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"Some Like It Bot Part 1: Eighth Grade Runner" is the twenty-first episode in Season 12, being the two-hundred-and-thirty-seventh episode overall.


When Tina's new shirt is ridiculed by Tammy and Jocelyn in a Wagstaff News segment called "Wow or Weird," she turns to her erotic friend-fiction and writes about a futuristic world in which she is a robot.


Tina’s birthday is coming up, and with the increase in babysitting money coming in, she’s buying stuff for herself, such as a t-shirt of a horse in sunglasses saying "Clip Clop And You Don’t Stop," as well as boba at a place where her punch card is close to 10 for a free extra-large boba drink, where she is planning later that day to take her siblings. At breakfast, her parents try to find out what she wants for her birthday, and it comes up that the previous night, Bob had let the kids stay up to watch the end of Grease and the beginning of Blade Runner.

At school, Tina wears the shirt but no one notices, until the Wagstaff student news does a new segment called "Wow or Weird," where Tammy and Jocelyn deem it "weird," to her frustration.

At the restaurant, Bob is shocked to find graffiti on the bathroom wall reading "Bob’s Is Crap" and desperately tries to get rid of it. Tina is depressed that no one said anything nice about her new shirt and returns home instead of taking the others for boba. Angered and frustrated by the way the others at school judge, she begins writing a new erotic friend fiction story.

In a dark, dystopian future, the Wagstell company makes robots in metal bodies with human faces to do manual labor. The robots however occasionally find ways to express themselves such as placing irregularly shaped metal pieces on themselves. One, which looks like Tina, does this with a vaguely horse-shaped piece, and is taken away by guards to a room with other bots. The room has a chair and a machine which wipes their memories. Tina Bot realizes this and breaks free, managing to escape the large robot guards (Which resemble Tammy and Jocleyn). on the run, the bot takes a bike, a wig and clothing off a mannequin to look human. It gets a job babysitting to get credits for the same horse shirt Tina wore. However, after displaying superhuman reflexes and agility to catch stuff the child knocked over, and her robotic arm is uncovered by her sleeve, the mother calls the police. At the factory, the bot is captured and brought in for a Voight-Kampff test with Jimmy Butt-erd (Jimmy Jr.) when Tina is called for breakfast.

At breakfast, Gene and Louise keep trying to cheer up Tina to get her to take them for boba, while Linda tries cheering her up and Bob is preoccupied with the graffiti. Tina is angrier than normal and walks off. At school, the Wow or Weird segment continues with Tammy and Jocelyn remarking on more things (such as Tina’s sock and Jimmy Jr’s vest and run) as "weird (while also praising Tammy’s braces again as "wow"). Back at home, Tina continues the story.

In the interrogation, Butt-erd’s boss tells him to finish up and that his vest is weird. Tina Bot catches onto his exasperation and tells him people can be judgy. Butt-erd offers to take the bot somewhere there they can make out. At a bar with a piano, both are terrible at playing, but about to kiss when Zaff (Zeke), Butt-erd’s rival and colleague in the Bot Bagger division, shows up to arrest both of them. Butt-erd tries to reason with Zaff about the morals of their job to retrieve robots to wipe their memories and identities, but Zaff reveals the Butt-erd is in fact a bot with implanted memories. However, when Butt-erd recounts one memory, Zaff says he has the same one, and the two realize they are both bots, made to believe they are humans so they can perform their retrieval and memory wiping jobs without hesitation. Tina Bot decides they need to talk to someone inside the company to change things.

At school, Tina complains to Mr. Grant in the WSN room, who is not listening to her concerns that the segment is being used to bully people and instead goes on about the touchscreen they use and how he got the school to buy it instead of textbooks, causing Tina to storm off. Looking to cheer Tina up so she will take them for the free extra-large boba, Gene and Louise try to get Tammy and Jocelyn to either talk about how great Tina’s shirt is, or take back all the stuff they had said, but Tammy refuses. At Bob’s Burgers, Teddy discovers a new graffiti reading "Bob’s Burgers is Poop," and he and Bob have to be restrained by Linda from threatening the other customers or checking their hands for marker ink. Gene is ready to give up on boba but Louise figures they can find out how to make Tina feel better by reading her erotic friend fan fiction, which she spends all her time lately doing, to get any ideas. Linda, figuring that it could also give ideas for birthday presents, offers to look when the kids are at school.

In the dystopian city, the trio are at a futuristic Bob’s Burgers for a meeting; Zaff contacted someone at Wagsteel for answers and was told to meet them there. However, Tina Bot notices the bot’s faces on a newscast, and soon police surround the restaurant. Future Louise deadbolts the door, and Future Bob notes the windows and walls are reinforced and bulletproof due to how dystopian things get. Tina Bot laments and wonders if "they" are right, that she is weird and better off wiped, any irregularities kept hidden from the world.

Tina wonders if it is bad to "steer off-course" and wear the horse shirt. Bob is focused on the bathroom graffiti, as he feels like the people know what he is thinking deep down about himself. Gene and Louise lament not getting the free boba with extra boba balls. Tina is ready to give up and say that they are right.

As police open fire on the restaurant, the bot trio are led to a secret tunnel in the basement, but Butt-erd and Zaff are captured by police to be taken back to Wagstell for wiping. Tina Bot tries to rescue them, however Butt-erd steals a policeman’s grenade launcher and uses it to destroy the entrance to the tunnel, so Tina Bot can escape. Tina Bot doesn’t want Butt-erd wiped.

Tina realizes she needs to do something to stop them and resolves to smash the touchscreen with a hammer.


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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 BobWorms 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
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15 TBA
Unknown season (order subject to change) The Big StieblitzkiThe Tina Table: The Tables Have Tina-edThe Right Tough StuffTo Catch a BeefDon'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-ionsThe Shell GameThe Dead Bo-ats SocietyDad-urday Kite FeverMr. Safebody
See also: Episode Guide