The Drew Carey Show: Season 2Edit
This page lists all of the episodes aired in Season 2 of The Drew Carey Show. The "We'll Remember Always, Evaluation Day" episode premiered on ABC-TV on September 18, 1996; a total of 24 episodes aired during the season, which ended on May 14, 1997, with the airing of the episode "New York and Queens".
This season starts with Winfred-Louder in turmoil and Mr. Bell (Kevin Pollak) getting fired. The first few episodes see both Kate and Drew become single again, with Drew breaking up with Lisa Robbins (Katy Selverstone) and Jay Clemens (Robert Torti) breaking up with Kate before leaving for Minnesota.
The show's theme slowly changed from "Moon Over Parma" which was gradually phased out in favour of "Five O'Clock World" by The Vogues.
Season 2 (1996-1997)Edit
|Season 2 episodes|
|Image||Episode||# in Series||Title||Written by||Directed by||Original air date||Prod.#|
|1||23||"We'll Remember Always, Evaluation Day"||Les Firestein||Brian K. Roberts||September 18, 1996||456902 (2x1)|
|This episode starts with a full musical version of "Five O'Clock World" before the usual theme song "Moon Over Parma". With Drew in charge of evaluations, all the staff are sucking up to him. Lisa is on the verge of breaking up with Drew after she feels he always puts his work ahead of her.|
|2||24||"Something Wick This Way Comes"||Clay Graham||Brian k. Roberts||September 25, 1996||456981 (2x2)|
| This episode marks the first appearance of Winfred Lauder's new Store Manager, Nigel Wick (Craig Ferguson). Drew protests when Wick decides to fire all the older employees. Lewis and Oswald try to fill a rush order for Buzz beer and it leads to neighborhood kids working at the brewery in Drew's garage.
Guest stars: Vic Helford (Customer), Ian Gomez (Larry), Katy Selverstone (Lisa Robbins), Robert Torti (Jay), Richard Paul (Bert), Bear Taliferro (Delivery Man #1), & Victor Raider-Wexler (Paul Van Houten)
|3||25||"Break It Up"||Lona Williams||Brian K. Roberts||October 2, 1996||456983 (2x3)|
| Jay Clemens breaks up with Kate and moves to Minnesota, while Drew and Lisa also break up after she moves in with him and they get to each other's nerves. Speedy's 1st episode.
Guest Stars: Katy Selverstone (Lisa), Robert Torti (Jay)
|4||26||"The Bully You Know"||Christy Snell||Gerry Cohen||October 16, 1996||465983 (2x4)|
|The guys meet up with their former high-school bully, who is going through tough times, so Drew tries to help him out with a job at Winfred-Louder. Oswald and Lewis introduce Drew's new dog, Speedy, to the other dogs on the street. Guest starring Norm MacDonald as Simon Tate.|
|5||27||The Devil, You Say||Bruce Helford||Sam Simon||October 30, 1996||465988 (2x5)|
|The guys help Kate out when she starts dating a guy, 'The Devil', who takes his nickname a little bit too seriously.|
|6||28||"The Day the Music Died"||Robert Borden||Gerry Cohen||November 6, 1996||465904 (2x6)|
|The guys find out their high school music teacher has died, leading to a reformation of the band.|
|7||29||"What The Zoning Inspector Saw"||Clay Graham||Sam Simon||November 13, 1996||465907 (2x7)|
|Drew's zoning inspector girlfriend, Bonnie, threatens to shut his brewery in the garage and Buzz beer down, so the gang try to mobilize popular support to keep their product alive. Guest Starring Caroline Rhea as Bonnie.|
|8||30||"Drew's The Other Man"||Robert Borden||Brian K. Roberts||November 20, 1996||456989 (2x8)|
|Drew finds out Bonnie is married. Oswald makes a new friend at work. Lewis is jealous until the stranger's true intentions become clear. Guest Starring Caroline Rhea as Bonnie.|
|9||31||"Mimi's Day Parade"||Joey Gutierrez & Diane Burroughs||Gerry Cohen||November 27, 1996||456910 (2x9)|
| Drew is placed in charge of Winfred-Louder's Thanksgiving day parade but needs to let Mimi sit in the first float to save the show. Last time Drew Carey's version of "Moon Over Parma" is played as theme song.
Guest stars: Ian Gomez (Larry Almada), David L. Lander (as Himself), Lisa Darr (Debbie), Lynn Wanlass (Gigi Bobeck), Don Perry (Grandpa Bobeck), Tom Bosley (Mr. Bobeck), Tammy Faye Messner (Mimi's Mother)
|10||32||"It's Your Party and I'll Crash if I Want To"||Joey Gutierrez & Diane Burroughs||Gerry Cohen||December 4, 1996||456906 (2x10)|
|Drew and Mimi crash a party thrown by a new store employee to which they were the only ones apparently uninvited. Kate bleaches her hair to appeal to decent men. "Five O'Clock World" becomes theme song for the remainder of season 2.|
|11||33||"Lisa Gets Married"||Christy Snell & Les Firestein||Steve Zuckerman||December 11, 1996||456911 (2x11)|
|The return (and last appearance) of Lisa Robbins (Katy Selverstone) who is getting married. Lewis and Oswald take jobs as elves for Winfred-Louder but have constant tiffs with a drunken Santa.|
|12||34||"They're Back"||Clay Graham & Robert Borden||Brian K. Roberts||January 8, 1997||465912 (2x12)|
|Drew's parents move in with him after losing their home in Florida and end up depriving him of any privacy. Later Oswald and Lewis take Drew in when he can't stand to live with his parents any longer.|
|13||35||"Hello/Goodbye"||Susan Garon||Gary Halvorson||January 15, 1997||465915 (2x13)|
|After Drew squabbles with their landlord over conditions in the apartment, Lewis and Oswald get evicted and the guys are forced to move in to Kate's. Lewis pretends to be rich to date a demanding woman.|
|14||36||"Drewstock"||Christy Snell, & Terry Mulroy||Steve Zuckerman||January 29, 1997||465917 (2x14)|
| Lewis and Oswald rent the place above the Warsaw. The gang decide to wind up Buzz beer and throw a party offering free beer to liquidate the left-over inventory. Kate finds some new girlfriends who turn out be doppelgängers of the guys.
Guest stars: Lisa Thornhill (Beth), Lea DeLaria (Jewel), Samantha Bennett (Olivia), Pam Stone (Lois), Rosey Brown (Bodyguard), Little Richard (as Himself), Joe Walsh (as Himself), Bernie Kosar (as Himself), Martin Mull (as Himself (uncredited)), & Grant Shaud (as Himself (uncredited)), Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White (as Himself)
|15||37||"Drew Blows His Promotion"||Susan Dickes, Christy Snell, & Robert Borden||Sam Simon||february 5, 1997||465914 (2x15)|
|Kate plays a prank on Drew by adding "special" sounds to a copy of the video tape Drew had made for his promotion campaign, but it turns out to be the actual tape and Drew plays it to his embarrassment at the Winfred Lauder board meeting. Special Guest Star: Nan Martin as Mrs. Lauder.|
|16||38||"Check Out Drew's Old Flame"||Susan Dickes||Gerry Cohen||February 12, 1997||465916 (2x16)|
|Drew encounters and falls for Kyra, an "ex-high school friend" who turns out to be a con artist and it leads to Drew's car being repossessed and his furniture stolen. The gang try to help out Kate with her monetary problems.|
|17||39||"See Drew Run"||Lona Williams||Sam Simon||February 19, 1997||465913 (2x17)|
|Drew decides to go on a hunger strike to force Winfred-Louder to build a skywalk to the parking garage after Oswald and Lewis get run over on a busy intersection while visiting Drew at the store.|
|18||40||"Drew Gets Married"||Robert Borden||Sam Simon||February 26, 1997||465913 (2x18)|
| A drunk Drew gets fortuitously married to a woman, Diane, on a trip to Vegas but he agrees to play as her husband briefly so she can win custody of her two children.
Guest stars: Ian Gomez (Larry Almada), Brett Butler (Grace Kelly), Jerry Van Dyke (Luther Van Dam), Joely Fisher (Paige Clark), Jeremy Piven (Spence Kovak), Nicole Sullivan (Diane), Miles Marsico (Joey), Julie Uribe (Julie), Michael Winslow (Jimi Hendrix), Macka Foley (Security Guard #1), Mika Boorem (Sarah), James Lesure (Alex)
|19||41||"Man's Best Same Sex Companion"||Joey Gutierrez & Diane Burroughs||Robert Borden||March 5, 1997||465918 (2x19)|
|After exploiting Winfred-Louder's same-sex insurance benefits for his dog Speedy's surgery, Drew enlists Oswald to pretend to be his companion in front of the store board to save his job. Special Guest Star Nan Martin as Mrs. Louder.|
|20||42||"Two Drews and the Queen of Poland Walk into a Bar"||Lona Williams||Gary Halvorson||March 19, 1997||465919 (2x20)|
|The gang support Drew when crazy-man Earl is let out of the mental institution and moves next door to Drew. Mimi prepares to meet the King of Poland with the hopes of becoming queen.|
|21||43||"Cap-Beer-Cino"||Christy Snow & Terry Mulroy||Sam Simon||April 2, 1997||465921 (2x21)|
|The gang have to deal with a ruthless rival to Buzz Beer, "Cap-beer-Cino", and the competition gets down and dirty.|
|22||44||"Drew vs. Mimi, Part II"||David Brownfield||Gerry Cohen||April 30, 1997||465922 (2x22)|
| Drew, Mimi and Larry compete for a board position at the store. Drew gains an edge and impresses the management with some tips from a business book but later Mimi hijacks the book from Drew. Special Guest Star Nan Martin as Mrs. Louder.
Guest stars: James Castle Stevens (as Clerk), Ian Gomez (Larry Almada), Nan Martin (Dottie Louder), Bill Erwin (Mr. Bradbury), Phill Lewis (Mike), Frank Lloyd (Waiter), & Patrick Cranshaw (Gerald Thompson)
|23||45||"Win a Date with Kate"||Joey Gutierrez and Diane Burroughs||Steve Zuckerman||May 7, 1997||465923 (2x23)|
|Kate isn't amused when the guys decide to give away a date with her as a promotion for Buzz Beer and Mr. Wick finds the winning bottle cap. Drew gets nervous when Mr. Wick and Kate become 'romantically involved' as he worries that they will eventually break up and take out their anger on him. Originally broadcast in 3-D.|
|24||46||"New York and Queens"||Terry Mulroy and Christy Snell||Brian K. Roberts||May 14, 1997||465924 (2x24)|
|Musical episode with dance off over The Rocky Horror Picture Show vs The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.|