The best bingo scenes in on-screen entertainment
Bingo is one of the world’s most popular past times so it’s no real surprise that the game sneaks itself into all manner of TV shows and movies.
It’s appeared in drama, sitcoms, Hollywood blockbusters, cropping up time and time again with online platforms such as Bet365 offering a range of markets and games to bet on like bingo.
According to a 2020 Business Research Company study, the global gambling market is about $564 billion and the market continues to grow at 5.9% per year. But what are the best TV shows & movies to bless its characters with a game of bingo?
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul has got better and better as the series develops and has been a must watch on Netflix since its premiere in 2015. The bingo scene is a creative way for Saul to generate some new clients, putting on a few games to entice some older people and then sell his insurance.
What ensues is a mini-breakdown for Saul, who is upset at the way his life and career are turning out. It marks a change in the character, transforming from down-and-out lawyer to the man we know and love from Breaking Bad.
The Simpsons is a worldwide institution and has covered all manner of subjects multiple times, including bingo!
As you might expect, the show plays upon bingo being an older person’s game and hilarity does ensue on the bingo & BBQ night. We have to say, there should be beer & BBQ nights heading into the mainstream.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Larry David has always brought awkward to the mainstream. He’s always hard done by, at least according to himself and when it comes to bingo that is no different.
Larry plays bingo with his father in a 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm episode and he certainly isn’t happy after having victory ripped away from him.
Believe us, it’s pretty, pretty good!
Hotel Transylvania is a Golden Globe nominee and one of the better films Adam Sandler has been involved in recent years.
The film, despite being based upon Dracula, does involve a game of bingo, proving that monsters as well as humans like the game. The film proved a huge hit and has spawned a number of sequels, the second of which came out last year.
Bad Grandpa has long been a pretty iconic character and he really came into his own in the bingo hall. Johnny Knoxville produced a hilarious scene in which character Irving Zisman really tested the patience of those players around him.
It was behaviour no bingo hall has ever seen before. Irving eventually decides to drink the bingo marker fluid. Certainly not a winner for him, but one for the viewer!