she and her model friends haven't been invited to any parties while in Cleveland. Drew follows Kate's suggestion by organizing a slumber party at his house for the models. Drew plans to sneak out for a date with Tracy during the party. Unfortunately, a blizzard keeps the models away and prevents Drew from going on the date. Lewis and Oswald learn of his plans and vow revenge. They suggest that the guys at the party learn swing dancing to impress the ladies, and proceed to injure Drew as many times as possible. They decide to set aside all rules or attempts to act gentlemanly as they pursue Tracy. Mimi holds a women in business seminar, where Kate sucks up to Mrs. Louder to get her job back. Steve also attends, explaining that the fact that he dresses as a woman means that he faces the same disadvantages as women i

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Tracy Bowl

4x19
February 24, 1999

The guys vie for the right to take Tracy to a wedding. The winner will officially be in a relationship with her, as he would have to travel out of town with her and meet her family. Sports broadcasters Bob Costas, Lynn Swann and Kenny Mayne provide a running commentary during the competition. Drew and Oswald separately slip Lewis strawberries and put fish oil in the wine in order to trigger his allergies during a dinner date with Tracy. The combined effects cause his face to puff up. He requires medical attention, and Tracy freaks out. Drew feels guilty and suggests that he and Oswald sabotage their own chances with Tracy so that Lewis can get the girl for a change. Oswald agrees, and makes himself look bad by parking in a handicapped space. Drew does not go along with the bargain, and Tracy rejects Oswald. Oswald and Lewis are furious at Drew for stabbing them in the back. Drew rigs a fortune telling machine at the Warsaw to say bad things about him, and blames it on Lewis.

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Do the Hustle

4x25
May 12, 1999

Steve and Sharon grow tired of Drew and Mimi's constant sniping. They suggest that the foursome go on a double date in the hopes that Drew and Mimi might finally agree to a truce. They constantly insult each other, and Steve and Sharon leave angrily after Mimi sets Drew's menu on fire. Mimi and Drew are left stranded, and have to walk to the bowling alley to call for rides. They decide to bowl while they wait, and end up hustling two doctors out of four-hundred dollars. Drew and Mimi agree to meet each night to continue their scam. They keep it a secret because they fear that Steve and Sharon would force them to go on more double dates if they knew they were getting along. Mimi gets in over her head when she accepts a two-thousand dollar bet from some men. It turns out that they are professional bowlers, hired by the doctors that Drew and Mimi beat in their first scam. Drew tries to flee, but Sharon and his friends show up before he can escape. Drew and Mimi compete very well

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October 27, 1999

Mimi tricks Drew into believing that an important executive waiting to speak with him is actually interviewing to be Winfred-Louder's janitor. After he makes a fool of himself (with comments that seem racist when taken out of context), he vows to kill Mimi. Later that day, a bee flies into Drew's car as he is driving out of the garage. While he is trying to get it out of his face, he loses control of the car and nearly hits Mimi. She believes that he was really trying to kill her, and has him arrested for attempted murder. Steve insists that Drew would never really try to kill Mimi, but she refuses to drop the charges. Kate annoys the detectives investigating the case by babbling about herself and her feelings for Drew instead of answering their questions. Mimi tries to convince the detectives that Drew wants her out of the way before the wedding. They plan to indict him and send him to prison. Steve feels that Mimi will realize that Drew is innocent if he proves that he doesn

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Drew Cam

5x9
November 17, 1999

Winfred-Louder recruits Drew to promote products from his home live on the store's website. After receiving numerous E-mail complaints about Drew's boring life, the store decides that he should have a girlfriend on his ""show."" Kate eagerly accepts the job. After site visitors complain that the couple has no chemistry, Mr. Wick fires Kate and replaces her with a beautiful latina woman. Drew and Isabel draw a wildly favorable audience response, and get along well off camera. A jealous Kate storms off after Drew reveals plans to ask Isabel on a date. Drew and Oswald realize that Lewis knows why Kate has been acting strangely. They try to get him drunk to pry the truth from him. Kate goes to Drew's house to apologize, but again becomes territorial around Isabel. Isabel gets the idea and leaves Kate to talk with a still-clueless Drew. After he refuses to talk privately, Kate tells Drew that she loves him during the webcast. He is stunned, but ecstatically happy.

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December 1, 1999

Beulah comes to town for Steve and Mimi's wedding. George is laid up with a back injury; but Drew and Steve's uncle, Alfred, makes the trip. Steve grows angry at Drew for making cracks about Mimi during a family dinner. Drew and Kate decide that they're not ready to tell his mom that they're dating, but she sees right through them. Steve discovers that Drew made a mistake on the order form for the wedding napkins; they have a typo that is insulting to Mimi. Steve accuses Drew of sabotaging the wedding, but forgets the dispute after they learn that Alfred has died. As a last request, Alfred asked to be buried in Drew's back yard, as he once lived in the house and was very happy there. Drew, Oswald and Lewis grow tired of digging the grave and decide to take a break. They get drunk and don't wake up until after Mimi has arrived for the wedding the next morning. The guys try to keep people away from the coffin, but Ed pulls away the cover during a magic trick. A distraught Steve

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January 5, 2000

Winfred-Louder celebrates its centennial. Drew selects Arthur Crawford, a board member who has worked at the store since 1936, to speak at the festivities. He puts aside the speech Drew had written and begins making stereotypical remarks about other races and religions, as well as gays. All of the employees are outraged; they threaten to go on strike and sue the store. They soon turn on each other and begin making offensive comments about one another. Drew promises that he will either get Crawford to apologize or resign. Crawford refuses to cooperate, and the board just tells Drew to look through the store's handbook for a solution. The tension between employees results in a race riot in the cafeteria. Drew tries to calm everyone by following the handbook and putting on a play about stereotypes with Kate, Mimi, Chuck, Doreen and another woman. The play is really awful, and doesn't have any effect on anyone. When Drew returns to the board to explain, he discovers that the Dutc

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February 9, 2000

Kate tells Drew that she is ready to have sex with him. They get into an argument, and Kate ends up leaving. They apologize the next day and agree that they were feeling too much pressure. Kate suggests that it would be easier if things were spontaneous. Drew realizes that he is not very good with spontanaeity, and plans a romantic evening. He asks Lewis and Oswald to get Speedy out of the house so that he and Kate can be alone, and to cut the lights. (They remember this by singing ""Leave, Dog, Lights"" to the tune of the Spiderman theme.) Kate figures out what is going on, but doesn't get mad. Speedy outwits Lewis and Oswald and gets back into the house. Drew trips over him on the way back from the bathroom and sprains his penis. The doctors and interns continually gawk at him and laugh at his injury. When Mimi fails to get pregnant for several months, she and Steve consult a specialist. They learn that they both have fertility problems. Mimi begins taking hormones, which

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Beer Ball

5x24
May 3, 2000

Mr. Wick brings in a bunch of ringers for the company softball team. After Wick refuses to let him on the team, Drew decides to organize his own team and let anyone play, regardless of ability. After watching the players in action, he realizes that they have no chance against the Winfred-Louder squad. Lewis and Oswald suggest that he ask Steve to join the team. Steve is already playing for the other squad, as spouses of employees are allowed. He and Drew become very competitive and decide to make a bet on the outcome of the game. If Steve loses, he will have to eat bugs and other disgusting things; and if Drew's team loses, he must walk around the field in a diaper. Drew convinces Steve to play ""beer ball,"" in which the players have to drink at every base. Steve's team gets so drunk that Drew's team (filled with players that are used to handling a lot of liquor) makes a comeback. Drew gets the tying hit, but gets caught between third and home. Before Steve can tag him, Drew m

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November 15, 2000

Kate has reason to believe that she is pregnant. She's not. She suddenly decides that she doesn't ever want to have children. Drew suddenly determines that being a father is the thing he wants most in the world. End of relationship. Meanwhile, Mr. Wick faces deportation unless he can find someone to marry. When he can't find an interested woman, he settles on marrying a man in Vermont, where same-sex civil unions have recently been legalized.

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January 10, 2001

Mimi and Steve buy the house next door to the Warsaw, and she taunts Drew about the fact that she will always be nearby when he is trying to unwind. Drew, Lewis and Oswald get drunk and urinate on her front lawn. She catches them in the act and files a complaint. Because a number of neighbors have complained about the boorish behavior of the bar patrons, the Warsaw is stripped of its liquor license. Drew apologizes to Mimi, but admits that he doesn't mean it. He convinces the Warsaw's owner to slip alcohol into all of the food (soup, lemonade, etc.) but Mimi reports the owner and has him arrested. Drew does not understand why Mimi is so upset about this particular prank. Steve explains that she has never lived in a house before, so it is very special to her. Drew apologizes and creates a little gnome town for her front yard. Mimi drops the complaint. Meanwhile, Lewis and Oswald prove that their stupidity knows no limits as they try to ""milk"" snakes and sell their venom.

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January 17, 2001

Oswald's estranged father gets out of prison after a ten-year sentence, but Oswald doesn't want to see him. Drew looks for a part-time job to pay off his credit card debts. Oswald tells him that his father was hired by a real estate company, and asks his dad to help Drew get a job. Mr. Harvey also buys Oswald a bike, and they seem to be making a connection. Drew fails to make a sale for several days. The boss threatens to fire him unless he sells something by the end of the day. Lewis agrees to buy one of the cheaper properties, which a divorcing couple is supposedly trying to unload. He pays cash, so there can be no trace if there is a problem. Drew learns that his boss is a scam artist; he has sold the same property dozens of times, and it is unlivable because of high levels of radioactivity. Drew tells Lewis, but they do not call the police because they do not want to send Oswald's dad back to prison. Lewis and Kate fail in an attempt to get his money back. Drew confirms

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Hush Little Baby

6x17
February 21, 2001

Mimi and Steve cannot get their son to stop crying. He becomes quiet instantly when Drew comes for a visit and interacts with him. Steve becomes ill, and Mimi orders him to leave so that he doesn't infect the baby. He stays at Drew's house, where Oswald and Kate look after him. He convinces the reluctant Drew to stay at his house and help Mimi with the baby until he recovers. The baby will only stop crying when Drew is holding him, and refuses to eat. Much to his horror, Drew must hold the baby while he breast-feeds. He then learns that Steve has strep throat and cannot return for two weeks. Drew finally becomes fed up and says that Mimi and Steve will have to learn to take care of their child on their own. Mimi, disheartened by her inability to bond with the baby, tries to leave him with Drew. When a still-ailing Steve comes over to visit, the baby stops crying after Mimi yells at Steve to get out. Drew concludes that the baby had grown used to Mimi's irascible behavior whi

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March 28, 2001

Drew begins to worry about Lewis's increasingly mean-spirited actions, especially because his guide (during the coma) told him that Lewis will go to hell. Drew and Oswald secretly videotape Lewis and confront him about his terrible behavior. Lewis realizes that he must change his ways. However, he soon becomes convinced that his friends are all going to hell. He tries to shake them of their ""sinful"" ways, and breaks up Kate's date by standing outside with a bullhorn and calling her a whore. He also denies Oswald his cable fix and throws all of Drew's porn onto the lawn. Lewis insists that he is simply doing God's will, but has a change of heart after he is repeatedly struck by lightning. Steve fills in for Mimi at Winfred-Louder while she is on maternity leave. He does such a good job that everyone wants him to stay on permanently. Mimi announces that she is going to become a stay-at-home mom, but is very depressed. Steve tries to find a way to get himself fired.

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May 9, 2001

A woman approaches Drew at the Warsaw and asks him for a date. Lewis comes downstairs and has words with her. He reveals that she is an activist protesting a secret DrugCo project for which he is serving as foreman. He assumes that she is using Drew to get information, then describes the project in detail for no apparent reason. Drew plans to call off the date, but Rachel insists that she didn't know that he was Lewis's friend. Rachel infuriates Mimi by throwing out some of her make-up because it is tested on animals. After sleeping with Drew, Rachel pleads with him for information on Lewis's project. He agrees after she tells him that Lewis may be in danger because DrugCo allows employees to work with toxic waste without informing them of the risk. The EPA shuts down the project, and Lewis gets bumped back down to janitor. Mimi discovers that Rachel works for one of DrugCo's competitors. Drew goes to DrugCo to apologize. The gang turns off the bathroom lights to talk withou

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Bus-ted

7x6
October 24, 2001

Nicki talks to the newspaper about Drew's bigamy. The article also refers to his marriage to Mr. Wick, and everyone around town starts calling him ""the impotent, bisexual bigamist."" Drew's lawyer tells him that his marriages to Kate and Nicki are invalid because he is still married to Wick. Kate refuses to speak to Drew, and begins dating a handsome local sportscaster. Drew tries to come up with a grand gesture in the hopes of winning her back. Inspired by a marriage proposal on the side of a bus, he buys an ad asking for forgiveness and has it placed on five buses. He buys just half-ads to save money. Unfortunately, his messages share space with an anti-child abuse campaign, and the pictures are arranged in a way that makes it seem that Kate is the woman who battered the child in the photo. Kate's boyfriend dumps her to preserve his image. Instead of helping Drew with a new plan, Lewis and Oswald pay a woman to become a substitute Kate. She nearly gets into a fist fight with

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November 7, 2001

Drew's parents come to visit, but decide to stay with Steve and Mimi so that they can spend more time with the baby. Beulah confesses to Mimi that George has never satisfied her in bed. Mimi tells her to talk to George about this problem. He becomes furious and shows up at Drew's house with his bags to announce that he is leaving Beulah. After Mimi persuades a horrified Drew to give George some advice, he and Steve have a very awkward talk with their father. Lewis and Oswald build a killer robot in the hopes of winning $1000 in the Warsaw's Battle of the Bots.

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December 19, 2001

Drew takes a job as a security guard. Lewis, Oswald and Steve tell him that Kate has gotten a promotion. Drew is upset to realize that she no longer comes to him with news about big events in her life. He asks his boss to transfer him to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame so that he can spend more time with Kate. Christine isn't too thrilled about this, and doesn't believe Drew's claims that he just wants Kate as a friend. Kate becomes annoyed when Drew tries to hang around her at work. While searching for his keys at the Elvis exhibit, he finds a previously unheard record in the couch. It features Elvis singing Jewish folk songs. Drew gives Kate credit for the discovery, which will give her a huge career boost. Mimi predicts that Kate will blow it. While showing off all of the precautions she has taken with the record, Kate ends up dropping a steel case on it and damaging it beyond repair. She decides to accept a job offer at a polka museum in Chicago before word gets out about

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February 13, 2002

Drew, inspired by his short stint as a security guard, buys a police scanner. After hearing of an incident at the Warsaw, he races over to the bar and tries to offer his assistance to the police. An attractive cop decides to go out with him, explaining that she wants to take a break from dating good-looking guys. Drew soon discovers that he and Marlo have nothing in common, and his health goes into decline because of her constant smoking and his allergy to her cat. He plans to break up with her, but becomes terrified of the consequences after seeing her rough up a guy whose only offense was a broken taillight. Oswald and Colleen ask Lewis to give them some time alone at the house. He claims to have begun dating a co-worker, but actually sleeps in Drew's basement. Drew finally breaks up with Marlo, who becomes enraged and vows revenge. When Lewis comes up for a snack late that night, Drew believes that Marlo has come after him. He shoots Lewis in the leg. Marlo concludes that

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March 13, 2002

Lord Mercer announces that he is making his 19-year-old daughter, Milan, the new store president. She is disgusted, but he hopes that the job will teach her some responsibility. Lord Mercer tells Drew that he must make sure Milan does a good job or lose his co-manager position. She messes up a negotiation with a union by bringing in her boyfriend, D'Artagnan, and groping him the whole time. Drew asks Kate to talk to Milan and convince her to focus on her job instead of devoting all her time to her boyfriend. Milan takes her advice and gets dumped. She forces Drew to go work at the docks. Kate feels bad for Drew and agrees to try to get D'Artagnan to take Milan back. Kate instead sleeps with D'Artagnan just because he gives her some stupid look. Milan plans to give Drew his old job back, until she learns what Kate has done. Milan vanishes on the day that her father has come in to check on her progress. Drew sees her on the edge of the building preparing to jump.

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March 27, 2002

Drew spends his entire vacation home sick with the flu. Milan prepares for her 19th birthday party, which will take place in Spain and feature many supermodels. Lewis and Oswald decide to apply for second jobs as airport security guards so that Oswald can afford his nursing school tuition. After Drew whines about never getting to travel anywhere, Milan invites him to her party. Oswald and Lewis get the jobs, and are extremely overzealous and incompetent (big surprise). Drew tries to cut in line and race through without undergoing a security check. He gets hauled off to a holding cell and misses his flight. The supervisor refuses to let him board another flight because he has been arrested so many times. Drew has Kate distract the supervisor by pretending to have lost a baby. He tricks Oswald and Lewis and runs past them to board the last flight to Spain. The plan has mechanical problems and lands in Greenland. He thinks his luck has changed when he meets a beautiful woman, b

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May 15, 2002

A woman named Kathy applies for a job at Winfred-Louder and takes a liking to Drew. She isn't right for the job, but makes a date with Drew. A bald eagle breaks into Drew's house and trashes the place. No one can attempt to remove the eagle because it is a protected species. Lewis and Oswald decide to start a cookie business. The cookies attract two children, one of whom threatens to expose the fact that they have an illegal house in the park. The guys must give him cookies and do his homework. The eagle moves to Drew's roof. Kate changes her attitude about protecting the eagle after it craps all over her dress. Kathy brings her dog along on the date, but leaves him outside. The eagle snatches it and flies away. Lewis and Oswald find the dog at the pound after the eagle drops it. When Drew tries to tell Kathy what happened, the eagle steals her dog again. She blames Drew and runs off in disgust. Lewis and Oswald try to lure the eagle away with pheromones, but they get spi

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October 7, 2002

Drew convinces Kellie to make his evening out with a potential wife candidate a double date. However, she winds up jealous because she hasn't gotten over the crush she had on Drew in high school. A guilt-ridden Oswald hires a thug to rough him up after he accidentally knocks out his mother's teeth.

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Family Affair

8x7
November 8, 2002

Drew discovers that Steve is having an affair with his hairdresser. Drew winds up having to cover for him by taking the woman to a work event, spoiling his potential romance with a co-worker. Mimi learns the truth and throws Steve out of the house.

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November 15, 2002

Drew finds romance with Dawn, but their new relationship appears doomed because of her past. They can't find any time alone because one of her ex-boyfriends seems to turn up every few minutes.

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June 25, 2003

Drew tries to improve his standing at work by taking a computer course over the summer. The gang tempts him into blowing it off to take a trip to Florida. Drew is wracked with guilt and his vacation, not surprisingly, turns out to be a disaster.

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July 2, 2003

The gang takes part in a karaoke contest. Drew tries to coach Kellie before her performance, but she gets so tired of his constant interference that she dumps him. Drew winds up having to take the stage with an 11-year-old girl as his partner.

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July 9, 2003

Drew gives Lewis his Christmas bonus, a used Rolls Royce. However, the flashy car causes Lewis to undergo a strange personality transformation, and he can no longer be bothered to hang out with his longtime friends.

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June 2, 2004

Drew and Oswald get a little too competitive as they try to set up their mothers with an attractive eligible widower.

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Michigan J. Gus

9x16
June 23, 2004

Kellie's fears about Drew's inability to be a good father grow after Gus suddenly begins misbehaving every time he is around his uncle. Inspired by Mimi's romance with a widower, Oswald and Lewis hope to set themselves for life by picking up wealthy widows.

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Dog Soup

9x20
July 14, 2004

Drew tries to make some extra money for the baby by betting on a greyhound that has been enhanced as part of a DrugCo project.

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July 28, 2004

Mimi encourages Drew to make friends with the gay parents of Gus's friend. However, Drew winds up inadvertently splitting up the couple and finds himself as the ""other man.""

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August 18, 2004

Mimi blames Drew after her house burns down, apparently as the result of a gift given to Gus by his uncle. Oswald starts a change machine business.

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Finale

9x26
September 8, 2004

Kellie finally agrees to marry Drew, but their wedding plans are thrown into disarray when she goes into labor.

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