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Six Best Bingo Movie Scenes 

By Film Threat Staff | March 28, 2022

What is it about bingo that excites viewers and makes for great entertainment? The best bingo film scenes are one’s in which bingo has a significant role. Bingo is interesting to everyone, not only senior citizens. You will think about the next set of numbers called out at your favorite bingo hall at any time of the day. Bingo is not just a game for pensioners; it’s also a great way to pass the time and win money. We compile a list of the six best bingo game scenes in films over the years. 

Mama’s Family (1983) 

This is a TV show that aired from 1983 to 1990 and had 130 episodes. The main character is Thelma Harper (portrayed by Vicki Lawrence), and she lives with her sister Fran (portrayed by Rue McClanahan). In season one, episode two (Mama Cries Uncle), Mama wins $3 million in bingo same at an online bingo casino. However, to collect her money, she has to be able to speak English. However, that turns out to be more difficult than expected when she decides to adopt an orphan boy who only speaks the Spanish language. 

The Simpsons (1992) 

The Simpsons remain active on for so long now that it only seems natural for them to feature two scenes in our list. This time around, Lisa is at the Springfield Retirement Castle, where she meets Jasper. Afterwards, they become friends. Jasper invites Lisa to play bingo with him, and there are some hilarious moments in this scene. Moreover, Lisa gets excited about having a chance at winning the jackpot prize. She is especially thrilled when she gets four numbers in a row and has just one more in an exciting bingo game. 

Cocoon (1985) 

Here’s a classic! Cocoon is one of those films that seems to remain lingering around forever. Moreover, its release dates in 1985. The story follows three seniors who discover aliens in their retirement community. Despite the unusual plot, there is no denying the charm of this scene. It features some iconic actors, including Steve Guttenberg, Don Ameche and Wilford Brimley, who are simply enjoying themselves at a bingo game. In addition to being hilarious and adorable, this scene also highlights some great bingo tips. Notice how quickly they move from number to number? 

Grandma’s Boy (2006) 

A Comedy Central cult classic, Grandma’s Boy stars Allen Covert (who also wrote the script) as a 35-year-old video game developer who is kicked out of his house and forced to move in with his grandmother. Covert’s character finds himself sitting around at home one day when his grandma suggests they play bingo at the local community centre. He agrees, but only to get away from his annoying roommate. Little does he know that this will turn into a life-changing experience for him. He calls out every number, winning $18,000 in the process. 

Big Momma’s House 2 (2006) 

This film is full of laughs. Moreover, it also features an amazing bingo scene. When Big Momma decides to go undercover at a senior retirement home to find out what happened to one of the residents, she becomes part of their daily bingo games. She then proceeds to win every single game they play. The best part of the scene is when she decides to help one of her friends cheat by tossing a card with multiple bingo matches onto the table. She ends up cheating about winning while screaming ‘Bingo’ in the process. 

The Full Monty (1997) 

What Bingo film list would be complete without this one? In the 1997 smash hit, a group of unemployed steelworkers from Sheffield, England, decided to form a Chippendales-style dance revue. The main aim was to make quick cash. The Full Monty features some of the most memorable Bingo film scenes. One is when the men are in the middle of their raunchy routine, and they let it slip that they’re not going to be taking everything off after all. The women in the audience find themselves shouting out “Bingo” as they realize what’s going on. 

Who does not love a good bingo? Bingo is fairly simple but can add excitement and engage audiences. Many films have taken advantage of bingo scenes to keep their audience engaged with the film. Moreover, making it more interesting. It is a common distraction or cover-up tactic used in heist films. Here, characters are trying to keep the audience unstable by adding suspense to the plot. If you are a fan of bingo films, then one of these six will be at the top of your list—no harm in going through each again. 

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