• First appearances of Jocelyn, Tracy Schwartz, Colleen Caviello, Choo-Choo and his father. Peter Pescadero also makes his first appearance in this episode but his appearance is completely different from what it is in later episodes. In broadcast order, this is also the first appearance of Coach Blevins who is seen briefly at the ABS benefit, his first appearance in production order was in Burger War.
  • Banjo is loosely based on a character with the same name from the spaghetti western Sabata, 1969.
  • At the beginning of this episode, Bob and Louise play 'Burn Unit' where they channel surf and put words in the mouths of the people on TV to make them look like morons. This reminds one of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • This is the first episode in which Louise is seen crying.
  • Beetles similar to the ones released into the local ecosystem in the episode Bed & Breakfast can be seen on the playground equipment.
  • Bob is seen driving a different car in this episode unlike the family's Plymouth Volare in all other episodes where he or Linda have been driving.
  • When Bob and Louise land on the soccer game during 'Burn Unit', the player taking the penalty kick appears to be Brazilian, playing in a yellow jersey with blue shorts and socks that the Brazilian national soccer team wear.
  • A total of 4.65 million households watched this episode.
  • The episode received positive reviews from critics.
  • As well as voicing Choo-Choo, Brian Posehn also voices Choo-Choo's father.
  • There are 18 DVDs in the Banjo box set. Bob mentions there are 12 movies in the series which means that the other 6 must contain extras.
  • A deleted audio clip from this episode where Bob, Teddy and Mort talk about pasta is available on[1]
  • Louise and Gene play 'Food Court' in this episode, where the cafeteria food is found 'guilty' and punished. This goes right along the lines of the game Bob and Louise are playing at the beginning of this episode: 'Burn Unit'.


  • When Tina, Jimmy, Jr. and Jocelyn are shown eating spaghetti together, Jocelyn's haircut is reversed (her hair covers her left ear rather than her right).
  • When Little Princess Guitar is first played by Gene, he presses a purple button towards the bottom of the guitar to make a sound. Gene is later seen pressing a completely different button to make the exact same sound (when he first confronts Choo-Choo in the cafeteria.)
  • Just before Louise asks Gene, "Where are you going?", he walks by and he is holding the guitar left-handed.
  • Beetlejuice is not translated as Beetlejugo in Spanish versions of the film as Beetlejuice is a phonetic rendering of the spirit's actual name, Betelgeuse. In Latin America, the English film title with El Súper Fantasma (The Super Ghost) attached to it is used and in Spain, a Spanish phonetic rendering, Bitelchús, is used.[2]


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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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