Let's Bowl

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Comedy Central (ended 2002)

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Let's Bowl

Show Summary

"Let's Bowl" is a show that is described as "Bowling For Dollars" meets "The People's Court".

Two contestants meet at the lanes with a complaint to settle such as Player #1 kept stealing Player #2's lunches at work now Player #2 wants retribution. They play a regulation 10-frame game. The winner gets an apology plus some goodies while the loser walks away with a Let's Bowl bowling pack (Comedy Central version) or some goofy dollar store item (syndicated version). The winner then goes up against a professional bowler. The goal is to hit more pins than the pro. To tie or beat the pro, wins the player a huge prize (a snowblower, 70's era automobile, etc).

Overseeing the madness is play-by-play announcer Steve "Chopper" Sedahl and incompetent color commentator (commenting on more than the game at hand) Wally Hotvedt. Ernie Jansen and his famous "MegaJam" create a musical atmosphere while the lovely Queen Pins cheer on our contestants.

Some added quirks in the show include:
• "Inside Bowling": A little vignette that often has nothing to do with the sport of bowling but more often about Chopper and Wally.
• "Grievance In The Gutter": Wally does an in-depth interview with both players about the dispute.
• "Distraction Option": Each player can distract his opponent once with an air horn blast, cymbal crash, etc.
• "Polka Pin"/"Combat Pin": A special headpin added near the 5th frame to help the players win an extra prize (1/4 cow for the "polka pin"; a day on a flight combat simulator for the "combat pin").
• "Super Strike": If one of the players are more than 10 pins less than their opponent, the 9th frame strike is worth double
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Lisa Bartholmew

Lisa Bartholmew

Queen Pin

Amanda Brewer

Amanda Brewer

Queen Pin

Audrey Crabtree

Audrey Crabtree

Queen Pin (Syndicated version)

Drew Jansen

Drew Jansen

Ernie Jansen

Matt Sarazine

Matt Sarazine

Pig (1998-2001)

Nick Schenk

Nick Schenk

Butch (Syndicated version)

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Kitschy and fun, you weren't going to see anything like the show, "Let's Bowl".

    8.5
    I wasn't even looking for it, but there I was... drawn into the strange and entertaining world of "Let's Bowl" on Comedy Central. Now I'm no fan of bowling but the premise was so unique... settle your disputes over ten frames of tenpin. Beat your opponent and take on the league bowler for a shot at a new boat or a trip to Door County, Wisconsin.



    The cast is what made the show. Straight man "Chopper" Sedahl and color commentator Wally Hotvedt were hilarious. They tempered their bowling commentary with recorded skits (such as the Greco-Roman wrestling tribute they did... in the nude). The Queen Pins... well, they weren't Barker's Beauties, but what would you expect from a bowling alley in Minnesota. And Ernie made a fine music director/announcer. Sure would like to see this back on Comedy Central or even DVD.moreless

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