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10 Best Episodes of Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers is an animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard and broadcasted on FOX since 2011. It follows the story of Bob Belcher, a third-generation restaurateur, and his family as they run Bob's Burgers. For the last 16 seasons, the show has been a hit as it manages to mix humor, relatable family dynamics and a love for burgers. In this article, we will look at the best episodes of Bob's Burgers, ranked according to user reviews.

From the hilarious "The Equestranauts" to the heartwarming "Tina and the Real Ghost", here are the best episodes of Bob's Burgers. Each episode is sure to leave you laughing, either from Linda's puns or Louise's shenanigans. Whether you're looking for a wild adventure or a good laugh, these episodes are sure to please.

So grab a burger and a blanket and get ready to enjoy some of the best episodes of Bob's Burgers. Get ready to laugh out loud with the Belcher family!

Written by Sophie and last updated on jul 20, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

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Bob's Burgers - S4E9

#15 - Slumber Party (Season 4 - Episode 9)

In the Bob's Burgers episode "Slumber Party", Linda tries desperately to socialize her daughter Louise by inviting four of her classmates over for a surprise slumber party. Bob takes on the challenge of catching a renegade raccoon while Linda still finds time to entertain herself by creating an elaborate backstory for a pair of raccoons. Everyone is in character, providing plenty of comedic moments as well as an understated emotional kick at the end.

Linda is in rare form, creating an imaginary world in which Louise needs a slumber party and Tina should be the blase older sister, Gene the pesky brother. Meanwhile, Bob is reluctantly but unexpectedly invested in the event and Teddy, Tina, and Gene all get their own share of laugh lines. The slumber party attendees all have their own quirks and the germaphobe provides some additional comedic moments. The episode is a laugh-a-minute with enough heart to give it heft and make it truly superb.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 875 votes.

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#14 - Hawk & Chick (Season 5 - Episode 20)

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Bob and Linda are ecstatic when they meet the star of their favorite martial arts series, Hawk. When they learn about his family troubles, they quickly offer to help.

This episode was a real tear-jerker, and many viewers were surprised to find themselves crying at the end. One of the most heart-breaking scenes was when Louise realized that people can change drastically over time. Despite the sad moments, the episode had a happy ending, when Hawk was reunited with his daughter. Ultimately, viewers enjoyed the emotional roller coaster ride that the episode took them on.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 732 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S3E16

#13 - Topsy (Season 3 - Episode 16)

Bob's Burgers' episode "Topsy" follows Louise as she takes on her Thomas Edison-obsessed science teacher in an attempt to prove him wrong. While Louise is determined to show her teacher the truth, the rest of the family gets in on the action with a science fair skirmish between Bob and Linda over their spice container inventions. The episode is made even better with hilarious moments from the secondary characters, such as the passive-aggressive librarian, Mr. Fischoeder's take on the theater, and Teddy's overelaborate cover story.

The episode reaches an exciting climax with Louise's presentation and the suspenseful animation of Tina standing under the Van de Graaff generator. Louise's victory is sweet, and the episode is also made even more memorable with the addition of Gene's song "Electric Love".

Overall, this episode is a true gem of Bob's Burgers early output and it is clear to see why it has gained such praise with its great moments, song, and Louise plot.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 793 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S5E18

#12 - Eat, Spray, Linda (Season 5 - Episode 18)

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In the Bob's Burgers episode "Eat, Spray, Linda", it's Linda's birthday and Bob needs more time to plan her surprise. He sends her out of the house as a distraction, but she goes missing! The Belchers must then work together to find her. The episode is full of fun moments, from Linda's bad grocery store experience, to locking her keys in her car, to being stranded far from home. Bob and the kids try to make Linda a spa day and trace her possible whereabouts, while Louise loves to pet the puppies despite her “young hoodlum” pose. At the end of the day, Linda considers her birthday a successful adventure knowing that her family still loves her. Bob is glad that after all these years, he's still finding little surprises about Linda - a sweet moment for the show.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 783 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S3E1

#11 - Ear-sy Rider (Season 3 - Episode 1)

In Bob's Burgers episode 'Ear-sy Rider', Bob's restaurant is unexpectedly visited by a biker gang who lament the loss of their beloved leader, Horny Dave. Meanwhile, Louise has her ears stolen by Logan, a local high schooler. Bob is awkward and square compared to the gruff and rowdy bikers and this provides a lot of comic potential. Louise's attempts to outwit Logan are reminiscent of Cartman from South Park and are full of great vocal performances from Kristen Schaal. There are also funny moments on the margins, from Bob's attachment to his fedora to Mort's leather pants.

The episode culminates in a conflict between the bikers and upper-class parents which is solved in an amusing way when Louise uses the favor Bob has earned from the bikers to intimidate Logan into giving her back her ears. The episode is full of laughs and great writing which ties the two stories together so well that it is easy to forget they were separate in the first place. It is no wonder why this episode is one of the best ever.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 1005 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S7E19

#10 - Thelma & Louise Except Thelma is Linda (Season 7 - Episode 19)

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Linda and Louise team up in this episode of Bob's Burgers, as Linda takes time out of work with a cold to help Louise out of in-school suspension. Linda and Louise must evade and avoid Mr. Frond and his six-toed mother in order to succeed in their mission. Meanwhile, Bob turns to Teddy for help in running the restaurant in Linda's absence when a rush of cyclists come through. Tina, Gene, Jimmy Jr. and Zeke attempt to pass notes to Louise while she is in suspension. The episode culminates in a race against time as Linda and Louise must make it back before Mr. Frond arrives.

This episode is full of laughs and heartwarming moments, with Bob and Teddy's banter, the kids' banter, and the excitement and tension as Linda and Louise race back to the classroom. The main story is full of a great dilemma for Linda, and uses clever storytelling to make the side stories feel necessary. With a 9.5/10 rating, this episode is definitely a keeper.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 1046 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S4E19

#9 - The Kids Run Away (Season 4 - Episode 19)

Bob's Burgers episode "The Kids Run Away" follows Louise's attempts to escape a dreaded trip to the dentist. Upon learning that she needs a filling, Louise runs away from the dentist's office and seeks refuge at her Aunt Gail's. Louise's parents, Linda and Bob, try to convince her to come home but Louise is determined to stay away. Linda then sends her two other children, Tina and Gene, to join Louise at Aunt Gail's in a bet that Louise won't last the weekend with Aunt Gail's "craziness".

At Aunt Gail's, the kids have a wild time and Louise finds solace in Aunt Gail's free-spirited lifestyle. But when Louise's parents arrive, they are shocked to find their children having so much fun. After some convincing, Louise finally agrees to go home and Tina and Gene reluctantly follow. The episode ends with the kids coming to terms with their parents and realizing the importance of being a family.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 791 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S4E7

#8 - Bob and Deliver (Season 4 - Episode 7)

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In Bob and Deliver, Bob fills in as a substitute home-economics teacher at school, and creates a fully operational restaurant in the classroom. While Tina is initially delighted to have her dad as a teacher, tensions arise when she gets lost in the shuffle. Meanwhile, the other Belcher kids take jobs at the school restaurant, leaving Linda to run the burger joint by herself.

This episode is full of comic gold. Bob, with his enthusiasm for teaching his students how to cook, is a delightful contrast to the resistance of the kids, Frond, and the cafeteria industrial complex. The caustic lunch lady and the head of the cafeteria company provide a good mix of comedy and tension. On the other side, there is Linda teaching Teddy to dance, and a great closing beat with Bob apologizing to Tina and affirming their bond. This episode is full of great situational comedy, physical comedy and improvisational scenes, making it a true comic winner.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 898 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S3E21

#7 - Boyz 4 Now (Season 3 - Episode 21)

In the Bob's Burgers episode "Boyz 4 Now", Louise accompanies Tina to a Boyz 4 Now concert. While there, Louise unexpectedly develops a crush on one of the lead singers, Boo Boo. She's shocked to find out that she actually likes a boy and can't believe it's happening. Meanwhile, Gene gets creative in a table-setting competition, but his ideas are a bit offensive to some. When Louise sees Boo Boo on stage, she exclaims, "My heart just pooped it's pants!"

At the competition, Gene is determined to win yet struggles to come up with something original. He uses his love of puns to craft his entry, but some find it too offensive. In the end, he learns that while creativity is important, one must also be respectful of others. Despite the competition not going as planned, Gene is happy that Louise was able to enjoy herself at the concert.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 813 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S6E3

#6 - The Hauntening (Season 6 - Episode 3)

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The Belcher family is ready to celebrate Halloween with a visit to a haunted house. Louise, the youngest of the kids, reveals that she has never been scared before and her family is determined to prove her wrong. Little do they know that they are in for a zany situation that they hadn't expected.

Mom is bringing the spooky while Dad is bringing the hairy, and the family is ready for a night of fun. However, when they visit the haunted house, things take a wild turn as they find themselves in a situation more frightening than they expected. There is even a surprise twist that nobody saw coming. Fans of the show love this episode for its funny take on Halloween and for the brilliant twist at the end. It is one of the favorite episodes of all time and a great way to enjoy the holiday season.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 1168 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S3E12

#5 - Broadcast Wagstaff School News (Season 3 - Episode 12)

In the episode "Broadcast Wagstaff School News", the A-story follows Tina Belcher's desire to uncover the mystery of the "Mad Pooper" running wild at her middle school. Her teacher, however, wants to focus on sensationalized fluff, leading to a conflict between them. This story doesn't really go anywhere, as Tina is accused of being the culprit herself and her investigation doesn't lead to much.

The B-story is much more interesting, featuring Gene Belcher deciding he should grow up to be like his father Bob. His commitment to the bit, and the interplay between Bob and Gene, is what really makes this episode shine. It's a high concept B-story that works brilliantly, and is worth watching the episode for.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 891 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S6E19

#4 - Glued, Where's My Bob? (Season 6 - Episode 19)

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In the episode "Glued, Where's My Bob?" of Bob's Burgers, Bob gets glued to the toilet in the restaurant as a result of a prank gone wrong by the kids. As the day progresses, the kids and Linda try to figure out how to get Bob off the toilet. Eventually, they find a solution and Bob is freed. This episode is widely regarded as a great episode with a catchy song.

Many fans consider this episode to be their favorite episode since "Hawk & Chick". It definitely has a special focus on Bob and Louise, which makes it stand out from the rest. Additionally, the episode also touches upon the idea of being "glued to a toilet called Earth," reminding us of the importance of cherishing our planet.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 1052 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S14E2

#3 - The Amazing Rudy (Season 14 - Episode 2)

In the latest episode of Bob's Burgers titled "The Amazing Rudy," viewers were in for a surprise as Rudy takes center stage. Attending an important dinner, Rudy's character development shines through, leaving fans in awe. This unexpected twist in the storyline proves that the show's creators are not afraid to mix things up and keep viewers on their toes.

Meanwhile, the Belcher family is up to their culinary adventures once again, creating an important casserole. As always, their kitchen escapades never fail to entertain and provide a delicious backdrop to the episode. Bob's Burgers continues to deliver its signature blend of heartwarming family moments and comedic cooking mishaps.

Fans couldn't help but be moved by the emotional depth of this episode, with many expressing surprise at finding themselves shedding tears. The focus on Louise's character in this episode resonated with viewers, showcasing her ability to evoke powerful emotions. This heartfelt portrayal is a testament to the show's ability to deliver relatable and touching storylines.

Overall, "The Amazing Rudy" is being hailed as one of the best episodes of Bob's Burgers in recent years. While some viewers have voiced their desire for more episodes centered around Bob and the restaurant, the emotional impact of Louise's character leaves no room for complaints. Bob's Burgers once again proves its ability to captivate audiences with its unique blend of humor, heart, and relatability.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 261 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S13E22

#2 - Amelia (Season 13 - Episode 22)

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In the Bob's Burgers episode "Amelia," Louise takes a class assignment to heart, despite some discouraging comments from Wayne. This episode delves into Louise's vulnerabilities and insecurities, showcasing a side of her that is rarely seen. As she grapples with being dismissed and overlooked, Louise's frustrations and outbursts are portrayed not as wild comedy, but as a child trying to express her true feelings. The episode highlights the importance of being seen and heard, especially for kids, and addresses the struggles that young girls face in a world dominated by loud and condescending voices.

Meanwhile, Bob hires a masseur-in-training to give Linda a massage for Mother's Day, leading to hilarious attempts at secrecy and comedic moments throughout the episode. Despite being lighter on laughs, "Amelia" delivers a heartfelt and sentimental storyline that reminds viewers why they love this show and its characters. The episode also explores the idea that heroes don't have to be perfect, but can inspire others to see a wider world and embrace bigger possibilities for themselves. With its unique shadow puppet aesthetic and touching moments, this season finale is a beautiful and special way to end the season.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 266 votes.

Bob's Burgers - S13E10

#1 - The Plight Before Christmas (Season 13 - Episode 10)

Bob and Linda try to attend all three of their kids' holiday performances at the same time in the Bob's Burgers episode "The Plight Before Christmas". The episode shows how deep their love for each other runs, with Gene showing his music expertise and creativity to save his recital, and Louise exposing her vulnerable side. Tina also shows her maturity in understanding that being there for her sister is more important than any pageant. The episode is filled with humor and heart, and is an instant Christmas classic. Louise's poem about how the people she is with on that day are more important than the presents she receives is particularly moving. The episode also showcases amazing montages, and reinforces the importance of kindness, support, honesty, and acceptance in the spirit of the season. Fans of the show have been left in awe and mesmerized by the emotional impact of the episode, and it is sure to become a favorite.

The episode was rated 8.59 from 254 votes.

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