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Trivia[]

  • The episode title is a parody of the Christmas carol God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.
  • Sal, the owner of Spanks A Lot is voiced by Fred Stoller, who voices "Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy" on the PBS series WordGirl, a series which regularly features Bob's voice actor H. Jon Benjamin as Reginald and Louise's voice actress Kristen Schaal as Victoria Best. Larry Murphy also voiced several different characters throughout the show's run and many guest stars have worked on both shows at one point.
  • Zach Galifianakis makes his first appearance on the show as Chet; he would later return to voice Felix Fischoeder in a recurring capacity.
  • If the postal service Mike works for shares the same rules as the United States Postal Service, the most legal amount Bob tipped Mike is 20 dollars. However, it would be illegal for Mike to accept the gift certificates for Bob's Burgers.[1]
  • This episode is named "Bob Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins" within the press release for the first repeat on December 30, 2012 and on IMDb, Hulu, and the Season 3 DVD. "Bob Rest Ye Merry-Mannequins" is also used for the motion picture entry on the US copyright catalog.
  • First episode where Bob mentions his late mother Lily Belcher. It is revealed that she had a brother called Ernest Lombard who Bob mentions he hadn't talked to in years meaning they likely became estranged following his mother's death.
  • Unlike later Christmas-themed episodes with opening titles, it isn't snowing during the titles.
  • Unlike all Bob's Burgers characters, Nadine has eyes with color around her pupils.
  • The phone number on the "Have you Seen This Mannequin" poster is 555-0175.
  • On the date of the episode's original airing, an interfaith vigil commemorating the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was aired live in most of FOX's East Coast markets meaning this episode was preempted in those markets until the last few minutes were shown after the vigil ended. Due to this, the episode performed very poorly in terms of viewers and ratings, being the lowest-rated of the entire series. FOX later reran the episode two weeks later on December 30, 2012, at 8:30 PM.[2]
  • The episode received positive reviews from critics.
  • The script cover shows Bob leaning on some Christmas Decorations. One is a reindeer, while the other is a mannequin.
  • The music of the intro has been tweaked a little, moving the cymbal crash that was added in the last episode so that it occurs during Louise's arm flare.
  • When Bob says mannequins don't turn into humans, except in "that one movie", it's a reference to the 1987 romantic comedy Mannequin (actually, the film had a sequel, Mannqeuin: On the Move (1991), making it two movies).

Goofs[]

  • On the Jamaican bobsled from Cool Runnings that Gene imagines having for Christmas, the flag has red where the black is meant to go on the flag.
  • When Gene starts running to go "talk to Uncle Ernie", just before he starts to pass Louise, her body disappears and it's back again after he runs past her.
  • When Chet explains to Bob about his window displays, the Burger of the Day changes from the "Santa Claus Is Cumin to Town Burger" to the "Fifth Day of Christmas Burger" which isn't the Burger of the day until the final window scene.
  • In the shot after Louise puts up the "0 days since workplace injury" sign, Chet's Santa beard is colored brown like his hair color.
  • When Marshmallow skates into view, the skater on the right in the green jacket disappears.
  • Background painter Julia Kalantarova's last name is misspelled 'Kalantaroba' on the end credits.
  • The closed captioning lists Gene's name as James when Bob reminds him that Uncle Ernie had just died.

References[]


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Season Episodes
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
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