Playing TV Bingo With Simon & Simon
Today, we play TV Bingo with Simon & Simon!
You know the concept, I use a TV Bingo card (one for dramas and one for sitcoms) and I’ll go through the episodes in order and see how quickly I hit a bingo. In case you don’t know how bingo works, the idea is that you mark off a box (in traditional bingo, someone will draw ping pong balls with numbers and letters on them like a lottery machine) and when you check off five boxes in a row (whether left to right, up and down or diagonal) then that counts as a “bingo.” Here, we’ll be going episode-by-episode and seeing whether they match any of the boxes on our bingo card. When we hit five in a row, that’s a “bingo”!
The first show we’re doing this with is Simon & Simon, the 1980s TV drama about mismatched brother private detectives, Rick and AJ Simon.
The opening episode of Season 2, “Emeralds Are Not a Girl’s Best Friend: Part 2,” is a crossover with Magnum P.I
The third episode of Season 2, “Guessing Game,” involves a psychic.
The seventh episode of Season 2, “Sometimes Dreams Come True,” involves a character having lucid dreams.
The two-hour episode of Season 2, “Pirate’s Key,” involves a flashback to an adventure of the Simons.
The opening episode of Season 3, “Grand Illusion,” involves a magician/illusionist.
Season 3’s “Bloodlines” involves a horse farm (and Rick riding a horse in a pivotal moment).
The opening episode of Season 4, “C’est Simon,” sees their mother kidnapped and held hostage.
Season 4’s “Revolution #9 1/2” has the Simons’ wacky uncle visit.
In Season 5’s “Family Forecast,” the Simons go on a Family Feud-like game show.
Season 5’s “The Third Eye,” has a plot involving Downtown Brown taking down some bad guys at a circus.
Season 8’s “”Simon & Simon, Jr.” reveals a hidden son of Rick.
Huh, I really don’t think the show completed a Bingo. Wow, that’s kind of fascinating. I actually sort of like that, as it means that this might be a real challenge and not just a foregone conclusion in the future!
I’ll do a sitcom one later today! Maybe I’ll make it a Tuesday thing going forward, Tuesday TV Bingo, one Drama and one Sitcom!
Feel free to suggest other shows you’d like to see us play TV Bingo with by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2 thoughts on “Playing TV Bingo With Simon & Simon”
I’ve worked out a Bingo for Hill Street Blues, right across the middle row, and 14 of the 25 spots. I’ll send you an email.
Even using the revamped drama bingo card, no bingo for Simon & Simon!