NewsRadio: Season 2, Episode 3

Rat Funeral (10 Oct. 1995)

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The office mascot, Mike the rat, is killed in a trap. Dave is seen as heartless for thinking of him as just a rodent.



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The office mascot, Mike the rat, is killed in a trap. Dave is seen as heartless for thinking of him as just a rodent.

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Comedy | Romance





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10 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Part of NBC's "Three Funerals and a Wedding" promotion. Instead of killing off a character, the show runner killed off a rat (amongst others) in protest. See more »


Bill tells Dave that poet John Keats wrote the line, "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may" before dying at age 29. In fact, the line was written by Robert Herrick, and Keats died at age 25. See more »


Bill: So, I guess it's business as usual for you. To you, it must have been like stepping on a bug, except this bug had friends and a personality. And it wasn't so much a bug as a rat.
Dave: Look, Bill, I feel bad, all right. I feel terrible.
Bill: Oh, come now - you feel nothing. For you this was like stepping on a bug. Only this bug had a name and a personallity, and was a rat rather than a bug.
Dave: Look, Bill, what do you expect me to do? I mean, what can I do?
Bill: Also you didn't step on it, it died in a trap.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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