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"It's like it's my first day of school."

"Watch out, mankind."
—Zeke, about robots
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When she rolls her ankle, Tina starts attending school via a mobile computer screen. And soon finds it helps her hit it off with Jimmy Jr. Back at the restaurant, Bob becomes a "banjo guy".


  • Comically Missing the Point: When Bob brings back a banjo case, Linda asks what's inside it, disappointed that it's a banjo.
  • Daydream Surprise: As Bob starts playing the banjo for the first time, he turns out to be really good, and a crowd starts gathering to listen to him play. This turns out to be Bob's fantasy, as the scene cuts to Bob playing slowly and awkwardly.
  • Dreadful Musician: Bob's not as great at playing the banjo as he is making burgers, though he does manage to do well at the end.
    • Jimmy Jr's musoems are neither musical nor poetic.
    Tammy: Oh, he's right. That's not a song.
    Jocelyn: No it is not.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The Robotic Mobility Piloting Program.
    Tina: Rump? I'm listening.
  • Hikikomori: Tina gradually becomes a shut-in she gets addicted to her new popularity.
  • I Am the Noun: When Louise is operating the mobile screen, pretending to be a robot for the night security guard.
    Night Security Guard: Let's keep in touch. You have e-mail?
    Louise: I am e-mail.
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  • Insistent Terminology: Jimmy Jr. calls his poems set to music "musoems", even though everyone else keeps pointing out that it's just songs.
  • Is This Thing Still On?: After Tina misunderstanding the technician's request, Mr. Frond apologizes that a smarter student didn't get injured. Tina and her parents point out that the microphone is working and they can hear him. Linda, clearly not pleased, tells Bob she knows a guidance counselor who is going to get injured. Mr. Frond tells Linda he can hear her as well. Bob reminds everyone the microphones are on and they're too close to get away with whispering.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Jimmy Pesto has apparently told his son to attend speech therapy instead of dance class. Considering Jimmy Jr. has a lisp, that might not have been a bad decision.
  • Literal-Minded: When the technician asks Tina to rotate to the left, she rotates herself to left. He then clarifies he meant rotate the robot.
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  • Remote Body: The mobile screen becomes this to Tina. Gene and Louise also use it at night for their personal amusement, making the night janitor think it's a real robot.
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