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Hey, the mayor of Los Angeles looks just like Ron Silver! I would say he looks like the evil version of Ron Silver, but Ron Silver often strongly resembles the evil Ron Silver. But this mayor guy! He's...Mayor Ron Silver! Good one, don't you think? Roam's office. Mayor Ron Silver bitches out Sydney from Melrose, telling her that she's "handicapped" Roam's campaign by making it entirely about the whole adult porny industry thing. Apparently, that was not such a good idea, exactly. Roam calls that "a load of crap," but Mayor Ron Silver just laughs in a really fey way and tut-tuts, "Tom, Tom, Tom" in a triplicate nomenclature construction that is usually reserved for the name "Judy" and spoken by fans of her in just as fey a way. Mayor Ron Silver says that Roam can't expect to put so many people on digging into Goldman "and have it remain your own private Idaho." And it's weird; I have about sixteen different cultural references for the term "your own private Idaho," and this doesn't match any of them. Because I've never seen the Gus Van Sant movie and I wouldn't like it anyway because it doesn't have the blond boy from Elephant in it, I'll go with the B-52's song of the almost-same name. But beware. I know all the words really, really well. Roam asks for a moment alone with Mayor Ron Silver, meaning buh-bye to Sydney from Melrose. Once the trifling women are excused from big man's duties, Mayor Ron Silver sits down across from Roam and gets right to it: "Want to know how Larry Goldman helped me win the last election?" Sure. "Two weeks before the vote, he enabled my opponent to disgrace himself. Publicly, Tom." Mayor Ron Silver adds that he's not totally against giving Roam his endorsement, but asks, "You have any skeletons in your closet? Because I guarantee you, if you do, Larry Goldman will find them." In case you're curious, this is the exact moment at which I found out that this show had been cancelled. Pardon me if this recap lasts for about another six words, most of which will probably be lengthy quotes from other B-52's songs I have enjoyed. And now, if you'll excuse me, for the first time in the history of my recapping career, I'm going to take a break, do the unthinkable, walk into my kitchen...and crack myself open a beer. I didn't even do that when Push, Nevada got cancelled. I'm drinkin' on the job! With lime! What's that on your head? A wig! What's that on your head?