The Game

Tuesday 10:00 PM on BET
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 9 : Ep 10

    Pow Pow Pow!

    Aired 8/5/15

  • S 9 : Ep 9

    What More Can I Say?

    Aired 7/29/15

  • S 9 : Ep 8

    The Crying Game

    Aired 7/22/15

  • S 9 : Ep 7

    Clip It... Clip It Good

    Aired 7/15/15

  • S 9 : Ep 6

    Get Up, Stand Up

    Aired 7/8/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Brandy Norwood

  • Wendy Raquel Robinson

    Tasha Mack

  • Tia Mowry

    Melanie Barnett

  • Brittany Daniel

    Kelly Pitts

  • Coby Bell

    Jason Pitts

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  • show Description
  • The Game stars Tia Mowry as Melanie Barnett, a young, intelligent medical student, who is also the girlfriend of an eager rookie football player, Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall). Melanie decides to pass on her chance at attending Johns Hopkins Medical School to be with Derwin after he is recently chosen to play for the San Diego Sabres as the new third-string wide receiver. As Melanie tries to adjust to her new lifestyle, she meets Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson), single mother and manager of Malik Wright (Hosea Chanzes) who is a charming star quarterback for the San Diego Sabres and Kelly Pitts (Brittany Daniel), the satisfying wife of Jason Pitts (Coby Bell) who is a thrifty star player for the San Diego Sabres. With the help of Tasha and Kelly, Melanie learns how the game is played amongst the women behind the athletes. The Game originally aired on the CW before BET Networks picked it up in 2010.moreless

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  • Quotes (44)

    • Tasha: Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger, but she ain't messin' wit no broke...receivers.

    • Kelly: Check the mini bar, if the champagne is missing we're in trouble, it's a stripper's energy drink.

    • Tasha: Melanie called me this morning and the poor girl's terrified you're trying to steal Derwin away from her. I don't have time to be listening to that crap so stop messing with her head. Are we clear? Dionne: Excuse me, you think I'm one of those scary little SunBeams who's afraid of you. Melanie's head is not my problem. I manage images, not insecurities. Tasha: Girl, I like you!

    • Melanie: You don't want me to go do you? Afraid you won't have any fun with the away game hoochies? Derwin: Hoochies? Hoochies? Melanie: Oh so now you're acting like hoochies don't exist in football? Derwin: Oh, hoochies! Okay it's like this: you can't go. The guys don't want wives and girlfriends at the away games and I can't be the only guy who brings his girl. Melanie: It's okay Derwin I get it. Derwin: But if I see a hoochie I'm gonna run the other way!

    • Dionne: Good night Melanie and you take care. Melanie: Good night Dionne and you ... buckle up ... it's the law.

    • Tasha(to Kelly): Well at least he has a mama who cares. Not like that poor child you let walk around with a tore up afro because you know less than nothing about black hair! Kelly: It sure doesn't look like you know a whole hell of a lot about black hair either, considering most of your hair came from Korea!

    • Melanie: I'm not pregnant!
      Malik: No child support, dog!

    • Kelly (to Melanie): Black women are always complaining about finding a good, black man. You have one. Lock him down before one of mine gets to him.

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    Notes (32)

    • Derwin was casted as Aldis Hodge for this episode only. He was later replaced by Pooch Hall.

    • This is the first series that Tia Mowry stars in that her sister Tamara doesn't.

    • "Touch The Sky" by Kanye West plays in the opening scene. Ironically, Tracee Ellis Ross appeared in the video for that song.

    • This episode aired on UPN 'Girlfriends' as a backdoor pilot for this new series.

    • The official cast for the series were: Tia Mowry as Melanie, Aldis Hodge as Derwin, Wendy Raquel Robinson as Tasha, Hosea Chanchez as Malik, Coby Bell as Jason, and Jennifer Baxter as Kelly. But after the back door pilot episode aired, the series cast was changed to it's official cast, Tia Mowry as Melanie, Pooch Hall as Derwin, Wendy Raquel Robinson as Tasha, Hosea Chanchez as Malik, Coby Bell as Jason, Brittany Daniel as Kelly.

    • This marks the first official episode of 'The Game', since it's back door pilot, on 'Girlfriends', wasn't officially credited as the pilot for the series.

    • The Pussycat Dolls were mentioned throughout the episode.

    • Kenny Smith was nominated for the 2007 Image Award for "Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series" for this episode.

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    Trivia (22)

    • Derwin was born on September 20, 1984 which makes him 21 going on 22 this year.

    • Jason is a wide receiver.

    • Derwin's last name is Davis. He's a wide receiver from Stanford. He's 6'3'', weighs 190 pounds, and was born on September 20, 1984.

    • Malik's last name is Wright. He's a quarterback from Virginia State.

    • Tasha is 39. She gave birth to Malik when she was 15, which makes him 24.

    • In this Girlfriends spin-off, the lead character, Melanie (Tia Mowry), is the 1st cousin to lead Girlfriends character Joan Clayton (Tracee Ellis Ross).

    • Aldis Hodge had a reccurring role as Matthew, Lynn's half brother on UPN 'Girlfriends'.

    • This episode was redone when Tia Mowry was cast in the role of Melanie, replacing the previous actress, Cynthia Addia-Robinson.

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    Allusions (7)

    • In an episode of 'Girlfriends' William mentions having a Tia and Tamera 'Sister, Sister' lunch box, which Tia Mowry starred in from 1994-1999.

    • In this episode, Tasha made a reference to Kanye West hit single "Gold digger" ft. Jamie Foxx.

    • When in the kitchen Malik calls his friend who is cooking breakfast Chef Boy-ar-titi, this is a reference to the popular Chef Boyardee line of cuisine.

    • When Jason is trying to call Kelly, Kelly picks up the phone and refers to him as Marion Jones. In October 2007, Olympic medal winner Marion Jones admitted lying to federal agents about her use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs.

    • The episode title "I Got 99 Problems and My Chick Is One" is a reference from the lyrics to Jay-Z's song "99 Problems".

    • Jason standing outside of the house holding a boombox over his head is a clear reference to John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler in "Say Anything". (1989)

    • The episode title is a reference to the movie The Godfather: Part III were Al Pacino's says: "Just when I thought I was out... They pull me back in".

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  • Fan Reviews (125)
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    By tictocme, Jun 03, 2015

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    By reneharrisleakes, Jan 29, 2015

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