Burgerboss

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"Burgerboss"
Bob's Burgers episode
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Episode no. Season 2
Episode 4
Directed by Jennifer Coyle
Written by Scott Jacobson
Production code 2ASA04
Original air date April 1, 2012
Guest actors

Aziz Ansari as DRL (Darryl)
Robert Smigel as Security Guard

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Burgerboss is the fourth episode of the second season of Bob's Burgers. It aired on the Fox network on April 1, 2012.[1]

Plot[edit]

Bob has a classic arcade game called Burgerboss installed in the restaurant. When Jimmy Pesto comes by and plays the game, he gets the high score and writes "BOB SUX" on the leader board. Bob continues to play the game in a relentless attempt to beat Jimmy Pesto's high score, but does not come close. When he finally develops carpal tunnel syndrome and gets put on prescription painkillers, Linda has the game taken away which enrages him. He tracks it down to the nearby Family Fun Time arcade. Bob brings the kids along with him as it is the only way security will allow him into the arcade. He convinces Linda, meanwhile, that the family is taking sailing lessons, something that she becomes very excited about as she thinks the family will soon surprise her with a sail on a yacht.

The kids are given one arcade token each to spend at Family Fun Time, as Bob is using them all to play Burgerboss. Instead, they spend their time crashing birthday parties of kids that they don't even know. Bob meets a kid named Darryl, who has the high score on every other game in the arcade (under the name "DRL"), and asks for his help in beating the high score. In exchange, Bob agrees to beat up Tyler, a rich kid who frequently bullies Darryl. Tired crashing birthday parties, the kids leave the arcade to crash a ball in Yacht Club next door. When Tyler and his friends arrive to beat up Darryl, Bob, who has taken too many painkillers, tries to reason with Tyler only to fall asleep. He quickly wakes up and hallucinates Tyler and his friends as enemies from the Burgerboss game. He chases Tyler out of the arcade and into the Yacht Club where the kids are. Tyler's dad just happens to be President of the club and has Bob subdued once he enters.

Linda is called in (believing that the family is about to surprise her) only to find Bob fighting off security, still in a drugged-up state. The kids confess to what they've been really up to all along. Jimmy Pesto happens to also be at the Yacht Club as he is on the waiting list to be a member. As he taunts Bob, Linda tell hims that all of this happened because of his "peeing races" with Bob. The other club members misinterpreted this as some sort of sexual act, causing Jimmy to get thrown out of the Yacht Club.

The next day, Darryl drops by the restaurant. Having been inspired by Bob, he has decided to face his bullying issues head on in the hopes of avoiding a future where he ends up being like Bob, who is still struggling with his own bully. Bob pays him under the table to get "BOB SUX" off the leader board.

Production[edit]

This episode carried TV-14 rating for suggestive dialogue (D), offensive language (L) and graphic violence (V).

Burger Of The Day[edit]

Music[edit]

The song played during the video-game montage is based on "The Touch" by Stan Bush from The Transformers: The Movie.

Reception[edit]

The episode was nominated for Outstanding Animated Program at the 2012 Emmys.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listings - BOB'S BURGERS on FOX". TheFutonCritic.com. 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 

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