• First appearances of Gretchen and Scott Bags. Ms. LaBonz also makes her first speaking appearance.
  • This is the only episode to have a writing credit from Season 1 consulting producer Aron Abrams. Abrams passed away on December 25, 2010, before the series premiered on January 9, 2011.
  • It is actually dangerous to be in a basement during a hurricane. During a hurricane, you must stay as far above sea level as possible, in case of storm-surge flooding. It would be safer for the kids to be their rooms than the basement.
  • This episode is the last in the 1ASA production season but aired as the penultimate episode of Season 1. As a result of this, Torpedo Jones and Burt Dellalucci who both appear in the finale, "Torpedo", make their first broadcast appearances in this episode. They can both be seen in the crowd at Lobsterfest along with many of the other characters introduced throughout the season. Hugo calling for the restaurant to be shut down could also have been considered a cliffhanger or a natural end to the series if it wasn't renewed for a second season.
  • The governor in Louise's fantasy sequence was also the judge in Bob's courtroom dream sequence in Sacred Cow.
  • Louise's prisoner number in her lobster fantasy sequence is 12345.
  • The promo image of the flashback to Bob and Linda's first date differs from the scene in the final episode. There's no vignette effect on the image, Bob and Linda are clearly in the family's kitchen but are in a different kitchen or restaurant in the actual episode, and Linda appears concerned about Bob's allergic reaction in the promo image but is completely aloof to it in the episode. (see Gallery)
  • Ocean Avenue's Lobsterfest is a reference to the real lobster festival in Maine.
  • The lost dog poster that Gene takes the phone numbers from is written in Spanish. "PERRO PERDIDO" (Lost Dog) appears above the picture and "RECOMPENSA" (reward) appears below.
  • Lobsterfest gets celebrated again later in "Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?."
  • A total of 4.66 million households watched this episode.
  • The episode received positive reviews from critics.
  • The script cover shows the Lobsterfest poster.


  • The Burger of the Day during "Bobsterfest" changes from "Neither Fish Nor Fowl Burger" - (100% Beef) to "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Hamburger" to "Neither Fish Nor Fowl" again and back to "One Fish, Two Fish..." again. It is, however, blank when John Van Horton and the Music Extrusion's drummer is drumming on the board.
  • Gene's keyboard is mirror imaged when he gives it to the security guard in his first time eating lobster fantasy.
  • Throughout the episode Hugo is depicted wearing latex gloves during his inspections but immediately before or after them, they don't appear. They disappear and appear suddenly between shots without any obvious time to have put them on or remove them.

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Season Episodes
0 The Demo
1 Human FleshCrawl SpaceSacred CowSexy Dance FightingHamburger Dinner TheaterSheesh! Cab, Bob?Bed & BreakfastArt CrawlSpaghetti Western & MeatballsBurger WarWeekend at Mort'sLobsterfestTorpedo
2 The BelchiesBob Day AfternoonSynchronized SwimmingBurgerbossFood Truckin'Dr. YapMoody FoodieBad TinaBeefsquatch
3 Ear-sy RiderFull BarsBob Fires the KidsMutiny on the WindbreakerAn Indecent Thanksgiving ProposalThe DeepeningTina-Rannosaurus WrecksThe Unbearable Like-Likeness of GeneGod Rest Ye Merry Gentle-MannequinsMother Daughter Laser RazorNude BeachBroadcast Wagstaff School NewsMy Fuzzy ValentineLindapendent WomanO.T. The Outside ToiletTopsyTwo for TinaIt Snakes a VillageFamily FracasThe Kids Run the RestaurantBoyz 4 NowCarpe MuseumThe Unnatural
4 A River Runs Through BobFort NightSeaplane!My Big Fat Greek BobTurkey in a CanPurple Rain-UnionBob and DeliverChristmas in the CarSlumber PartyPresto Tina-OEasy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercialThe Frond FilesMazel TinaUncle TeddyThe Kids Rob a TrainI Get Psy-chic Out of YouThe EquestranautsAmbergrisThe Kids Run AwayGene It OnWharf HorseWorld Wharf II: The Wharfening
5 Work Hard or Die Trying, GirlTina and the Real GhostFriends with Burger-fitsDawn of the PeckBest BurgerFather of the BobTina Tailor Soldier SpyMidday RunSpeakeasy RiderLate Afternoon in the Garden of Bob and LouiseCan't Buy Me MathThe Millie-Churian CandidateThe Gayle TalesLi'l Hard DadAdventures in Chinchilla-SittingThe Runway ClubThe Itty Bitty Ditty CommitteeEat, Spray, LindaHousetrapHawk & ChickThe Oeder Games
6 Sliding BobsThe Land ShipThe HaunteningGayle Makin' Bob SledNice-CapadesThe Cook, The Steve, The Gayle, & Her LoverThe Gene and Courtney ShowSexy Dance HealingSacred CouchLice Things Are LiceHouse of 1000 BouncesStand by GeneWag the HogThe Hormone-iumsPro Tiki/Con TikiBye Bye Boo BooThe Horse Rider-erSecret Admiral-irerGlued, Where's My Bob?
7 Flu-ouiseSea Me NowTeen-a WitchThey Serve Horses, Don't They?Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?The QuirkducersThe Last Gingerbread House on the LeftEx MachTinaBob ActuallyThere's No Business Like Mr. Business BusinessA Few 'Gurt MenLike Gene for ChocolateThe Grand Mama-pest HotelAquaticismAin't Miss Debatin'Eggs for DaysZero Larp ThirtyThe Laser-inthThelma & Louise Except Thelma is LindaMom, Lies, and VideotapeParaders of the Lost FloatInto the Mild
8 BrunchsquatchThe Silence of the LouiseThe Wolf of Wharf StreetSit Me Baby One More TimeThanks-HoardingThe BleakeningV for Valentine-dettaY Tu Ga-Ga TambienThe Secret Ceramics Room of SecretsSleeping with the FrenemyThe Hurt SoccerCheer Up, Sleepy GeneThe Trouble with DoublesGo Tina on the MountainAre You There Bob? It's Me, BirthdayBoywatchAs I Walk Through the Alley of the Shadow of RampsMo Mommy Mo ProblemsMission Impos-slug-bleSomething Old, Something New, Something Bob Caters for You
9 Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now
Unknown season The Taking of Funtime One Two ThreeNightmare on Ocean Avenue StreetI Bob Your PardonTweentrepreneursBetter Off SledLive and Let FlyBobby DriverRoller? I Hardly Know Her!UFO No You Didn't • TBA • Lorenzo's Oil? No, Linda'sThe Helen HuntEvery Which Way but GooseThe Fresh Princ-ipalRoamin' Bob-iday • TBA • TBA • Long Time Listener, First Time BobThe Gene MileP.T.A. It Ain't SoIf You Love It so Much, Why Don't You Marionette?What About Blob?Yes Without My Zeke
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