Bobs Burger’s is an American animated sitcom on Fox, which is about a family of five, the belchers, who work at their family burger restaurant. The parents, Bob and Linda, and their three children, Tina, Gene and Louise all have wacky adventures as they go through their daily routine.
Bob’s Burgers is different from most animated comedy shows on FOX because this family truly love each other and try to do the best they can for each other. Also, the situation they get into is hilarious. Here are five episodes of why Bobs Burgers is such a great show.
1-Dawn of the Peck-Season 5, ep 4
This episode get it pint for hilarity alone. The gist of the episode is that its thanksgiving and Linda decided to go to the first ever turkey trot at the wharf (its like running with the bulls but with turkeys) while the kids decide to try out the free rides. Bob is upset because nobody wants to wait for him to cook thanksgiving dinner (Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday). So when the turkey trot happens, chaos implodes as the birds starts attacking everyone.
This episode is hilarious as it’s a combination of the Birds and Jurassic park and everyone is trying to get out of the chaos, while Bob is at home, drunk and listening to Donna summer as he enjoys his day off.
2-Mother Daughter Laser Razor-Season 3, ep 10
This episode is actually very cute. Linda feels she and Louise are not so close, due to Louise rather enjoying hanging out with her dad then her mom. So she decides to take her and Louise to a mother daughter seminar to help their relationship. Meanwhile, Tina is insecure as she notices she has hairy legs and asks Bob for help.
Event though this episode is about Linda and Louise, the scene with Tina, Bob and Gene are too cute. Bobs takes Tina to a waxing salon and when she gets nervous, he gets his legs waxed with her so she won’t be scared. When Gene wants his legs waxed, Bob just turns around and goes. No toxic masculinity here. When Tina later regrets waxing her legs because of peer pressure, Bobs tells her it’s ok and that she is still Tina, with whatever choices she makes. A+ Parenting there, Bob!
3-Boyz for Now-Season 3, ep 21
In this episode, Tina gets tickets for her favorite boy band and Louise has to go with her, with her grumbling the entire way. She then gets a spontaneous crush on one of the singers, Boo Boo, and has no idea what to do. Meanwhile, Bob and Linda are with Gene at a table setting competition and when he doesn’t have a theme for the second half, they try to help him out.
This episode was firing from all cylinders of the family dynamics. For once, Tina tries to help Louise with her new feeling towards a boy, which is nice to see. And with Bob and Linda trying to help Gene with his set and saying the no matter what happens, they always think he is a winner. Major family feels here.
4-The Laser-inth-Season 7, Ep 18
This episode starts with Bob’s birthday and finding out the laser show he went to as a kid is giving his last performance. So he decides to go and Gene decides to come along. As the show starts, Gene becomes overwhelmed by the loud noises and starts screaming. Bobs takes him out to calm him and says if he wants to leave, they could. He takes Gene to the car and plays the music quietly as he explains to Gene about he storyline behind the laser show, using the cigarette lighter as a laser. They somehow managed to get back to the show and Bobs makes him earplugs to enjoy the show in a quieter tone.
This episode just showed how much a difference this is from other animated shows on Fox, like Family Guy and The Simpsons. Bob doesn’t tell Gene to deal with it, he help him to calm down and then helps him to make he’s not over stimulated again.
5-Bad Tina-Season 2-Ep 8
This is one of the early episodes. Tina becomes friends with a snotty girl name Tammy, who becomes a bad influence. Tina starts talking back to her parents, sneaking out and wearing trashy makeup. Then Tammy decides to humiliate her with her erotic-friend fiction, and the family pulls together to help Tina out of this, with one of the most iconic lines ever, “We’re Belchers, from the womb to the tomb.”
This episode showed just how the family dynamic was. How they were al protective of each other, how even they think what they do is weird, they still find them creative and awesome.