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'Bob's Burgers' extra-rare performer of the week: Wannabe Kenny

Season 6 | Episode 13 | “Wag the Hog” | Aired Apr 10, 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 week’s episode of Bob’s Burgers, “Wag the Hog”: Critter is back, and to no one’s surprise, he is bringing some illegal drama. After a massive amount of unpaid parking tickets, Critter had landed himself in jail, and has called Bob for help. All Bob has to do is sell Critter’s motorcycle to Kenny—an investment banker—so Critter can pay his fine. Critter reassures Bob that the bike was not stolen, just made from stolen parts—totally different. Though technically the transaction would be legal, Bob tells Critter no.

Louise and the rest of the Belchers are disappointed with Bob’s lack of adventure. Things seem to be shaping up for another boring day at the restaurant when Bob gets a phone call from a mysterious number. Critter got access to someone’s butt-phone in jail and has called Bob again to plead with him to help out. Bob is all Critter has: Mudflap is on a wilderness retreat, and Critter is currently “on a break” from his biker gang, One-Eyed Snakes. It would seem that being a father and the leader of a biker gang is not as easy as it seems. Critter needs to get out of jail ASAP because he is suppose to start his new “straight job” this afternoon. Bob finally agrees to help Critter. Of course, this isn’t just a job for Bob; all the Belchers go to help out Critter.

The Belchers reach Critter’s apartment. While Bob and the kids go searching for the keys to Critter’s bike, Linda takes over babysitting Sidecar (Critter and Mudflap’s toddler) since the sitter has to leave. The sitter informs Linda that Sidecar has to take a nap or he will get very violent. Linda decided to take Sidecar for a walk in his stroller, which should put him to sleep.

Bob and the kids find the keys to the bike and physically roll the bike over to Kenny’s apartment. While in transit, the kids notice some no-sock, penny-loafer, fancy-pants-wearing guy following them. Bob and the kids reach Kenny’s apartment, where they finally meet the dorky investment banker/wannabe biker, who is rocking a leather jacket. Kenny gets the bike going and heads back into his apartment to get the cash for Bob. With their backs turned away from the bike, the no-sock, penny-loafer, fancy-pants-wearing stalker hops on the bike and rides off!

Meanwhile, on their walk, Linda finds a Mommy & Me class and joins in. When chatting with the other moms, Linda tells them that Sidecar’s name is Simon, and she is his mommy. Things seem to be going well, and Linda is having a good time … until Sidecar goes violent and starts throwing plastic food at the other kids. Sidecar needs a nap, and Linda needs to get him under control. Linda gets Sidecar back in his stroller and he finally falls asleep.

Now that Critter’s bike has been stolen, Bob has to call the butt phone to break the news to Critter. When Bob describes who stole the bike to Critter, he knows exactly who it is—Carl. Carl is another investment banker who lowballed Critter on the price of the bike. Kenny knows where Carl lives because they play squash together.

Bob, the kids, and Kenny head to Carl’s to get the bike back. Bob is the muscle, and is going by his biker name, Mustache Manny. If it has to be done, Critter told Bob to stab Carl! The sad excuse of a gang arrives at Carl’s and confront the equally dorky investment banker. Kenny and Carl get into a little fight, which results in the bike being driven into the fence and damaged. Now neither Kenny nor Carl wants the bike. That won’t fly with Bob; someone has to pay to fix this bike and give him the money. Louise comes up with the idea of bringing the bike to the One-Eyed Snakes to fix. Kenny agrees that if he gets to meet the One-Eyed Snakes, he will buy the bike.

One problem—Bob now has to convince the One-Eyed Snakes to fix the bike for Critter. The One-Eyed Snakes are not fans of Critter’s new lifestyle, but Bob helps the bikers see that Critter is trying, yet being a dad changes things. All they have to do is commit crime at a more reasonable hour. Plus, Bob lets the bikers know that kids aren’t that bad; he has been hanging out with his all day. The One-Eyed Snakes fix the bike and Kenny gets a selfie with the gang.

Critter gets out of jail in time to head to his new job. The next day, Critter, Mudflap, and Sidecar stop by Bob’s Burgers to say thank you. The trio is on their way to meet up with the One-Eyed Snakes to take part in a baby CPR class.

Sidecar is on his way to becoming the youngest One-Eyed Snake.

And now, the Extra-Rare Performer of the Week is: Wannabe Kenny


Oh, Kenny, you wannabe biker dude. You were literally everything and so much more than I would expect from an investment banker who wants to buy a motorcycle. But in reality, no matter how many motorcycles you buy, you will always be the squash-playing investment banker.

We admire your desire to fill you number-engulfed life with adventure and the open road. And your desire and passion for life outside your box has earned you the title of Extra-Rare Performer of the Week. Snaps to Kenny for showing little to no fear when walking into the den of the One-Eyed Snake.

Kenny—you deserved that bike way more than Carl did.

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

Bob’s Burgers airs Sundays at 8:30|7:30C on Fox.

TV Families | EW.com
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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