References to the Contract Bridge Card Game
in Books and Movies (ok, Literature and Cinema)
“Maybe it was the rain, for out of nowhere came memory of walking across the University of Washington campus with Sarah, arm in arm to keep both of us under the same umbrella, on our way to play bridge in the Student Union cafeteria and drink its terrible coffee.”
Sue Henry, The Serpents Trail, Chapter Twenty-one, ONYX, New York, NY 2005
“We played bridge the other night...”
Adventures in Babysitting. Hint: 1st 10 minutes of the film.
"The Joke's Not Funny and the Bid's Not Sufficient"
The Simpsons, Episode #KABFO1 2007 (Sideshow Bob's Brother played by
David Hyde Pierce)
"During my off-watch observation of this case, over a period of the last serveral days, I have suspected an increasing lack of attention. For example, while playing contract bridge, he now occasionally asks for a review of the bidding, which is contrary to his former behavior pattern."
Expanded Universe, Robert A. Heinlein, short story "Blowups Happen" 1940, 1980, Ace Science Fiction Book, Berkley Publishing Group, New York, NY
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Fun Contract Bridge Facts
There are 52 cards in a bridge deck.
From these, a total of 635,013,559,600 bridge hands can be dealt.
Contract Bridge Humor (Jokes)
A bridge teacher explaining duplicate bridge protocol tells this lady to make her opening lead face down. She promptly puts her head on the table and leads a card face up.
Learning she was going to have twins, the bridge playing wife said: ‘That’s just like my husband - doubling me when I’m vulnerable!’
Two old ladies have played bridge together for years, many decades. Naturally they have gotten to know each other pretty well. One day, during a game, one lady suddenly looks up at the other and days, ‘Now, dear, I know we’ve known each other for many years, and please don’t be angry or upset by this, but could you please tell me your name? I’m trying to remember, but I just can’t bring it to mind.’ The other lady glares at her for a full three minutes, and then replies, ‘How soon do you need to know?’
A new bridge teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, ‘Everyone who thinks you’re stupid, stand up!’ After a few seconds, one gentleman in the class stood up. The teacher said ‘Do you think you’re stupid, sir?’
‘No, ma’am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!’
People with small minds talk about other people.
People with ordinary minds talk about events.
People with great minds talk about ideas.
People with warped minds talk about bridge hands.
Do you know what the difference is between a mad
psycho serial-killer and a bridge partner?
You can reason with the serial killer.
(My favorite... and my partners')
We had a partnership misunderstanding.
My partner assumed I knew what I was doing.
bumbling bridge player explained to his friend how he planned to
improve his game: "Every night when I go to bed I think
about the mistakes I made that day at the bridge table."
Contract Bridge Stories
In a Swiss Team of Four event the team met to compare scores and on Board 4 the person reading said “Zero.”
“Zero?” responded a player from the other partnership. “What happened?”
“We passed out the board.”
“Oh...how did the bidding go?”
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