This album's first single to be released was "High School Never Ends", which is available on iTunes. It was released on November 7, 2006 through Jive Records. It was originally set to be titled All My Rowdy Friends Are Still Intoxicated or We're Not Fat, We Just Have Small Heads. The album's title originated from the news ticker on the bottom of a TV screen that the group saw when in a hotel bar. The headline said "Burrito Extortion Case," which intrigued the band members.
AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that the record was "still proudly goofy, poppy punk, stuff that's fun without quite being memorable", but found the band's humor outdated with its '80s pop culture references, saying their "pandering a little bit, trying to deliver what they believe today's teens want," concluding that "even when they're coming across like Gen-X cranks, they're still nimble and melodic, so it's easy enough to listen to The Great Burrito Extortion Case and enjoy it – it sure is hard to get worked up about it, though." Gary Susman from Entertainment Weekly said the album "starts out fun but turns self-indulgent", concluding with, "Still, at least two tunes will lodge forever in your skull. One day, you’ll recall them fondly, and BFS, trafficking in insta-nostalgia, will be there to write a catchy number about that feeling."Rolling Stone's Christian Hoard said that "between the we're-happy-to-be-happy "I'm Gay" and the laudatory "Val Kilmer," the dozens of not really clever jokes about crazy girls and John Mellencamp, and whined harmonies and chug-a-chug guitars that blend together, the songs wear out their charm with a quickness."
Lesley Roy sang her BUTT off (literally) on "Much More Beautiful Person" The "When We Die" Orchestra: Rob Mathes (Piano), Sandra Park, Tomas K. Carney, Michael Casteel, Vivek Kamath, Shmuel Katz, Lisa E. Kim, Maria Kitsopoulos, Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, Suzanne Ornstein, Larua J. Seaton, Sarah J. Seiver, Sharon H. Yamada, Jung Sun Yoo, Rebecca H. Young
Various gang vocals, whistling, drinking, laughing, poking and prodding in Tulsa, Oklahoma:
Greg Lobdell, Neal Tiemann, BRANDO, Bryan Jewett, Andy Skib, Alexis "Lyndsay" Skib, Josh Center, Davey Danger
Chicks that sing on "Friends Like You" and made the room NOT smell like boy:
Nikki Messing, Niki Smith, Kira Von Sutra, Lindsey Campbell, April Farmer
Bowling for Soup crew:
Greg Lobdell – Drum Technologist, Monitors and the Chiefs
Edo Levi – Front of House, Stage Manager, DJ and the Star of David
Sean Bailey – Tour Manager, One Liners and Bus Pooper
Bobby-Wayne – Guitar Tech, Bass Tech and Beelzebub
Dave "Mrs. Garrett" Hale – Merch, Taker Upper of Slack, Anxiety and Lifetime