Those who were credited in the starring credits at the beginning of the episode were usually featured in every episode (except for Craig Ferguson, who was usually absent for few). However, in season eight, the only cast members to appear in every episode are Drew Carey (Drew), Cynthia Watros (Kelly), and Diedrich Bader (Oswald). The others were all absent for at least one episode. Despite being credited for every episode, Craig Ferguson (Nigel) and John Carroll Lynch (Steve) were only in four and eight episodes, respectively.
Good Lord, Carey! I believe you just stumbled upon the recipe for "Suck"!
During the Cleveland Rocks intro started in Season 3 when Oswald throws the girl to the side, as if throwing her away, the arm of the catcher can be seen in the left of the screen.
The episode "Two Drews and the Queen of Poland Walk Into a Bar" was deemed offensive to Polish people due to its storyline where Mimi prepares to meet the king of Poland. The syndicated version of this episode cuts Mimi's storyline entirely and reuses an intro from an older episode to fit the time missing.
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