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Recap / Bob's Burgers S6E2 "The Land Ship"
"No, Jordan, I'm not gonna turn you in. I'm going to turn myself in...to something else." — Tina
The Land Tropes:
- All for Nothing : Played with. Despite their best attempts, Bob and Linda can't get rid of the port-a-potties before the parade. Fortunately, rather than ruin their business, it actually made them very successful as people who waited in line to use them would become customers.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys : Tina starts going out with Jordan when she learns he's the mysterious "Ghost Boy".
- Awkward Kiss : Jordan has no idea how kissing is supposed to work, and instead just awkwardly shoves his whole mouth onto Tina's face.
- Tina asks her siblings if they think people think of her as bland. Louise remarks that people don't think of her period .
- Even someone as lovesick as Tina admits that Jordan is an awful kisser.
- Tina flat-out tells Tammy she has no respect for her.
- Cassandra Truth : While he's saying it solely to deprive Jimmy of new customers, Bob is right when he tells the porta-potty lifters that Jimmy Pesto's food is awful .
- Cringe Comedy : Jordan "kissing" Tina.
- Dawson Casting : Parodied in-universe where Patience Headbottom, the 13 year old girl who came up with the idea of the "Land Ship," is portrayed by a grown man.
- Depth Deception : The "Land Ship" incident refers to a moment in the town's history during the War of 1812. On discovering a fleet of British soldiers was coming, the townsfolk brought their sole ship onto land. When the British arrived that night, it looks like the shore was further than it was and their ships ran aground, making them easy pickings for the American militia-men.
- Didn't See That Coming : Louise quickly figures out that Tina has been sneaking out at night to hang out with Jordan, but Jordan being "Ghost Boy" and Tina being his accomplice completely throws her for a loop. Louise: Wow, I was way off. I thought it was the bland leading the bland.
- The Ditz : Jordan is not that bright. Tina catches him because he tagged a book he borrowed and wrote his name in , and had it been anyone but Tina who borrowed the book after him his days of graffiti would've been over. He then proclaims that he's shaped like the letter "J" and thinks Tina's a genius when she points out that what he meant to say was it's the first letter of his name. He also has no idea how kissing works, and is so bad at it that even inexperience is no excuse.
- "Eureka!" Moment : Jimmy Pesto mocks Bob for having to deal with porta-potties in front of his restaurant, pointing out on the day of the parade that Bob doesn't usually have a line in front of his restaurant. This gives Bob the idea to sell refreshments to the people waiting in line to use the porta-potties, which makes him a ton of money during the parade.
- Everyone Has Standards : Tina is all for helping Jordan with his late-night graffiti art, but has second thoughts about tagging the sail on the float for the Land Ship parade and later goes to undo it.
- Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory : In-universe; Tina assumes Jordan uses a ghost as his tag because it represents how he feels invisible because he has no friends . Jordan says it's just because he feels like drawing it .
- Faceplanting into Food : Tina is so exhausted from her nightly graffiti excursions with Jordan that she keeps falling asleep at random times. After she falls asleep in her cereal, a suspicious Louise points out that's the fourth time she's fallen asleep in her food that week. Bob ends up holding her head up to keep her from doing it again (he initially meant to check Tina's temperature to see if her drowsiness is a result of illness, but Tina fell asleep as he was doing so).
- First Kiss : Tina ends up being Jordan's. It is super obvious .
- From Bad to Worse : When Bob tries to complain to a city representative about the four porta-potties blocking his restaurant, the representative realizes there should be a fifth porta-potty and has it added as well.
- Good Is Boring : Tina is accused of being a "goody two-boobs" who blindly obeys authority by her classmates. This is why she decides to help out Jordan when she discovers he's "Ghost Boy".
- Late-Arrival Spoiler : In-universe; Jordan tells Tina not to spoil the story when she points out how Bonnie and Clyde died at the end, even though the story is decades old (and Based on a True Story , so even if it was newly released the ending would've been obvious anyways). Later, we find out that Gene was also unaware of this plot point.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain : Jimmy Pesto taunting Bob about the porta-potties allows Bob to find a way to exploit the situation to his benefit.
- Only One Finds It Fun : Tina is the only student in a packed auditorium that finds the story of the Land Ship fun.
- Sarcasm Mode : When Jordan remarks that his kiss with Tina was his first, Tina remarks that it wasn't obvious at all .
- This Is for Emphasis, Bitch! : Tina sends a text that reads "See you soon, bitch" for the sole purpose of spicing up her texts.
- Throw the Dog a Bone : Bob can't get rid of the porta-potties, but this benefits him more than anything by allowing him to sell food to people in line. The last scene of the episode shows him getting to rub it in Jimmy Pesto's face.
- "Walk on the Wild Side" Episode : Tina's second outing like this, in fact.
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Profile menu, bob's burgers recap: "tina and the real ghost".
It’s a couple days late—thanks a lot, baseball—but Bob’s Burgers keeps the Halloween spirit alive, pun not intended, with a sweet little story about a ghost. There are some other holiday references, like an Amityville Horror insect infestation at Bob’s, but for the most part, “Tina and the Real Ghost” is as spooky as Linda’s smiley face bat decorations. Rather, this is a funny, sweet story about growing up.
It takes a little while to heat up. The jokes are a little subdued in the first act, where Marcus the exterminator ( The Wire ‘s Andre Royo) determines with his wannabe Ghostbusters set-up that there’s a ghost in the Belchers’ basement. Bob’s insects? “Phantasmal bugs.” Everyone but Bob gets excited about the paranormal possibilities, and they set up a Ouija board along with, per Marcus’ instructions, an empty vessel to trap the ghost in. Even the Ouija board scene is mild. The ghost’s a 13-year-old boy named Jeff, and he politely volunteers to climb inside Linda’s Easy Breezy shoebox.
The first real laugh of the episode is elsewhere. A close-up from the shelf shows the phantasmal bugs buzzing around Bob’s canned goods while his face fills the background. “Hey, guess what,” he says. “You’re not phantasmal. You’re phan-dumb.” Cut to a wide view as a swarm of them goes right for Bob’s face.
Bob may never win his war with the bugs, partly because he gets sidetracked and partly because all the exterminators are so whimsical. “Beetle Knievel? What is wrong with the exterminators in our town?” But he does have rare financial success. When word spreads that Bob’s is haunted, the restaurant gets a good Halloween crowd. Marcus even drops off some ghost hunter friends, Phil (Brian Huskey) and Don (Jordan Peele), who stir up excitement. At the end they try to get out without paying by claiming they’re ghosts, too, but Bob presses them until he gets a credit card. It’s just one night of good business, but that’s a victory for one of the last working class shows on network TV.
The main story has to do with Tina taking her mom’s shoebox to school because she thinks she’s dating Jeff. You might expect everyone to make fun of her, but that’s not what happens. Jimmy Jr. and his friends are a little skeptical at first, but the Ouija board tells them Jeff eats soup, and that’s good enough for them. Zeke gives the shoebox a playful noogie, Jocelyn’s excited, Jimmy Jr.’s upset for obvious reasons but for equally obvious reasons keeps it to himself. Only Tammy resents Tina for becoming the new center of attention, but that’s just Tammy.
It’s significant that all the kids believe there’s a ghost in the box. However much they try to act above childish things, they still embrace the idea of Jeff. Naturally Tina ditches her siblings to take Jeff on a date to the butterfly exhibit. Set to the sounds of an Andrew Bird knockoff punctuated with whispered bursts of “Jeff!” Tina quickly realizes she’s on a date with herself, but a butterfly lands on her nose in her moment of doubt, and she’s back in. In a joke that captures the general tenor of the episode, she tries to make out with it, but gets interrupted by a security guard. However, once he determines there’s no food in the box, he leaves her to her butterfly make-out session. It’s otherworldly weird, it’s non-judgmentally goofy, and it’s adulthood and real life momentarily intruding on childhood fantasy.
“Tina and the Real Girl” keeps reinforcing the idea that these are tweens. Their perspective is narrow and their coolness is a front. These kids jockey for popularity—”Tina’s hanging out with the most popular box in the school”—but that popularity is so limited. Tammy’s ruse to steal Jeff couldn’t be more transparent. She takes up to the bathroom, fogs up the mirror, and writes, “Tina and I are taking a break. Tammy, UR hot! Be My GF!” Meanwhile, Jimmy Jr. gets all annoyed with Tina when she tries to firm up a time to meet at the graveyard to participate in the annual Halloween ritual of breaking into the mausoleum. At first it seems like he’s just irritated with her pestering him, but really he’s nervous about it. When the older kids do arrive at the cemetery, Zeke has to pick up each leg with his hands in order to get himself to walk toward the mausoleum.
That’s where Louise and Tina’s separate plans to scare everyone go off, starting with the gang getting locked inside the crypt. Louise packed the shoebox with Bob’s phan-dumb bugs, and Tina wrote a message from Jeff in ketchup on the wall of the mausoleum condemning them to hell for all eternity. Note that Louise also talks a big game about a plan to help her sister, and that swarm of insects was it. Again and again, the episode plays off of how young they are. But in true Tina fashion, her plan actually involves some sweet life lessons. She confesses that Jeff isn’t real. “Part of me always kind of thought Jeff was fake. But then last night, when I heard my family talking about how fake he was, I realized that he definitely was fake. Also it’s crazy. It’s a box.”
The empty vessel was an object for their projections. Zeke wanted to believe in the beyond, Gene wanted someone to watch Kitchen Nightmares with, Tina wanted a boy to like her. Jocelyn says, “And I just liked him ’cause everyone else liked him. I need to start thinking for myself. Unless you guys don’t think that’s cool. Then I won’t.” Jimmy Jr. is conspicuously quiet about his reaction to Tina having a boyfriend. But Tina tells them they don’t need the box to do these things. Tina can love herself, and Gene can watch his show alone. Even if the episode starts off slowly, it builds to this perfect heartwarming finale where the kids learn lessons many adults have trouble with.
“And it’s okay that I’m jealous and terrible,” says Tammy.
“No, no,” Tina says.
“Fix yourself,” Zeke agrees.
Tricks and Treats:
–Dom introduces himself, a representative of the local chapter of paranormal investigators. “This is Phil. He’s president. Voted in by a landslide. One vote. It was me.”
–Dom and Phil: “This booth is covered in some serious spectral traces. My meter’s going crazy.” “Mine too. Course it could be cell phone interference, or an AM radio, or a microwave, but I bet it’s a ghost.”
–Tina flirts with Jeff. “The butterflies are beautiful this time of year. The rest of the time they’re gutter-punks.”
–Tammy: “Jeff asked me out! And of course I said no, because that’s not cool to Tina. JUST KIDDING: I said yes!”
–Costume contest: Tina is just Tina. Gene is half Turner and half Hooch. And Louise shows up in a scorpion jacket and black driving gloves. “I’m Ryan Gosling from the major motion picture trailer Drive .”
–Tammy: “Where’s Tina, crying into her butt?” Tina: “No, my butt is dry. And strong.”
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Jeff was a box that Tina thought a ghost lived in. Jeff appeared in " Tina and the Real Ghost " and has a cameo in " Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now ".
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Jeff was an Easy Breezy brand shoe box with the name "Jeff" written on it. Tina thought Jeff was a ghost who lived inside the box, but it turned out that Louise Belcher tricked her in to thinking he was a 13-year-old boy, after an exterminator said there was a ghost in the restaurant . Thinking he was a boy, Tina started a relationship with Jeff and took him to a Butterfly exhibit, a park, Wonder Wharf and to school .
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Jeff proved to be popular, increasing Tina's popularity in the process. Jeff was stolen from Tina by Tammy . Eventually, Tina learned that Jeff wasn't real and tricked Tammy into confessing.
- It is unclear if Jeff should be referred to as "he" or "it", as the name "Jeff" may be applied to both the physical box and the imaginary ghost inhabiting it.
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Why Bob's Burgers' Marshmallow Was Rightfully Recast
- Bob's Burgers recasts character Marshmallow with a trans Black actress following fan outcry and in alignment with the movement to have characters of color voiced by actors of the same background.
- Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob's Burgers, acknowledges his mistake of having white cis male actors voice characters of color and takes responsibility by making the necessary changes.
- Bouchard also addressed a similar controversy in his show Central Park, replacing a white actress with a biracial actress to voice the main character Molly Tillerman.
In 2020, creator Loren Bouchard announced that his show would be recasting Bob's Burgers ' Marshmallow, and three years later, it has been officially confirmed that the character will now be voiced by a different actor. Bob's Burgers is an animated sitcom that follows the Belcher family, which consists of Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), Linda (John Roberts), Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman), and Louise (Kirsten Schaal), trying to run a successful burger restaurant business. The show has become so popular it has resulted in 15 seasons of television, a movie, and multiple Emmy nominations. There's also a dedicated fanbase who love to share Bob's Burgers fan theories .
The reason why the show has remained such a popular series is because of Bob's Burgers ' cast of lovable characters , one of the fan-favorites being Marshmallow. Marshmallow is a sex worker who, like many other side characters in the show, occasionally gets pulled into whatever misadventures the Belchers get themselves involved in. She was first introduced in Bob's Burgers season 1, episode 6, "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?", in which Marshmallow unexpectedly arrives at Tina's birthday party because Bob had invited her but completely forgotten about it. Since her debut, Marshmallow has remained a popular side character who recently got recast, but for the right reasons.
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Marshmallow Was Recast With A Trans Black Actress Following Fan Outcry
Marshmallow was originally voiced by white cis male voice actor David Herman, but in 2020, he was replaced. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, many animated shows chose to stop the practice of having white voice actors play characters of color, including Bob's Burgers , but Loren Bouchard also confirmed on Twitter/X that Marshmallow is trans.
Therefore, in light of this new information about Marshmallow, Bouchard made the right decision to recast the character with an actual trans woman of color. As Bouchard confirmed in his tweet, Jari Jones will be the new voice actor for Marshmallow and the character will make an appearance in the upcoming season 14 of Bob's Burgers , which will premiere on October 1, 2023, and continue the storyline of The Bob's Burgers Movie .
Bouchard Also Faced Casting Controversy With Central Park
Unfortunately, Bob's Burgers is not the only show involving Loren Bouchard that has been accused of whitewashing, as his Apple TV+ animated musical series, Central Park , faced a similar backlash. This backlash was specifically directed at the main character Molly Tillerman, who despite being biracial was voiced by Kristen Bell, a white woman. Bouchard posted a statement on Twitter in which he apologized for the mistake and that Bell would be replaced with biracial actress Emmy Raver-Lampman, who has played the character since season 2.
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