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BETS AND DEALS (TELEVISION)
"All In The Family"
When Archie and Mike make a bet where Archie will not smoke for 24 hours, and Mike will not eat, for $20 (Mike borrowed the money from Gloria, of course, and Edith held the money), HOW WAS THE BET RESOLVED?
When Sam brags that he is such a seducer that he could marry anyone he wanted, even Jackie Bissett, and wagers that he can marry her within a year or forfeit the bar, HOW DOES HE MANAGE TO KEEP THE BAR?
After Sam is named in a paternity action, he makes a deal with God, that if he is not the putative father, he will give up sex for a year. (He later rationalizes that a year for other men is like 2 months for him, and reduces the time. HOW DOES SAM EITHER BREAK OR KEEP HIS VOW OF CELIBACY, AND WHAT IS THE DECIDING FACTOR?
- "Fantasy Island"
When a guest on the island makes a deal with the devil (as played by Roddy McDowell) for her soul, then pleads with Roarke to help her, HOW DOES ROARKE LEGALLY ESTABLISH THAT THE CONTRACT/DEAL IS VOID?
- FIVE IS RIGHT OUT
- There is NO Question Number Six.
- "The Flintstones"
What subtle audio clues does Fred give, to let us know that he has a gambling problem?
- "The Honeymooners"
When Ralph and Ed buy one television set for their two apartments, they have the usual arguments over who can use it and how. After much commotion, they finally find a way to decide who will house the TV. They flip a coin, with Ralph calling "Heads I win, tails you lose." WHERE AND HOW DID RALPH LEARN THIS TRICK?
- "LA Law"
After Becker left the firm, and then decided to return, there was a harsh and bitter struggle over the terms. WHAT WAS THE FINAL ITEM OF THE DEAL WHICH RESOLVED THE NEGOTIATIONS?
- "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
Throughout the series, Murray rags on Ted for a variety of reasons, most of them highly justified. But for one brief time, Ted actually arranged for Murray to treat him with tolerance, if not respect. WHAT WAS THE CONSIDERATION FOR MURRAY'S PROMISE TO BEHAVE KINDLY TOWARDS TED?
Throughout the long run of the M*A*S*H TV series, Klinger once and only once got his C.O.'s approval for a Section Eight discharge. WHAT WAS THE RATHER IMPORTANT CONDITION TO THIS DEAL, AND WHAT WAS ITS DRAMATIC CONCLUSION?
In an early episode, Trapper John got into a boxing ring as part of a deal to retain the services of a nurse for the unit. HOW DID HE SURVIVE, AND WHAT WAS THE DECISION IN THE MATCH?
- "The Monkees"
When Peter sells his soul to the Devil in return for the ability to play a harp, HOW DO THE BOYS SUCCESSFULLY SAVE HIS SOUL IN THE INEVITABLE COURTROOM SCENE?
- "Night Court"
On Halloween, Dan sells his soul to a man in a red devil suit who claims to be the real devil, though Dan of course doubts him. HOW IS DAN CONVINCED THAT THIS IS THE REAL DEVIL, AND HOW DOES HE SAVE HIS SOUL (FOR NOW)?
- "The Odd Couple"
WHAT IS THE MOST EGREGIOUS BET OSCAR EVER LOST, AND HOW DID HE RECOVER HIS LOSSES?
Hint: It is not in either Volume 1 or 2 of the collected bets owed to Felix.
Hint 2: "Gee, Oscar, you'd have gotten it if you were Chinese."
- "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
When Lt. Worf makes a deal which results in his discommodation from the Klingon Empire, WHAT DOES WORF GET IN RETURN?
- "Star Trek"
Upon meeting the Gamesters of Triskelion, Captain Kirk, the creator of the unique game of Fizzbin, and in the grand tradition of gambling with the fate of the universe, proposes a wager. WHAT DOES HE BET?
When Louie encounters as a fare a kid with $800 on his way to camp, he has no scruples against trying to bet, con or swindle him out of the money. WHAT THREE BETS DO THEY MAKE, AND WHAT ARE THE RESULTS? ALSO, HOW MUCH MONEY DOES THE KID LEAVE THE CAB WITH?
- "The Twilight Zone"
When Jesse Cardiff (Jack Klugman) plays against Fats Brown (Jonathan Winters) in "A Game of Pool" to determine the greatest pool player ever, WHAT ARE THE STAKES AS KLUGMAN BELIEVED THEM, AND WHAT WERE THE FATES OF THE TWO PLAYERS?
- Warner Brothers cartoons
Bugs recreates the famous race of the Tortoise and the Hare three times, with hilarious consequences. WHAT ARE THE THREE RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS?
- "WKRP In Cincinnati"
When Venus is asked by a friend at the station to convince her son to stay in school and not run with gangs, he succeeds by betting him that he is not un-teachable, and that if he can teach the kid something in two minutes, the kid will stay in school. WHAT DOES VENUS TEACH HIM AND HOW?
- "The Wonder Years"
WHY DOESN'T KEVIN GET INTO TROUBLE WHEN HIS MOTHER DISCOVERS HIM READING A BOOK ON SEX?