Weekend at Mort's
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|"Weekend at Mort's"|
|Bob's Burgers episode|
|Episode no.||Season 1
|Directed by||Anthony Chun|
|Written by||Scott Jacobson|
|Original air date||May 8, 2011|
The episode was written by Scott Jacobson and directed by Anthony Chun. It received positive reviews from critics for its character interactions, humor and storyline. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 4.26 million viewers in its original airing. The episode featured guest performances by Jay Johnston, Andy Kindler, Amy Sedaris and Sam Seder.
The kids discover mold in the restaurant, so Bob calls Hugo, the health inspector, to get rid of it. Hugo needs to shut down the restaurant while it is fumigated over the weekend (claiming that bleach cannot get rid of mold). Bob plans to go to a hotel, but Mort offers for them to stay at his crematory home, which the family agrees to.
They arrive at the funeral home and discover that it is not what they expected - it is an expensive, modern apartment. Mort explains that he gets his furniture at a discount because people have died on them. Bob and Linda decide that for their first weekend away from work in years, they can have their second honeymoon while Mort watches the kids. Bob plans to spend the weekend creating a model replica of the bus from "Speed", but Linda wants their stay to be romantic. Meanwhile, Mort is having fun with the kids and lets them explore the morgue. Louise goes on Mort's computer and finds that he received a message from someone on a dating website for morticians and, pretending to be Mort, invites her to a date at Jimmy Pesto's. When she agrees to come, Linda forces Bob to come with her as a double date, leaving Tina in charge despite her past failures at babysitting.
Bob, Linda, Mort and Samantha, Mort's date, arrive at Jimmy Pesto's Pastafarian night (Jamaican-styled cuisine). Mort and Samantha get along excellently, but Bob is left out and gets heavily drunk. While babysitting, Tina is convinced by Louise and Gene to let them explore the morgue unsupervised. Going deeper into the morgue, Louise pulls a prank on the others and makes them believe there is a zombie hiding in the morgue. At Jimmy Pesto's, Bob abandons Linda and goes back to Mort's apartment. Hearing the kids in the morgue, he goes downstairs to investigate, but drunkenly falls asleep in an empty coffin. Louise continues scaring the others, but they hear Bob's snoring and believe it's a real zombie. The kids duct-tape the coffin shut and push it into the crematorium. Before the coffin gets burnt, the kids realize that Bob is inside as he frees himself. Mort and Samantha come back to the morgue to make out, but Bob realizes that facing death has made him appreciate his relationship with Linda, so he goes back to Jimmy Pesto's to dance with her. After arriving, Bob notices mold in Jimmy Pesto's restaurant - Hugo tells Pesto that he can remove it with bleach.
"Weekend at Mort's" is the eleventh episode of Bob's Burgers and was written by Scott Jacobsen and directed by Anthony Chun. Actress Amy Sedaris guest stars as Mort's date Samantha. Recurring guest stars are Jay Johnston as Jimmy Pesto, Andy Kindler as Mort and Sam Seder as Hugo. The episode carries a TV-14 rating for suggestive dialogue (D), offensive language (L) and sexual situations (S).
Burger of the Day
- "I've Created a Muenster".
In its original American broadcasting, "Weekend at Mort's" was viewed by an estimated 4.26 million viewers and received a 2.0 rating/6% share among adults between the ages of 18 and 49, an increase from last episode.
Critical reception of this episode has been positive. Rowan Kraiser of The A.V. Club gave the episode a 'B+', the highest rating of the night. He praised the gags, however he did mention that he found them weird. He stated that "the show's baseline is moving forward – weird, funny, and occasional springboards to episodes of sheer genius".