Man of the People Season 1

Season 1

Man of the People Season 1

First Air Date: September 15, 1991

First Aired on    :   1991
Episodes    :   12 episodes



Episodes

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1x12 Lemon Aid (January 01, 0001)


The city has been stung by a master con-man by the name of Tom McClain. He sold them a fleet of non-existent school business. The mayor and the council want to avoid public embarrassment. They have to get their money back. There's only one man who could possibly out-con McClain – Councilman Jim Doyle. After milking the mayor and the council a bit, Doyle agrees to nail McClain. He proceeds to set a trap for him by enlisting colorful characters from his accomplices. In the end he nails McClain and scores a nice profit for the city educational fund. (NBC)


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1x11 Help, I Need Somebody (January 01, 0001)


It's a case of when the cat's away the mice will play, when a fed up Constance gets tired of babysitting Doyle and quits. Doyle's delighted. But the councilman soon realizes just how much he misses Constance when the office falls apart without her and the only person around to help is… Howard Poe. (NBC)


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1x10 The Freeway Issue (July 13, 1992)


""A desperate Constance resorts to desperate measures to stop the mayor from building a road that would go through a residential neighborhood. Intent on getting her hands on the road proposal and sabotaging it, Constance pulls a ""Doyle"" by breaking into the mayor's office to snoop around. Unfortunately she gets caught and gets thrown in jail, forcing Doyle to bail her out."" (NBC)


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1x09 Mr. Doyle Goes to Vegas (2) (December 06, 1991)


""Doyle scams a free trip to Las Vegas when he gets Rita to pose as Elizabeth Chardin in order to gain entrance to the mayor's convention. But matters get dicey when Doyle runs into Dennis Kolzak, a mob boss who's got an old score to settle."" (NBC)


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1x08 Mr. Doyle Goes to Vegas (1) (December 06, 1991)


""Doyle scams a free trip to Las Vegas when he gets Rita to pose as Elizabeth Chardin in order to gain entrance to the mayor's convention. But matters get dicey when Doyle runs into Dennis Kolzak, a mob boss who's got an old score to settle."" (NBC)


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1x07 Kid of the People (October 27, 1991)


""Doyle meets his match in a twelve year-old boy who not only out-hustles the con-man but moves in with him too."" (NBC)


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1x06 Sleeping with the Enemy (October 20, 1991)


""Mayor Chardin finds she's under fire from the City Council and local press when it's discovered she's been the most blatant offender of waste during the city's water shortage. After Doyle helps the mayor drown her woes in drink, Chardin awakes to find herself in Doyle's bed. Did Doyle do the deed? And will he help the mayor out of a jam when the press catches wind of a possible sex scandal?"" (NBC)


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1x05 Of Kids and Cards and Cads (October 13, 1991)


""Doyle's efforts to play in a high-society, high-stakes poker game are thwarted when members of the club snub him by raising the stakes inordinately high. However, Doyle lucks into some big money when he becomes treasurer of a youth league charity with fifty-thousand dollars in the kitty. But as the big game nears, Doyle finds, much to his frustration that he's come to like the unfortunate kids. Will Doyle do the right thing?"" (NBC)


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1x04 Here's to You, Mrs. Lawrence (October 06, 1991)


""Lawrence and the mayor are mortified when Doyle becomes involved with the most prominent pillar of the community -- a wealthy widow who's not only one of the mayor's biggest supporters, but also Lawrence's mom."" (NBC)


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1x03 A Day in the Life (September 29, 1991)


""A typical crazy day in the life of hustling Jim Doyle. It's a juggling act for Doyle as he tries cashing in on a 'sure thing' at the race track before post-time, simultaneously engages in some political spirit with the mayor, and talks the town's loser off the ledge of the bell tower."" (NBC)


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1x02 Remembrance of Flings Past (September 22, 1991)


""Doyle thinks he's hit the jackpot when a developer offers Doyle membership in an exclusive golf club that's to be built in his district. There's a catch, however -- in addition to helping push the plans through City Council, Doyle must also help reunite the developer with his old girlfriend, Constance, who dumped him over his womanizing."" (NBC)


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1x01 Pilot (September 15, 1991)


""When the well-respected and honorable City Councilwoman Marge Patterson dies, her longtime opponent, the wiley Mayor Elizabeth Chardin, is eager to replace Patterson with a stooge. The mayor thinks she's found the perfect candidate -- Jim Doyle, Patterson's ex-husband and small-time grifter. But the mayor finds she's bitten off more than the can chew when Doyle decides to play the game of politics by his own rules and becomes a 'man of the people.'"" (NBC)




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