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'Bob's Burgers' extra-rare performer of the week: Healer Jairo

Season 6 | Episode 8 | “Sexy Dance Healing” | Aired Feb 21, 2016

Welcome, Bob’s Burgers fans, to this weekly post, where a member of the Belcher family or supporting character (looking at you, Teddy and Jimmy Jr.) is crowned the Extra-Rare Performer of the Week! We hardcore fans of the animated sitcom know there is always one breakout performer in every Bob’s Burgers episode, so yeah, we should celebrate that standout character!

I promise that it won’t be Tina Belcher each week, but I mean, she is kind of everyone’s spirit animal.

To summarize what went down in this Bob’s Burgers episode, “Sexy Dance Healing”: The Belcher family all gathers around the Burger of the Day chalkboard and waits for Bob to create a new, yummy, funny burger. Yes, Bob’s Burgers fans, it would seem that Bob has lost his creative naming and making mojo! Linda suggests that Bob take a walk to the grocery store to get some inspiration. While on his walk, Bob slips on a lot of oil outside of Jairo’s Capoeira Studio and injuries himself.

Fearing that he may have broken his arm, Bob and the Belcher family head to the doctor. Bob did not break his arm, but he will need surgery. Right now, Bob cannot high-five or flip burgers. And Sandra the nurse informs the Belchers that due to their bad insurance, the surgery will cost $6,000! Though Sandra finds a sliver lining: Since Bob slipped outside Jairo’s, Bob should sue Jairo.

So the Belchers head to a lawyer’s office to see what their options are. Since Bob isn’t into suing Jairo, the lawyer suggests sending a cease-and-desist that will state that Jairo just has to cover the cost of Bob’s surgery. After receiving the letter, Jairo heads to Bob’s Burgers and approaches Bob about the letter. See, Jairo is a healer, and thinks 10 sessions with him will fix Bob, not surgery.

After a little arm massage, Bob agrees to sessions with Jairo. Jairo’s healing methods seem to be really working for Bob. Bob is getting into Jairo’s life style. Plus, Jairo gives Bob cool, differently colored scrunchies. Just when everything was going great, Mr. Fischoeder evicts Jairo from his studio. This leads to Bob allowing Jairo to move into the basement of the restaurant. Jairo continues to heal Bob and perform Capoeira classes in the basement.

Though Bob is feeling better both physically and spiritually, he still is unable to come up with a burger of the day. This seems to really bug Teddy and have the whole Belcher family worried. It’s time to sound the alarm … when Jairo discovers the cause of Bob’s mega stress knot, figuring out the burger of the day! Jairo and Bob think it would be best if Bob just stops doing the burger of the day. After Teddy completely freaks, the Belcher kids think it is time to say “namaste” to Jairo.

Since the kids’ first plan (to send a fake letter from a fake lawyer to Jairo stating he was evicted from the basement) didn’t work, it’s time to take it to the top: Mr. Fischoeder. Fischoeder saw right through the kids’ fake lawyer letter, though he lets it slip that he likes to make up fake letters from lawyers to trick his employees. Of course, the kids decide to blackmail Fischoeder.

Back at the restaurant, Linda takes a takeout order for four burgers of the day. This causes Bob to stress out. Under pressure, Bob is able to create a brilliant, yummy and funny burger of the day. The chalkboard is no longer blank! When Jairo finds out that Bob has relapsed back into his stressed-out state of mind, Jairo has to move out. Cue Fischoeder and the Belcher kids, who inform Jairo that he can move back into his studio. All’s well that ends well, right?

Oh, and as for those four burgers that Linda took the order for over the phone … she made up the order to get Bob thinking again. Linda truly is Bob’s muse!

And now, the Extra-Rare Performer of the Week is: Healer Jairo.


Full disclosure: Teddy almost took this week. The fact that Teddy could not live without the burger of the day was hilarious and understandable, for Teddy. But the sexy, tan, ponytail-rocking Jairo takes the title this week.

It is nice to have a fresh, extremely positive, carpe-diem type around Bob’s Burgers. Money doesn’t matter to Jairo, and stress is literally just a word to him. Jairo may have danced his way into Bob’s heart, but he clearly was not all the Belchers’ cup of tea. Jairo is like that relative you see once a year at Thanksgiving. You think he is brilliant for a bit, but very quickly, he starts to annoy you. At least he gives cool gifts. Who doesn’t want a yellow hair scrunchie?

It’s been nice, Jairo. See you in another five seasons!

Until next time, stay fresh, Bob’s Burgers fans.

Bob’s Burgers airs Sundays at 7:30|6:30C on Fox.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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