Family Matters

Season 1 Episode 21

Bowl Me Over

Aired Unknown Apr 17, 1990 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Carl finds living up to his philosophy of good sportsmanship put to the test when Harriette beats him bowling.

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  • Okay episode.

    I don't think this was a bad episode. This is actually a good episode. But the only reason I didn't rate it higher was because of the boring parts and the predictability element to the episode. The best parts had to be when Carl found out that he isn't a good enough bowler to be better than his wife. Another good part was when he learned that his wife is more than he thinks. Overall, I thought this was a decent episode and the base of the show had okay comedy, a decent storyline, and some decent plots in between. Thank you.moreless
  • It's an episode in which the family plays to the bowls

    I enjoy very much this episode, when Carl wants to win and wins because Harriet lets him win after he presums, and they discuss who are better players, if the women or the men. I really enjoy this episode.

    But everybody throws all bowls except Carl who presumes all the time.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Laura goes up to bowl and Eddie coughs to make her miss. Then Steve goes up to bowl. In the rules of bowling, unless you get a strike, you always have two turns. Laura didn't take her second turn.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Carl: (the Bowling Alley blacks out after he throws his final ball) It was a strike! I distinctly heard ten pins fall!

    • Carl: Hi, honey.
      Harriette: Hi, sweetie. How was your day?
      Carl: Rough. I just spent two hours talking a guy off a ledge, then found out he was a window washer.

    • Eddie: This competition stuff is stupid.
      Laura: You're right, Eddie. I'm goin' to bed.
      Eddie: Me, too… race you upstairs!

    • Laura: (seductively) Hi, Steve.
      Steve: Hi, Laura.
      Laura: You know, I shouldn't be mingling with the opposition, but I just wanted to tell you how handsome you look under fluorescent lighting.
      Steve: Really?
      Laura: Yeah. And, I just wanted to wish you good luck. (Grabbing his arm) Ooh! My, what strong arms.
      Steve: (Dropping his bowling ball and hyperventilating)
      Carl: Steve? Steve?
      Steve: She touched me, Carl! I can't breathe! All the pins look like Laura!

    • Laura: He started it.
      Eddie: How did I start it?
      Laura: By being born first. You got the whole family off on the wrong foot.

    • Carl: You know, bowling was a great idea. I can't think of a single reason not to do this every week.
      (Steve enters)
      Steve: Hi, everybody!
      Carl: I just thought of a reason.

  • NOTES (2)