History Series / SpinCity

26th Apr '16 9:06:01 AM Brandon
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** Charlie's secretary Angie, was basically a substitute for both Janelle ''and'' Stacy.
12th Mar '16 2:44:28 PM SpideyTerry
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: The Mayor, at least in the early seasons. He often depended on Mike, but he was a lot more savvy than expected. "Grand Illusion" and "Radio Daze" offer good examples of this. In the former episode, he knows exactly how to save face politically with Carter's marriage protest (whereas Mike panics). In the latter, the Mayor matches wits with a shock jock and makes a fool out of him on his own show.


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* CharacterCheck: Carter started off as an activist and was hired to provide a voice in the administration. That sometimes meant clashing with Mike and others, but over time, Carter became good friends with the staff and participated in various plots. In "Rebel Without a Chair," though, he wins an activist award and realizes that he hasn't done the things he set out to do at the start of the series.


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* InnocuouslyImportantEpisode: The subplot to "The Lady or the Tiger" is about Carter and Stuart opening up a gay bar. It falters. The next episode ("Single White Male") shows both suffered financially for it and have to move in together, which completely changes their dynamic for the rest of the series.


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* TakeAThirdOption: In "Grand Illusion," Carter intends to protest the Mayor's position on gay marriage by having a very public mock wedding with Nikki. Mike struggles over how to handle this--knowing the administration will lose support from somewhere no matter what they do. The Mayor remains relaxed throughout--ultimately telling Mike that the solution that'll make everyone happy is to do nothing at all.
13th Feb '16 7:55:23 PM Brandon
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*** The closest they got to acknowledging the disappearances of James, Nikki, Janelle, and Stacy was in Season 5's "Smile", where the Mayor (while grieving over the death of his favorite dentist) expresses lament over the fact that some people who were important to him have left within the past few months. Granted, he doesn't mention any names, but let's just say he's talking about Stacy, Nikki, Janelle, James, and of course Mike.
28th Nov '15 11:45:24 AM nombretomado
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After Fox's departure the show's creator, Bill Lawrence, and most of the staff went on to create the even more successful ''{{Scrubs}}'', on which most of the major Fox-era ''Spin City'' actors (including Fox) have appeared in cameos/guest roles.

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After Fox's departure the show's creator, Bill Lawrence, and most of the staff went on to create the even more successful ''{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', on which most of the major Fox-era ''Spin City'' actors (including Fox) have appeared in cameos/guest roles.
23rd Jul '15 9:18:42 PM nombretomado
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Caitlin uses this to get Mike to hire her as the Mayor's campaign manager. It's really Obfuscating Inexperience, especially after Mike turns down James Carville, since Mike wants someone he can overrule. After she's hired, Caitlin quickly drops the facade when she meets the Mayor, showing how sharp she is. Annoyed, Mike tells her "This isn't some [[MelrosePlace cheesy soap opera]]."

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Caitlin uses this to get Mike to hire her as the Mayor's campaign manager. It's really Obfuscating Inexperience, especially after Mike turns down James Carville, since Mike wants someone he can overrule. After she's hired, Caitlin quickly drops the facade when she meets the Mayor, showing how sharp she is. Annoyed, Mike tells her "This isn't some [[MelrosePlace [[Series/MelrosePlace cheesy soap opera]]."
27th May '15 11:44:44 PM erforce
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Many old Michael J. Fox-castmates, including [[Film/BackToTheFuture Christopher Lloyd]] (as an old mentor), [[Series/FamilyTies Meredith Baxter Birney]] (as his mother) and [[Series/FamilyTies Tracy Pollan]] (his wife) as an old girlfriend.

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Many old Michael J. Fox-castmates, including [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Christopher Lloyd]] (as an old mentor), [[Series/FamilyTies Meredith Baxter Birney]] (as his mother) and [[Series/FamilyTies Tracy Pollan]] (his wife) as an old girlfriend.
24th Apr '15 10:17:10 AM eroock
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26th Mar '15 8:13:02 PM nombretomado
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* CanonWelding: In the last episode of ''Spin City'' where MichaelJFox appears as a regular, it is suggested that the series takes place in the same universe as ''FamilyTies'', although with some CelebrityParadox, as Flaherty states he went up against Alex P Keaton, who was played by Fox.

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* CanonWelding: In the last episode of ''Spin City'' where MichaelJFox appears as a regular, it is suggested that the series takes place in the same universe as ''FamilyTies'', ''Series/FamilyTies'', although with some CelebrityParadox, as Flaherty states he went up against Alex P Keaton, who was played by Fox.



* CrossOver: When Fox left the show, his character supposedly went to Washington to oppose a conservative threat - Senator Alex P. Keaton, [[CelebrityParadox Fox's character]] from ''FamilyTies''.
** There was another subtle one in the third season, when Mike turned on the TV to watch SportsNight.

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* CrossOver: When Fox left the show, his character supposedly went to Washington to oppose a conservative threat - Senator Alex P. Keaton, [[CelebrityParadox Fox's character]] from ''FamilyTies''.
''Series/FamilyTies''.
** There was another subtle one in the third season, when Mike turned on the TV to watch SportsNight.Series/SportsNight.



* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Many old Michael J. Fox-castmates, including [[Film/BackToTheFuture Christopher Lloyd]] (as an old mentor), [[FamilyTies Meredith Baxter Birney]] (as his mother) and [[FamilyTies Tracy Pollan]] (his wife) as an old girlfriend.
** In Mike's last episode (a two-parter), he begins seeing a new therapist. Just before walking into the office, he says to his old therapist (on the phone) that he doubts that this guy could ever be the father to him that his last doctor was. He opens the door, and it's Michael Gross, Fox's father on ''FamilyTies''.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Many old Michael J. Fox-castmates, including [[Film/BackToTheFuture Christopher Lloyd]] (as an old mentor), [[FamilyTies [[Series/FamilyTies Meredith Baxter Birney]] (as his mother) and [[FamilyTies [[Series/FamilyTies Tracy Pollan]] (his wife) as an old girlfriend.
** In Mike's last episode (a two-parter), he begins seeing a new therapist. Just before walking into the office, he says to his old therapist (on the phone) that he doubts that this guy could ever be the father to him that his last doctor was. He opens the door, and it's Michael Gross, Fox's father on ''FamilyTies''.''Series/FamilyTies''.
14th Feb '15 4:04:11 PM johnnyfog
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Political satire about the Deputy Mayor of New York [[TheDanza Michael Flaherty]], played by MichaelJFox, and the challenge of keeping a [[PointyHairedBoss hopelessly distracted man]] in office. Political ribbing was always at the forefront but it soon came to revolve more around the characters' personal lives.

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Political satire about the Deputy Mayor of New York [[TheDanza Michael Flaherty]], played by MichaelJFox, and the challenge of keeping a [[PointyHairedBoss hopelessly distracted inept man]] in office. Political ribbing was always at the forefront but it soon came to revolve more around the characters' personal lives.
5th Jan '15 7:58:00 AM RobinHood3000
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Happens to [[spoiler: Mike]] waiting up for [[spoiler:Nikki]] when the two are going to settle their UST.

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Happens to [[spoiler: Mike]] waiting up for [[spoiler:Nikki]] when the two are going to settle their UST.UST.
** Recommended by Stuart as a way for Mike to relieve the tension when he's trying to abstain from sex with Caitlin for a week. Mike refuses, intent on going it "old school."
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