Spin City: Season 3, Episode 1

Dead Dog Talking (22 Sep. 1998)

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Mike takes credit when someone else saves a baby from falling into the zoo's sea lion tank. Paul uses crutches to obtain undeserved sick leave but Stacy knows he's faking. Carter brings home a 19-year-old dog named Rags.



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Episode credited cast:
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The gang decides to announce the mayor is running for a new term in the zoo, in the front of the recently renovated monkey house. Mike accidentally steals center stage by rollerskating after a runaway pram, although he landed in the sea-lions' pool, as the man who really caught the kid needs to hide. Paul outsmarts Sacey's attempts to expose his fake foot injury to steal sickies. Stuart objects to Carter bringing home his parent's old, sickly, girlish pooch Rags. The mayor was to star in the next press conference with super-model Klum, but the press shifts attention. Written by KGF Vissers

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zoo | sea lion | dog | jealousy | zookeeper | See All (13) »







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22 September 1998 (USA)  »

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The end credits comes with a dedication to Rags Rudell. The ailing Rags' appearance in Spin City was inspired by the family dog of writer Kirk J. Rudell. However the caption reads: Dedicated to Rags Rudell 1846-1998. The real Rags was played by a canine named Wes (Wesley). See more »


Stuart hangs a poster of a woman on a car in his and Carter's apartment and talks about the "Ferrari" on the poster, when in fact it's clearly a Lamborghini. See more »


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