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"The Joining of Two Unlike Elements is a Mixture"
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Episode No.   Season
3 1x3 Season 1
Episode Information
Original Broadcast Date September 20, 1995
Network: ABC-TV
IMDB: IMDb logo The Joining of Two Unlike Elements is a Mixture
Written by: Sam Simon
Directed by: Lona Williams
Chronological Information
Preceded by: "Miss Right"
Followed by: "Nature Abhors a Vacuum"


The Joining of Two Unlike Elements is a Mixture was the third episode for The Drew Carey Show. Originally aired on September 20, 1995 on ABC, This episode, which was directed by Sam Simon, it was written by Lona Williams.

Synopsis Edit

Kate is depressed when another wedding shower is held at work and she realizes that most women her age are married or are getting married; she's always dreamed of having a wedding of her own. Drew, Oswald and Lewis decide to cheer her up by throwing a fake wedding party for her and Drew at the Warsaw. The guys wonder why none of them ever dated Kate and, later that night, Drew confesses to Kate the crush he had on her in high school.

Plot summary Edit

Kate (Christa Miller) grows depressed after attending another wedding shower at work, and realizes that most of the women in her class have married. She insists that she doesn't want a husband, but has always dreamed of her wedding day. The guys decide to cheer her by throwing a fake wedding for her and Drew (Drew Carey), officiated by Lewis (Ryan Stiles) (in his Star Trek uniform). The guys speculate as to why none of them ever dated Kate.

Drew tells Lewis and Oswald (Diedrich Bader) that he realized he would never have a chance with Kate after she changed her clothes in front of him without even realizing what she had done. As they ride in a limo after the ""wedding,"" Drew mentions the incident to Kate and confesses that he had a huge crush on her in high school. Kate is surprised that he thought about her that way. Just as Drew suggests that they might have made a good couple, she breaks out into hives and has to go to the emergency room. Drew believes that she became physically ill at the mere mention of having a relationship with him

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