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"Wharf, Me Worry?" is the eighth episode in Season 14, being the two-hundred-and-sixty-eighth episode overall.


During their special day at the wharf with Big Bob, the kids get into trouble with the Wharf's newest fortune-telling giant clam.

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The episode begins on a drizzly day, and Tina, Gene, and Louise are excited to go to Wonder Wharf with just Big Bob in these 'perfect' weather conditions. Louise looks forward to not waiting in line because of the precipitation, but Tina is excited to spend time with their grandfather. The Belcher children are already in their raincoats, anticipating Big Bob's arrival inside the restaurant while Linda preps the counter and Bob cleans the grill. Linda goes into the kitchen and tells her husband how keen their children are to spend time with their grandfather, but Bob reveals he's worried his dad will do "that thing he's been doing lately," when Big Bob becomes pessimistic and talks about the world ending after he reads the news. Bob believes his father will depress his children. Linda asks her husband if he tried to get his father to stop, but Bob has already done so but has yet to be successful. As soon as Bob finishes cleaning the grill, Big Bob arrives, and Tina, Gene, and Louise go to Wonder Wharf with their grandfather as their parents stay to run the restaurant.

The Belcher children are deciding where to go first at the amusement park with their grandfather. However, they get tempted by the mechanical voice of Clamstradamus outside of Shellendipity, Wonder Wharf's newest future-telling clam shack attraction. Louise figures out the clairvoyant fried clam is just a camera someone's looking through while using a filtered speakerphone. Big Bob gets upset at the clam, so he and his grandchildren abandon Clamstradamus and enjoy the rest of the Wharf. They start with riding the Scramble Pan, fishing for plastic fish, riding the Scramble Pan again (with just Louise and Big Bob), eating cotton candy together, and going on the Scramble Pan for the third time (with only Louise this time). Afterward, Big Bob gets a little winded and needs to lie down, so he sits on a bench and gives his grandchildren five dollars each to enjoy Wonder Wharf while he rests. He tells them to meet him back at the bench in half an hour, and Tina, Gene, and Louise leave Big Bob alone.

Teddy comes to Bob's Burgers, holding multiple shirts on hangers and needing to ask Bob and Linda a favor. The handyman needs them to take a "really good" picture for Handy Home, a website for contractors, and he wants to put himself on Handy Home to promote his business. Teddy shows the two the pictures he tried taking of himself, but they all made him look like a killer.

Back at Shellendipity, someone lays off the carnie controlling Clamstradamus because of the lack of people at Wonder Wharf due to the weather. However, they accidentally leave the control room for the fortune-telling shell open and unlocked. As they go, Louise notices this as she and her siblings are returning to Big Bob after spending all their money. Tina, Gene, and Louise enter the control room and barricade themselves there, with futile attempts from Tina to warn them. The carnie supervisor returns from the back room of the Shellendipity, and without knowing anyone's in the control room, she locks the door. The Belcher children continue giving random people at the Wharf fortunes without realizing they're trapped. Tina brings back the fact that their grandfather might be worried about them, but the scene switches to Big Bob having a peaceful, heavy nap on his bench until a Dizzy Dog carnie wakes him up.

Meanwhile, Linda is taking pictures of Teddy for Handy Home. She's making him pretend to do 'things' a regular handyman would for his photo. Bob is in the kitchen preparing burgers for customers, but he keeps looking at the unread texts he sent to his father, still concerned he might disturb Tina, Gene, and Louise. Bob declares he will go to Wonder Wharf to check on him and his kids, but Linda questions if that'll look good for him since it might make it seem like they don't trust Big Bob to look after their children. Bob denies this and goes anyway.

Bob calls his dad, telling Big Bob that he's going to join them at the amusement park, but before he can finish his message, he's already in Wonder Wharf, at the bench where his father is. Bob notices that Tina, Gene, and Louise aren't with him, so he asks his father if it was something he said that made them 'ditch' him. This inappropriate comment baffles Big Bob, but he tells his son he is waiting to meet them at the bench. After some confusion, they begin searching for Tina, Gene, and Louise together. The Belcher children are still oblivious that they're trapped, and Tina is still urging them to leave until she sees a group of teenage boys, so she starts flirting with them through the fried clam.

While they're looking for Tina, Gene, and Louise, Big Bob asks his son if he doesn't trust him to look after his grandchildren. Bob denies this, and his father starts talking about one of the gloomy articles he sent him until he sees a gorilla plushie with a pink skirt and blue sunglasses at one of the games. Big Bob decides to play the game and wins the stuffed animal for his grandchildren. They return to the benches where Big Bob was with no Tina, Gene, or Louise, so the father-son pair decide to go on the Ferris wheel, thinking that the aerial view will let them find them.

After a while, Gene and Louise start getting bored of the Clamstradamus, so they decide to exit. They finally realize they're locked in. They look out of the window of the Shellendipitiy, but they see no one to call for help to, and all visible stands are closed. The only people walking by are Wharf guests who believe the clam is messing with them when the Belcher kids plead for help.

Bob and Big Bob are at the top of the Ferris wheel and cannot see Tina, Gene, and Louise anywhere. Bob calls Linda at the restaurant to see if they returned without them. Linda tells her husband their children didn't, but she is too preoccupied with helping Teddy's photoshoot that she isn't worried about their potentially missing kids. Big Bob starts getting morbid again, thinking a shark jumped out of the ocean and took his grandchildren. Frustrated, Bob tries getting his father to stop, but Big Bob becomes defensive, so Bob decides they should look for Tina, Gene, and Louise alone to "cover more ground."

Back at the restaurant, Linda shows a diner the photos she took of Teddy, but the customer is terrified of all of them. Teddy is humiliated hearing this while hiding his face at the counter. When the customer realizes the man in the photos is him, she quickly begs for his forgiveness. Linda goes back to the kitchen to make Teddy a burger that'll cheer him up, but the customer wants Linda to stay so she won't be alone with Teddy.

Tina, Gene, and Louise are bored of being stuck in the control room, but when they see their father from a distance, they try to get his attention through the microphone. Bob is preoccupied, thinking about what his father told and showed him and watching carnies drag a part of a ride that "nobody died" in. Still, he circles back and discovers the people behind the speaking clam are his children. The Belcher children tell their father their situation, and after failing to open the door, Bob states he will find an employee to open it. However, Louise realizes that if anyone who works here finds out about it, they'll be put on the "no-ride list" for messing with the Clamstradamus. Instead of finding a carnie, Bob tries looking for something that'll get the door open, and he uses one of the pieces that fell off part of the ride two of the workers were dragging from before.

Linda finishes making Teddy's burger (with the customer from before already gone) and tries getting Teddy to not care about Handy Home anymore. However, after seeing Teddy's 'burger-face,' when Teddy is ecstatic while eating his burger, Linda decides to take a picture of Teddy while he does this. She shows the handyman the photo, and it's completely normal and non-murderous compared to the other shots. Teddy concludes that the burger "takes the murder out of people's eyes," so he and Linda decide to take a photo of him holding a hammer while enjoying his food to make him look friendlier.

Bob finally manages to pry the door open. When they're finally free, Tina, Gene, and Louise ask why Bob came here in the first place. Their father tells him that he's worried his father will depress them. However, they mention that Bob also acts depressed daily, but it doesn't affect them. When they see Big Bob walking towards the Shellendipidity, the Belcher children hide in the control room with their father and trick Big Bob with the Clamstradamus. Big Bob starts getting negative again, and Bob tries to intervene again through the fried clam. However, Big Bob tells the machine (since he's unaware the clam is his family) that he's not always negative, and Big Bob reveals his belief that his grandchildren will fix the problems he brings up. With this revelation, Bob lets his dad go, telling him about a "fortune" that Tina, Gene, and Louise will meet him at the Ferris wheel. Bob decides to let his children spend the rest of the day with Big Bob, and he heads back to the restaurant, now free of his concerns about his father.


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See also: Episode Guide