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Recap / Bob's Burgers S8E15 "Go Tina On The Mountain"

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"I didn't come all this way to not have a life changing nature hike!"

Tina attempts to have a "Nature epiphany" on a school field trip. While Bob and Linda try having fun with the house to themselves.

  • Blatant Lies: Everything about Martha, about her being a wonder woman of the woods, her inventing an anger relieving exercise, about "leveling up" and about climbing the mountain by herself is stuff she made up to impress Tina.
  • Broken Pedestal: Gene and Louise are less than amused to find that Martha is a fraud.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Tina is dubbed "Fluffy Butt" when she's overheard singing a jingle from a toilet paper commercial.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Jimmy Jr. and Zeke both shoot Tammy an unamused look when Tammy acts appalled at supposedly being called a "labeler", showing that although they joined in on the "Fluffy Butt" craze even they recognize she's being a huge hypocrite.
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  • Failed a Spot Check: After inviting a large number of people over to their house for an afterparty and making a huge mess of the house, Bob and Linda desperately try to clean up before the kids get back to avoid undermining their already near-nonexistent authority over the kids. They seem to be successful, other than their spray-on tan, until Gene finds a random hung-over middle-aged woman sleeping in his room.
  • Fancy Camping: Martha lives in the woods with a generator, a TV, a microwave (which she stole) and a smartphone among other things.
    Gene: You're not a hermit! You're not even a camper! You're a glamper! Yech!
  • Giant Flyer: Tina's Imagine Spot of getting to the top of Mount Windygap has her riding a giant bald eagle.
  • Gilligan Cut:
    • Linda and Bob decide to do something fun for the evening. Cut to them asleep on the couch. It happens again the second night, with a Smash Cut from Bob midsentence and both of them already dressed up to party.
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    • Tina declares that this is the last time anyone will hear "Fluffy Butt". Cut to everyone singing the jingle at the bus.
  • I Have This Friend...: Bob "knew a kid who had to change schools because of a nickname," said nickname being "Bobby Belchbottoms." Tina seems to buy that this was just a random boy from her dad's past, even though Bob gets angry immediately when she tries to ask further questions about the boy.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Jocelyn & Tammy call out Tina for seemingly calling Tammy names even though they have been calling Tina "Fluffy Butt" the whole trip.
  • Hermit Guru: Martha, the "Hermit" who has been giving Tina some questionable life advice.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: Gene and Louise try to warn Mr. Frond about Tina going to the mountain alone, but he's too busy dealing with the other kids and puts their warning at the bottom of the list of things all the kids are complaining about, thinking it's just another prank.
  • Polly Wants a Microphone: A crow apparently heard everyone calling Tina "Fluffy Butt" and repeats it when they're at the mountain. Fortunately, she's over the nickname by that point.
  • Pop-Culture Pun Episode Title: It's a Shout-Out to the famous Gospel Music song "Go Tell It on the Mountain".
  • Portmanteau: Tina wants to be called Teagle (Tina + eagle) after she gets her "nature epiphany".
  • Wild Teen Party: An adult version of this involves Bob & Linda inviting everyone in the dance club to their house for an afterparty, they even try to cover up their tracks so that their kids wouldn't try to pull the same stunt.

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