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A River Runs Through Me 

As a preemptive strike against illegal drug use, Mike mandates that the staff will undergo mandatory drug testing, then accidentally ingests peyote during a visit with Native American constituents.

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... Mike Flaherty
... Paul Lassiter
... Stuart Bondek
... Carter Heywood
... Nikki Faber
... James Hobert
... Janelle Cooper
... Stacey Paterno
... The Mayor
... Abby
... Chief
... Claudia
... Nurse June (as Susan Cremin)
John C. Havens ... Waiter (credit only)
David Tawil ... Millionaire (as David "Dido" Tawil)
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As a preemptive strike against illegal drug use, Mike mandates that the staff will undergo mandatory drug testing, then accidentally ingests peyote during a visit with Native American constituents.

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Mike Flaherty: Carter, as always I appreciate your initiative. Programming our computers to automatically replace the word black with the more politically correct African American, that was, that's, that's just smart thinking.
Carter Heywood: Something should have been done long ago.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah. I'm holding in my hand one of a thousand invitations that went out for the Mayor's press corp dinner next week. It's obviously a formal event because
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Mike Flaherty: African American tie is required.
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A script that was filled with laughs.
8 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

This was actually a very funny and clever show. We all know by now that Mayor Winston is not the most political correct person in the Big Apple, and when Native-Americans come to his office it starts a series of very comical lines that may not be the most inspired by the PC crowd.

The Mayor has accept a gift for the city from a tribe of local Indians. But during the presentation, the Mayor and Mike make some comments that make the Indians feel slighted. When Mike goes to smooth things over, he accidentally ingest some peyote which is usually not a problem. This time it could be trouble because Mike has implemented a drug test for all the Mayor's staff.

In another story Paul's mother, Abby (Raquel Welch), learns that her little boy is to marry Claudia. Abby had promised not to re-marry until her son was married. Now Abby is on the market.

This was an amusing story that, at times, was absolutely hilarious. Some of the incorrect comments by the Mayor were laughing moments as he just could not put his thoughts around the correct thing to say. An enjoyable show that featured the always lovely Raquel Welch in her second appearance in the series. Good watch.


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