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Recap / Bobs Burgers S 9 E 10 Better Off Sled

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"Look away, Santa, this is not for your delicate eyes."

"You suck at this! You'll be knitting the same scarf until you die!"
—Knitcracker, to Linda

The battle is on when some angsty teenagers take over Louise, Gene and Tina's usual sledding territory, inciting an epic turf war. Meanwhile, Bob steps in to help Linda, who's in a time crunch to get three scarves knitted before Christmas.

  • All for Nothing: Louise got Teddy to clear the hill of snow to stop Logan, only for an overnight snowstorm to cover the hill over again.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Mandy returns with multiple varsity athletes just as Logan and his friends are about to clobber the Belcher kids with snowballs.
  • Dirty Coward: Logan grabs Louise and tries to use her as a human shield when the athletes show up.
    • Similarly, when Logan and his friends get a surprise attack from Mandy defending the smaller kids, they resort to getting their larger, basketball playing classmate to attack against Mandy.
    • Lastly, it's worth noting that Logan and his friends have no problem picking on and hitting smaller, younger kids with snowballs but then they cower and run away with their tails between their legs when other kids their age and size show up to fight back.
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  • Embarrassing Nickname: Logan used to tease Mandy when they were younger by calling her "Man-itary Napkin".
  • Green-Eyed Monster: After it turns out Bob is a better knitter and manages to make two scarves, Linda grows increasingly jealous. to the point where she tries to throw Bob's scarves out. When it turns out the kids actually like her scarf better because it seems weirder and has more personality, Linda's so overjoyed she openly gloats to Bob's face about it.
  • Honor Before Reason: Louise resorts to having Teddy plow over the hill to stop Logan once and for all, despite the fact that it would also deprive her and the other kids of the only place in town where they could sled, which was the reason they were fighting Logan in the first place.
  • Imagine Spot: Linda has daydreams/regular dreams about being a ballerina visited by The Knitcracker (a giant nutcracker that looks like a knitted doll).
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  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Not only did Louise's plan to plow the hill fail, it also provided Logan and his crew with harder snow for more painful snowballs.
  • Noodle Incident: Logan claims that his mom once stole a muffin tin from a cooking supply store.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Regular-Sized Rudy's cousin, Mandy, is a high school softball pitcher who throws a mean snowball and spends her free time at the gym.
  • Save the Villain: Louise saves Logan from the girls' first Coup de Grâce attempt, getting him enough distance via her sled to give him a Mercy Lead from their pursuit.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: In-Universe example with Linda. She brags about knitting all the time, but in practice she's not really that good at it. In fact, she gets bested by Bob, who had even less experience than her.
  • Snowball Fight: Logan and his friends have taken over the sledding hill for snowball fighting, setting up the main conflict.
  • Surpassed the Teacher: Linda teaches Bob how to knit, and not only does he catch on quickly, he manages to make two perfect scarfs in just a couple of days. Downplayed in that Linda is not that good to begin with.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Logan's friends often just stood by his side but never really got involved in his conflicts with the Belchers, even leaving him be when he got into it with them, but here they gladly join him in terrorizing the Belcher Kids and other younger kids by pelting them with snowballs, including iceballs that they thankfully didn't end up hitting them with.

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