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Recap / Bobs Burgers S9E15 "The Fresh Princ-Ipal"

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"See you on the other side, Principal Louise."

"We're talking innapropriate comic books, fireworks, fake vomit..."
—Louise, about the taken itens
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When her principal for a day job turns out to be useless and ceremonial, Louise takes matters into her own hands and enforces real, fun changes. Back at the restaurant, Bob deals with the yips.


  • Centipede's Dilemma: Teddy questioning Bob's burger flipping technique completely breaks his brain.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: In-Universe. Linda and Teddy misinterpret Bull Durham as Bill Durham and think Bill is one of the characters.
  • The Ghost: Principal Spoors is conveniently out of town, enabling Louise's plan to become a real principal for a day.
  • God for a Day: Louise thought being principal for a day would be this, but is disappointed to find that it's a purely ceremonial position with no power and she completes all her intended duties in 15 minutes and is told to go back to pretending she's a regular student for the rest of the day. So naturally, she breaks into the principal's office, gets his secretary on her side by letting her use the principal's private bathroom (she has trouble urinating in public bathrooms) and uses his memo pad to make new rules for the school.
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  • Goofy Print Underwear: Teddy steals a pair of Italian-flag-print briefs from Jimmy Pesto for Bob to wear.
  • I Have This Friend...: During the assembly, Regular-Sized Rudy asks the new counselor Don about a friend who has asthma and whose parents are getting divorced. After Don runs away, Rudy confesses that he was talking about himself all along.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Don gets overwhelmed by the kids asking him questions, and excuses himself by saying he left an ice-cream cake in his car before running away.
  • Magic Feather: Inspired by Bull Durham, Teddy suggests that Bob wear Linda's underwear to cure himself of "the yips". Neither is willing to do this, so Teddy comes up with the next best thing: wearing Jimmy Pesto's underwear.
  • Paralysis by Analysis: Bob gets "the yips" from thinking too hard about flipping burgers.
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  • The Password Is Always "Swordfish": After struggling with the combination lock to the confiscation locker, Louise discovers that the principal had the combination written on the lock itself. The combination is "1111".
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: Louise is at first happy that Mr. Frond is getting fired, but eventually she feels sorry for him and conspires to scare off his replacement and get Frond reinstated.
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