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  • 4/5 - Father of the Linda

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Thread: R&R - Bob's Burgers - "Father of the Bob"



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    R&R - Bob's Burgers - "Father of the Bob"

    Bob and his dad, "Big Bob", try to outdo each other in the kitchen when they rehash an old argument during Bob's Christmas party. Meanwhile, the kids compete to find the best gift for their dad.
    Guest starring Bill Hader as Big Bob, Carl Reiner as Henry, and Nick Offerman as Pete.

    Since this is an episode I've been excited to see for a long time, I felt the need to make this Rate and Review.

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    pretty good. i liked bob's dad a lot. i hope he reappears, there's a lot of potential there.

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    Excellent. Their icy relationship was really believable, and subplot with the presents was a nice diversion from the main plot. I liked the flashbacks, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Financial Prancer View Post
    Excellent. Their icy relationship was really believable, and subplot with the presents was a nice diversion from the main plot. I liked the flashbacks, too.
    Ditto this is my favorite episode of the season along with Dawn of the Peck. The humor is more hit than miss and I wasn't bothered at all. It kept me interested mainly the two Bob's plot. Best Bob's Burgers Christmas episode ever. 10/10
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    I really liked this one. After waiting five seasons for the reveal on Big Bob's Diner (I figured it was his dad's since the beginning, but didn't it get sold to some ladies in Bob Fires the Kids?), we finally meet Big Bob. I'm guessing Bob's mom is dead or not there, but I loved the focus they had on the tension between the two. Since Bill Hader is on all the time, I don't see why they shouldn't bring Big Bob back for another episode. The flashbacks were a definite highlight. A 4/5.

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    Yeah she's definitely dead. Nice to finally meet Bob's dad and it had a great, heartwarming story. Not sure if they'll bring him back, but I wouldn't mind seeing him again.

    Kids plot literally fell apart in the end, but it resolved nicely and there was a ton of great humor. Easily the best ep of S5 so far.

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    Christ, Linda was intolerable in this... so fucking annoying from start to finish.

    Aside from that it was fine. I enjoy the kids plot a lot, particularly Tina's sassy remarks towards Gene and Louise as she kept adding things to the chair. Gene running around covered in bean juice after Big Bob left was funny too.

    The main plot was interesting to say the least. It was great to see Bob's dad and I enjoyed his character. I'd like to hear more in a future episode about what happened to his mom though. It'll probably be super sad but I'm sure it'd be a worthwhile to tell. I don't really think Bob was in the wrong when he one-upped his dad though. Like it or not, his dad was still being an asshole, I wouldn't have blamed Bob for not wanting the partnership as a teen if he knew he couldn't be the cook he aspired to be in such a toxic work environment, and that he got to prove that he made the right choice all those years later was great, and on the exact same customer no less. The fact that they made up was nice, and the dancing stuff was a neat little runner for the duration of that conversation, but the fact that everyone seemed pissed off at Bob after Big Bob left was just a real Family Fracas level groaner.

    Overall, 3.5/5. Rounded off to a 4 for the poll.
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    really? I mean in the end bob kind of embarrassed the hell out of his dad in his own restaurant on Christmas Eve... both guys were being assholes, which Big Bob even admitted in the end.

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    I love looooove Bob's Burgers and I would give this episode a10/10, except Gene was so incredibly disgusting in it that I'm taking it down two and giving it an 8/10.
    Gene is effing nasty.

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    It's not a great episode, but it's a pretty good one and it got rid of the bad taste in my mouth that The 2000 Year Old Virgin left me with. It has a very strong story and it's just overall a very good Christmas episode. 8/10
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    Thought it was great. Very nice to see Big Bob. It went about how I expected, not much in the way of surprise as far as the plot goes but it was just so well done. I felt the same with the in-law story in s1. Linda was definitely being more pushy than she needed to but ~Christmas magic~ and all that biz. Tina trying to psyche out the others in the basement for best present was humorous, but that baked bean thing...I haven't really thought "what the fuck, Gene" in awhile, and this is Gene we are talking about. But it paid off slightly when he walked out like a total mess to further bring down Bob's (slightly obnoxious) celebration of victory. I totally understand that type of parental relationship so I feel for Bob's need to prove his father wrong, but yeah I can see why people would be put off with him running his father out of his own restaurant on Christmas Eve over a burger ..and festering grudge sure but no one else really knew of that except the father's friends. But Bob's a weirdo so whatever, he had to scream about something. Of course I liked the reveal of the newspaper memento and the Bobs making up. Oh and gotta mention, enjoyed the interactions between the kids and Big Bob. I had wondered how close they would all be and I sorta wish I could see what, if any, Big Bob's level of interaction was with the kids when they were smaller and Bob was still willing to see his dad before the long gap.
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    I don't normally comment on Bob's Burgers r & r threads but man I really loved this episode.

    Big Bob was a great presence, who was characterised perfectly within that icy dynamic that exists between him and his son. This was an example of an episode where technically not a lot happened, but the dialogue and general 'feel' compensates for it. The humour was consistently on point, the best scene was Bob having a dance-to-heart in santa's gay bar and the subplot was fun (especially Gene's bean bath).

    Only Linda's general annoyance and that the final couple of scenes could have improved upon deny this a perfect score.

    5/5, 9/10, A-

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    5/5: one of my favorite episodes of the show. I thought it was really enjoyable and it was great to meet Bob's dad.



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