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Porn in the U.S.A. 

Randall is caught on camera while visiting an X-rated video store to research a crusade against porn on public access TV. Paul's visiting mother Abby turns out to be a hottie. Nikki bonds with Mike's new girlfriend Laurie.

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Paul's mom shocks his co-workers when she visits the office and turns out to be a real hottie. The Mayor is in a pickle when he visits an X-rated video store and is caught on camera. Mike saves the day by putting his classic spin on the situation. Written by Mitch Marks

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The title refers to the 1984 song "Born in the U.S.A." by and recorded by Bruce Springsteen and one of his greatest hits. See more »

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Paul Lassiter: [talking about women] they will just dump you, lock you out of your apartment, never return your calls...
James Hobert: Are you talking about Claudia?
Paul Lassiter: [softly] maybe.
Paul Lassiter: Could you imagine how pathetic my life might seem if my mom had not let me move back in with her?
Mike Flaherty: Paul, I think I speak for all of us when I say, 'we can only guess'.
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Anytime Raquel Welch is in the cast, it going to be interesting.
5 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The staff at the Mayor's office has jumped on a hot topic of pornography being shown on access cable. The office believes that the porn is too easy for children to watch and wants barriers up to prevent such access.

When the porn community gets word of what the Mayor's office is seeking, they send a tape to City Hall showing the Mayor buying pornography at a local store. The lawyer for the porn industry will release the film to the public if the Mayor does not change his stance on the issue. The staff is on damage control duty.

Also on the episode, we have Raquel Welch playing Paul's mom, Abby. When Paul has to move back home, Abby makes an appearance at City Hall. Everyone is stunned to see that Paul has such a beautiful mother.

Both situations in this episode were enjoyable. The Mayor caught on film in an adult video section and the beautiful Raquel Welch playing Paul's mom- both situations were nice written and well played. Was somewhat disappointed in the first episode of season two but this second episode does the series justice. Good Watch.


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