Celebrity Blackjack

John Henson v. David Higgins v. Steve Harris v. John Melendez

Season 2, Ep 7, Aired 11/23/04
7.0
10
9.5
9.0
8.5
8.0
7.5
7.0
6.5
6.0
5.5
5.0
4.5
4.0
3.5
3.0
2.5
2.0
1.5
1.0
N/A
Rate Episode
5 votes
Write a Review
  • Episode Description
  • The celebrities all employ various strategies to win. Some seem to work and then flop, but will it result in a surprise? One celebrity is out well before the final hand. The final hand is once again suspenseful, with three players still in the running and the results coming down to the final reveal.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matt Vasgersian

    Host

  • Dave Stann

    Dealer

  • John Henson

    Tournament Player

  • David Higgins

    Tournament Player

  • Steve Harris

    Tournament Player

  • Fan Reviews (0)
  • Be the first to write a review!
  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Matt: The book says to split threes against a deuce, but it's a close call.

    • Steve: (laughs maniacally) Matt: Steve, it was kind of cute, clever funny, but it wasn't bust a gut funny.

    • Matt: This is blackjack cage-match wrestling.

    • John H.: (to John M.) I hope you realize that all the hands you've won have come because of me.

    • John M.: I've lost six consecutive hands. Matt: Which is amazing, considering we're only on Hand 5.

    Show More Quotes

    Notes (7)

    • Originally scheduled to air on December 14

    • John Melendez lost to Ben Stein in the fifth episode of the first season.

    • A mobile-phone poll in this episode asks viewers to text message their response to the question: "How would you play a pair of 9s against a Dealer's 7 card?" The results were Stand - 79%, Split - 11%, Double Down - 10%. The book says that Stand is the best option.

    • Pop-Up Tips Shown in this episode: John H. has a 64% chance to win by doubling an 11 vs. a 6 A 20 vs. a dealer 3 will only lose 12% of the time An 18 vs. a dealer 10 will win 35% of the time The odds of losing 9 straight are over 750 to 1

    • Promos for this episode assign the following nicknames to the celebrities: John Henson - "Skunk Boy," David Anthony Higgins - "Ace," Steve Harris - "Big Deal," John Melendez - "Stuttering"

    Show More Notes

    Trivia (2)

    • On Hand 3, John Henson split three aces. He received a 21 on one of them, a 20 on another, and a 19 on the third. Dealer Dave drew to a 20, so John H. broke even.

    • On Hand 16, Steve Harris split 2s and hit up to a 15 and a 12. He lost to Dealer Dave's 21.

  • Add a Comment
    In reply to :
    • There are no comments yet. Be the first by adding your thoughts above.