Maverick

According To Hoyle

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 10/6/57
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  • Episode Description
  • A coquettish "Southern Belle" targets Bret and cleans him out...twice. She's got a compelling story and Bret's a soft touch but he may be buying into more trouble than he can handle.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ted de Corsia

    Joe Riggs

  • Jay Novello

    Henry Tree

  • Esther Dale

    Ma Braus

  • Walter Reed

    Bledsoe

  • Tyler McVey

    Hayes

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  • Quotes (15)

    • Pappyism: Faint heart never filled a flush.

    • Pappyism: Man's the only animal you can skin more than once.

    • Samantha: I think there's an expression in poker, "I'll tap you", Mr. Maverick.

    • Samantha: Mr. Maverick? You had quite a run of bad luck. Bret: Maybe I played badly. Samantha: Well, that isn't sayin' much for my ability. Bret: You're a bad poker player, Miss Crawford. Samantha: Why I expected you to be a good loser. Bret: Is anyone? No one likes to lose. Samantha: Especially to a woman, huh? Bret: Your sex has nothing to do with your poker. Two times you bet into my possible straight - and raised me. Samantha: Perhaps I guessed you were bluffin' - and you were.

    • Bret: (voiceover) New Orleans, a real fine place to be - when you've got some money in your pocket. I hadn't.

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    Notes (4)

    • Pappyisms : In this episode, we see the show taking its first turn towards comedy and also get to hear Bret spout the first "Pappyism" of the series. Pappyisms were often witty and always insightful words of advice on life, love and the human condition given to the Maverick boys by their father.

    • This episode marked the first of four appearances for Diane Brewster as conwoman Samantha Crawford. She had earlier played the same character in an episode of Cheyenne entitled The Dark Rider.

    • Tol Avery makes his first of seven Maverick appearances, joining Gerald Mohr and Gage Clarke as the series' most frequent male guest stars. As here, playing George Cross, Avery was invariably cast as a wealthy, powerful, corrupt, but ultimately inept, "heavy".

    • When Samantha says "I'll tap you, Mr. Maverick.", she is forcing him to go "all in" or fold. To "tap" someone in a "no limit" poker game is to bet every penny your opponent has. It's a "gentleman's rule" - as opposed to "buying the pot" by betting more than your opponent has.

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