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Recap / Bob's Burgers S9E2 "The Taking Of Funtime One Two Three"

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"This is your crew?"

"I am going to teach you how to beat these games."
—Mr. Fischoeder

The Belcher kids and company team up with Mr. Fischoeder to win a dune buggy from Family Funtime. While Bob and Linda get a chicken from Teddy.

  • The Chessmaster: Louise. She enlists Mr. Fischoeder's help in teaching her, her siblings and her friends on how to cheat at Family Funtime's games. When she suspects that Family Funtime has been catching onto her, she allows herself to get banned. She then discovers that Mr. Fischoeder is one of its co-owners and realizes that he has been setting up a ruse. Next, she gets the rest of the kids to go on with her plan to win enough tickets for the dune buggy, getting the Family Funtime owners and Mr. Fischoeder to bust them for cheating. Instead, she goes to the boardwalk where she uses Mr. Fischoeder's advice to win the Wheely Mammoth from one of his own games. Even Mr. Fischoeder is impressed with how well she planned that.
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  • Continuity Nod: Gus, the flag-waver from "Seaplane!" and "Speakeasy Rider," celebrates Louise winning the mammoth.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Pictures of Logan Bush and Choo Choo (from "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs") are on the arcade's board of banned customers.
  • Heist Episode: The episode revolves around the Belcher kids and their friends, with help from Mr. Fischoeder, plotting to win enough tickets to win a dune buggy at Family Funtime, and is played out like a heist movie.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Fischoeder teaches the kids all the ticket tricks. Which bites him when he frames the kids, and Louise wins his prized Wheely Mammoth.
  • Shout-Out
    • The title of the episode references The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.
    • The store next door in the opening credits is "We’ll Always Have Ferrets (Exotic Pets)", a reference to Arc Words "We'll always have Paris" in Casablanca.
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    • The exterminator's van in the credits is A Farewell to Ants
    • The Burger of the Day is "The Won't Baguette Fooled Again Burger," a reference to The Who 's song "Won't Get Fooled Again".

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