Bob's Burgers (season 1)

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Bob's Burgers (season 1)
Bob's Burgers Season 1.jpg
DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Original network Fox
Original release January 9 (2011-01-09) – May 22, 2011 (2011-05-22)
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List of Bob's Burgers episodes

The first season of the American animated sitcom Bob's Burgers commencing airing on the Fox network in the United States on January 9, 2011, and concluded on May 22, 2011. Thirteen episodes long, the season was produced by Bento Box Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series follows the family—father Bob, mother Linda, daughters Louise and Tina Belcher, and their son Gene. The show features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts and Kristen Schaal in their roles of the Belcher family.

The series premiere, "Human Flesh", was broadcast directly after The Simpsons at 8:00 p.m., and was watched by 9.41 million viewers, making it the highest-rated new series premiere of the season.[1] The season received mixed reviews from television commentators, particularly "Torpedo",[2] "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs"[2] and "Art Crawl",[2] however some critics disliked the themes of the episodes.[3][4][5] The Volume One DVD box set, including all thirteen episodes and the initial pilot developed for 2010 airing, was released in Region 1 on April 17, 2012. It has not been released in other regions. Loren Bouchard conceived the idea for Bob's Burgers, after developing Home Movies for UPN.


No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
U.S. viewers
1 1 "Human Flesh" Anthony Chun Loren Bouchard & Jim Dauterive January 9, 2011 (2011-01-09) 1ASA01 9.38[6]
When Louise spreads a rumor at her school that human flesh is used for Bob's hamburgers, health inspector Hugo visits the restaurant and inspects it.
2 2 "Crawl Space" Kyounghee Lim Loren Bouchard & Jim Dauterive January 16, 2011 (2011-01-16) 1ASA02 5.07[7]
Bob pretends to be trapped in a crawl space in the wall while Linda's parents visit, but rescue efforts cease when he reveals the ruse after getting trapped for real.
3 3 "Sacred Cow" Jennifer Coyle Nora Smith January 23, 2011 (2011-01-23) 1ASA04 4.81[8]
Bob tries to get a documentary filmmaker to remove the cow he stations outside the restaurant to protest meat eating, but takes to the cow when he takes matters into his own hands.
4 4 "Sexy Dance Fighting" Anthony Chun Steven Davis & Kelvin Yu February 13, 2011 (2011-02-13) 1ASA06 4.19[9]
Bob has to cover for Tina when she takes a capoeira class.
5 5 "Hamburger Dinner Theater" Wes Archer Dan Fybel & Rich Rinaldi February 20, 2011 (2011-02-20) 1ASA05 4.87[10]
Linda and the kids stage a murder mystery that gets a little real when the restaurant is robbed.
6 6 "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" Jennifer Coyle Jon Schroeder March 6, 2011 (2011-03-06) 1ASA09 4.91[11]
Bob becomes a cab driver to make the extra cash to pay for Tina's 13th birthday.
7 7 "Bed & Breakfast" Boohwan Lim Holly Schlesinger March 13, 2011 (2011-03-13) 1ASA08 4.10[12]
Linda's guests don't want to participate in her bed and breakfast, so Linda invites Teddy to stay as her "perfect guest". But Louise swears revenge on him when he displaces her from her room.
8 8 "Art Crawl" Kyounghee Lim Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux March 20, 2011 (2011-03-20) 1ASA07 4.43[13]
It's Bob vs. the city art council when Linda's sister displays her work at Bob's Burgers.
9 9 "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs" Wes Archer Kit Boss March 27, 2011 (2011-03-27) 1ASA10 4.65[14]
Bob and Gene bond over classic Western movies, making Louise feel left out.
10 10 "Burger Wars" Boohwan Lim Loren Bouchard April 10, 2011 (2011-04-10) 1ASA03 4.00[15]
Bob has to drum up business before his rival, Jimmy Pesto, can take over the restaurant's lease.
11 11 "Weekend at Mort's" Anthony Chun Scott Jacobson May 8, 2011 (2011-05-08) 1ASA11 4.26[16]
Mold drives the Belchers to Mort's mortuary for the weekend. Louise tries to frighten Gene and babysitter Tina while Bob and Linda go out on a double date with Mort and an online mortician acquaintance.
12 12 "Lobsterfest" Boohwan Lim Aron Abrams & Greg Thompson May 15, 2011 (2011-05-15) 1ASA13 4.66[17]
Bob feeds the town during a storm that shuts down Lobsterfest. But when the storm passes and festivities resume, Bob, resentful of the annual event, protests it and ends up tainting the town's butter supply and incurring the town's wrath.
13 13 "Torpedo" Kyounghee Lim Dan Fybel & Rich Rinaldi May 22, 2011 (2011-05-22) 1ASA12 4.31[18]
Bob is thrilled when his baseball hero Torpedo Jones takes a liking to his burgers, but has misgivings when he realizes that Torpedo is just using the burger grease to cheat, especially when it causes Gene to cheat in a mascot race.


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