• The title is a parody of the book and film The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
  • This is the first episode to be titled after Gene.
  • First appearances of Courtney Wheeler, Lenny DeStefano, Rupa, Courtney's father Doug Wheeler and so far the only appearance of Courtney's mother. Julie also speaks for the first time after appearing as an 'extra' throughout the show's run.
  • Director Don MacKinnon's name is spelled with all the letters the same size on the opening titles for this episode, implying that his name is rendered 'Don Mackinnon'. In all later episodes, the letters 'a' and 'c' in 'Mac' are smaller, making the 'Mac' part of his name more apparent.
  • Tina mentions two students named Wendy and Lizzie, named for the Molyneux sisters, Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux who are writers for the show.
  • Films showing at Cinema 4 are; Dog Prom 2, Nora's Beans (most likely a reference to a writer for the show Nora Smith), Ninja Nannies and Mister Sister.
  • Along with Tina-Rannosaurus Wrecks, the soft serve ice cream machine appears busted in continuation after the events in The Deepening.
  • One of the teachers at Wagstaff School (specifically Gene's teacher from Crawl Space) attends Courtney's party.
  • Courtney sings "We Go Together" from the musical Grease over the montage of Gene and Courtney's relationship, similar to how Gayle sang Blondie's "One Way or Another" over a montage in Dr. Yap.
  • Linda's pink underwear is actually seen for the first time in this episode, her underwear was revealed to be pink in color when she painted it on to Gayle's anus paintings in Art Crawl.
  • Starting with this episode until the end of the 2ASA production season, Gretchen appears skinny having lost weight. She becomes fat again starting with the 3ASA production season premiere, My Fuzzy Valentine.
  • Gene's wings during the "gear heaven" sequence are two Casio SK-5 keyboards, the same model that Gene's keyboard is.
  • The opening changes a little bit in this episode when Gene plays a newer sound on his keyboard.
  • A total of 4.55 million viewers watched this episode.
  • The episode received positive reviews from critics.
  • The script cover shows Gene with an elated look along with the title above his head.


  • The glass on Bob's car changes opacity from being semi-transparent to being fully transparent in the last shot when he is driving Gene, Courtney, Lenny and Julie to the movies, it becomes semi-transparent again when he pulls over outside the cinema.
  • Julie appears twice on the board that Tina and Louise look at, once with her alternative design with blonde hair and again with her more familiar design with brown hair.
  • Gene's locker has the lock on its left side, but when it's open the lock appears to be on its right. Additionally it opens to the left, the opposite of where it should open to if the lock was on the left.

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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 • Long Time Listener, First Time BobThe Gene MileP.T.A. It Ain't SoIf You Love It so Much, Why Don't You Marionette?What About Blob?Yes Without My Zeke
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