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Recap / Bobs Burgers S 8 E 6 S 8 E 7 The Bleakening

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When a tree section with the kids' ornaments is stolen, the Belchers embark on a Christmas adventure to get it back.

  • Based on a Dream: Linda dreams that she threw a big Christmas party that saved the holidays, and decides to throw it in real life. Later, when Art confesses to stealing all the holiday decorations for the secret rave, he says that he had a similar dream and wanted to make the rave just like it.
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  • Bookcase Passage: The stairway at the warehouse seems to lead to a dead end, until they discover another stairway hidden under the steps.
  • Christmas Episode
  • Concealing Canvas: To disguise the door, Art painted the wall to look like a path. Even after getting inside, Linda doesn't seem to get what her husband and kids figured out.
    Linda: I get it, kind of. It's a mirror, right?
    Bob & Louise: No.
    Linda: It is!
  • Decoy Getaway: To lure the cops away from the secret rave, Bob dresses up as the Bleaken to lead them away.
  • Intoxication Ensues: At the end, Linda is still partying on Christmas morning, saying that they gave her something at the rave.
  • The Krampus: Teddy's story of the Bleaken is similar to Krampus, only instead of kidnapping children, he steals presents, and has black feathers. Teddy does claim that the Bleaken goes by different names in other countries.
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  • Musical Episode: The episode is a two-parter with about half-a-dozen songs.
  • Nobody Here but Us Statues: Teddy tries to catch the holiday thief by disguising himself as an inflatable Santa.
  • Police are Useless: As usual, Sgt. Bosco doesn't take either Linda or the kids seriously and refuses to investigate the thefts any further, chalking it up to people being bigger bastards on the holidays.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Teddy hides Bob inside the Santa inflatable with him, and refuses to listen to Bob's suggestion that they just hide inside Teddy's house.

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