Episode #45 - Season 3, Episode 1
First Aired: September 20, 1984
The Keatons are going to Atlantic City so that Elyse can give a speech at an architects' convention. And though they're not there to gamble, Alex has a sure-fire method to win at Blackjack. Alex convinces them to learn his system, and Elyse has a big win ($1263). She returns to the tables and becomes obsessed to the point of skipping her conference (She had Mallory give her speech). She ends up winning big money but feeling very empty with her life.
- Jennifer is dealing Blackjack (the game of the episode) and says (giving a card to Mallory), "One for the little lady", (and to Alex), "One for the little man."
- Steven and Elyse enter the kitchen singing "On the Boardwalk" (composed by Josef Myrow), and the violins play it later in the hotel room.
- At the hotel they go for the unavoidable "Under the Boardwalk" (made popular by The Drifters) - though they sing "Down on the Boardwalk".