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My hamster got killed by our Roomba, and I'm having trouble moving on.
Julie to Don

"The Fresh Princ-ipal" is the fifteenth episode in Season 9, being the one-hundred-and-sixty-fifth episode overall.


Things get out of hand when Louise wins a contest to be Principal for a Day. Back at the restaurant, Teddy has a unique suggestion to help Bob when he suddenly finds himself unable to flip burgers.


Louise is named honorary Principal for a Day at Wagstaff, thanks to selling the most chocolate bars (with some underhanded tactics). She is very excited about it, thinking of abusing her power to the fullest extent, but mostly unlocking the Cabinet of Confiscation in Principal Spoors' office, filled with a year's worth of confiscated items. At school, Louise tries to enter Spoors's office, but finds it locked before Mr Frond shows up. He lets her know that being Principal For A Day foes not actually make her principal, being a ceremonial role instead, and Spoors would walk her through but he's out at a conference.

After a disappointing morning consisting of failing the raise the school flag, watering a plant, and cutting a ribbon on a deflated basketball, Frond tells Louise to go back to class for the rest of the day until the flag lowering. Louise, undeterred, keeps Ms. Schnur distracted while picking the lock to Spoors' office. She succeeds, but is caught by Schnur who tells her she's nto the principal, until Schnur notices that Spoors' private bathroom is unlocked. As Schnur cannot go to the school bathrooms and Spoors never lets her use his bathroom, the two come to an arrangement: As only Spoors knows the combination to the lock on the cabinet, Louise will write out memos and notices on official letterhead while Schnur uses the bathroom.

Louise starts handing out memos with new policies to the students and teachers (ranking from double recess and lunch to allowing teachers to drive Uber for 15 minutes instead of 10), before Frond finds out, and he sets out to stop her. He confronts Louise in the office, and rolls her out in the principal's chair, but while distracted she runs off to the school intercom room, making more announcements with her siblings (such as Tina's suggestion that PE be Sensual Reggae Dance Hour and Gene wanting it to be Wacky Hat Day) before outrunning Frond back to the office. As time goes on, she stays one step ahead of Frond while passing out new policies (such as that passing notes being allowed), and speaking on the student news channel. The policies themselves prove popular, with Zeke passing quotable notes in class and Ms. Jacobson saying the extra recess helped kids focus for class.

Back in the principal's office, Louise is still attempting to unlock the cabinet while conversing with Schnur, feeling good about helping people with her newfound powers, when a man named Don enters and says he was chosen to be the new guidance counselor by Spoors, his brother-in-law, and that Frond is getting fired. Louise is taken aback, but allows Schnur to introduce Don to Frond for orientation, without Frond realizing he's going to be fired. Louise, Tina and Gene get a crowbar from Branca for the cabinet, and set out to work. Frond comes back to the principal's office, trying to finish the orientation for Don, and when Schnur is about to fire him, he notices the dis in the office. Louise tells Frond that he is being fired and Don is there to replace him. Frond is broken up, and is walked out by Schnur. Louise tries to tell herself ad the others that having Don as an incompetent guidance counselor. Tina notices a piece of tape with the combination written on the back of the lock, and soon they unlock the Cabinet of Confiscation. While noting they could spend the afternoon of their lives playing with all the stuff, Louise decides to instead help Frond get his job back.

Needing an idea, Louise thinks of a plan: to call a special school assembly to officially give Frond a farewell and "welcome" Don, in order to drive the latter away. At the assembly, Louise has Don take questions from the students, which quickly turns chaotic (such as dead hamsters, Jimmy Junior complaining that he does not have a twin like his brothers, and Tammy and Jocelyn getting in an argument over the other's blonde hair), and Don, overwhelmed, runs off and quits. They find Frond, having emptied his office, ready to leave, and lousy uses the last of her time to hire him back. As they walk back to his office, Frond notes that Louise was good at being principal for a day.

Meanwhile at the restaurant, Bob notices Teddy watching him flip burgers, when Teddy asked how Bob can flip the burgers perfectly. Bob says he just does, but then starts flipping burgers so that start breaking in half. Linda realizes what is happening, that Bob cannot think about hat he does because then he is unable to (such as being asked to show how to tie a tie). As the day goes on, Bob has more and more trouble flipping burgers without dropping them, and Teddy figures out that he has "the yips" mental block like pro athletes get. Jimmy Pesto comes over to mock Bob's restart being empty, and Linda says out loud that Bob has the yips, leading to more mockery. After an attempt at flipping the burgers carefully with two spatulas gets an underwhelming response, Bob yells at Teddy for 'breaking" him. Later, Teddy, after misremembering the title of Bull Durham, this on an idea to help Bob with his yips based on the movie: having him wear Jimmy Pesto's underwear (gained by bribing Trev with an elaborate doghouse), to give him something to think about other than messing up the burgers. As Bob wears the underwear, Jimmy stops over, but finds Bob is flipping the burgers perfectly and acting weird in saying that jimmy somehow helped him, freaking Jimmy out.


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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
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 OnWhat a (April) Fool BelievesCrows Encounters of the Bird KindGift 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
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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