Bad Tina

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"Bad Tina"
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Tina starts hanging out with Tammy to get closer to Jimmy Jr.
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 8
Directed by Jennifer Coyle
Written by Holly Schlesinger
Editing by Mark Seymour
Production code 2ASA10
Original air date May 13, 2012
Guest actors

Jenny Slate as Tammy
Laura Silverman as Andy
Sarah Silverman as Ollie

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"Bad Tina" is the eighth episode of the second season of Bob's Burgers.[1] It aired on the Fox network on May 13, 2012.[1]


Tina shows new girl Tammy around the school, but after the rebellious Tammy eggs her on, Tina shows her a spyhole into the boys locker room, but they get caught and sent to detention. The now-rebellious Tina starts to become upset with her parent, and when they leave her to babysit Gene and Louise while they see Cake (a show presenting patty-cake in the style of Stomp), she invites Tammy, Zeke and Jimmy Jr. to her house and Tammy convinces them to get "drunk" off of (non-alcoholic) margarita mix, until Jimmy Jr. accidentally breaks one of her porcelain toys and Tina tells them to leave. Tammy, however, steals Tina's notebook full of potentially embarrassing "erotic friend fiction" and blackmails her with it, while Gene and Louise force her to do their chores so they don't reveal the margarita party to their parents.

While trying to sneak out with margarita mix for Tammy, Tina gets caught and is grounded, and an upset Tammy warns her that she'll read her friend fiction out at lunch the following day. The next morning, a distraught Tina finally cracks and tells her mom, Linda, everything, and Linda tells her that she's the only person who can make her feel embarrassed and not to care what anyone else thinks. This cheers her up, and she decides to write some new friend fiction to read out herself instead. Gene and Louise, having found out about Tammy's blackmailing, steal back the notebook, but Tina still decides to read her story Buttloose (like Footloose but with "touching butts") only to have the entire cafeteria laugh at her, until Tammy has a sudden bout of flatulence, and the school laugh at her instead, causing her to flee with embarrassment, farting the whole way. Tina, now relieved, thinks that things have turned out OK.


This episode is rated TV-14 for suggestive dialogue (D) and offensive language (L).

Burger of the Day[edit]

  • "Sit and Spinach Burger"
  • "Sweaty Palms Burger (comes with hearts of palm)"


At The Onion's A.V. Club, Les Chappell rated the episode a "B-". "Of the manic bag of personality disorders that is the Belcher siblings, I have to admit that Tina is my favorite of the three," Chappell writes. However, "Everything is resolved in fairly anticlimactic fashion...Bob’s Burgers is capable of so much more."[2]


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