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Recap / Bobs Burger S 4 E 8 Christmas In A Car

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"Silent Night
Holy... CRAP!"

Bob: That was intimidation!
Louise: By an adorable candy cane truck!

While hunting for a last-minute Christmas tree, the Belchers find themselves hunted by an angry driver in a candy-cane shaped truck. Meanwhile, Teddy falls into the kids' Santa trap.


  • Animation Bump: Teddy getting his hand caught in the wreath-shaped trap inside the refrigerator and struggling to get it out is animated much more fluidly, done in-house by Bernard Derriman.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Interruption: When Linda tries to pass the time singing Christmas carols, she sees the candy-cane truck has come back to look for them.
    Linda: Siiiiiilent niiight, hooooooly... (sees the truck) crap!
  • Expecting Someone Taller: When the driver (Gary) hops out for a rumble, he turns out to be quite short.
  • In the Style of...: The Dr. Demento-esque "Jingle In The Jungle." It's even a sound-alike of "Pico and Sepulveda," which Dr. Demento uses as his theme song.
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  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Linda and the kids manage to piss off an irate truck driver who begins stalking the family after they leave the tree lot.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Despite lacking in height, Gary packs quite a wallop.
  • Skewed Priorities: Teddy is more concerned with Bob opening his Christmas card than getting the fridge off of him.
  • The Talk: While the Belchers are hiding from the candy-cane truck, Louise picks a really bad time to ask where babies come from.
    Linda: (whispering) You all come from my vagina.
    Gene: (whispering) I knew it! You owe me $10, Tina.
  • Whole Plot Reference: The episode is a tamer, christmas-y version of the movie Duel, where a character is followed by a hidden, dangerous trucker.

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