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Recap / Bobs Burgers S 7 E 21 Paraders Of The Lost Float

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The Belchers enter a float contest for a $500 last place prize, but have to compete with Jimmy Pesto and bad driving from Teddy.

  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: When Bob becomes determined to get ahead of Jimmy Pesto's float.
    Linda: It's not a race!
    Bob: You're right, it's not a race. It's a war.
    Gene: It's a race war!
    Bob: Gene...
  • Call-Back: Gene wears his Beefsquatch mask throughout the episode.
  • Easy Come, Easy Go: The Belchers manage to win the $500 prize for coming in fifth place, but Teddy notes that they might have to spend most of it fixing up the float they borrowed.
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  • Insult Backfire: After Bob shoots Jimmy Pesto in the gut with a t-shirt cannon, Jimmy tries this comeback:
    Jimmy: You shoot a t-shirt at a guy like a girl!
    (Louise shoots Jimmy in the face with her own t-shirt cannon)
    Louise: So, like that?
  • Jerkass Realization: Near the end, Bob feels guilty for letting his rivalry with Jimmy Pesto spoil things for his family.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Played for laughs when Tina gets worried things are getting too competitive when she and Jimmy Jr. start fighting.
  • Serious Business: While everyone else tries to enjoy the parade, Bob is (as usual) obsessed with beating Jimmy Pesto in the float contest.
  • Sweet and Sour Grapes: Bob learns he should stop taking the float contest so seriously and just enjoy the festivities. Seeing Bob and his family partying with the parade-goers to "Hot Pants Rain Dance" is what convinces the judges to award fifth place to them instead of Jimmy Pesto.
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  • Suspiciously Apropos Music: The song Linda wants to lip-sync to, "Hot Pants Rain Dance", starts with lyrics about finding hope just when things seem most hopeless. Sure enough, it starts playing as Bob has his Jerkass Realization and decides to quit worrying about the contest and have fun.
    Just when I thought I was lost and washed-out
    Somebody reminded me what it was all about..

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