Bob’s Burgers – Bob And Deliver – Season 4, Episode 7
Synopsis: The drug-addicted Home Ec teacher needs to take a break from school and Bob fills in as the substitute giving Tina sugar plum fairy visions in her head of being Teacher’s Pet – until Bob deems class troublemaker Zeke to be worthy of holding the spatula.
Details: The drug-addicted Home Ec teacher with the great name – Mr. Frond… James Frond – is forced to take a brief recess from his teaching duties and Bob becomes substitute teacher for the class, complete with a man-purse and can of pepper spray for when the kids get unruly.
When Bob’s initial foray and teaching the kids does not follow “official” protocol, which involves merely showing them films, Mr. Frond reminds Bob that Home Ec class is for dum-dums who need to learn how to make ice. Bob refuses to accept this and his second attempt goes much better when uses a bag of popcorn to show them and eventually determines that class troublemaker Zeke “may have a perfect palate” in a “Dead Poets Society” riff scene. This revelation comes much to the chagrin of Tina, who fancied herself to be in the all-important role of Teacher’s Pet once her dad became substitute teacher and is downtrodden to learn that not only will she not hold the spatula but has been awarded the job of dishwasher instead.
Meanwhile, back at the restaurant, Teddy needs to learn how to dance for a wedding he’s planning to attend and then he needs to build up the courage to ask people to dance once he’s actually learned to dance. With it apparently being slow at the restaurant, Linda eagerly volunteers to assist Teddy with his problem, first teaching him some dance moves and then helping him build his confidence.
Back at school, Hildy the nutball cafeteria lady not only will not allow Bob to borrow an egg for his Home Ec class but gets aggressively defensive about the request and resents his decision of turning the class into a Home Ec-staurant where his kids can serve the kids of the school instead of having to eat the cafeteria slop. Feeling threatened by Bob’s Home Ec-staurant when most of the kids begin eating there, Hildy the nutball cafeteria lady calls in her cafeteria company’s boss, Mr. Platt, who tells Bob he’s fired and Mr. Frond backs this up by saying the school administration sides with the powerful Caf-Co corporation. To make matters worse, Tina is miffed about her failure to get teacher’s Pet status and has transferred to metal shop where the metal shop teacher speaks in a Darth Vaderesque voice.
Mr. Frond is returned to the Home Ec class as teacher but when Bob briefly returns to pick up a few of his things left behind, the kids make a stand – literally, standing on the tables breaking popcorn bags – to get Bob back as their teacher because they don’t want to watch films and actually want to learn something about cooking.
Linda eventually teaches Teddy enough dance moves for him to try out and the ending credits show Teddy trying them in an inflated kiddie bounce house which causes him to vomit.
The Poop and Skinny: The title is a riff on the film “Stand and Deliver” and not the Adam Ant song of the same name.
Teddy got to third base with his second cousin once.
Zeke is voiced by Bobby Tisdale – a veteran writer for the “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show”.
Mr. Platt is voiced by Brian Huskey, who is Chet from “Childrens Hospital”.
The ToonZone Gold Best Line of the Episode Medal – “We’re busier than a monkey with six ding-a-lings!” – Zeke, when he realizes the Home Ec-staurant is getting really popular.
The ToonZone Silver Second-Best Line of the Episode Medal – “Kids are terrible! Why do we keep making them!?” – Bob, after being disgusted by the behavior of his Home Ec class.
The ToonZone Bronze Third-Best Line of the Episode Medal – “Whaddya mean ‘get’ drunk?” – Hildy the cafeteria lunch lady after the Caf-Co president asks if she wants to go get drunk.
Right Side Store Neighbor of the Week – “Yadda Yadda Dada – Jewish Surrealist Art Gallery”.
Van of the Week – “Anty Maim Pest Control”.
Burger of the Week [three for one episode!] – I’m OK, You’re OK-RA Burger, Bohemian Radishy Burger and Edward James Olive-Most Burger [a reference to actor Edward James Olmos – the star of “Stand and Deliver”.