The Great Pretender is the 2nd episode of Season 1 on ABC series Spin City.

Synopsis Edit

When Michael 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.

Starring Edit

Michael J. Fox as Mike Flaherty
Carla Gugino as Ashley Schaeffer
Richard Kind as Paul Lassiter
Alan Ruck as Stuart Bondek
Michael Boatman as Carter Heywood
Connie Britton as Nikki Faber
Alexander Chaplin as James Hobert
and Barry Bostwick as Randall Winston

Special Guest Star

Deborah Rush as Helen Winston

Recurring cast

Taylor Stanley as Karen Palmieri

Guest starring

Sylvia Kauders as Roberta
Robert Trumbull as Priest
James A. Palumbo as Bartender
Kim Serafin as Lila

Trivia Edit

  • First appearance of the Mayor's wife, Helen Winston
  • Paul went to Notre Dame and had sex for the first time when he was 33
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