Sisters, you can’t live with them and you can’t live without them. On Bob’s Burgers, that doesn’t always seem like the case.
For Linda, it’s definitely not the case as she and Gayle have an odd bond. As for Louise and Tina, it’s clear the two love and respects each other. However, we don’t see them spend as much time together without Gene there.
There have been moments within the series where Louise and Tina have bonded especially over Boyz 4 Now. Even so, it has been a while for these two so I’m excited to see them paired up together in this week’s episode which is entitled “The Show (And Tell) Must Go On.”
If you haven’t watched “The Show (And Tell) Must Go On” yet, there will be spoilers from this point on.
Here’s what you missed on “The Show (And Tell) Must Go On” from Bob’s Burgers.
The episode begins with the family having breakfast together aside from Louise. She explains that the next day is the last show and tell for her so she wants something amazing even though her previous ones have all been lies but Tina says she should do something real instead. Bob tells them about cannonballs washing up on shore so Louise decides to go look for one with Tina in tow while Teddy plans a date at the restaurant.
The girls meet up with Gus who tells them to go on the slippery rocks or into the caves to find them which Bob and Linda warned against. Tina keeps trying to convince Louise to turn back but she won’t while Teddy is setting things up for his date. Louise decides to go into the cave herself until she guilts Tina into going in, too.
Louise decides to go in further and turn back until she finds a cannonball so Tina has to help her get it out. The two eventually get it out with Lousie carrying it despite how heavy it is and it all comes to a head when she drops it in the water and it sinks. Louise isn’t ready to give up but Tina finally gets her to leave so the two end up trapped against the rocks because of the waves.
The episode ends with Teddy realizing he doesn’t have to have the same interests as Kathleen while Tina explains to Louise why she should tell the class what happened in an effort to get the cannonball which works as the class is interested.
“The Show (And Tell) Must Go On” is a well-played risk by Bob’s Burgers.
Considering that Bob’s Burgers has been airing for thirteen seasons now, there isn’t always a unique and fun way to mix things up. However, I really feel like “The Show (And Tell) Must Go On” was a pretty big risk for the series yet it paid off. Firstly, I adored seeing Louise and Tina paired together which the show should do more because when these two work together, it’s always fun.
The other reason why this risk paid off was because these two were on such opposing sides that they were able to play off each other. Louise was so determined yet Tina was the more logical of the two in the end and saved their butts. Lastly for those two, I think it was a nice change of pace for Tina to be comforting Louise as the shoe tends to be on the other food. Either way, it was a solid storyline.
As for the other storyline with Teddy trying to impress Kathleen, it was okay but I would have liked to see something a bit more. Personally, I feel like the Tina-Louise storyline could have carried the entire episode. However, I’m not part of the Bob’s Burgers crew so what do I know? Aside from that, this was a pretty good episode considering we’re winding down on this season.
Bob’s Burgers airs Sundays on Fox at 9/8c.
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