Note: Season 5 episodes 1, 2, and 4 do not have regular opening introductions, and thus do not have the next door occupants. Season 5, Episode 21 does not have a typical intro, but the store is shown with a window sign that says “Retail Space Available For Lease”
Bob’s Burgers Season 5 Storefront Gags Explained
Gift Rappers: Freestyle Gift Wrapping
Episode: Season 5, Episode 3 – “Friends With Burger-fits”
This is a play on the words ‘wrap’ and ‘rap’. Freestyle rap is a phrase that has multiple meanings. To some people, freestyle rap is coming up with lyrics off of the top of your head. Some people have a more broad definition, where freestyle rap means any lyrics that are performed outside of a song (such as cyphers and open mics).
However, this store wants you to freestyle wrap presents. I’m not sure what that means, but it sounds like a great time.
Flip Your Wig: Reversible Hair Pieces
Episode: Season 5, Episode 5 – “Best Burger”
Bald people need multiple hairstyles too! With reversible hair pieces, you can have two hairstyles with one piece of hardware. I don’t know how it stays on your head, but that’s not my problem to figure out.
Miracle On 34th Sheets: Sheets And Bedding In 34 Colors
Episode: Season 5, Episode 6 – “Father Of The Bob”
This storefront is a reference to the classic Christmas tale of ‘Miracle On 34th Street’. There have been multiple versions of this movie made over the years.
Rude A-Bake-Ening: Cakes For People You Hate!
Episode: Season 5, Episode 7 – “Tina Tailor Soldier Spy”
This is a play on words for the famous phrase “rude awakening”, used when someone believes another person is being overly optimistic. That said, why would you send a cake to someone you hate? I love cake, it’s a great present.
Cat-Like Refluxes: Feline Gastroenterologist
Episode: Season 5, Episode 8 – “Midday Run”
Obviously, this is a take on “Cat-Like Reflexes”. However, this clinic specializes in feline GI issues. Hairballs, anyone?
I’ve Got Crabs: Hermit Crab Emporium
Episode: Season 5, Episode 9 – “Speakeasy Rider”
I feel bad for whoever runs this establishment. While this store sells hermit crabs, the tagline ‘I’ve Got Crabs’ is most likely a reference to an infestation of public lice.
Takes All Rinds: Composting Center
Episode: Season 5, Episode 10 – “Late Afternoon In The Garden Of Bob And Louise”
This store is referencing the popular phrase “take all kinds”, used to describe the diversity and variation in humans. however, this composting center literally takes all rinds. They don’t care where they come from.
Feel Like Making Glove: Make Your Own Gloves And Mittens
Episode: Season 5, Episode 11 – “Can’t Buy Me Math”
This is a reference to the 1975 Bad Company song ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’. This song appears on their album ‘Straight Shooter’. This is also one of many glove stores that appear next door to Bob’s Burgers.
You Can’t Handle The Ruth: Baseball Cards
Episode: Season 5, Episode 12 – “The Millie-Churian Candidate”
This store has two references in it. The first is the homage to the classic line ‘You can’t handle the truth’ from the film A Few Good Men. It is also referencing the famous baseball player Babe Ruth.
A Ton In The Oven: Big And Tell Baby Clothes
Episode: Season 5, Episode 13 – “The Gayle Tales”
This is a reference to the popular pregnancy phase “A Bun In The Oven.” I really hope there isn’t a woman with a ton in the oven. A two-thousand-pound baby would create all sorts of destruction.
Baby Got Back Problems: Physical Therapy
Episode: Season 5, Episode 14 – “Li’l Hard Dad”
Everyone remembers the classic 1990s hip hop track ‘Baby Got Back’ by Sir Mix-A-Lot. Hopefully, these physical therapists aren’t into their patients’ butts. Just kidding, I hope they are.
Lady And The Clamp: Hardware For Her
Episode: Season 5, Episode 15 – “Adventures In Chinchilla-Sitting”
What kind of hardware are we talking about? I know about a lot of clamps. Jokes aside, this is most likely an homage to the classic Disney film ‘The Lady And The Tramp’.
Shelfies: Pictures Of Shelves
Episode: Season 5, Episode 16 – “The Runway Club”
Imagine if you had a picture of a shelf…on a shelf. Then you take a picture of that, frame it, and put it on a shelf. I think we are really on to something here. That said, ‘Shelfies’ is a play on ‘selfies’, where a person takes a picture of themself with their smartphone.
Cupid’s Stupid: Divorce Attorneys
Episode: Season 5, Episode 17 – “Itty Bitty Ditty Committee”
While the words are reversed, I think this is most likely a reference to the song ‘Stupid Cupid’ by Connie Francis. That said, I think this is brilliant marketing. It plays on the negative feelings that often accompany divorce.
A Site For Sore Thighs: Massage Parlor
Episode: Season 5, Episode 18 – “Eat, Spray, Linda”
This store is referencing the common phrase ‘A Sight For Sore Eyes’, used when a person is not looking their best or has obviously had a rough go of it. I actually think this is a great name for a massage parlor. Let’s get those thigh cramps out of here!
Meet The Patents: Patent Attorney
Episode: Season 5, Episode 19 – “Housetrap”
This patent attorney’s office is probably trying to reference the 2000 movie Meet The Parents. The film stars Robert DeNiro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, and Owen Wilson. The film documents a very awkward weekend when a man first meets his girlfriend’s family.
The Seven Year Itch: Couples Dermatology
Episode: Season 5, Episode 20 – “Hawk & Chick”
The concept of the ‘seven-year itch’ revolves around the idea that married couples tend to lose passion around the seven-year mark. However, sometimes skin issues can also make you itchy. I don’t know what conditions would give couples a matching set of rashes, and I am not sure that I want to know.
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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, which includes his manically-optimistic wife Linda, his socially inept teenage daughter Tina, his creative and silly son Gene, and his mischievous younger daughter Louise.
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.