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Hello Charlie 

Mike Flaherty's replacement Charlie Crawford reports to work. Caitlin's efforts to avert a toll booth workers' strike hit a roadblock when the woman with whom she's negotiating turns out to be an ex-girlfriend of Charlie's.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Joan Calvin
Kimberley Davies ...
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Mike's successor as deputy mayor, Washington veteran Charlie Crawford, is late on his first day and finds hi s first job, settling a toll booth workers' strike, problematic as their spokesperson is a long-forgotten x of his who insists on closure, so Caitlin promises to coach him. The mayor misses Mike, so that's how he calls Charlie. The rest of the gang falls over each-other, desperate to get in the boss's good books, which in Paul's case is presumed hopeless, but Charlie proves easy. Written by KGF Vissers

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18 October 2000 (USA)  »

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The original Broadway production of "Goodbye Charlie" by George Axelrod opened at the Lyceum Theater on December 16, 1959 and ran for 109 performances starring Lauren Bacall. See more »


Inga: [In a hotel room and hearing the name Charlie Crawford on TV] Charlie, what did you saw you last name was again?
Charlie Crawford: Whoa, lets not rush things.
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Sheen does a great job in his first at-bat.
9 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As we start season five absent Michael J Fox, we are introduced to the new Deputy Mayor, Charlie Crawford played by Charlie Sheen. It begins as Charlie is late for his first news conference as he in a room with a Swedish stewardess and his watch is still on Stockholm time. Now everyone at City Hall has a feeling that Charlie may not be the right person for the job.

With toll booth workers on a verge of a strike, the Mayor and Catlin seems to have reached an agreement with the negotiator, Joan Calvin. But when Joan finds out that Charlie has been hired as deputy mayor, she calls off the negotiations. It seems that Joan and Charlie has a past relationship that did not go well. The city is looking at a strike that will grid-lock the entire town. Charlie must meet with Joan and patch things up.

I know a lot of series fans will never like Sheen replacing Fox but this was actually a rather funny show. The one-liners were excellent and situations amusing. There really is nothing to dislike about this episode. Even without Michael J Fox, this series still makes for a humorous watch. Good show.

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