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"The Runway Club" is the sixteenth episode in Season 5, being the eighty-third episode overall.


The kids are sentenced to Saturday detention for a glitter bracelet/school fire alarm fracas and will do anything it takes to leave early, so they can attend the Cotton Candy Festival. Meanwhile, Bob and Linda believe they are being scammed by a young girl named Sally at the restaurant.


Tina, Gene, and Louise arrive at school for a Saturday detention session, upset that they were missing out on the Cotton Candy festival which would be over by the time the detention ended. Jimmy Jr., Tammy, Jocelyn, and Zeke were also at detention. A flashback revealed the punishments were handed out after Tina and Tammy wore the same sparkly jelly bracelet to school and caused an argument and a fight where the younger Belcher kids tried to pull them apart, Zeke jumped into the fight for fun, Jocelyn pulled the fire alarm to try and call for help, and Jimmy Jr. sprayed the fire extinguisher over everyone trying to make a "foam party".

While they're serving their detention, Mr. Frond decided to hold a fashion contest (since fashion was responsible for the melee) à la Project Runway called Scared Fabulous. The students are reluctant to participate until he told them that the winners could leave detention 3 hours early. The three teams were Tammy and Jocelyn, Zeke and Jimmy Jr, and the three Belcher children. Tammy and Tina make a side bet where the winner gets to keep wearing their sparkly jelly bracelet and the loser had to throw their bracelet away. There were three challenges and three judges (Coach Blevins, Secretary Schnur, and Custodian Branca) who were chosen because they were the only ones in the school on Saturday.

The first challenge involved designing an outfit for Ms. Schnur to wear over a three day weekend on the couch using materials from her supply closet (like folders, construction paper, and staples). Tammy and Jocelyn won that challenge and didn't have to compete in the second round. The second challenge involved designing an outfit for Coach Blevins that's good for three different activities using wrestling mats and old jerseys. The coach didn't know much about fashion and after being told he couldn't call it a tie, he had the team's models (Zeke and Gene) wrestle to determine the winner.

During the wrestling match, Principal Spoors called Mr. Frond, to say he hated the idea of Scared Fabulous which put an end to the contest. Mr. Frond told the kids to go back to class and finish out their detention, clearly disappointed, seeing himself as exceptionally experienced with fashion. The kids protested and Louise challenged Mr. Frond to compete against all of them. If Mr. Frond wins, the kids would all talk up the Scared Fabulous fashion program to the principal. But if the kids win, they all get to leave early. The final challenge was judged by Mr. Branca who wanted something fit for a presidential speech made out of trash.

Despite arguing and fighting, Tina and Tammy gave up their jelly bracelets (though Tammy needed a bit more "persuading") to help finish their team's outfit, earning them the victory over Mr. Frond. Though initially upset, Mr. Frond noticed the jelly bracelets and took it as a sign they set aside their differences and were rehabilitated thanks to his fashion program. After the kids leave, Principal Spoors made a surprise visit, forcing Mr. Frond to set off the fire alarm as a distraction.

Meanwhile, Bob and Linda were visited by a neighborhood girl named Sally who was offering magazine subscriptions as part of a fundraiser. Bob suspected someone was scamming Sally, and that no magazines would be delivered after receiving the money. They told Sally she was part of a scam fundraiser and she left, flustered, but soon returned with Trish, the angry head of the fundraiser. Trish pressured/threatened them into buying 20 magazines by nearly ripping up their serving counter. Jimmy Pesto stopped by to jeer at Bob but Bob managed to use reverse psychology to trick Jimmy Pesto into ordering and paying for 40 magazines, which had Bob and Linda overall pleased (they may have gotten scammed but Jimmy Pesto got scammed twice as hard).



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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?
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13 To Bob or Not to Bob
Unknown season (order subject to change) The Reeky Lake ShowWhat About Job?Comet-y of ErrorsDance Dance Re-EvaluationApple Gore-chard! (But Not Gory)Ready Player GenePutts-givingShow Mama from the GraveCheaty Cheaty Bang BangThe Plight Before ChristmasOh Row You Didn'tStop! Or My Mom Will Sleuth!These Boots Are Made for StalkingThe Show (and Tell) Must Go On
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