Season 2 Episode 6

Shovel Off to Buffalo

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 1999 on CBS

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  • Becker gets cranky when his flight is delayed in Buffalo ...

    Becker has to deliver a speech at a medical conference in Chicago and the travel agency sent him two tickets thinking that he was still married. Since Jake declined Becker’s invitation to fly with him, Reggie accepts to accompany Becker and takes the opportunity to visit her friend. However, due to bad weather, the plane gets stuck in Buffalo for several hours. The Valium that Becker took has worn off and he becomes his old cranky self. Reggie who is hungry is also irritated by the not so friendly flight attendant. Meanwhile, Jake and Bob are handling the customers in the diner really well.
  • John and Reggie get stuck on a plane.

    John and Jake are in the diner eating when Bob comes in complaining about his wife getting a divorce lawyer, and he's going to lose it all. Linda and Margaret come in to get coffee for the morning. Margaret hands John his airplane tickets. He's going to give a speech in Chicago for a friend. Since he received two tickets, he gave the extra to Reggie so she can see an old friend.

    On the plane, John and Reggie sit down. John asks Reggie not to tell people that he's a doctor. After getting hit by a luggage bag, John is surprisingly calm. He tells Reggie that he took a Valium.

    At the office, Linda is reading magazines instead of helping Margaret with work. Linda suggests that Margaret kick back and relax.

    On the plane, Reggie seems to be getting annoyed at everything.

    Bob walks into the diner to look for Reggie, but she's not there. Bob offers to make something for Jake to eat.

    Back on the plane, John is reading a magazine, the same magazine Linda and Margaret are. When the Valium wears off, John goes nuts when a man bothers him and the plane is re-routed to Buffalo due to weather problems.

    Still on the plane, John complains about the fact that the plane is just sitting on the runway. John proceeds to help out someone who is having a hard time breathing.

    At the hospital, Linda and Margaret are eating pizza and chatting.

    Back on the plane, Reggie complaining about the poor service. John is being bothered by everyone on the plane now.

    At the diner, Bob serves Jake his chicken dish, which Jake surprisingly loves. A man comes in asking for food, so Bob decides to serve up some food.

    There are then several very short scenes of the diner, the office and the plane.

    John calls Margaret and asks her for the number of someone in Dallas, but her fingernails are wet, since they're doing pedicures. John then calls a plastic surgeon in Dallas in hopes of getting the number of the head of the airline. After getting the home number to the head of the airline, John calls the man and threatens to reveal some personal information about him if he doesn't get the plane unloaded. The man agrees to see what he can do.

    We then see the plane unloading, but they're still in Buffalo. Reggie buys a cookie from an old lady, and decides to split it with John when he finds another Valium; half the cookie for half the Valium.

    This episode was pretty funny. The constant flipping between one scene and another was a little annoying towards the end, but overall, it was enjoyable. You could certainly sense the frustration when everyone was stuck on the plane.