The Drew Carey Show: Season 4Edit
This page lists all of the episodes aired in Season 4 of The Drew Carey Show. The "Drew and the Conspiracy" episode premiered on ABC-TV on September 23, 1998; a total of 27 episodes aired during the season, which ended on May 26, 1999, with the airing of the episode "Brotherhood of Man".
The season starts with Kate and Oswald back to being friends. After Drew uncovers a conspiracy in the opening episode, there is a 4 episode story arc where Drew starts up the Horn Dogs again and gains Darcy, a groupie girlfriend, and loses interest in Winfred-Louder. At the same time as his band gets an offer to be a permanent house band, Mr. Wick has to stand down for a while as Store Manager and goes into rehab for treatment with cocaine. Drew dates several different women early on (Darcy, Celia), but for the later part of the season he is seeing Sharon Bridges (Jenica Bergere). Mimi starts dating Drew's brother Steve, much to Drew's disgust. Nan Martin has a recurring role as Mrs. Louder..
Season 4 (1998-1999)Edit
|Season 4 episodes|
|Image||Episode||# in Series||Title||Written by||Directed by||Original air date||Prod.#|
|1||75||"Drew and the Conspiracey"||Bob Underwood and Jennifer Crittenden||Gerry Cohen||September 23, 1998||467501 (4x1)|
|Drew finds out from Chuck that many of his mishaps have been arranged by a conspiracy of three co-workers who hate him. Lewis asks Mimi to test out a DrugCo makeup product that changes color along with the mood.|
|2||76||"In Romada Da Vida"||Clay Graham||Gerry Cohen||September 30, 1998||467502 (4x2)|
|Episode has crazy intro showing repetitive actions at Winfred Lauder. Kate quits her job at Winfred Lauder. Drew starts up the Horn Dogs and become a house band. Guest Star is Pauley Perrette as Darcy a rock groupie who dates Drew.
Guest stars: Joe Walsh (Ed), Ian Gomez (Larry Almada), Nan Martin (Fran Louder) & Pauley Perrette (Darcy) Special Guest stars: Roy Clark, Dusty Hill, Johnny Lang, Lisa Loeb, Dave Mustaine, Michael Stanley, & Matthew Sweet all guest star as themselves.
|3||77||"Golden Boy"||Bruce Rasmussen||Gerry Cohen||October 7, 1998||467503 (4x3)|
| Drew and the Horn Dogs (although with Ed Joe Walsh and the James Gang) are still playing, and Darcy convinces Drew to dye his hair. Drew, Chuck and Larry find cocaine at work, and Mr. Wick who goes into rehab. Guest Starring Pauley Perrette.
Guest stars: Joe Walsh (Ed), Kelly Perine (Chuck), Ian Gomez (Larry Almada), Jane Morris (Nora O'Dougherty), Pauley Perrette (Darcy), Gregory Jbara (Ron), Wendle Josepher (Helen), Jeff Lewis (Glen), David Youse (Tom), & Kathleen M. Darcy (as Female Employee) Special Guest stars: Jimmy Fox and Dale Peters as themselves.
|4||78||"Drew Between the Rock and a Hard Place"||Richard Day||Sam Simon||October 14, 1998||467504 (4x4)|
| Wick is still in rehab and Drew turns down Wick's job to be with the band. Larry is the new boss and makes budget cuts forcing the others to beg Drew to help. Drew quits the band and is replaced by Weird Al Yankovic, who guest stars. Jimmy Fox and Dale Peters also guest star.
Guest stars: : Joe Walsh (Ed), Ian Gomez (Larry Almada), Nan Martin (Fran Louder), Pauley Perrette (Darcy), Danny Breen (Roy), Karen Elizabeth White (Sue), Stephen Rockwell (Customer #1), & Ross Gottstein (Employee)
|5||79||"Sexual Perversity"||Mike Larsen||Gerry Cohen||October 21, 1998||467506 (4x5)|
|Drew gets dumped by Darcy when he shows her his real job. Drew and Mimi mistakenly fall for each other over the internet, while Oswald gets Drug Co. implants to get $10,000 for his mother. Brief last appearance by Pauley Perrette.|
|6||80||"Cain and Mabel"||Daniel O'Keefe||Gerry Cohen||October 28, 1998||467505 (4x6)|
| Drew and the others are annoyed when Steve Carey and his drag queen friends take over the Warsaw. Oswald is worried about his mother losing her business and finding out about the implants. Special Guest Star is (Adrienne Barbeau) as Kim Harvey, Oswald's mother.
Guest stars: Adrienne Barbeau (Kim Harvey, Oswald's Mom), Michael Raysses (Bartender), John Carroll Lynch (Steve Carey), Pat Finn (George), Debbie Korkunis (Waitress), Kristen Trucksess (Susan), & David Ferguson (Alex)
|7||81||"Nicki's Wedding"||Joey Gutierrez & Diane Burroughs||Gerry Cohen||November 4, 1998||467507 (4x7)|
| Drew gets an invite for Nicki's wedding on a ship which he decides to attend despite the dissuasion of the rest of the gang and ends up making a fool out of himself. Meanwhile, Mr. Wick returns to work from rehab. Special Guest Star (Kate Walsh).
Guest stars: Kate Walsh (Nicki Fifer), Nan Martin (Fran Louder), Barry Corbin (Chuck Fifer), Anne Francis (Charlene Fifer), Jana Marie Hupp (Margaret), Brent Jasmer (Chris), Steve Tom ("The Captain"), Jack Thomas ("The Guy")
|8||82||"Drew's New Car"||Terry Mulroy||Sam Simon||November 11, 1998||467509 (4x8)|
| Oswald makes another $10,000 from the implants and pays back his old debts to the others. Oswald, Kate and Lewis use the money to buy a new car for Drew who is impressed but sells the car to help his friends back again. When they take offense, Drew needs to get the car back from Mimi who blackmails him to help her win the store's Employee of the year award.
Guest stars: Nan Martin as Fran Lauder
|9||83||"The High Road to China"||Katherine Green||Gerry Cohen||November 18, 1998||467508 (4x9)|
| Drew plays an elaborate prank on Mimi who has him kidnapped and dumped on the Great Wall of China without his passport and wallet. Much of this episode was filmed in China.
Guest stars: Lin Liu (Ming), James Hong (Government Worker), Ming Lo (Manager), Nghia Luu]] (Cashier), Harrison Liu (Chinese Worker), Wong Tioo Tioo (Kid), Kong Rui (Ox Cart Driver), Zhen Li Qiang (Policeman), & Yang Sheng Yi (Crowd Person)
|10||84||"Drew's Dance Patry"||Clay Graham||Gerry Cohen||November 18, 1998||467537 (4x10)|
| This episode is a compilation episode of the various songs the gang has sung over the past few seasons.
Guest stars: Various guest stars from previous episodes
|11||85||"Kate's Family"||Richard Day||Sam Simon||November 25, 1998||467510 (4x11)|
|Kate has an instant family and Drew takes up swimming to impress avid swimmer Sharon. Mimi is worried that Drew is out to get revenge for being sent to China. Guest Starring Neil Flynn and also Jenica Bergere (as handy-woman Sharon Bridges).|
|12||86||"Drew Dates a Senior"||Jennifer Crittenden||Gerry Cohen||December 9, 1998||467511 (4x12)|
| Drew decides to attend night school to pursue his Masters Degree but ends up dating a much older woman, Celia. Mimi volunteers to organize a Christmas display window for the store. Special Guest Star Shirley Jones as Celia.
Guest stars: Ian Gomez (Larry Almada), Paul Collins (Professor Stanton), Shirley Jones (Celia), Kathryn Joosten (Ruth), Nick Gaza (Dave), Scott Rinker (Tommy Newman), Louisette Geiss (Ellen) & Richard Callanan (Bingo Caller)
|13||87||"Drew's Holiday Punch"||Mike Larsen||Gerry Cohen||December 16, 1998||467512 (4x13)|
| Drew and Celia are surprised by Drew's parents arriving unexpectedly for Christmas. Drew, though initially reluctant, later reveals his relationship with Celia to them. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang help Mimi with selling Christmas trees door to door. Special Guest Star Shirley Jones as Celia.
Guest stars: Marion Ross (Beulah Carey, Drew's Mom), Stanley Anderson (George Carey, Drew's Dad), John Carroll Lynch (Steve Carey), Danny Bonaduce (Chip), Shirley Jones (Celia), Alan Bursky (Workman #1), John Porcher (Customer #1) & Jim Hanna (Customer #2)
|14||88||"A House Divided"||Daniel O'Keefe & Katherine Green||Gerry Cohen||January 6, 1999||467513 (4x13)|
| Winfred Lauder are going to be the anchor tenant of a new shopping mall... to be located over Drew's house. Special Guest Star Keith Diamond is his final appearance as Drew's neighbor Greg Clemens.
Guest stars: Keith Diamond (Greg Clemens), Nan Martin (Fran Louder), Jenica Bergere (Sharon Bridges)
|15||89||"A House Reunited"||Daniel O'Keefe & Jennifer Crittenden||Steve Zuckerman||January 13, 1999||467513 (4x14)|
| Winfred Lauder try every dirty trick in the book to get Drew to move from his house, as he is the only holdout in the neighbourhood. Guest Starring Shirley Jones as Celia.
Also Guest starring: Kelly Perine (Chuck), Ian Gomez (Larry Almeda)
|16||90||"Rats, Kate's Dating a Wrestler"||Christy Snell & Terry Mulroy||Steve Zuckerman||January 27, 1999||467515 (4x16)|
| Drew and the others hire 'The Disciplinarian' (Triple H) a Pro Wrestler as Spokesman for Buzz Beer. But the gang is split on approval when Kate starts going out with him.
Guest stars: Michael Raysses (Bartender), Triple H (credited as Paul Micheal Levesque) ("The Disciplinarian"), Jeremy Kramer (Johnson), Michael Cole (Interviewer (uncredited)), Joanie "Chyna" Laurer (Woman with "The Disciplinarian" (uncredited))
|17||91||"Three Guys, a Girl and a B-Story"||Jody Paul||Gerry Cohen||February 10, 1999||467516 (4x17)|
|Drew, Lewis and Oswald all (unwittingly) ask out the same woman. Special Guest Star is Diane Farr as Tracy.|
|18||92||"Boy Party/Girl Party"||Terry Mulroy and Jennifer Crittenden||Sam Simon||February 17, 1999||467517 (4x18)|
| Mimi hosts a party for the girls wherein Kate begs Mrs. Louder to rehire her, and Drew has a party for the Winfred Louder models which is just a ruse to distract Lewis and Oswald so he can go out with Tracy. Guest starring Diane Farr and Jenica Bergere.
Guest stars: Joe Walsh (Ed), John Carroll Lynch (Steve Carey), Ian Gomez (Larry Almada), Nan Martin (Fran Louder), Jenica Bergere (Sharon Bridges), Diane Farr (Tracy), Eva Halina (Eva), & Lynn Wanlass ([[Gigi Bobeck[[)
|19||93||"Tracy Bowl"||Robert Borden||Sam Simon||February 24, 1999||467519 (4x19)|
| Drew, Lewis and Oswald compete for Tracy's love in Tracy Bowl 1. Last appearance for Diane Farr as Tracy.
Guest stars: Michael Raysses (Bartender), Nan Martin (Fran Louder), Diane Farr (Tracy), Jeff Horny (Tom), & Dale Rooul (Fortune Teller (voice)) 'Special guest stars: Bob Costas, Kenny Mayne and Lynn Swann appear as themselves.
|20||94||"DrugCo"||Terry Mulroy & Jennifer Crittenden||Gerry Cohen||March 3, 1999||467518 (4x20)|
|Speedy is diagnosed with cataracts and Lewis suggests he be taken to DrugCo for treatment, but afterwards the gang is forced to break into the place to retrieve the dog.|
|21||95||"Steve and Mimi"||Bruce Rasmussen||Gerry Cohen||March 24, 1999||467520 (4x21)|
| Winfred Louder is forced to sack staff, including Drew's brother Steve who then has to move in with Drew. To Drew's horror, Steve and Mimi start dating.
Guest stars: John Carroll Lynch (Steve Carey), Jenica Bergere (Sharon Bridges), John O'Brien (Rick), Michael Buster (Tom)
|22||96||"What's Wrong with This Episode II"||Clay Graham||Gerry Cohen||March 31, 1999||467521 (4x22)|
Guest stars: Marion Ross (Beulah Carey), Stanley Anderson (George Carey), John Carroll Lynch (Steve Carey), Fred Applegate (Phil), Pat Loch (Alice), John Criste (Young Steve), Brandon de Paul (Young Drew)
|23||97||"She's Gotta Have It"||Apryl Huntzinger||Tommy Thompson||April 7, 1999||467522 (4x23)|
|Good looking handy woman Sharon Bridges breaks up with her boyfriend, and Drew finally achieves his dream, although things take a strange turn. Special Guest Star is Jenica Bergere.|
|24||98||"Good Vibrations"||Terry Mulroy, Daniel O'Keefe, Mike Larsen||Brian K. Roberts||May 5, 1999||467523 (4x24)|
|The gang play practical jokes on each other and Sharon wants to become one of the gang. Drew has to go with Mr. Wick to Chicago to give a presentation at a convention, and ends up being the victim of a humiliating practical joke and returns to Cleveland determined to get revenge on Mimi.|
|25||99||"Do The Hustle"||Maria Espada||Mike Simon||May 12, 1999||467524 (4x25)|
|It is decided that Drew and Sharon will go on a double date with Steve and Mimi, but Drew and Mimi start fighting much to Steve and Sharon's disgust. Drew and Mimi then try to pretend to be friends, and end up forming a ten pin bowling team to hustle other bowlers.|
|26||100||"Up On The Roof"||Katherine Green||Sam Simon||May 19, 1999||467525 (4x26)|
|Drew convinces Sharon to take on a larger job, and repair the roof of Oswald's mother Kim Harvey.|
|27||101||"Brotherhood Of Man"||Brian Scully||Gerry Cohen||May 26, 1999||467526 (4x27)|
| Winfred-Louder's Dutch owners tell the staff that they have a month-long paid vacation while they renovate the store. Drew, however, has to stay behind and make sure all the wages are paid, but finds out there is a secret plot to blow up the store.
Guest stars: Johnnie Walker (Bernard), Ian Gomez (Larry Almada), Nan Martin (Fran Louder), Jenica Bergere (Sharon Bridges), Hal Linden (Mr. Van Zandt), Ron Roggé (Contractor)