Bob's Burgers

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Name: Bob's Burgers
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Creator: Loren Bouchard
Date(s): 2011 - present
Medium: animated series
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Wikipedia
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Bob's Burgers is an American animated television series. The series centers on a small, struggling hamburger restaurant run by the Belcher family: parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, and Louise. It premiered in 2011 and has run for 7 seasons so far. The series has proved to be very popular in original run, syndication, and on Netflix.

Characters

Main Characters

Reoccurring Characters

  • Teddy
  • Mort
  • Jimmy Pesto
  • Jimmy Jr.
  • Aunt Gayle
  • Big Bob

Canon

Original Pitch

Originally the show was pitched as a family of cannibals, but Fox deemed the idea too dark for an animated sitcom.[1]

Fandom

In 2016, Bob's Burgers was the 14th most reblogged animated TV show on Tumblr, down 9 places from the previous year.[2]

A running gag on the show is the "Burger of the Day" chalkboard behind the counter. The burger titles are always puns on the burgers' special ingredients. The gag inspired at least one cook to create their own versions of the burgers,[3] and eventually led to an officially licensed cookbook.

Fanart

Fanfiction

The most popular ship is Louise Belcher/Logan Bush, on both AO3 and Fanfiction.net[4][5], despite that Louise is 9-years old and Logan is 14-years old.

Tina Belcher/Jimmy Pesto is also quite beloved by fans; canonically, they have an on/off relationship.

Links & Resources

References

  1. Hollywood Reporter, 'Bob's Burgers' Originally Featured a Family of Cannibals and Other Secrets Revealed in THR's Oral History, 19 May 2016
  2. Tumblr fandometrics - TV Shows (Animated)
  3. The Bob's Burgers Experiment
  4. Louise/Logan tag on AO3 currently tied with Tina/Jimmy as of September 16, 2017
  5. Bob's Burgers on Fanfiction.net; pairings for Bob's Burgers are not yet filterable, but scrolling down and Louis/Logan dominates over gen and other pairings]