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How to Bury a Millionaire 

Paul is set to appear on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and recruits the other staffers to help him in case he needs to "phone a friend." During a rescue operation to free a trapped baby, ... See full summary »



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Paul is set to appear on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and recruits the other staffers to help him in case he needs to "phone a friend." During a rescue operation to free a trapped baby, Mayor Winston falls into an adjacent pit and causes a media frenzy. Carter takes Rags to a day-care facility for canines. The city firefighters go on strike. Written by Anonymous

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16 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Mike Flaherty: [Mayor has fallen into a deep hole] James, you wait here and make sure no one finds out about this.
James Hobert: I'm going to wait here better than anyone, Mike.
Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr.: [from the hole] What am I suppose to do?
James Hobert: Aaah, pretend your Bugs Bunny.
Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr.: I don't think that's a good idea.
James Hobert: Why is that, Sir?
Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr.: It's Wabbit Season.
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References How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) See more »

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Mayor Winston get free publicity, all for falling in a hole.
15 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, Mike takes the Mayor out to where a child has fallen into a hole and rescue operations are happening. But when they get to the scene, the child has already been taken to the hospital and the scene is being cleared. As the Mayor walks around the area, he falls into the hole the firefighters had dug for rescue. Now the Mayor is trapped in a hole and the news is leaking out.

In another story, Paul has qualified to be on the show 'Who wants to be a Millionaire'. Paul has lined up all the staff to be on-call if he needs a life-line. Paul is already spending the money that he thinks he will win.

There was another story about Carter's dog, Rags, but it never gain interest. In fact it was almost odd that it was included in this worthy show.

The story with the Mayor turned out to be an entertaining piece of production as Catlin and Mike worked the publicity up for all it was worth. Plus you have to hand it to James, that distracted the crowd long enough for Mike to make the Mayor look good for falling in a hole. Was not really impressed with the game show story since it was far to unbelievable to comprehend. Overall, it was a nice episode that had least carried enough interest to make the show enjoyable. Nice watch.

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