This is a list of characters from the American animated television series Bob's Burgers. The Belcher family is a family who runs the family business called Bob's Burgers.
Loren Bouchard described their ethnicity as:. For better, for worse we gave [the main characters] the name Belcher so at least one of Bob's parents hails from some French or French-Canadian lineage. But in a perfect world, we'd have the show about a sort of Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German polyglot. Robert "Bob" Belcher, Jr.
He is the son of Robert Belcher, Sr. He is a third-generation restaurateur and currently the proprietor of his eponymous burger restaurant Bob's Burgers in a shore town. The Season 5 episode " Father of the Bob " begins with a flashback set 30 years prior in which a young Bob states that he is 14 years old, making him 44 until the episode The Laser-inth in which he turns 45 and then again in the episode Are You There Bob? It's Me, Birthday where he turns 46 years old.
Bob is a tall, paunchy and swarthy chef, he has male pattern baldness and a bushy mustache which is what initially attracted his bride-to-be to him. It is also mentioned in the episode that Bob's mother had died sometime prior to the series' beginning.
Bob has a tendency to entertain himself by having conversations with inanimate objects, mainly food, and then speak back as the inanimate object, usually in a high, squeaky voice. He also enjoys making puns, utilizing this talent to name his burger specials e. As revealed in " Bob Fires the Kids ", his childhood has been described as "crappy," as his father discouraged play.
While poor with business management, and cursed with an unlucky streak, his skills at burger cooking have been shown to be excellent, to the point where he has been referred to as a "beef artist" by Mr. His eyes were revealed to be brown in the episode " Moody Foodie ". Which is the only way to know eye color in animation like the show. As shown in the flashback during " Father of the Bob ," the "Burger of the Day" special stems from an incident in which he customized a burger by adding chives and sour cream to it, calling it "Baby You Can Chive My Car.
Ten years Lindas sister bobs burgers, still resentful over not being allowed to cook the way he wanted, Bob turned down Big Bob's offer of a partnership in the diner and opened his own restaurant. Bob prides himself on giving the customer a quality meal and goes the extra mile to ensure that, choosing fresh ingredients he gets from the local farmer's markets and co-ops.
His biggest accomplishment is the 'Meatsiah', a concoction that consists of a steak tartare center with a medium-well cooked burger surrounding it and a burger Wellington surrounding the burger. Bob is allergic to shellfish, particularly lobsteras it causes his face to swell any time he eats it. This is a problem, as the nameless seaside town where the Belchers live has an annual lobster festival which Bob hates because it takes away from his business.
Bob, along with Linda, enjoys drinking and many of the episode gags involve Bob or Linda getting drunk, usually from wine. Bob also has a tendency to take mind-altering substances such as crack in " Sheesh! Cab, Bob? He has olive skin, receding dark hair with some bald spots in the middle on top of his head and feathered bangs swooping down on his forehead; a black mustache that matches his hair; a pale-grey, short-sleeved t-shirt usually donned with a white apron with a breast pocket with a pen peeking out of it; dark-grey sweatpants; and black loafers or dress shoes with white socks shown on the top near where his sweatpants end.
Before her marriage to Bob, she was engaged to Hugo, who is now a local health inspector " Human Flesh ". In the season 5 episode " Eat, Spray, Linda " she turned 44 years old. She has also referred to herself as a "pre-middle-aged mother" " Lindapendent Woman ".
She typically wears a coral-pink long-sleeved top, navy-blue jeans, beige flats with the white socks peeking out, and a pair of thin-framed, red glasses. Her top is sometimes animated either high-necked with buttons on top of the neckline or animated in a v-neck style. She sometimes wears an apron around her jeans for cooking-contact reasons. Her black hair is flipped in with "flip curls" at the ends, peeking out at each side of her head at the bottom, kept shoulder-length.
She is also hinted to be well-endowed, as in the episode "Oeder Games", her breast size, implyed by Louise on her bra size, is double D. Her large breasts are never actually emphasized or noticeable in the animation of the show. Linda's attraction to Bob, whom she often refers to as "Bobby", is in part due to his passion for his work, and also due to his " Tom Selleckian " mustache.
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She remains a loyal and devoted wife despite their frequent financial problems, and never having had a honeymoon or a day off in 10 years " Weekend at Mort's ". She has a preference for mustaches, and says Bob "made himself ugly" when he shaved it off " Sheesh! Her passions include singing, dinner theater, porcelain baby figurines, Tom Sellecknautically themed romance novels, and prenatal yoga. She handles the ing for the restaurant, though her bookkeeping methods are overly complicated. She is fond of alcohol and is known to say that "Mommy doesn't get drunk; she just has fun.
Linda is extroverted, has a thick New York accent and is fond of tackling problems using unconventional methods, though her methods are frequently over-optimistic and things sometimes go awry. She often encourages her kids to engage in behavior that Bob finds annoying, and though she wants what's best for her kids, she tends to be scatter-brained.
Bob has described her as a "pushover" because she allows people the kids to take advantage of her. She has a contentious relationship with Louise and often misunderstands her, even once organizing a slumber party for Louise against her will. She is a talented lyricist, as shown in "Lil Hard Dad". She has a tendency to spontaneously burst into song, a trait she shares with her voice actor John Roberts. Many of the songs she is known for are improvised by Roberts, including her "Thanksgiving Song", "Dish-a-Dee-Doo" a jazzy ditty sung while washing the dishes, as seen in " Mother Daughter Laser Razor "and a hair-braiding ditty that references the late Harry Truman.
Her songs are frequently remade and set to music for the episode's end credits.
Tina Ruth Belcher is the eldest Belcher. She generally speaks in a low, monotone voice, wears glasses, works part-time at the family restaurant, and is often the voice of reason among the Belcher children.
However, it is made quite clear Tina's own characteristics rival those of her siblings. She is trying to come to grips with her entry into adulthood and claims to have a complicated relationship with zombies. She typically wears a sky-blue, short-sleeved t-shirt; a short, navy-blue pencil skirt; white tube socks with red stripes on the bottom; black sneakers with white tips; and a yellow hairclip on the right side of her head, which she dons typically with her thick-framed, black-framed glasses to help her see better.
Like the rest of her Italian-looking family, she has black hair and olive skin. She also wears her hair in a "bob cut" with loose curls at the ends.
Despite seeming reticent and shy around her peers, Tina has an active social and romantic life. She has an on-again off-again relationship with Jimmy Jr. She is obsessed with horses, boys particularly Jimmy Jr. According to her siblings,  Tina has written erotic fanfiction of several television shows and movies and has moved on to "erotic friend fiction", in which she uses real-life people. She is a member of the Hormone-iums, a musical revue at Wagstaff that sings songs about puberty, and was formerly a member of the Thundergirls, a Girl Scout -like organization.
Tina was aged 12 in early episodes and now 13 since the episode " Sheesh! She is generally soft-spoken and reserved, often in contrast to her more strident siblings. In the show's early developmental stages, the eldest Belcher child was originally written as a boy,  named Daniel Belcher, who was also voiced by Mintz, whose personality in the never-broadcast pilot is said to have been similar to that of Tina's. She is also shown to have difficulties with her schoolwork, although being a hard worker, as shown in " Can't Buy Me Math " when she is put into remedial math and " Bob and Deliver " when guidance counselor Mr.
Frond refers to her as a "dum-dum". Eugene "Gene" Belcher is the middle child and only son in the family, revealed to be 11 years old in season 3. He often promotes the restaurant by wearing a burger costume, which he uses to run in a mascot race in the season 1 episode Lindas sister bobs burgers Torpedo " and using a toy megaphone to hand out samples. In " It Snakes a Village ", it is shown that he suffers from ophidiophobia. Gene has a variety of interests and hobbies, with his most well-known being food and music.
Though he has no training, he occasionally demonstrates great skill in music and aspires to be a musician ; he enjoys playing a Casio-type keyboard and makes fart sounds using it and creates an elaborate love duet in " Topsy " as well as a one-man show in " Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl.
He is also unathletic, as seen in several episodes including " Synchronized Swimming ", when he has trouble opening a door which Tina then opens with ease and " Spaghetti Western and Meatballs ", when he runs away from a fight in fear. Gene has an occasional tendency towards making unintentionally sexual double entendreswhich his father Bob corrects or tells him not to repeat. He has his hair in a short "bowl cut" with long flips at each side of his head.
He sports a pale-yellow, almost-beige, short-sleeved t-shirt; a pair of slightly-lengthy light-blue denim shorts; short white socks; and, like his older sister, white and red sneakers. Louise Belcher is the youngest child of the Belcher family and is revealed to Lindas sister bobs burgers 9 years old in season 1  and is still 9 by Christmas five seasons later. Her black hair peeks out from her large hat, slightly exposing the hair-ties holding up her pigtails; her yellow hair-ties in the front covered up by the long ends of her bunny hat along with the aglets of her hat.
Like her mother and older sister, her hair has curls at the ends, specifically her pigtails have curls at the ends. In spite of being the youngest, she usually dominates her two older siblings by "wear[ing] down [their] self-esteem over a period of years. She has an offbeat and dark sense of humor and picks locks as a hobby. She tends to be very loud and often shouts at the top of her lungs to get her points across. Louise always wears her ature pink hat with bunny ears, regardless of the time of day or situation; to date, viewers have never seen her uncovered head.
She claims that she has "a raging staph infection under here" in the episode " Synchronized Swimming " when they try to make her take it off. In " Ear-sy Rider ," when a high-schooler stole her hat from her, her head was off-screen, then she wore a hoodie till she got it back. Louise is not immune to breaking her tough character persona, however: she called Bob "daddy" until she was eight, felt guilty about almost electrocuting her sister to death, still believes in Santa Claushas a disturbing crush on a boy-band member, and proclaims she does love her family in the face of death at the end of season 4.
Since she was a baby, Louise has always liked Bob more than Linda, opting to spend more time with him as she finds him much more interesting; it can generally be assumed that Louise and Bob have a very strong relationship, although she is the most prone amongst her siblings to mock him.