The BEST episodes of How We Roll

Every episode of How We Roll ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of How We Roll!

Based on professional bowler Tom Smallwood’s life, a stoic Midwest husband and dad who gets laid off from a car assembly line and makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by following his dream of becoming a professional bowler. As a skilled player, Tom knows that in bowling you get two chances; no matter what you do with the first ball, you get another one to make it right—the ultimate second chance. Keeping that in mind, Tom begins his new career with the loving okay from his wife, Jen the unfaltering support of Archie, his mentor and the proud owner of Archie’s Lanes: Home of the Curly Fry, the cautious backing of his protective mom, Helen, and the encouragement of his son, Sam. It remains to be seen if Tom will strike it big on the Pro Bowler circuit, but right now, the pins are set, he’s taking his second shot and it’s 300 or bust!

Last Updated: 2/6/2024Network: CBSStatus: Ended
The First Tournament
42 votes

#1 - The First Tournament

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/21/2022

When Tom travels out of town for his first bowling tournament, he has the rough realization that his bowling idols are now his rivals. Also, Helen comes to help Jen at home and work while Tom's away, but she gets into an argument with Jen's boss, putting her daughter-in-law's job in jeopardy.

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The Big One
34 votes

#2 - The Big One

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/19/2022

When Tom’s mentor and coach, Archie, suffers a heart attack just days before the World Series of Bowling, Tom struggles with whether to stay with him in the hospital or leave to compete in the biggest tournament of his career.

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The Date
35 votes

#3 - The Date

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/28/2022

When Pete's mother, Helen, agrees to a date with Archie - 10 years after he initially asked her out - Pete and his wife, Jen, reluctantly attend a very awkward double date with them to help ease Helen's nerves.

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The Power of Positive Thinking
41 votes

#4 - The Power of Positive Thinking

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/5/2022

Tom asks Archie to listen to a podcast about the power of positivity in the hope that he’ll adopt a more constructive, less critical coaching style.

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The Laundry Basket
40 votes

#5 - The Laundry Basket

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/28/2022

Tom worries about his mom's safety after she gets stuck in a laundry basket.

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33 votes

#6 - The PTQ

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/19/2022

As Tom and Archie prepare for the pre-tournament qualifier, they lay out strict rules for Tom's family to follow to ensure Tom keeps his head in the game.

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The Big Secret
38 votes

#7 - The Big Secret

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/12/2022

Helen unexpectedly ghosts Archie, and Tom discovers that Archie's been keeping a huge secret.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
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The Hustle
57 votes

#8 - The Hustle

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/14/2022

Looking for ways to make extra cash, Tom considers selling his prized baseball card collection so he can treat Jen, who’s been working extra hours at the salon.

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The Sponsor
67 votes

#9 - The Sponsor

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/7/2022

Tom must choose between loyalty to his mentor, Archie, and money when his first TV interview leads to a new sponsorship deal, but he can only feature one logo on his bowling shirt: Archie Lanes, Home of the Curly Fry, or Powell Mortuary. Also, Jen's boss stifles her creativity at the salon.

Directors: Betsy Thomas
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The Houseguest
35 votes

#10 - The Houseguest

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/12/2022

When Tom’s bowling idol, Rick Rholla, falls on hard times, Tom invites him to stay at his home until he’s back on his feet. However, Tom and his family quickly learn that Rick is the worst houseguest to have around.

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80 votes

#11 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/31/2022

Tom Smallwood, gets laid off from his factory job and makes the decision to follow his dream of becoming a professional bowler.

Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writer: Mark Gross
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