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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

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Sep 17, 1996
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Pilot Sep 17, 1996 Michael Flaherty and his team grapple with a garbage strike and a political gaffe by the Mayor who accidentally insults gays. In addition, Ashley questions Mike's commitment to their relationship when is nervous about moving in together.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Great Pretender

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Sep 24, 1996
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The Great Pretender Sep 24, 1996 When Mike is named Sexiest Man in New York by ""Manhattan"" magazine, he has difficulty living up to the notoriety at home. In the meantime, the staff must deal with Mayor Winston's problematic wife during an important dinner.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Apartment

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Oct 1, 1996
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The Apartment Oct 1, 1996 Michael and the Mayor work around the clock to negotiate an end to the garbage strike, which leaves Stuart in charge of the office, to everyone's dismay. And, though they just moved into a new apartment, life is so hectic that Ashley and Michael never get to see each other.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Pride and Prejudice

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Oct 8, 1996
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Pride and Prejudice Oct 8, 1996 Michael allows a TV crew into the office for a profile on himself, and one of his quotes lands him in hot water with Ashley. In the meantime, Carter goes behind Michael's back to get the Mayor to green-light a controversial project.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Rivals

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Oct 15, 1996
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The Rivals Oct 15, 1996 The former Mayor of New York is a constant critic of the current administration, and a plan to appease him has tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Michael and Ashley try to avoid their annoying new neighbors. And Nikki holds a contest among the men in the office to prove that none of them could ever be fathers.

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Season 01, Episode 06 A Star is Born

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Oct 22, 1996
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A Star is Born Oct 22, 1996 When Mayor Winston's nominee for the Public Schools Chancellor proves an embarrassment to the administration, James urges Mike to stick with the controversial candidate. In the meantime, Ashley considers a career in television on a roundtable show.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Grand Illusion

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Oct 29, 1996
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Grand Illusion Oct 29, 1996 Carter and Nikki plan a fake wedding to make a point about the mayor's stance on same-sex marriages. Meanwhile, Paul is a transformed man when the eye patch he wears after a minor injury gives him unprecedented self-confidence and sex appeal. And an unsatisfied Ashley considers leaving her new TV show for the newspaper again.

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Season 01, Episode 08 The High and the Mighty

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Nov 12, 1996
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The High and the Mighty Nov 12, 1996 Michael needs a favor from famed real estate developer Dan Donaldson, but the price Mike has to pay may not be worth it. In the meantime, Paul finds it hard to crow about the city's lowered crime rate, since he's just become a victim of a robbery-again. And Mike and Ashley can't agree on what show to watch when they're in bed.

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Season 01, Episode 09 Meet Tommy Dugan

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Nov 19, 1996
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Meet Tommy Dugan Nov 19, 1996 An opinionated school janitor becomes ""Mayor for a Day"" when he wins an essay contest intended for schoolchildren. Meanwhile, the Mayor wants to change his image.

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Season 01, Episode 10 The Competition

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Nov 26, 1996
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The Competition Nov 26, 1996 When the Mayor's office competes against City Council in an annual Thanksgiving contest, the stakes are high, since the losers must croon a show tune in front of the press. James has trouble breaking up with a longtime girlfriend visiting from Wisconsin.

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Season 01, Episode 11 Dog Day Afternoon

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Dec 10, 1996
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Dog Day Afternoon Dec 10, 1996 Mike tries to appease the disgruntled Police Commissioner by honoring a beloved police dog who has recently died. But things go awry on the way to the funeral when Paul and Carter lose the canine's body. And Mike buys an air hockey table for the staff proving Stuart a very big talker.

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Season 01, Episode 12 Criss Cross

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Dec 17, 1996
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Criss Cross Dec 17, 1996 Michael substitutes for the Mayor on a political talk show, facing off against Ashley on a hot-button issue. Meanwhile, Paul plays City Hall Santa while battling a terrible bout of the flu that is sweeping the office. And everyone finds themselves going to Carter for romantic advice.

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Season 01, Episode 13 Bye Bye Love

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Jan 7, 1997
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Bye Bye Love Jan 7, 1997 The office rallies to lift Mike's spirits after his break-up with Ashley, but he resists their best efforts. That is, until he decides he needs a friend and reaches out to Nikki in the middle of her date with the perfect man. And Paul sets a New Year's resolution to be less gullible.

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Season 01, Episode 14 Starting Over

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Jan 14, 1997
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Starting Over Jan 14, 1997 Michael is uncomfortable with his newly single status when he realizes he's actually on a date with new assistant district attorney Danielle Brinkman. Meantime, Paul meets the president of his fan club, Claudia Sacks, who has arranged the group's first meeting. And Carter and Stuart have a little too much to drink and end up in an awkward situation.

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Season 01, Episode 15 Gabby's Song

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Jan 28, 1997
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Gabby's Song Jan 28, 1997 Mike butts heads with a hard-nosed new chief of staff appointee, Gabby Sanchez, who is unmoved by his best efforts to win her over. Meanwhile, Paul ponders taking his relationship with Claudia to the next level.

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Season 01, Episode 16 Kiss Me, Stupid

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Feb 11, 1997
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Kiss Me, Stupid Feb 11, 1997 It's Valentine's Day, and Carter's old flame Spence wants to meet with him. Meantime, Mike goes on a date from hell with a beautiful friend of Nikki's, and Paul's romantic evening with Claudia becomes unforgettable for all the wrong reasons.

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Season 01, Episode 17 An Affair to Remember

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Feb 18, 1997
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An Affair to Remember Feb 18, 1997 For the Mayor's 50th birthday, Paul is determined to get his ""old friend"" George Stephanopoulos to attend the event; as Michael arranges for birthday wishes from David Letterman, Patrick Ewing, Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf, Frank Gifford, Rosie O'Donnell, Larry King, and the cast of Rent. But in the midst of the planning, a scandal swirls about the Mayor's presumed affair with a staffer from the Governor's office.

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Season 01, Episode 18 Snowbound

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Feb 25, 1997
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Snowbound Feb 25, 1997 A major snowstorm hits Manhattan, causing a chain reaction of mishaps at City Hall. Mike desperately tries to meet his longtime crush on her last night in the city; Paul accidentally offends the Mayor on the radio; Carter and Stuart are locked in the boiler room; and a nudist is on the loose in the Mayor's office.

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Season 01, Episode 19 Striptease

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Mar 4, 1997
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Striptease Mar 4, 1997 Michael discovers that his new girlfriend, Gayley, is paying for law school by moonlighting as a stripper. Meantime, Claudia catches Paul in a lie, and Nikki plays mind games with Stuart.

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Season 01, Episode 20 Deaf Becomes Her

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Mar 18, 1997
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Deaf Becomes Her Mar 18, 1997 It's damage control time when the Mayor's inept new sign-language interpreter inadvertently offends the deaf community, and Michael rushes to appease one of its leaders, Sarah Edelman. Meantime, Paul is worried that Claudia wants to move in permanently.

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Season 01, Episode 21 Hot in the City

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Apr 1, 1997
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Hot in the City Apr 1, 1997 On the personal front, Mike struggles with his ex-girlfriend, Carrie, who is desperate to bear his child (with or without his participation). At the office, he's playing peacemaker after the mayor's ill-chosen words split up a beloved band just before their reunion concert.

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Season 01, Episode 22 Bone Free

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Apr 29, 1997
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Bone Free Apr 29, 1997 The men in the office find love-or rather, lust-is in the air, causing more than a few problems. And Nikki wonders whether her new heartthrob, George, is a struggling writer or an untalented mooch.

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Season 01, Episode 23 The Mayor Who Came to Dinner

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May 6, 1997
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The Mayor Who Came to Dinner May 6, 1997 The Mayor separates from his wife and moves in with Michael, much to Mike's chagrin. Meanwhile, designer Isaac Mizrahi helps the Mayor's office with a charity fashion show and gives Nikki a once-in-a-lifetime chance to strut the runway in one of his creations.

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Season 01, Episode 24 Mayor Over Miami

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May 13, 1997
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Mayor Over Miami May 13, 1997 Despondent over his separation with his wife, the Mayor decides on a whim to take a road trip with Paul, leaving Mike in charge of New York City and scrambling to find out where they went.

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