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  • This episode was watched by a total of 4.66 million households, up from the previous episode's viewing by 0.52 million viewers. Critical reception has been positive.
  • The AV Club gave the episode a B+ rating, stating It's Tina and Linda's turn to keep Bob's Burgers from, ahem, jumping the shark.
  • This episode and the script cover is a parody of Jaws
  • Bob's Burgers supervising director Bernard Derriman is caricatured as the man vacuuming while wearing headphones in a property along ocean avenue which the shark smashes the glass. His name tag says Derriman.
  • In every episode after this episode, there are visible shark bites on the side of the ice cream machine. It is still fully operational as seen in Friends with Burger-fits.
  • This is the first episode where Gretchen is shown wearing her actual clothes. She wore a Lobster-maiden dress in Lobsterfest, she only wears a towel in Beefsquatch and wears a cheerleading fancy dress costume in Full Bars.
  • When Bob is attempting to blow his block captain whistle, a caricaturized version of Jaws director Stephen Spielberg can be seen behind Tina and Mr. Fischoeder. Interestingly he doesn't appear in the promo image from the same scene and behind Tina and Mr. Fischoeder is a man who got moved over to the left of the screen. (see The Deepening/Gallery)
  • The retainer Gene finds behind the ice cream machine most likely belonged to Tina as it is revealed that she wears one in The Cook, The Steve, The Gayle, & Her Lover.
  • The sign on the door of the restaurant when the townspeople are gathered there reads "Emergency all block shark stopping meeting."
  • In Jaws fashion, the script cover shows Bob as a shark while Linda is resting on an inflatable bed.


  • The number on the helmet of the fireman behind Bob is reversed in the shot after the shark becomes electrified.
  • Kristi Sanducci's prosthetic arm switches back between being a left arm and a right arm when Bob pries it off Louise and when Kristi slaps Bob with it. Also when the hand is over her head the hand becomes Kristi's skin color as if it were her hand.

Episode Trivia Navigation vte
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 Horse (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town - Part I)World Wharf II: The Wharfening (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town - Part II)
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 & 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 Days
8 Brunchsquatch
Unknown season Zero LARP ThirtyThe Laser-inthThelma & Louise Except Thelma is LindaMom, Lies, and VideotapeParaders of the Lost FloatInto the MildThe Wolf of Wharf StreetSit Me Baby One More TimeThe Silence of the LouiseCheer Up Sleepy GeneBoywatchY Tu Ga-Ga TambienThe Taking of Funtime One Two ThreeBrunchsquatchThanks-HoardingThe BleakeningThe Date EscapeThe Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets
See also: Episode Guide

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