42. “Bob and Deliver”
(Season 4, Episode 7)
In Zeke’s early appearances, he never seemed like a character that the writers would ever build on. But lo and behold, in seasons four and five, he started to become a full-fledged character. “Bob and Deliver,” a parody of inspirational teacher movies like Dead Poets Society and Stand and Deliver, is really where this begins. When the home economics teacher is fired, Bob becomes a substitute and ends up helping the class (full of students the school has deemed stupid) become passionate about cooking. This is a good one overall, but Zeke’s role, in which he turns out to be a naturally gifted chef, is the highlight, as it expands upon a character who always seemed to be just a goofy joke machine.
Best moment: When Teddy is proud of his accomplishment.