O.T.: The Outside Toilet

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"O.T.: The Outside Toilet"
Bob's Burgers episode
Episode no. Season 3
Series 37
Episode 15
Directed by Anthony Chun
Written by Lizzie Molyneux
Wendy Molyneux
Production code 3ASA02
Original air date March 3, 2013
Guest actors

Jon Hamm (uncredited) as the Talking Toilet
Neil Flynn as Max Flush

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"O.T.: The Outside Toilet" is the 15th episode of the third season of the animated comedy series Bob's Burgers and the overall 37th episode, and is written by Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux and directed by Anthony Chun. It aired on Fox in the United States on March 3, 2013.[1]

Plot[edit]

The episode starts with a crate falling off from a truck and into a cliff, where the wooden crate breaks and its contents start to glow. Bob has to go to court to contest a parking ticket, and borrows one of Mort's client's suit that was left behind in the funeral home. Meanwhile, Gene discovers a talking toilet in the woods - capable of warming the seat and telling jokes, among other things - as he is on his way home. Gene shows his siblings the toilet, where he finds out that its battery is almost drained and needs charging.

The driver of the truck finds and tracks Gene back to the restaurant, where Bob and Linda are on their way to celebrate the dismissal of his ticket, mostly due to how "rich" he looks in the said suit. The truck driver, who introduces himself as Max Flush, announces that his toilet costs $14,000 and that he's very motivated to locate it. When Gene refuses to tell him the location of the toilet, he stakes outside the restaurant. The kids enlist the help of the Pesto children and Zeke to transfer the toilet in a safer place. Meanwhile, Bob and Linda go to a fancy restaurant where Bob and "his suit" are being sent free drinks by the other patrons, and gets drunk to the point that they have forgotten how to order food. They find Gene and the battery-drained toilet on the road and they go to a coffee shop, where Max Flush finds them and is revealed to be a toilet thief. The toilet is brought back to its owner in King's Head Island after a tearful goodbye with Gene.

Reception[edit]

Rowan Kaiser of The A.V. Club gave the episode a A–, saying "Everything worked about “O.T. the Outside Toilet.” I'm not sure I want Bob's Burgers to always remind me so much of The Simpsons, but I could be persuaded if it was always this good."[2] Ross Bonaime of Paste gave the episode an 8.4, saying "The two stories combine in a perfect way, with the drunk Belcher parents helping Gene with his toilet friend, but they’re too drunk to quite comprehend what’s going on, and Gene eventually has to say goodbye to his best toilet/friend. It’s all insane, but kind of sweet too, especially when Bob has an awkward heart-to-heart with Gene, and the entire family rises up to help Gene in his time of need. Once again, Bob’s Burgers gets some of the best voice acting on TV as well, as Hamm is great as the toilet, constantly misunderstanding Gene’s commands, like when Gene tells him “I love you,” and Hamm responds, “you have to throw up?” It’s the perfect balance of weirdness and heart that Bob’s Burgers excels at."[3]

The episode received a 1.7 rating and was watched by a total of 3.67 million people. This made it the fourth most watched show on Animation Domination that night, beating The Cleveland Show but losing to The Simpsons.[4]

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