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Recap / Bobs Burgers S 11 E 7 Diarrhea Of A Poopy Kid

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When Gene can't eat Thanksgiving dinner because of a stomach flu, the family tries to cheer him up.


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  • Baleful Polymorph: Instead of killing his victims, the "Breadator" in Louise's story turns them into baked goods.
  • Big Eater: Gene's appetite is what got him in trouble in the first place. While Bob was preparing Thanksgiving dinner, Gene kept asking to eat whatever he was preparing; when he asks to eat the chicken parmesan in the fridge instead, Bob tells him not to because it's old, already moldy and he's going to throw it away. Gene eats some of it anyway when everyone's asleep and it gives him food poisoning. In Bob's story, Gene eats an entire chicken parmesan the size of Texas.
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  • Didn't Think This Through: As described above, Gene's insistence of eating spoiled food makes him sick and unable to eat any of the Thanksgiving dinner the next day that he was looking forward to.
  • Father, I Want to Marry My Brother: In both Tina's and Bob's stories, Gene insists that his wife be played by Linda. The others find it questionable, while Linda finds it sweet.
  • The Food Poisoning Incident: It isn't revealed until the end of the episode, but Bob and Gene both realize Gene doesn't have the stomach flu and is instead sick because he ate old chicken parmesan that Bob left in the fridge instead of throwing out.
  • Foreshadowing: Bob's story revolves around Gene eating chicken parmesan. Later it's revealed that this is why Gene is sick, and it's also revealed that Bob knew this and intentionally structured his story to subtly inform Gene that he knew.
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  • I Taste Delicious: In Louise's story, Linda gets turned into half a dozen muffins, one of which wants to taste another.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Bob takes Gene's place as the narrator of the final story, the first time in the series where an anthology episode is narrated by someone other than the three kids.
  • Let's Meet the Meat: In Tina's story, President Gene is in the country of Appleachia, which is inhabited by apples who want to be eaten. The villains are pears, who want Americans to eat them more.
  • Mining for Cookies: Louise's story takes place in a jungle of wheat trees (Tina tries to correct her but is outvoted) and a river of butter. Bob's story has Gene drilling offshore for marinara sauce (in the Marinara Trench, naturally).
  • The Nudifier: Discussed in Tina's story, where the pear terrorists (pearrorists?) use giant peelers instead of guns. When Louise asks if that means they're skinning people she clarifies that it'll just remove their clothes. When these are later turned back on the them, their bodies being peeled is treated like them being naked.
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  • Old Shame: In-Universe example. Gene admits the reason why didn’t tell anyone he got sick from eating the old chicken parmesan is because he was embarrassed of how he basically ate garbage.
  • Passive Aggressive Combat: In a show of rather sly parenting, Bob structures his own story as a way to subtly inform Gene that he knows Gene got sick from trying to eat the old chicken parmesan but wants Gene to admit what he did. It works.
  • Recycled Animation:
    • The Presidential motorcade scene in Tina's story uses a London backdrop from "Bed, Bob & Beyond" including; Forward-facing cars being parked on the left, Minis and taxi cabs, and post boxes painted black visible.
    • The NASA boardroom scene from Bob's story resembles the boardroom seen in "Like Gene for Chocolate."
    • The world background shots are reused from previous episodes including; Westminster Abbey and Tower Bridge, London from "Bed, Bob and Beyond"; Times Square, New York City from "Local She-ro"; and Paris from "Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now."
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  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Gene is actually very lucky he only took a few bites of the old chicken Parmesan and it made him mildly sick. If he would have eaten the whole thing, he would have gotten severe food poisoning to the point he would have needed to go to the hospital.
    • Gene stating how he was embarrassed that he ate garbage is actually true. The chicken Parmesan was so old it was basically trash and starting to grow mold.
  • Thanksgiving Episode: Fills Season 11's quota. The plot of the episode revolves around Gene getting too sick to eat the family's traditional Thanksgiving meal.
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The "pearrorists" use giant peelers instead of guns. Instead of skinning people, they'll just remove their clothes. When these are later turned back on the them, their bodies being peeled is treated like them being naked.

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