Celebrity Poker Showdown

Season 6 Episode 5

Tournament 6 Game 5

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 15, 2005 on Bravo
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Tournament 6 Game 5
Rosie O'Donnell, Mo Gaffney, Travis Tritt, Eddie Cibrian, and Penny Marshall play in tonight's game.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (9)

      • Celebrity Charity List:

        Rosie O'Donnell - Rosie's Broadway Kids
        Penny Marshall - A Place Called Home
        Travis Tritt - Disabled American Veterans
        Eddie Cibrian - The (Jimmy) V Foundation for Cancer Research
        Mo Gaffney - Planned Parenthood

      • Match Results:

        1st place: Eddie Cibrian
        2nd place: Travis Tritt
        3rd place: Penny Marshall
        4th place (tie): Rosie O'Donnell
        4th place (tie): Mo Gaffney

      • This episode features, for the first time, the hidden talent of Phil Gordon's singing ability. While commenting on a bad move by Travis (country music star), he sings "Calling With No Pair."

      • How Would You Play It: Played along with Travis Tritt's hand

      • This is only the second time in Celebrity Poker Showdown where there was a double elimination (Rosie O'Donnell & Mo Gaffney). Coincidentally enough, the other time was in this very tournament, just three games earlier. More noteworthy is that this is the first time that a double elimination was the first elimination, meaning that this was the only game to never have just one player in the Loser's Lounge.

      • There's an ongoing gag in this episode with Penny Marshall and her "hand rankings" list that she brought with her. She immediately takes out a small, card-sized list, and then when things get a little crazier, she pulls out an 8 1/2"x11" sheet with the list on it. Other players borrow the list when they are deciding on a big bet, all for comedic effect.

      • Loser's Lounge Waitress: Tammy

      • Phil Gordon's Pick To Win: Eddie Cibrian
        Dave Foley's Pick To Win: Travis Tritt

      • This is the first time ever on Celebrity Poker Showdown where both Phil Gordon's and Dave Foley's picks to win made it to heads-up, putting an end to the infamous curse of whoever Dave & Phil pick to win end up getting eliminated early in the game.

    • QUOTES (64)

      • (at the end of the episode)
        Dave Foley: This is one of the most chaotic shows we have ever had.

      • (during heads-up introduction)
        Dave Foley: It is a mad house in the Loser's Lounge now.
        Eddie Cibrian: Mad house?
        Dave Foley: A mad house. No, I mean it. Really. There are people in cages, spraying 'em with water.

      • (after Penny gets eliminated)
        Penny Marshall: (takes her hand ranking lists) These are worthless!

      • (after Penny accidentally folds her hand instead of checking)
        Penny Marshall: They were just so sad, my cards. They didn't deserve a check.

      • (after Travis calls a large sum without even a pair)
        Phil Gordon: Travis needs to write a new country song: "Calling with no pair". (singing) He's calling with no pair. It leads to my despair.

      • (during a hand where Travis doesn't even have a pair)
        Travis Tritt: I call.
        Phil Gordon: (off-stage) Oh, God. You're not going to...no. No.

      • Phil Gordon: (referring to Eddie Cibrian) He thinks he's bluffing, but he's actually bluffing with the best hand.
        Dave Foley: It's always a nice surprise when you find out you're bluffing with the best hand.
        Phil Gordon: It should be.
        Dave Foley: It's like Christmas morning.

      • Penny Marshall: (after not risking much money for a while) I just like to get the air time.

      • (during the chip count)
        Phil Gordon: (referring to Penny Marshall) With the blinds at $300 and $600, she's gonna need to win a pot soon, or she's gonna be "schlemiel schlemazeling" right into the Loser's Lounge.

      • (after Travis calls with low-ranked suited cards)
        Phil Gordon: The value of suitedness is way overrated. You're only gonna flop a flush about one out of 120 hands. 0.84% of the time when you're suited, you will flop a flush.
        Dave Foley: That's not good.
        -Travis flops a flush-
        Dave Foley: This would be that 120th hand, I guess.
        Phil Gordon: I guess so.
        Dave Foley: Doesn't seem like we've been here that long.

      • Rosie O'Donnell: That Eddie Cibrian. He might look cute, but he's the devil.
        Mo Gaffney: He is the devil.

      • Dave Foley: We have three players still at the table trying to take the biggest piece of the Beck's Premier Light quarter-million dollar prize pool.
        Rosie & Mo: (snoring)
        Dave Foley: Oh, shh. The children are sleeping.
        Rosie O'Donnell: No. It's just that when you say "Beck's Premier Light...", it's so long that I need to take a nap.

      • Dave Foley: We have two people on our loser's couch. We have Rosie O'Donnell and Mo Gaffney. And, they're delightful losers.
        Rosie O'Donnell: Thank you. Thank you very much. We've had a lot of experience.

      • Rosie O'Donnell: Everyone should have a wife as far as I'm concerned.
        Dave Foley: My wife wishes she had a wife.
        Rosie O'Donnell: I'm sure she does. It would make life a lot easier.
        Dave Foley: Although, as men go, I'm pretty close.
        Rosie O'Donnell: That's good to know.

      • Rosie O'Donnell: I want America to know that Phil Gordon has absurdly beautiful blue eyes. You do, Phil Gordon. They look like contacts. And he's absurdly tall. He's a very handsome package, and he's single. You shouldn't be that hard to find a wife for.
        Mo Gaffney: Maybe he doesn't want a wife?
        Rosie O'Donnell: Do you not want a wife?
        Phil Gordon: (blusing like crazy) I'm not gonna comment on that on national television.

      • Rosie O'Donnell: I kept hearing Phil in my head. I kept hearing Phil go, "What is she doing, checking?" I knew I shouldn't check, but I felt too worried to bet half the pot.
        Dave Foley: I know. Phil was having aneurisms back here.
        Rosie O'Donnell: Were you, Phil? I'm sorry.

      • Dave Foley (consoling Mo & Rosie, on Travis Tritt): I've never been more upset with another man.

      • (during the double-elimination hand)
        Rosie O'Donnell: Me and Mo are each going out on really [bleep] hands, and there's something really sisterly about it.
        Mo Gaffney: Right on!

      • (while Rosie is debating whether to call or raise)
        Travis Tritt: If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly bear, you know?
        Phil Gordon: (off-stage) The grizzly would move all in.
        Rosie O'Donnell: (throws $500 chip at Travis) Here's $500. Go call someone who cares!

      • (after audience and other players suggest Rosie go all-in)
        Rosie O'Donnell: I'm not going all in.
        Mo Gaffney: Only I go all in when there's no chance of winning.

      • Penny Marshall: (to Eddie Cibrian) Go away. You're looking at my cards.
        Mo Gaffney: He is such a cheater.
        Penny Marshall: I'm trying to make it the right thing for the camera thing, and you're making me nuts.

      • Rosie O'Donnell: Phil, I'm sorry. I just call.
        Phil Gordon: (off-stage) There's no problem. You don't have to apologize.

      • (after Mo Gaffney folds)
        Robert Thompson: Mo folds.
        Mo Gaffney: Rub it in there, Robert.

      • Rosie O'Donnell: Every time I "check", I know Phil's having a heart attack in there.

      • Robert Thompson: Penny is first to act.
        Penny Marshall: I'm first to act. (Folds) Look at that act.

      • (during banter about Eddie)
        Mo Gaffney: That little village is in his dimples, which is kind of fun.

      • (after Eddie makes a big raise)
        Penny Marshall: Look at him. Just knock him over.

      • (while Mo is debating whether to play her hand)
        Travis Tritt: If you ain't got 'em, you ain't got 'em.
        Mo Gaffney: I don't got 'em.
        Travis Tritt: Well, there you go.

      • (on a hand where Penny was the small blind)
        Penny Marshall: Well, I'm half in, so I gotta stay for the thingy.

      • Penny Marshall: (referring to Eddie Cibrian) Who's in? Oh, big guy. He's cute. You want to work in this town again?

      • (after Penny won with a strong hand)
        Eddie Cibrian: It was a no-brainer. You call that.
        Penny Marshall: Well, I don't have a brain, so don't say it was a no-brainer.

      • (during heads-up hand between Rosie & Penny)
        Penny Marshall: Well, what could you have? You could have a pair of kings, pair of aces, but you would have raised, right?
        Rosie O'Donnell: I would have raised your average person, not the woman who gave me my first motion picture.

      • (during heads-up hand between Rosie & Penny)
        Rosie O'Donnell: Rosie bets $1,000, indicating a strong hand.
        Dave Foley: (off-stage) She's trying to help her friend.
        Phil Gordon: (off-stage) Yeah, little does she know she's drawn nearly dead here.

      • (during the first heads-up hand between Rosie & Penny)
        Rosie O'Donnell: We're doing this purely for the entertainment value.

      • Rosie O'Donnell: Phil told me to do this.
        Phil Gordon: (off-stage) Oh, good. She's gonna raise.
        Rosie O'Donnell: I'll check.
        Phil Gordon: That's not what I told her to do, Dave.

      • (in taped piece)
        Rosie O'Donnell: (talking about Penny Marshall) No one will really understand if she's raising or not. (does the "insane" gesture to imply that Penny is crazy)

      • (after Rosie & Mo bet $1,000)
        Mo Gaffney: Sing it to me.
        Travis Tritt: singing I bet $1,000.
        Phil Gordon: (off-stage) Travis is going broke.
        Dave Foley: (off-stage) But in key.

      • (after Travis did the "check" motion)
        Rosie O'Donnell: You gonna check?
        Travis Tritt: That's what that means.
        Rosie O'Donnell: I know, I know.
        Penny Marshall: ("chopping" the felt with her hand) What does this mean?
        Travis Tritt: What does that mean?
        Rosie O'Donnell: That means chop.
        Travis Tritt: (pokes the palm of his hand with his other hand's middle finger) I know this means, "wait a [bleep]ing minute".
        Rosie O'Donnell: He gave me the finger! He's such a nice little ol' country boy!
        Penny Marshall: Oh, they're always the ones.

      • (after Travis Tritt bets $1,500)
        Rosie O'Donnell: I'll raise you to $6,000!
        Phil Gordon: (off-stage) Whoa!
        Robert Thompson: No, no, no, no.
        Rosie O'Donnell: I'm doubling him right?
        Multiple People: $3,000.
        Rosie O'Donnell: That's exactly what I meant, $3,000. I told you I was bad at math.

      • (during a hand where everyone's in except Eddie)
        Mo Gaffney: You should have stayed in with us. Oh, you're too good for us.

      • Penny Marshall: (confused) Where are the blind people?

        She meant the people who had to post the small and big blinds.

      • Mo Gaffney: (admiring Eddie's chip stack) Eddie, look at you. I'm so jealous....not of your chips, but your watch. I really like it.

      • (in taped piece)
        Travis Tritt: To all my competition: good luck and God bless you, but you're going down.

      • (after a bad move from Travis Tritt)
        Phil Gordon: That's a big mistake.
        Dave Foley: You may see other big mistakes in this game.

      • (after Rosie bets 3x the big blinds)
        Rosie O'Donnell: Following the Phil Gordon rule of tripling the large blind. Thank you, Phil, with the blue eyes.
        Phil Gordon: (off-stage) Well done, Rosie.

      • Dave Foley: (setting Phil up for the chip count) Phil, you know, is a mathematical genius, and yet we make him count chips. Phil, would you mind?
        Phil Gordon: It doesn't seem fair, does it?

      • Penny Marshall: (calling Eddie Cibrian) I'll call him, [bleep]. Oops!
        Rosie O'Donnell: You can say it. They'll edit it out.
        Penny Marshall: [Bleep].

      • Penny Marshall: (still trying to understand the game) That was the river and the "flopple"...
        Rosie O'Donnell: That's, the river's already done. You're finished with the river. No more cards. You're done.

      • (after Rosie, who is out of the hand, leans over to see Penny's cards)
        Penny Marshall: Don't be looking.
        Rosie O'Donnell: I'm allowed. I'm out.
        Penny Marshall: No, you're not. It's still illegal, they told me the other night.
        Rosie O'Donnell: It's not illegal. I do it all the time. What are you gonna do? You gonna go to poker prison? I mean, come on.

      • Penny Marshall: (after having some difficulty with her sleeve) I'm trying to hide this ketchup stain on my sleeve.

      • (after Penny and Eddie are dealt the same whole cards)
        Phil Gordon: Usually when two players have exactly the same hand, the person that bets and raises most aggressively will win the pot.
        Dave Foley: And who will that be?
        Phil Gordon: Well, we'll see.
        Penny Marshall: (pulls out her hand ranking list) I have to look at this thing.
        Phil Gordon: My guess is it won't be Penny.

      • (after Travis Tritt goes all-in)
        Rosie O'Donnell: I can't call you. I don't even have a pair. So I'm gonna give it to you. But I wanna show you what I had, because...
        Penny Marshall: You're not supposed to.
        Rosie O'Donnell: You're allowed! This is America!

      • Rosie O'Donnell: (to Eddie Cibrian) You know, you're just trying to scam me, 'cause you're so good-looking.

      • (early on, as audience laughs at Rosie's jokes)
        Rosie O'Donnell: It's funny now, but three hours from now, you're gonna be like, "Shut up, O'Donnell."

      • Rosie O'Donnell: Phil Gordon gave us a little practice session of tips beforehand, and I failed algebra three times in high school, and he's saying to me, (Imitating Phil Gordon) "Okay...Well, now if you put this in, you have 25% of the 16 on the back end. You divide it by four and find out your odds." Right, or I can do it my way: eenie, meenie, miney...
        Phil Gordon: (off-camera, to Dave Foley) It's not that hard, Dave.

      • Audience Member: All in!
        Rosie O'Donnell: (turns around) Please remove the crack head in row two, please. All in, what are you? Crazy?
        Penny Marshall: He's my friend.
        Dave Foley: (off-stage) We really can't afford to remove the crack heads from the audience.

      • Rosie O'Donnell: (animated, after flopping a good hand) Zoinks!
        Mo Gaffney: That's one of her tells.
        Rosie O'Donnell: Yeah, that's my subtle poker face.

      • (early on, after Penny folds)
        Robert Thompson: Penny folds
        Penny Marshall: Are you gonna do this the whole game, huh?
        Robert Thompson: All day, all night, into the wee hours of the morning.

      • Dave Foley: (introducing Phil Gordon) Please help me to say hello to a man who's gangster rap name is "Pocket Acez", with a "Z", poker expert, Phil Gordon.
        Phil Gordon: Fo-shizzle, my shizzle
        Dave Foley: Yes, in da hiz-ouse!

      • (after Penny realizes that Mo lied about not playing poker that much)
        Dave Foley: She's just getting inside your head -- messing with you.
        Penny Marshall: There's nothing in there.

      • (as Dave Foley introduces the silver chip)
        Mo Gaffney: Are they worth anything on the street?
        Dave Foley: They're not even worth anything here.

      • (as Dave Foley introduces the silver chip)
        Eddie Cibrian: Penny, don't even look at it.
        Penny Marshall: I know. Why bother?

      • (while Dave Foley is introducing the game to the players)
        Penny Marshall: Who is this guy?
        Rosie O'Donnell: He's the host of the show.
        Dave Foley: I am the host of the show.
        Penny Marshall: Oh, hi.

      • (during the introduction)
        Dave Foley: Welcome to Celebrity Poker Showdown, the show that's given the local news a new scourge to worry about on slow news days -- poker in the preschool; has it gone too far?

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    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • (bump-in from commercials) (Dave & Phil are standing up)
        Dave Foley: I am looking at the monitor and I realized I look like a hand puppet next to you. I'm literally, I look like I'm on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, in "fantasy land" or whatever they call it.
        Phil Gordon (high voice): Tattoo!
        Dave Foley: Yes, yes. Thank you.

        Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood was a long-running PBS children's show.

      • Rosie O'Donnell makes a comment about Penny Marshall being responsible for her first motion picture. This was 1992's A League of Their Own, which Penny Marshall directed, and sprung Rosie onto a decade-long movie career.

      • In response to Robert Thompson's, "Rosie is first to act", Rosie quotes the line "I once had a farm in Africa". This is a famous movie quote that was originally said by Meryl Streep in Out of Africa.

      • There are a couple at Penny Marshall's famed trademarks from Laverne & Shirley. When introduced, she enters, skipping, in the same vein as the opening scene for L&S. Also, Phil Gordon makes a comment about Penny "schlemiel schlemazeling", which was of course the theme song used for L&S.

      • Phil Gordon makes an allusion to Eddie Cibrian being on the TV show Tilt, which is all about Poker. According to Phil, Eddie has played poker in the middle of episode tapings with some of the best poker players in the country, and says that will give him an edge.