• The episode title is a play on the film "The Manchurian Candidate".
  • The Japanese characters on the Fukinawa knife do indeed spell out Fukinawa, (ふきなわ).
  • As well as voicing Millie Frock in this episode, Molly Shannon also voices the sales clerk at Flash in the Pan Kitchen Supplies.
  • The scene where Louise directs Tina to putting Jimmy, Jr.'s school president campaign poster in the trash has become a meme where campaign posters or the names of candidates for the United States presidential election, 2016 are superimposed over the original name/poster and thus end up being trashed.
  • Jimmy, Jr.'s first campaign ad is a parody of Dr. Pepper's "Be a Pepper" series of commercials that aired in the late 1970's/early 1980's starring David Naughton. His scream that accompanied his leap into the air was a play on the 2004 Howard Dean scream.
  • The second ad for Jimmy, Jr.'s campaign is a parody of the "It's 3AM" campaign ad produced for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2008. The caption "Paid for by students who really like Snickerdoodles" appears at the end of the ad.
  • Henry Haber's campaign slogan, "Chess We Can" is a play on a chant used in Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, "Yes We Can".
  • Abby's real name is revealed to be Mabel Haddington in this episode, Kristen Schaal voiced a character named Mabel Pines on the Disney animated series, Gravity Falls.
  • A total of 2.01 million households watched this episode.
  • This is the first episode to have a word censored. This occurs when Peter Pescadero calls Jimmy, Jr. a d***k in an interview. The word "d**k" has been used two other times, uncensored. Once in The Unnatural (Linda calls Bob a d**k during the baseball game at the end of the episode,) and once in God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins (Linda calls Bob "Old Saint D**k.)
  • The script cover shows Louise with a worried look, wearing a Millie button on her shirt.


  • Mr. Frond's zen garden suddenly gains an extra few trail marks before the episode cuts to a commercial. They are gone when the episode resumes.
  • The Fukinawa Japanese characters on the knife appear reversed and mirrored in the shot before the close up, when Linda says "Who the hell is Indiana Joe?"
  • When Louise wakes up Tina both her feet can be seen in the foreground. In the next shot her right foot moves to the background.

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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 • If You Love It so Much, Why Don't You Marionette?Long Time Listener, First Time Bob
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