Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Oct 08, 2000 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Phil has been selling Kobe steaks out of the refrigerator of Stuckeybowl. He offers some to Ed.

    • Ed says that he once worked in Stuckeybowl behind the counter at the snack bar.

      While in college, he also worked in a fresh-roasted nut store.

    • The names on the blackboard in Carol's classroom - Eunice, Sydney, and Lucy - refer to Rob Burnett's children.

  • Quotes

    • Ed (to Carol): I bought a bowling alley because it just so happens that I love the game... when played correctly, it's actually quite beautiful.

    • Ed (to Molly about Carol): If you're not born with broad shoulders and a strong jaw, there's only one way to get the girl... you make an complete ass of yourself.

    • Kenny: If there were two bowling alleys, exactly alike, but one of them had wall-to-wall whores, I'd definitely patronize the one with the whores.

    • Ed: I'm a lawyer, and I own a bowling alley. Two separate things.

    • Molly: Well, because you kissed the guy and he bought a bowling alley.
      Carol: Oh Molly please... It did not happen that way at all and you know it.
      Molly: Well... You're lucky you didn't sleep with him. He would've bought a strip mall.

    • Ed Stevens: Sometimes two people can fall so completely in love and yet be so completely wrong for one another. It's faith's nasty side, I guess.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Tropicalia" by Beck
      "Your Life Is Now" by John Mellencamp
      "Do That to Me One More Time" by The Captain & Tennille
      "Between the Sheets" by The Isley Brothers
      "Knock Three Times" by Tony Orlando & Dawn

    • Theme Song:
      "Next Year" by The Foo Fighters

  • Allusions