Spin City

A River Runs Through Me

Season 2, Ep 19, Aired 3/18/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Mike suggests the staff undergo drug testing to demonstrate the mayor's new anti-drug campaign. But after he accidentally gets high while visiting some Native Americans, he risks failing the drug test that he initiated.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Boatman

    Carter Sebastian Heywood

  • Michael J. Fox

    Deputy Mayor Michael 'Mike' Patrick Flaherty

  • Connie Britton

    Nicole 'Nikki' Catherine Faber

  • Alexander Gaberman

    James Hobert III

  • Richard Kind

    Paul Thomas Lassiter

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • (talking to James, who is hiding in the bathroom stall) Mike: Yes! You are my go to guy. Nurse: Mr. Flaherty who are you talking to? Mike: Sorry, sometimes he needs a little encouragement. Nurse: Oh... Mike: You are the man little buddy. I am so proud of you. Nurse: I'll wait outside. Milke: I want you to stand up and take a bow.

    • James: Mike, if you dump your sample you're gonna to have to replace it. Mike: Why do you think I bought you three Big Gulps on the way over here?

    • Stuart: I just had a thought. Mike: Please, would you share it with me. Stuart: Why on Earth would Nikki be taking birth control pills? Nikki: Sometimes a girl carries an umbrella just in case it rains. Stuart: Well I'd sell that umbrella and stock up on sun screen 'cause the forecast calls for another year of drought.

    • Mayor: Mike, I broke the Punsee bowl. It was an unavoidable accident. Mike: How did you do that sir? Mayor: I was spinning it on a stick and it fell.

    • Stuart: Mrs. Lassiter, so lovely to see you. You are a vision. Abby: (backing up) Now Stuart, remember our rule? Stuart: Ten feet.

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    Notes (1)

    • Raquel Welch was listed as a special guest star.

    Allusions (1)

    • This episode title is a reference to A River Runs Through It, the 1992 film (based on the eponymous novella) directed by Robert Redford and starring Brad Pitt.

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