16. “Eat Spray Linda”
(Season 5, Episode 18)
As Bob and the kids prepare a spa day for Linda’s birthday, which she doesn’t even like to celebrate anymore, she heads out to the store. Things get continually worse and, eventually she ends up getting stuck in the wilderness, trying to get back home. At the same time, the family goes searching for her with Teddy, and Bob learns more about Linda’s life outside of the house and the restaurant. While it’s not fun seeing awful things happen to Linda, “Eat Spray Linda” is still a celebration of her, and anyone who loves her character should like this episode a lot. In the end, when Bob tells her that he’s glad she can still surprise him after all their years together, he’s basically speaking for the audience.
Best moment: When Louise is adorable yet again.