Bob’s Burgers – Easy Commercial, Easy Go-mercial – Season 4, Episode 11
Synopsis: Bob’s restaurant owner nemesis, Jimmy Pesto, has a Super Bowl event planned for the big game so Bob decides to try and upstage Jimmy by hiring a former pro football player and documentary filmmaker for his Bob’s Burgers Super Bowl commercial that will air during the game.
Details: Everything seems to be going smoothly at the restaurant until Bob notices that restaurant nemesis Jimmy Pesto is planning a big shindig at his pizza restaurant across the street for the upcoming Super Bowl. In this constant battle of oneupsmanship, Bob decides he has to do something and that something is a local television commercial during the big game.
This decision creates chaos as Linda doesn’t want to do the commercial due to the expense, Louise objects to Bob’s choice of director [specifically, Randy the documentarian over her] and Tina wants the commercial to include her seductive hair flip designed to impress Jimmy Pesto, Jr.
Bob finally convinces Linda to do the commercial by agreeing to let her sing in it but still selects Randy [Paul F. Tompkins – “Mr. Show”] over Louise for director. After several different takes featuring Linda singing or Teddy flubbing his lines, Bob is left underwhelmed by the finished product and Teddy suggests he bring in former NFL football player Sandy Frye [Jordan Peele – “Key and Peele”] for a little name recognition pizzazz.
Randy films the commercial with Sandy giving his bland testimonial and Bob cuts Linda’s singing as well as Tina’s seductive hair flip out of the finished product, making the family mad at Bob – and matters get worse on big game day when Bob discovers that Sandy portrayed himself in another commercial for Jimmy Pesto’s place – enraging Bob who storms across the street to protest and creates a minor ruckus by unplugging Jimmy’s television feed while the game is on.
The Poop and Skinny: It really is the poop this week as Gene decides that, in honor of the Super Bowl, he will hold a Super Bowel movement for the entire week – finally unleashing it on game day at Jimmy Pesto’s.
A local 15-second television commercial costs $15,000.
While driving back from the store with a bag of groceries securely fastened by a seatbelt in the passenger’s seat, Bob pretend-voices a zucchini with the zucchini suggesting that Jimmy Pesto be killed.
Gene’s idea for the Super Bowl commercial had him dressed up as a giant mustard-peeing burger monster.
Sandy Frye would like some “mozzarella volcanoes” for a snack but is disappointed to learn that Bob only sells burgers.
“Bob’s Burgers” will take next week off due to Fox’s Super Bowl coverage and will return with episode 12 on February 9, 2014.
The ToonZone Gold Best Line of the Episode Medal – Bob: “A football player on a football commercial – it’s a slam dunk!” – Randy the commercial director.
The ToonZone Silver Second-Best Line of the Episode Medal – “I want my last name off my last name! Now it’s Louise Louise!” – Louise, objecting to the final commercial product.
The ToonZone Bronze Third-Best Line of the Episode Medal – “Where’s our burgers? Between Bob’s buns!” – Louise’s suggestion for a catchy catchphrase for the commercial.
Right Side Store Neighbor of the Week – “Fire Distinguishers – Put Out Your Fire With Flair”.
Van of the Week – “Once, Mice, Three Times An Exterminator Pest Control”.
Burgers of the Week – “The Longest Chard” Burger, “Kale Mary” Burger [Served with Kale] and “Winter Meunsterland Burger [Served with Meunster Cheese Side of Snow Peas].