Buddy Sorrell's brother, "Blackie" Sorrell (from whom Buddy has been estranged for a long time), shows up at the Alan Brady Show's offices one day. Later meeting Buddy's brother alone while Buddy is out, Rob invites him to his house for dinner, not knowing of his past as a pool hustler. After dinner, knowing Rob has a pool table in the basement, Blackie not-so-innocently suggests that the two of them try playing a game or two.
Did You Know?
The trick shot by Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) was actually made in one take. They had planned for a pool expert to make the shot after cutting away from showing Laura hitting the cue ball. But to everyone's surprise, she actually made the shot. Both Mary and Dick stayed in character and finished the take, thus the genuine look of surprise on their faces. See more
Blackie is a right handed shot. During the game when he is hustling Rob, one of his shots is made left handed. See more
Are you, uh, really as good as she says you are?
Robert 'Rob' Petrie
I'll let my pool cue speak for me. This way, pigeon.
References The Maltese Falcon
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Edward Madden
Performed by Rose Marie
, Dick Van Dyke
and Morey Amsterdam See more