Spin City

Season 2 Episode 19

A River Runs Through Me

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Mar 18, 1998 on ABC
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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.

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    Michael Boatman

    Michael Boatman

    Carter Sebastian Heywood

    Michael J. Fox

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    Deputy Mayor Michael 'Mike' Patrick Flaherty

    Connie Britton

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    Nicole 'Nikki' Catherine Faber

    Alexander Gaberman

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    James Hobert III

    Richard Kind

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    Paul Thomas Lassiter

    Alan Ruck

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    Stuart Bondek

    Raquel Welch

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    Abby Lassiter

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    Ned Romero

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    Faith Prince

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    • 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.

      • Carter: James, I'm sure the only reason Mike is taking me is because I like the Punsees. I'm a member of an oppressed minority.
        Stuart: Minority? You're black and you're gay... you cover two thirds of the Earth's surface. You're like water.

      • Mayor: I've often wondered if Indian children played cowboys and Indians.
        Mike: I believe they did sir, but...they called it for God's sake would you please stop killing us.

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    • 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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