Top 10 Bob's Burgers Episodes

Top 10 Bob’s Burgers Episodes

After almost ten years on the air, Bob’s Burgers has become a cult favorite on Fox’s iconic Animation Domination lineup.  The series is available to stream on Hulu and there’s an upcoming MOVIE in 2020, so get excited. These are just my personal favorite episodes, in no particular order. I can’t speak for the whole series, because I haven’t seen it all. But here’s my two cents, on the Belcher clan’s adventures!

 

Honorable mentions 

These are episodes I love that didn’t quite make the top ten, but are still worth mentioning.

Uncle Teddy (Season 4, Episode 14)

The Moody Foody (Season 2, Episode 7)

God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins (Season 3, Episode 9)

 

 

 

1.) The Equestranauts (Season 4, Episode 17)

Written by the voice of Tina Belcher himself, Dan Mintz, this episode catches you with its premise alone. When Tina is swindled out of her rare Equestranaut horse (a plastic horse similar to My Little Pony), Bob infiltrates a group of male Equestranaut fans to get her horse back. It’s just as crazy and funny as it sounds. 

 

 

 

2.) Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl (Season 5, Episode 1)

After Gene is denied his chance to put on “Die Hard: The Musical,” he decides to secretly put it on as a competing musical against the school’s official production of “Working Girl: The Musical."  The episode is worth watching, if only for the Gene’s one man rendition of the 80’s action classic. Also, Carly Simon makes a cameo at the end.

 

 

 

3.) Bob Day Afternoon (Season 2, Episode 2) 

If you want chaos and comedy, look no further than this episode. Bob finds himself playing mediator after a hostage situation ensues at the bank across the street. This episode has everything you could want from a Bob’s Burgers parody of “Dog Day Afternoon." There’s the likable criminal Mickey, who just doesn’t want to get caught with his pants down (literally), and the Belchers trying to make the situation better but ultimately making it worse. It’s perfect.

 

 

 

4.) Ear-sy Rider (Season 3, Episode 1)

After her beloved bunny ears are stolen, Louise stops at nothing to get them back and punish Logan, he boy who stole them. But when her antics fail, she calls in a favor from a biker group called “The One-Eyed Snakes," and things escalate from there.  The episode ends with something of a showdown between the biker gang and Logan’s white-collar parents. 

 

 

 

5.) The Deepening (Season 3, Episode 6)

In a parody of Jaws, Wonder Warf is attacked by a giant mechanical shark. Since it was the Belcher’s idea to buy the famous shark from the movie series “The Deepening," it’s up to them to stop it.  We also get a heartbreaking look into Teddy’s backstory. Even if you’re not a Jaws fan, this episode is definitely entertaining. It leads to a satisfying climax that’ll make you afraid to ever eat ice cream again.

 

 

 

6.) Tina-Rannosaurus Wrecks (Season 3, Episode 7) 

This episode begins with Tina bumping the family car into what happens to be Jimmy Pesto’s parked car.  Then, Bob conspires to commit insurance fraud with a shady insurance adjuster, who’s voiced by Saul Goodman himself -- the incomparable Bob Odenkirk. This episode goes from zero to sixty in a second, and honestly, I’m here for it.

 

 

 

7.) Broadcast Wagstaff School News (Season 3, Episode 12) 

Bob’s Burgers Season 3 was killing it, and Broadcast Wagstaff School News is its crowning achievement.  With a Mad Pooper on the loose at Wagstaff, and Tina felling under valued at the school news station, she goes off to investigate. Also, Gene dresses up like a mini Bob. What’s not to love?

 

 

 

8.) It Snakes a Village (Season 3, Episode 18)

While visiting Linda’s parents down in Florida, it is revealed that their retirement community is full of old swingers. (Not like people who swing on a playground- the other kind.) However, they are about to get kicked out of the community due to a “failure to preform.” Oddly enough, it’s up to Bob to get Linda’s parents involved in the community activities that will ensure they don’t come live with the Belchers. This episode is as crazy uncomfortable as it is funny. We also find out that the Belchers are from South Jersey, which is where I’m from! 

 

 

 

9.) The Kids Run Away (Season 4, Episode 19)

Louise runs away (to her Aunt Gayle’s house, don’t get too worked up!) to avoid getting a cavity filled. Then, it becomes a delicate dance between the Belcher parents and Louise to get her to come home and go to the dentist. The episode ends with sort of an ode to make-believe, as it’s ultimately Aunt Gayle that saves the day by allowing Louise’s imagination to run free. 

 

 

 

10.) Christmas in the Car (Season 4, Episode 8)

Linda buys a Christmas tree the day after Halloween. So, naturally, the Belcher’s have to trek out on Christmas Eve to get a new one. However, they wind up getting chased by a truck shaped like a giant candy cane. Happy holiday feelings are mixed with intense life and death scenarios as the Belchers try their hardest to have a merry Christmas.