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Recap / Bobs Burger S 6 E 14 The Hormone Iums

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When Tina becomes the face of mononucleosis for a school play, she fears she may never get a kiss again. Meanwhile, Linda tries to garner interest in "wine shoes."


  • Awesomeness by Analysis: When playing "Spin the Bottle", Tina is able to calculate the right amount of force to land the bottle at the person she wants to kiss.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase Louise uses her father's exasperated "Oh my God..." with Bob after Linda's below moment.
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  • Comically Missing the Point: When Louise suggests pitching "wine shoes" to investors, Linda asks where they're going to find any. Louise points to the Fischoeder brothers, throwing money at each other. Linda still doesn't understand what Louise is talking about.
  • Crocodile Tears: Louise prompts Linda to start crying if the Fischoeder brothers don't buy her initial pitch. It doesn't work.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The whole episode can be seen as a criticism on abstinence-only sex education. Mr. Frond tries to make a play to teach the kids to not kiss, or else they will get mononucleosis and will die. This puts Tina in a situation where she won't be invited to Jocelyn's birthday party (where the guests are going to play Spin the Bottle for the 45 minutes where Jocelyn's mom is picking up her dad from the airport) if she does the play, but she won't become the soloist of the Hormone-iums if she doesn't do the play. When Bob finds out what's going on, he tells Tina she shouldn't do the play if she doesn't believe in its message. He also tells her she's the only one in charge of her mouth and who she kisses with it and what she says with it is her own business. Tina then changes the play during the presentation, showing information that mononucleosis isn't lethal in most cases, and that you can avoid mono by just kissing people without it.
    Tina: We don't have to not kiss, we just have to smart kiss.
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  • It's Been Done: Not only did Linda not find investors for her "wine shoes", but she finds a company that makes wine holders has been selling "Booze Shoes" for about five years.
  • Money to Throw Away: The Fischoeders are shown having a money fight, where they throw wads of cash at each other.
  • Oh, Crap!: Tina has a major freakout when she realizes the play has made her a kissing pariah.
  • Scare 'em Straight: Mr. Frond's play about mononucleosis is meant to terrify the kids into thinking they might die by doing something like kissing, and he knows it's not accurate but thinks it makes the play more interesting in spite of potentially traumatizing kids.
  • Serious Business: The shoe salesman refuses to sell the size 14 women's shoes for a mere $10, going into a rant about the craftsmanship that goes into each pair of shoes.
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  • Spin the Bottle: The crux of the episode for Tina is getting into Jocelyn's "kissing party".
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