Spin City (1996–2002)
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The staffers try to finish work so they can watch the Academy Awards, and they pass the time by sharing their favorite movie moments.


Andy Cadiff


Gary David Goldberg (created by), Bill Lawrence (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Mike Flaherty
Richard Kind ... Paul Lassiter
Alan Ruck ... Stuart Bondek
Michael Boatman ... Carter Heywood
Connie Britton ... Nikki Faber
Alexander Chaplin ... James Hobert
Victoria Dillard ... Janelle Cooper
Jennifer Esposito ... Stacey Paterno
Barry Bostwick ... The Mayor
Philip Bosco ... Randall Winston, Sr. (archive footage)
Barry Corbin ... Peter Noland (archive footage)
Carla Gugino ... Ashley Schaeffer (archive footage)
Heidi Klum ... Heidi Klum (archive footage)
Beth Littleford ... Deirdre West (archive footage)
Christopher Lloyd ... Owen Kingston (archive footage)


Team Mike risks missing the Oscar ceremony on TV as they must work late to send 6,000 hand- and tongue-processed invitations for a mayoral event. Stuart and Paul share the blame for the while thing having to be repeated. Meanwhile they reminisce in flash-backs about their own experiences paralleling or rather parodying Hollywood-productions. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

16 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode is a compilation of past episodes that feature memorable scenes from famous movies that were played out by the cast in the show's run. See more »


At the beginning when Mike skates back out to get Stuart, on the wide shot the boom microphone is visible at the top of the screen. See more »


James: Mike, proud of you!
Mike: This is what i hear...
James: I know it sounds a little silly... you know i grew up without an older brother and i guess i need someone in my life to look up to... mike you complete me...
Mike: James, You had me at proud!
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References A Few Good Men (1992) See more »

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It's a show that contains reruns.
13 January 2015 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

This really is not even considered an episode. What we have here is just clips from previous shows rolled into some kind of odd order and re-shown to make the production staff happy. I am not going to jump on the show since nearly all of the comedy sitcoms do the same thing during the series run but the viewing public really does know what this is about. It a show they can be film in one day to get ten minutes of film and then set past skits into the blank spaces till the episode is complete. In short, it is a rerun.

What has happened is the entire cast is called to City Hall on a Sunday to send invitation to the Mayor's black-tie dinner. So while the staff is stuffing envelopes, we get to see scenes from past shows. As you can see there is little thought or energy placed into shows such as this one. No one ever tried.

Perhaps some may like watching the replay of certain scenes from the series, but for me, that is what reruns are for.

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