Welcome back to Drew Carey Week! In today’s edition, we’re moving on to the second credits sequence for the show, set to Five O’Clock World, sung by The Vogues. And honestly, this is what I’m talking about when I talk about great theme songs. (Do I talk about that? If I did, this would be it.)
The song discusses the theme of the show: working until five o’clock every day when your real life starts. But a choreographed dance sequence? Who could ask for more?
What’s also really great about this is that it’s also a dream sequence (in my interpretation). It’s a kind of 2 pm fantasy from an office day - what if my job were more exciting?
Also, weirdly, you’ll notice that in the carpool scene, Drew Carey is flanked by Ian Gomez and (I’m pretty sure - she was definitely on the show, and I believe it is her in the car) Christa Miller. Those two would end up playing a married couple on Cougar Town! How about that, you know?
This dance sequence also does a good job of establishing character relationships, but not as good a job as a later musical number from the show: