About the Show
Animated US comedy. Burger bar boss Bob Belcher has big ideas about burgers, sauces and sides but not so many about customer service and business management...
Series 1 Summary
Restaurateur Bob Belcher runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, condiments and sides, but not so many about customer service and business management. Despite his greasy counters, lousy location and occasionally spotty service, Bob is convinced his burgers speak for themselves.
Bob rallies the team to cook up some business for Grand Re-Re-Re-Opening of Bob's Burgers, sending middle child Gene to push samples in the streets, eldest daughter Tina to work the grill and youngest daughter Louise to work on the counter.
However, the day takes an unexpected turn when the health inspector pays a visit because of a rumour Louise started during school.
Bob is annoyed when he finds out that Linda's mother is coming for a visit, and wants nothing to do with it.
Linda sets to work cleaning the house from top to bottom, but when a leak springs up in the roof she asks Bob's help in fixing it.
Unfortunately, Bob gets stuck in the wall, leaving Linda and the children to entertain their guest and run the restaurant.
When a controversial film-maker places a live cow outside the family restaurant to make a statement, Bob is livid. Especially when the cow starts to scare away customers.
But to everyone's surprise, Bob then starts to treat the cow like a member of the family.
When Tina develops a crush on the new martial arts instructor, she joins the class and ends up shirking her responsibilities at the restaurant.
Bob finds out what's going on and decides to take matters into his own hands.
Bob reluctantly lets Linda and the kids stage a musical murder mystery dinner in the restaurant, but on opening night, an interruption changes the play's creative direction.
Tina is desperate to have her first kiss, at her 13th birthday party. Louise breaks the deep fryer and Bob takes a second job.
With a long weekend approaching, Linda spots an opportunity to make the most of the tourist traffic by starting a bed and breakfast.
But when the reservations are filled by some shady characters, Louise reacts by planting listening devices all over the house.
When Linda asks Bob to let her sister hang her paintings in the restaurant for Art Week, Bob finds he's forced to contend with the city's art council.
Bob and Gene start watching Spaghetti Western films but end up alienating Louise as a result.
Gene takes pointers from the films on how to deal with his arch-rival at school, and Tina deals with her aggression.
Bob is worried when his eccentric landlord (voiced by Kevin Kline) tells him that his rival Jimmy Pesto wants to take over Bob's lease so that he can expand his gift shop.
Bob and the family are forced to spend the weekend at Mort the Mortician's.
Linda and Bob double-date with Mort and a female mortician he meets online.
When the annual Lobsterfest is cancelled by a storm, Bob opens his doors to the hungry festivalgoers.
The next morning, Bob wakes to find the town has spurned him. Meanwhile, the children taste lobster.
Bob's hero, a washed-up baseball player named Torpedo Jones, starts playing for the local minor league team.
Torpedo befriends Bob, but the dark underbelly of minor league baseball threatens to corrupt the Belchers.
Bob's Burgers synopsis
Animated US comedy. Burger bar boss Bob Belcher has big ideas about burgers, sauces and sides but not so many about customer service and business management...Episode Guide >
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