- In "The Belchies" when Louise is trapped and nobody can think of a way to save her before the building they're in collapses, Tina decides to ditch the "helpless Damsel in Distress" act she donned to impress her crush and figures out a way to save her sister.
Tina: I'm sick of acting like a dumb helpless girl just so a hot boy who dances his feelings will notice me. That's not who I am. I'm a smart, strong, sensual woman.
- Don't care how hard he got his ass kicked. Bob being willing to fight Jairo for his daughter (despite that he really had to go to the bathroom) is awesome. In general, Bob gets pretty awesome when it comes to defending his kids' honor.
- Tina at times isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but in "Tina-Rannasaurus Wrecks," she saves her family with a little quick thinking: she swipes Gene's synthesizer to record a quick sound clip of a corrupt insurance adjuster confessing to fraud, thus relieving the family from getting caught up in his blackmail scheme.
- She also saves the restaurant and Bob in "The Deepening" when she suggests using the ice cream machine to flood the mechanical shark he's caught in and that is rapidly destroying the floor.
- Bob turns his yellow chaperone vest into a makeshift zipline in "Carpe Museum."
- "Topsy" gives one to Gene, who proves his novelty-song bonafides with "Electric Love", one of the show's best musical sequences to date, without succumbing to any of his usual vices.
Bob: Wow, did Gene write this?
- In "Beefsquatch" Linda takes matters into her own hands when she's tired of how being on "Get On Up" has almost driven Bob and Gene to kill each other. Her first attempt to get the show cancelled, cursing on air, fails miserably since she doesn't use real curse words, so instead she flashes her boobs for two minutes straight.
Linda: Milkin' the cow, milkin' the cow, milkin' the cow!
- In "Purple Rain-Union", Gayle - freaking Gayle - has a CMOA with her song about Derek Dimotopolus.
- Bob pulls off one in the last act of "Bob and Deliver". After being bullied by a jealous lunchlady and fired by a pressured Mr. Frond, Bob, having inspired the children in the Home Economics class to finally love cooking, decides to stick it to the adults by raiding the cafeteria with his students and serving them all food made by the kids. For somebody who tends to be the Butt Monkey of the show, seeing him pull off a decisive victory against a group of Jerkass adults who treated him like crap was both this and a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
- Bob one-upping Jimmy in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob" by threatening to reveal his adult baby fetish to the customer-filled restaurant.
- Linda has several in "Seaplane!", from headbutting a man who was making strong unwanted advances (because she didn't want to put down her wine glass long enough to punch him), to giving said man a good piece of her mind, and then landing a seaplane safely with her whole family inside, using a landing technique that she had seen exactly one time, and was extremely dangerous to begin with — as it was designed to fake a near-miss crash landing.
- And Bob gets some huge credit as well, for getting onto the wing of the plane and cutting a rope that would have pulled them directly into a bridge. Man, the kids got to witness some awesome out of both parents that day.
- The fart song from "The Frond Files" is definitely an Awesome Moment for Gene, not to mention an Ear Worm. "It's that gas from your ass, it's the toot from your boot..."
- Hell, all three of the kids stories are surprisingly creative and entertaining for something written by little kids. Even if Tina's went a little too... weird.
- Teddy gets several in "Uncle Teddy." He's able to win over the interest of an otherwise apathetic Gene and Louise mostly by unclogging their drain, shows them how to make Teddy Brulee (like s'mores, but with pretzels instead of graham crackers, and it's heated by a blowtorch) while having all sorts of fun with them. He also shows that he'd have made a good father when he firmly but fairly puts his foot down with Tina behaving badly and being dishonest and instates a pretty fair curfew for someone Tina's age. On top of that, he gets her out of trouble with a park ranger when she sneaks out after said curfew and was ditched by her friends. If that wasn't enough, Teddy tells off one of the boys who ditched Tina and throws his moped into the ocean just to teach him a lesson. Damn.
- Bob and Linda both get one on the pretentious wine taster in "The Kids Rob A Train." After Bob has to endure the taster's insufferably smug attitude through a "Wine-Off", Linda pours them both a mystery drink in the final round. Bob instantly guesses what it is, and the wine taster flops miserably on it. Once Linda reveals what it is, the wine taster immediately gets the wind knocked out of his sails. What does it turn out to be? The wine in the spit bucket! Turns out Bob recognized the taste because he drank out of the spitbucket in a bar once
- And from the same episode, the Belcher kids (and Regular-Sized Rudy) actually rob a train! Of a huge stash of chocolate! Which they then manage to hide from searchers in the most ingenious way possible — on the roof of the train. Ultimately they end up being drenched in a rain of melted chocolate, which is just fantastic. Note that to pull this escapade off, they had to find a way out of and into a room that was always locked except for a minute or so on the hour when there was someone to monitor them, and at one point even have to jump onto the back of a moving train to get back inside. This is especially awesome, as they ended up screwing over the insufferable wine attendant who forced the kids into a boring "rec room" at the back of the train.
- Linda gets one in "Mother Daughter Laser Razor." After Louise and the other kids bust out of a mother-daughter seminar to play laser tag, Linda and the other moms take them on.
The Phenomemom: Laser tag goes against everything we've been working on! And besides, you're mothers!Linda: Uh-huh. Where's Mommy's gun?
- A meta-example, but the show's willingness to do what was both an Affectionate Parody and a scathing Take That towards My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic's infamous brony fandom in "The Equestranauts". Instead of going for cheap shot,"Look at these freaks" types of jokes (that other shows would do, often without delving deep into it and finding what makes it so ridiculous), it's rather just affectionate ribbing at how some fans are a bit obsessive, but for the most part are still actually nice people who do adhere to the show's messages, even if their dressing up in pony costumes and getting overly-involved in the show's stories makes them weird in the eyes of others (and it does, if Bob's line of "Oh God, why am I analyzing a children's cartoon?" is indicative of anything). The brunt of the Take That aspect is reserved for Bronconius, who represents some of the darker parts of the fandom.
- What makes it work is that, side from the Periphery Demographic aspect, the episode could easily have been about ANY hardcore fandom, simply adressing issues with some taking it too far.
- At the same level, there's something hilariously awesome about how the plot is basically "Bob can be Archer when he needs to be."
- Louise's "go bag" from "The Kids Run Away". The sheer fact that she has one, cleverly hidden, put it together when she was seven and it has been perfectly safe for two years because she prepared so well. An extra layer of awesome comes with the realization that this fits so absolutely perfectly with her characterization.
- Gayle of all people manages to pull of one of these combined with a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming by getting Louise to go through with the filling by getting on her level, talking to her about it rationally, and convincing her to treat it as a game of make-believe where the fate of the universe is on the line. Not bad for a woman who has done a series of paintings depicting animal anuses, can only sleep under her aluminum foil-covered bed by convincing herself the end of the world has struck and killed all men so it's OK she's sleeping alone, and created a board game that takes longer to complete than a "House Rules"-filled game of Monopoly and has more confusing rules than Calvinball.
- Tina of all people pulling a Bait and Switch on Louise during "Ambergris" after Louise's greed and desire to backstab Mickey have started to drive her insane, and then destroying the ambergris herself to get everyone back to their senses.
- From "World Wharf II: The Wharfening":
Linda: Show's over, Fanny!
- From "Dawn of the Peck":
- Regular-Sized Rudy, of all people, being the one to shut off the ride he and the other kids were stuck on. Linda had been trying to chuck bottles of water at the switch, but missed 9 out of 10 times. The 10th time, Rudy grabs the bottle out of the air and slams it directly onto the switch. That is one magnificent asthmatic badass.
- Linda makes herself into "The Alpha Turkey".
- Teddy trying to look at this logically, reasoning the birds are acting crazy because they have no pecking order, while Linda thinks Thanksgiving is trying to kill everyone for not taking it seriously and Mickey thinks the turkeys are trying to usurp the natural order. The fact that Teddy, of all people, got it right, and later has his views validated, is inspiring.
- In "Tina Tailor Soldier Spy", Tina successfully deduces who the mole in her Thundergirls troop is by setting up an ingenious trap: she gives all the girls in the troop a different lead on cookie buyers, all on the same street. Then she sets up a stakeout of the street from a nearby roof and stays there until the rival troop appears, revealing the mole to be Rina, who had been given Bob's Burgers as a lead.
- The big reveal that "The Millie-churian Candidate" was a grand scheme masterminded by Henry Haber. He used Millie and Louise to get rid of Jimmy Jr., then used Louise to get rid of Millie but in a way that would've disqualified Louise as well. He knew if he got Millie to run for class president, Louise would become involved in Jimmy Jr.'s campaign because Millie makes Louise act crazy. After going overboard on Jimmy Jr.'s campaign to the point that he quit the race, Henry gave Louise the idea of running herself to take Millie down, but all her efforts would inevitably make people sympathize with Millie. All leading up to Louise "discovering" certain information that wrecked Millie's plans and tanked her campaign by instigating a psychotic incident, while at the same time getting Louise disqualified because she broke into Mr. Frond's files to acquire said information. When Louise realizes Henry played everyone for saps, she admits he's gonna be an amazing president.
- In "The Oeder Games", after all attempts to rally the other tenants failed, Bob finally plays Mr. Fischoeder's game, and starts to claim water balloon victories left and right, as if he was channeling Archer.
- Can't forget the awesome music video of Tina, Gene, and Louise rocking out with SLEATER-KINNEY!!!
- "The Land Ship", after a full episode of Bob failing to get the Porta Potty's for the Land Ship parade removed from his restraunt and having Jimmy Pesto mock him over it Bob manages to turn things around by selling burgers to the people in line for the Porta Pottys, based on one of Jimmy's taunts no less.
- "The Hauntening" almost all the Belchers create a successful plan to scare Louise, in a method that would leave the people behind Scare Tactics stumped.
- In "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs", though he usually ignores her mean-spirited antics, Bob calling Louise out on all her shit-stirring in that episode and telling her she's acting like a baby about him and Gene bonding, prompting her to admit why she was doing it in the first place, was very a satisfying moment.
- In "Lice Things Are Nice," the moment Tina learns Mr. Frond is possibly cheating on Gayle she restrains him so the school nurse will shave his head because of the supposed lice epidemic. Not only is it sweet that Tina's looking out for her aunt, but it also shows Tina's not letting anyone screw with her family when romance is involved.
- Tina also figures out that the school nurse couldn't have seen lice on Tammy's head because she couldn't see anything due to not wearing her glasses. She figures this out in a matter of moments because she notices the school nurse refuses to read the medical dictionary Louise brought as evidence and notices the small red marks on either side of the nurse's nose from the nose pads that are similar to Tina's own.
- In "Bad Tina", Gene and Louise discover that Tammy farts whenever she laughs too hard. When everyone at school laughs at Tina for reading her erotic fan fiction out loud, they turn the embarrassment on Tammy after she farts. This causes Tammy to run away as she continues to fart.
- As much of a Base-Breaking Character as Linda can be, "Eat, Spray, Linda" has this. It's her birthday, the least favorite day of the year for her, and she ends up receiving rude treatment at a grocery store (for rightly calling out a woman taking up the line that shoved her way forward who was getting chalk for a chalk drawing event), locking her purse (containing her keys and cell phone) in the car, getting gum in her hair, having a skunk spray her TWICE, breaking her glasses, and getting lost. She gets some much deserved revenge on the rude lady from the supermarket at her chalk event, where she goads the woman to anger by dancing over the chalk drawings and deliberately wiping them away. She even gets the lady to mess them up herself in her anger as she is chasing Linda. To top it off, she finally makes it home, and she admits that it was the best birthday ever and wants it to be a tradition.