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"The Electron Doesn't Fall Far from the Nucleus"
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Episode No.   Season
11 1x11 Season 1
Episode Information
Original Broadcast Date December 13, 1995
Network: ABC-TV
IMDB: IMDb logo The Electron Doesn't Fall Far from the Nucleus
Story by: Les Firestein
Written by: Lona Williams & Jeff Lowell
Directed by: Sam Simon
Chronological Information
Preceded by: "Science Names Suck"
Followed by: "Isomers Have Distinct Characteristics"


The Electron Doesn't Fall Far From the Nucleus was the 11th episode of The Drew Carey Show. Originally aired on December 13, 1995 on ABC, This episode, which was directed by Sam Simon, was co-written by Jeff Lowell and Lona Williams from an original story penned by Les Firestein.


Drew's dad introduces Drew, Lewis and Oswald to his club "The Wildebeests", hoping it will help Drew make contacts and land a better job. But they all leave when they discover that many of the club members are bigots.


Drew's (Drew Carey) dad George (Stanley Anderson, in his first appearance) 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 (Ryan Stiles) and Oswald (Diedrich Bader) both 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 then issues an ultimatum to Mr. Bell (voiced by Kevin Pollak), 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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