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|Created by||Loren Bouchard|
|Developed by||Loren Bouchard|
|Voices of||H. Jon Benjamin|
|Theme music composer||Loren Bouchard|
|Composer(s)||John Dylan Keith|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||10|
|No. of episodes||187 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Jim Dauterive|
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Bento Box Entertainment|
20th Century Fox Television
|Picture format||HD: 720p|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||January 9, 2011 –|
Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom. It first appeared on television on January 9, 2011. This TV show would be shown during Fox's "Animation Domination" block, a specific television block from Fox that airs at night time. As of March 2020, the show is on its tenth season. The series replaced King of the Hill on Fox's "Animation Domination".
Plot[change | change source]
The show centers on the Belcher family, who run a hamburger restaurant. Throughout the series, there are stories that relate to the Belcher family and the citizens that live near them.
Characters[change | change source]
Belcher family[change | change source]
- Bob Belcher (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) – He is the main character of the series. He is the owner of a burger restaurant which he enjoys almost more than anything else. He is the husband of Linda. He is father to Tina, Gene, and Louise. He is 47 years old.
- Linda Belcher (voiced by John Roberts) – Linda will always help Bob. She likes doing new things. She is 45 years old.
- Tina Belcher (voiced by Dan Mintz) – She is the oldest Belcher child. She works part-time at the restaurant and is often the voice of reason among the Belcher children. She is beginning to enter adulthood. She claims to have a complicated relationship with zombies. Tina is 15 years old beginning in season 2. Tina sounds like a man.
- Gene Belcher (voiced by Eugene Mirman) – The only son of the family. He is enthusiastic about almost everything. He enjoys playing his keyboard. He wants to be a famous musician. He often promotes the restaurant by wearing a burger costume. Gene is 11 years old.
- Louise Belcher (voiced by Kristen Schaal) – The youngest of the Belcher siblings. She enjoys playing jokes on people she thinks are stupid. She will exploit people if there is anything to be gained. She has an offbeat sense of humor and picks locks as a hobby. Louise is 9 years old.
Pesto family[change | change source]
- Jimmy Pesto (voiced by Jay Johnston) – He is the rival of Bob. Jimmy owns the Italian restaurant across the street from Bob's.
- Ollie and Andy Pesto (voiced by Sarah Silverman and Laura Silverman) – Jimmy Pesto's twin sons. They are very childish and care for each other a lot. They are good friends with Louise and her classmates.
- Jimmy Pesto Jr. (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) – Jimmy Pesto's son. Unlike his father, Jimmy Jr. is not against the Belcher family. He and Tina are classmates. Tina would like to date Jimmy Jr.
Recurring (minor) characters[change | change source]
- Mort (voiced by Andy Kindler) – The owner of the funeral home next to the restaurant. A little odd, he is good friends with Bob and Teddy.
- Teddy (voiced by Larry Murphy) – A regular customer and friend of the family. A blue-collar type, he tells many stories about his life which annoys Bob mostly. He is 49 years old.
- Mr. Frond (voiced by David Herman) – The School Counselor of Wagstaff School where Louise, Gene and Tina attend. Bob describes him as a "tall drink of annoying" and he has stuffed animals that he talks to as if they were real.
- Hugo (voiced by Sam Seder) – A health inspector who used to date Linda but got jilted by her for Bob, a fact that causes him no end of frustration, which he takes out on Bob any chance he gets.
- Ron (voiced by Ron Lynch) – Hugo's assistant for health inspecting. Often quiet, he is more than willing to point out Hugo's malpractices.
- Mr. Calvin Fischoeder (voiced by Kevin Kline) – Calvin Fischoeder (pronounced "Fish-odor") is an eccentric local businessman (who dresses in a white suit with a white eye-patch) and Bob's landlord. He owns or has a stake in just about everything down on the harbor (and many things in town). He likes Bob despite Bob always being late with his rent (partially because Bob knows a legendary burger recipe that he greatly enjoys). Louise describes him as being "one white cat away from being a supervillain".
- Officer Julia (voiced by Jerry Minor) – a local African-American police officer. She acts tough with people she arrests. She appears mostly with Officer Cliffany.
- Officer Cliffany (voiced by Sam Seder) – A local tall, androgynous, and overweight police officer. She works frequently with Officer Julia whenever there is a case in town.
- Jocelyn (John Roberts) - Tina's 15-16 year old other 10th grade classmate.
- Tamar "Tammy Larsen" Larson - Tina's bad friend.
- Courtney Wheeler - 11-12 year old 6th grade student.
- Millie Frock - 6-7 year old 1st grade student who is Louise's wacko friend.
Voice cast[change | change source]
|Main cast members|
|H. Jon Benjamin
Ratings[change | change source]
|Season||Season premiere||Season finale||TV season||Ranking||Viewers|
|1st||January 9, 2011||May 22, 2011||2010–2011||#117||5.07|
|2st||March 11, 2012||May 20, 2012||2011–2012||#142||4.18|
|3rd||September 30, 2012||May 12, 2013||2012–2013||#107||4.45|
|4th||September 29, 2013||May 18, 2014||2013–2014||#96||4.93|
|5th||October 5, 2014||May 17, 2015||2014–2015||#147||3.18|
|6th||September 27, 2015||May 22, 2016||2015–2016||#144||2.90|
|7th||September 25, 2016||June 11, 2017||2016–2017||#138||2.78|
|8th||October 1, 2017||May 20, 2018||2017–2018||#155||2.80|
|9th||September 30, 2018||May 12, 2019||2018–2019||TBD||TBD|
|10th||September 29, 2019||TBA||2019–2020||TBD||TBD|
Episodes[change | change source]
International broadcast[change | change source]
The show originally aired on Fox, and now is in many other countries.
|United States||Fox||January 2011 – present|
|Canada||Global TV||January 2011 – present|
|Australia||Eleven||January 26, 2011 – present|
| United Kingdom
||E4||April 2011 – present|
|New Zealand||Four||June 2011 – present|
|Ireland||3e||August 2011 – present|
|Brazil||FX Latin America||August 2011 – present|
|Mexico||FX Latin America||August 2011 – present|
|Italy||Fox||September 2011 – present|
|Norway||TV 2 Zebra||September 21, 2011 – present|
|Hungary||Comedy Central||October 4, 2011 – present|
|Ukraine||2+2||October 2011 – present|
|Estonia||TV6||October 13, 2011 – present|
|Czech Republic||Prima Cool||December 25, 2011 – present|
|Greece||FX||January 2012 - present|
|Poland||Fox||March 14, 2012|
References[change | change source]
- "Bob's Burgers". Fox.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
- Gorman, Bill (June 1, 2011). "2010-11 Season Broadcast Primetime Show Viewership Averages". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved June 19, 2010.
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- "Full 2015-16". Deadline.com. May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
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- "2017–18 TV Series Ratings Rankings: NFL Football, 'Big Bang' Top Charts". Deadline.com. May 22, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
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