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Ah, bowling! The sport of the common man. Generally when TV shows portray someone as an everyday working class hero, the writers make him a member of a bowling team. Could result in just references to a team, a singular bowling episode or a chance for a character to be Bested At Bowling. Trope name is a parody of Bowling for Dollars, a syndicated American Game Show format of The Seventies.

Can often produce drama via a 300 scoring 'perfect game'.

Sometimes, a Canadian series will have that country's distinctive five pin variant: five pins with rubber rings around the wide bottom and smaller balls with no finger holes. But neither Canada nor the United States will ever show any other type of bowling (sorry, candlepin and duckpin lovers).

The following shows have had episodes involving bowling:

Bottle EpisodeLive-Action TV TropesThe Boxing Episode
Bizarre and Improbable Golf GameSports Story TropesThe Boxing Episode

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