5x21 The Hustler
First Aired: Mar. 01, 1974 on ABC
Summary: When a mysterious pool table shows up at the house, nobody can figure out who it's from. Bobby starts getting good at it, becoming unbeatable.
Main Characters in this Episode
- Goof (revealing mistake): 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
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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.