Created for the Fox network by Loren Bouchard, Bob’s Burgers is an animated sitcom that premiered on January 9, 2011. The series has 238 and twelve seasons, with the thirteenth season coming soon.
20th Television Animation and Bento Box Entertainment jointly produce Bob’s Burgers.
Bob’s Burgers features the voice talents of H. Jon Benjamin as Bob Belcher, John Roberts as Linda Belcher, Dan Mintz as Tina Belcher, Eugene Mirman as Gene Belcher, Kristen Schaal as Louise Belcher, and Larry Murphy as Teddy.
The recurring cast includes Jay Johnston as Jimmy Pesto Sr., Laura Silverman as Andy, Sarah Silverman as Ollie, Bobby Tisdale as Zeke, Jenny Slate as Tammy, Aziz Ansari as Darryl, Brian Huskey as Rudy, and David Herman as Mr. Frond.
Andy Kindler as Mort, Tim Meadows as Mike Wobbles, Megan Mullally as Gayle, Kevin Kline as Calvin Fischoeder, Zach Galifianakis as Felix, Gary Cole as Bosco, Sam Seder as Hugo, and Ron Lynch as Ron complete the recurring cast.
The series revolves around the Belcher family- dad Bob, mom Linda, and their three children, Tina, Gene, and Louise.
In an unnamed seaside town, the family owns a burger restaurant named ‘Bob’s Burgers.’ The restaurant is a green two-storied building with the restaurant on the ground floor and the Belcher family residence on the level above. Two commercial buildings flank the restaurant building on either side.
The restaurant faces stiff competition from other eateries, mainly from ‘Jimmy Pesto’s Pizzeria’ owned by Bob’s rival Jimmy Pesto. The pizzeria is located right across the street and is more successful than Bob’s burger restaurant, which often causes friction between the two.
Although not as popular as Jimmy’s Pizzeria, Bob’s Burgers has regular customers in Mort and Teddy.
The Belcher children attend Wagstaff School and also assist at the restaurant. Like every teenage girl, Tina is attracted to boys, especially Pesto’s son, Jimmy Junior. Gene aspires to be a successful musician and often carries his keyboard around. The youngest sibling, Louise, is the troublemaker of the three- she is either taking revenge or seeking adventure.
Apart from the main characters, the Belcher family interacts with other town residents.
The reviews for season one were mainly mixed; however, the reviews improved with every passing season.
The series premiere titled ‘Human Flesh’ fetched the Fox network a viewership of 9.39 million. The episode was the highest-rated series premiere and was ranked number nine in terms of ranking.
Bob’s Burgers got renewed for a thirteenth season following the show’s popularity. A feature-length film based on the series was released.
Dynamic Entertainment published a comic book series based on Bob’s Burgers in September 2014.
Sub Pop Records released a soundtrack album for the series in May 2017. A second volume of the soundtrack album came out in August 2021.
TV Guide ranked the series as one of the 60 Greatest TV Cartoons in 2013.
Bob’s Burgers has received several award nominations, the most prominent being the seven consecutive Emmy Awards nominations. The series won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2014 and 2017.