Bob’s Burgers: Summer

“Mutiny on the Windbreaker” Season 3, Episode 4

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Once again, the episode isn’t explicitly set in summer (perhaps I’ll call this the Bob’s Disclaimer). But, it follows the family as they are forced to go on a cruise against their will by a burger-obsessed captain. This episode really brings in the summer vacation vibes, between the nautical setting and Linda’s awful tan. This episode isn’t a personal favorite of mine, but you can’t deny that you’ll be ready to pack your suitcase and cruise with a capybara after watching it.

Netflix available? Yes

Hulu available? Yes

Xfinity available? Yes, with a fee

Holiday rating: Five surfboards

Bob’s Burgers: Summer

“Bob Fires the Kids” Season 3, Episode 3

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So this may be one of the few episodes that is flat out set in summer, it also most  accurately portrays my personal feelings towards summer (as Gene says, “Summer is awful. There’s too much pressure to enjoy yourself.”). In this episode, Bob decides to fire the kids, in an attempt to have them enjoy the summer. However, the kids quickly grow tired and find jobs elsewhere, specifically on a pot farm. While the episode only has a brief summer montage, it’s generally hilarious and definitely warrants a watch. Especially if you’re like me and would rather watch people enjoy summer on TV than actually go outside in the heat.

Netflix available? Yes

Hulu available? Yes

Xfinity available? Yes, for a fee

Holiday rating: Five surfboards

Bob’s Burgers: Summer

“Lobsterfest” Season 1, Episode 12

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So, this episode isn’t out and out set in summer. However, between the hurricane and the lobsterfest, it definitely has pieces of summer scattered throughout. In this episode, the town’s annual Lobsterfest is cancelled due to bad weather. Bob hates Lobsterfest, due to his lobster allergy, and decides to stay open and throw a party at the restaurant to celebrate the cancellation. As I said, this episode isn’t actually set in summer, but if you’re from an area that celebrates lobster, it’ll definitely give you some summer vibes.

Netflix available? Yes

Hulu available? Yes

Xfinity available? Yes, for a fee

Holiday rating: Two surfboards

 

Gilmore Girls: Summer

“Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days” Season 3, Episode 1

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In the season 3 premiere, Rory is returning from an internship in Washington and is forced to face her feelings for both Dean and Jess, while Lorelai is figuring out how to move on after Christopher ends their short-lived relationship. While most of Gilmore Girls is set in fall and winter, this season opens on Stars Hollow’s End of Summer Festival. While the episode is more plot focused, it has a nice summer setting that we rarely get to see from the show, which is perhaps why it is so memorable. Not to mention that the title song will be stuck in your head for days.

Netflix Available? Yes

Hulu Available? No

Xfinity Available? No

Holiday Rating: Six surfboards

American Pie (1999): Summer

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This movie centers around a group of high school seniors who are trying to lose their virginities before they leave for college in the fall. It’s a fairly raunchy comedy (aka don’t watch it for the first time when you’re sixteen with your parents and then end up getting a detailed sex talk that makes you want to vomit, not that that happened to me), and while it technically doesn’t take place during summer, it does have that “school is almost out, summer is coming” tone that I am a total sucker for.

Netflix available? No

Xfinity available? Yes, for a fee

Holiday rating: Five surfboards

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Christmas

“Holidazed” Special on Netflix

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This is a collection on netflix of a few of their holiday themed episodes. There are two christmas episodes in the bunch, with some repeated material between the two. I really like these, because most of the footage is older and reminds me of my holidays as a child.

Netflix available: Yes

Hulu available? No

Xfinity available? No

Holiday rating: 7 swans a-swimming

Formating: Test

“Episode Title” Season, Episode Number

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Brief review of episode.

Netflix available: Yes or no

Hulu available: Yes or no

Xfinity available: Yes or no

Holiday rating: how seasonal it is on a scale from 1 to 10