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Hello Charlie 

Mike Flaherty's replacement Charlie Crawford reports to work. Caitlin's efforts to avert a toll booth workers' strike hit a roadblock when the woman with whom she's negotiating turns out to be an ex-girlfriend of Charlie's.


Ted Wass


Gary David Goldberg (created by), Bill Lawrence (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Charlie Sheen ... Charlie Crawford
Heather Locklear ... Caitlin Moore
Richard Kind ... Paul Lassiter
Alan Ruck ... Stuart Bondek
Michael Boatman ... Carter Heywood
Barry Bostwick ... The Mayor
Marcia Cross ... Joan Calvin
Kimberley Davies ... Inga
Barry Wiggins ... Bartender
Lisa Dinkins ... Reporter #1
Charlie Hartsock ... Reporter #2


Mike's successor as deputy mayor, Washington veteran Charlie Crawford, is late on his first day and finds hi s first job, settling a toll booth workers' strike, problematic as their spokesperson is a long-forgotten x of his who insists on closure, so Caitlin promises to coach him. The mayor misses Mike, so that's how he calls Charlie. The rest of the gang falls over each-other, desperate to get in the boss's good books, which in Paul's case is presumed hopeless, but Charlie proves easy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Heather Locklear and Marcia Cross have already played together in Melrose Place. See more »


Inga: [In a hotel room and hearing the name Charlie Crawford on TV] Charlie, what did you saw you last name was again?
Charlie Crawford: Whoa, lets not rush things.
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Sheen does a great job in his first at-bat.
9 July 2015 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

As we start season five absent Michael J Fox, we are introduced to the new Deputy Mayor, Charlie Crawford played by Charlie Sheen. It begins as Charlie is late for his first news conference as he in a room with a Swedish stewardess and his watch is still on Stockholm time. Now everyone at City Hall has a feeling that Charlie may not be the right person for the job.

With toll booth workers on a verge of a strike, the Mayor and Catlin seems to have reached an agreement with the negotiator, Joan Calvin. But when Joan finds out that Charlie has been hired as deputy mayor, she calls off the negotiations. It seems that Joan and Charlie has a past relationship that did not go well. The city is looking at a strike that will grid-lock the entire town. Charlie must meet with Joan and patch things up.

I know a lot of series fans will never like Sheen replacing Fox but this was actually a rather funny show. The one-liners were excellent and situations amusing. There really is nothing to dislike about this episode. Even without Michael J Fox, this series still makes for a humorous watch. Good show.

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18 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.33 : 1
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