That Girl (1966–1971)
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Bad Day at Marvin Gardens 

Ann's father is a shark when it comes to playing Monopoly.

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Ann, Donald and Ann's parents have decided to spend the weekend together in the city. Saturday's plan is to go to a baseball game in the afternoon and a Broadway show in the evening. When the baseball game gets rained out, they have to figure out what to do in the afternoon that they can do inside. They decide on a game of Monopoly. For overly competitive and by the books Lew, the game turns into a metaphor for real life, most specifically his life. As such, he not only wants to win, but he wants to win in a way that he considers was all his doing. So when the game comes down to him and Donald, an issue arises when Lew wants to buy one of Donald's properties, Marvin Gardens, which Donald initially refuses to sell but then decides to give to Lew if only to speed up the game as they are running late for their evening show. Lew sees Donald's move as being patronizing. Lew airs his thoughts and opinions about this situation with Marvin Gardens and the unfinished game into the show, into ... Written by Huggo

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20 March 1969 (USA)  »

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The title refers to a property on the Monopoly game board that is derived from Margate City and Ventnor City, because it lies on the border of Margate City and Ventnor City, just south of Atlantic City New Jersey. See more »

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References Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) See more »

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