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The Empathize Glyde

"I need to fold!"
—Bob
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When an embarrassing video featuring the Belcher kids made by Mr. Frond goes public, they join forces with Upskirt Kurt to get their revenge. Meanwhile Bob, Linda and Teddy get wrapped up with paper airplanes in preparation for a contest at the air show.


  • All Part of the Show: The air show announcer tries (very unconvincingly) to pass off Kurt and Laverne's behavior as something planned for the show.
  • The Bus Came Back: Upskirt Kurt returns for the first time since season 4's "Seaplane!".
  • Chekhov's Skill: Kurt is forced to successfully pull off the Dice and Slice in order to abort the Belcher kids' revenge scheme on Mr. Frond.
  • Hope Spot:
    • At first it seems that Kurt successfully pulled off the Dice and Slice. Then the announcer points out that he missed the ribbon entirely, by about 50 feet.
    • Linda was going to throw the paper airplane because Bob can't throw straight, but she blew out her arm by training too hard, so now Bob has to throw. He bends one of the plane's wings to compensate and throws it. They cheer as it heads straight to the washing machine... and flies right over it. Fortunately, it lands on a blender, so they don't go home empty handed.
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  • Instant Humiliation Just Add Youtube: Louise's plan to get even with Mr. Frond is to upload a video of Mr. Frond complaining about his fellow guidance counselors and trick them into watching the video.
  • Potty Failure: When Kurt tried to do the Dice and Slice twenty years ago, he got nauseous and ended up pooping on the cockpit just as he was passing the judges' stand.
  • Punny Name: Upskirt Kurt's full name is revealed to be "Kurt Enerny", and his sister is named Laverne.
  • Serious Business: Paper airplanes are treated as the most serious thing ever for Bob and Linda, who really want to win a new washing machine.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sibling Rivalry: Laverne and Kurt have been feuding for years over who stole the Dice And Slice from who. Turns out neither did. Their dad taught it to both of them to foster a little competition.
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