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Recap / Bobs Burger S 7 E 19 Thelma And Louise Except Thelma Is Linda

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When Louise breaks a rule sticking up for another student, Linda sneaks her out for a reward ice-cream. Back at the restaurant, a short-staffed Bob enlists Teddy for help.

  • Adults Are Useless: Counselor Frond punishes Louise for pantsing a bully, even though Louise was sticking up for Pocket Sized Rudy, and the two brothers bullying him are apparently let off the hook.
  • Call-Back: Linda is still mortal enemies with Colleen Caviello.
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  • Chekhov's Gag: Gene and Tina's notes come in handy when Louise bullshits that they're part of her "essay", saying Gene's drawings of an angry hot dog are who she is, while Tina's failed attempt at a haiku represents the kind of person she wants to be (poetic and more open to others). A frazzled Mr. Frond decides to accept it and lets Louise go.
  • Description Cut: Linda says that Bob probably doesn't need her help back at the restaurant. Cut to Bob swamped with orders as cyclists come to eat after a big race.
  • Detention Episode: Louise is given an in-school suspension after standing up for Pocket-Sized Rudy. Linda thinks it's unfair and breaks her out and takes her for ice cream, then has to sneak her back in before Frond finds out.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Louise may be a troublemaker, but she draws the line at bullies, pantsing one in defense of Pocket Sized Rudy.
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  • Eye Scream: Teddy gets jalapeno in his eyes after touching the burgers despite Bob's warnings.
  • The Ghost: Pocket Sized Rudy is mentioned again. This time, we get to see the top half of his face, which gives a better sense of his size.
  • I Reject Your Reality: By the end of the day, Teddy keeps talking about how he pulled through as a server and he and Bob make a fantastic team. This despite Bob repeatedly interrupting Teddy to inform him no, they didn't, and Teddy's a really bad server.
  • Karma Houdini: Timmy and Scott apparently get away with bullying Pocket Sized Rudy. One of them getting pantsed is nothing compared to Louise getting in-school suspension, when they should have received it instead.
  • Keep Away: The two O'Brien brothers do this with Pocket Sized Rudy's lunch.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Sticking up for Pocket Sized Rudy is what lands Louise in trouble. Linda agrees that it's unfair, and decides to sneak Louise out of school for some ice cream in an effort to teach her that doing the right thing and standing up for others is worth it.
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  • Shout-Out: The end credits sequence spoofs Dirty Dancing, with Bob and Teddy singing "I've Had the Time of My Life", then doing the famous lift at the end.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Last we saw of Colleen Caviello, she was just annoyingly smug about her baked ziti. Since then, she's apparently graduated to full on sabotaging other cooks by tricking everyone into making the same thing at Linda's bake sale.

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