The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)
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The Hustler 

The Bradys get a new pool table (as a thank you gift from Mr. Matthews for Mike's recent performance). Bobby soon becomes an expert in billiards and - during a family party - beats Mike's boss in a game of pool.

Director:

Michael Kane (as Michael J. Kane)

Writers:

Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Bill Freedman | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Reed ... Mike Brady
Florence Henderson ... Carol Brady
Ann B. Davis ... Alice Nelson
Maureen McCormick ... Marcia Brady
Eve Plumb ... Jan Brady
Susan Olsen ... Cindy Brady
Barry Williams ... Greg Brady
Christopher Knight ... Peter Brady
Mike Lookinland ... Bobby Brady
Jim Backus ... Harry Mathews
Dorothy Shay ... Frances Mathews
Charles Stewart Charles Stewart ... Joe Sinclair
Leonard Bremen ... Truck Driver
Jason Dunn Jason Dunn ... Hank Thompson
Susan Quick Susan Quick ... Gloria Thompson
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Storyline

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 Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1974 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the scenes in the carport, boxes from Driscoll Toy Shop are clearly visible. In season 1, the store came up multiple times, especially in S1E21 "The Hero," in which Peter saves a little girl at the store. See more »

Goofs

Bobby bets Greg and Peter in a game of 9-ball. In this game, all balls must be pocketed in sequential order from the 1-ball to the 9-ball, unless there is a combination shot. Bobby beats Greg and Peter without them getting a shot. However, Bobby pockets the 6-ball while the 3-ball is still on the table. There is no combo shot, so the cue ball should have been given to Greg and Peter to place anywhere on the table as a penalty. See more »

Quotes

Peter Brady: [misses shot in game of pool] Aww! This cue stick must be crooked!
Greg Brady: You're game's not improving but your alibis are.
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