Bob's Burgers

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Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers logo.png
Genre Sitcom
Animation
Comedy
Created by Loren Bouchard
Developed by Loren Bouchard
Jim Dauterive
Voices of H. Jon Benjamin
John Roberts
Dan Mintz
Eugene Mirman
Kristen Schaal
Theme music composer Loren Bouchard
Composer(s) John Dylan Keith
Loren Bouchard
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 76 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jim Dauterive
Loren Bouchard[1]
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Bento Box Entertainment
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor 20th Television
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Picture format HD: 720p
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run January 9, 2011 – present
Status Returning series
Other websites
Official website

Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom. It first appeared on television on January 9, 2011. This was during Fox's "Animation Domination" block. It was renewed for season 2 which began on March 11, 2012. 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.

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.
  • Linda Belcher (voiced by John Roberts) – Linda will always help Bob. She likes doing new things.

  • 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 was aged 11 in the pilot. She was 12 in early episodes and 13 in the last episode of season 1 (2011). Tina was 14 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 was likely 9 or 10 years old in the pilot. He aged from about 10 to 12 years old in season 1. He was around 13 years old beginning in season 2.

  • 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. She mentions that her age was 7 in the pilot. She aged from 8 to 10 years old in season 1. Louise always wears a hat with pink rabbit ears.

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.
  • 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 14-15 year old other 8th classmate.
  • Tamar "Tammy Larsen" Larson - Tina's bad friend.
  • Courtney Wheeler - 12-13 year old 6th grade student.
  • Millie Frock - 10-11 year old 4th grade student who is Louise's wacko friend.

Voice cast[change | change source]

Main cast members
H. Jon Benjamin by Gage Skidmore.jpg John Roberts by Gage Skidmore.jpg Dan Mintz by Gage Skidmore.jpg Eugene Mirman by Gage Skidmore.jpg Kristen Schaal by Gage Skidmore.jpg
H. Jon Benjamin
(Bob Belcher)
John Roberts
(Linda Belcher)
Dan Mintz
(Tina Belcher)
Eugene Mirman
(Gene Belcher)
Kristen Schaal
(Louise Belcher)

Ratings[change | change source]

Season Season premiere Season finale TV season Ranking Viewers
(in millions)
1st January 9, 2011 May 22, 2011 2010–2011 #117[2] 5.07[2]
2st March 11, 2012 May 20, 2012 2011–2012 #142 4.18

Episodes[change | change source]

International broadcast[change | change source]

The show originally aired on Fox, and now is in many other countries.

Country Network Premiere date
 United States Fox January 2011 – present
 Canada Global TV January 2011 – present
 Australia Eleven January 26, 2011 – present
 United Kingdom[3]
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[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bob's Burgers". Fox.com. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gorman, Bill (June 1, 2011). "2010-11 Season Broadcast Primetime Show Viewership Averages". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved June 19, 2010. 
  3. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/bobs-burgers
  4. http://www.foxtv.pl/bobsburgers

Other websites[change | change source]