The episode title is a reference to . Unlike the movie, the episode is titled with a serial comma preceding the ampersand. This is due to the movie being a British co-production, the serial comma isn't commonly used in British English. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
 According to a board in the behind the scenes video for " The Gayle Tales", a working or alternate title for this episode was "My Dinner with Frondre", a reference to .
My Dinner with Andre The table read for this episode took place on October 3, 2014, meaning that this episode aired over a year after the table read took place.
This episode was originally scheduled to air on January 10, 2016, but was moved to January 17 for FOX to accommodate the NFL playoff game between Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins.
Despite the episode's airdate being moved back to January 17, A.V. Club still published their review of the episode on January 10, the originally intended airdate.
 This episode takes place before " Gayle Makin' Bob Sled" as Gayle mentions still being with Mr. Frond in that episode. Loren Bouchard apologized for the scheduling mix-up in an interview with NJ Tech Reviews in January 2016.
 A total of 2.27 million households watched this episode.
In this episode, H. Jon Benjamin also voices Steve's son, Zander.
During the fantasy montage of Mr. Frond being with the family during the holidays, Gayle wears a female version of Frond's attire.
This is the first episode since they were formally introduced in " Turkey in a Can" that any Gayle's cats have not appeared with her in some form.
Louise's grabber is based on Abumi-guchi, a Japanese monster illustrated in Toriyama Sekien's book, .
Gazu Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro This is the third time we see someone's uvula ( Louise's) the first was Louise, the second time was Gayle.
Mr. Frond puts Louise's Abumi-guchi grabber in his satchel at an impossible angle, the satchel isn't deep enough to contain the grabber with the angle he puts it in.
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Human Flesh • Crawl Space • Sacred Cow • Sexy Dance Fighting • Hamburger Dinner Theater • Sheesh! Cab, Bob? • Bed & Breakfast • Art Crawl • Spaghetti Western & Meatballs • Burger War • Weekend at Mort's • Lobsterfest • Torpedo
The Belchies • Bob Day Afternoon • Synchronized Swimming • Burgerboss • Food Truckin' • Dr. Yap • Moody Foodie • Bad Tina • Beefsquatch
Ear-sy Rider • Full Bars • Bob Fires the Kids • Mutiny on the Windbreaker • An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal • The Deepening • Tina-Rannosaurus Wrecks • The Unbearable Like-Likeness of Gene • God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins • Mother Daughter Laser Razor • Nude Beach • Broadcast Wagstaff School News • My Fuzzy Valentine • Lindapendent Woman • O.T. The Outside Toilet • Topsy • Two for Tina • It Snakes a Village • Family Fracas • The Kids Run the Restaurant • Boyz 4 Now • Carpe Museum • The Unnatural
A River Runs Through Bob • Fort Night • Seaplane! • My Big Fat Greek Bob • Turkey in a Can • Purple Rain-Union • Bob and Deliver • Christmas in the Car • Slumber Party • Presto Tina-O • Easy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercial • The Frond Files • Mazel Tina • Uncle Teddy • The Kids Rob a Train • I Get Psy-chic Out of You • The Equestranauts • Ambergris • The Kids Run Away • Gene It On • Wharf Horse • World Wharf II: The Wharfening
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Sliding Bobs • The Land Ship • The Hauntening • Gayle Makin' Bob Sled • Nice-Capades • The Cook, The Steve, The Gayle, & Her Lover • The Gene and Courtney Show • Sexy Dance Healing • Sacred Couch • Lice Things Are Lice • House of 1000 Bounces • Stand by Gene • Wag the Hog • The Hormone-iums • Pro Tiki/Con Tiki • Bye Bye Boo Boo • The Horse Rider-er • Secret Admiral-irer • Glued, Where's My Bob?
Flu-ouise • Sea Me Now • Teen-a Witch • They Serve Horses, Don't They? • Large Brother, Where Fart Thou? • The Quirkducers • The Last Gingerbread House on the Left • Ex MachTina • Bob Actually • There's No Business Like Mr. Business Business • A Few 'Gurt Men • Like Gene for Chocolate • The Grand Mama-pest Hotel • Aquaticism • Ain't Miss Debatin' • Eggs for Days • Zero Larp Thirty • The Laser-inth • Thelma & Louise Except Thelma is Linda • Mom, Lies, and Videotape • Paraders of the Lost Float • Into the Mild
Brunchsquatch • The Silence of the Louise • The Wolf of Wharf Street • Sit Me Baby One More Time • Thanks-Hoarding • The Bleakening
Cheer Up, Sleepy Gene • Boywatch • Y Tu Ga-Ga Tambien • The Taking of Funtime One Two Three • The Date Escape • The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets • Sleeping with the Frenemy • Mission Impos-slug-ble • V for Valentine-detta • The Hurt Soccer • Go Tina on the Mountain • TBA • TBA • Something Old, Something New, Something Bob Caters for You • Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now • TBA • I Bob Your Pardon • Futurpreneurs • Better Off Sled • Live and Let Fly • Bobby Driver • Roller? I Hardly Know Her!
See also: Episode Guide
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