Spin City

The Rivals

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/15/96
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  • Episode Description
  • The former Mayor of New York is a constant critic of the current administration, and a plan to appease him has tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Michael and Ashley try to avoid their annoying new neighbors. And Nikki holds a contest among the men in the office to prove that none of them could ever be fathers.

  • 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

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Mike: What you want to do is you want to take all that hurt and all that pain and all that confusion, all those overwhelming feelings; you want to just bottle them right up.

    • Mike (about Mayor Garfield's passing): We need to get working on your statement. Mayor: I killed him. I killed him dead. Mike: That's a good starting point. How about softening it up a little?

    • Mayor: It's not jealousy; I just wish I had what he had.

    • Mike: Crisis, crisis. Where did I put that crisis?

    • Mayor Randall Winston: Have a good one, Jesus! (pronouncing it gee-sus instead of hey-seus)

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    Notes (1)

    • Opening Theme Sound Effect: Hoofbeats

    Allusions (1)

    • Carter: How about a loveable orange cartoon cat? A reference to the daily syndicated comic strip "Garfield" by Jim Davis

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