'Bob's Burgers' Characters

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The Bob's Burgers characters are the reason viewers keep tuning in. Bob's Burgers follows a third-generation restaurateur, Bob, as he runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob and his quirky family have big ideas about burgers but fall short on service and sophistication.

Bob Belcher

'Bob's Burgers'
'Bob's Burgers'. FOX

Despite the greasy counters, lousy location and a dearth of customers, Bob is determined to make the grand re-re-re-opening a success. Across the street is Jimmy Pesto’s Pizzeria, Bob’s Burgers' main competition and the thorn in Bob's side.

Favorite episodes:

"Moody Foodie" - Bob loses it when a food critic gives him a bad review and winds up holding the man hostage in his own home.

"Dr. Yap" - Bob kisses Linda's sister, Gayle, while he's high after getting dental work, making Gayle think they're having an affair.

Linda Belcher

Linda Belcher - Bob's Burgers
Linda Belcher - Bob's Burgers. Fox

Bob's wife, Linda, supports Bob's dream through thick and thin, even breaking an engagement to marry him. She frequently bursts into song and even realizes her dream of starring in dinner theater. She has a sister, Gayle, who painted animals (with anuses) and thought she was in love with Bob.

Favorite episodes:

"I Get Psy-chic Out of You" - A few coincidences convinces Linda she's a psychic. But when all of her predictions fail to come true, her "clients" come back for retribution.

"Mother Daughter Laser Razor" - After Louise accuses her of being no fun, Linda takes her to a mother/daughter group for some bonding time.

Tina Belcher

Tina Belcher - Bob's Burgers
Tina Belcher - Bob's Burgers. Fox

The eldest daughter, Tina, is a 13-year-old hopeless romantic with minimal social skills. She serves as a fry cook when she isn't suffering from any itchy rashes. She burns for Jimmy Jr., even though he's the son of her father's nemesis. She also has a thing for zombies

Gene Belcher

Gene Belcher - Bob's Burgers
Gene Belcher - Bob's Burgers. Fox

Their son, Gene, is the 11-year-old middle child. He is an aspiring musician and a prankster who is more interested in telling jokes than serving burgers. His keyboard can create beautiful music or fart noises. He has a horrible fear of snakes.

Favorite episodes:

"Beefsquatch" - Bob lands a gig starring in a cooking segment on a local morning news show, but Gene winds up stealing his glory.

"Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl" - Gene puts on his own musical to spite Courtney, but they end up creating a hybrid musical of Die Hard and Working Girl that is pure genius.

Louise Belcher

Louise Belcher - Bob's Burgers
Louise Belcher - Bob's Burgers. Fox

The youngest Belcher, Louise, is 9 years-old. She is the most enthusiastic about her dad's business, but an off-balance sense of humor makes her somewhat of a liability in the kitchen, such as when she tells her class during show and tell that their restaurant serves human remains. She's too clever for her own good, always hatching schemes and plans to either make money or secure more independence. She's frequently loud and violent.

Favorite episodes:

"Bed and Breakfast" - When Linda rents out Louise's room to Teddy, Louise makes it her mission to get rid of him, including spray pheromones.

"Spaghetti Western and Meatballs" - Louise enjoys her "burn unit" with Bob until Gene muscles in on their time. Watch for the fart scene in the tube slide.

Other Characters

'Bob's Burgers'
'Bob's Burgers'. FOX

Several recurring characters fill out the residents and tourists on the boardwalk.

  • Felix Fishoeder, the landlord (pictured with Bob)
  • Andy and Ollie Pesto, the Pesto twins
  • Dr. Yap, the family dentist
  • Mort, the mortician from next door
  • Teddy, a regular customer, and friend