The name of the bowling team that Archie Bunker wanted to join. When he had
the chance to get on the team, the team chose a black guy to avoid trouble
with discrimination. When Archie found out he didn't make the team, Moose
Hansen, the head Cannonballer said, "You have to admit, Archie. He really
looks good in yellow." The back of the team's yellow shirts sported an image of a cannon shooting down pins.
All in the Family
Water Buffalo Lodge Bowling Team
The Water Buffalo Lodge Bowling Team. Members include
Fred Flintstone and
his friend Barney Rubbles. Fred is called "Twinkle Toes." Fred's rival is
Blowhard Sandstone, the house champion whom Fred finally beats. with the
help of Barney (who was invisible)
The Brooklyn fraternal organization the Water Buffalo Lodge had a bowling
team named "The Hurricanes." Its members included bus driver Ralph Kramden
and sewer worker Ed Norton. On the first episode, Ralph gets his thumb stuck in his bowling.
Ralph's justification for bowling was "exercise is good for me to keep my
weight down." But, Ralph's wife, Alice believes "You don't need anything to
keep your weight down. You need something to hold it up."
Laverne DeFazio and her friend/roommate work at Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee.
Their company holds an annual bowling tournament (first mentioned on Episode
#3 "Bowling for Razzberries") Laverne's team members included Shirley, Tina
and Mildred. Shirley takes nine "lucky" steps before letting go of her ball. The name of Laverne's bowling rival is Karen Klochton who plays
for the "Hot Shotz". Laverne DeFazio's father owns the
Pizza Bowl, a pizza
parlor with a bowling alley.
Laverne & Shirley
Al Bundy, a henpecked husband with two children and a dog works for
Gary's Shoes in a Chicago mall. The company bowling team is called "Gary's
Angels." Members include his coworker Griff, Al's next-door neighbor;
Jefferson; Al's friend Bob; and Bud Bundy, Al's son. Al once enlisted
the aid of his neighbor Steve Rhoades to play on the team under the guise of
Al's cousin Steve Bundy. When the annual
championships approach Al says, "In ten days we bowl for the championship
which means we start intense training Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Beer are in,
protect your bowling arm at all times Sex before the match is out ... Unless
of course you can keep it secret from the wives." Al wears "Lucky"
bowling socks" and believes that A. Earl Anthony 5000 are the best bowling
shoe brand. One rival team was "A.J.'s Casketeria" (members Milt,
Marv, Mort, Mel). Jim's Bowling Alley was Al's favorite bowling alley. He
and his friends used to bowl there on Thursday until that day became
"Women's Day." This indignity fueled Al and friends to form NO MA'AM, a
women haters group.
Married with Children
Homer Simpson lives in Springfield, USA and bowls on his company bowling
team called "Pin
Pals." Their rival teams included the DMV Regulation
Kings (members included Homer's sister-in-laws Patty and Selma); the
Springfield Police Farmers (members included Police Chief Wiggum and Lou,
Eddie and Snake); and The Holy Rollers (members includes the Lovejoys and