Drew Carey Show to Feature the Sims March 28th, 2001

 

Everything
That’s Wrong With This Episode is Right On The Money!

 

The
Fourth Annual What’s Wrong With This Episode? April Fool’s Contest for THE
DREW CAREY SHOW Will Award One Lucky Winner $200,000, A Trip for Two to Los
Angeles & a Chance to Bowl With Drew

 

NO
FOOLING!

 

Sponsored
By Dr Pepper, Show Will Feature A Scene Of The Cast In The Style Of The
Computer Game The Sims(tm)

 

The
Episode Also Boasts Special Guest Stars Gary Coleman, Jimmy JJ Walker, Kim
Fields, Meshach Taylor, Thea Vidal And Others!

 

Episode
Airs Wednesday, March 28 at 9:00-9:30pm (PT/ET) on ABC

 

March
14, 2001-Burbank, CA-After broadcasting live to all three time zones, putting
Drew in a coma and giving viewers the opportunity to name Mimi’s baby, fans of
"The Drew Carey Show" are wondering, what’s next? In what has become
a tireless fete to push the envelope and get the audience directly involved
with the show, producers have once again teamed with Dr Pepper to offer big
bucks for the fourth annual, "What’s Wrong With This Episode?" April
Fool’s promotion. Contest participants will watch, write down and submit their
list of the many things that go wrong with the March 28 episode (via online to
ABC.com-www.abc.com/primetime/drewcarey/drew_home.html or write in–c/o Drew
Carey PO Box 94971 Cleveland, OH 44101). Some things may be obvious, others
more obscure, for the die hard fans of "The Drew Carey Show."

 

In
the last three years, the April Fool’s promotion "drew" more than
350,000 entries with 400 runners-up winning "Drew Carey Show"
merchandise and one Grand Prize provided by Dr Pepper where the Grand Prize
Winner received $200,000, a trip for two to Los Angeles and a bowling date
with Drew Carey himself. This year, Dr Pepper is also providing the Grand
Prize, which is the same great package but the contest will be far more
challenging. Producers are once again keeping mum about the number of things
to go wrong in this year’s contest.

 

"It’s
become a family event where everyone can sit down and play What’s Wrong With
This Episode, says Bruce Helford, co-creator and executive producer of ‘The
Drew Carey Show.’ Helford continues, "This year, the things that are
wrong with the episode are even more bizarre."

 

Most
details are being kept quiet but two hints about the March 28 episode, which
focuses on Drew’s efforts to save Lewis from going to hell, has "The Drew
Carey Show" partnering with Electronic Arts to bring the unique brand of
humor in the popular computer game The Sims(tm) to the "What’s Wrong With
This Episode?" episode.

 

The
Sims is a PC game that allows players to create a neighborhood of simulated
people (known as Sims) and control their lives. The March 28 episode will also
feature special guest stars from past hit comedy series, including Gary
Coleman ("Different Strokes"), Kim Fields ("Facts Of
Life"), Meshach Taylor ("Designing Women") and Jimmy JJ Walker
("Good Times") among others.

 

Produced
by Mohawk Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, "The
Drew Carey Show" airs Wednesdays 9:00-9:30pm (ET/PT) on the ABC
Television Network. Bruce Helford, Drew Carey, Robert Borden (episodes 1-13),
Holly Hester (episodes 14-26) and Deborah Oppenheimer are executive producers.
The series was created by Bruce Helford and Drew Carey.

 

Cast
photography for "The Drew Carey Show," including a still of the Sims
art, can be obtained at HTTP://abcmedianet.com/

 

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Contacts:

Kerry
Schwab 

Warner
Bros. Television 

818/954-7356

Dan
Doran 

ABC-TV 

818/460-7184 

Jenny
Faraldo 

Mohawk

310/274-7800

Robin
Chandler 

Maxis/The
Sims

925/927-3610

 

 

 

 

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