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    Jimmy Pesto 
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Voiced by: Jay Johnston

Owner of Pesto's Pizza, rival to Bob.
  • Abusive Parents: When Andy and Ollie are happy to see him after almost dying, he expresses indifference (didn't even notice they were missing) and tells them not to wrinkle his belt.
    • He later tried to sign the twins up for baseball lessons and told them "Last chance to win my love, guys." The twins assume that's a joke he likes to make on a regular basis.
    • He also attempts to prohibit Jimmy Jr. from dancing.
  • Always Someone Better: He's not a better chef than Bob (in fact, it's strongly implied that Bob is superior to him in this field), but he's a far better businessman.
    • Case in point, when Jimmy tries to create a new burger entree at his restaurant, it attracts customers, but later when he tries it himself he breaks down into hysterical sobs over how bad it is.
    • In the same episode, his sons also mention that two people came down with food poisoning after eating scampi from his restaurant.
    • Mickey (the bank robber voiced by Bill Hader) from "Bob Day Afternoon", claims Pesto's pizza is the worst he's ever had.
    • In "Best Burger", when the judges try his burger they all spit it out, and he comes in last place.
  • Catch-Phrase: Starting with "Glued, Where's My Bob?", he begins saying, "ZOOM!" as punctuation for his insults.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: At the Desire Dungeon, he's known as "Baby Num Nums" because he has a diaper fetish.
  • Enemy Mine: When a party entertainer scams both Bob's Burgers and Pesto's Pizza into giving him free food, Bob and Jimmy decide to work together to try and get revenge, and Jimmy surprisingly doesn't turn on Bob at any point during the scheme.
  • Full-Name Basis: Never referred to by anything other than his full name.
  • Evil Is Petty: He regularly gets into pissing contests (or "peeing races", as Linda calls them) with Bob over trivial things.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: He doesn't support his son's love of dancing.
  • Fauxreigner: His real surname is "Poplopovich" which possibly implies a Russian/Slavic heritage but gave himself an Italian name to authenticate his Italian restaurant.
  • Genius Ditz: His food is commented on several times to be sub-par at best. But he has a knack for advertising and drawing customers, which keeps him in business.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: To spite acting like an obnoxious Smug Snake his obsession with Bob is clearly based on his insecurities, demonstrated when he's reduced to tears by his own food.
  • Jerkass: He's not really shown to have any redeeming qualities. Along with antagonizing Bob, he is generally shown to be a bad person.
  • Karma Houdini: Doesn't get punished for cheating on "Family Fracas". He was originally going to be, according to Loren Bouchard, but he had second thoughts about the original ending (which saw Bob spray Jimmy Pesto with Silly String) and decided to scrap it because he felt if Bob did get his revenge on Jimmy Pesto, then fans would complain that Bob was acting petty and out of character. Though Bob does get the last laugh at the end of the episode when he finds out Jimmy doesn't know how to change a tire and lords it over him.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In the first two seasons at least, he ends up getting his just desserts. In "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" Bob foils Pesto's attempts to keep Jimmy Jr. from attending Tina's party with some help from his "night-friends." In "Burger Wars", Pesto tries to sabotage Bob's attempts to save his restaurant, but fails.
    • In season 2, Linda accuses Jimmy Pesto of having "peeing races", with Bob. Pesto's boating friends overhear this and misinterpret "peeing races", as something sexual (instead of "pissing contests", which is what Linda meant) and it ends up possibly costing him a prestigious boating club membership.
  • Lethal Chef: His food is bad enough to give two people food poisoning, and the burger he makes during a cooking competition is so bad that the judges aren't able to make it through a single bite before spitting it out. Mickey the bank robber even describes his pizza as the worst he's ever had in his life. Played with to a degree, as he is heavily implied to not do most of the cooking at his own restaurant, instead relying on a hired kitchen staff, resulting in the food generally being of higher quality than if he himself had made it.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His behavior towards Bob can be VERY childish, as he pretty much taunts him in the same way a child would taunt another child. That being said, Bob's reactions towards his abuse are hardly more mature.
  • Out of Focus: From season 3 onwards.
  • Shadow Archetype: He's everything that Bob is not. While he's successful, he's also divorced, petty, disconnected from his kids, a sexual deviant, and a lousy cook. The few things he has in common with Bob is a penchant for puns and the fact that they both run restaurants and have kids.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Bob.
  • Technician Vs Performer: In terms of being a restaurant owner, he is the technician to Bob's performer. He's a highly skilled businessman who runs his restaurant like a well-oiled machine and is willing to do whatever it takes, no matter how underhanded, to optimize his profits. The end result is that he's extremely successful financially but otherwise a terrible person and chef.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He'll still mock Bob even when Bob tries to help him.

    Jimmy Pesto, Jr. 
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Voiced by: H. Jon Benjamin

Jimmy Pesto's oldest son, referred to as Jimmy Jr. and Tina's crush, first appearing in the season 1 episode "Sheesh! Cab Bob?" Since then he has appeared in several episodes and is often seen at the kids' school.
  • Amazon Chaser: He comes to the conclusion "strong girls are hot" at the end of "The Belchies" after he witnesses how Tina's quick thinking saved Louise's life.
  • Ambiguously Bi: His wrestling matches with Zeke have a homoerotic vibe, and his feelings toward Zeke could sometimes be seen as attraction. He gets very jealous when Zeke seems to be making friends with Gene. He also greatly admires Josh for his dancing skills when the two of them compete for Tina, and by the end of it he is more into Josh than her.
  • Betty and Veronica: The aloof Veronica to Josh's approachable Betty.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Can quickly become this to Tina or Zeke when he feels pressured.
  • Dancing with Myself: He has a passion for dancing his feelings, especially slow dancing, which he doesn't seem to realize is typically done with a partner.
  • Depending on the Writer: His treatment of Tina is sometimes horrible and considers her an Abhorrent Admirer, other times, he is friendly and reciprocates her crush.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: Once he finds out that Tina has Josh courting her, he spends a whole episode trying to woo her.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Zeke.
  • Jerkass Ball: In "Presto Tina-O", he acts more abrasively towards Tina, to the point of making her angry.
    • Runs with the ball in "V for Valentine-detta" when he not only chooses another girl as his Valentine (Jimmy Jr. and Tina's on-and-off status is standard) but he uses the picture frame that Tina made for him for Valentine's Day to frame a picture of him and the other girl. Speaking of the other girl, he shows up 3 hours late to pick her up for their date, he gets their name wrong, and then he breaks up with her in the middle of the date.
  • Nice Guy: He's generally always a decent, if somewhat dim and oblivious, guy.
  • Missing Mom: Like his brothers, his mom is never seen onscreen, though in a few episodes she is mentioned, implying that she may have broken up with Jimmy Pesto Sr. Also in "Family Fracas", his mother isn't shown, although Family Fracas is an event where the kids and both of the parents are supposed to attend.
    • In “Ex-Mach-Tina,” Jimmy Jr. says his mom has a new ‘friend’ named Allen, indicating she’s alive but divorced from Jimmy Sr.
  • Oblivious to Love: He has a hard time picking up that Tina's into him, though later episodes suggest that he is at the very least subconsciously aware of it.
  • Speech Impediment: Has a very pronounced lisp. Lampshaded by Tina in "The Unnatural".
  • Technician Vs Performer: The performer (dances how he feels) to Josh's technician (has been taking ballet for years).
  • Those Two Guys: With Zeke.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Thinks dancing around wildly with scissors is a good idea.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Tina.

    Andy and Ollie Pesto 
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Ollie voiced by: Sarah Silverman
Andy voiced by: Laura Silverman

Jimmy Pesto's younger twin sons, who are overly-attached to each other.
  • Ambiguously Gay: They're occasionally suggested to be attracted to each other.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Being separated from each other.
    • Mistaking one twin for the other.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Andy wears a dark mustard yellow shirt while Ollie wears a sky blue shirt.
  • Cloudcuckoolanders: They say and do random stuff.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Both of them, but Ollie's voice can come off as the more grating of the two.
  • Expy: They seem to be of Walter and Perry from Loren Bouchard's previous show Home Movies, with both sets being Cloudcuckoolanders in a bizarrely codependent and vaguely romantic relationship.
  • The Dividual: To the point where being assigned separate partners on a field trip causes them to have an emotional breakdown.
  • Don't Split Us Up: They threw a temper tantrum when they weren't assigned to each other as partners in "Carpe Museum".
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences
  • Missing Mom: Their mother is never seen. It's implied their parents were divorced.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Both of them think alike.
  • Those Two Guys: And they hate being separated from each other. As shown in "Carpe Museum", they will both throw a tantrum if this happens.
  • Twincest: Implied in a very G to PG rated way.
  • Twin Telepathy: Implied, considering one of them can feel it when Louise attempts to steal the other one's wallet out of his pants.

Kids

    Zeke 
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Voiced by: Bobby Tisdale

Jimmy Jr's friend and one of the Belchers' schoolmates. He likes to wrestle and is seen as gross by Tina. Initially it seemed like he might become a rival or antagonist to the kids but he has evolved into a companion in their hijinks when a fourth is needed. In those situations, he often serves as the muscle.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Zeke loves to talk about boobs.
  • Big Fun: He's big, boisterous and energetic.
  • The Big Guy: Typically fills this role when he has a storyline with the rest of the kids.
  • Blatant Lies: After he was found out to be the Mad Pooper the reason why he didn't get punished is because "[his] family moves around a lot." He never disappears after this is said.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: The show doesn't make use of his "bruiser" side much (the Belcher kids go straight to him for their bouncer in "The Kids Run The Restaurant", so it's recognized in-universe), but he is definitely boisterous.
  • Bromantic Foil: A variant, where he is often more Tina's foil rather than Jimmy Jr's.
  • Class Clown: Until Bob became the substitute home economics teacher and discovered Zeke had a talent for cooking.
  • Dirty Kid: He is obsessed with boobs.
  • Friend Versus Lover: Although never outwardly stated, Tina's interactions with Zeke seem to imply that she feels like she's competing for Jimmy Jr.'s attention with Zeke. This is mainly one-sided, as the former tends to act cold and distant to the latter, with Zeke being completely oblivious to this — and in fact, seems to like her as a friend just fine. The biggest example would probably be in "The Belchies". Interestingly enough, Tina is generally nicer to Zeke when Jimmy Jr. isn't around.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jimmy Jr.
  • Hidden Depths: As Bob helps him discover, he has a hidden talent for cooking — specifically, he might have a perfect palate, and he demonstrates an aptitude for short-order cooking. The occasional stray comment indicates that he greatly appreciates peoples' trust in him.
  • Hot-Blooded: The kind of kid who will jump to action at the drop of a hat. Any action, any hat.
  • Large Ham: Just chews scenery every time he shows up. He spends large parts of "Presto Tina-O" not actually doing much, for example, but still manages to have a presence.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Wears a jockstrap on his face while giving Gene a purple nurple in "Gene It On". Gene is too stupid to tell him apart even when Zeke tells him on the face it's not him.
  • Potty Failure: He is revealed to be the Mad Pooper (or the Butt-ler) in "Broadcast Wagstaff School News" — the first time was accident, the second time was for fun, then it was an accident again, and so on, but after that he did it for Tina.
  • Remember the New Guy?: In his first appearance, Tina is surprised to see him even though viewers have never seen him before.
  • Ship Tease: Arguably done with Tina in "Midday Run". When she helps him get the mascot costume, so he could entertain his grandma before her surgery he is touched by this and says
    Zeke: Damn, Tina, now I got a story to tell on our wedding day. You think that's not gonna happen, but I'll getcha girl, I'm gonna getcha.
    • When he is revealed to be the Mad Pooper, he says he kept doing it for Tina, implying he has a crush on her and attempted to give her source material to write on.
  • Supreme Chef: In "Bob And Deliver", Bob discovers he has a highly acute sense of taste and natural talent at cooking, greatly improving the soup Bob was showing them despite not knowing what most of the spices he was using even were.
  • Teen Pregnancy: According to a throw away line from "OT:The Outside Toilet", he was the result of one.
    "Oh, man. This is heavier than my mom at the prom. 'Cause she was pregnant with me."
  • Those Two Guys: With Jimmy Jr.
  • Wingman: For Jimmy, when trying to woo Tina.

    Rudolph "Rudy" Steiblitz 
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Voiced by: Brian Huskey

AKA Regular-Sized Rudy. A sweet, dorky boy who goes to school with Louise, frequently in trouble due to his awkward combination of thrill-seeking tendencies and severe asthma. He originally appeared as Louise's field trip buddy in "Carpe Museum" and sneaked into a closed rainforest exhibit with her.
  • Adorkable: A nerd and somewhat awkward.
  • And Zoidberg: "AND RUDY'S... there!"
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Once he finds out that Tina lost Zeke, when she was suppose to escort him to the principal, and lied to Mr. Frond, saying she did. He is upset with her, and sabotages her attempt later to cover up her mistake.
  • Broken Pedestal: Saw Tina as this "Midday Run"
  • Challenge Seeker: Regularly participates in activities far too strenuous or risky for a child with asthma, apparently specifically because someone told him not to. This includes tree-climbing, baseball, sneaking off during field trips and train robbing. He's a bit of an adrenaline junkie.
  • Companion Cube: Beanbag.
  • Crazy-Prepared: "You never know when someone will want to jam."
  • Determinator: Serious asthma doesn't stop him.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin:
    Bob, incredulous: Regular-Sized Rudy? Why do they call you that?
    Rudy: Just look at me.
    • He's called this to differentiate him from Pocket-Sized Rudy, who is apparently the size of a baby if his height compared to Louise in "Carpe Museum" is any indication (he's too short to appear on screen when the camera is eye-level with Louise).
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: And will risk asthma-related death to keep up with them. The Belcher children (Louise in particular) like him.
  • Ill Boy: Has asthma.
  • In-Series Nickname: As opposed to Pocket-Sized Rudy.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The timid, quiet Feminine Boy to Louise's Masculine Girl.
  • Morality Pet: To Louise, on occasion. She seems to genuinely like him.
  • Nerdy Inhaler: Not all that nerdy, but still needs a hit o' inhaler every couple of hours or else.
  • Nice Guy: Unusually low concern regarding his own mortality aside. Louise is shocked during The Kids Rob A Train when he convinces her that his offer to pull the stolen chocolate into the juice caboose and then help her up is genuine, and not an attempt to double-cross her. She even states she can't work with someone who wouldn't take the obvious chance to double-cross someone.
  • Non-Action Guy: Emphasized in "The Unnatural", when he takes the baseball scam class and falls down gasping from hitting an imaginary ball.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: "Regular-Sized Rudy"/"Reg-Size Rudy". He's called this because there are two Rudys in the school, with the other one being called Pocket-Sized Rudy. He likes his nickname, while Pocket-Sized Rudy doesn't like his.
  • Puppy Love: "Bob Actually" shows that he likes Louise as more than a friend, originally trying to ask her out to lunch on Valentine's Day. This was a Red Herring, as Rudy wanted her to give a Valentine's card to Chloe Barbash. However, Rudy did get a kiss from Louise after she told him Chloe was just using him, and he did enjoy it.
  • Rimshot: Supplies Louise with a cymbals-only sting after she insults Mr. Frond.
  • Sixth Ranger: The child most often to join the Belcher kids on their misadventures.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As seen in "The Kids Rob A Train", Rudy greatly resembles a smaller version of his father, but with no glasses.

    Josh 
Voiced by: Ben Schwartz

A boy that Tina searches for in Lindapendent Woman. She met him behind the milk fridge. Not being able to see his face, the only way to recognize him is by a turtle bite on his index finger that was covered by a bandage. In the end he meets Tina face to face, kisses her, and receives Tina's phone number. Like Jimmy, he's also a dancer, focusing on ballet.

    Darryl 
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Voiced by: Aziz Ansari

One of the kids' classmates. He first appears helping Bob get better at the video game "Burgerboss" in exchange for Bob protecting him from bullies. He later works with the kids on a number of their schemes.
  • Ambiguously Brown: It's not sure what ethnicity he is. Bob thinks he might be black, but isn't sure.
  • Asian and Nerdy: It's not stated precisely but Darryl is most likely Indian (as in "from India", not "Native American"), like his voice actor (who was born in America, but whose parents were originally from India).
  • Hidden Depths: He turns out to be a talented singer.
  • Its Pronounced Tro Pay: "It's Dar-el".
  • The Millstone: In "Fort Night", selling the rest of the kids out to Millie for a bathroom break.
  • New Neighbors As The Plot Demands: First appears in "Burgerboss" specifically because Bob needs a video game expert to mentor him. The Belcher kids do not seem to know who he is. But he is subsequently revealed to be a student at the Belchers' school who moves in the same social circles as they.
  • Peeping Tom: Has a high-powered telescope he uses to watch his neighbor undress.

    Tammy Larson 
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Voiced by: Jenny Slate

A former friend of Tina's and the resident bad girl of the kid's school.
  • Alpha Bitch: Acts this way, though she doesn't have the legion of friends you'd expect of the trope. (That Tina was her first friend at Wagstaff should tell you something.) For that matter, she doesn't even really seem at all popular and comes across more like a wannabee Alpha Bitch, given the only people who hang out with her are the Belchers, Jocelyn, Jimmy Jr. and Zeke.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In "Bad Tina", she blackmails Tina into spending time with her and misbehaving by threatening to give Jimmy, Jr. an erotic story Tina wrote about him. Then when Tina fails to show up for a double date and ruins Tammy's chances with Zeke (because Tina got grounded for trying to sneak out in the middle of the night with a bottle of margarita mix, using the family's emergency phone to text Tammy, and calling Linda a boob punch), Tammy decides to read the story to the entire school.
  • Dumb Blonde: She's not a natural blonde, but she's definitely stupid enough to qualify when she does go blonde.
  • Foil: To Tina. While Tina is a weirdo who comes a struggling working-class family, she's also a Nice Girl. Tammy is a "normal" girl from a wealthy family, and is a complete jerkass.
  • Friendly Enemy: Tina is still very cordial with her, which angers Tammy.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Seems to be her relationship with the Belcher kids. Even though they're rivals they occasionally team up, like when Gene joined her cheer-leading squad.
  • Gasshole: She tends to be quite flatulent, and probably the most flatulent character on the show, as she not only farts when she laughs too hard, but also when she's lifted during a cheer-leading routine (or whenever she's lifted 'wrong' as she claims), and when she's really nervous like when she snuck into a high school party.
    • In "Sleeping With The Frenemy" she practically turns into a fart machine whenever she sleeps, or as Tina calls it 'night farting', but Tammy denies this, only to immediately start farting upon falling asleep.
  • Hidden Depths: She might be a pompous, self-acclaimed popular girl with the confidence to boot, but even she has moments of being just as nervous and awkward as Tina, as shown where she couldn't even speak to an older, taller high school boy at a high school party.
  • Hypocrite: She accuses Tina of copying her when both girls show up to school wearing the same bracelet in "The Runaway Club", but 2 seasons later in "Teen-a Witch", she outright steals Tina's idea of a costume to use in a contest.
    • In a recent Season 8 episode "Sit Me Baby, One More Time", she has the nerve to call Tina a bully just because she called her 'horrible' (which isn't untrue), when Tammy herself has called Tina plenty of mean names and done far worse bullying to her, granted, Tina did display a more abrasive side in this episode but still, the fact that Zeke backed Tammy up did not help.
  • Informed Judaism: Her Bat Mitzvah episode is the only indication she's Jewish, otherwise she fits the stereotype of the spoiled WASP.
  • Jerkass: Blackmails her friends on a frequent basis, and a total stuck up and not a nice person in general, as she finds doing mean things to people hilarious and when push comes to shove, Tammy would rather help herself even when her friends or other things important to her friends are on the line.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: She'll only be friendly when you happen to have something she wants. And not even that will save you from her awful attitude.
  • Jewish American Princess: "Mazel Tina" reveals she's Jewish.
  • Karma Houdini: Unlike some of the other characters in the show, this tends to be averted. Fate always seems to turn the tables on Tammy, one way or the other (most of the time).
  • Kent Brockman News: In her second appearance and now a regular trait with her as seen in "The Millie-churian Candidate".
  • It's All About Me: Her ideal theme for her Bat Mitzvah? Herself.
  • Lack of Empathy: She is aware of her own feelings and insecurities, but calls out Tina for hurting her feelings when the latter called the former 'horrible', however, Tammy can't seem to comprehend that Tina herself has insecurities and feelings that Tammy has hurt plenty of times.
  • Large Ham: Tammy loves to chew the scenery.
  • Never My Fault: When it comes to farting, she almost always tries to deny it or blame it on someone else. It's sort of running gag at this point.
  • New Transfer Student: In her first appearance.
  • Not So Different: She and Tina have actually ended up bonding more than once, mostly over boys, and Tina has gradually become more equally aggressive in their rivalry. There are some hints that Tammy actually likes Tina, but is too petty and jealous to actually be her friend.
  • Parental Neglect: Downplayed. While they aren't outright neglectful, what we've seen from her parents implies that while they do appear to love Tammy, they're not all that attentive of her, as in "Mazel Tina" despite them claiming that they were looking for her, the mother putting her drink down more or less implies that they were doing the exact opposite.
    • In fact, her parents are pretty much the exact opposite of the Belcher parents Bob and Linda, whom pretty much go through hell for their kids, as in "Sleeping With The Frenemy" Tammy's father showed and stated that he wasn't willing to take a medevac to retrieve his daughter when she was left behind from a cruise because of his airsickness, and the mother didn't seem that bothered by it.
  • Teens Are Short: Even more so than Tina; she's barely taller than Louise.
  • The Rival: To Tina, though she's actively more aggressive than Tina
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Tammy acts like she's a super popular Alpha Bitch, but it seems the one person who's both aware of her and actually likes her is Jocelyn, and even she doesn't seem to like Tammy very much.
  • Spoiled Brat: Is yelling at her mom over the phone in "Mazel Tina", and at her rabbi. And in general she feels entitled to anything she wants, is used to a cushy-life style while she makes fun of others who don't have what she has, has high standards and doesn't even know what the word 'work' means.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: In 'Sleeping With The Frenemy' while Tina had an ulterior motive to get her generosity Thundergirl badge, it was pretty darn generous of her to let Tammy stay at her house while she was accidentally left behind when her parents went on their cruise, however, Tammy acts like a complete brat and criticizes everything the Belchers do for her, including Linda's cooking and when Bob dries out her hair, and not once is appreciative of their efforts.
  • Unusual Euphemism: "Don't be such a boob punch!"
  • You Don't Look Like You: In her first appearance, she was a brunette, but she dyed her hair blonde in her next appearance, which stayed that way for the rest of the series.

    Jocelyn 
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Voiced by: John Roberts

A recurring classmate of Tina and Tammy.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her purple t-shirt shows her navel.
  • Brainless Beauty: She isn't very smart but many boys apparently find her attractive as seen in "The Gene and Courtney Show" where she had gotten 4 Valentines' Day cards.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Not only does she seem moderately unintelligent, but she once pulled the fire alarm when she witnessed a fight because she assumed the Fire Department would know what to do.
  • Dumb Blonde: Extremely shallow, she has very few opinions of her own.
  • Girl Posse: An extremely poor man's one to Tammy, even though the two don't actually seem to like each other all that much.
  • Nice Girl: Despite her lack of intellect and the fact that she tends to follow Tammy in an attempt to be popular, Jocelyn herself is a pretty docile and friendly girl.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Her mother was shown in "Runway Club" — not only do the two have a strong physical resemblance, they even speak and behave in the same manner.
  • Valley Girl: She speaks with the stereotypical "valley girl" accent, adding "-uh" to the end of most of her sentences.

    Courtney Wheeler 
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Voiced by: David Wain

A girl in Gene's grade who like likes him. To spare her feelings, Gene agrees to go out with her, to all three kids' — and Bob's once he meets her — annoyance. She has a heart condition that requires medication every day.
  • Character Tic: Sucking on her necklace
  • Crossdressing Voices: Voiced by David Wain, better known from The State and as the voice of the Warden on Superjail!.
  • Derailing Love Interests: Inverted. She is introduced as a selfish, self-centered and annoying girl who annoys the Belchers as a whole and pushes Gene to be her boyfriend. By her reappearance in season 5 premiere "Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl", she is still not in quite good terms with Gene, but is generally nicer to him at the end and shows genuine regret for some of her actions. "The Gene And Courtney Show" has her as a Spoiled Sweet girl with whom Gene rekindles a romantic relationship, she has gotten so better that their relationship is steady and healthy, with them breaking up because they couldn't work and date simultaneously.
  • Girl Posse: Has two other friends she is usually seen with.
  • Hidden Depths: She's not too bad of an actress.
  • Ill Girl: Played with. She has a heart condition which makes faking a heart attack played quite realistically — the heart attack was fake, but the problem was real. Health-wise though, besides that, Courtney's not that much different from any other girl her age.
  • It's All About Me: About as much as would be realistic.
  • Jerkass: Downplayed but clearly there.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Gene finds out Courtney's dad works in advertisement, he continues seeing her because he thinks he can get a jingle used in a commercial. He then tries to use her birthday party to pitch something and gets so mad at Courtney his screaming causes her to have a heart attack. She gets back at Gene by having her dad and doctor pretend that she dies. From that point the two seem amicable after Gene apologizes for using her even though Gene has to help set her up with another kid.
  • Lack of Empathy: Downplayed — she has some empathy, but is a Spoiled Brat. Averted in the sixth season.
  • Official Couple: With Gene for the duration of The Unbearable Like-Likeness of Gene.
  • The Rival: To Gene in Work Hard Or Die Trying, Girl. Unlike her fellow blonde rivals Tammy and Millie, Courtney and Gene do get along a little better.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Becomes this in the sixth season.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While still in an "antagonist" role and something of an irritant, she is far less obnoxious in her appearance in Work Hard Or Die Trying, Girl. Comes to a head in the sixth season when she moves firmly out of the antagonist role doing the morning announcements with Gene. The two enter a relationship again that is mutual on both ends, but it is Courtney who decides they need to break up because it's negatively effecting their performance. After Gene does a heartfelt song about Valentine's Day and demonstrates he respects Courtney's choice, she gives him a kiss, saying it is Valentine's Day.
  • Worthy Opponent: Despite not initially getting a role in Gene's musical, she expresses open heartfelt admiration when she sees in it action.

    Harley 
Voiced by: Katie Crown

Student of Wagstaff and Schoolmate of Louise. Attended Louise's ill-fated sleepover in "Slumber Party"
  • Blatant Lies: Harley tells Louise that she'll trade stickers with her, but that her stickers are really rare, so one of Harley's equals six of Louise's.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Louise spins a story about Gene's feral twin biting off her buttcheek in order to get Harley to leave. Her response?
    Harley: Is that why you dance weird in dance class?
    (beat)
    Louise: Shut up, Harley.
  • Motor Mouth: Louise quips that Harley "Hard-ley ever shuts her mouth".
    Harley: Louise, what are your ten favorite colors of dogs? Mine are red, brown, spots, black, white, orange spots, kinda-brown, kinda-black, brown spots, black spots, red spots, red stripes..."
  • Oblivious to Hints: Harley can't tell that Louise hates her guts.
    Harley: I made an orange and yellow tie-dye, because my cat is orange and yellow! And my cat's name is Popover. What's your cat's name?"
    Louise: My cat's name is 'I don't have a cat, stop talking to me right now, Harley!'"
    Harley: Aw, so cute! Where is it?"

    Jodie 
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Voiced by: Rachel Dratch

Student at Wagstaff, Schoolmate of Louise and member of Thundergirl troop 119. Attended Louise's ill-fated sleepover in "Slumber Party" and was a possible suspect for the mole in Troop 119 in "Tina, Taylor, Soldier, Spy"
  • Nerd Glasses: Louise threatens to flush them down a toilet in "Tina, Taylor, Soldier, Spy".
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Played With. Despite her crippling germ phobia, she's a Thundergirl, which requires camping outside, tried out for field hockey, and is on Harley's soccer team. On the other hand, while we don't see how field hockey went, she's not very good at soccer or being a Thundergirl, probably because of her neuroses.
  • Sickly Neurotic Geek: Textbook example.
  • Super OCD: Will do anything to keep away from germs or dirt. Doesn't seem to have a problem playing sports, though.
  • Terrified of Germs: Defining character trait. Has never sat on a toilet seat. Or any seat.

    Henry Haber 
Voiced by: Jim Gaffigan

Quite possibly the only student at Wagstaff Elementary who is even dorkier than Tina.
  • Alliterative Name: Henry Haber.
  • Amazon Chaser: Henry immediately asked Tina out after she showed her fiery and passionate debating skills.
  • The Chessmaster: During the school elections, he manages to successfully predict and manipulate the actions of both Millie and Louise, leading to their both being disqualified, leaving him as the only remaining candidate.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Such a beige, boring guy, that people tend to not notice him standing right in front of them.
  • Nerd: A textbook example; a complete dork in nerdy, boring clothes who's obsessed with dinosaurs and his fighting robot graphic novel. Is also incredibly intelligent and observant and is not afraid to use it to his advantage.

Adults

    Calvin Fischoeder 
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Voiced by: Kevin Kline

Landlord to both Bob and Jimmy.
  • Affably Evil: Downplayed — "evil" is kind of a stretch with him (Chaotic Neutral, sure), but it's clear there's basically nothing stopping him from just doing that. He's rarely even directly antagonistic to Bob, but still regularly gets Bob in trouble, not counting rent problems.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Calvin sometimes gets distracted by Bob's arm hair when talking to him, apparently because it reminds him of his father.
  • Big Bad: Despite his affable nature towards the Belcher family, he does have a number of questionable ventures and schemes that are hinted at. He owns most of the properties in the city as well, likely making him the most powerful antagonist in the setting... were he to ever actually be more antagonistic.
  • Cain and Abel: With his brother Felix. He's Abel.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Wonder Wharf is rife with rigged games and safety issues, and is apparently staffed exclusively by criminals. His other business ventures are implied to be even worse—he once implied that he employs children as coal miners, and from there, things get...darker.
    Bob: What if you found out that someone you knew was doing something sort of bad, and you were helping them do that sort of bad thing?
    Mr. Fischoeder: Is it me? Is it abortions?
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has no shortage of jabs towards Bob.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: In Dawn of the Peck, he asks Felix if anyone got out of the wharf after they locked it down to prevent the mad birds from escaping. Felix confirms that everyone is trapped inside, and it's not like anyone would believe them anyway... except they were still on live TV when they were confirming this.
    • This is a common problem of his: he regularly and openly tells people (mostly the Belchers) of his less than legal actions at the drop of a hat.
  • Eccentric Millionaire: Is by far more "eccentric" than actually "evil", and you get the feeling that his immense wealth and power has insulated him from normal human behavior.
  • Eyepatch of Power: The richest man in the city, and he owns most of the properties as well.
  • Eye Scream: His eye was cut out by his younger brother Felix.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He seems to have a genuine liking to the Belchers.
  • Karma Houdini: Due to his status, he tends to be able to foist off his actions without any repercussions.
    • Averted at the end of Dawn of the Peck, when some of the mad turkeys break into his home and attack him and Felix.
  • Pet the Dog: His debut episode shows him planning to evict Bob for his rent problems, until he tastes Bob's food, and extends his lease. It's implied that he gives Bob copious amount of slack due to the quality of his burgers and/or personal liking for the Belchers, rather than using the restaurant space for a more lucrative business. (In production order — his broadcast order debut has him giving Bob a temp job as a cabbie to bring in some extra money.)
  • Punny Name: His last name sounds like fish odor.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a white suit no matter what.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He seems to have more and more disregard for Bob's well-being as the series progresses. "Seaplane!" is a good example — it's made very clear that he could have very easily helped Bob directly and his neglect nearly gets the Belchers killed, but he's the only reason Bob knew to rescue Linda at all.
    • Subverted in the season 5 finale. He seems to be willing to raise everyone's rent, and then just wants to cause great trouble for the Belchers, until it's revealed that he just feels slightly abandoned by Bob and wants to be friendlier.
  • Verbal Judo: What keeps him from being properly evil is his openness to being talked down, typically by Bob.
  • You Remind Me of X: He apparently likes Bob so much because Bob reminds him of his father, a "swarthy, hardworking immigrant" with "magnificent arm hair".

Belcher Family's Friends

    Mort 
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Voiced by: Andy Kindler

The mortician who works next door to Bob's Burgers.
  • Dodgy Toupee: He's got hardwood under that rug.
  • The Drag-Along: He's usually dragged into doing things that he never agreed to.
  • The "Fun" in "Funeral": He's upbeat and chipper.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Mort" is French for "death", and he works at a funeral home.
    • Can also be short for mortician. (Knowing Mort, he probably tells this joke every chance he gets.)
  • Nice Guy: Opened his home and provided use of his car (hearse) to the Belchers when they needed it.
  • Out of Focus: While still present, his role is diminished.
  • Those Two Guys: Often appears with Teddy as Bob's regulars.

    Teddy 
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Voiced by: Larry Murphy

Bob's best customer, a contractor who enjoys telling stories.
  • Abhorrent Admirer:
    • He likes the Belcher family and their establishment a bit too much, especially Bob as he considers him his best friend.
    • He is especially thrilled when he's given the chance to become a waiter there but does a really bad job at it.
  • Abusive Parents: It's implied his father wasn't a good parent, if Teddy's reaction to the "Daddy You Are My Enemy" song that Tommy sings is any indication.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: "Friends With Burger-fits" suggests that he might be suffering from an eating disorder.
  • Ambiguously Bi: When he learns Bob is especially thrilled to make an impression on an archaeologist coming to eat dinner with the family instead of Teddy, Teddy does a really poor job trying to hide how insulted he is about Bob's fixation for the guy.
  • Ascended Extra: He's gradually grown into the show's Sixth Ranger, and has appeared more and more frequently over the course of several seasons.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He doesn't take it well when Bob is forced to cut him off from his burgers in "Friends With Burger-fits".
    • He also doesn't handle change very well. He nearly has a psychotic breakdown when Bob stopped posting his Burger of the Day.
    • Also, in "The Millie-churian Candidate", he snaps when Bob calls his favorite hammer "stupid".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In "Full Bars", he gets very angry when his guinea pig is accidentally killed by Bob.
  • Best Friend: Although Bob is reluctant to admit it at first, "Friends With Burger-fits" emphasizes that he may very well be Bob's best friend.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Has a particular nasty side which he shows in "Full Bars".
  • Big Eater: He especially loves Bob's burgers, to the point where his cholesterol is dangerously high, and Bob spends a whole episode encouraging him to mix his diet up with the healthier options in the restaurant.
  • The Bore: Likes telling long-winded stories about mundane things.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: To Bob, as shown when he became (platonically) interested in a guy called Steve.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Like much of the cast, Teddy is very skilled at his job but falls short in all other areas.
  • The Ditz: Maaaany examples:
    • One time, his whole vendetta against a mechanical shark from a movie he used to be in was completely uncalled for when an accident occurred on the set which caused Teddy to really let himself go, since Bob wondered why he didn't blame the prankster shark operator instead. Even after contemplating being wrong, Teddy still chose to blame the shark anyway.
    • "Sea Me Now" takes it Up to Eleven when he tries wooing his ex-girlfriend back. All his acts to do so are desperate, hasty, poorly planned attempts by showing off his new boat to her.
    • When he is so thrilled to fill-in for Linda as a waiter at the restaurant during rush hour, he is so inept at it that he didn't note down the table number but is trying to serve while having memorized the looks of the customers. To Bob's chagrin, Teddy's system is so bad because just remembering "the guy with dark glasses" meant many in there at the time.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He spits out a veggie burger when he's tricked into eating it.
  • Domestic Abuse: Was a victim of the emotional kind when he was married to Denise.
  • Freudian Excuse: As explained in “Thanks-Hoarding,” Teddy’s constant desire to fix things and not upset the status quo stems from him mediating fights between his parents when he was growing up.
  • Gentle Giant: Tall, and a very nice guy in general.
  • Good Is Dumb: He actually believed Bob's last name was "Burgers", and even after having been disabused of that notion, maintained the restaurant is called "Bob Burgers". He also had to take notes on how to turn off an oven (apparently thinking that it was going to be a complicated "chef" thing rather than a garden-variety dial).
  • Hidden Depths: In spite of his sometimes spotty intellect, he was able to assemble a giant, functional Van de Graaf generator in high school (and later provide it for Louise's science fair project). He's also very competent as a contractor, and a surprisingly able babysitter. As long as his back doesn't act up, that is.
  • Honorary Uncle: He's the closest adult friend of the Belcher family and has even referred to the Belcher children as his temporary nieces and nephews in one episode. They return the affection, and like him. Bob and Linda even trust him to watch the kids while they go to a burger convention in "Uncle Teddy", where he bonds with all three kids: Gene and Louise while working on the sink drain due to it draining slowly, and Tina after he gets her out of trouble with a Park Ranger after a boy she crushed on left her out to dry.
  • I Was Quite The Looker: He played "Handsome Lifeguard" in a Jaws Expy back in the eighties. An incident with the mechanical shark smashed his self-esteem and he started binge eating.
  • Jerkass Ball: In "Full Bars", after his pet Guinea pig, Frances, is accidentally crushed and killed by Bob.
  • Motor Mouth: When he starts telling stories.
  • Nice Guy: His demeanor might be a little off-putting, but he never acts out of any sort of malice. And even on the rare occasion that he does get angry, he regrets it immediately afterwards.
  • Papa Wolf: After he found out that a teenage boy named Jonas abandoned Tina to save his own hide an enraged Teddy responded by throwing his moped into the ocean (he immediately regretted doing so though).
  • Sixth Ranger: Seems to be the most prominent non-Belcher, and Larry Murphy is the only non-Belcher voice actor in the main cast.
  • Stepford Smiler: A look at Teddy's adult life is actually kind of depressing. He says he likes letting the Belcher kids keep their bikes in his garage because it lets him pretend he has kids of his own. Specifically, he's got an older kid and a pair of twins. At the same time, he's usually optimistically upbeat about things, and he seems to be doing okay for himself.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Downplayed — he seems to have nowhere else to go but Bob's Burgers, but they all like him and he's a loyal customer.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Loves Bob's burgers. At one point Mort has to restrain him from breaking in out of desperation during "Food Truckin'".
  • Temporarily a Villain: In "Full Bars", see Jerkass Ball.
  • Undying Loyalty: The most loyal friend of the Belcher family. He sticks with them even when they get on the bad side of other townsfolk.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Or those theme park employees in full-body animal suits, in Teddy's case. He describes their dead eyes as the only things that get to him. He works it out.

    Gretchen 
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Voiced by: Larry Murphy

A friend of Linda's whose love life is very messed up.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Or bronze, maybe. Her behavior can be off-putting, she has little sense of when it's appropriate to say or do what, and as some of these other tropes show, she may have some issues. But she's usually fairly welcoming, and in "The Laser-inth" she's the one to come up with a plan to take one of the Dinner Dolls out of the Dinner Doll restaurant when she realizes Louise has taken a liking to one of them and is upset that it is going to be shredded - and she even does so incorporating the doll's backstory of being a spy, which is something that is right up Louise's alley, and lets the Belchers buy it using her employee discount.
  • Satellite Character: She increasingly became a character who only showed up in Linda-related stories.
  • The Sociopath: She's made comments about stalking celebrities and old boyfriends, and has also mentioned attacking them and their loved ones with her car in an offhand fashion. She also joked about being fired from her job for sexual harassment.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Stalks celebrities and ex-boyfriends.

    Ginger 

Linda's best friend who was never seen on screen, though Linda frequently talks to her over the phone.
  • The Ghost: Averted in the season 6 premiere when we see the back of her in Linda's flashback.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Subverted. She apparently drugs her husband with "penis pills" all the time, or he takes them regularly. Linda wasn't clear on the details.
    Linda: I wanna be edgy like them. Pill popping sex freaks!
  • Noodle Incident: Linda usually relates weird stories about Ginger to her family but without all the details.
    Linda: Ginger's cat died, but in a really funny way!
  • Satellite Character: The whole point of her character is just to be Linda's best friend.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Possibly to Home Movies. In the earlier seasons of that show, Paula would often be talking to an unseen friend on the telephone, though that was mostly for exposition's sake.
    • Her name, taken along with the Belcher daughters — Tina Louise played Ginger on Gilligan's Island.
  • The Voiceless: Due to being never seen, she hasn't had any lines.
    Mickey 
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Voiced by: Bill Hader

A bank robber who befriended Bob.
  • Affably Evil: At first Bob was terrified of him, but once he was one of Mickey's hostages, he realized Mickey can be a pretty nice guy, although a bit eccentric, and scared.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Case in point, in "Dawn of the Peck" he thought that the birds that escaped were planning on taking over the earth.
    • In "Bob Fires the Kids", he thought he could rob the same bank twice since it's unconstitutional to be tried for the same crime twice in America, even after Bob tells him that's not how "double jeopardy" works.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's a former bank robber who takes advantage of his friend who gave him a job and still seems interested in returning to his old life, but he doesn't approve of mocking people with diabetes.
  • Friendly Enemy: When he was still a bank robber (and sometimes when he still causes trouble), he was this to the Belchers.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Played for Laughs. In "Bob Fires the Kids” he got released from prison and says he planned on straightening himself out and worked for Bob for bit, only for Bob to find out that he was using their basement to tunnel into the bank, and fires him.
    • In "Ambergris" we see him happily working at the Wharf, and is reluctant to help Louise sell the ambergris since it's illegal. She does convince him to do "one last job" so he could use his share to open a bar, and officially go straight. However, when Tina says she'll give him the full ambergris, because Louise was going to double-cross him he reveals that he'd use his share to buy a tank to rob a bank.
    • As of "Wharf Horse" he seems to still be working at the Wharf, and focuses his job, and tells Louise she's too short to ride the Rollercoaster only to later let her ride it when she claims she's with Fischoeder.
    • In "Dawn of the Peck" he gladly runs the ride that the kids are on, only to abandon them when the birds start attacking. But later comes back with Linda, and Teddy (although begrudgingly) to help save the kids and later Bob, and joins everyone for Thanksgiving.
    • In "Best Burger" he helped the kids get the black garlic to Bob, and helped the kids avoid the store manager they took it from.
  • Karma Houdini: He nearly was about to go to prison, but it turned out the prosecutor against him had gone to the trial while under heavy influence of meth, allowing him to skip all obvious charges and be set free.
  • Villainous Friendship: With his old partner Rodney, to the point where he looked up to him.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: His debut as a criminal has somehow not stopped this man from getting a job. Though, every time he appears, he is already working on a different job. Though they're all on Wonder Wharf, which is staffed entirely by criminals like Mickey.
    Critter 
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Voiced by: Robert Ben Garant

The leader of the One-Eyed Snakes Motorcycle Gang.
  • Affably Evil: Leader of the One-Eyed Snakes Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, cooks and sells meth, killed a cop, and is involved with the White Power movement. However, he's a genuinely nice and friendly guy who pays Bob for the damages the gang caused while hanging out at the restaurant, bowdlerized himself when explaining his patches to the kids, and later helps them turn an old bumper car into a go-kart for free (though he claims it's because most of the parts are "donated"). He even tries to spare Bob's feelings regarding the biscuits he made to hide the fact he was selling Teddy's homebrew in the restaurant from Hugo.
  • All Bikers Are Hells Angels: Is the leader of the One-Eyed Snakes Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
  • Bowdlerized: Does this to himself when explaining the patches on his vest to the Belcher kids, including such things as "tickling a cop" and "not being part of the White Power movement".
  • Berserk Button: Never mess with his vest!
  • The Chains of Commanding: Feels the weight of being the new head of the One-Eyed Snakes after the death of their previous leader, Horny Dave. He even admits he feels like he isn't worthy of succeeding Horny Dave and laments how he doesn't have the man's natural authoritative personality.
    • This becomes too much for him by "Wag the Hog", saying that he left the group to pursue his new vocation as a family man. This left them bitter of his departure, though Bob manages to make them understand having a kid is not bad (while his kids belittle him of this).
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With the Belcher kids. He helps Louise get her beloved pink bunny-ears hat from Logan and later helps the kids turn a broken-down bumper car into a go-kart for free.
  • Official Couple: With Mudflap after he finds out the kid she's pregnant with is his and not Horny Dave's like they all believed.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: All the parking tickets he hasn't paid aside, Critter really got it made after becoming a family man: ae can relate to, a son who takes on her, and a job at a super important tech store that pays him a hell lot more than Bob's job as a burger guy. It's too bad Critter doesn't see his job as such a big deal even though he was very close to losing it.
  • Soul-Sucking Retail Job: Invoked. Critter's job at a tech store is much better than a normal retail job, but he still feels like this anyway. He's even embarrassed that Louise sees him in uniform and thinks less of him.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His vest used to belong to his leader, the late Horny Dave.

Recurring Antagonists

    Hugo Habercore 
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Voiced by: Sam Seder

City health inspector, Linda's former fiance, and constant thorn in Bob's side.
  • Alliterative Name: His first and last name both start with "H".
  • Always Someone Better: He tries to pull this on Bob, but would rather do it on his own merits than by cheating.
    • The pilot episode does have Linda commenting on his overall attractiveness compared to Bob before revealing why she left him.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He has, unintentionally, admitted to being attracted to certain men.
  • Dirty Coward: Refuses to help Bob, Mort, and Teddy deal with the mechanical shark in the basement, despite being more than willing to mock them for incompetence. He is fine with helping with "crowd control", though.
  • Drunk with Power: Whenever he's on the Belchers' case.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • As mentioned below, no matter how much he hates Bob and would relish in seeing his restaurant shut down, even he wouldn't stoop to sabotage.
    • In "They Serve Horses Don't They?" he makes Bob help him in a sting operation to expose a meat vendor who sells horse meat instead of beef. The reason he doesn't get Jimmy Pesto's help despite clearly liking him more is because even Hugo thinks Jimmy is an idiot.
  • Evil Is Petty: Almost never misses an opportunity to make Bob's life difficult, either by nitpicking every slight mistake Bob makes, or just being plain rude.
    • His replacement, Tommy, is even worse, stooping to immediately strew rat turds on the floor and shut Bob down when he was snubbed for performing at the restaurant.
    • Although as noted above, Hugo wouldn't stoop to falsifying health reports, he will stoop to dishing out excessive punishments to Bob's restaurant for otherwise small mishaps, from placing a poster declaring "the cook has filthy dirty hands" on his window for failing to have a "hand-washing license", to having the restaurant completely shut down to fumigate a small patch of green mold on the wall. The kicker is, after Bob discovers the same kind of mold in Pesto's restaurant, he first laughs at Pesto and says he has to have Pesto's Pizzaria shut down, but then Hugo casually says "Nah, just put some bleach on it."
  • Fat Bastard: In the episode "Nude Beach", Hugo is shown to have a belly that not only covers up his privates, but also the fanny pack he wears.
  • Foil: As noted in one of the episodes, his job is pretty much the antithesis to Bob's (Health Inspector vs Burger Joint). In terms of personality, he tends to be the uptight inspector compared to the more laid back Bob.
  • Freudian Excuse: "Lobsterfest" implies his rude and petty attitude comes from a fear of never finding love. Linda probably wasn't the first woman he had affection for, just the one he almost married.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He only hates Bob for being married to Linda, though he very rarely shows any affection for her.
  • Hate Sink: A recurring jerk to Bob who rarely if ever gets his comeuppance. The worst to happen was his boss threatened to fire him if he kept harassing Bob in "Speakeasy Rider". Very few people even like him, Ron may be the only person who likes being around him unironically and, unlike Jimmy Pesto, not based on any dislike of Bob.
  • I Warned You: Tries invoking on this on Bob during "The Deepening" when the ideas for stopping the shark do not work. The trope is averted, however, as he didn't warn Bob at all.
  • Jerkass: As mentioned above, his feelings for Linda cause him to constantly antagonize Bob even when he's done nothing to him (and didn't even know who he was until the pilot episode). And even if his decisions can cause Linda to suffer as well, he doesn't care.
  • Karma Houdini: Tends to get away with being a jerk to Bob, especially when he ordered a shutdown of the restaurant after the girlfriend Bob set him up with dumped him at the end of "Lobsterfest".
  • Never My Fault: Based on what Linda says about their engagement, she never really loved him, sighting his lack of ambition and general attitude as unappealing. It's possible she was going to leave Hugo anyway and Bob was just there when it happened. It is unlikely Hugo recognizes that Linda was never really interested in him.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Towards Bob.
  • Out of Focus: In Season 4.
  • The Resenter: To Bob.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Returns from a hiatus because Bob's Burgers was about to be shut down — by another health inspector.
  • You Need to Get Laid: Possibly. Bob's attempt of setting him up with another woman eventually failed. And in a later episode, it's been strongly implied that he and Linda never came to that stage of their relationship, despite being engaged.
    Harry 
Voiced by: Daran Norris

One of the Family Fracas hosts. Also a bit of a nutbar.
    Philip Frond 
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Voiced by: David Herman

A guidance counselor at Wagstaff Junior High whom most of the Belchers, especially Bob and Louise, consider either annoying or pathetic.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In "Bob Day Afternoon":
    Mr. Frond: Why would you do a job without Rodney?! You stupid idiot!
  • Butt-Monkey: The Belcher kids love to screw him over and prank him (cf. "The Frond Files")
  • Designated Villain: Invoked in-universe in The Frond Files. He is not happy to be the villain in all three of the Belcher kids' stories about Wagstaff and almost breaks down in tears because Tina's story had him locking himself in a room while the students were being attacked by zombies. It's also because he finally realizes they don't like him.
    • Also invoked in "Bad Tina" where he is called the Horrible Headmaster Frond in Tina's Zombie Friend Fiction "Buttloose".
      Tina: Touching butts had been banned by the horrible Headmaster Frond.
      Mr. Frond: What?
  • Dirty Coward: In "Bob Day Afternoon" he asks that women and children should be released only for Bob to tell him that he isn't a woman. His response?
    Mr. Frond: I will tuck my junk so fast!
  • Hippie Teacher: Has shades of this.
  • Hypocrite: It becomes increasingly clear he doesn't care about helping kids so much as he desperately wants to make a name for himself as a guidance counselor through his ridiculous programs. Frond's hypocrisy makes him his own worst enemy as a guidance counselor. As much as he claims he understands kids and wants to help them, he's really a judgmental prick unwilling to admit how utterly out of touch he is with the students along with his inability to own up to his mistakes. He also doesn't practice what he preaches and never adheres to his own programs or instructions.
  • It's All About Me: "Synchronized Swimming" is a prime example of all his negative traits. He initially lets the Belcher kids get away with their "independent study" after they tell him they don't like the competitive nature or being judged in gym. Then it becomes obvious he's just using the synchronized swimming class to make a name for himself with the school board, ordering the kids that they have to take a final exam in front of said school board and that "You are judged from the day you're born to the day you die!" He then threatens the kids with summer school if they don't go along with it.
  • Jerkass: At first glance he looks like an overly emotional guidance counselor who tries too hard to reach out to the kids and teach passive aggressive means of dealing with their problems, and he kind of is. But he's also rather self-absorbed, petty, and cares more about making a name for himself even at the cost of blatantly spreading misinformation and traumatizing the students.
  • Lawful Stupid: REALLY thinks his hair-brained programs will help kids. He's also a complete moron about it to boot.
  • Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher: With a love of therapy toys and general immaturity, Frond should definitely be guidance counselling a lower grade of kids.
  • Never My Fault: He never seems to understand the reason the Belchers, Louise in particular, don't like him is because he's such an annoying douche.
  • Not Me This Time: Even though he's overall unpleasant and an antagonist the the Belchers, he didn't steal Mr. Ambrose's yogurt.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Has an incredibly high-pitched shriek, does this in almost all his appearances.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Since he's mostly a school based character, he tends to be mainly be an antagonist of the Belcher children. This is to the point where he is made the villain of the various Wagstaff Stories they write.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's an amazing guidance counselor and all the kids love and respect him, even though his counseling programs are ridiculous, he has no idea how to reach out to kids or relate to them, and it's clear most of the students barely even know he's there. Two examples come to mind.
    • His Villainous Breakdown in "The Frond Files" after reading the essays the Belcher siblings wrote, where he's the villain in each of them, made him finally realize the kids don't like him. Either because he's upset that the Belchers dislike him so much, or that it's a blow to his giant ego and he can't comprehend why the kids could possibly dislike him.
    • He brags about having been 7th grade class secretary in "The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets", but it turns out he tampered with the votes by hiding them in a vase in the aforementioned ceramics room. After the ceramics room got sealed up Frond decided not to come clean and has feared if anyone found out he cheated it'd ruin his counseling career. Tina tries to convince Frond his cheating makes him more relatable to the kids he's trying to reach out to because it makes them Not So Different from each other. Frond tells Tina that's stupid because kids think he's perfect and that's why they like him.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: He shares so many things in common with Gayle that they eventually start a serious relationship.
  • Straw Loser: He's a guidance counselor even though it's pointed out that he's not married and he doesn't have kids of his own.
  • Two-Teacher School: While there are other teachers on the show, Frond tends to be the most recurring teacher and faculty member and can take up disciplinary duties, guidance counselor duties, and teaching at various points.
  • Would Hit a Girl: When Bob asks if they're supposed to be challenging the kids in school during his substitute teaching stint, Frond assumes he means challenging them to a fight. Frond is horrified at the notion but says he'd consider it if he was fighting the girls, and even then, his tone seemed to say he wouldn't fight the kids because he knows they could wipe the floor with him.
  • Your Cheating Heart: "Lice Things Are Lice" reveals he's seeing other women while dating Gayle, a fact that pisses Tina off because Gayle thinks she's in a committed relationship with Frond.
    Edith and Harold Cranwinkle 
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Edith voiced by: Larry Murphy
Harold voiced by: Sam Seder

They own an art shop called Reflections.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Harold is big, Edith is small.
  • Big Word Shout: A Running Gag is of Edith appearing in the background and shouting something random, such as "NUDE!" or "FILTH!"
  • Evil Old Folks: Well "evil" is kind of a stretch but Edith is very unpleasant and makes things difficult for the Belchers because she thinks they're pigs and should burn in Hell.
  • Fat and Skinny: Edith is fat while Harold is skinny.
  • Fat Bastard: Edith is only a little fat, but she definitely has the rudeness.
  • Henpecked Husband: Harold.
  • Honor Before Reason: Edith would rather let Harold dehydrate than let him drink water from Bob's Burgers.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Edith has a vendetta against lewd art, but regularly models for nude paintings at her shop.
  • Jerkass: Edith will frequently come by just to insult Bob.
  • Moral Guardian: During "Art Crawl" Edith tries to censor Gayle's animal anus paintings because she thinks they're inappropriate. Bob initially hated them too and thought they were bad for business, but shifted priorities because he didn't like that Edith was trying to tell him what he could and couldn't hang up in his own establishment.
  • The Napoleon: Edith is short and is mean to Bob.
  • Nice Hat: Harold's.
  • The Nicknamer: Harold never calls Bob by his real name.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Edith let Gene and Tina take her art class despite her feud with Bob simply because her class is open to anyone interested in art, but they either left or she kicked them out when Bob destroyed nearly $1000 in merchandise.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Edith, especially to Bob.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Edith and Bob have a fairly contentious, but harmless dislike of each other.
  • Those Two Guys: Always seen together.
  • Yes-Man: Harold agrees with almost anything Edith says.
    Chuck Charles 
Voiced by: Thomas Lennon

A television personality who works for Channel 13, he holds a grudge against the Belchers for their antics leading to the cancellation of one of his earlier shows, and despite the fact that it was Linda who caused it, he seems to hate Bob the most.
  • Alliterative Name: Chuck Charles.
  • Amicable Exes: Subverted. He worked with his ex Pam on their show Get On Up and many believed that they were a Happily Married couple, however outside the show it's revealed that they are divorced and that they don't really get along well at all.
  • Irrational Hatred: Towards Bob in particular, as Linda was the one who got his show cancelled in 'Beefsquatch', yet Chuck seeks to screw over Bob any chance he has.
  • Jerkass: Extremely petty and spiteful towards Bob.
  • The Resenter: To the Belcher family.
    Felix Fischoeder 
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Mr. Fischoeder's even more off-kilter younger brother.
  • Alliterative Name: Felix Fischoeder.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: In his first appearance, though it's quietly dropped in "Wharf Horse".
  • Big Bad: Of the "How Bob Saves/Destroys The Town" two-parter.
  • Cain and Abel: He turns out to be Cain.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: His grasp on sanity makes Calvin seem almost well adjusted.
  • Easily Forgiven: Even after the incidents of "How Bob Saves/Destroys The Town" (See the Sanity Slippage section for more details) his relationship with his brother is exactly the same in the following episodes and his attempt to murder his brother and Bob is never mentioned again in the series.
  • Epic Fail: Twice has Felix been put in charge of something, only for his desire to go past expectations cause him to make mistakes that end up ruining what he was supposed to do.
    • Ambergris: He was supposed to get a plumber for Bob, only for him to try and remake the bathroom, while hiring a DJ and attempting to get burlesque girls to join. Not only does Bob hate the renovation, but Felix didn't even get a plumber.
    • Dawn of the Peck: He was supposed to only get 500 turkeys. Because he waited too long and ordered them the day before Thanksgiving, he gets more than just turkeys, namely chickens, ducks and geese, which causes the birds to become more violent and attack everyone.
  • Eye Scream: Is offhandedly revealed to have stabbed out his brother's eye.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Has second thoughts about leaving Bob and Calvin to drown and goes back to save them.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Uses Bob's desire for a nice burger joint to manipulate him into trying to get Calvin to sell Wonder Wharf
  • Sanity Slippage: Granted he wasn't really sane to begin with, but Bob convincing Mr. Fischoeder not to sell Wonder Wharf causes him to hold them both at gunpoint and tie them under the pier to be drowned by the tide.

    Millie Frock 
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Voiced by: Molly Shannon

A psychotic young girl who either wants to be Louise's friend or be her in general. Or be a rap duo with her. Louise has no idea and just wants her gone.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: There is something really wrong with this girl, but it's unclear if she's a straight up sociopath, psychotic, a mix of the two, or something else.
  • Ax-Crazy: Has, uh, nearly killed people.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Actually, Bitch In Bunny's Clothing.
    • Case in point, In "The Millie-churian Candidate" she's able to convince everyone in school that she's interested in being president to help the other students. She really only wants the power to make Louise her friend, using a "bestie system". However, her fake attitude almost helped her win the election.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: About as much as Gene. This also drives Louise nuts.
  • Creepy Child: It's not just her fixation with Louise, either—there's something genuinely off about her. A good moment occurs early in "The Millie-churian Candidate" after Louise departs from Millie's presence, where Millie starts singing a really creepy song to herself.
    Millie: Little bunny Lou-Lou, hopping through the forest.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's cute in appearance, but she has almost murdered people.
  • Easily Forgiven: In her second appearance, she appears to have forgiven Louise for what she said in "Fort Night". Though considering this is Millie, it makes sense.
  • Enfant Terrible: She's fine with killing others as long as it means she can befriend Louise.
  • Evil Counterpart: She's Louise without her manipulative prowess or slight sense of right and wrong. To drive the point home, when we first met Millie she is dressed in a bunny costume with ears that won't stand upright. Contrast this to Louise who wears normal clothes and a bunny ears hat which are always upright. However, by her second appearance, her manipulative prowess has become much better and she utilized Louise's paranoia to pull a Wounded Gazelle Gambit and make herself beloved by their classmates.
  • Eye Twitch: Not as prominent as her other traits, but her eyes have a tendency to twitch whenever she's being particularly stalkerish.
  • For the Evulz: What she does to the kids inside their box fort, including making them believe she's dumping spiders in and taunting them with Halloween candy.
  • If I Can't Have You...: If Louise won't be her friend she will torment her to no end.
  • I Just Want to Be You: Louise thinks this may be the case with Millie but isn't sure because Millie is such an aggravating nut job.
    • Pretty much confirmed in "The Silence of the Louise" when we finally get to see her room. It's an exact replica of Louise's room, down to having the same japanese stuffed animals on the shelf. She also read the same book as Louise for a school read-a-thon.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When the Belcher kids seemingly died in her debut in "Fort Night", she was horrified, but it was only because she was more worried about getting into trouble than their well-being.
  • Karma Houdini: In her first appearance, the only comeuppance we see her get is Louise and the others she trapped taking her candy. There's no serious punishment for keeping the kids trapped in the fort all night.
    • Averted In "The Millie-churian Candidate", where Louise is able to expose her to the student body, and get her disqualified.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Goes above and beyond what other kids in the show are willing to do.
  • Lack of Empathy: When she thinks she accidentally killed the kids she's more concerned with how much trouble she's gonna be in.
  • Manipulative Bitch: In "The Millie-churian Candidate" she got most of the school on her side during the election, although she managed to achieve this mostly because Louise's efforts to smear Millie only endeared her to everyone.
  • The Rival: To Louise in an obsessive way.
  • The Sociopath: She was bad in "Fort Night", and got worse in "The Millie-churian Candidate" where she showed she is more than willing to kill someone if it means Louise will be her best friend.
    • It must be said, however, that Millie is indeed aware that her actions are not right. When she tries killing Abby in front of the student body, she quickly stops after realizing what she's doing and that there are witnesses. During "Fort Night", her only concern when it looked as though the kids died because of her was that she was going to get in trouble. So while she knows her actions are wrong, she doesn't feel guilty, she just doesn't want to get in trouble.
  • Stalker Without A Crush: She's always obsessed with Louise, though Louise doesn't fully know the reason (though it's implied in "The Millie-churian Candidate" that she wants to be best friends with Louise).
  • Woman Scorned: When Louise finally has enough and tells Millie exactly what she thinks of her, Millie decides to leave Louise and the others trapped in their box fort while routinely coming back just to torture them.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: During "The Millie-churian Candidate", she uses Louise's smear campaign against her to earn sympathy from the students, further inflamed when Louise's actions during the debate make her seem unhinged and needlessly attacking Millie.
  • Yandere: Pretty well sums her up.
  • You Monster!: Tina calls her a monster when Millie flaunts her newly acquired Halloween candy.
    Logan Barry Bush 
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Voiced by: Kurt Braunohler

Initially introduced as the antagonist of "Ears-y Rider", Logan is a sullen teenager with a bad attitude who has become sort of a Sitcom Arch-Nemesis character to Louise.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: After getting his shirt smeared by accident by Louise and Gene, he actually manages to punish Gene (but lets Louise go because Gene protected her from him) without even getting an earful from an adult.
  • Casting Gag: His voice actor, Kurt Braunohler, has performed as a comedy double act for several years with Kristen Schaal, who voices his nemesis, Louise.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: "Barry" isn't actually an embarrassing middle name in and of itself, but saying his full name out loud sounds like "loganberry bush". His mother admits that she and her husband didn't think that one through.
  • Jerkass: He is an unpleasant person who mocks Louise, once called his mom a bitch, and has one awful attitude.
  • Not So Different: Logan doesn't exactly have the best relationship with his mother Cynthia, as seen in "Mother Daughter Laser Razor", much like Louise. He also willingly plays along with her plan to fake a stomachache in order to escape from the punishment room later in the episode (although this could have been more a sign of his desperation).
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Towards Louise at least, depending on the episode. Although he's not very smart, he's still an older kid in comparison to Louise and can easily threaten her.
  • Punny Name: Loganberries are a kind of berry, and they grow in bushes.
  • Vague Age: He is somewhere between 16 to 18.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He spent an entire episode waiting for a chance to lure Louise out so he could give her a Reserve Norwegian Stinkhold.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Logan has no problems about giving a Reserve Norwegian Stinkhold to an 11-year-old.

Others

    Ron 
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Voiced by: Ronald Lynch

Hugo's partner and only friend.
  • Adorkable: In the same vain as Mort and Randy.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Only with Hugo. Everyone else likes him just fine, but Hugo is generally rude to him even though he's the only person who likes him unironically.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Hugo.
  • Morality Chain: Usually the one to call Hugo out when he starts abusing his power to spite Bob.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Constantly on the receiving end of this due to his meekness.
  • Nice Guy: In "My Fuzzy Valentine" he helps Bob and the kids try to find the Love tester machine Bob thought he and Linda used on their date. When Hugo refuses to help them despite knowing its location, Ron tells Bob Hugo's wrong for not helping them, and gives them the spare clipboard of places where it could be. And in "Best Burger" without hesitation, he helps the kids escape the store manager they stole the black garlic from, so they could help Bob win the competition.
  • Only Friend: The only person who genuinely likes Hugo.
  • Only Sane Man: Tries his best to curb Hugo's vendetta with Bob.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calm rational Blue Oni to Hugo's petty, loudmouthed Red Oni.
  • Satellite Character: Until "Best Burger" in Season 5, he never appeared without Hugo.

    Marshmallow 
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"Oh, hey, Marshmallow."
Voiced by: David Herman

A friendly prostitute and semi-regular customer of Bob's Burgers.
  • Ambiguous Gender:
    • At first, however, it was mentioned or made clear somewhere that she is transgender, likely one that is a flat-chested post op. That said, Bob comments that "Marshmallow isn't handsome. She's... beautiful."
    • Also has huge hips. It's not uncommon for women with wide hips to be flat chested as well.
  • Hartman Hips: Has huge hips, even for the art style.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She is really nice and is one of the prostitutes that remind Tina that she has a good father.
  • Nice Girl: One of, if not the, nicest adult character on the show. She never does anything to annoy or piss Bob off, he's always happy to see her, and he's implied to be truly in awe of what a free spirit she is.
    Bob: She comes and goes as she pleases, she answers to no one, and she is truly free.
  • Phrase-Catcher: "Oh, hey, Marshmallow."
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    "If you show me a sweet potato pie, I am on top of it."
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Normally, a person in a scandalously revealing monokini would attract some attention, but Bob usually just responds when with "Oh, hey, Marshmallow". Part of it is because Bob is an accepting person, part of it is because his family's eccentricities are much stranger, and most of it is the show creator actually making characters like Marshmallow human and three-dimensional.

    Doctor Yap 
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Voiced by: Ken Jeong

The family's dentist, a rather insane and pathetic man.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Gayle originally, using "The Prince of Persuasia's" sexually harassing pick-up techniques. One involved making sure Gayle couldn't get away from him by physically cornering her in a room.
  • Casanova Wannabe: You get the feeling that he'd do a whole lot better without his personal issues, too.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He is by all accounts a successful and skilled dentist... but he's also a mess of a human being, which doesn't help.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Tina painted a nude of him in "Art Crawl".
    Bob: Was he naked with you?
    Tina: I took artistic license.
  • Everyone Has Standards: As obsessed as he is with women liking him, he clearly isn't so desperate he'd resort to taking advantage of Tina. Also, he still takes his job seriously, as seen in "The Kids Run Away".
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Does not like the fact Gayle and later the Betas prefer Bob over him.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: A fairly bland guy, which is why he always tries obnoxious methods (Such as a shady pick-up tape or loitering at his old college frat house) to try and stand out.
  • Jerkass: Especially in his second appearance in "My Big Fat Greek Bob", where it's clear he's just getting worse and worse.
    • Took a Level in Kindness: In "The Kids Run Away" he is a lot nicer and more rational than his last two appearances.
    • He's also perfectly willing to show up and help Bob with his glued-to-the-toilet predicament in "Glued, Where's My Bob" and seems to bear little ill will to any of the Belchers. He just takes a little while to get to work because he's still trying to get attention by joking around.
  • Manchild: Only in his personal life; he's acceptably professional at work.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's been pranking Beta House for years and making them think it was the Alphas so he would be more appreciated.
  • Meaningful Name: "Yap" is slang for a person's mouth.
  • Oblivious to Love: Is entirely ignorant of Tina's obvious crush on him. Although in "The Kids Run Away" he seems aware of it and tries to discourage it by quickly telling Tina she has to go.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Hasn't quite grown out of a frat-boy mentality, even 20 years after graduating. His *many* personal issues may be the cause of it.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: To his old frat, Beta House.
  • Vanity License Plate: Has one on his yellow sports car: BRN2DRLU. note 

    Jen 
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Voiced by: Wendy Molyneux

Occasionally appears to babysit Gene, Tina and Louise. A generally meek person, she's usually thoroughly unprepared for their hijinks.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Don't tickle her unless you want her to punch you.
  • Extreme Doormat: Though she tries to honor Linda's instructions, she almost always lets the Belcher kids get her to do what they want her to do.
  • Hates Being Touched: If you touch her even a little bit, she'll feel ticklish all over, and not in a good way.
  • Nice Girl: Jen is a generally polite, affable girl who genuinely loves baby-sitting, despite not being very good at it, and gives Linda a speech on how she should do what she loves over worrying about being good at it.
  • Shrinking Violet: Tina minus confidence.

    Sergeant Bosco 
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Voiced by: Gary Cole

A police sergeant who has interacted with the Belchers on occasion.
  • Berserk Button: Since she's the Belcher he interacts with the most, Linda ends up annoying him greatly.
  • The Comically Serious: Had basically zero sense of humor, which leads to him treating even the goofiest cases as dead serious.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He loves his sarcasm.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Claims to be part of a secret society that hunts people for sport in "My Fuzzy Valentine".
  • Jerkass: Bosco is an unpleasant guy. He's not even above shin-kicking a 9 year old girl.
  • Police Are Useless: Bosco is...not good at his job. He nearly got Bob killed when he ordered a shot at Mickey in "Bob Day Afternoon", dismissed Bob's emergency texts as drunk texts in "World Wharf II: The Wharfening", was willing to risk his detective career on Linda's nonexistent psychic abilities in "I Get A Psy-chic Out Of You", and did an "undercover" operation in "Boywatch" while his police badge was visible and the back of his shirt clearly said "POLICE".
  • Semper Fi: He was in the Navy.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Shin-kicks a nine-year-old girl and threatened her older sister.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He shin-kicked Louise and threatened to punch Tina in the face.

     Speedo Guy 
Voiced by: H. Jon Benjamin

A local man who, as the name indicates, is usually seen parading around in a speedo.
  • Camp Straight: He wears pink speedos and likes rollerskating but "Bob Actually" showed he's straight (or at least attracted to a woman).
  • Fan Disservice: Not the most fit guy around, which makes his outfit choice an affront to the eyes.
  • No Name Given: His real name hasn't been revealed as of yet.
  • Recurring Extra: Across many episodes, he will normally be shown in the background for a few seconds with little to no influence to the plot.

     Mr. Ambrose 
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Voiced by: Billy Eichner

The librarian and cheerleading coach at Wagstaff Junior High.
  • Dork in a Sweater: Generally seen in a blue sweater vest. He's the "not as harmless as he looks" subtype.
  • Drama Queen: Tends to overreact until he tires himself out. He wanted to be teaching theater, and when he doesn't gets it, he decided to turn the cheerleader squad into a teenage drama story to satisfy his needs for drama, often sabotaging them.
    Todd: You are the worst cheer advisor.
  • Magic Librarian: Deconstructed Trope in that he doesn't even like books and practices witchcraft out of frustration more than anything else.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Basically obligatory when you cast Billy Eichner in a voice role.
  • Character Tic: He randomly shout-whispers at people to do things they shouldn't if he's in earshot of the conversation.
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