Celebrity Poker Showdown

Season 1 Episode 3

Tournament 1 Game 3

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Dec 16, 2003 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • Match Results:
      1st Place - Nicole Sullivan
      2nd Place - Peter Facinelli
      3rd Place - Mo Gaffney
      4th Place - Michael Ian Black
      5th Place - Hank Azaria

    • Celebrity Charity List:
      Peter Facinelli - Retinitis Pigmentosis Foundation
      Mo Gaffney - Planned Parenthood Federation
      Hank Azaria - The Alzheimer's Care Committee
      Nicole Sullivan - Alley Cat Allies
      Michael Ian Black - Endeavor House

    • Kevin gives the cocktail waitress the nickname "Dr. Brandy" after she's seen sitting beside Hank in the losers' lounge.

    • Hank impersonated Jack Nicholson in one of the earlier hands. Michael then insulted him by asking when he was going to actually start doing his Jack Nicholson impression as Hank was doing his impersonation.

    • Mo names herself "The Queen of All-in" after she recalls having gone all-in three or four times during the night's game.

    • The odds on favorite to be the first to sit on the losers' lounge, Nicole stages a major comeback in tonight's game -- crawling her way up from being down to $2800 in chips to winning the game.

    • Jennie Garth, who is the wife of Peter Facinelli, is among the audience.

    • Hank is playing for the charity organization supported by his mom.

    • Peter started playing poker when he was about 14 or 15 years old.

  • Quotes

    • Michael: My strategy is hit 'em early and hit 'em hard. And I'm not talking about poker. I mean literally punch 'em right in the kisser.

    • Hank: (after Michael is eliminated) I feel a little bit better. I feel marginally better.

    • Kevin: (talking to Hank and Michael) Not even Nostramadus predicted the two of you would be the first to join here in the losers' lounge.

    • Phil Gordon: If you got a hand that's good enough to call half your stack with, you've got a good enough hand to go all-in.

    • Hank: (after being eliminated by Nicole) I would like to make plea to Nicole Sullivan to give me my nuts back when the game is over.

    • Nicole: (after her unexpected win) It's embarrassing. For the game and the skill of poker, it's embarrassing. I'm moving on.
      Kevin: Your honesty couldn't be more appreciated.

    • Nicole: I tend to girl up the games. Make a lot of things wild. 'Cos it just spices it up for me.

    • Phil Gordon: (on Peter's style of betting) He is using the power of the big stack to put a lot of pressure on the small stack. It's a very very big concept in No Limit Hold 'Em.

    • Mo: My strategy for the night is to cheat as much as possible.

    • Kevin: Hank, you know a thing about No Limit Texas Hold 'Em?
      Hank: Yeah, this is to the death! Right?
      Kevin: That's exactly right!

    • Kevin: (speaking to the camera, about to introduce the players) If you're anything like me (I know I am), you love watching famous people playing cards.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Peter: (deciding on whether to call Nicole's bet or not) Can I ask the audience?
      Kevin: He wants a 50/50.

      "Ask the audience" and "50/50" are two of the three lifelines available to a contestant in the game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?.