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A new Thanksgiving run, organized by the Fischoeders, turns into a disaster as hundreds of crazed birds are let loose in Wonder Wharf, trapping Linda, Teddy, and the kids.


  • Adam and Eve Plot: After the turkeys break out, Teddy tells Linda that they don't need to repopulate the Earth yet, but they might need to soon.
  • Berserk Button: Bob was absolutely livid when Linda and the kids said they wanted to do the Thanksgiving run instead of having a traditional dinner like he enjoys preparing. He even started crying.
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  • Big Damn Heroes: Rudy takes Linda's last water bottle and throws it to shut down the tea cup ride.
  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Combined with Rule of Three
    Gene: Okay, don't start a brothel while we're gone. Just kidding, you can!
    Tina: And no making a fort out of the couch cushions. Just kidding, you can.
    Louise: But don't turn that fort into a brothel. Just kidding, you can.
    Bob: Oh, my God, just -
    Louise: I mean, it's illegal, but -
    Bob: I know. Just leave.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Teddy initially describes Cyclops as "a crazy one-eyed cyclops turkey."
  • The Ditz: Felix doesn't know why turkeys are so rare around Thanksgiving.
  • The End... Or Is It?: The Belchers and friends survive the day. Meanwhile, the Fischoeders are having their Thanksgiving dinner at their home until the birds break in through their window.
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  • Eyepatch of Power: While he doesn't actually wear an eye-patch, the biggest and toughest bird is a one-eyed turkey Teddy takes to calling "Cyclops".
  • Feathered Fiend: Thanks to Felix mixing turkeys, chickens, geese, and ducks together, messing up their pecking order, the birds go on rampage and attack everyone. The most notable bird among them is a turkey with one eye they call "Cyclop".
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Mickey starts freaking out that there is no way to escape the birds in which Louise gives him a slap.
  • Is This Thing Still On?: The Fischoeders admit that there are people still trapped in the wharf while live on the news.
  • It's All My Fault: Linda believes the birds are attacking in punishment for skipping Thanksgiving.
  • Karmic Protection: Bob's frequently forced to go along with whatever ridiculous nonsense Linda and the kids get invested in regardless of how he feels (while often having to learn a lesson about why he shouldn't make them participate in what he wants despite the family not really learning the same lesson). For once, he manages to put his foot down and completely abstains from their Thanksgiving plans since his are so often derailed. As a result, he avoids the majority of the chaos caused by the birds running loose while Linda and the kids are left to fend for themselves. He gets a nice day to himself, Linda and the kids fear for their lives.
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  • Laser-Guided Karma: The Fischoeders do not escape the birds in the end, as one of them attacks their Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently someone died on the Tickle Boat, but we don't find out how.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Lampshaded. Rudy says he wants to stay for the end, but Louise says he probably won't survive.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Donna Summer's "Dim All the Lights" plays over footage of the crazed birds attacking people.
  • Whole Plot Reference: The episode is half-The Birds and half-Jurassic Park.
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