Celebrity Poker Showdown

Season 2 Episode 2

Tournament 2 Game 2

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jun 03, 2004 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • Match Results:
      1st Place - Dule Hill
      2nd Place - Danny Masterson
      3rd Place - James Woods
      4th Place - Timothy Busfield
      5th Place - Mo Gaffney

    • Celebrity Charity List:
      Dule Hill - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
      Danny Masterson - Citizens' Commission on Human Rights
      James Woods - American Stroke Association
      Mo Gaffney - Planned Parenthood Federation
      Timothy Busfield - Malibu High School Theater Department

    • How Would You Play It: Played with Dule's pair of kings.

    • When Mo Gaffney was still in the game, she kept chanting "Dule! Dule! Dule!". At the end of the game which Dule won, it evolved into a dance which she egged the audience on to perform.

    • The first hand where Dule played and got beat came only after an hour into the game. And it was on a hand where James went all in and was about to be eliminated. James got a flush on the river and doubled up on that hand.

    • On one of the most exciting and unbelievable hands in the history of the show, Timothy Busfield goes all-in with an ace and a three. Dule calls him with a jack-nine suited which he pairs with another jack coming on the flop. Then Tim gets an ace on the turn for a higher pair and a 90% chance of winning. With luck shining all night on Dule, he gets another Jack on the river and eliminates Tim.

    • Mo Gaffney served drinks to the three remaining celebrities on the table: Dule, James, and Danny.

    • Timothy had two split pots in the game, one with James and the other with Danny. He avoided elimination on both occasions.

    • Dule's nicknames in the game were Dark Horse, Mr. Big Pants, Mr. Chips, and Du.

    • After being dared by Danny Masterson, Mo Gaffney does a cartwheel on the show.

    • James Woods did the chip riffle. He's the first celebrity to have done that on the show.

    • This is the first time the segment "How Would You Play It?" is played on the show.

  • Quotes

    • Mo: It's awfully quiet at the table, a little too quiet. But it won't be anymore.
      (points to her drink)

    • Dave: Welcome to Celebrity Poker Showdown, the show that poses the question: "Sure they can act, but can they bluff?".

    • Dave: My father had a stroke a little while ago. But fortunately, thank God, his drinking hand was not affected.
      James: Actually, ironically, to prevent stroke, you should drink an ounce of red wine a day as one of the preventive measures. So there you go.
      Dave: Well, you know what, my dad should've prevented thousands of strokes then.

    • Dave: We're gonna play Texas Hold 'Em. You all wanna win but that's not gonna happen because this ain't no hippie commune.

    • James: (pointing to Timothy's brown shirt) There's no shame in folding. There's shame in wearing that shirt, but there's no shame in folding.
      Danny: Jimmy, it's a neutral color. I mean you can't go wrong with it.

    • (on taped interview)
      Dule: I come from a competitive family. We don't enter games to lose. We enter to win.

    • (on taped interview)
      Dule: You can just call me the Dark Horse. 'Cause I'm just about to take this. Like a storm. Like a raging storm. Like a thief in the night.

    • Mo: (to the dealer) Give me some cards, Robbie baby.
      Robert: He's gonna give you two for sure.
      Mo: (to Robert) Thank you.

    • Dave: Danny is looking very cool.
      Phil: Yep, he's got that hip 70's look.
      Dave: He does. He has to by contract.

    • (on taped interview)
      James: It's unequivocally the most difficult thing to play against complete stone-cold amateurs. They make moves that just stun you.

    • Dave: And pocket eights for Mr. James Woods.
      Phil: They call them snowmen.
      Dave: I'm gonna call them double infinities.
      Phil: Double infinities is a good one too.

    • Phil: (him being Danny) An experienced player like James Woods may not believe he has the pair of Jacks. He does have the pair of eights.
      Dave: And an experienced actor like James Woods will hog as much camera time right now.

    • (on taped interview)
      Danny: All I know about James Woods is that he was in Casino. Therefore, I'm very very scared of James Woods.

    • (on taped interview)
      Danny: Timothy Busfield and I were just making out in the makeup trailer. And he's a good kisser so I'm a little nervous about him 'cause he's got those romantic eyes.

    • (after Dule, who has only played the game for two weeks, wins a pot)
      Mo: Dule!
      Dule: Dark Horse, baby! The Dark Horse!
      Mo: Two weeks my ass is all I'm saying.

    • (as Dule was reaching for his chips)
      Mo: There goes Mr. Chips. Jesus, Dule! He just wants to keep ridin'.
      Dule: (betting) Twenty-five hundred.

    • Timothy: (as Dule touches his shirt) Don't touch me.
      James: And don't touch his shirt. It's going to the Smithsonian tomorrow so don't touch it, okay?

    • (going into the commercial)
      Dave: Dule Hill is enjoying a rush of beginner's luck. Mo Gaffney wants to take that rookie Mr. Chips down. Will she use her cards or a 2x4? Find out as Celebrity Poker Bloodbath continues.

    • (on taped interview)
      Mo: My goals are just to be as polite as I can to the other players while taking all their money.

    • (after Dule wins another big pot)
      Dave: He took a big chunk out of Mo in this one.
      Phil: This is a train wreck. He is running over the entire table. Everyone is short-stacked.

    • (on taped interview)
      Mo: Let me tell you something about Dule Hill. He's a liar. I grew up with him here in Vegas. And as a toddler, he was toddlin' around the poker tables. He was born with a fistful of cards in his hands. So when he said he just started playing two weeks ago, don't let him hustle you. 'Cause he ain't gonna hustle me.

    • (on taped interview)
      Timothy: What bothered me most about how I played before quite honestly was my reaction to being beat. I played fairly well until I tilted.

    • (on taped interview)
      Timothy: I haven't been practicing my poker. I haven't been practicing how to improve my game. I've just been practicing how to be a good loser.

    • Mo: (to Dule) Oh, it's you and me. Again.
      Dule: I love that combination, baby.
      Mo: I know you do.

    • Audience Member: All in, Mo!
      Mo: Oh, all in yourself!

    • Mo: What's your favorite color, Danny?
      Danny: Sky blue, maybe.
      Mo: And you, Jim?
      James: The color of your eyes.
      Mo: Aww, precious thing. Bus?
      Timothy: Green.
      Mo: Du?
      Dule: Black Gold Green.
      Mo: Black Gold Green? That's your school colors?
      Danny: That's just one color?
      Dule: Who knows why?
      Mo: I can guess. Sounds like a bruise to me.

    • (after getting unplayable cards several hands in a row)
      James: This is beyond belief. This is beyond belief. (to Charlie, the dealer) You like any of my movies at all?

    • (after eliminating Mo)
      Dule: I didn't mean to do it. I didn't mean to do it.
      Mo: What the hell are you holding on a six and five for?
      Dule: I didn't mean to do it! That's why I called you! I didn't mean to do it.

    • Dave: (talking about Dule) He's lost the ability to lose, that's the problem.
      Mo: He's out of his gourd!

    • Mo: (juggling balls) I can't go back to Los Angeles now 'cause I'm a big loser.
      Dave: But you can stay in Vegas and work as a juggler.
      Mo: I can.

    • Dave: The Losers' Lounge can be fun. It can be a happy place, a place of solace. Or it can be a bitter sulky place, depending on the loser.
      Mo: I'm gonna take ten minutes to be bitter and sulky and then I'm gonna turn right around and gonna become exciting and fun.

    • Timothy: I kept trying to think what Phil's gonna be thinking. You get down to the point when the blinds are gonna come around, you might as well go all in.
      Dave: (talking about Dule) Well, Phil's put it down to witchcraft up to this point. In another time, a man who plays poker like that would be burned. They would have to burn him as a witch.

    • Dave: (to Timothy) The long dark night out there is over. And it's only begun in here.

    • Dule: (the only one on his side of the table, talking to James and referring to Danny) You and him have like a private conversation over there.
      Danny: We're sitting next to each other.
      Dule: I know.
      Danny: We wear the same cologne.
      James: (stands up) Also it's hard to hear behind all those chips. We should have to stand up and talk over them.

    • (after Phil explained Tim's mistake in the game)
      Mo: What was the mistake that I made?
      Phil: Oh you played two queens against a six-five off-suit. I mean everybody knows that hand can't win.
      Mo: Stupid!

    • (on taped interview)
      James: This game at its absolute best is 70-80% bluff.

    • (on taped interview)
      James: When it finally comes down to going all-in for the final hand in a shootout showdown with the last guy standing, I gotta tell ya', it just takes the stone-cold nuts in every connotation of that expression.

    • James: (on Dule) He has the fearlessness of the innocent and a neophyte. He's just shovin' them in there.

    • James: As any of the pros will tell you, and Phil's a phenomenal player... They will tell you that in the long run, what you hope to do as a poker player -- if you really take it seriously -- is to play as well as you can and to play the proper play every time. In the short run, you're gonna get run over by guys who are having some terrific luck (referring to Dule).

    • (on taped interview)
      Dule: What kind of a loser am I? I feel I'm a sort of Vanilla Ice on MTV when he took the bat and he destroyed the set.

    • Danny: I check raise.
      James: Aah! I check-raise. Is that what you just said: "I check-raised"?
      Robert: Danny check-raised.
      James: (to Danny) You're gonna be trouble, I can see that.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Mo: Shall we sing around "Row, row, row your boat"? Danny, you go first.
      Danny: How's it go?
      Mo: Row, row, row... How's it go? (laughs)
      James: They didn't know that song in the 70's, okay?

      James Woods was referring to Danny as being part of the show That 70's Show.

    • (going into a commercial break)
      Dave: Find out when Poker 911 continues.

      Reno 911! is a show at Comedy Central which was on its second season when the this CPS episode was shown.

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