"Dribbling Tiger, Bounce Pass Dragon"
Season 1
Episode 12
Total Episode Count 12
Episode Guide
"Very Superstitious"
"So Chineez"

Dribbling Tiger, Bounce Pass Dragon is the twelfth episode of season one of Fresh off the boat.


Louis teaches Eddie about playing basketball, revealing a surprising backstory, that he used to do that when he was younger. However, Eddie and his team are lazily just relying on their best player Dmitri, a very athletic and tall 11-year old who somewhat looks and sounds much older, to lead them to victory, which Louis opposes wanting the boys to learn about teamwork and effort. Later on, it is proven that Louis is right that the boys can't always just rely on the best player, which just so happens when Louis knocks Dmitri out and injures both his arms.

In the subplot with much less screen time, Jessica takes control of Evan and Emery's school play "The Sunflower Gang Goes to Yumland" and gives the whole thing a rewrite to denounce acting and instead encourage different careers for financial success. However, at the end of the episode, Jessica's rewrites were discarded and the play with Evan and Emery is nothing more than kids in costumes of animals, rainbows, the moon and flowers being all happy and making happy random sounds with no plot, no sufficient dialogue or any comprehensible element whatsoever.


  • The title of this episode is a reference to the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which actually came out in 2000 (making it an unlikely reference in 1995).
  • The main plot of the episode involving Louis and Eddie's conflicting views on the basketball team where the team completely relies on their best player resembles the real life situation that audiences and game goers claim the LA Lakers rely completely on Kobe Bryant to lead them to victory.
  • The family was watching All-American Girl and then Emery sarcastically said to Jessica "So, there are no Asians on TV huh?" This may have been a reference to the comments by Louis's actor, Randall Park about there being no Asians on TV.
  • Principal Thomas is shown to be extremely tolerant and very acceptant of the ethnicities of others in this episode, contradicting with her obliviously stereotyping the Asian culture in Home Sweet Home-School.


Fresh off the Boat — Season One
Pilot Home Sweet Home-School The Shunning Success Perm
Episode 1
Episode 2
"Home Sweet Home-School"
Episode 3
"The Shunning"
Episode 4
"Success Perm"
Persistent Romeo Fajita Man Showdown at the Golden Corrall Phillip Goldstein
Episode 5
"Persistent Romeo"
Episode 6
"Fajita Man"
Episode 7
"Showdown at the Golden Saddle"
Episode 8
"Phillip Goldstein"
License to Sell Blind Spot Very Superstitious DTBPD1
Episode 9
"License to Sell"
Episode 10
"Blind Spot"
Episode 11
"Very Superstitious"
Episode 12
"Dribbling Tiger, Bounce Pass Dragon"
So Chineez
Episode 13
So Chineez
Fresh off the Boat — Season Two
Family Business Trip Boy 2 Man Shaquille O Neal Motors The Fall ball Dance
Episode 1
"Family Business Trip"
Episode 2
"Boy II Man"
Episode 3
"Shaquille O'Neal Motors"
Episode 4
"The Fall Ball"
Miracle on dead stret Fresh-off-the-boat The Big 1-2 Huangsgiving
Episode 5
"Miracle on Dead Street"
Episode 6
"Good Morning Orlando"
Episode 7
"The Big 1-2"
Episode 8
We Done Son The Real Samta YOTR Image
Episode 9
"We Done Son"
Episode 10
"The Real Santa"
Episode 11
"Year of the Rat"
Episode 12
"Love and Loopholes"
Phil's Phalves MCF Keep 'Em Separated Tight Two
Episode 13
"Phil's Phaves"
Episode 14
"Michael Chang Fever"
Episode 15
"Keep 'Em Separated"
Epsiode 16
"Tight Two"
Doing it Right Week in Review Jessica Place My Name is
Episode 17
"Doing it Right"
Epsiode 18
"Week in Review"
Epsiode 19
"Jessica Place"
Epsiode 20
"Hi, My Name Is ..."
Rent Day Gotta Be Me The Manchurian Dinner Date Bring the Pain
Episode 21
"Rent Day"
Epsiode 22
"Gotta Be Me"
Episode 23
"The Manchurian Dinner Date"
Epsidoe 24
"Bring the Pain"
Fresh off the Boat — Season Three

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