Lobsterfest

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"Lobsterfest"
Bob's Burgers episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 12
Directed by Boohwan Lim
Written by Aron Abrams & Greg Thompson
Production code 1ASA13
Original air date May 15, 2011
Guest actors
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"Lobsterfest" is the twelfth episode of the first season of the animated television series Bob's Burgers. The episode originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 15, 2011.

The episode was written by Aron Abrams & Greg Thompson and directed by Boohwan Lim. It received positive reviews from critics for its character interactions, humor and storyline. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 4.66 million viewers in its original airing. The episode featured guest performances by David Herman, Andy Kindler, Ron Lynch, Jerry Minor, Larry Murphy and Sam Seder.

Plot[edit]

The town's Lobsterfest has arrived, much to the irritation of Bob, since it may steal business. He also has an allergy to it. Hugo and Ron stop by and force Bob to hang up a Lobsterfest poster, but he tears it down when they leave.

During class, Mr. Frond alerts Louise's class that a tropical storm which was going to hit town has now directing to town and progressed to a hurricane. Due to the hurricane, Lobsterfest has been canceled, making Bob ecstatic. He decides to open Bob's Burgers for customers who were planning on going to Lobsterfest. Linda is worried about the restaurant and if a hurricane will destroy the business. However, more customers are coming in from the hurricane, including the Lobsterfest maidens and the health inspectors. Hugo meets one of the Lobsterfest maidens, Gretchen. Bob encourages Hugo to get closer to Gretchen by showing him his badge and thermometer. Bob decides to give burgers to people for free and names his party, "Bobsterfest". Meanwhile, the kids are at the basement for safety. Louise suggests looting the empty town while Tina compiles her "mating list," for when the town is destroyed and they must repopulate the earth. After sneaking outside, the kids find a lobster and decide to eat it to spite their father.

Bob deals with a huge hangover the next morning and discovers the restaurant was trashed by the party. Louise tries to boil the lobster, but Tina and Gene stop her, because they want their first time eating lobster to be special. Gene wants to have his in a hot tub after his first music show, Tina wants to eat hers one when she marries Jimmy Pesto Jr. and Louise wants to eat her first one as a way to escape prison. Louise accidentally drops the lobster into boiling water, and the kids decide to eat it anyway. Bob finds out that Lobsterfest is open and attempts to bring sympathetic people back to the restaurant to help clean up, but they all refuse. Louise, Tina and Gene taste their first lobster, but Gene has an allergic reaction like Bob. Bob goes on the Lobsterfest's stage and threatens to put his feet in a tub of melted butter. Linda convinces him not too, but Bob accidentally gets shot by Officer Julia and Cliffany and falls into the butter, contaminating it. Bob is accused of ruining Lobsterfest and will be thrown on a pile of the shells of spiky lobsters. Ron think it's unfair that Hugo isn't stopping the crowd since Bob was his Wingman. Hugo inspects the butter and announces it is still healthy to eat.

After the Lobsterfest, Gene lies to Bob, saying that he looks exactly the same as when he was born. Gretchen breaks up with Hugo, citing that although she didn't mind he had a small badge, she couldn't deal with the fact that he doesn't know how to use it. Hugo inspects the restaurant as retaliation.

Production[edit]

"Lobsterfest" is the twelfth episode of Bob's Burgers and was written by Aron Abrams & Greg Thompson and directed by Boohwan Lim.[1] Aron Abrams written the episode before he died on late 2010. Recurring guest stars are David Hermanas Mr. Frond, Andy Kindler as Mort, Ron Lynch as Ron, Jerry Minor as Officer Julia, Larry Murphy as Teddy and Sam Seder as Hugo and Officer Cliffany. The episode carries a TV-14 rating for suggestive dialogue (D), and offensive language (L).

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Reception[edit]

In its original American broadcasting, "Lobsterfest" was viewed by an estimated 4.66 million viewers and received a 2.2 rating/6% share among adults between the ages of 18 and 49, an increase from last episode.[2]

Critical reception has been positive, Rowan Kraiser of The A.V. Club gave the episode an B, the highest rating of the night tied with The Simpsons episode 500 Keys. He praises the humor, storyline and praises Hugo's role in the episode.

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