Spin City

Season 1 Episode 11

Dog Day Afternoon

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Dec 10, 1996 on ABC
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Dog Day Afternoon
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Mike tries to appease the disgruntled Police Commissioner by honoring a beloved police dog who has recently died. But things go awry on the way to the funeral when Paul and Carter lose the canine's body. And Mike buys an air hockey table for the staff proving Stuart a very big talker.moreless

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  • Highly entertaining.

    10
    I had only been watching Spin City a very short time when I saw this, but this immediately became my favorite episode, and still remains one of my favorites.



    First of all, this is a fine example of Spin City greatness. The plot of this episode is so well-written and very fun to watch. The staff tries to arrange a funeral for the police dog that just died. However, while transporting the dog, the bickering Carter and Paul lose the dog. Of course the most fun comes out of watching the cast trying to fix the situation, which makes for some great scenes. The outcome is predictable, but this is so well done that it doesn't matter--you're rolling on the floor laughing anyway.moreless
Michael Boatman

Michael Boatman

Carter Sebastian Heywood

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox

Deputy Mayor Michael 'Mike' Patrick Flaherty

Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino

Ashley Schaeffer

Connie Britton

Connie Britton

Nicole 'Nikki' Catherine Faber

Alexander Gaberman

Alexander Gaberman

James Hobert III

Richard Kind

Richard Kind

Paul Thomas Lassiter

Jerry Adler

Jerry Adler

Howard Gould

Guest Star

Jason Antoon

Jason Antoon

Cab Driver

Guest Star

Robert Maschio

Robert Maschio

Bingo's Partner

Guest Star

Taylor Stanley

Taylor Stanley

Karen

Recurring Role

Victoria Dillard

Victoria Dillard

Janelle

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Mike: Well, man was his best friend. And as far as hobbies go, I'd have to say digging holes and licking himself.

    • Stuart: This isn't a wedding. We can't exactly say Bingo got cold feet.
      Nikki: Well, actually..

    • Mike: Now I don't care how you do it. You find me that dog or a damn fine replacement. I want everybody thinking about one thing and one thing only-- B-I-N-G-O! And the first person who says "...and Bingo was his name-o..." is fired!

    • (phone rings)
      Mike: Hello...Paul! This better be good news Paul...You better listen to me Paul. You better find me that damn dog or I'm gonna come over there, duct-tape a fur coat to your ass and shove you in a little box!

    • (Answering machine message)
      Carter: Mike it's Carter, here's the situation...Ow! Get off!
      Paul: Mike, Paul here. We seem to have run into a slight logistics problem with Bingo.
      Carter: Slight logistics problem? Mike, Paul lost the dog!
      Paul: I knew you were gonna blame me!

    • Cab Driver: I am not a racecar driver.
      Carter: No, you're a racist driver.

    • (playing air hockey)
      Stuart: You see, Grasshopper...One must understand the rhythms of the game--(Bruce Lee yell)--in order to truly master it. Eb and flow, Yin and Yang. Are you prepared to do battle?
      Janelle: (sarcastically) No, I want you to talk some more.
      Stuart: Begin.
      (Janelle immediately scores)
      Janelle: Yang that.

    • Paul: You know, I've been allergic to cats all my life, but at the pet morgue, nothing. Turns out I'm not allergic to dead cats.
      Carter: Then you should definitely get one.

    • Mike: Anybody read this? Bingo died.
      Karen: Ohh! Who's Bingo?
      Mike: Only the city's most decorated police dog.
      Nikki: Oh, yeah, right. He pulled that drowning kid out of the reservoir.
      James: And didn't he sniff out 10 kilos of cocaine at La Guardia?
      Mike: Yeah. Poor little guy didn't sleep for weeks after that.

    • Mike: Now, I don't want to hear any excuses.
      Stuart: You sure, cause I've been saving the doozy. It starts out as an excuse but I end up blaming James.

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