Bob rallies the team to cook up some business, so he sends middle child Gene to push samples in the streets, eldest son Daniel to work the grill and youngest daughter Louise to staff the counter. The day takes an unexpected turn when the health inspector pays a visit because of a little rumor Louise started during "show and tell" at school.
Bob rallies the team to cook up some business, so he sends middle child Gene to push samples in the streets, eldest daughter Tina to work the grill and youngest daughter Louise to staff the counter. The day takes an unexpected turn when the health inspector pays a visit because of a little rumor Louise started during "show and tell" at school.
When Bob learns that Linda's mother is coming for a visit, he wants nothing to do with it. Linda has been cracking the whip at home, making sure every shelf has been dusted and every bed has been made. When she discovers a leak in the roof, she sends Bob to fix it, but he gets stuck in a wall, leaving Linda and the kids to entertain their guests and run the restaurant.
When a controversial documentary filmmaker places a live cow outside of the family restaurant to make a statement, Bob is livid when it starts to scare away customers. However, to everyone's surprise, Bob treats the cow like a member of the family.
When Tina develops a crush on the new martial arts instructor in town, she joins the class and ends up shirking her responsibilities at the restaurant. Bob finds out what's going on and decides to take matters into his own hands.
Tina is desperate to get her first kiss at her 13th birthday party. But after Louise breaks the deep fryer, Bob takes a second job as a late-night cab driver to pay for Tina's party. Things keep getting worse for Bob when the parents of Tina's crush refuse to let their son attend the party, and Bob has to do everything in his power to save his daughter's big day.
With a long weekend approaching, Linda sees an opportunity to capitalize on the tourist traffic by starting a bed and breakfast. But when the reservations are filled by some shady character, Louise plants listening devices all over the house to keep an ear on what's happening.
When Linda asks Bob to let her sister hang her paintings in the restaurant for Art Week, Bob finds he's forced to contend with the city's Art Council, a shady troop of intimidating old ladies who control the art exhibited around town. Meanwhile, Louise, Gene and Tina are thrilled by all the attention their own art receives in the restaurant.
When Bob's eccentric landlord, Mr. Fischoeder, pays the family a visit, he informs Bob that his rival across the street, Jimmy Pesto of Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria, wants to take over Bob's lease so that he can expand his gift shop. With little time and not enough money, the Belcher family must cook up some business or luck to save the restaurant.
Mold drives the Belchers to Mort's mortuary for the weekend. Louise tries to frighten Gene and babysitter Tina while Bob and Linda go out on a double date with Mort and an online mortician acquaintance.
Teddy tells a story of hidden treasure inside an abandoned taffy factory that is about to be demolished, so the kids decide to sneak out and look for the treasure. Meanwhile, Bob and Linda have a scheduled sex night and Linda attempts to make it special by having games and sneaking Bob an enlargement pill.
Bob brings an old-school video game in the restaurant, hoping to earn some more profits. He mistakenly challenges Jimmy Pesto to a game, and not only does he win, he writes the name on the leader board "BOB SUX". With Bob humiliated, he seeks help from a video game enthusiast after making a promise.
The Belchers beg Bob to buy a food truck to compete against the ones that are stealing his customers. Bob gives in and buys the truck. When the "Lolla-Pa-Foods-A-Festival" comes up, the Belchers bring the truck and the kids decide to cause mischief. Unfortunately, this causes a riot to rise from the other food truckers.
The kids skip their normal trick-or-treat route for Halloween and decide to go to a posh neighborhood, Kingshead Island, as they distribute full-sized candy bars. Meanwhile, Bob and Linda attend Teddy's annual "Black and Orange" party.
When Bob feels that he is depriving the kids of any summer vacation, he decides to relieve them of duty from working the restaurant. After they get bored of their summer break, they are hired by a hippie couple to be "weed pickers". Meanwhile, Bob hires Mickey, the bank robber, to work at his restaurant.
Gene tries to break up with his new girlfriend, Courtney, after the family finds her annoying. When he tries to, however, he finds out that her dad writes jingles and he could possibly launch his own career.
When Bob inherits a storage unit, his family is imagining that they will be receiving treasure that has been passed down. They soon discover that instead of treasure, they inherit Chet, a man who believes he used to be a mannequin.
When Wagstaff Middle School has their fourth-grade science fair coming up, Louise comes up with the idea of a musical, and Gene writes it about the execution and electrocution of Topsy, an elephant that was executed in 1903. Mr. Fischoeder and Gayle sing a duet called Electric Love.
The Belcher family goes down to Florida to see Linda's parents in their senior home. To their surprise, they find that the home is full of swingers. Meanwhile, the kids go to find a snake that allegedly ate one of the residents' dogs.
When Bob acts as a parent chaperone to a museum, he bonds with Louise. Gene and his friends go to look for exhibits based on the female anatomy, Tina questions how dorky she is, and Linda helps the museum workers by chanting in a strike with them.
Bob gets upset when Linda buys a Christmas tree too early that dies too fast, so the Belchers go to get a new tree. While looking for a new tree, they notice that a man in a candy cane truck is stalking them.
Bob and Linda have Teddy babysit the kids when they go on a romantic getaway at a burger convention. Teddy attempts to earn the title of "Uncle Teddy" by shooing away Tina's crush, who turns out he is using her for free burgers.
Tina decides to try out for the cheerleading squad, but it's actually Gene who gets noticed in the crowd for his spirit and cheering ability. Meanwhile, during her cheer audition, Tina falls and bites her tongue, leaving her unable to speak - and a mischievous Louise steps up to be her translator.
Motivated by the promise of a new beachside burger joint, Bob conspires with Felix to convince Mr. Fischoeder to sell Wonder Wharf. Meanwhile, Tina protests the destruction of the wharf’s carousel by chaining herself to it.
When Gene's "Die Hard"-inspired musical doesn't get picked for the school's fall performance, he decides to stage an underground show with the help of Louise. But Wagstaff Middle School families begin to feud when they learn that Gene has planned his show on the very same night as Courtney's school-sanctioned "Working Girl"-inspired musical.
When Tina is up for a big hall monitor promotion, she is determined to do whatever it takes to nab the powerful job. So, she enlists the help of Gene and Louise. Meanwhile, back at the restaurant, Linda gets artsy and begins to decorate the walls with customer artwork... on napkins.
Tina and Louise volunteer to run Jimmy Junior's class president campaign in order to keep Millie from winning, and ruining the school. Meanwhile, Bob becomes obsessed with a knife after talking himself into buying it for $300.