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The Poker Game 

Al takes Steve one evening to watch a poker game with his poker playing friends. Steve gets the feel of the game and sits in for one of the men, but he ends up losing his paycheck to Al. ... See full summary »

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Brian Levant
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Ed O'Neill ... Al Bundy
Katey Sagal ... Peggy Bundy
David Garrison ... Steve Rhoades
Amanda Bearse ... Marcy Rhoades
Christina Applegate ... Kelly Bundy (credit only)
David Faustino ... Bud Bundy (credit only)
Sue Ann Gilfillan Sue Ann Gilfillan ... Lisa
James Lashly ... E.J.
Steve Susskind ... Barney
Frank Lloyd Frank Lloyd ... Norris
William Utay ... Bum
Garrett Morris ... Russ
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Al takes Steve one evening to watch a poker game with his poker playing friends. Steve gets the feel of the game and sits in for one of the men, but he ends up losing his paycheck to Al. From then on, Steve tries to avoid Marcy to avoid telling her the truth about losing their mortgage payment money while Al plans to use his $300 winnings to buy a new fishing rod. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This episode was taped on April 17, 1987. See more »

Goofs

Al tells Peggy the fishing rod costs $235. Later after he bought it he kisses it and says "you my love" cost $275. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: No! Look, you don't seem to understand me. I need something that goes with this dress.
Al: A bubbling cauldron?
Lisa: You've got a lot of nerve.
Al: I need it... to get this close to your feet.
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Love and Marriage
Music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
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Al Leads Steve Astray!
27 April 2009 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Al invites Steve to a poker game with him and his male buddies. Garrett Morris plays one of them and the same guys usually appear later on in other episodes. In this episode, Steve thinks he's got the game down so he joins when one of the guys has to leave to take his wife to the ballet. Then the armpit noises come and some crude jokes, anyway Steve plays the game and loses his mortgage payment in the process to Al who wants to buy an expensive fishing pole. When Steve has to explain to Marcy, he has to do it all night along. When he finally tells her, it's up to Al to help his friend out in a tight situation. What would Al do if had kept or returned the money? It's the principal of gambling. If you can't afford to lose it, you shouldn't gamble in the first place.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1987 (USA) See more »

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Embassy Communications See more »
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1.33 : 1
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