Celebrity Poker Showdown

Season 5 Episode 1

Tournament 5 Game 1

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 25, 2005 on Bravo
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Tournament 5 Game 1
Curt Schilling, Catherine O'Hara, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, and Sara Rue play in tonight's tournament.

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    • TRIVIA (12)

      • Match Results:
        1st Place - Brad Garrett
        2nd Place - Sara Rue
        3rd Place - Catherine O'Hara
        4th Place - Curt Schilling
        5th Place - Ray Romano

      • Celebrity Charity List:
        Ray Romano - The Fund for Public Schools
        Curt Schilling - SHADE Foundation of America
        Sara Rue - The Ari Gottfried Foundation
        Brad Garrett - The Dream Foundation
        Catherine O'Hara - Hollygrove Children & Family Services

      • How Would You Play It: The viewers played with Sara Rue's Ace-nine off-suit.

      • Dave Foley's pick to win is Ray Romano.

      • Phil Gordon's pick to win is Curt Schilling.

      • Catherine O'Hara and Dave Foley are both Canadians and attended the same high school.

      • The SHADE Foundation of America, which is the charity Curt Schilling is playing for, is founded by his wife who is a cancer survivor.

      • On a hand where Brad Garrett was about to be eliminated after Sara Rue got her straight on the turn, Brad was saved when an ace came on the river, giving him the same straight Sara has. It allowed him to split the pot with Sara and to stay in the game.

      • On the two consecutive hands Brad went all-in against Sara, Sara was a 200-to-1 odds-on favorite to eliminate Brad, but Brad got away both times. On the second hand, a 10 came for him on the river, giving him trips 10's beating Sara's two-pair.

      • Initially, Ray Romano suggested to tournament director Robert Thompson to rid of the terms "flop", "turn", and "river". Later on, he proposed to call them "Ricki", "Santa", and "The Chocolate Shop" respectively.

      • Halfway through the episode, everyone at the table has become a chip leader at one point.

      • After Ray Romano was eliminated, Ray gave Brad Garrett a New York Yankees cap to tease Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

    • QUOTES (31)

      • Dave: Good evening and welcome to Celebrity Poker Showdown, the only show on television that is recommended by 4 out of 5 dentists who are compulsive gamblers.

      • (being the big blind, she won after everyone folded)
        Catherine: It's much easier than I thought it would be.

      • (on taped interview)
        Ray: Phil Gordon gave us a little clinic on how to bet and when to bet. I guess I kinda get it but I forget everything after I leave.

      • (on taped interview)
        Ray: Catherine O'Hara is a very funny woman. And those are two things that intimidate me: funny and woman.

      • (on taped interview)
        Ray: (on Curt Schilling) He scares me a little, because he's not funny and he's not a woman. I'm scared of everyone.

      • (on taped interview)
        Curt: My teammates are gonna scrutinize every single hand I play.

      • (on taped interview)
        Sara: Here's the thing. When you have a bunch of comedians and you put them together, there's a sort of competition like who could be funnier. I don't need to be funny. I just need to win.

      • (after Brad's hand is dominated by Sara's hand)
        Brad: I'm not going into that lounge!

      • Audience Member: Why did you go all-in?
        Sara: 'Cause you told him to!
        Brad: 'Cause there's 40 other tables out there. This place blows!

      • (Brad holding a Jack-Queen of diamonds before the flop)
        Brad: (to the dealer) Show me three diamonds and I'll wax your back.

      • Brad: Show Sara Rue the wrath of the giant!

      • (after Brad avoided elimination with a miracle card on the river)
        Brad: Rewrite the book, Phil! Rewrite the book!

      • (after Ray insisted on dropping the terms "flop", "turn", and "river")
        Robert: The first three cards are seven of hearts, Ace of clubs, and eight of hearts...

      • (on taped interview)
        Brad: At this point right now, it's going to be an hour of Ray-whining.

      • (after Brad's long spiel)
        Ray: If I knew you were this funny, we'd give you more lines in the show.

      • Dave: I'm Dave Foley. Sitting next to me is a man who legally can be subdivided into two people, World Poker Tour champion Phil Gordon.

      • (after Curt avoids elimination and splits the pot with Sara)
        Phil: Poor Sara. Getting all her money in. Three times with the best hand and not walking away with any of the chips.
        Dave: I know. Makes you realize how unjust this universe is.

      • Ray: I tell you what, if I go out first, I'm drinking and whoring it up!

      • Ray: Am I allowed to turn my cards over?
        Robert: Not yet.
        Ray: I'm not allowed?
        Robert: Not yet.
        Brad: You're Ray Romano. Do what you want.

      • (on taped interview)
        Ray: Brad Garrett. That's what I've been living with for the last nine years. Brutal, really. They don't pay me enough... Well, yes they do.

      • (on taped interview)
        Ray: I don't like myself generally. So when I lose, it's kind of a win-win situation for me.

      • Ray: (talking about the Losers' Lounge) I'm gonna be there in 30 seconds. And I'm taking them with me. (pointing to a couple of women in the audience)
        Dave: OK, good. 'Cause right now, Phil and I are like cell mates. We're not gay but after a while... You know.

      • (on taped interview)
        Sara: I would like to see Brad Garrett go to the Losers' Lounge first, only because I have nothing against him. But I know he does play Hold 'Em. He goes and plays in a casino in town in LA.

      • (on taped interview)
        Sara: I'm not gonna lie to you but I'm a bad loser. I'm a really bad winner. Either way, I'm gonna act poorly today.

      • (Brad is an underdog before the flop)
        Brad: (calling out to the Losers' Lounge) Ray, save me a pillow!

      • (after avoiding elimination)
        Brad: Phil Gordon! Phil Gordon is alive! I'm channeling Phil Gordon. Phil! Phil, can you hear me? Phil Gordon!

      • (after Catherine flopped a pair, avoiding elimination. Sara's opponents has sucked out on her several times now.)
        Sara: (looking up to the sky) Why? Why are you doing this? What did I do? Why?

      • Catherine: I felt like that girl that kept winning on American Idol and I had no right to while the great singers were getting kicked off.

      • (before the river card, when he was 91% to win the tournament)
        Brad: Ray, we're going to Disneyland!

      • (after Brad, wearing a Yankees cap, won the tournament)
        Curt: At least the Yankees won something this year.

      • Brad: Payback is a bitch, Raymond.

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