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The Great Debate 

Mike courts a wealthy NYC socialite to fund Randall's Senate campaign, which Caitlin bankrupted. Nikki and Janelle compete to mentor a hunky intern. Paul moves in with coworkers temporarily after a tiff with Claudia.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lindsay Shaw
Conor Dubin ...
Intern Scott Crane
Omar Scroggins ...
Second Kid (as Omar Sharif Scroggins)


When Mike hears Caitlin already exhausted the mayor's senatorial campaign funds, he bids to take over by bringing in major funds contributor Lindsay Shaw. Alas, first she keeps listing demands, then she decides to run against Winston, so Mike's only hope is to dare her to a TV debate which the knucklehead must be trained to win. The staff won't volunteer to chaperon the new intern, until the girls and Carter meet college hottie Scott. After Paul's mother in law kicked him out and Mike forbids his camping in the office, Carter and Stuart put him up a gruesome night for Super Bowl tickets, or so they think. Written by KGF Vissers

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9 November 1999 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Paul Lassiter: [Paul is suppose to get Carter and Stuart super bowl tickets for letting him spend the night] Guys, bad news. Turns out transportation isn't included in the Super Bowl package.
Carter Heywood: Well, that's OK, Paul. I guess we can pay for our own flights.
Paul Lassiter: Why would you want to fly to New Jersey?
Stuart Bondek: Paul, the Super Bowl is in Atlanta.
Paul Lassiter: No, its not. It's at the biggest bowling alley in Trenton.
Carter Heywood: Paul, we thought you were taking us to the football Super Bowl.
Paul Lassiter: What are you, High? You guys only put me up for one night ...
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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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Mike talks a wealthy donor into running against the Mayor.
15 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Mayor's Senate campaign has run out of money and now they are going to have to rely on wealthy donors. One of the most generous is a lady named Lindsey Shaw. She makes her way to City Hall where Mike hits her up for the money and she gives some demands for the donation. But when she wants even more demands, Mike stands firm and says something about with all those demands she should run for Senate. So now, Ms Shaw is running against Randall Winston for the Senate seat. Thanks, Mike.

In another story, Nikki has been given the task of showing the new intern the works of the office. At first Nikki is not happy but when the intern turns out to be a nice looking teen, all of the sudden Nikki makes a transition into a bubblegum, skating girl and will see where the relationship may progress. But she will find out that the intern is less mature that he appears.

The was a nice enough show. Perhaps the interest in the main story was not that great but it was well performed by the actors. We also see the next step in the Mike and Catlin relationship as sparks are slowly beginning to form. There was also a nice filler that had Paul spending the night with Carter and Stuart, for a price, which only enhanced the show. A nice show that at least held the viewers attention for the duration.

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