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Recap / Bobs Burger S 6 E 11 House Of A 1000 Bounces

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Louise takes over Rudy's birthday party, and attempts to steal the bounce house from a rival party. Meanwhile, a pigeon gets into the restaurant, revealing that Bob is terrified of birds.

  • Alpha Bitch: Dahlia, who refuses to share her birthday bounce house with Rudy's party.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Rudy's freakout at Louise at the ranger's office.
  • Eek, a Mouse!!: More specifically, a pigeon. Bob goes nuts when it goes near him.
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  • Face Your Fears: Bob slowly does this over the course of the episode. Finding out his phobia is just based off an Alfred Hitchcock movie helps.
  • Karma Houdini: While Dahlia didn't do anything wrong technically, she gets away with being a bitch.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Sweet, nice Rudy explodes when Louise gets him and the others in trouble and ruins his party.
  • Pet the Dog: Louise decides to make amends with Rudy by offering to do his spoon puppet play.
  • Sanity Ball: Linda and Teddy hold this together when they explain to Bob his so-called traumatic experience is a garbled memory of watching The Birds when he was younger, even as he insists he's not talking about a movie.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Bob's memory of being attacked by a bunch of pigeons in a dark room is a shot-for-shot remake of Tippi Hedren getting attacked in The Birds. Linda and Teddy even explain to Bob he's remembering something from a movie.
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  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Bob is apparently terrified of pigeons because of a traumatic experience he had as a kid. It turns out he's remembering a scene from The Birds but got confused and thought it happened to him in real life.

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