That Girl (1966–1971)
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This Little Piggy Had a Ball 

In a classic episode Ann gets her big toe stuck in a bowling ball after reading about someone who bowls with his feet.

Director:

Hal Cooper

Writers:

Bill Persky (created by), Sam Denoff (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Marlo Thomas ... Ann Marie
Ted Bessell ... Donald Hollinger
Bonnie Scott Bonnie Scott ... Judy Bessemer
Dabney Coleman ... Dr. Leon Bessemer
Jane Dulo Jane Dulo ... Nurse
Murray Roman ... Bowling Manager
Marc London Marc London ... Dr. Charlie Wisnicki
Jerry Fogel ... Fireman
Burt Taylor Burt Taylor ... M.C.
Shirley Bonne Shirley Bonne ... Sharon Hackett
Rob Reiner ... Carl
Teri Garr ... Estelle (as Terry Garr)
Gene Tyburn Gene Tyburn ... Young Man
Diane Quinn Diane Quinn ... Teenage Girl
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Storyline

Sharon Hackett, an actress in a play in which Ann has a small part, has been nominated for a Broadway Drama Guild Award as Most Promising Young Actress. Since she can't attend, Sharon picks Ann at random from among her play colleagues to attend the nationally televised awards show to accept the award on her behalf if she wins. Ann is excited for the opportunity and wants to do Sharon proud by making the perfect acceptance speech, which Don says he'll write for her. What Don can't do however is get the bowling ball off of Ann's big toe, she who put it there after reading an article about a man who bowls with his toes. Ann has two concurrent tasks in the lead up to the awards show, number one to get the ball off her toe - which doesn't seem to be happening with any ease, even after visiting every emergency service personnel she can think of - and number two to find another of her play colleagues to attend the awards show instead, at which she equally has little success. With the former,... Written by Huggo

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Plot Keywords:

toes | camera shot of feet | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1967 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daisy Productions 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

Teri Garr and Dabney Coleman would later appear in Tootsie. As in this episode, the two don't share any scenes together. See more »

Quotes

Donald Hollinger: That's impossible. No one can bowl 118 with their toe.
Ann Marie: Van Gogh painted with one ear. Well you know what I mean.
Donald Hollinger: Yes I do and it kinda scares me.
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Connections

Referenced in That Girl: The Collaborators (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

That Girl Theme Song
(uncredited)
Written by Sam Denoff and Earle Hagen
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