I have been painstakingly watching the first 30 seconds of every Bob’s Burgers episode to bring you all of the store next door gags. My Hulu account has been out of breath for the past three days. Regardless, here is every Bob’s Burgers season 4 theme song gag explained. Let me know your favorites on social media!
Bob’s Burgers Season 4 Introduction Store Gags
Note: Season 4 Episodes 21 and 22 are a two-parter called ‘Wharf Horse’ and ‘World Wharf II’. These episodes don’t have the regular opening theme song with the store next door.
Tandemonium: All Your Tandem Bike Needs
Episode: Season 4, Episode 1 – “A River Runs Through Bob”
This store is a mash-up of the words ‘pandemonium’ and ‘tandem’. These tandem bikes are sure to make a lot of chaos. It is a subtle joke, but a good one. I also love the tandem bike neon sign in the window. The animators on Bob’s Burgers do an excellent job of making these stylized neon signs.
Johnny Razor’s Totally Normal Candy Store
Episode: Season 4, Episode 2 – “Fort Night”
The store name is most likely referring to the yearly news stories/urban legends surrounding people putting dangerous objects into Halloween candy. Another thing I love about this store is that the sign is in candy corn colors.
Don’t Go There: Cautionary Sign Store
Episode: Season 4, Episode 3 – “Seaplane!”
I feel like a sign store would be hard enough to keep open, let alone one that only sells cautionary signs. Home Depot and Lowe’s have an entire sign aisel. How is this store staying in business?
Wolf In Cheap Clothing: Discount Pet Apparel
Episode: Season 4, Episode 4 – “My Big Fat Greek Bob”
This store is a reference to the phrase ‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing.’ This typically refers to a person who seems nice on the surface but is actually evil. However, in this case, it is just referring to pet clothes.
Dr. Rangelove: Stove Store
Episode: Season 4, Episode 5 – “Turkey In A Can”
This is most definitely an homage to the 1964 Stanley Kubrick film ‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” This film stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, and Sterling Hayden. Dr. Strangelove is an offbeat comedy about the crazy things that could have happened during The Cold War.
Episode: Season 4, Episode 6 – “Purple Rain-Union”
I don’t know who Betty is, but I wouldn’t expect someone with that name to be selling machetes.
Yadda Yadda Dada: Jewish Surrealist Art Gallery
Episode: Season 4, Episode 7 – “Bob And Deliver”
This is a smart joke. ‘Yadda Yadda Yadda’ is a Yiddish phrase. It is typically used the same way someone would say ‘so on and so forth’ when they don’t want to keep explaining something. At the same time, dadaism is a type of art that was created as a response to the violence of World War I, and helped create the trend of surrealist artwork.
Nog Nog Who’s There? Egg Nog
Episode: Season 4, Episode 8 – “Christmas In The Car”
Egg Nog who? How dare this sign not finish a perfectly good knock-knock joke? You know what? I hope this store goes out of business by the next episode.
Tankin’ It To The Streets: Tank Top Shop
Episode: Season 4, Episode 9 – “Slumber Party”
This storefront is a reference to the classic Doobie Brothers’ song ‘Takin’ It To The Streets.’ The song was released in 1976 and was track two on their album of the same name. If there is one thing that reminds me of tank tops, it’s The Doobie Brothers. Just kidding, I don’t think this store will last long.
Cats A Rising Star: Pet Improv
Episode: Season 4, Episode 10 – “Presto Tina-O”
This is a reference to the comedy club chain ‘Catch A Rising Star’. I am not sure how animals would take to the ‘yes, and’ nature of improv, but I would love to see it. This comedy club also has a sign on the door that says ‘No Dogs’.
Fire Distinguishers: Put Out Your Fire With Flair
Episode: Season 4, Episode 11 – “Easy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercial”
Fire-fighting style is something that is very overlooked in our society. Sometimes you have to put out your house fire in style. Personally, I would love a leopard print fire extinguisher.
North By North Vest
Episode: Season 4, Episode 12 – “The Frond Files”
This vest store is an homage to the classic 1959 Alfred Hitchcock film “North By Northwest”. I don’t like wearing vests, but an Alfred Hitchcock-themed vest store sounds like it would at least be worth a visit.
Quilty As Charged Quilt Shop
Episode: Season 4, Episode 13 – “Mazel Tina”
This store’s name is making a joke out of the legal phrase ‘guilty as charged’. This storefront also has a really cool window sign. It is a basic “Open” sign but made out of quilt patches.
Carl’s Pre-Owned Indoor Outhouses
Episode: Season 4, Episode 14 – “Uncle Teddy”
I don’t get this one. What exactly is an indoor outhouse? Isn’t that just a bathroom? I have a feeling that is the joke here and it is meant to be absurd.
Brazilianaire Currency Exchange And Waxing Salon
Episode: Season 4, Episode 15 – “The Kids Rob A Train”
This is a pun based on ‘millionaires’ and ‘Brazilian Waxes’, a popular form of pubic hair removal. This store decided that its best strategy was to offer monetary services while removing people’s pubic hair? Did anyone realize how dirty money is? I hope this company is clean and safe.
Napoleon’s Complexion: Skin Care For Little People
Episode: Season 4, Episode 16 – “I Get Psy-chic Out Of You”
This is a pun based on the phrase ‘Napoleon Complex’ and the word ‘complexion’. The phrase ‘Napoleon Complex’ comes from the historic leader Napoleon Bonaparte. He was short in stature, and many believed his aggressive behavior stemmed from his feelings of inadequacy.
In Bob’s Burgers, this store decided to base its marketing around selling skincare products to short people. That is quite a niche audience if I ever saw one.
Episode: Season 4, Episode 17 – “The Equestranauts”
I don’t want to buy tires from someone who has diarrhea. Or wait…do the tires themselves have diarrhea? I would never get the smell out of my car. To make matters worse, there is a sign in the window stating that the store is having an ‘Explosive Sale’. I’m not going anywhere near this place.
Get A Loom You Two! Couples Weaving
Episode: Season 4, Episode 18 – “Ambergris”
This is a reference to the common phrase ‘Get a room, you two!’ This phrase is generally used when a couple is showing too many public displays of affection, or displaying a lot of sexual tension.
A Unicycle Built For Two: Tandem Unicycles
Episode: Season 4, Episode 19 – “The Kids Run Away”
This is most likely a reference to the song “A Bicycle Built For Two” by Nat King Cole. Bob’s Burgers really seems to love its tandem bike references. Also, what would a tandem unicycle look like? Where do the seats go? It must be impossible to keep balanced.
The Nightlight Zone
Episode: Season 4, Episode 20 – “Gene It On”
This is a reference to the classic television series The Twilight Zone. The program was an anthology-style series that was based on science fiction and horror. The original series ran from 1959 to 1964 and was created by Rod Serling.
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About Bob’s Burgers
Bob’s Burgers is a comedy cartoon series that airs on Fox. It is currently in its 12th season. The animated sitcom stars H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, and Kristen Schaal.
Bob’s Burgers tells the story of a family-owned burger restaurant trying to get by, usually with hilarious consequences. Bob is trying to support his family, including his manically-optimistic wife Linda, his socially inept teenage daughter Tina, his creative and silly son Gene, and his mischievous younger daughter Louise.