Mrs. Wentz wins an audition to sing the national anthem at a Denver Nuggets basketball game, but Teddy is forced to take her place when her pal gets stage fright at the last minute. Meanwhile, the Duncans bowl in a tournament with a rival family, and Amy joins a social network.

Episode Summary

Teddy enters a singing competition to win a car and she has to sing Amazing Grace. Mrs Wentz loves the song and offers to sing, as Teddy only wanted the car. She wins and Ivy warns Teddy that with her mother, something always goes wrong. She and Mr Wentz call it the"Blip". Teddy tells Mrs Wentz she's performing on the Jumbo-Tron in front of millions of people. Mrs Wentz has stage fright and locks herself in a closet. Teddy ends up performing, but with Mrs Wentz singing on another microphone.Meanwhile, except Teddy, all the Duncans are going face-to-face with the Gorans, a family bowling rival of the Duncans. They go to the bowling alley and Gabe is obsessed with a mystery box in the claw machine. They are close to winning, but Gabe has to bowl and gets his arm stuck in the machine. They had to forfeit, unless another Duncan bowled. Bob made Charlie bowl and they won.Amy wants to be PJ's buddy on BuddyPage, but he turns her down. Gabe is PJ's buddy, so if Amy became his buddy, she could look at PJ's page. At the bowling alley, Gabe reveals to PJ that Amy has been snooping on his page in return for tokens. He puts on his page that he was throwing a party for Amy to trick her.

End Credits

Gabe finally gets the mystery box and it is only a whistle. He gives it to PJ and a genie appears. PJ has one minute to make his wishes. He accidentally wishes he had more time, wishes he hadn't wished for more time and when Gabe starts annoying him as he was thinking about his last wish, he wishes Gabe would leave him alone. The genie disappears.


The image gallery for Alley Oops.

Running Gags

Good Luck, Charlie

Charlie: (horn honks) .
Teddy: Good luck, Charlie.

Charlie's Lines

Amy: Charlie if I was on Buddy Page you'd be my buddy wouldn't you?
Charlie: No momma.

Memorable Quotes

PJ: Is there anything you'd like to say to me?
Amy: I hate the internet!
Teddy: Mary-Lou Wentz, I am through with this. YOU COME OUT OF THAT CLOSET AND GET YOUR BUTT IN THE CAR NOW!
Mary-Lou: (in closet, laughing) Teddy, that's funny! Do it again!
Example: One lined memorable quotes also use the dialogue template.

Background Information

Production Information


  • When Gabe tells Bob, "Thanks to you, I got another rabbit." Instead of a rabbit, however, he pulls out a sheep.
  • Mary-Lou Wentz says she will wear an American flag dress and red, white and blue hat to sing the national anthem at the game. However, she comes out wearing a red top, blue cardigan and black trousers. However, she may have changed her mind.


  • The title for the episode might be a reference to the comic.
  • This episode is a parody of the Wonder Years episode "Take Kevin & Winnie to a Bowling!"
  • Buddypage is a parody of Facebook


Guest Stars

  • Paul Rae as Mike


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