"1st & Ten" The Dark Side (TV Episode 1988) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • After getting concussed from taking multiple brutal hits on the field, the Bulls' quarterback fantasizes that his coach's colorful halftime pep talk is actually from a Vietnam War general, amping up his troops for the second half of a major battle.


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  • This is the best episode of the whole series. Michael has suspended Bubba (Prince Hughes) and Jethro (Cliff Frazier) for not selling their bar. Because of the absence of Bubba and Jethro, the Bulls quarterback Doug Clayton (Scott Geyer) has been sacked several time and has a delirious flashback that appears to take place during the Vietnam war. All of the team members aree soldiers and even TD Parker (OJ Simpson) takes part as Captain Rainbow, a "Rambo" reference. The team goes in to save Bubba and Jethro who Michael (Paul Tuerpe) have captured. Seen as a madman, renegade Captain gone wrong, Michael runs a camp of enemy combatants who have captured Bubba and Jethro, until the team lead by TD bust in to save them.

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