[7.8/10] This one is a lot of fun. I like the A-story, with Gene feeling upset that his best friend Alex (he of the sugar-crazy sleepover), bails on their odd Wizard/Robot game to roller skate in a dance competition with Courtney. I appreciate the subversion that rather than a “jealous over girl” situation, Gene just wants his friend back. The sesame allergy dilemma/scheme is a little silly, but I appreciate the story about Gene’s maturity. At the same time, the solution being all three of them roller dancing together, to the chagrin of Courtney’s dad, is fun and cute, and there’s lots of great gags in it, from Alex’s no-sound clap, to Gene’s “how can I get you alone” rendition, to all of the stagedadding.
And I may have liked the B-story even better. Linda and Teddy speculating about what the random woman in the nice car is up to is nicely loony. And the reveal that she’s an agoraphobic, with Bob trying to help her go to a public place, lends itself well to both sweetness and comedy. I love the fact that she wanted to use Bob’s restaurant since it’s usually empty, and I just died laughing at the extroverted Linda and Teddy being able to hold it together to avoid spooking her with their friendliness. It’s a great, unique Bob’s Burgers setup, with tons of laughs. (And I also loved Bob being so proud of his “good advice” to the kids.)
Overall, a well put together and very funny episode.
I like Courtney with Gene! They are so cute! It's also nice that Gene has a best friend, although I find Alex a little annoying.