This television episode refers to:
July 8, 1992 - May 24, 1999
In a flashback, Spence tries to persuade Doug to reveal the details of his love life with Carrie, saying "Come on. I need something to keep my mind off 'Melrose'.". Later, after the guys are teasing him about not having slept with Carrie yet, Doug spoils the episode of 'Melrose Place' for Spence, who has not yet seen it.