Spin City

Pilot

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/17/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Michael Flaherty and his team grapple with a garbage strike and a political gaffe by the Mayor who accidentally insults gays. In addition, Ashley questions Mike's commitment to their relationship when is nervous about moving in together.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Boatman

    Carter Sebastian Heywood

  • Michael J. Fox

    Deputy Mayor Michael 'Mike' Patrick Flaherty

  • Carla Gugino

    Ashley Schaeffer

  • Connie Britton

    Nicole 'Nikki' Catherine Faber

  • Alexander Gaberman

    James Hobert III

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Great start to a great show.

    By fiveironbell, Jul 06, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Mike: Tap into your dark side where violence reigns and terror cracks the whip. Karen: Okee-dokee.

    • Mike: Who here is gay? (Mike turns to Karen, who is smiling and giggling.) Mike: Not that kind of gay.

    • Mike: Anyone who tells Paul the truth puts $10 in the kitty.

    • Nikki: (on phone): I didn't mean to scare you, it was just a simple run of the mill orgasm... (Mike walks up) ...Can you hold on a second, Mom? Mike: Oh, I'll let you get back to your mom, before she loses her erection.

    • Reporter: Mr. Mayor, would you consider marching in the gay pride parade this week? Mayor Randall Winston: What are you, drunk?

    Notes (3)

    • Michael J. Fox included this episode as one of his all-time favorites.

    • Mike has a dog named Rex, who is never mentioned again.

    • The name of the janitor at the end is Skippy, a reference to Family Ties.

    Trivia (2)

    • There was no intro noise during the opening, or the third act.

    • It was first introduced that The Mayor's name was Randall Winston, which is the same name as the Associate Producer of the show.

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