27. “Weekend at Mort’s”
(Season 1, Episode 11)
Oh Hugo, how we didn’t miss you. His second appearance is better than his overwhelming role in the pilot, since he’s essentially just here to kickstart the plot, in which a mold problem forces the Belchers out of their apartment. This results in them spending the…well, look at the title. A simple plot—even if it does lead to the kids almost cremating Bob alive—but one of season one’s finest. I’m still disappointed that Mort’s potential girlfriend Samantha didn’t appear in any later episodes.
Best moment: When the Belchers reveal themselves to be well rehearsed.