'''Bob's Burgers''' is a {{FOX}} animated show about a somewhat idiosyncratic family who run a restaurant.

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!The Belcher Family

[[folder:Bob Belcher]]
!!Bob Belcher
->'''Voiced by''' Creator/HJonBenjamin

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Owner of Bob's Burgers.

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Tropes associated with Bob:
* AfraidOfBlood: We only see one example of this, but in The Kids Run The Restaurant we see (and hear) that Bob passes out at the sight of blood. Like, even a single drop.
* AlliterativeName
* AmbiguouslyBi: Said he was "mostly straight" when getting his turkey in Turkey in a Can.
** After the Deli Guy mistakenly took Bob's repeated turkey purchases as flirting:
--->'''Deli Guy''': Hey, what do you want to do?\\
'''Bob''':Uh... nothing.\\
'''Deli Guy''': Wanna go to the beach?\\
'''Bob''': No... maybe... wait, I'm straight, I mean I'm mostly straight.\\
(A few lines later)\\
'''Bob''': Also, I'm married, but if I wasn't... Who am I kidding? You're out of my league, it would never work.\\
'''Deli Guy''': What are you talking about?\\
'''Bob''': I really gotta go.\\
'''Deli Guy''': I'm gonna see you tomorrow!\\
'''Bob''': Probably not. (beat) I'll call you!
** In a dream sequence in ''Sacred Cow'' Bob also had a dream in which he made out with a talking bull. It was his subconscious telling him he wanted to, and he seems to remember the dream fondly by the end.
** When Louise insinuated that Bob wanted to marry Sandy Frye in 'Easy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercial', his only objection was that he wouldn't take Sandy's name.
** At the end of "Mutiny on the Windbreaker", when Duval wanted a kiss from Bob. He seemed quite willing.
--->Duval: Kiss me.\\
Bob: Not yet.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d.
* BerserkButton: Try not to talk about Lobsterfest, also [[PapaWolf don't mess with his kids.]]
** Linda also mentions not to buy him V-neck shirts.
* BookDumb: It's mentioned in "My Big Fat Greek Bob", that he never attended college. He lacks some knowledge of more sophisticated things but he's also extremely creative with his burgers.
* ButtMonkey: By season 3, this borders on BornUnlucky. With constant money problems and multiple people eager to sabotage his life at any opportunity, Bob just can't win.
** Subverted with "Bob and Deliver," where even though he's unjustly fired from his substitute teaching job, Bob and the class are able to pull off a final Home Ec-staurant for the school in defiance to Mr. Frond and Caf-Co. The episode ends with Bob and Tina enjoying lunch together.
** Season 5 as a whole seems to be going out of its way to subvert this with Bob pulling off decisive victories in "The Oedor Games", "Hawk & Chick", and "Father of the Bob."
* CarpetOfVirility: Bob is a very hairy man.
* {{Catchphrase}}: A very deadpan "Oh my God," and a very loud "Oh my God!" You can see every instance from the first four seasons [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFr-kNbXHew here.]]
* CharacterTics: Bob's eyes cross a little when he's lying.
* CloudCuckoolander: See ''Companion Cube'' below. Now we know where Tina gets it from.
* CompanionCube: When drunk, sleepwalking, or under stress, Bob has a tendency to turn inanimate objects into "friends", usually kitchen utensils or food.
** "Bob Fires the Kids" showed this was because as a kid he was always working at his father's restaurant so he had no friends.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Bob is frequently the recipient of this since his family tends to drag him into their crazy schemes.
* CoolTeacher: Becomes one in "Bob and Deliver".
* CripplingOverspecialization: PlayedWith. Bob's specialty as a burger cook has occasionally been mocked on the show, such as in "Bob and Deliver" and "Wagstaff School News". He knows enough about cooking to teach a home economics class but outside of burgers his cooking abilities aren't really touched upon.
** Averted in the Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes, where he is very neurotic about the holiday meals he is preparing. The second Christmas episode has his primary concern being about the ham drying out and overcooking ([[spoiler: before the candy cane truck tries to kill him and his family]]). The Thanksgiving episode has him trying to prepare a special three-day brined turkey that he's immensely proud of, and becoming increasingly unhinged when it keeps ending up in the toilet.
* DeadpanSnarker
* FatBastard: Averted. Bob is usually a very calm, nice guy.
* FatIdiot: Also averted, Bob is usually more on the ball than people think. And for all his somewhat old school mentality, he doesn't believe old school is always the best way and he's perfectly comfortable and accepting of unusual things and people. He makes fast friends with Marshmallow for instance despite the fact that Marshmallow is a person of the night in a body thong of ambiguous gender.
* FatalFlaw: His hatred of Jimmy Pesto always brings out the worst in Bob.
** Bob in general tends to have a vindictive streak as well as a desire to prove himself right. For instance, in "Art Crawl" he deliberately keeps Gayle's paintings on the wall as a way to spite the Cranwinkles. Part of this stems from his OnlySaneMan mentality where he just doesn't want to deal with crazy ideas.
* FreudianExcuse: Bob's support of his kids' weird interests, as well as the fact that while he does think they're weird he doesn't try to discourage them, makes a lot more sense when you look at how domineering and overly critical his dad was.
* GoodParents: As awkward as his kids are, he still loves them and tries to do the best he can.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* JerkassBall: In the season 3 finale, "The Unnatural", where Bob tries desperately to get his espresso machine back, even to the point of [[spoiler:openly rooting for Gene to strike out at baseball camp]]. Linda even points this out.
-->'''Linda:''' [[WhatTheHellHero You're such a]] [[PrecisionFStrike dick]], Bob.
* KnightInSourArmor: Despite the hardships he faces running his restaurant, Bob still maintains a strong sense of integrity.
* MissingMom: His mother "wasn't around." She's implied to be dead.
* NiceGuy: While he's a definite introvert and dislikes having to spend time with pretty much anyone, he's actually a pretty compassionate and understanding guy.
* NoSocialSkills: He tries to go out of his way to avoid having to spend significant amounts of time with anyone, his family included, but this is more out of his own crippling social phobias than an inherent dislike of them.
* OnlySaneMan: To his family, and often to the rest of the cast as well. As Alasdair Wilkins notes in [[http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/bobs-burgers-world-wharf-ii-wharfening-or-how-bob--204809 an AV Club episode review]], "Bob’s place on his show has often been to be the one character who will respond to the latest over-the-top mess like an actual person would."
** NotSoAboveItAll: On occasion he can be just as crazy as his family. A RunningGag with him usually involves Bob getting hooked on stuff, like pain medication or absinthe. Not to mention [[PungeonMaster his penchant for puns]].
* OpenMindedParent: Is pretty supportive of his kids. Gene becoming a cheerleader? He hates cheerleading, but fine. Tina writing erotic friend-fiction? He doesn't judge her, but only moves to stop her from revealing it to less tolerant peers. Louise wanting to sneak off on a school trip? He's easily convinced into joining her. Also, quite notably, Bob is one of the few sitcom dads to not go through GayPanic or be intolerant of those who are different from him.
** He was originally against Tina taking capoeira lessons in "Sexy Dance Fighting" but only because it was cutting into her work at the restaurant and because he missed the father-daughter bonding during said work. He does however support her in the end despite his dislike towards the instructor and he's very annoyed when he flunks her. Being from an early episode, this could just be an example of CharacterDevelopment for Bob. He was also against Gene taking baseball lessons in "The Unnatural" but for good reasons: the instructor was an incompetent con-man and Linda stole and pawned his new espresso machine to pay for it.
* OutOfFocus: He's still a main character, but as of the latest seasons, the kids are the stars now.
** The restaurant has been OutOfFocus too. Most episodes now focus on the Belchers doing various other things in their everyday life.
* PapaWolf: When a competitor insults Bob's establishment and food he gets angry enough, but when he calls Bob's kids "crazy"...
-->''[[TranquilFury What did you just say about my kids?]]''
** Watch how he reacted in to the grill catching on fire in "Tina-rannosaurus Wrecks"; he was the first to drop everything and save Tina, who was frozen in panic.
* PottyFailure: Bob has a [[DoubleEntendre "4:30 meeting"]] every day. His fight with the capoeira teacher makes him accidentally poop himself.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue Oni to Linda's Red.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Savvy Guy to Linda's Energetic Girl
* StraightMan: Bob himself, so far, plays the straight man to his somewhat crazy family and guest characters. Although cynically pragmatic, he still retains much of his family's quirkiness. However this is still a [[BumblingDad very unusual role for a sitcom patriarch to play]] these days [[note]]In a lot of American sitcoms (particularly ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', and ''MarriedWithChildren''), fathers have often been depicted as bumbling simpletons who get into wacky schemes, only to have their loving, sane wives, sane friends, or wiser-than-their-years children bail them out[[/note]].
** Which can make it that much funnier when he ''does'' lose his shit.
* SupremeChef: As mentioned below, he can cook pretty great burgers.
** It's a more realistic take than most, though, as while his cooking is frequently commented on to be very good, it's made equally as clear that there are much better chefs out there.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Linda tends to attract most of the admirers while Bob is designed to be somewhat ugly in his middle age.
** Averted in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' crossover, where Bob [[spoiler:is actually the strikingly handsome Sterling Archer with amnesia]].
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Bob's not particularly outstanding in most areas of his business but his skill at making burgers makes up for it. In several instances, his burger making skills have either saved the restaurant or given him catering opportunities.
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[[folder:Linda Belcher]]
!!Linda Belcher
->'''Voiced by:''' John Roberts

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Bob's wife.

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Tropes associated with Linda:
* TheAlcoholic: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d.
-->'''Louise''': Mom's the one with the drinking problem.\\
'''Linda''': The problem is I don't have a frigging drink in my hand. Ha ha!
* BadBadActing: Her "Dreamatorium" show.
* BaseBreaker: An in-universe example thanks to "Eat, Spray, Linda." When Linda goes missing, Bob and the kids go looking for her at her usual hang outs and realize that the town's opinion of her is divided. One half thinks she's annoying, the other half likes her.
* BerserkButton: Three words: "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Bad Hair Day]]."
* BigEater
* BirthdayHater: "You get to a certain age and they're no fun" (from Eat, Spray, Linda).
* BuxomIsBetter: Several characters have remarked that she's fairly busty.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Gayle's Cain.
* CannotKeepASecret: Linda has a terrible habit of blabbing to other people about stuff that's supposed to be kept private- during a CutawayGag in "Tina-rannosaurus Wrecks", she arrives at a party and apologizes for being late because "Bob had diarrhea, and in "Turkey in a Can" she ends up telling all the kids and her sister Gale about the second decoy turkey Bob wanted to keep secret. Louise remarks on this:
-->'''Louise:''' Mom's like a vault... that's constantly open and constantly talking.
-->'''Linda:''' Hey, I told you guys not to tell anyone I told you!
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Alriiight!" "Ow, my face!" "Aw, Bohhh-beeee!"
* ChubbyChaser: In "Full Bars" she's implied to be one.
* CharacterTic: If Linda is upset at times, her left eye will twitch.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: At times.
* CoolBigSis: Most of the time to Gayle, who she's protective of and helpful towards.
* CuteButCacophonic: Where do you think Louise got it from?
* DeadpanSnarker: On occasion. One such example occurs when she calls Bob on his [[KnowNothingKnowItAll (lack of)]] nature survivalism, which results in his food poisoning:
-->"Oh, okay, [[SarcasmMode you didn't eat a raw trout that didn't make you poop and barf your way through the forest like some kind of disgusting Hansel and Gretel."]]
* TheDeterminator: When Linda gets into something she ''gets into it'', right to the point of SanitySlippage.
* ExtremeDoormat: When a shift manager at a local supermarket, she can't refuse any requests by her employees to take a day off. She ends up the only employee there.
* FanservicePack: Linda in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' Season 4 opener CrossOver is depicted more realistic looking and [[http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130118202805/archer/images/3/3f/Archer-linda.jpg surprisingly hot.]]
* FatalFlaw: In general, Linda tends to have the overly strong desire to get her talents appreciated whether it be in running a Bed-and-Breakfast or working at a supermarket.
* {{Foil}}: To Louise, especially in the episodes "Slumber Party" and "Mother Daughter Lazer Razor".
* GoodParents: Despite her quirks (and sometimes DependingOnTheWriter), she does love her kids and tries her best, just like Bob.
* InformedAttractiveness: The art style is naturally pretty ugly, and thus Linda's multiple suitors can come off as a bit of a surprise. Then again, the majority of them are desperate losers and creeps, so it's still not that strange.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: In-show example. Linda gets herself into a lot of fanservicey situations without trying to be MsFanservice. To date, she's been seen in swimsuits, in her underwear, in the shower and on a nude beach ''(no actual nudity is shown, though)''.
* ItsAllAboutMe: If she's being a jerk, this is largely her central motivation (see also: Purple-Rain Union).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: During the first season there was more emphasis on the "jerk" part. Linda came across as very self-absorbed and apathetic towards other people's emotions in a few episodes.
* JewishMother: In voice and behavior, even if she's ambiguously Catholic.
* TheLancer: In the sense that she's the quirky, fun-loving contrast to Bob's stoic, OnlySaneMan nature, in their family's FiveManBand.
* LargeHam
* MamaBear: You do not want to mess with her kids or Gayle.
* TheMusicMeister: Lampshaded throughout the show in which she has a habit of breaking into song at impromptu moments.
* MyBelovedSmother: She has shades of this with Louise. Whenever the two of them are the focus of a plot it usually deals with Linda trying to force Louise into bonding with her or into some activity that Louise wants nothing to do with.
* PluckyGirl
* PokemonSpeak: Slightly devolves into this at Tammy's Bat Mitzvah when tempted by crêpes.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red Oni to Bob's Blue.
* [[RunawayBride Runaway Fiancée]]: Linda was engaged to Hugo before leaving him for Bob.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The Energetic Girl to Bob's Savvy Guy
* SitcomArchNemesis: Had one in Colleen Caviello, who apparently would not shut up about the baked ziti dinner she made for a school function a year ago. This is not helped by Linda's memories of said event, where she had to listen to people gush about how great it was with their mouths full.
* SuperOCD: Bob notes that whenever Linda tries to entertain she goes completely overboard and then acts hostile when people aren't appreciative enough. Case in point, when she tries hosting a bed and breakfast and the three people staying at the Belcher home are put off by Linda's embarrassing over exuberance, she resorts to locking them in their rooms to get them to stay.
* TookALevelInKindness and JerkassBall: DependingOnTheWriter, she can still show traces of JerkAss every now and then.
* WomenAreWiser: Usually not, but ''Lindapendent Woman'' showed that, when she started working away from the restaurant, the entire place started falling apart. Even then, downplayed, because she became an ExtremeDoormat that led to her new job ending in disaster by the episode's end.
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[[folder:Tina Belcher]]
!!Tina Belcher
->'''Voiced by:''' Dan Mintz

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Their oldest 13-year-old daughter.

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Tropes associated with Tina:
* {{Adorkable}}: She's weird, unattractive and downright creepy at times, but she's nonetheless completely lovable.
* AirplaneArms: Inverted. When Tina runs, her arms don't move at all.
* AllGirlsLikePonies
* AmbiguousDisorder: Though Bob denies that Tina is [[UsefulNotes/HighFunctioningAutism autistic]], she displays many symptoms of UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome (though most of her awkwardness could stem from the fact that she's hitting puberty, which is a time when awkwardness comes in full bloom in some people).
* AmbiguouslyBi: Showed an interest in female nude scenes in a shark horror movie.
* BreakoutCharacter: Surprisingly, enough.
* CatchPhrase: Her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_XaIuw6K6Q distressed groan]]. More of a Catch Noise, really.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Tina was first playing along fully with her siblings in a prank for the pilot; by episode 4 she developed into a daughter that respects Bob much more.
** In "Hamburger Dinner Theater" she has crippling stage fright. Then in "Family Fracas" in season three:
--->'''Tina''' (''to the audience''): Hi, I'm Tina! I like horses, music, and boys! Hi boys, I'm Tina.
* TheChick
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CovertPervert: Tina would be this, except she has a tendency to [[{{Dissimile}} tell people about it anyways.]]
** She is uncomfortably enthusiastic on suggestion that she may have to mate with survivors of the storm to repopulate the town.
* CreepyMonotone
* DaddysGirl: Subverted. She tries to be this in "Bob and Deliver," thinking that having her dad as a substitute teacher would make her the automatic teacher's pet. He ends up bonding with Zeke instead much to her frustration.
* DangerIsMyMiddleName: But it's spelled "Ruth".
* DeadpanSnarker: At times, when she's designated as a StraightMan to everyone else.
* TheDeterminator: Has dozens of crushes on boys yet somehow manages to make it through every day as if it's no big deal, whereas Louise almost went insane after only getting one crush.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [[TooMuchInformation "My crotch is itchy."]]
* EveryoneHasStandards: Despite her obsession with zombies and butt touching, she was creeped out by a kid who was determined to taste the hair of a morning talk show host.
* EvilLaugh: Well... attempts one in "Presto Tina-O" anyway.
-->'''Louise:''' ...is something caught in your throat?
* ExtremeDoormat: At times, especially if she's trying to get on somebody's good side, that somebody usually being Jimmy Junior or Tammy. However, she will stand up for herself if you push her too far.
* FlatJoy
* FunnyAfro: In Gene's story portion of "The Frond Files."
* FriendVersusLover: Somewhat. Even though Jimmy Jr. and her they aren't really dating, they do show romantic interests to each other. 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 fomer tends to act cold and distant to the latter, with Zeke being completely oblivious to this. The biggest example would probably be in "The Belchies."
* HairDecorations: Her tiny yellow hair clip is always on, and comes into play when she "transforms" into Dina by switching it to her left side.
* InkSuitActor: Intentional or not, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdtEXLIO4aY Tina's voice actor, Dan Mintz]] looks just like her.
* LarynxDissonance: Has an obviously male voice. Also counts as a DevelopmentGag, because originally Tina was going to be an awkward teenage boy named Daniel.
** CrossDressingVoices: Her voice actor is a man (Dan Mintz).
* MustHaveCaffeine: In "The Unnatural," Tina discovers espresso for the first time...and gets hooked on it -- to the point that she's drinking motel coffee with discarded cigarettes in it.
* NiceGirl: The nicest and most helpful of the Belcher kids.
* NightmareFetishist: See YaoiFanGirl.
-->"I'm not a zombiephile. I just admire their swagger."
* SchoolNewspaperNewshound: Hosts a hard news segment on the school TV newscast.
* TheSouthpaw: She's the only left-handed Belcher.
* StraightMan: Her mellow and milquetoast persona is quite a contrast to the rest of her family, especially Louise.
* TeensAreShort: Tina's thirteen and is just slightly higher then Bob's waist. Since she is only just a teenager, she may be still early in her pubescent growth spurt.
* WillNotTellALie: Tina is a very honest person, and it's difficult for her to lie. When she's in a situation where she has to, such as in "Tina-Rannosaurus Wrecks," she feels incredibly guilty about it. Also, she is clearly hesitant to sell their newly-discovered ambergris on the black market in "Ambergris".
** DependingOnTheWriter: Tina has committed her share of dishonest behavior. She lies to people without a second thought in "Food Truckin'", brokers her way out of school in "Synchronized Swimming", and in "My Fuzzy Valentine", and coolly lies to her mother about a sailing lesson in "Burgerboss."
* YaoiFanGirl: Tina has fantasies about two male zombies making out in front of her. This is due to after watching ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' her zombie nightmares started blending with her hormonal teenage arousal dreams.
** She won the bet when Mr. Fischoeder asked who predicted that Bob and Jimmy Pesto will end up falling asleep on each other if no one wins the fight.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Tina is ''technically'' Grade C.
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[[folder:Gene Belcher]]
!!Gene Belcher
->'''Voiced by:''' Eugene Mirman.

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The 11-year-old middle child and their only son.

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Tropes associated with Gene:
* AmbiguouslyBi: Fantasised about having a man draw him naked (a la ''Film/{{Titani|1997}}'') in "Mutiny on the Windbreaker".
** There was also this:
--->'''Louise''': What ever happened to Roberto? Did you try showering with him again?\\
'''Tina''': ...yeah...\\
'''Gene''': ...maybe...
** He was also very enthusiastic about kissing Jimmy Jr. in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?"
-->'''Tina''': When I kiss Jimmy Jr. under the disco ball, it will be like we're ''all'' kissing Jimmy Jr. under the disco ball.
-->'''Gene''': I call first!
-->'''Louise''': Really?
-->'''Gene''': Well if I'm gonna kiss him I don't want to go after you guys.
-->'''Linda''': I'll go last, I'm fine with that.
-->'''Bob''': We're not kissing Jimmy Jr!
-->'''Gene''': YES WE ARE!
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Gene is distracted very easily, and his inability to focus has caused problems on multiple occassions. The family even refers to the act of losing focus on the task at hand as "[[PersonAsVerb Geneing out]]."
* AttentionWhore: In "Beefsquatch."
** Seems to be Gene in general as of Season 3.
* BigFun
* TheBigGuy: The Belcher with the most noticeable girth.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: While mostly using his keyboard to record fart noise, he can write some zazzy music when he puts in the effort. Even Bob is surprised he wrote "Electric Love".
** He also [[GadgeteerGenius creates a pretty impressive electric recorder]] by combining a recorder with his megaphone in "Itty Bitty Ditty Committee".
* ChivalrousPervert: With his sound system. The fact that he heard his grandparents "doing it" won't help matters.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even by this show's standards.
* DeadpanSnarker: At times.
* TheDitz
* {{Gasshole}}: With his megaphone. In general, Gene loves farts, and farting. After his grandparents stayed in his room over a weekend, he declared he had to go "re-fart" his room.
* HiddenDepths: Is actually a really good musician and songwriter when he applies himself and doesn't just mess around with fart noises.
* {{Keet}}
* InkSuitActor: He's a kid version of his voice actor, Eugene Mirman.
* KiddieKid
* LargeHam
* MamasBoy: If there's one thing Gene is open about, its his love for his mother.
--> '''Gene''': Why? Because I'm eleven and I still love Mom.
* NoIndoorVoice: He has a tendency to loudly deny whenever Bob tries to correct him over something. Generally, if someone tries to correct Gene, he'll just scream that they're wrong.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: He's begun developing shades of this and often makes comments about being a woman.
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[[folder:Louise Belcher]]
!!Louise Belcher
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KristenSchaal

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Their 9-year-old youngest daughter.

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Tropes associated with Louise:
* AxCrazy
* BerserkButton:
** We find out in "Bob Day Afternoon" that she doesn't like being told to shut up, even as a jest.
** The bunny-ears hat. Try to grab it and you ''will'' get shit for it. As seen in "Ear-sy Rider," the consequences in ''succeeding'' are, let's say, rather [[DisproportionateRetribution unfortunate]].
** Canada... for some reason... according to "Hamburger Dinner Theater".
* BreakoutCharacter: In the vein of Bart Simpson or Stewie Griffin, Louise's unrestrained attitude makes her a clear example of the mischievous kind in contrast to Tina's more surprising popularity.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Louise was a ''literal'' example [[note]]She always wears bunny ears, but she was a lawyer. Not a ''good'' one though.[[/note]] during Bob's dream sequence in episode 3, "Sacred Cow".
** It's hinted with some dialogue from Louise and Gene in "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs" that she actually wants to become a literal example in real life.
* CatchPhrase: Two of them: "SICK!" and "Just... just SHUT UP, MOM!"
* CharacterTic: [[http://media3.giphy.com/media/PWZ8pr1xZW55m/giphy.gif Twitching her eyes whenever she is about to explode from anger]]. She did this for almost the entire second half of the "Ambergris" episode, due to lack of sleep.
** [[InTheBlood She gets this tic from her mother.]]
* TheChessmaster: Louise will eagerly exploit stupid people for her own amusement, and she's also quite willing to manipulate her family for her own pleasure. Linda is perfectly aware of the former, as she tells Mr. Frond (whom Louise had pranked by convincing him her father was dead and haunting the restaurant) that "she likes to mess with people she thinks are stupid".
* ComedicSociopathy: Of a sorts. She claims that she does not understand emotions like empathy, and actually thinks she's going crazy when she feels sorry for her dad. However, many episodes show her being a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** She does however recognize that she loves her family, and even says so when in a dire position.
* CryCute: Her snarky exterior briefly cracks in "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs".
* DaddysGirl:
** Truly hits home in "Mother Daughter Laser Razor".
** In "Carpe Museum" she even implies that she would succeed her dad at the restaurant.
*** Bob may even be her hero.
** If Bob and Linda got divorced, she would choose Bob.
* DeadpanSnarker: Definitely the most socially aware of the three Belcher children, and she knows it.
* TheDeterminator: Presented with a locked room marked "Secret", she'll do anything to enter, even if it kills Gene.
* TheDreaded: Bob knows better than to interfere in areas Louise holds sacred, such as her room, and rightly so. Linda, not so much.
* EnfantTerrible: She rarely harms anyone, but you better not piss her off. She's also fantasies herself being in a death row.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment
--> '''Louise:''' Hello, and welcome to Bob's Burgers. The Burger of the Day is the "Child Molester". It comes with candy.
* EveryoneHasStandards: In "Beefsquatch" she plays both sides of the Bob/Gene rivalry until she becomes visibly fed up with helping both of them and cuts out from disgust.
* EvilLaugh
* FanGirl: For Boo-Boo (And it terrifies her).
* FemaleMisogynist: A common trend in Louise-centric episodes is that she loathes being forced to do things with other girls, including Tina and Linda, and generally thinks girls are unbearable. These episodes also have a tendency to end with Louise finding new respect for the women in her life after dismissing them. Out of everyone in her family, Louise is actually the biggest, and only, misogynist.
* {{Foil}}: Tends to be this to her parents.
* TheGadfly: As her mother states she likes messing with people she thinks are stupid--which seems to be a lot of people.
* GenkiGirl
* HotBlooded
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: If she messes with one of her siblings, it's fair game. If someone else outside of the family goes after them, Louise will immediately defend them.
* IconicItem: Louise is never seen without her pink bunny ears hat.
* ItAmusedMe
* ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkAss: At times.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's mean and bitter a good portion of the time, but she ''does'' have a nice side buried deep down.
* LargeHam
* TheLeader: Of the Belcher siblings.
* LittleGirlsKickShins
* LittleMissSnarker
* MouthyKid
* TheNapoleon
* NeverBareheaded: Louise never takes off her pink bunny ears hat. She refuses to take it off during gym class. When she was a baby she wore a pink beanie. When her hat was taken away in "Ear-sy Rider," she wore a hoodie to cover her head.
* NiceHat
* NightmareFetishist: Whenever anything terrible is happening or seems likely to happen, odds are Louise will be rooting for it.
* NoIndoorVoice: She's prone to spontaneously shouting at the top of her lungs to get a point across.
* NotMeThisTime: "Turkey in a Can" where she isn't the one putting Bob's turkey's in the toilet despite being the obvious choice. She spends the rest of the episode trying to figure out who did it, and even puts on a presentation just to highlight that she had no motive while everyone else did.
* ObnoxiousSnarker: She's usually this when she makes fun of Bob and the restaurant.
* PingPongNaivete: She seems to know a lot of things a 9-year-old shouldn't know, yet she still believes in SantaClaus.
* SarcasticDevotee: While all of the Belcher family enjoys making fun of Bob from time to time, Louise probably does it the most due to her [[TheGadfly Gadfly]] nature. Nevertheless, she is loyal to her family and loves her father.
* {{Schemer}}
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Oh, yes. Coming up with schemes is her ''specialty.'' She even lampshades it in "Easy Commercial, Easy Gommercial" when Bob complements her on her idea:
-->'''Louise:''' I'M THE SMART ONE!!!
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: In the first episode she makes a thrusting motion when explaining her parents are "really grinding... the meat," clearly showing she knows what sex is.
* {{Tsundere}}: She acts this way towards Boo Boo in "Boyz 4 Now".
* TwitchyEye: Whenever she enters Ax-Crazy mode.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: The main {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfGold of the family who nonetheless tends to be the most intelligent.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Type I with the Pesto twins. Alternatively their similarities make them FacelessGoons to a BadBoss.
* WhatTheHellHero: Delivers one to Tina for leaving her stuck with Tammy in "Mazel Tina".
* WorthyOpponent: Bonds with Jessica during "Slumber Party" after she proves to be a worthy competitor.
[[/folder]]

!The Pesto Family

[[folder:Jimmy Pesto]]
!!Jimmy Pesto/Poplopovich
->'''Voiced by:''' Jay Johnston

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-> Owner of Pesto's Pizza, rival to Bob.

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Tropes associated with Jimmy:
* AbusiveParents: 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.
* TheAce
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: 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.
* EmbarrassingNickname: [[spoiler: At the Desire Dungeon, he's known as "Baby Num Nums" because he has a diaper fetish.]]
* FullNameBasis
* EvilIsPetty: He regularly gets into pissing contests (or "peeing races," as Linda calls them) with Bob over trivial things.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's not really shown to have any redeeming qualities. Not only does he constantly antagonize Bob, he's implied to be a bad parent as well(keeping Jimmy Jr. From dancing, claiming the twins have to win his love).
* KarmaHoudini: 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.
* LaserGuidedKarma: 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.
* LethalChef: Initially, his food is bad enough to give two people food poisoning and his pizza is considered bad by Mickey the bank robber's standards. However, by season 4, his food is at least good enough to make a repeat customer out of [[spoiler: Sandy "Can-Can" Fry.]] By season 5 he seems to go back to being a bad cook when he and Bob are in a cooking competition, and the judges try his burger only to spit it out and cause him to be in last place.
* PsychopathicManchild: 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.
* OutOfFocus: From season 3 onwards.
* TheRival / SitcomArchNemesis: To Bob.
* ShadowArchetype: He's everything that Bob is not. While he's successful, he's also divorced, petty, disconnected from his kids, [[spoiler: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.
* UngratefulBastard: He'll still mock Bob even when Bob tries to help him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jimmy Pesto, Jr.]]
!Jimmy Pesto Jr.
->'''Voiced by:''' H. Jon Benjamin

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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.

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Tropes associated with Jimmy Jr.:
* BettyAndVeronica: The aloof to Josh's approachable.
* DaddyIssues: "Don't tell me not to dance, Dad!"
* DancingWithMyself: He has a passion for dancing his feelings, especially slow dancing, which he doesn't seem to realize is typically done with a partner.
* GreenEyedEpiphany: Once he finds out that Tina has Josh courting her, he spends a whole episode trying to woo her.
* JerkassBall: In "Presto Tina-O", he acts more abrasively towards Tina, to the point of making her angry.
* MissingMom: His mother is yet to be seen.
* SpeechImpediment: Has a very pronounced lisp
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Zeke.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Thinks dancing around wildly with scissors is a good idea.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Tina.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Andy and Ollie Pesto]]
!!Andy Pesto and Ollie Pesto
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SarahSilverman (Ollie), [[TheSarahSilvermanProgram Laura Silverman]] (Andy)

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Jimmy Pesto's younger [[TheDividual twin sons]], who are overly-attached to each other.

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Tropes associated with Andy and Ollie:
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s
* CuteButCacophonic: Both of them, but Ollie's voice can come off as the more grating of the two
* TheDividual: To the point where being assigned separate partners on a field trip causes them to have an ''emotional breakdown.''
* FinishingEachOthersSentences
* {{Twincest}}: Implied in a very G to PG rated way.
[[/folder]]

!Kids

[[folder:Zeke]]
!!Zeke
->'''Voiced by:''' Bobby Tisdale

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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.

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Tropes associated with Zeke:
* BromanticFoil
* ClassClown: Until Bob became the substitute home economics teacher and discovered Zeke had a talent for cooking.
* FriendVersusLover: 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 fomer tends to act cold and distant to the latter, with Zeke being completely oblivious to this. The biggest example would probably be in "The Belchies."
* HiddenDepths: As Bob helps him discover, he has a hidden talent for cooking.
* HotBlooded
* LargeHam
* PottyFailure: 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 [[HeartwarmingMoments he did it for Tina]].
* RememberTheNewGuy: In his first appearance, Tina is surprised to see him even though viewers have never seen him before.
* ShipTease: Arguably done with Tina in "Midday Run". When she [[spoiler: helps him get the mascot costume, [[Main/ItMakesSenseInContext 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.
* SupremeChef: In "Bob And Deliver".
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Jimmy Jr.
* {{Wingman}}: For Jimmy, when trying to woo Tina.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rudy]]
!!Regular-Sized Rudy
->'''Voiced by:''' Brian Huskey

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.

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Tropes associated with Rudy:
* {{Adorkable}}
* AndZoidberg: “AND RUDY’S… there!”
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Once he finds out that Tina [[spoiler: lost Zeke, when she was suppose to escort him to the principal, and lied to Mr. Frond, saying she did]]. He is [[Main/BrokenPedestal upset with her]], and sabotages her attempt later to cover up her mistake.
* ChallengeSeeker: 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.
* CompanionCube: Beanbag.
* CrazyPrepared: “You never know when someone will want to jam.”
* {{Determinator}}
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
-->'''Bob:''' Why do they call you that?\\
'''Rudy:''' Just look at me.
* {{Expy}}: Has been compared appearance-wise to [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Bobby Hill]].
* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* InSeriesNickname: As opposed to Pocket-Sized Rudy.
* MoralityPet: To Louise, on occasion. She seems to genuinely like him.
** A surprisingly large {{Shipping}} community has [[CrackPairing sprung up around the two]] - not least because Louise also likes her Dad so much and [[IntergenerationalFriendship Bob and Rudy actually get on quite well.]]
* NerdyInhaler
* NiceGuy
* NonActionGuy: Emphasized in “The Unnatural”, when he takes the baseball scam class and falls down gasping from hitting an imaginary ball.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: He's called this because there are two Rudy's in the school, with the other one being called Pocket-Sized Rudy.
* {{Rimshot}}: Supplies Louise with a cymbals-only sting after she insults Mr. Frond.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Josh]]
!!Josh

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.

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Tropes associated with Josh:
* BettyAndVeronica: The approachable to Jimmy, Jr.'s hard-to-get.
* ChekhovsGunman: Originally a relatively minor character in his debut episode, only having two scenes.
* NiceGuy
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Tina.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Hinted at with his friend from performance school.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Darryl]]
!!Darryl
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AzizAnsari

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.

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* BlackAndNerdy: Even though 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).
* HollywoodNerd
* ItsPronouncedTroPay: "It's Dar-el"
* TheMole: In "Fort Night", selling the rest of the kids out to Millie for a bathroom break.
* PeepingTom: Has a high-powered telescope he uses to watch his neighbor undress.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tammy Larson]]
!!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.

* AdaptationDyeJob: Started off as a brunette and is now a blonde
* AlphaBitch
* BlondesAreEvil: While not ''evil'', per se, she is extremely spoiled, selfish, greedy, and shallow. Essentially she's the teenage equivalent of evil
* DisproportionateRetribution: 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 a boy she likes (because Tina got grounded for [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking 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]] [[BorrowedCatchphrase boob punch]]), Tammy decides to read the story to the entire school.
* FriendlyEnemy: Tina is still very cordial with her, which angers Tammy.
* GoKartingWithBowser: 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}}: Farts when she laughs too hard.
** And when she's lifted during a cheer-leading routine.
* InformedJudaism: Her Bat Mitzvah episode is the only indication she's Jewish, otherwise she fits the stereotype of the spoiled WASP.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: She'll only be friendly when you happen to have something she wants. And not even ''that'' will save you from her awful attitude.
* JewishAmericanPrincess: And how!
* KarmaHoudini: 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.
* KentBrockmanNews: In her second appearance and now a regular trait with her as seen in "The Millie-churian Candidate."
* ItsAllAboutMe: Her ideal theme for her Bat Mitzvah? ''Herself.''
* NewTransferStudent: In her first appearance.
* NotSoDifferent: 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.
* TheRival: To Tina, though she's actively more aggressive than Tina
* SpoiledBrat: Is yelling at her mom over the phone in "Mazel Tina". And at her Rabbi.
* UnusualEuphemism: ''"Don't be such a boob punch!"''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jocelyn]]
!!Jocelyn
->'''Voiced by:''' John Roberts

A recurring classmate of Tina and Tammy.

* BlondesAreEvil: Averted. She actually seems to have a good heart under her vapidity.
* DumbBlonde: Extremely shallow, she has very few opinions of her own.
* GirlPosse: An extremely poor man's one to Tammy, even though the two don't actually seem to like each other all that much.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Courtney Wheeler]]
!!Courtney Wheeler
->'''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.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer
* AlphaBitch: Though not as bad as Tammy
* AnnoyingLaugh
* BlondesAreEvil: Averted when compared to Tammy and Millie
* BrutalHonesty
* CharacterTic: [[OralFixation Sucking on her necklace]]
* CrossdressingVoices: Voiced by David Wain, better known from ''The State'' and as the voice of the Warden on ''{{Superjail}}''.
* GirlPosse
* HiddenDepths: She's not too bad of an actress
* IllGirl: Played with. She has a heart condition which makes [[spoiler:faking a heart attack played quite realistically.]] Health wise, though, Courtney's not that much different from any other girl her age
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: Downplayed but clearly there.
** JerkassHasAPoint: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* LackOfEmpathy
* OfficialCouple: With Gene for the duration of ''The Unbearable Like-Likeness of Gene''.
* SpoiledBrat
* TheRival: To Gene in ''Work Hard Or Die Trying, Girl.'' Unlike her fellow blonde rivals [[AlphaBitch Tammy]] and [[TheSociopath Millie]], Courtney and Gene do get along a little better
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave
* TookALevelInKindness: 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''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Millie Frock]]
!!Millie Frock
->'''Voiced by:''' Molly Shannon

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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.

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* AxCrazy
* BitchInSheepsClothing: 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. [[spoiler: 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.]]
* BlondesAreEvil
* CloudCuckoolander
* CreepyChild
* EasilyForgiven: In her second appearance, she appears to have forgiven Louise for what she said in "Fort Night". Though considering this is [[StalkerWithoutACrush Millie]], it makes sense.
* EvilCounterpart: 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.
* ForTheEvulz: 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.
* IfICantHaveYou: If Louise won't be her friend she will torment her to no end.
* IJustWantToBeYou: Louise thinks this may be the case with Millie but isn't sure because Millie is such an aggravating nut job.
* KarmaHoudini: 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 [[spoiler: able to expose her to the student body, and get her disqualified.]]
* KidsAreCruel
* LackOfEmpathy: When she [[spoiler: thinks she accidentally killed the kids]] she's more concerned with how much trouble she's gonna be in.
* ManipulativeBitch: 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.
* TheRival: To Louise in an obsessive way
* TheSociopath: She was bad in "Fort Night," and got worse in "The Millie-churian Candidate" where she showed [[spoiler: she is more than willing to kill someone if it means Louise will be her best friend.]]
* StalkerWithoutACrush: 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).
* WomanScorned: 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.
* {{Yandere}}
* YouMonster: Tina calls her a monster when Millie flaunts her newly acquired Halloween candy.
[[/folder]]

!Adults

[[folder:Mort]]
!!Mort
->'''Voiced by:''' Andy Kindler

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The mortician who works next door to Bob's Burgers.

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Tropes associated with Mort:
* DodgyToupee: He's got hardwood under that rug.
* TheDragAlong: He's usually dragged into doing things that he never agreed to.
* TheFunInFuneral
* MeaningfulName: "Mort" is French for "death," and he works at a funeral home.
** Can also be short for mortician.
* NiceGuy
* OutOfFocus: While still present, his role is diminished.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Often appears along with Teddy as the most frequent customers.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Teddy]]
!!Teddy
->'''Voiced by:''' Larry Murphy

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Bob's best customer, a contractor who enjoys telling stories.

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Tropes associated with Teddy:
* BaldOfAwesome
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Has a particular nasty side which he shows in "Full Bars."
* BigEater: 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.
* {{Expy}}: Whether this was intentional or not, Teddy bears a lot of similarities to Bill Dauterive from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. Bald, out of shape, lots of body hair, used to have a great life before one thing shoved it all down the tube, questionable intellect, emotionally needy, always hanging around the main character and his family, goes nuts when put in a position of power, and not very trustworthy. The only differences between Bill and Teddy are: (a) Teddy was never in the military like Bill was, (b) the Belchers don't take advantage of Teddy as much as the Hills do to Bill, (c) Teddy's self-esteem is slightly higher than Bill's, and (d) Teddy has had more ThrowTheDogABone moments than Bill.
* GentleGiant
* GoodIsDumb: He actually believed Bob's last name was "Burgers."
* HiddenDepths: In spite of his sometimes spotty intellect, he was able to assemble a giant, functional Van de Graaf generator for Louise's science fair project. He's also very competent as a contractor, and a surprisingly able babysitter.
* HonoraryUncle: 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.
* IWasQuiteTheLooker: He played "Handsome Lifeguard" in a ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' {{Expy}} back in the eighties. An incident with the mechanical shark smashed his self-esteem and he started binge eating.
* MotorMouth
* OnlyFriend: The most loyal friend of the Belcher family. "Friends With Burger-fits" seems to hit this point home, as he may very likely be Bob's best friend.
* PapaWolf: 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.
* SixthRanger: Seems to be the most prominent non-Belcher, and Larry Murphy is the only non-Belcher voice actor in the main cast.
* StepfordSmiler: 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.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: He seems to have nowhere else to go but Bob's Burgers. At one point Mort has to restrain him from breaking in during "Food Truckin'".
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Calvin Fischoeder]]
!!Calvin Fischoeder
->'''Voiced by:''' Kevin Kline

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Landlord to both Bob and Jimmy.

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Tropes associated with Mr. Fischoeder:
* AffablyEvil: He's rarely openly mean to Bob (in the beginning, anyway), but still regularly gets Bob in trouble (not even counting rent problems).
* BigBad: 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.
* CainAndAbel: With his brother Felix. [[spoiler: ''He's Abel.'']]
* DeadpanSnarker: Has no shortage of jabs towards Bob.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: 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.
* EccentricMillionaire
* EyepatchOfPower: The richest man in the city, and he owns most of the properties as well.
* KarmaHoudini: Due to his status, he tends to be able to foist off his actions without any repercussions.
** [[spoiler: Averted at the end of ''Dawn of the Peck'', when some of the mad turkeys break into his home and attack him and Felix.]]
* ManInWhite
* PetTheDog: 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, rather than using the restaurant space for a more lucrative business.
* PunnyName: Say it out loud.
* SharpDressedMan
* TookALevelInJerkass: He seems to have more and more disregard for Bob's well-being as the series progresses. In "Seaplane" he spends much of his screentime basically [[{{Troll}} trolling Bob.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gayle]]
!!Gayle
->'''Voiced by:''' Megan Mullally

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Linda's neurotic sister.

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Tropes associated with Gayle:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Bob in "Dr. Yap."
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Linda's Abel.
* CloudCuckoolander: Gayle has especially weird ideas and art projects she creates, including a series of paintings depicting animal butts and a giant board game with loads of silly rules that takes nearly all day to play.
* CrazyCatLady: Not only does she have several cats, she took one of them off somebody's porch and claimed it was a stray.
* FootsieUnderTheTable: In "Dr. Yap", she aggressively does this to Bob while pursuing him.
* FragileFlower: "The rule is you never tell Aunt Gayle anything she can't handle."
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Gayle is a desperately lonely woman with few friends and a less than stellar dating record. Before bedtime, she has to play pretend that the apocalypse has killed everyone on Earth, including the men, so it will be okay to sleep alone. She does this ''every night''.
* {{Meganekko}}
* SanityBall: She holds this in "The Kids Run Away" when she manages to truly relate to Louise on her level regarding her fear of getting her cavity fixed, and convinces her to see it as a game of make believe. ''This works.''
* SpeechImpediment: While no longer present, it's stated in "Purple Rain-Union" that she used to have this (of the PorkyPigPronunciation variety).
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[[folder:Hugo Habercore]]
!Hugo Habercore
->'''Voiced by:''' Sam Seder

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City health inspector, Linda's former fiance, and constant thorn in Bob's side.

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Tropes associated with Hugo:
* AlliterativeName
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: 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.
* BlondesAreEvil
* DirtyCoward: Refuses to help Bob, Mort, and Teddy deal with the [[ItMakesSenseInContext mechanical shark in the basement]], despite being more than willing to mock them for incompetence. He is more than willing to help with "crowd control", though.
* DrunkWithPower: Whenever he's on the Belchers' case.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: 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.
* EvilIsPetty: Almost rarely 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."
* FatBastard: 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.
* GreenEyedMonster: He only hates Bob for being married to Linda.
* IWarnedYou: 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).
* ObstructiveBureaucrat
* OutOfFocus: In Season 4.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Returns from a hiatus because Bob's Burgers was about to be shut down - by another health inspector.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: 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.
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[[folder:Ron]]
!!Ron
->'''Voiced by:''' Ronald Lynch

Hugo's partner and only friend.

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Tropes associated with Ron:
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Hugo.
* NiceGuy: 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 it's 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.
* OnlySaneMan: Tries his best to curb Hugo's vendetta with Bob.
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[[folder:Marshmallow]]
!Marshmallow
->'''Voiced by:''' David Herman

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Oh, hey, Marshmallow."]]
A friendly prostitute and semi-regular customer of Bob's Burgers.

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Tropes associated with Marshmallow:
* AmbiguousGender: At first, however, it was mentioned or made clear somewhere that she is a transexual, likely one that is a flat-chested post op.
** That said, Bob comments (while trying to prove Linda is wrong, to be fair) 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.
* HartmanHips: Has huge hips, even for the art style.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: She is really nice and is one of the prostitutes that remind Tina that she has a good father.
* PhraseCatcher: "Oh, hey, Marshmallow."
* TrademarkFavoriteFood:
--> "If you show me a sweet potato pie, I am on ''top'' of it."
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Normally, a person in a scandalously revealing monokini would attract some attention (mostly shock and disgust, considering Marshmallow's sexual identity), 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.
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[[folder:Philip Frond]]
!!Philip Frond
->'''Voiced by:''' [[Series/MadTV David]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Herman]]

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A guidance counselor at Wagstaff Junior High whom most of the Belchers, especially Bob and Louise, consider either annoying or pathetic.

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Tropes associated with Mr. Frond:
* BitchInSheepsClothing
** in "Bob Day Afternoon"
-->'''Mr. Frond''': Why would you do a job without Rodney! You stupid idiot!
* ButtMonkey: The Belcher kids love to screw him over and prank him (cf. "The Frond Files")
* DesignatedVillain: 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 [[spoiler: 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 Zombie Friend Fiction Butloose
--> '''Tina''': Touching butts had been banded by the horrible Headmaster Frond.
--> '''Mr. Frond''': What?
* DirtyCoward: 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!
* HippieTeacher: Has shades of this.
* {{Hypocrite}}
* ItsAllAboutMe: "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}}
* LawfulStupid
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Slightly.
* TheScrappy: In-universe, few people actually like him.
* StrawLoser: 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.
* WouldHitAGirl: 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Doctor Yap]]
!!Doctor Yap
->'''Voiced by:''' [[Film/TheHangover Ken Jeong]]

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The family's dentist, a rather insane and pathetic man.

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Tropes associated with Doctor Yap:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Gale originally, using "The Prince of Persuasia's" sexually harassing pick-up techniques. One involved making sure Gale couldn't get away from him by physically cornering her in a room.
* CasanovaWannabe
* DudeWheresMyRespect
* EarlyBirdCameo: Tina painted a nude of him in "Art Crawl".
-->'''Bob''': Was he naked with you?\\
'''Tina''': I took artistic license.
* GreenEyedMonster: Does not like the fact the Beta's prefer Bob over him.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially in his second appearance in "My Big Fat Greek Bob".
** TookALevelInJerkass
** TookALevelInKindness: In "The Kids Run Away" he is a lot more nicer and rational than his last two appearances.
* {{Manchild}}
** PsychopathicManchild
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: He's been pranking Beta House for years and making them think it was the Alphas so he would be more appreciated.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Yap" is slang for a person's mouth.
* ObliviousToLove: Is entirely ignorant to 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.
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: To his old frat, Beta House.
* VanityLicensePlate: Has one on his yellow sports car: [=BRN2DRLU=]. [[note]]"Born to drill you.", possibly a DoubleEntendre because [[DontExplainTheJoke he's a dentist]] but it can also be referencing his CasanovaWannabe trait.[[/note]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler: Shaves his head and steals Beta House's stuffed iguana to instigate massive retaliation against the Alphas.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Edith and Harold Cranwinkle]]
!!Edith Cranwinkle and Harold Cranwinkle

Owns an art shop called ''Reflections''.

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* BigGuyLittleGuy
* EvilOldFolks: 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.
* FatAndSkinny
* HenpeckedHusband: Harold.
* MoralGuardian: 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.
* NiceHat: Harold's.
* TheNicknamer: Harold never calls Bob by his real name.
* PunchClockVillain: 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.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Edith, especially to Bob.
* SitcomArchnemesis
* YesMan: Harold
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gretchen]]
!!Gretchen

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A friend of Linda's whose love life is very messed up.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer
* AxCrazy
* DarkAndTroubledPast: 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.
* DumbBlonde
* FormerlyFat: In one episode she loses weight using a diet consisting of fruit and vegetable peels. However due to NegativeContinuity she's back to her old body shape.
** TruthInTelevision: This is very common with cockamamie fad diets. People lose weight, gain it right back, and often harm their health along the way. AndThatsTerrible.
* IJustWantToBeLoved
* LackOfEmpathy
* SatelliteCharacter: She increasingly became a character who only showed up in Linda-related stories.
* TheSociopath: See DarkAndTroubledPast.
* StalkerWithACrush
* {{Yandere}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ginger]]
!!Ginger

Linda's best friend who is never seen on screen, though Linda frequently talks to her over the phone.

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* TheGhost
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: 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!
* NoodleIncident: 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!
* SatelliteCharacter
* ShoutOut: Possibly to ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies''. 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 GilligansIsland.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jen]]
!!Jen
->'''Voiced by:''' Wendy Molyneux

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Occasionally appears to babysit Gene, Tina and Louise. A generally meek person, she's usually thoroughly unprepared for their hijinks.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Yeah, don't tickle Jen. Like, ever.
* ShrinkingViolet
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Felix]]
!!Felix Fischoeder
->'''Voiced by:''' [[Film/TheHangover Zach Galifianakis]]

Mr. Fischoeder's even more off-kilter brother.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: In his first appearance, though it's quietly dropped in "Wharf Horse".
* BigBad: Of the "How Bob Saves/Destroys The Town" two-parter.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler: He turns out to be Cain.]]
* CloudCuckooLander: His grasp on sanity makes Calvin seem almost well adjusted.
* EyeScream: Is offhandedly revealed to have stabbed out his brother's eye.
* HeelFaceTurn: Has second thoughts about [[spoiler:leaving Bob and Calvin to drown]] and goes back to save them.
* ManipulativeBastard: Uses Bob's desire for a nice burger joint to manipulate him into trying to get Calvin to sell Wonder Wharf
* SanitySlippage: Granted he wasn't really sane to begin with, but Bob convincing Mr. Fischoder not to sell Wonder Wharf causes him [[spoiler: to hold them both at gunpoint and tie them under the pier to be drowned by the tide.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mickey]]
!!Mickey
->'''Voiced by:''' [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Bill Hader]]

A bank robber who befriended Bob.

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Tropes associated with Mickey:
* AffablyEvil: At first Bob was terrified of him, but once he was [[spoiler: 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.
* FriendlyEnemy: When he was still a bank robber (and sometimes when he still causes trouble), he was this to the Belchers.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: PlayedForLaughs. 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 [[spoiler: Louise was going to double-cross him]] he reveals that he’d use his share to [[spoiler: 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 [[spoiler: 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.
* VillainousFriendship: With his old partner Rodney, to the point where he looked up to him.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: His job at the Wharf always keeps changing, whether it is controlling the Rollercoaster or “The Scramble Pan”.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:"Big Bob"]]
!“Big Bob” Belcher
->'''Voiced by:''' H. Jon Benjamin ("Bob Fires the Kids" only), Bill Hader

Bob’s father, and the owner of Big Bob's Diner.

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Tropes associated with Big Bob:
* AbusiveParents: When Bob (our main character) was a kid, Big Bob would have him work in the restaurant all summer rather than let his son play outside and make friends, resulting in Bob befriending inanimate objects.
** In “Father of the Bob” we see that he wouldn’t give his son a chance to make his own burgers, insisted that he listen to him and follow the menu he created, and throws out the burger Bob made.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite how overcritical he was, he did still try to get along with his son, giving him a Christmas present of [[spoiler: changing the restaurant from “Big Bob’s Diner” to “Big Bob’s and Son’s Diner” and wanting to be partners (only for Bob Jr. to refuse due to how impossible his dad was)]].
**By the end of “Father of the Bob”, Bob realizes that his father [[spoiler: kept the first review of Bob’s Burgers]]; they both apologize for how they both treated each other. Bob says he’s sorry for how he handled saying no to Big Bob’s offer and accepts Big Bob for who he is, and Big Bob apologizes for being impossible to work with, and says Bob has done well for himself and should be proud.
* ControlFreak: Refused to let Bob change the menu at all. It's why [[spoiler: Bob choose not to become partners with him]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: We don’t see his face, but we hear his voice, and get our first glimpse at what kind of father he was in “Bob Fires the Kids”.
** His restaurant also makes an appearance in the background of many episodes, as a picture in Bob’s living room
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In “Bob Fires the Kids” Big Bob sounds like Bob, but a bit deeper, unlike “Father of the Bob” where he sounds completely different.
** In “Bob Fires the Kids” Bob and Linda also say that Big Bob sold his diner, and some ladies had bought the place. Fast Forward to “Father of the Bob” Big Bob still has the same diner, and it’s still where it was in the flashback implying that he either bought his Diner back, or this has been retconned.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Made his son work each summer instead of having fun, and was always critical of how he would cook. But he does love his grandchildren, and his son enough to [[spoiler: keep the first review of his restaurant]], admits that he is hard to work with, and believes that his son has done fine on his own, and should be proud.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sergeant Bosco]]
!Sergeant Bosco
-->'''Voiced by:''' Gary Cole

A police sergeant who has interacted with the Belchers on occasion.
[[/folder]]
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