[8.3/10] This one sticks to a pretty typical Bob’s Burgers formula, but that’s not a bad thing! You have the kids, Louise in particular, leading the charge at the school in the A-story, and Bob, Linda, and Teddy rounding things out with a silly but enjoyable B-story back at the restaurant.
The A-story is a nice mix of absurd, Wagstaff-based comedy, and the usual “Louise cares about things more than she’ll admit to herself” arc. The conceit of “principal for a Day” being Louise’s entree into the world of power is a nice one, and that setup gives the show plenty of chances for oddball humor at the margins, like Gene’s crazy hay day, or Tina’s “sensual reggae dance” replacement for P.E.
But at the same time, it tells a nice story of her sticking up for Mr. Frond given how hard he tries, even if she butts heads with him. Let’s be real, the show has gone down this route tons of times with Louise already, to where it’s not much of a surprise anymore. But it still nicely sets up the confiscated toy closet as a big deal, which makes it a big deal when she gives it up to save Frond’s job from the principal’s freeloading brother-in-law. Plus, it leads to the assembly, which is a laugh riot of a setpiece. I particularly loved Regular Sized Rudy worrying about his asthma causing his parents’ divorce, and Jimmy Jr.’s complex about not being a twin.
I also got a kick out of the B-story, which features Bob getting “the yips” when Teddy gets him too in his own head over flipping burgers. It’s pure comedy, but enjoyable so, with Bob’s two-spatula burger flip getting a nice laugh out of me. The solution -- Bob wearing Jimmy Pesto's underwear -- is pretty silly, but it’s enjoyable under the circumstances (especially the post-credits song). And hey, it’s nice to see Bob get a one-up on Jimmy in an admittedly absurd way.
Overall, there’s nothing groundbreaking for Bob’s Burgers in this one, but it does what the show normally does quite well!