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->''"Your children's essays were a little 'creative'. Too creative."''
-->'''--Mr. Frond'''


** Louise reads the [[{{Dystopia}} distopian sci-fi]] ''Literature/Fahrenheit451'', something that fits her tastes.

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** Louise reads the [[{{Dystopia}} distopian dystopian sci-fi]] ''Literature/Fahrenheit451'', something that fits her tastes.


* DidNotThinkThisThrough: In Louise's story, Darryl travels back in time to warn her about the robot Frond sent to kill her to stop the "Brownie Chair Surprise" from happening. Louise immediately asks Darryl if he wanted to help her, why didn't he bring anything back with him that could actually ''stop'' the robot? Instead of admitting she has a point, Darryl simply views her as an UngratefulBastard.

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: DidntThinkThisThrough: In Louise's story, Darryl travels back in time to warn her about the robot Frond sent to kill her to stop the "Brownie Chair Surprise" from happening. Louise immediately asks Darryl if he wanted to help her, why didn't he bring anything back with him that could actually ''stop'' the robot? Instead of admitting she has a point, Darryl simply views her as an UngratefulBastard.


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* ItsAllAboutMe: The real reason Mr.Frond took the Belcher kids' stories wasn't because they were "too creative" or offensive (though Tina's sexual obsession with zombies and butts may be the exception). It's because all three make him a villain and he breaks into tears realizing they don't like him.

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: In Louise's story, Darryl travels back in time to warn her about the robot Frond sent to kill her to stop the "Brownie Chair Surprise" from happening. Louise immediately asks Darryl if he wanted to help her, why didn't he bring anything back with him that could actually ''stop'' the robot? Instead of admitting she has a point, Darryl simply views her as an UngratefulBastard.


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* TakeThat: There's a small one to ''Film/TheTerminator'' in Louise's story, who lampshades Future Darryl traveling to the past for no reason than to drop exposition instead of bringing something capable of stopping the robot version of Frond as completely stupid and the total opposite of helping.


* WhatHappenedToMouse: In the end of Louise's story when the kids are hiding in Mexico Future Darryl is nowhere to be found.

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* WhatHappenedToMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the end of Louise's story when the kids are hiding in Mexico Future Darryl is nowhere to be found.

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* WhatHappenedToMouse: In the end of Louise's story when the kids are hiding in Mexico Future Darryl is nowhere to be found.


** The opening has a the store sign beside Bob's Burger as "North By North Vest", a reference to ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''. The pest control truck is "Termi-mare on Elm Street", referring to ''Film/NightmareOnElmStreet''.

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** The opening has a the store sign beside Bob's Burger as "North By North Vest", a reference to ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''. The pest control truck is "Termi-mare on Elm Street", referring to ''Film/NightmareOnElmStreet''.''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet''.

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* FridgeBrilliance: When the kids are hiding themselves with books, each book actually matches the personality of the characters.
** Tina reads a parody of ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret'', a book in which one of the main themes is puberty and growing up.
** Louise reads the [[{{Dystopia}} distopian sci-fi]] ''Literature/Fahrenheit451'', something that fits her tastes.
** Gene reads ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'', a book often read by young boys.


Bob and Linda ask Mr.Frond why the works of their children isn't in the essay exposition of the school. Mr.Frond them shows the stories the kids created, which were accused of being "too creative".

Louise writes a version of ''The Terminator'' in which Mr.Frond sends a robot from the future after her fr pranking him.

Gene writes a story about the kids taking back his keyboard from Mr.Frond in a 80's musical school.

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Bob and Linda ask Mr. Frond why the works of their children isn't in the essay exposition of the school. Mr. Frond them shows the stories the kids created, which were accused of being "too creative".

Louise writes a version of ''The Terminator'' in which Mr. Frond sends a robot from the future after her fr for pranking him.

Gene writes a story about the kids taking back his keyboard from Mr. Frond in a 80's musical school.



* DesignatedVillain: Mr.Frond is this in all the stories, that's the real reason why he took the stories out of the exposition.

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* DesignatedVillain: Mr. Frond is this in all the stories, that's the real reason why he took the stories out of the exposition.



* WholePlotReference: The entirety of Louise's story is based on ''Film/TheTerminator''

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The entirety of Louise's story is based on ''Film/TheTerminator''''Film/TheTerminator''.
** Gene's story is one to ''Film/RockAndRollHighSchool''.

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Bob and Linda ask Mr.Frond why the works of their children isn't in the essay exposition of the school. Mr.Frond them shows the stories the kids created, which were accused of being "too creative".

Louise writes a version of ''The Terminator'' in which Mr.Frond sends a robot from the future after her fr pranking him.

Gene writes a story about the kids taking back his keyboard from Mr.Frond in a 80's musical school.

Tina writes about a zombie outbreak in the school when the basketball team takes contaminated vaccines.

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* CallBack: Tina's erotic friendfiction from [[Recap/BobsBurgerS2E8BadTina "Bad Tina"]] is brought back.
* DesignatedVillain: Mr.Frond is this in all the stories, that's the real reason why he took the stories out of the exposition.
* DirtyCoward: Mr. Frond is one in Tina's story, willing to let the kids be killed in order to save himself.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Louise's story started because of her "brownie chair surprise". In the end of the episode, the prank really works.
* {{Gasshole}}: Gene has dedicated an entire song to farts.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Gene gets the power to destroy a lock with only his voice in his story.
* NightmareFetishist: Tina, who strikes up a relationship with 16 zombies in the end of her story.
* {{Polyamory}}: Tina's story ends with her starting a relationship with all 16 zombies.
* ShoutOut:
** The opening has a the store sign beside Bob's Burger as "North By North Vest", a reference to ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''. The pest control truck is "Termi-mare on Elm Street", referring to ''Film/NightmareOnElmStreet''.
** During her story, Tina is wearing sheriff clothes similar to the main character of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' wears on the start of the show.
** During their story, Tina, Louise and Gene hide themselves by pretending to be reading books, all of which are shout outs to books.
*** [[Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret "Are You There God? It's Me, Fart"]]
*** [[Literature/Fahrenheit451 "Fahrenheit Fart 51"]]
*** [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn The Adventures of Huckleberry Fart]] by [[Creator/MarkTwain Fart Twain]]
* SpiderSense: Louise gets a feeling that her "brownie chair surprise" worked.
* {{Squick}}: In-universe, Bob is clearly disgusted by Tina's relationship with the zombies.
* WholePlotReference: The entirety of Louise's story is based on ''Film/TheTerminator''

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