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  • This episode was originally scheduled to air on November 30, 2014, at 7:30PM Eastern time, but was brought forward to November 16, 2014, at 9:30PM Eastern time on November 11 when Fox decided to take Mulaney out of the 9:30 timeslot because of falling ratings. This allowed more episodes of Bob's Burgers to air before Christmas as NFL games being shown on FOX meant that the 7:30 timeslot was often pre-empted.[1]
  • The episode's title is a play on the phrase "Friends With Benefits", also a 2011 movie starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
  • The opening sequence returns in the episode for the first time since "Gene It On."
  • Bob's unfinished tattoo from "The Equestranauts" is visible when he climbs out of bed before getting changed into his sweatpants.
  • The "Freezer-Dome" subplot of this episode is a parody of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The characters' costumes resemble those of characters in the movie and the rule, "Two kids enter, one kid leaves", parodies the rule, "Two men enter, one man leaves."
  • This is first episode that the ice-cream machine at Bob's Burgers has been shown working since it was damaged in "The Deepening."
  • When Linda starts Tina and Zeke's Freezerdome fight, she makes a klaxon-like noise similar to the ones she makes while hosting speed dating in "My Fuzzy Valentine."
  • Mort says that he often orders soup from the menu and Bob offers to make Teddy soup instead of burgers every day. While soup does not appear on the menu or mentioned frequently, it was later brought up in "Bully-ieve It or Not".
  • Bob and Teddy were originally going to walk home from Dusty's Feedbag but this was changed after the animatic stage.[2]
  • Although not mentioned in any dialogue, the names of the stuntmen running the boot camp in this episode are CJ and Darnell.
  • The cookie tin that the kids use to play curling on the ice appears to be a Royal Dansk cookie tin or at least a parody of Royal Dansk.
  • In the shot of the walk-in freezer door before the final fight scene, there is some ice water leaking out, a sign that the ice has thawed slightly, probably due to it being used.
  • Kevin calls Bob a "fat Burt Reynolds." Burt Reynolds is an idol of Sterling Archer, another character voiced by H. Jon Benjamin.
  • Teddy, while exercising and at the stuntman boot camp wears his normal pants rather than athletic shorts or pants, unlike in "Dawn of the Peck" and "Nice-Capades."
  • Teddy's doctor's arms, that appear coming out of the phone in the dream sequence, appear to be exactly the same as Calvin Fischoeder's, wearing a pink shirt underneath a white coat.
  • Teddy's sleep apnea is displayed again in this episode, it was first seen in The Kids Run Away.
  • The script cover shows Teddy holding a burger with fries on a plate, with Bob looking at him with a worried look.
  • The brief cutaway showing Teddy on stage saying the line, "Coffee is for closers." is a reference to David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross.
  • Although Teddy doesn't stop eating at the restaurant after this episode, (And continues to eat Bob's Burgers) In some future episodes, he simply drinks a cup of coffee.


  • When Bob is looking at the stuntman training at the park with Teddy, he appears wearing his clogs instead of his tennis shoes.
  • Tina's gloves from her wrestling costume have padding on the palms and fingers in the shot when the kids are chanting, from then on there is only padding on the fingertips.
  • After Bob reacts to smelling the fart from the fart jar, his left foot disappears briefly.
  • When Bob gets thrown out of the window of the restaurant he goes to save Teddy, he is facing face down. When Teddy asks if he's alright he is facing face up. It doesn't look like he rolled over as none of the glass look like it's been moved.


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0 The Demo
1 Human FleshCrawl SpaceSacred CowSexy Dance FightingHamburger Dinner TheaterSheesh! Cab, Bob?Bed & BreakfastArt CrawlSpaghetti Western and MeatballsBurger WarWeekend at Mort'sLobsterfestTorpedo
2 The BelchiesBob Day AfternoonSynchronized SwimmingBurgerbossFood Truckin'Dr. YapMoody FoodieBad TinaBeefsquatch
3 Ear-sy RiderFull BarsBob Fires the KidsMutiny on the WindbreakerAn Indecent Thanksgiving ProposalThe DeepeningTinarannosaurus WrecksThe Unbearable Like-Likeness of GeneGod Rest Ye Merry Gentle-MannequinsMother Daughter Laser RazorNude BeachBroadcast Wagstaff School NewsMy Fuzzy ValentineLindapendent WomanO.T. The Outside ToiletTopsyTwo for TinaIt Snakes a VillageFamily FracasThe Kids Run the RestaurantBoyz 4 NowCarpe MuseumThe Unnatural
4 A River Runs Through BobFort NightSeaplane!My Big Fat Greek BobTurkey in a CanPurple Rain-UnionBob and DeliverChristmas in the CarSlumber PartyPresto Tina-oEasy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercialThe Frond FilesMazel TinaUncle TeddyThe Kids Rob a TrainI Get Psy-chic Out of YouThe EquestranautsAmbergrisThe Kids Run AwayGene It OnWharf HorseWorld Wharf II: The Wharfening
5 Work Hard or Die Trying, GirlTina and the Real GhostFriends with Burger-fitsDawn of the PeckBest BurgerFather of the BobTina Tailor Soldier SpyMidday RunSpeakeasy RiderLate Afternoon in the Garden of Bob and LouiseCan't Buy Me MathThe Millie-churian CandidateThe Gayle TalesLi'l Hard DadAdventures in Chinchilla-sittingThe Runway ClubThe Itty Bitty Ditty CommitteeEat, Spray, LindaHousetrapHawk & ChickThe Oeder Games
6 Sliding BobsThe Land ShipThe HaunteningGayle Makin' Bob SledNice-CapadesThe Cook, the Steve, the Gayle, & Her LoverThe Gene & Courtney ShowSexy Dance HealingSacred CouchLice Things Are LiceHouse of 1000 BouncesStand by GeneWag the HogThe Hormone-iumsPro Tiki/Con TikiBye Bye Boo BooThe Horse Rider-erSecret Admiral-irerGlued, Where's My Bob?
7 Flu-ouiseSea Me NowTeen-a WitchThey Serve Horses, Don't They?Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?The Quirk-ducersThe Last Gingerbread House on the LeftEx MachTinaBob ActuallyThere's No Business Like Mr. Business BusinessA Few 'Gurt MenLike Gene for ChocolateThe Grand Mama-pest HotelAquaticismAin't Miss Debatin'Eggs for DaysZero Larp ThirtyThe Laser-inthThelma & Louise Except Thelma is LindaMom, Lies, and VideotapeParaders of the Lost FloatInto the Mild
8 BrunchsquatchThe Silence of the LouiseThe Wolf of Wharf StreetSit Me Baby One More TimeThanks-hoardingThe BleakeningV for Valentine-dettaY Tu Ga-Ga TambienThe Secret Ceramics Room of SecretsSleeping with the FrenemyThe Hurt SoccerCheer Up, Sleepy GeneThe Trouble with DoublesGo Tina on the MountainAre You There Bob? It's Me, BirthdayBoywatchAs I Walk Through the Alley of the Shadow of RampsMo Mommy Mo ProblemsMission Impos-slug-bleSomething Old, Something New, Something Bob Caters for You
9 Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for NowThe Taking of Funtime One Two ThreeTweentrepreneursNightmare on Ocean Avenue StreetLive and Let FlyBobby DriverI Bob Your PardonRoller? I Hardly Know Her!UFO No You Didn'tBetter Off SledLorenzo's Oil? No, Linda'sThe Helen HuntBed, Bob & BeyondEvery Which Way but GooseThe Fresh Princ-ipalRoamin' Bob-idayWhat About Blob?If You Love It So Much, Why Don't You Marionette?Long Time Listener, First Time BobThe Gene MileP.T.A. It Ain't SoYes Without My Zeke
10 The Ring (But Not Scary)Boys Just Wanna Have FungusMotor, She BoatPig Trouble in Little TinaLegends of the MallThe Hawkening: Look Who's Hawking Now!Land of the LoftNow We're Not Cooking with GasAll That GeneHave Yourself a Maily Linda ChristmasDrumforgivenA Fish Called TinaThree Girls and a Little WharfyWag the SongYurty Rotten ScoundrelsFlat-Top o' the Morning to YaJust the TripTappy Tappy Tappy Tap Tap TapThe Handyman CanPoops!… I Didn't Do It AgainLocal She-roPrank You for Being a Friend
11 Dream a Little Bob of Bob Worms of In-Rear-mentCopa-Bob-banaHeartbreak Hotel-oweenFast Time Capsules at Wagstaff SchoolBob Belcher and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad KidsDiarrhea of a Poopy KidThe Terminalator II: Terminals of EndearmentMommy BoyYachty or NiceRomancing the BeefDie Card, or Card TryingAn Incon-Wheelie-ent TruthMr. Lonely FartsSheshank RedumptionY Tu Tina TambiénFingers-looseSome Kind of Fender BenderfulBridge Over Troubled RudySteal Magazine-oliasTell Me Dumb Thing GoodVampire Disco Death Dance
12 Manic Pixie Crap ShowCrystal MessThe PumpkineningDriving Big DummySeven-tween AgainBeach, PleaseLoft in BedslationStuck in the Kitchen with YouFOMO You Didn'tGene's Christmas BreakTouch of Eval(uations)Ferry on My Wayward Bob and LindaFrigate Me KnotVideo Killed the Gene-io StarAncient Misbehavin'Interview with a Pop-pop-pireThe Spider House RulesClear and Present GingerA-Sprout a BoySauce Side StorySome Like It Bot Part 1: Eighth Grade RunnerSome Like It Bot Part 2: Judge-bot Day
13 To Bob or Not to BobThe Reeky Lake ShowWhat About Job?Comet-y of ErrorsSo You Stink You Can DanceApple Gore-chard! (But Not Gory)Ready Player GenePutts-givingShow Mama from the GraveThe Plight Before ChristmasCheaty Cheaty Bang BangOh Row You Didn'tStop! Or My Mom Will Sleuth!These Boots Are Made for StalkingThe Show (and Tell) Must Go OnCrows Encounters of the Bird KindWhat a (April) Fool BelievesGift Card or Buy TryingCrab-solutely FabulousRadio No You Didn'tMother Author Laser PointerAmelia
14 Fight at the Not Okay Chore-ralThe Amazing RudyThe PickleoretteRunning Down a GeneBully-ieve It or NotEscape from Which Island?The (Raccoon) King and IWharf, Me Worry?Fraud of the Dead: Zombie-docu-pocalypseThe Nightmare 2 Days Before ChristmasMission Impossi-BobJade in the ShadeButt Sweat and Fears
Unknown season The Big StieblitzkiThe Right Tough StuffTo Catch a BeefThe Tina Table: The Tables Have Tina-edDon't Stop Be-cheesin'For Whom the Doll ToesThey Slug Horses, Don't They?Hope N' Mic NightBoogie DaysDog Christmas Day After AfternoonAdvice Things Are Ad-NiceMr. Fischoeder's OpusLike a Candle in the GymSnackfaceThe Place Beyond the PineconesThe Lost City of AtlanticInsomnibobWild Steal-ionsMr. Safebody
See also: Episode Guide