Bob the Butler

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Bob the Butler
Directed by Gary Sinyor
Produced by Esther Randall & Gavin Wilding
Written by (story)
Jane Walker Wood
Steven Manners
Jane Walker Wood
Steven Manners
Gary Sinyor
Starring Tom Green
Brooke Shields
Genevieve Buechner
Benjamin B. Smith
Rob LaBelle
Valerie Tian
Simon Callow
Iris Graham
Music by David A. Hughes
Cinematography Jason Lehel
Edited by Richard Overall
Distributed by First Independent Pictures
Vivendi Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • November 2005 (2005-11)
Running time 90 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5,000,000
Box office $7,000,000(DVD Sales)

Bob the Butler is a 2005 family comedy film about Bob Tree (Tom Green), who decides to get a job as a butler after going through many other jobs.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Bob, an incompetent man, is searching for an available job by alphabetical order. He had just failed all of the A's, and discovers an ad in the Yellow Pages for a butler school. He is the only one in the butler school course to pass, because all of the other people quit due to the embarrassment and pressure of the teacher, appropriately named Mr. Butler (Simon Callow. Meanwhile, Tess (Genevieve Buechner) and Bates (Benjamin B. Smith) Jamieson had just made their babysitter quit. Anne Jamieson (Brooke Shields), their single mother and neat freak, sees Bob's old babysitting ad, and desperate, hires Bob as their babysitter, even though Bob said he was now a butler. When Bob manages to put the children to bed peacefully, when other babysitters could not, Anne hires Bob to be their butler/babysitter, so she can spend more time with her boyfriend Jacques (Rob LaBelle). Throughout the movie, Bob becomes a fatherly figure to Tess and Bates who struggle with their own coming of age issues. While Bates tries to find his niche after being rejected from the school basketball team, Tess finds herself in jail after attempting to impress the queen bee of the school, Morgan (Nicole Potvin).

Bob messed up, same old, same old. He quits. Then Anne and her kids miss him, they try to get him back, but missed the boat he supposedly took to Butler school. The family goes to a car wash and sees Bob there. Anne runs out and kisses Bob, whom she chose instead of Jacques. In the end, the new family is shown at thanksgiving with an explosion in the turkey.



Bob the Butler was originally planned to be released in theaters October 2005 with a presumed PG-13 rating, but instead was aired on the Disney Channel on August 28, 2005, edited down to a PG rating. The film is now available on DVD. It was filmed in Langley City, Aldergrove and Abbotsford, British Columbia. Shortreed Elementary School was used as the school in the film.


Tom Green performed the credits music "My Name is Bob", which was a track produced by Mike Simpson of The Dust Brothers. The background music for that track ended up being used for Green's 2005 single Teachers Suck from his rap album Prepare For Impact.

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