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Recap / Bob's Burgers S9E17 "What About Blob?"

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"Magic water, I love you."

"They wanna find out if they saw god or if it was something radioactive."

The Belcher kids try saving a plankton blob condemned for bleaching by the yacht club. Back at the restaurant, Trevor is lost without Jimmy and tries changing for the better.

  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: The Belcher kids discover that the plankton blob glows at night. Gene bonds with the blob over this, feeling that it's a misunderstood artistic genius like himself.
  • The Bus Came Back: Duncan and Sacha were last seen in Season 7’s “Ain’t Miss Debatin’ ".
  • Call-Back: The Glencrest Yacht Club was also last visited in "Burgerboss", as was Louise telling the doorman she’s going to “breeze past you now”.
  • Chekhov's Gun: There are two of them, actually. Gene's "new sound" and the oyster bar owner talking about how plankton can respond to sound combine in the climax, as the kids move the blob into open water by banging their oars on their kayaks.
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  • Enemy Mine: The Belchers ask Sacha, Tina's rival from "Ain't Miss Debatin'" for help with saving the blob, enticing him with the chance to stick it to a rival yacht club.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The oyster bar Gene eats at is called For Shuck’s Sake.
  • Handshake Refusal: Trev reveals that he doesn't hate Bob when he high-fives Jimmy on his cracks at him, he just wants Jimmy's approval. With Linda's help, Trev learns to reject Jimmy's high-fives, though he covers it up by claiming his hand is sick.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Trev successfully denies one of Jimmy's high fives when he insults Bob, but he makes up for it by telling Jimmy about the cracks Linda and Teddy made against Bob when they were training Trev to deny Jimmy's high fives, none of which he probably would've found out about on his own, such as Bob's birthmark that looks like "a second peehole".
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  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Gene and his friends save the blob, scaring it out into open water... where it's instantly devoured by a school of fish.
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  • Stock "Yuck!": Tina doesn't like oysters, and gets nauseous watching Gene eat them.

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