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Recap / Bobs Burger S 1 E 12 Lobsterfest

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When the city's annual Lobster Festival gets cancelled due to a storm, Bob takes advantage of it in order to create his own festival out of spite to Lobsterfest.

Meanwhile, the kids attempt to taste lobster against their father's wishes.


  • Bait-and-Switch: Gretchen mentions there was a groping accident in her last job, but as it turns out she was the groper.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: When Gene sees Tina's list of possible mates after the apocalypse.
    Gene: "Gay, gay, mythical creature, gay mythical creature."
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  • Comically Missing the Point: Linda has never realized Bob was allergic to lobsters. Bob reminds her of their first date, where Linda assumed him turning red and acting as though he can't breathe was because he was incredibly shy.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • Louise treats Lobsterfest as a religious fest, and uses a similar excuse to try to get out of a class about Lobsterfest.
    Louise: "My family doesn't observe Lobsterfest."
    • The act of eating lobster is pretty much compared to having sex by the kids. They all mention wanting their first time to be special, and Tina even wants it to be only at her wedding.
    • Gretchen refers to the size of Hugo's badge as if she is talking about something else. She mentions that a small badge is not trouble, but that Hugo didn't know how to use it.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first speaking part for Ms. LaBonz, who lacks the smoking induced raspy voice she would later use.
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  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: In-universe, Louise's teacher says that since everyone is participating in Lobsterfest, she should too.
  • Forbidden Fruit: Louise talks of lobster as this. The fact that Bob doesn't let them anywhere near lobsters and Lobsterfest makes them curious about tasting it.
  • Improvised Weapon: Louise's fantasy about eating lobster for the first time involves her being a death-row inmate having it as her last meal. She chose it specifically so she could use the claws to attack the guards and escape.
  • The One That Got Away: How Louise refers to the lobster they decide not to cook, but ultimately subverted when they drop it in the boiling water and eat it anyway.
  • Plot Allergy: Turns out Bob's animosity towards Lobsterfest is because he's allergic to lobster. It also turns out Gene inherited his allergy, as he swells up after eating it.
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  • Romantic Wingman: Bob plays this to Hugo, and even got a song dedicated to him sung by Ron.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: The entire city, who refuse to help Bob even though they destroyed his restaurant. Linda calls them out on this when they threaten to lynch Bob for (accidentally) contaminating their supply of butter.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: When Bob wakes up from a night of drunken partying, he initially thinks the damage to the restaurant caused by the party-goers was caused by the storm.

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