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  • The working title for this episode was "Bob After Dark," according to the copyright catalog.[1] This is the second episode known to have a working title, the first being "Sexy Dance Fighting" having a title of "Capoeira."
  • The title is a play on shish kebab, a word for skewered meats.
  • Tina celebrates her 13th birthday in this episode making her the first member of the Belcher family to do so. Even though Bob's 40th birthday appears in a flashback in the premiere "Human Flesh."
  • On the closed captioning for this episode, the lyrics to Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street" are displayed instead of the lyrics for "Lifting Up the Skirt of the Night." "Across 110th Street" was used as a placeholder earlier in production and the captions were likely taken before "Lifting Up the Skirt of the Night" was completed.[2] A music video for the song was directed and uploaded to YouTube by writer Scott Jacobson featuring H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Glitter's voice actor Steve Agee, and Samantha Shelton.[3]
  • The name of the porn theater seen is The Longwood, movies being shown are Plump Friction (a parody of Pulp Fiction and Dong Day Afternoon (a parody of Dog Day Afternoon).
  • Some of the establishments in the red light district that Bob drives past include Aladdin's Lamp, Cocina Cuchina, The Tiger Cage, and Liquor Emporium
  • The items on Jimmy Pesto's wall of "rare and exotic trophies" include a pair of panties, Big Mouth Billy the Talking Bass, a souvenir baseball, an Elvis Presley collector's plate, a shooting range target, and a picture of Jimmy with two babes in bikinis.
  • First episode where Bob is seen without his mustache. Tina is also seen without her glasses for the first time.
  • Jimmy Pesto, Jimmy Pesto, Jr., Calvin Fischoeder, and Trev all make their first broadcast appearances in this episode rather than in "Burger War" which was produced first. The interior of Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria is also shown for the first time. Marshmallow makes her first appearance in both broadcast and production order.
  • First episode since his introduction in "Crawl Space" not to feature Teddy.
  • Bob's first taxi customer who vomits upon entering the car is the same man who orders the Child Molester Burger in "Human Flesh."
  • The bus Bob passes during "Lifting Up the Skirt of the Night" is the 42 headed to Ocean Avenue, the street where the restaurant is located.
  • Although it is established that most of the show takes place in New Jersey in a later episode ("It Snakes a Village"), Tina warns her dad to stay away from Route 1, which runs through their state.
  • The scene where Tina and Jimmy Jr. kiss is a reference to Sixteen Candles. Tina is dressed like Molly Ringwald's character and the song from the original scene, "If You Were Here" by Thompson Twins, plays, making it the first appearance of licensed music in an episode of the series.
  • This is the only episode that fades to black before the credits. Possibly a reference to Sixteen Candles which also ends that way.
  • This is the only episode where Calvin Fischoeder's eye patch is black. Possibly because he is meeting Bob discreetly though he is wearing his other articles of white clothing.
  • A total of 4.91 million households watched this episode.
  • The episode received positive reviews from critics.


  • Bob's taxi number is different when he invites Glitter, Marbles and Cha-Cha to Tina's party.
  • When Jimmy Jr. is shown walking away from Tina, his vest is colored as it appears reflected in Tina's glasses and as it appears later through the glass of Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria.
  • Bob's apron pocket is missing when he returns after "Lifting up the Skirt of the Night" plays.
  • When Louise asks Marshmallow about her name, Louise's skin color appears lighter.
  • Mort's name is not all in capitals on the end credits, just the initial letter.
  • The cup of coffee that Linda puts on the counter when scolding a drunken Bob changes into a towel when Bob climbs into the cabinet.


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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