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Recap / Bobs Burgers S 8 E 18 As I Walk Through The Alley Of The Shadow Of Ramps

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The kids gets into a feud with a cranky smoothie truck driver. While Linda does her best to keep Gayle from quitting her new job.

  • Even Evil Has Standards: Alice is willing to call the cops on the Belchers for a bike party, throw a smoothie at them, and steal Rudy's ramps just to push the kids out of the alley but is brought to tears when she realizes she could've killed Louise by running over her tricycle.
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  • Gone Horribly Right: Linda convinces Gayle that her security guard job doesn't have to be boring by getting her to "stake out" a guy who keeps coming in to look at a particular painting. Gayle gets so wound up about it she tries to arrest the guy and locks him in the employee bathroom.
  • Jerkass: Alice is a gigantic A-hole. Justified in that she is feeling on edge due to blowing her savings on the smoothie truck and is unsure if she'll ever make it back.
  • Littlest Cancer Patient: When Alice calls the cops on Louise's bicycle party in the alley, Louise tells them it's a benefit for Rudy, and implies that he's dying. The cops see weak little Rudy and fall for it hook, line and sinker.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Alice learns that she ran over Louise's tricycle, she realizes she could have killed her, and is so upset she starts crying.
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  • Never My Fault: Louise blames Rudy's ramps being stolen on Alice and Mr. Huggins (partially) despite the fact that she left the ramps in the alley instead of taking them into the house.
  • Overly Long Title: The wordiest episode title the show has.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The title of the episode is paraphrasing the first line of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise". Or alternatively Psalms 23:4, which the above line is a paraphrase of.
    • The end credits features Bob and Louise singing "Bat Out of Hell" by Meat Loaf.

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