Trivia: The Drew Carey Show

  • Casting Gag: Marion Ross played Drew's mom. Tom Bosley played Mimi's dad. When Shirley Jones played an older love-interest of Drew, they had to bring his mom in for them to meet. And Danny Bonaduce played her adult son.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Only the first season is available on DVD. Apparently music copyrights are preventing further seasons from being released.
  • Throw It In:
    • Mimi was not intended to be a regular member of the cast but her actress was so impressive in the first episode that the producers hired her to be Drew's arch rival.
    • A bit where Drew complains about his pants bunching up when he sits down (making it look like he had an erection) came from a censorship complaint.