The Casino Trip
The Casino Trip
Season 1, Episode 12


Ken Whittingham
Date Aired: January 18, 2012
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"The Casino Trip" is the twelfth episode of season one, it aired on January 18, 2012.


In typical Chatswin fashion, everyone in town is attending a stupid fundraiser for another stupid charity. The only reason the men even attend is to participate in the raffle, which is an all-expenses paid trip to Atlantic City. While Noah is feeling luckily, he doesn't win... but George does! George is way overdue for a guys night out, so he invites Noah to go with him. And Fred. And those two closeted gay neighbors. George begrudgingly leaves Tessa alone at home, Fred lies to Sheila about visiting his dying aunt and all five guys hit the streets of New Jersey. During a champagne toast in their penthouse suite, Fred goes into panic mode. Apparently he has a serious gambling problem that he didn't mention on the way over. How convenient. It's also worth mentioning that Fred is wearing a Hawaiian T-shirt and sandals over his socks. No significance... just a nice visual.

Anyway, while George tries to keep Fred away from the slots, he runs into Dallas's husband who is dining with another woman. That's funny, Dallas just told George her husband is in Singapore... hmmm... oh, and then Fred bets 14k on a horse race and wins but tries to hang himself because Sheila will be able to sense he was gambling and she will murder him. Yeah, that was a lot of information for one sentence. Back in Chatswin, Tessa is busy trying to figure out how to seduce Scott Strauss when he comes over for some alone time. Lisa uses this opportunity to lend Tessa her very own love box, equipped with mix CDs, condoms and chocolate sauce. Unfortunately, the box doesn't get any use because Scott has no intention of "going tribal" on her. All he wants to do is hang out fully clothed. He even leaves early, explaining he has to take it slow with her because he's seen horrible things... like vaginal birth. Ew. Looks like they will be taking this relationship very, very slowly. After a rough night for both members of the Altman family, George returns home to Tessa's big hug. She's so excited to see him, she even calls him "Dad." It's a cute reunion until George discovers Lisa's love box in Tessa's room. Uh-oh. Finding a box of condoms is exactly what made George move out of the city in the first place! We'll have to wait until next week for George to confront Tessa, but we're willing to bet that George won't make Tessa move again. After all, where could they move that would possibly be any better than Suburgatory?



  • The B-52's, Rock Lobster - Fred, Sheila, and the gang at the chiropractor convention dance to it.
  • Cypress Hill, Insane in the Brain - 1st Use: Fred says the lyrics. 2nd Use: Noah, George, and Fred walk down the hall like a bunch of badasses.

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Season 1 Pilot · The Barbecue · The Chatterer · Don't Call Me Shirley · Halloween · Charity Case · Sweet Sixteen · Thanksgiving · The Nutcracker · Driving Miss Dalia · Out in the Burbs · The Casino Trip · Sex and the Suburbs · The Body · Fire with Fire · Poetic Injustice · Independence Day · Down Time · Entering Eden · Hear No Evil · The Great Compromise · The Motherload
Season 2 Homecoming · The Witch of East Chatswin · Ryan's Song · Foam Finger · The Wishbone · Friendship Fish · Krampus · Black Thai · Junior Secretary's Day · Chinese Chicken · Yakult Leader · Body Talk · Blowtox and Burlap · T-Ball & Sympathy · Leaving Chatswin · How to Be a Baby · Eat, Pray, Eat · Brown Trembler · Decemberfold · Go, Gamblers! · Apocalypse Meow · Stray Dogs
Season 3 No Me Gusta, Mami · Victor Ha · Open Door Policy · The Birds and the Biederman · Blame It on the Rainstick · About a Boy-Yoi-Yoing · I'm Just Not That Into Me · Catch and Release · The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth · No, You Can't Sit with Us · Dalia Nicole Smith · Les Lucioles · Stiiiiiiill Horny
See also: Episode Guide