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Crawl Space 

His in-law's are coming into town, and Bob tries desperately to concoct a plan to avoid them for as long as he can. Unfortunately, Bob did not plan to get stuck in the recesses of the family restaurant.


(as Kyounghee Lim)


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Episode complete credited cast:
... Bob Belcher (voice)
... Tina Belcher (voice)
... Gene Belcher (voice)
... Linda Belcher (voice)
... Louise Belcher (voice)
... Mr. Frond (voice)
... Teddy (voice)
... Gloria (voice) (as Renee Taylor)


Linda's parents are coming to visit; they have to sleep in one of the kid's rooms. Bob, Gene and Louise learn more than they ever wanted to know about Tina's budding zombie-ality. Bob is not happy about the in-law visit; he uses fixing roof leaks to "get stuck" and hide in the walls. Bob asks home contractor, Teddy, to leave him in the wall for one more day and then Bob really gets stuck! Tina, Gene and Louise are officially Kids in Crisis and an alien protein may be taking over Bob's Burgers. It's up to Kuchi Kopi, cocktails... and Grandma Gloria to get Bob out of this mess. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Animation | Comedy


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16 January 2011 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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The physics in the crawl space don't line up with the rest of the restaurant. At one point we see Bob stick his hand though a vent such that his arm can be seen by others. The vent is right next to the bathroom on the left (Bob's right); however, when we see him inside the crawl space, we see the void extending through where the bathroom should be. See more »


Bob: I'm funny in the wall.
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References Coyote Ugly (2000) See more »

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Bob's crawl-space adventures
3 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Episode 2 follows the theme from the movie "The Shining" as Bob gets "trapped" in his crawl-space and gradually becomes more and more delusional. At first, he trying to avoid his in-laws, especially his annoying mother-in-law Gloria. Gloria has a habit of making startling noises and coughs. Al, her husband, doesn't do much besides make some muttering noises. However, later Bob realizes that he has truly become trapped and must find a way to escape or he will be doomed to suffer the strange sounds of his in-laws forever.

Meanwhile, the rest of the family must endure their guests the best they can. Each character handles the situation in their unique ways that suit their characterization. Louise pretends that her father has died and summons his spirit to haunt her friends. Tina discovers that her grandparents amorous adventures has combined with zombies to haunt her dreams and have caused her to be exhausted during the day. Gene, without his father to assist him with his assignment, does a history report by using sound-bites of his grandparents' love making from his recorder.

Most of us can relate to having guests at our homes that we'd rather not spend much time with. It is enjoyable to see how the Belcher family adapts to their new situation. For those who are familiar with "The Shining" it is fun to see Bob and his light-night have some quirky and devious conversations in the speakeasy Bob discovers.

Two prominent characters are introduced in this episode. The handyman Teddy who tries to rescue Bob and the guidance counselor Mr. Frond who attempts to comfort Louise when she divulges her father's "death". The viewers get their first glimpse of the naive Mr. Frond and the caring, but gullible Teddy. They will play important roles in future episodes, but for now we just get a taste of their quirkiness.

This is one of the best episodes as the problems are resolved in a humorous way where the characters are able to shine.

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