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.
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.
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: Hi, everybody!
Carl: I just thought of a reason.
The German episode title is "Kurzschluß auf der Bowlingbahn", meaning "Short Circuit at the Bowling Alley".
The scene in the season 2 opening credits where Steve is holding a life-size photo of himself is from this episode.