Synchronized Swimming" is the third episode in Season 2, being the sixteenth episode overall.
Linda is working on her prenatal yoga DVD, the kids trick her into doing their homework. Bob disapproves of it, but Linda continues on. During lunch in the cafeteria, the kids announce that they are tired of doing physical education, and decide to meet up with Mr. Frond into letting them do an independent study of synchronized swimming. Louise forges Linda's name into the papers, as they go and play outside while they're supposed to be doing their study.
Meanwhile, Bob introduces a new soft serve ice cream machine in the restaurant, and has
Teddy test the ice cream. While Linda is out shopping at Reflections, Mr. Frond bumps into her and she learns of the independent study. She shows a bit of frustration at first, although she loves synchronized swimming more than the kids would. She decides to coach them and eventually gives up after seeing that Bob was right about her coddling them too much.
Back at the restaurant, Bob attempts to serve the customers during a huge crowd, although it gets stressful as he has to give Teddy a softer ice cream, keep
Mort's burger medium rare, and tries to explain to a couple teenagers that he has no clue whether the ice cream is low fat or not. When he learns that without Linda coaching the kids for a judging randomly announced by Mr. Frond, they'll be sent to summer school and he'll have no help for when it comes to serving the ice cream. He decides to coach the kids as Linda is teaching them a lesson, and Louise tries everything to get the contest canceled.
In the end, Linda shows up on time to help the kids get the study done and they are judged with a D average. Mr. Frond is disappointed and is forced to stop independent studies, but as they didn't fail, they don't have to worry about summer school.
H. John Benjamin as
Bob Dan Mintz as
Tina Eugene Mirman as
Gene John Roberts as
Linda Kristen Schaal as Louise
Pamela Adlon as Teenage Girl #1
David Herman as
Mr. Frond Andy Kindler as
Mort Larry Murphy as
Teddy Laura Silverman as
Andy Sarah Silverman as
Ollie Declyn Thornton as Little League Player #1
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1 Human Flesh • Crawl Space • Sacred Cow • Sexy Dance Fighting • Hamburger Dinner Theater • Sheesh! Cab, Bob? • Bed & Breakfast • Art Crawl • Spaghetti Western and Meatballs • Burger War • Weekend at Mort's • Lobsterfest • Torpedo
2 The Belchies • Bob Day Afternoon • Synchronized Swimming • Burgerboss • Food Truckin' • Dr. Yap • Moody Foodie • Bad Tina • Beefsquatch
3 Ear-sy Rider • Full Bars • Bob Fires the Kids • Mutiny on the Windbreaker • An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal • The Deepening • Tinarannosaurus Wrecks • The Unbearable Like-Likeness of Gene • God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins • Mother Daughter Laser Razor • Nude Beach • Broadcast Wagstaff School News • My Fuzzy Valentine • Lindapendent Woman • O.T. The Outside Toilet • Topsy • Two for Tina • It Snakes a Village • Family Fracas • The Kids Run the Restaurant • Boyz 4 Now • Carpe Museum • The Unnatural
4 A River Runs Through Bob • Fort Night • Seaplane! • My Big Fat Greek Bob • Turkey in a Can • Purple Rain-Union • Bob and Deliver • Christmas in the Car • Slumber Party • Presto Tina-o • Easy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercial • The Frond Files • Mazel Tina • Uncle Teddy • The Kids Rob a Train • I Get Psy-chic Out of You • The Equestranauts • Ambergris • The Kids Run Away • Gene It On • Wharf Horse • World Wharf II: The Wharfening
5 Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl • Tina and the Real Ghost • Friends with Burger-fits • Dawn of the Peck • Best Burger • Father of the Bob • Tina Tailor Soldier Spy • Midday Run • Speakeasy Rider • Late Afternoon in the Garden of Bob and Louise • Can't Buy Me Math • The Millie-churian Candidate • The Gayle Tales • Li'l Hard Dad • Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting • The Runway Club • The Itty Bitty Ditty Committee • Eat, Spray, Linda • Housetrap • Hawk & Chick • The Oeder Games
6 Sliding Bobs • The Land Ship • The Hauntening • Gayle Makin' Bob Sled • Nice-Capades • The Cook, the Steve, the Gayle, & Her Lover • The Gene & Courtney Show • Sexy Dance Healing • Sacred Couch • Lice Things Are Lice • House of 1000 Bounces • Stand by Gene • Wag the Hog • The Hormone-iums • Pro Tiki/Con Tiki • Bye Bye Boo Boo • The Horse Rider-er • Secret Admiral-irer • Glued, Where's My Bob?
7 Flu-ouise • Sea Me Now • Teen-a Witch • They Serve Horses, Don't They? • Large Brother, Where Fart Thou? • The Quirk-ducers • The Last Gingerbread House on the Left • Ex MachTina • Bob Actually • There's No Business Like Mr. Business Business • A Few 'Gurt Men • Like Gene for Chocolate • The Grand Mama-pest Hotel • Aquaticism • Ain't Miss Debatin' • Eggs for Days • Zero Larp Thirty • The Laser-inth • Thelma & Louise Except Thelma is Linda • Mom, Lies, and Videotape • Paraders of the Lost Float • Into the Mild
8 Brunchsquatch • The Silence of the Louise • The Wolf of Wharf Street • Sit Me Baby One More Time • Thanks-hoarding • The Bleakening • V for Valentine-detta • Y Tu Ga-Ga Tambien • The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets • Sleeping with the Frenemy • The Hurt Soccer • Cheer Up, Sleepy Gene • The Trouble with Doubles • Go Tina on the Mountain • Are You There Bob? It's Me, Birthday • Boywatch • As I Walk Through the Alley of the Shadow of Ramps • Mo Mommy Mo Problems • Mission Impos-slug-ble • Something Old, Something New, Something Bob Caters for You
9 Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now • The Taking of Funtime One Two Three • Tweentrepreneurs • Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street • Live and Let Fly • Bobby Driver • I Bob Your Pardon • Roller? I Hardly Know Her! • UFO No You Didn't • Better Off Sled • Lorenzo's Oil? No, Linda's • The Helen Hunt • Bed, Bob & Beyond • Every Which Way but Goose • The Fresh Princ-ipal • Roamin' Bob-iday • What About Blob? • If You Love It So Much, Why Don't You Marionette? • Long Time Listener, First Time Bob • The Gene Mile • P.T.A. It Ain't So • Yes Without My Zeke
10 The Ring (But Not Scary) • Boys Just Wanna Have Fungus • Motor, She Boat • Pig Trouble in Little Tina • Legends of the Mall • The Hawkening: Look Who's Hawking Now! • Land of the Loft • Now We're Not Cooking with Gas • All That Gene • Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas • Drumforgiven • A Fish Called Tina • Three Girls and a Little Wharfy • Wag the Song • Yurty Rotten Scoundrels • Flat-Top o' the Morning to Ya • Just the Trip • Tappy Tappy Tappy Tap Tap Tap • The Handyman Can • Poops!… I Didn't Do It Again • Local She-ro • Prank You for Being a Friend
11 Dream a Little Bob of Bob • Worms of In-Rear-ment • Copa-Bob-bana • Heartbreak Hotel-oween • Fast Time Capsules at Wagstaff School • Bob Belcher and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Kids • Diarrhea of a Poopy Kid • The Terminalator II: Terminals of Endearment • Mommy Boy • Yachty or Nice • Romancing the Beef • Die Card, or Card Trying • An Incon-Wheelie-ent Truth • Mr. Lonely Farts • Sheshank Redumption • Y Tu Tina También • Fingers-loose • Some Kind of Fender Benderful • Bridge Over Troubled Rudy • Steal Magazine-olias • Tell Me Dumb Thing Good • Vampire Disco Death Dance
12 Manic Pixie Crap Show • Crystal Mess • The Pumpkinening • Driving Big Dummy • Seven-tween Again • Beach, Please • Loft in Bedslation • Stuck in the Kitchen with You • FOMO You Didn't • Gene's Christmas Break • Touch of Eval(uations) • Ferry on My Wayward Bob and Linda • Frigate Me Knot • Video Killed the Gene-io Star • Ancient Misbehavin' • Interview with a Pop-pop-pire • The Spider House Rules • Clear and Present Ginger • A-Sprout a Boy • Sauce Side Story • Some Like It Bot Part 1: Eighth Grade Runner • Some Like It Bot Part 2: Judge-bot Day
13 To Bob or Not to Bob
Unknown season (order subject to change) The Reeky Lake Show • What About Job? • Comet-y of Errors • Dance Dance Re-Evaluation • Apple Gore-chard! (But Not Gory) • Ready Player Gene • Putts-giving • Show Mama from the Grave • Cheaty Cheaty Bang Bang • The Plight Before Christmas • Oh Row You Didn't • Stop! Or My Mom Will Sleuth! • These Boots Are Made for Stalking • The Show (and Tell) Must Go On
See also: Episode Guide