Spin City - Season 2

ABC (ended 2002)




Episode Guide

  • The Paul-Bearer
    The Paul-Bearer
    Episode 24
    The Mayor has a stuttering problem. And Mike has a big problem when he promises to coordinate Paul and Claudia's wedding but discovers that the church is also booked for a funeral at the same time.
  • Single White Male
    Single White Male
    Episode 23
    Stuart lobbies to become Carter's roommate. After Carter's apartment is robbed, he must let Stuart stay. A rat on the loose in City Hall wreaks havoc on the staff and Paul's cat.
  • The Lady or the Tiger
    A female magician performs at City Hall and Mike asks her out. Stuart and Carter purchase a bar. After sleeping together and telling him she's not interested in a long-term relationship, the magician says "I love you" to Mike. Stuart wants to make the bar a gay bar. Mike has trouble breaking up with his girlfriend. The bar is closed because it was missing a permit, leaving Stuart and Carter penniless. Mike finally tells his girlfriend how he feels and they break up.moreless
  • Bye, Bye, Birdie
    Bye, Bye, Birdie
    Episode 21
    The staff prepares for Paul and Claudia's bachelor and bachelorette parties as the city prepares to unveil a new statue that it commissioned. The girls play "I Never....". Paul's party is in the office because the Mayor can't go to strip clubs. The new statue, called "The Bird," is, you guessed it.... The girls think a visiting priest is a stripper because of a prank pulled by Stuart. James and Carter go to the hardware store and it is robbed with them in it. Mike is trapped in the store too, after he goes checking for James and Carter. Stacy sends the guys the male stripper Stuart canceled for the girls.moreless
  • The Pope of Gracie Mansion
    The Pope is visiting New York City, leading to spiritual revitalizations for Mike and the mayor. Carter fixes Nikki up with a friend of his. And Paul's turtle is loose in City Hall.
  • A River Runs Through Me
    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.
  • One Wedding and a Funeral (2)
    When Laurie accepts Mike's proposal, he begins to worry that they are too different. Meanwhile, Paul struggles to get the courage to propose to Claudia, and various staff members fantasize about what their life would be like if they married Mike.
  • The Marrying Men (1)
    Faced with the prospect of spending Valentine's Day alone for the first time in eighteen years, Mike is thrilled when old flame Laurie steps back into his life. But he doesn't know what to do when she discovers a ring Mike was holding for Paul, and assumes it's for her. Meanwhile, Paul plans to propose to Claudia.moreless
  • Deaf Man Walking
    Deaf Man Walking
    Episode 16
    Stacey's grandmother puts a curse on Mike after he convinces her to move out, into Manhattan. The Mayor is concerned he's losing his hearing. And there's a void in Stuart's life after he is moved upstairs and is not allowed to make sarcastic comments anymore.
  • Gentleman's Agreement
    Mike tries to dissuade the Mayor from joining a club for males only. Stuart joins the City Hall all-female reading group. Paul schools James in playing three-card monty.
  • The Paul Lassiter Story
    The usually indomitable Mike can't cope at the office because of upsetting news he's unwilling to share--his doctor suspects Mike has prostate cancer. The timing couldn't be worse, since the Mayor needs Mike to help write his newest book, so Mike brings in best-selling author Donald Trump to advise the Mayor on writing. Meanwhile, a chair-snatching bureaucrat is terrorizing the staffers.moreless
  • Same Time Next Year
    Same Time Next Year
    Episode 13
    A champagne filled New Year's celebration at the Mayor's mansion gets out of control, resulting in more than a little embarrassment the next day, especially for Mike and Nikki. On the big night, Nikki's date, Jay, two-times her and a protective Mike not only gets even--he gets Nikki. Meanwhile, Stuart is undone over the death of his family cat and Stacey makes James question his own virility.moreless
  • Miracle Near 34th Street
    Mike struggles to make the children of New York believe again after the Mayor tells them that there is no Santa.
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
    The Mayor's free-thinking daughter, Meg, with whom he has a somewhat strained relationship, puts the "bare" in bareback when she disrupts a rally with hansom-carriage drivers in Central Park to draw attention to her animal rights stance--and not coincidentally, herself. Meantime, the gang tries to reunite a needy Paul with ex-girlfriend Claudia, but he's smitten with his new pen-pal.moreless
  • Family Affair (2)
    Family Affair (2)
    Episode 10
    Mike must choose between protecting his mom, Macy, and protecting the Mayor, when he tries to spin the Mayor out of a new scandal--His Honor's alibi would reveal that he spent the night with Macy instead of a prostitute. Meanwhile, Paul is sued and goes to The People's Court to defend his case.moreless
  • Family Affair (1)
    Family Affair (1)
    Episode 9
    Mike's mom, Macy, is visiting for a week and she and the Mayor hit it off better than Mike ever imagined, or feared. Meanwhile, Nikki dates Steve, a ventriloquist whose dummy, Mr. Bungle, is more romantic (and talkative) than Steve. And Stacy and Stuart scheme to get Hank, an elderly security guard, his job back after he accidentally shoots Paul.moreless
  • My Life is a Soap Opera
    When Mike begins dating Lisa, a writer from the soap opera "All My Children," he starts to see their dating life echoed on episodes of the popular serial: A new hunk named Mick Flannery joins "All My Children" and woos the resident vixen, Gillian--until she reveals their bedroom secrets to Edmund. Meanwhile, Stuart plays gay in order to get dates with beautiful women.moreless
  • The Thirty Year Itch
    As Mike's 30th birthday approaches, he is reminded of a promise he made to his high-school sweetheart, Renee Miller, long ago: If they were both still single by the time Mike turned 30, they'd reunite at the top of the Empire State Building on his birthday. Both of them keep their promise, with surprising results. Meanwhile, the Mayor wonders if his nephew is gay.moreless
  • Radio Daze
    Radio Daze
    Episode 6
    The Mayor agrees to a mock election with a popular disc jockey. Meanwhile, the women in the office compete for the affections of the water delivery man.
  • In the Heat of the Day
    While jogging in the park to support the Mayor's fitness initiative, Carter is apprehended by the police, who mistake him for a mugger. To Carter's chagrin, Michael wants to downplay the incident for political reasons, while Carter wants to publicize his own outrage. Meanwhile, Paul becomes paranoid that he himself is a racist; and James struggles to pull off a successful date with the new supply girl, Katie.moreless
  • The Goodbye Girl
    The Goodbye Girl
    Episode 4
    Michael tries to dissuade the Mayor from a relationship with Jennifer, a much younger woman. However, as Mike deals with his own relationship troubles, Jennifer makes a pass at him. Meanwhile, Paul is acting as Michael's assistant, and enjoying it so much that he can't bring himself to hire the best candidate for the job, Stacey Paterno.moreless
  • Wonder Woman
    Wonder Woman
    Episode 3
    Mike finds out that his new girlfriend, Laurie, isn't looking for commitment, which he thinks is great-- at first. Meanwhile, James has a mysterious new hobby, which Stuart and Carter are determined to uncover. And Janelle asks for a raise with surprising results.
  • Porn in the U.S.A.
    Porn in the U.S.A.
    Episode 2
    When Mike's new girlfriend, Laurie, bonds with Nikki, Mike must compete with his own staffer for Laurie's attention and free time. Meanwhile, Paul's bombshell mom dazzles his coworkers when she visits the office, and the Mayor is in a mess over an X-rated video.
  • Paul Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    While acting as the Mayor's divorce lawyer, Michael is attracted to his opponent, Laurie Parres. Meanwhile, the press thinks Paul has suffered a nervous breakdown, so Michael enlists a psychiatrist, Dr. Benjamin, to pronounce Paul sane. But his plans go awry when Dr. Benjamin unexpectedly commits Paul to an institution.