Before he was hosting American staples like Whose Line Is It Anyway? and The Price Is Right, Drew Carey and his buddies Dietrich Bader, Ryan Stiles and Craig Ferguson all starred together in The Drew Carey Show, a hilarious comedy on ABC that ran for nine seasons.
Between its great music, amazing character dynamics and the ridiculous situations the gang found themselves in, it's a show that basically everybody loved. However, even its biggest fans might not know these 10 facts about it!
The live episodes were actually performed twice.
Any episode that was broadcast live had to be done twice: once for the East coast and once for the West coast.
Craig Ferguson really seemed to hate people with the last name "Johnson."
Literally every time Mr. Wick fires somebody through the course of the show, they always have the last name "Johnson." Talk about a grudge...
Drew actually didn't need to wear his glasses after a while.
Midway through the show's run, Drew actually got laser eye surgery, meaning he didn't need to wear glasses anymore. He continued to wear them for his character.
Mimi wasn't supposed to be a regular character.
Both the script and actress Kathy Kinney's contract called for her to just make an occasional appearance, but audiences loved her so much that she became a regular part of the cast.