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Recap / Bobs Burgers S 9 E 13 Bed Bob And Beyond

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"This is the weirdest Valentine's Day ever."

Bob: What was the deal with the broken bed? Why were they there?
Tina: Beds break okay? It's part of life. Grow up!

When a movie outing fails to end a Valentines Day argument between Bob and Linda, the kids spin their version of the movie to try and end it.

  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: The British do use miles per hour instead of kilometers.
  • Artistic License – Geography: The kids' grasp of what London is like is spotty at best. The most egregious example is on Tina's version, where a ship is hit by a giant wave on the river Thames; even Linda, who is game for everything else, isn't on board with that one.
  • Author Filibuster: Each of the Belcher kids' stories have piles of dirty laundry as obstacles for the lovers (Linda and Bob's argument that morning was about Bob leaving his clothes on the floor) and have them saved by broken beds, which is followed by either the narrator or the characters talking about how great they are (in the hopes that it makes Bob and Linda forgive them for breaking Gene's bed). When Louise tells her story, Bob is already anticipating this, so she foregoes the broken bed and instead has the Queen talking about how great buying a new bed is.
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  • Innocent Innuendo: When a wave hits the cruise ship in Tina's story, she talks about "tons of sea men spilling all over the deck." When Linda calls her out on this, she genuinely has no idea what it sounds like.
  • Literal-Minded: Gene's story has a Beefeater literally eating a piece of beef. It also has the bus avoiding a huge tube on the road, his misinterpretation of what the London Tube is.
  • Missing the Good Stuff: The movie screening is stopped just as the princess and the tour guide were about to kiss, because of a small fire in the theater. The rest of the episode is the Belcher children making their own version of the ending for Bob and Linda.
  • Random Events Plot: The kids version of the movie is all over the place.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Each kid's version of the ending takes its plot from another movie.
    • Gene's version becomes a parody of Speed, with a double decker bus that has an exploding scone that will go off if the bus goes under 50 miles an hour.
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    • Tina's version eventually turns into a retelling of Titanic (1997).
    • Louise's version is about the couple's argument forming a "laundry-nado".

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