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Recap / Bobs Burgers S 9 E 7 I Bob Your Pardon

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"Drive, Bobby, drive!"

"So repeat after me: I am not going to break into that vehicle. I was hoping that I would never have to make this family say that, but here we are."

When a pardoned turkey is set to be killed anyway, the family (With reluctant Bob in tow) set out to save it.

  • Continuity Nod: Drew P. Neck is left at the farm where the two-butted goat lives.
  • Gilligan Cut: Deputy Mayor Cunningham threatens to stop the story about the pardon, but in the middle of his boast it cuts to the next morning, as the Belchers read the story on the newspaper and muse about how Cunningham wasn't as powerful as he said he was.
  • Humble Goal: All Bob wants is to buy fresh cranberries for his homemade sauce.
  • Insistent Terminology: Bob makes the others promise not to break into Marsha's car to free the turkey. When he finds them doing just that, they point out that they're not breaking into the car, just going through the already open sunroof. (Gene: "If it's open for sun, it's open for fun.")
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  • Intrepid Reporter: A nosey reporter named Ralph, looking for a bigger story than the turkey pardon, tags along with the Belchers on their quest to save Drew P. Neck.
  • Punny Name: The turkey is given the name Drew P. Neck.
  • Serious Business:
    • Home made cranberry sauce is a big deal to Bob.
      Tina: I like the shape it makes when it comes in a can.
      Bob: So help me, Tina.
    • Linda is a big fan of the Mayor for some reason, even booing the deputy mayor for showing up in his stead.
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  • Small Name, Big Ego: Deputy Mayor Cunningham acts like a big name, string-pulling politician. Despite being, well, the deputy mayor of a small sea town.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: For once Bob actually gets a reward for being forced to go along with his family's shenanigans, when it turns out the farmer has a fresh cranberry bog and he can make the sauce after all.

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