Carpe Museum

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"Carpe Museum"
Bob's Burgers episode
Episode no. Season 3
Series 44
Episode 22
Directed by Tyree Dillihay
Written by Jon Schroeder
Production code 3ASA09
Original air date May 5, 2013
Guest appearance(s)
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"Carpe Museum" is the 22nd episode of the third season of the animated comedy series Bob's Burgers and the overall 44th episode, and is written by Jon Schroeder and directed by Tyree Dillihay. It aired on Fox in the United States on May 5, 2013.[1]


The kids go on a school trip to the museum and Linda signs Bob up to be a chaperone. The kids are assigned their buddies: Gene with Zeke, Louise with Regular-Sized Rudy, and Tina with Henry Haber, another socially awkward student from Wagstaff. Gene and Zeke bond over looking for breasts in all the displays; Louise decides to sneak into the closed Amazon-themed Room, tagging along Rudy and Bob, while Tina and Henry try to teach each other how to be cool, as they both think the other is the dorkiest student in school.

Left alone at the restaurant, Linda gets sad because she feels like her children do not need her as much anymore. Teddy tells her to go be with her family, and she goes to the museum. However, she gets distracted by a group of museum employees picketing the place and decides to help them improve their chants.

Bob, Louise, and Rudy get trapped in a tree house, where Rudy gets an asthma attack. Having abandoned his backpack (where his inhaler is located) somewhere else in the room, Bob uses his vest to get Louise, Rudy, and himself out of the tree house and back with the group. Tina and Henry decide to make a poll to find out who is dorkier between the two of them: they get equal votes from the class. Linda eventually goes overboard with the chanting and the picketers chase her away.


Pilot Viruet of The A.V. Club gave the episode a B+, saying "Much of the episode, however, is built around the idea that Louise and Bob are cut from the same cloth. Bob and Louise understand each other more than anyone else in the family so he immediately knows that she’s sneaked away to visit a closed exhibit, and she immediately knows how to convince him to join in the exploration. There are a lot of nice moments happening between the two, most to Louise’s chagrin, such as when she lets it slip that she’ll probably take over the restaurant. Bob teasing Louise about looking up to him—“Oh my God, am I your hero?!”—was my favorite part of the episode, simultaneously funny and sweet and pulled off with some perfect voice acting. Things briefly go awry when Louise’s trip buddy Rudy [sic] has an asthma attack and Bob has to MacGyver a zip-line to save him. It’s the second episode in a row to end with a Louise-bonding-with-another-Belcher moment that showcases her reluctant sweetness (and to be honest, the episode as a whole had many fewer laughs than "Boyz 4 Now") but I’ll take it."[2]

The episode received a 1.7 rating and was watched by a total of 3.96 million people. This made it the fourth most watched show on Animation Domination that night, losing to American Dad! with 5.00 million.[3]


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