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The Thirty Year Itch 

Everyone struggles to figure out what to give Mike for his 30th birthday, as he prepares to meet with a high school girlfriend atop the Empire State Building. Meanwhile, the mayor asks ... See full summary »

Director:

Andy Cadiff

Writers:

Gary David Goldberg (created by), Bill Lawrence (created by) | 13 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Michael J. Fox ... Mike Flaherty
Richard Kind ... Paul Lassiter
Alan Ruck ... Stuart Bondek
Michael Boatman ... Carter Heywood
Connie Britton ... Nikki Faber
Alexander Chaplin ... James Hobert
Victoria Dillard ... Janelle Cooper
Barry Bostwick ... The Mayor
Tracy Pollan ... Renee
Jennifer Esposito ... Stacey Paterno
Bradley White ... Stephen
Hope Chernov Hope Chernov ... Bridget
Whitney Allen ... Cathy
Geneva Carr ... Kathy
Jan Owen Jan Owen ... Mrs. Walker
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Everyone struggles to figure out what to give Mike for his 30th birthday, as he prepares to meet with a high school girlfriend atop the Empire State Building. Meanwhile, the mayor asks Carter to find out whether the mayor's nephew Stephen is gay. Written by scgary66

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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4:3
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Michael J. Fox's real-life wife, Tracy Pollan, makes a guest appearance as Mike's high-school sweetheart in this episode. She also played Alex P. Keaton's first serious love interest on Family Ties (1982) See more »

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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Mike keeps a promise he made years ago.
6 January 2015 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

The main part of this story is that it is now Mike Flaherty's 30th birthday and the staff is wondering what to get him for his day. When a letter comes in the mail from a high school sweetheart, Renee Miller, Mike remembers the promise that he made her years ago. If they were both not married then they would meet on top of the Empire State Building on his 30th birthday. Mike takes a long shot and goes to see the old friend.

When Mike gets to the top of the building he is indeed happy to see Renee just as beautiful as when he left her. But there is going to be more activity on the building top. It seems that Mike talks a little too much around certain people.

The episode also has a story where the Mayor wants Carter to see if his nephew happens to be gay. The situation was slightly amusing but really went no where during the show.

When the episode was over there really was little that had been accomplished. This is not to say that the story was not interesting, it was just common with no anticipated outcome. It almost felt like the episode was for naught. But in situation comedies you expect some shows to be similar, so this is a show that will at least entertain for a few minutes.


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