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Recap / Bobs Burger S 5 E 6 Father Of The Bob

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It's Christmas and the family is invited to the restaurant of Bob's father, "Big" Bob. The night ends up bringing back some unpleasant memories. Meanwhile, the kids try to build a last minute gift for their father.


  • Alter Kocker: Henry, one of Big Bob's regulars.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Henry's an Alter Kocker, but he's willing to eat beef with dairy, which is non-kosher.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Bob and Big Bob do patch things up. While dancing at a gay bar.
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  • Call-Back: Bob has a heartfelt moment with his dad outside the restaurant, then moves to re-enter the restaurant, only to be locked out by the kids the same way they locked him out after he apologized to them in the first episode.
  • Christmas Episode: The episode takes place during a Christmas Eve gathering at "Big" Bob Belcher's restaurant.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Big Bob has aspects of this, as he discards the specialty burger Bob came up with.
  • Manly Gay: Pete, who runs the gay bar next to Big Bob's Diner.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Bob is about to ask his dad if he's gay, but Big Bob says he's merely returning the patronage of the local gay bar's customers.
  • No Name Given: Max, the black patron at Big Bob’s Diner, is never mentioned by name.
  • Shout-Out: Gene's favorite president is Bill Pullman. "Today we fight for our independence!"
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  • Technician vs. Performer: The difference between Bob and his father, with Big Bob being the technician.
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