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I love the Thanksgiving episodes! Bob is hilarious.

I'm glad the turkey ended up tasting okay. lol But no other side dishes. 😞

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This episode was great, I love their Thanksgiving episodes.

l don't know why I laughed so hard, but I love that we could see Bob's tattoo from the Equestranauts episode, lol.

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Bob having the food talking to him is never not funny. It's such a brilliant character trait.

Bob and Linda also high fiving over the check ending in 69 is exactly what they would do. So is Louise wanting to burn things.

I'm kind of a little over every year something bad happening to Bob though. Last year was the closest but still.

Most grocery stores sell wood. Linda could have just run down there.

By now, Linda should know well enough how Bob is about Thanksgiving. I mean, I get that she's not super into it, but she was kind of being annoying to Bob.

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There's this legendary turkey recipe online somewhere that is incredibly complicated (half the steps include "have another glass of wine") and time consuming, and apparently the end result is a turkey that looks completely charred through like Bob's. Apparently when you cut into it it's amazing. I'm so glad Bob's turkey was like that!

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10 hours ago, DoctorAtomic said:

By now, Linda should know well enough how Bob is about Thanksgiving. I mean, I get that she's not super into it, but she was kind of being annoying to Bob.

Hard disagree. Bob was the one who was way out of line the entire time. That bird could have sat in the fridge for a couple of days until the gas came back on. (People wet or dry brine birds all the time. You don't have to cook them instantly) It could have been frozen too, though that would not be an ideal. Instead Bob dragged his family out into the alley on their holiday to cook the turkey over an illegal fire. He sent his kids dumpster diving and into the woods looking for things to burn. He got annoyed at Linda for enjoying family memories rather than spend time in the stinky alley next to a dumpster. All so he could cook a turkey he admitted that he cared about more than his kids. It wouldn't even have been a Thanksgiving dinner; it was just a turkey, no sides. And that's why at the end, Bob was the one who had to learn a lesson and put family first. The fact that the turkey worked out is secondary. He was the jerk.

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With all the ridiculous bullshit Bob had to put up with every week, after waiting 5 years for this turkey, which Linda had to have known was important to him, I'm cutting him a little slack. Especially when the holiday is continually ruined. 

It's not like Louise wasn't totally gung ho about burning things either. 

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I am so glad that Bobs turkey was good, I always love the Thanksgiving episodes! Bob is normally the  straight man to the families wackiness, so its always funny when he starts to lose it, and Thanksgiving really just brings the manic intensity out in him. I will also never not love Bob talk to food and Bob having the food talk back to him. 

"He isnt well, he`ll calm himself down eventually." 

They are really bringing back all of the seemingly one shot and supporting cast lately, I need to keep checking the shows Wiki to remember who everyone is exactly and when we last saw them!

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I, too, am so glad the turkey turned out good.

Cracked up when Gene said that he had a shockingly deep belly button that you can put a whole hot dog in.

Loved the animation of the kids rolling the log up the hill and then it coming back down, esp the shot where we see just the top of their heads as they come to the crest.

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I just love that while every other show on the planet has a 'very special' Christmas episode, for Bob THE holiday of holidays is Thanksgiving, where he gets to cook what he wants how he wants (at least theoretically). 

And while none of the rest of the family understands this one bit, they try to accommodate him. Because they love him, that's why (even though Louise would deny it to her last breath).

And Izzy85, thanks for identifying the tattoo! I knew it meant something, but I couldn't remember the episode! The showrunners take their continuity SERIOUSLY (yet somehow tongue in cheek at the same time).

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That tattoo has been shown on the show before, too.

The time is remember is when Bob has the yips and wears Jimmy Pesto’s underwear to cure it. During the ending credits scene, Bob is at the grill like always, except he’s wearing nothing but Pesto’s briefs while he sings, dances, and cooks at the same time, LOL.

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Episode 9:

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"All That Gene"

Gene auditions for a small role in a local theater production, but things backfire when he discovers that Linda actually bargained with the director to get Gene the part.

Airs December 1, 2019.

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Neighbor: Stop in The Name of Gloves

Exterminator: Dead Mouse Says What

Burger(s) of The Day: Oaxaca Waka Waka Burger, The Creme Fraiche Prince of Bell Peppers Burger, The Fried Off Into The Sunset Burger

Finally Gene gets to audition for the theater scene. And of course he blows it by bringing Gene energy to a place where it isn't needed. And man, I had a feeling that Linda would go full Stage Mom the moment Gene didn't get the part. I was expecting the family and Teddy to save the play, and not Gene performing The Gene Show to old people.

Loved seeing Kathleen again. Man, Teddy is still really awkward and creepy around women. I'm actually sad that nothing came of it. And he still thinks Bob and the family is named Burger.

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1 hour ago, Galileo908 said:

And of course he blows it by bringing Gene energy to a place where it isn't needed.

Gene needs to tone it down most of the time or given more activities to do. To be fair here, Gene wasn't given much direction either in reading the line. He shouldn't have ad libbed in the rehearsal, and Linda should have put her foot down.

I kind of don't like that Gene going out there to Gene it up was the resolution.

Bob taking so much abuse between the poking and Linda dumping the tickets on him is why I don't think wanting to cook a turkey in the alley was that bad.

I like that the gossip on Janice was that she's mormon.

Credit to the kids for selling the tickets though.

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Gene was an obnoxious brat in this episode, and Linda did him no favors in treating him like Mommy's special little snowflake when she should have told him to tone it down because his behavior was not appropriate. 

The voice actor who did the director has done other roles, I think. She sounds the same no matter what character she's playing.

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3 hours ago, SmithW6079 said:

Gene was an obnoxious brat in this episode, and Linda did him no favors in treating him like Mommy's special little snowflake when she should have told him to tone it down because his behavior was not appropriate. 

Well, honestly, Linda's not much better. Gene's definitely a chip off of that block.

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The one thing that worked was that. Gene was all over the place, and Linda dumped the tickets on Bob so she could have gotten Gene the part. 

I guess it didn't work overall because they actually did sell all the tickets thanks to the kids, so Linda didn't really learn anything, and Gene actually was prepared to play it straight but then went out and entertained the audience, so I don't think the lesson sunk in with him either. 

I don't mind Linda getting Gene the part because the director clearly had no options, but for Gene not to realize what a play is (playing the role as directed and reading the lines) didn't wash for me. I suppose it would have been better if he was playing the role but maybe too much - really over doing it on the dialogue - WOW those BEANS look deeeeeliciousss!!!! I can get that. 

Bob did call Linda out on it a little too, and she realized she made a mistake, but I don't think it will stick. 

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The idea of Gene getting cast in a Tennessee Williams style drama is a hilarious idea for an episode, but I dont know if it totally landed. I think Linda had the right idea for a second that she is making some mistakes with Gene, but in the end no lessons were really learned here, despite there being a decent "learn to read the room at times" sort of lesson here. Yeah Gene should never stop being Gene (who is awesome and delightful) but its not the worst idea to remind him that his high energy isnt super appropriate for every occasion and that maybe Linda, while being supportive and encouraging, could maybe dial down the "your as good as Adelle!" sort of stuff before Gene gets his feelings hurt. 

Of course Mr. Ambrose is into the local theater scene. Really, Gene could do well in theater, he just needs to find the right play, or get some better direction. I mean, he is still a kid, he needs someone to help him. 

Poor Bob and his love handles. At least the kids sold the tickets!

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I liked it. At first I was annoyed by Gene being "too Gene" when they were rehearsing. There's a time and a place for that sort of thing, and the time came later when the old folks needed entertaining.

Donovan had some good lines.

"Nobody goes to local theater. I probably should have listened to my father and gone into Something Safe. He owned a safe company called Something Safe."

"It's the American classic, A Potluck in the Grass by Alabama O'Callahan."

"I just lost a stagehand. Ironically, he got a job at the Foot Locker."

And the way he breathed when Linda told him on the phone to breathe was pretty funny.

Gene, yelling: You're looking at Quiet Eli, baby!

Louise: I think we're gonna have to sell these tickets the old-fashioned way.
Tina: On a horse?

Bob: No ticket stubs, no… sticking chubs.

I liked that after Louise poked Bob the first time, when he returns to the stove, he backs away. It was just a small thing, but a nice touch.

The theater group being called The Happy Mask/Sad Mask Players tickled me.

I noticed that the wardrobe hanging up included a puffy shirt, like from Seinfeld.

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6 hours ago, tennisgurl said:

Of course Mr. Ambrose is into the local theater scene. Really, Gene could do well in theater, he just needs to find the right play, or get some better direction. I mean, he is still a kid, he needs someone to help him. 

Gene was responsible for Die Hard: The Musical and then mashing it up with Working Girl: The Musical. Something like THAT was definitely his speed, and I wish that was brought up at some point.

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