Spin City: Season 4, Episode 18

The Pig Whisperer (8 Mar. 2000)

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Angry farmers fight Randall's land proposal, and their leader turns out to be an ex-rival of James, who may be able to save the day. Deidre had a fling with Paul years ago. Carter disapproves of Randall spending time with a rap singer.



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Episode cast overview:
Deidre West
Mr. Stepnowski
Smooth Daddy
Kim Sykes ...


Pig farmer Stepnowsk stubbornly refuses to sell the last land required to build the theatre. His only weakness is the desire to take revenge on the one Wisconsin champion he could never beat at pig-wrestling, James. Mike volunteers him for a bet, but didn't count on James's mental objections. Despite Carter's warning, the mayor befriends Gangsta rapper Smooth daddy, who parodied a mayoral campaign song. Paul thinks Stuart's Deidre was his secret first youth flame. Written by KGF Vissers

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During the last scene at the 'Pig Off', Michael J. Fox did not appear saying that he had gotten sick. They filmed his part, of just standing and cheering, days later. After this is when Michael J Fox told the producers and ABC that he would not return for a 5th season. See more »


Mike Flaherty: You gave him a 10?
Judge: 10 out of 12.
Mike Flaherty: 12? How come?
Judge: The first judge have 12 fingers.
Mike Flaherty: Oh my god. What a freak.
Judge: [Showing 12 fingers on his hands] He was my grandpa!
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References The Horse Whisperer (1998) See more »

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Good old fashion 'Pig Off'.
8 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The city is wanting land that they had leased out to be the site of a new Performing Arts Center. The problem is the land was leased to farmers to sell their product. As the Mayor's office is negotiating with the farmers, one of the tomato farmers, Mr. Stepnowski, refuses to move. He said that he is taking the matter to court.

It just so happens James is familiar with Mr. Stepnowski. It seems they were competitors in what is called a 'Pig off' while living in Minnesota. Mike gets Mr. Stepnowski to agree that if James wins a 'Pig Off' then he will move. But it will not be that simple. There is something in the past that will haunt James as the competition nears.

There are a couple of other humorous stories going on in this episode. The Mayor has become friends with a local rapper. Carter tells the Mayor that it may hurt his image to be seen with the rapper but it is also strange when the rapper has been told that it will hurt his image if he is seen with the Mayor.-- Also Stuart has learn that Paul may have had sex with his slutty girlfriend, Deidre. Now it is eating at Stuart something awful.

This was a pretty entertaining show. Each story was very well done which kept the interest level high. One of the funniest exchanges happen when Paul keeps poking Stuart about having sex with his girlfriend-- it was a nice change of pace. Throw in the pigs and you have a nice episode. Good watch.

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