“Are You There Bob? It’s Me, Birthday” Bob’s Burgers S8 E16

Bob’s Burgers Season 8 Episode 16
Are You There Bob? It’s Me, Birthday
Grade: B

The episode quickly started going down the ‘everybody being mean to Bob in service of doing something nice for him’ route the show’s taken many, many times before, but swerved into the skid and actually did pretty well for itself. Hugo (a character I never really cared for) was spectacularly employed in the course of his gastrointestinal revenge and in his ‘your birthday isn’t for you’ observation.

Much like Jimmy Pesto’s jerk routine, the ‘dump on Bob’ stuff is getting a little old. Funny as it is to see Bob disconcerted, I feel like the show’s a lot better when the narrative plot earns it rather than using deus ex Linda.

The excessive vomiting was unnecessary.

Store:
Damn I Wish I Was Your Hover… Board

Exterminator:
Don’t Tell Mom the Baby Critter’s Dead
Pest Control

Burger:
The Here I Am Broccoli Like A Hurricane Burger

Random Observations:
• “Like the end of that movie ‘Seven.'”
• “You know in finance there’s no inspectors. You just don’t need ’em!”
• “I will need to, Sam. I will need to.”