Family Matters

Bowl Me Over

Season 1, Ep 21, Aired 4/17/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Carl finds living up to his philosophy of good sportsmanship put to the test when Harriette beats him bowling.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Darius McCrary

    Eddie Winslow

  • Reginald VelJohnson

    Carl Winslow

  • Jo Marie Payton

    Harriette Winslow

  • Kellie Shanygne Williams

    Laura Winslow

  • Robert Blair

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Okay episode.

    By cactusjack39, Sep 17, 2009

  • It's an episode in which the family plays to the bowls

    By anamcor, Oct 21, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Carl: (the Bowling Alley blacks out after he throws his final ball) It was a strike! I distinctly heard ten pins fall!

    • Carl: Hi, honey. Harriette: Hi, sweetie. How was your day? Carl: Rough. I just spent two hours talking a guy off a ledge, then found out he was a window washer.

    • Eddie: This competition stuff is stupid. Laura: You're right, Eddie. I'm goin' to bed. Eddie: Me, too… race you upstairs!

    • Laura: (seductively) Hi, Steve. Steve: Hi, Laura. Laura: You know, I shouldn't be mingling with the opposition, but I just wanted to tell you how handsome you look under fluorescent lighting. Steve: Really? Laura: Yeah. And, I just wanted to wish you good luck. (Grabbing his arm) Ooh! My, what strong arms. Steve: (Dropping his bowling ball and hyperventilating) Carl: Steve? Steve? Steve: She touched me, Carl! I can't breathe! All the pins look like Laura!

    • Laura: He started it. Eddie: How did I start it? Laura: By being born first. You got the whole family off on the wrong foot.

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    Notes (2)

    • The German episode title is "Kurzschluß auf der Bowlingbahn", meaning "Short Circuit at the Bowling Alley".

    • The scene in the season 2 opening credits where Steve is holding a life-size photo of himself is from this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • Laura goes up to bowl and Eddie coughs to make her miss. Then Steve goes up to bowl. In the rules of bowling, unless you get a strike, you always have two turns. Laura didn't take her second turn.

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