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Recap / Bob's Burgers S9E16 "Roamin' Bob-Iday"

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"Had to make sure you weren't weird."

"Thanks, Bob, you're alright for a bread perv."
—Patricia
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Bob hits his annual burnout, forcing the family to lock him out of the restaurant for a much needed day off. While he's away, Mudflap commandeers the place for a surprise baby shower.


  • Accidental Pervert: Bob goes inside the bread delivery truck to check on his shipment of buns and is locked inside. When he's let out, Patricia mistakes him for a "bread pervert".
  • Bait-and-Switch: At the end of the episode, Linda and the kids come out of the restaurant and appear to be waving at Bob to welcome him back. They were actually waving for the ambulance that was coming due to Goldie suddenly giving birth to her baby.
  • Big "NO!": Bob lets out an agonised "NO!" when Linda and the kids lock him out of the restaurant.
  • Busman's Holiday: Bob finds his way to a sandwich shop and spends most of his day off working.
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  • Call-Back: All throughout the baby shower plot, the Belchers point out how Mudflap gave birth in their restaurant, which threatens to happen again - and eventually does - with Goldie.
  • Cutaway Gag: We get a brief flashback to the last time Bob got burned out, which Teddy says got weird. Bob wound up cooking burgers wearing nothing but an apron and his underwear while muttering "It's fine, I'm fine..." in a silly voice, and calling Linda "Leslie".
  • Enmity with an Object: Bob's burnout reaches its peak when he starts arguing with a hamburger.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Patricia’s 77 Sandwiches
    Bob: Do you really make all 77 sandwiches?
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: There are descriptions for each of Patricia’s 77 sandwiches on the wall behind her.
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  • Incredibly Lame Fun: Mr. Fischoeder is apparently such a busy guy, sometimes he likes to enjoy himself with mindless activites like rolling oranges down a hill into traffic, or underground snail wrestling.
  • Legitimate Businessmen's Social Club: The Fischoeders take Bob to a “private social club that is well within its rights to host any number of animal strength contests”… that you can only enter through an unmarked, steel cellar door.
  • Misspelling Out Loud:
    Gene: We had a spelling test today, and I think I did B-A-D-D.
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  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: One of the biker women is in the restaurant bathroom definitely not doing drugs.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When Bob absent-mindedly pours ketchup on his coffee, Teddy tries it anyway. He hates the taste of it, and yet he keeps drinking it.
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