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The Drew Carey Show (Television Favorites Compilation)

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Product Description

Drew Carey is your everyday blue-collar guy who's struggling through life's ups and downs with his closest friends, Oswald, Lewis and Kate. Stuck in the same job for ten years, Drew performs a balancing act between sucking up to his boss and doing his best to irritate his annoying co-worker, Mimi. When he's not at work, he's trying to have some success in the romance department and indulging in a few of his own beers he brews in his garage with his friends.

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It's a five o'clock world, and before it was unceremoniously pink-slipped in 2004, few television workplace comedies so keenly or hilariously captured the mind-numbing drudgery and soul-crushing despair of cubicle culture as The Drew Carey Show. This representative collection samples six episodes spanning the 1995 series' first four seasons. The pilot introduces the bespectacled, buzz-coiffed Everyman who works as the assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store, a position, he notes, "of indirect respect and oblique power." Misery loves company, and the company Drew kept formed one of TV's most amiable ensembles, including Ryan Stiles as Lewis (or, as Jason Alexander joked on Comedy Central's Drew Carey roast, "Kramer-lite"), Diedrich Bader as goofus Oswald, Christa Miller as Kate, Drew's lifelong platonic friend and unrequited crush, Kathy Kinney as Drew's office nemesis, Mimi. Craig Ferguson later joined the cast as Mr. Wick, Drew's pink slip-happy boss. "Playing the Unified Field" features a smoldering Jamie Lee Curtis as Drew's barber, a hard-partying danger-seeker who agrees to go out with Drew ("Don't bore me"). "We'll Always Remember Evaluation Day" finds Drew torn between his job and his secret girlfriend, a fellow employee (the enormously appealing Katy Selverstone). "Drew Blows His Promotion," the highlight of the collection, culminates in a practical joke that literally backfires in a symphony of flatulence. "My Best Friend's Wedding," the climax of season 3's Oswald-Kate story arc, would be best appreciated in a complete-season set. "DrugCo," with the monkapotamus (not to mention Charles Nelson Reilly), is one of the series' most bizarre episodes.

The Drew Carey Show was distinguished by its spontaneous, off-center sense of humor, exemplified by such throwaway bits of business as Ferguson's Sean Connery and Michael Caine impressions in "Promotion," and the wholly unexpected blockbuster production numbers ("Five O'Clock World" and "Cleveland Rocks") that became the series' signature. One could quibble with the episode selection here, but it's great to have Drew back on the job, or at least on DVD. --Donald Liebenson


Special Features

  • Six episodes: Pilot, Playing the Unified Field, We'll Remember Always Evaluation Day, Drew Blows His Promotion, My Best Friend's Wedding, DrugCo

Product Details

  • Actors: Drew Carey, Diedrich Bader, Ryan Stiles, Kathy Kinney, Christa Miller
  • Directors: Ryan Stiles, Dennis Erdman, Gary Halvorson, Gerry Cohen, Richard Schwadel
  • Writers: Aaron Harnick, Bob Nickman, Bob Underwood
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: American Broadcasting Company (ABC)
  • DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 131 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E1MXVY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,516 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Drew Carey Show (Television Favorites Compilation)" on IMDb

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By P. A. Tamblyn on March 10, 2006
Format: DVD
I was looking forward to the Drew Carey Show comming to DVD and when I saw this DVD on Amazon I grabed it. The DVD contains 6 episodes, The Pilot, Playing The Unified Field, We'll Remember Always - Evaluation Day, Drew Blows His Promotion, My Best Friends Wedding, DrugCo. Great episodes but I would rather have a complete season. There are no extras on this DVD. I guess this DVD is testing the Market before they release the full seasons. Anyway if your a Drew Carey Show fan then this DVD is good value. But I hope we dont have to wait for years for the complete seasons.
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Excellent selection of episodes from all the series of Drew Carey, but, it does have one drawback, it makes me angry that the powers to be haven't had the sense to release every episode of every series made onto DVD yet. Come on people, this is one of the funniest shows ever and I need my fix.
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Everyone buy this DVD so they'll start releasing Drew Carey in seasons, for 9 buxs, its worth it! It has 6 eposodes from different seasons, if you want the dvd in seasons u must buy this first to get WB to start doing it!
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Drew Carey is a comic genius and his cast of funny characters and equally hilarious stories makes me laugh until it HURTS! This treasure chest of comic fun has 6 episodes including the Pilot episode. If you didn't know how much humor could be found in Cleveland Ohio, you do now!

Since there are a paucity of shows on this dvd, let's just say the market has been tested and we want the full series! The Drag Queen episode makes me laugh until I'm wiping tears from my eyes and that episode about Drew's promotion had me laughing so hard that I thought I'd crack a rib. This is what comedy fans have been praying for. Please, please, PLEASE release the full season so we can enjoy even more laughs. Drew Carey is here to stay!
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Watched the whole thing from beginning to end the first chance I got and I laughed my head off.

Great cast with great chemistry!

Hopefully they will release the whole show with all seasons some time soon. I gotta have more!

Cleveland rocks!
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You really need to keep going with the seasons...don't abandon us here! Make more! Never get tired of this show.
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I've only watched this show occasionaly and for those like me who want a few of their funniest episodes.....this one is for you! I must admit I bought this set just for "Drew Blows his Promotion..." because it's just hilarious! Although you can't get this DVD through Amazon, you can get it through a seller on the site--I got it for $4.47 w/ shipping and it is well worth the price!
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Drew Carey and the rest of the cast in this series of sit coms were absolutely hilarious in every episode I saw. Drew's big promotion was the funniest though. I'll add a few more episodes to my library later. They are great to watch after a long day. After all no one has it as tough as Drew.
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