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Michael J. Fox: Mike Flaherty



  • Mike : My grandmother thought that a homosexual was a person who slept with one person their whole life. We were gonna let it slide but she kept telling the mailman she was a homosexual.

  • Paul : I can't seem to get Claudia pregnant. Every night she's on my back riding me.

    Mike : I think I've zeroed in on your problem.

  • Mike : Look at Dick Clark. Not a grey hair on his head and he's as popular now as he was 100 years ago.

  • Caitlin : I'm gonna run this campaign, I'm gonna win it and you can't stop me.

    Mike : Let's not get so dramatic, okay? This is not some cheesy soap opera.

  • Caitlin : Mike, believe it or not, the whole universe does not revolve around you.

    Mike : Are you calling my mom a liar?

  • [James has been told to look after the Mayor's daughter] 

    Stuart : Hey Mike. I'm free. Why don't you let me look after the Mayor's daughter?

    Mike : The same reason they don't give guns to monkeys.

  • [On erections] 

    Nikki : Can't you guys control those things?

    Stuart : Not always.

    Mike : You can scold it, or smack it around a little bit. That only seems to encourage it.

    Nikki : I am fascinated.

    James : Sometimes all it takes is a thought, memory... sometimes all it takes is a slight breeze.

  • Mike : My friend Sebastian saw you at a dance club Friday night.

    Stacey : How'd he know it was me

    Mike : You had your tongue in his mouth

  • Mayor Winston : Mike, look out that window. We preside over the greatest city in the world.

    Mike : Sir, that's New Jersey.

  • Mike : Why don't you like me anymore?

    Nikki : I don't want to talk to you about this. You're just going to confuse me. You're too charming, you're too smart, you're too clever.

    Mike : I can change.

  • [Mike is on TV] 

    Mike : I can't believe that's me.

    Mayor Winston : Oh, I know ALL about that. You're here talking, but you're there talking... tricky.

  • [locked in Paul's trunk] 

    Caitlin : I know you would enjoy this.

    Mike : What are you taking about? I am not enjoying this!

    Caitlin : Yes you are. I can feel "it."

    Mike : That's a tire iron.

    Caitlin : I don't care what sick name you call it! Get it off me!

    [Pulls out a tire iron] 

    Mike : See.

    Caitlin : Ok. Then what is "that!

    Mike : Ok. I am a little excited.

  • Mike : Hey, that is it. I'm officially taking down the suggestion box. "Wisconsin Rules!" is not a suggestion.

    James : I know, I just wanted to hear someone else say it. Wisconsin Rules!

  • Mike : There are 10 commandments. I'd like your dates to check out on at least 7 of them.

  • Mike : Anybody read this? Bingo died.

    Karen : Ohh! Who's Bingo?

    Mike : Only the city's most decorated police dog.

    Nikki : Oh, yeah, right. He pulled that drowning kid out of the reservoir.

    James : And didn't he sniff out 10 kilos of cocaine at La Guardia?

    Mike : Yeah. Poor little guy didn't sleep for weeks after that.

  • Mike : I had sex with this woman, Kevin. And she wants to get pregnant. She kidnapped my "guys"! And she put them in the freezer!

    Kevin : That old story.

  • [after Carter's dog electrocuted himself by licking a lamp socket] 

    Mike : That had to hurt.

  • Mayor Winston : Are you sure this is the best title for my autobiography? "Winston On Winston"?

    Mike : Hey, as long there aren't two guys on the cover, I think we're okay.

  • Mike : I know the German word for constipation, which I believe is farfrompoopin.

  • Mike : I know you think you have all the answers, but believe me, you need what I have up here.

    Caitlin : What, half a bottle of mousse?

  • Mike : This is like a step back in time!

    Owen Kingston : Though men like us look to the future.

  • Mayor Winston : Did you know that when I was in college, I made a student film?

    Mike : Really?

    Mayor Winston : The Yale Daily News called it "an incoherent mess".

  • [Stuart is making fun of Carter's boyfriend, who is a boxer] 

    Mike : That's right, Stuart. Taunt the professional ass kicker.

  • Mike : Can you believe this guy?

    Carter : No. He has absolutely crossed the line. Who are we talking about?

  • James : Can men do this?

    Mike : Men, yes. You, no.

  • [Caitlin kissed Mike when there was turbulence] 

    Mike : I get it. So whenever you're scared, you make out with guy nearest to you. Someday, you're going to make some mugger really happy.

  • Mike : Now, I don't want to hear any excuses.

    Stuart : You sure? 'Cause I've been saving the doozy. It starts out as an excuse but I end up blaming James.

  • Mike : As my assistant, occasionally you may need to assist me.

  • [the staff is concerned that the mayor may cheat on his wife] 

    Mike : All right, everybody huddle up, close your eyes, I want to paint you a mental picture; the mayor is very vulnerable tonight, there are a lot of reporters here tonight, and also in attendance is a woman I will refer to simply as "The Shark", whereas the Mayor is like an older, slow-moving sea lion.

    Stuart : [French accent]  I will stay aboard the Calypso, while my assistant, Mike, dive into the ocean to join in the life and death struggle between the shark and the noble sea lion.

  • Mike : Stuart, what makes someone a hero?

    Stuart : I'd have to go with x-ray vision.

  • Mike : Nothing gets done without me knowing.

    Caitlin : I fired James.

    Mike : Touché

  • [why Mike's not interested in kissing her after she is 2 hours late home] 

    Mike : By 9.30, well, something had built up. Let's call it... tension. And you know me... I'm a problem solver!

    Nikki : Oh... Mike!

  • [Mike suspects he's cursed] 

    Mike : Your grandmother does have special powers, does she?

    Stacey : No.

    Mike : She can't place a hex or a curse on somebody, can she?

    Stacey : She can place a curse, but she can't fly.

  • Mike : Stealing someone's fiancée. Priceless.

  • Mike : God is for weekends, sir. He's like Michelob.

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