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Started by Fambo Number Mive, November 22, 2021, 01:45:41 PM
Quote from: Petey Pate on November 22, 2021, 03:54:27 PMThere were a couple of Malcolm in the Middle episodes with plots revolving around Hal playing poker with Abe and his buddies.
Quote from: BeardFaceMan on November 22, 2021, 05:27:10 PMI remember there being a poker scene in Dream On, I think it was Channel 4 who used to show it. The main reason I remember it is because it turned into strip poker, was the first time I could remember seeing breasts in a sitcom like that. God bless Channel 4 in the 90s.
Quote from: Ignatius_S on November 22, 2021, 03:37:31 PMYeah, I was about to say that in The Simpsons, in Secrets of a Successful Marriage and the episode with Marge becoming a cop, Homer's poker game is a plot device.
Quote from: Ignatius_S on November 22, 2021, 03:23:01 PMThe Phil Silvers Show referenced cards a lot for comedy reasons and there, the humour was from what it said about Bilko's character and what we knew about it. In The Con Men episode, a crooked poker game was used a main element but the comedy came from Bilko pretending to act dumb and outplaying the cheaters (thanks to the Bilko shuffle). With all of those examples, no actual knowledge of the game in question is needed.
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on November 22, 2021, 05:14:47 PMAlso a reference in a Blackadder the Third episode, in which Prince George plays an exciting new game called "cards", the object of which is to give all your money away.
Quote from: Andy147 on November 23, 2021, 12:47:56 AMTerry and June has an episode in which Terry offers to play bridge with his boss (Dennis), despite not knowing how to play, and then tries to teach himself in a few hours.
Quote from: Andy147 on November 23, 2021, 12:47:56 AM(To be fair to them, when people play poker in sitcoms, they're forever saying "I'll see your $5, and I'll raise you $10", which is equally against the rules of real poker).
Quote from: Captain Z on November 23, 2021, 03:31:17 PMThat vaguely reminds me of at least one more example (Austin Powers?) of a character playing Blackjack, getting either 21 or a winning set of cards and continuing with "hit me".Edit, I knew there was an Austin Powers version of this, but it's not what I was initially thinking of:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkzMA1jrm00
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on November 23, 2021, 02:38:24 PMUm, no it isn't.
Quote from: Rizla on November 23, 2021, 06:58:23 PMIt's very often done in a manner that would see you ejected from even the friendliest game though - you have to make your raise in one go, you can't keep shoving money/chips into the middle whilst staring out your opponent, for example. The ludicrous film Rounders is full of egregious examples of this type of betting, known as "sprinkling".
Quote from: Noodle Lizard on November 23, 2021, 07:10:39 PMYou mean splashing the pot? I think it's fine if it's one-on-one (like in Rounders), since the winner's taking everything in the middle anyway. It's only considered really bad form if it fucks up the side-pots or makes it hard to count.
Quote from: Rizla on November 23, 2021, 07:39:34 PMSplashing, not sprinkling, derp. Been a while. But still, even one-on-one, you cant make a raise, then another raise, then another, whilst glaring menacingly at the other player, even if you are "Teddy KGB". God that film's so stupid.
Quote from: Andy147 on November 23, 2021, 10:31:13 PMIt's the splitting it into two actions ("see your ..." and "raise your...") that isn't allowed in serious poker games. (I don't think "I'll see ..." is used in serious poker anyway: you check, bet, call, raise or fold).
Quote from: Purple Toupee on November 23, 2021, 06:21:53 PMMaybe this from Family Guy?https://youtu.be/qfX35o7v6XY
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