Bob realizes his dream of being an outdoorsman when the wilderness equipment store has a going out of business sale; Linda and the kids spend the night watching Aunt Gayle rehearse for her one-woman show.
Bob scores a temporary gig as a cook at an "underdog" frat house and discovers that he fits right in! Hijinks ensue as Bob and the rest of the fraternity brothers find themselves in the middle of a collegiate prank war that involves the house's most famous alumnus, Dr. Yap. Meanwhile, the kids are on a mission to invade the frat house and get in on the action.
Determined to have a perfect Thanksgiving, Bob meticulously prepares the family turkey. But, to his horror, he finds that someone then dumps the turkey in the toilet in an act of Thanksgiving sabotage.
Linda has an upcoming 25 year reunion at Cardinal Gennaro High. Debbie, chairman of the reunion, needs entertainment for the gala. Linda's old band, The Ta Tas, are not even her 3rd choice, but she asks Linda to round up the band: Angie, Patsy, Nancy, and Gayle. Linda does not want to do it: 25 years ago, Bad Hair Day rocked the talent show; and BHD still rocks the pro circuit. The kids egg on Linda until she agrees to perform. Tina plans to babysit, so the kids plan to attend. Like Louise says, who would miss the train wreck of all train wrecks? The kids fail to ...
To Tina's delight, Bob becomes the substitute "Home Ec" teacher at her school and ends up creating a full-scale restaurant in the classroom. However, her excitement is short-lived as Bob's position causes father/daughter friction. But when Gene and Louise go to work for Bob's "school" restaurant, Linda must fend for herself at the family's "other" restaurant (aka Bob's Burgers).
After Linda accidentally kills the family tree, the Belchers must go out on Christmas Eve to find a new one. But when Bob cuts off a giant candy cane truck, they are forced to outrun the madman driver (homage to the 1971 movie "Duel") and spend the entire night together in the car. Back at the Belcher home, Bob's friend, Teddy, accidentally gets stuck in the kids' Santa trap.