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Bob's Burgers: Season 1 (2011)




Critic Consensus: A modestly immature workplace cartoon, not without potential, that needs to work on finding its rhythm.


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This animated sitcom follows the escapades of third-generation hamburger restaurateur Bob Belcher (voice of H. Jon Benjamin), who always seems to be in a financial pickle, and his quirky family, which includes his perpetually perky missus, Linda (John Roberts), and three children. The youngest is Louise (Kristen Schaal), who sports a pink bunny-ears hat; middle child Gene (Eugene Mirman) likes to don the store's burger-and-bun mascot uniform; and eldest daughter, Tina (Dan Mintz), is a nervous and neurotic 13-year-old. First-season highlights include the premiere episode in which a health inspector arrives at the diner after Louise informs her classmates that her father's special ingredient in his meat patties is human flesh. In other standout outings, Linda and the kids stage a musical murder-mystery play at the restaurant, but an abrupt interruption impacts opening night; and Bob's hero, washed-up baseball player Torpedo Jones (Robert Ben Garant), joins the local minor-league team and befriends Bob.


H. Jon Benjamin
as Bob Belcher
John Roberts
as Linda Belcher
Kristen Schaal
as Louise Belcher
Eugene Mirman
as Gene Belcher
Dan Mintz
as Tina Belcher
Kevin Kline
as Mr. Fischoeder
Amy Sedaris
as Samantha
Robert Ben Garant
as Torpedo Jones
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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (19)

[Jon] Benjamin's me-against-the-world delivery gives the show a beating heart, reminding us that the Simpsons aren't the only lovable misfits in 'toon town.

August 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Here's a show that instantly will make you lose your appetite... The opener is riddled with juvenile humor consisting of jokes pegged to corpses, crotches and child molestation. It's almost enough to trigger a case of mad cow disease.

March 29, 2019 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

The beauty of "Bob's Burgers" lies in how its wackiness gives way to the warm fuzzies that are completely grounded in relationships and the human experience.

July 5, 2018 | Full Review…

What Bob's Burgers doesn't quite have yet is a rhythm and flow of its own.

January 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Bob's Burgers might be meatier if it gave us some reason to watch these characters. The title isn't the only thing that feels generic.

January 9, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The deadpan deliveries of its principal characters can be very moderately amusing at times. But in the end, you probably won't want fries with this one.

January 9, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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