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Recap / Bobs Burger S 2 E 7 Moody Foodie

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The restaurant receives a vicious review that might put them out of business of a rigorous and unforgiving critic using the name Moody Foodie.

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  • Casting Gag: Patton Oswalt plays a difficult to please food critic. He is well known for his role in Ratatouille which also contains a difficult to please food critic. Though in a role reversal, here Oswalt is the critic not the chef.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Gene about the redo idea.
    Tina: "[...] to get out of a math test, she forced herself to get a period, that's how she got a redo."
    Bob: "A redo? That's genius!"
    Gene: "Yeah, lets get our periods."
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  • Comically Small Bribe: The mailman accepts 48 dollars and a DVD of Tin Cup to keep quiet about the kidnapping.
  • Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch: Bob thinks Tin Cup is a bad movie, but reveals he's never actually seen it.
  • Gasshole: Linda burps in the Moody Foodie's face after drinking a beer.
  • Go Ye Heroes, Go and Die: Linda attempts to make a pep talk, but it is awful as Bob lampshades.
  • Hidden Depths: Bob hates signing birthday cards.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Bob turns out to have never seen the movie Tin Cup due to reading a bad review of it, which his kids can't help but point out.
  • Jerkass: The Moody Foodie is a huge one, he actually delights in seeing people get screwed over his bad reviews. Even tied down to a chair, he still takes his time to piss everybody off.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As Bob points out, some of the Moody Foodie's criticisms are valid. For instance, Tran reuses days-old noodles.
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  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: As soon as Linda and the other owners see that Bob has kidnapped the Moody Foodie, they all join together to force feed him their food, even going as far as one of them threatening to kill him.
  • Karma Houdini: After the hostage situation, Bob receives no comeuppance, due to the Moody Foodie loved the burger he left behind, keeping quiet to the police about their actions.
  • Master of Disguise: The Moody Foodie, who disguises himself as various people when entering restaurants to not be identified, and the only hint is his blue handkerchief he always uses.
  • Never My Fault: While his reviews did play a factor in their decrease businesses, the other restaurant owners don't take into consideration why the Moody Foodie didn't like their food, namely using older ingredients, reusing uneaten food and misrepresenting proteins. In fact, it's shown at that unlike Bob, who is making a new burger with fresh ingredients to avoid repeating mistakes, Reggie and Tran are still making their food the same way.
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  • Nightmare Sequence: Played with. Bob has a dream about working on an office job and it seems relatively nice, but to him, the idea is terrifying and he wakes up screaming.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: Played with. A bad review of the Moody Foodie can close a restaurant, but ultimately, Bob finds a way around it by giving discounts to people who bring those reviews.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Bob is angry and explosive around everybody due to the bad review.
  • Pun: After his taser fails to stun Bob, the Moody Foodie says he's going to write a bad review about it. "I am...not shocked."
  • Sarcasm Mode: The Moody Foodie says he’s going to write positive reviews and add smiley faces to all of them.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Bob's burger of the day is "If Looks Could Kale", possibly a reference to Heart's song "If Looks Could Kill"
    • Another burger refers to Cindy Lauper's "Girl Just Wanna Have Fun".
    • The movie Tin Cup is somewhat important in the later part of the episode.
    • When Reggie gives the food critic a wet willie, it's executed in the same manner as the ear cutting scene in Reservoir Dogs, complete with "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Steelers' Wheel playing.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Not due to the nature of the show, but the Moody Foodie isn't the smartest one, making fun of his kidnappers that are clearly unstable at this point is not the greatest idea. In other shows and likely in real life, he would likely be killed.
  • With Catlike Tread: When the Belcher Kids follow Bob as he leaves for the Moody Foodie's house, they loudly stage-whisper "STALKING DAD! QUIETLY! STALKING DAD! QUIETLY!"
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