Harry Matthews, the president of Mike's architectural firm, gives Mike a gift of a pool table as a thank you for a job well done. The family has a range of emotions concerning the gift. On one side is Carol, who doesn't want the monstrous gift taking up space in the house. On the other side is Bobby, who ends up spending all his waking time playing and thinking about the game. He even dreams of becoming a world famous pool champion. Bobby does show an aptitude for the game, easily beating everyone around him. Mike and Carol hold a small but increasing growing dinner party specifically for Mr. Matthews to show their appreciation for the gift. Problems for Mike may arise when Bobby asks to play against Mr. Matthews, who mistakenly sees himself as a pool shark. Written by
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Jim Backus returned as a guest star for this episode. He previously appeared in the Grand Canyon /Ghost Town episodes. See more
Bobby is about to make a pool shot (there are 5 pool balls and the cue ball on the table), Cindy rides up and starts to talk to him. In the background you hear a pool shot and a ball going in a pocket. Yet when Bobby is shown again there are still 5 pool balls and the cue ball on the table See more
[misses shot in game of pool
Aww! This cue stick must be crooked!
You're game's not improving but your alibis are.