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Recap / Bobs Burger S 3 E 15 OT The Outside Toilet

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After failing a class project, Gene stumbles into the woods and finds a talking toilet. However, he's soon pursued by someone looking for it. Meanwhile, Bob finds a new confidence in a suit that he's borrowing from Mort.

  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Bob and Linda get so plastered that they actually forget to order dinner at the restaurant.
  • Decoy Getaway: The kids distract Max Flush by having Andy Pesto dress as Gene to serve as a decoy, tricking him into taking the ferry to Kingshead Island and buying them time to get the toilet to a place where they can recharge it.
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  • Egg Sitting: Gene's class gets assigned sacks of flour to care for. Gene doesn't do too well, to put it lightly.
  • Epic Fail: Gene didn't even have his flour sack baby for a full minute before he dropped it. He then proceeded to drop the replacement, and he tripped and destroyed the one he stole.
  • Eye Am Watching You: Max does the gesture to Gene, who thinks it means he wants to switch eyeballs with him.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • When Frond is handing out flour sack babies, the chalkboard behind him reads:
    DO: Hug, love, carry, read to, rock to sleep, care
    DON'T: Leave baby in rain, make into cake, wash, toss, shake, show them music videos, smoke, sit on, prank phone calls, re-sell, give to stranger, kabuki theater, take in hot tub
    • Colleen Caviello passes by outside Beville's at the start of Bob & Linda's date night.
  • Literal-Minded:
    • Teddy apparently thought that Bob's name is "Bob Burger."
    • The toilet, due to its UI.
      Gene: Activate wings!
      Toilet: Playing artist Wings.
  • Naked People Are Funny: The police officer at the end just happens to be the son of the dead guy whose suit Bob was wearing, and he insists on taking it back, leaving Bob in his underwear.
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  • Reality Ensues: Toilets really can't fly, Gene.
  • Shout-Out: Louise calls Bob Don Draper when he's wearing a suit. Also counts as an Actor Allusion to Jon Hamm, who voices the toilet.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Zeke mentions that his mother was pregnant with him during the prom.
  • Tempting Fate: Gene declares he'll always defend the toilet. A second later, the battery dies.
  • Whole Plot Reference: The episode is essentially E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial with a talking toilet.

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