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The Deer Hunter 

Mike goes hunting with campaign contributor Peter Noland, who makes killing deer a prerequisite for his contribution. Acting deputy mayor Stuart drives Stacy nuts until Janelle intervenes. James subs for Paul, who wants a raise.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Mike Flaherty
... Paul Lassiter
... Stuart Bondek
... Carter Heywood
... Nikki Faber
... James Hobert
... Janelle Cooper
... Stacey Paterno
... The Mayor
... Peter Noland
Barton Tinapp ... Doctor
... Claudia Lassiter


Mike and Carter were looking forward to an exclusive golf club visit with major mayoral campaign contributor Peter Noland, but the fickle macho tycoon drags them instead to his hunting lodge. Trying to miss the stag, Mike accidentally hits a fawn, whose survival proves incompatible with a fat check. Meanwhile Stuart is filling in for Mike, hence Syacey must assist him, which proves beastly fun after a tip to think of him like a puppy. A raise for Paul is the stake of game between him, his wife, the mayor and shy James, who kindly fills in as mayoral spokesman. Written by KGF Vissers

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13 October 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Felt almost disappointed in this episode
10 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

In this episode, Mike, Carter and Nikki are to visit a rich donor out in a secluded area of Upper New York. Since it is on a private golf course, they expect they will be playing golf wiht the powerful donor, Peter Nolan. Instead, Mr Nolen is an avid hunter. And he wants the crew to go with him on a deer hunt. Needless to say the gang is not thrilled.

When the group spots a deer Mr Nolan gives Mike the chance for the kill. Mike shoot erratically so that he will miss the large deer and accidentally wounds a baby deer. Mr Nolan is proud while Mike is riddled with guilt.

While Mike is away Stuart is the one in charge at City Hall. Stacey is now Stuart's secretary for the day. It is something that Stacey dreads.

Was not really sure where the story, about the deer, wanted to go. It was somewhat entertaining at the first, but then the writers made Nolan (played by Barry Corbin) with so much evil intent that it almost turned into 'Good vs. Evil' rather than a comedy sitcom set to entertain. Plus the story of Stacey treating Stuart like a puppy was so inane that it took away from what little interest was present. Felt almost disappointed with this episode.

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