• Table read date: July 1, 2016.
  • The title and script cover are references to the 1989 movie Sex, Lies, and Videotape.
  • This episode is the show's first Mother's Day-themed episode. "Eat, Spray, Linda" was originally meant to be themed as such but was changed to focus on Linda's birthday after some uncertainty over when the episode would air.[1] This episode aired on May 7, 2017, which was a week before Mother's Day due to Fox's coverage of the 2017 Miss USA competition pre-empting its Sunday night line-up that night.
  • Like "The Frond Files", "The Gayle Tales", and "Sliding Bobs", this episode includes three stories told by each of the kids. Unlike those episodes, they take place within the series canon instead of alternate universe situations.
  • Tina's story is a parody of Aliens, the second installment in the Alien movie franchise. The sixth installment Alien: Covenant premiered in some territories three days after this episode first aired.[2]
  • This episode marks the second time that Tina portrays a movie character played by Sigourney Weaver. The first was in "Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl" where she played Katharine Parker in Courtney Wheeler's Working Girl musical.
  • Gene asks Bob "Is that a flux capacitor" regarding his camcorder, a Back to the Future reference. Tina asks if it transforms into anything, referring to Transformers.
  • It is revealed in this episode that Gene is in sixth grade. It had never been mentioned or confirmed anywhere else before.
  • When the fourth graders come on stage to perform "Mom on the Range", Chloe's bandanna falls off.
  • A total of 2.02 million households watched this episode making it the second highest rated episode aired in 2017 behind "Ex MachTina."[3]
  • Some sources seem to get this episode's title wrong and call it Mom, Lies and Videotapes. The correct title is Mom, Lies and Videotape without the extra 's'.


  • The press release for this episode incorrectly states that Sarah Silverman voices Andy and Laura Silverman voices Ollie. Andy and Ollie are in fact voiced by Laura and Sarah respectively.[4]
  • In the wide shot of the fourth graders singing "Mom on the Range", Chloe doesn't appear to be wearing any shoes.
  • The rubber bands that hit the piano keys sound the notes A, G, and B respectively. The second one hits a note three white keys down from A which should sound an E and the third one shouldn't have sounded a B as A, the first note played, was seven white keys away from the end of the keyboard, and the third key hit was at least eight white keys away.
  • When Chloe (as Meanie McQueen) prepares to fire the rubber band through bar and when she runs out the saloon, the front lid on the piano is closed
  • When Gene (as Yingo) gives Lenny DeStefano (as Yongo) the Staff of Creation and passes it to Peter Pescadero (as Yango), Peter's hair is colored brown like Lenny's.
  • Whenever Courtney directly looks toward the audience in the shots of just her and Gene during "Eternally Maternal", her hair ties lose color and are colored blonde like her hair.


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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'tBed, Bob & BeyondLorenzo's Oil? No, Linda'sThe Helen HuntEvery Which Way but GooseThe Fresh Princ-ipalRoamin' Bob-idayIf You Love It so Much, Why Don't You Marionette?What About Blob?Long Time Listener, First Time BobThe Gene MileP.T.A. It Ain't SoYes Without My Zeke
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