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The restaurant faces a threat when food trucks become popular in the city. Bob decides to create their own food truck to compete against the others.

Tina creates a persona called "Dina", who is far more outgoing and pragmatic than her own self.

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  • Accidental Misnaming: One of the customers calls Tina "Dina". Tina then decides to adopt a new persona under the name Dina.
  • Call-Back: Gene refers to the events of "Sacred Cow" when Randy appears.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
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    • The grease storage tank Teddy rigged up on Bob's food truck comes in handy when Bob uses it as a make-shift Oil Slick to dodge the rowdy hippies.
    • Teddy's warning not to start the grill when the motor is running ends up leading to the demise of the food truck when Randy turns it on.
  • Dirty Coward: Randy tries to stand up for Bob, but when that doesn't work he tries to save himself by selling Bob out.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In-universe, a singer makes a song about oil, but Bob, Randy and Gene realize that it's about her vagina and that it's not very subtle.
  • Drunk on Milk: Linda claims to be "high on bennies" by the time they get to the food truck festival, but Bob points out the pills she's been taking are just "non-drowsy antihistamines".
  • Explosion Propulsion: The family is thrown out of the food truck when it explodes.
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  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: You can catch the references on the food truck by pausing or slowing down the video while watching the family walking around the festival.
  • Guile Hero: The kids lie their asses off to guarantee maximum sales. Tina goes around lying about the content of their burgers while Louise and Gene spread awful reviews of all other food trucks. Bob mentions that it's not a lie if they are lying to vegetarians.
  • Hipster: Basically all food truck costumers are this in some aspect, Randy seems to adopt their lifestyle to a certain degree.
  • Hope Spot:
    • The Belchers get their truck right-side up after it's overturned. Everyone cheers but Bob says, "No, no!" when he notices it's tipping precariously over a hill. Sure enough, the truck rolls down it.
    • The Belchers manage to escape the crazed festival attendees, but then Randy accidentally blows up the food truck. The Belchers not only lost the truck and the money, but everyone was forced to walk back home.
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  • Lost Food Grievance: While the restaurant is closed, Teddy becomes so desperate he tries to break in.
  • Manchild: Randy sometimes acts like a child.
  • Must Not Die a Virgin: Tina and Randy don't want to die as virgins, this gives Tina an idea, but Bob shuts that out as soon as she states it.
  • Sarcasm Mode: Subverted, when Bob and Randy fight, neither is being sarcastic they just got fired up, but Randy is legitimately suggesting Bob to get a food truck.
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  • Sure, Let's Go with That: When Tina is lying about the burger samples, she just goes with whatever the customers ask, like if they're made from grass-fed beef or go well with IPA.
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