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Recap / Lloyd S 1 E 4 Tequila And Bonetti The Motion Picture

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Wait, so the cat can talk and wears clothes, but the dog can't talk and doesn't wear clothes?
While taking the day off work, Lloyd and Glynis take in a movie, where familiar characters begin to turn up.

Tropes present in this episode include:

  • Bat Deduction: Tequila's deduction to where his burrito went came after Bonetti's woeful Sad-Times Montage.
    Tequila: Damn B, you gotta stop playing that piano, man. They gonna be thinking about shooting that kid every time. Wait a minute… kid… dead kid… dead body… dead cow… cow meat… cow meat inside a dead body… I knew there was something funky about this case!
  • The Cameo: Lewis Lovhaug returns to play the role of Captain Knight.
  • Just Eat Gilligan: Hilariously lampshaded. Tequila and Bonetti go to Lloyd and ask him if he has any leads on the location of his missing burrito. Lloyd then asks why they can't just get another burrito. Bonetti thinks this is a good idea, but Tequila isn't having it (especially after Chloe suggests taking him to Taco Bell).
  • Recursive Reality: Lloyd and Glynis go to see Tequila and Bonetti: The Motion Picture, leading up to a scene where the titular characters go to Lloyd for help, who tells them that he can't help them because he is a taking a break to take Glynis to the movies. Apparently Captain Knight wrote the movie, but even Lloyd wasn't sure how that happened exactly.
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  • Shout-Out: The plot and characters are based off of the early '90s comedy-drama crime series Tequila And Bonetti.
  • Skewed Priorities: Los Angeles is a crime-riddled city where investigations of multiple homocides and corrupt and/or missing political figures are going on, but the captain seems really concerned whether or not Tequila gets his burrito. He makes sure that Bonetti - who the captain admits is the best cop they have - stays on that no matter what, even after they accidentally stumble upon an actual crime scene.


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