Every Thanksgiving episode of ‘Bob’s Burgers’, ranked


“Pass the cranberry sauce, we’ve got mashed potatoes!” ”

Of Seinfeld and Friends To Gossip Girl and New girl, many of our favorite shows made it Thanksgiving special, but no one can spend this grateful vacation like Bob’s burgers.

Although the first two seasons of Bob Aired without holiday episodes, Turkey Day has become a staple of the series. Over the past ten years we have seen harrowing tales of survival, disturbing tales of crimes, a whole bunch of stellar musical numbers, a tribute to My neighbor Totoro, and even a trip to space.

All of these stories are must-see. But, by planning your annual vacation Bob’s burgers frenzy, you might want to consider prioritizing some Belcher celebrations over others.

Check out Mashable’s final rankings for each Bob’s burgers Thanksgiving episode below. Then, access streaming. Happy Holidays!

10. Season 8, Episode 5: “Thanks-Hoarding”

This 2017 teddy-centric special is weirdly very sad – and, therefore, probably shouldn’t be high on your watchlist.

When the Belchers offer to help Teddy organize Thanksgiving dinner for his family, they discover his house is filled with trash. As they begin to remove the junk and old phone books from the tiny apartment, the Belchers come to a tragic conclusion: Teddy is a hoarder.

Associate this discovery with the Halloween special of season 3 death of François, Teddy’s companion guinea pig, home life for Bob’s burgerss favorite client just gets a little too dark.

“Thanks-Hoarding” manages pretty zingers and defends a pretty sweet story. But, if you’re looking for holiday cheer, this is a weird disappointment that you can probably ignore.

Best Thanksgiving One-liner: “It’s so good I’m going to wish for a second stomach!” Where is the wishbone? -Uncomfortable

9. Season 12, episode 8: “Stuck in the kitchen with you”

For Thanksgiving 2021, the Belchers decide to help out at the Elegant Doily, a retirement home, where viewers first met Zeke’s grandmother and where Tina has previously volunteered with the Thundergirls.

During this visit, we did not know the residents particularly well. Instead, we watch Bob bend under the pressure of serving dinner to an entire community as Louise takes the brunt of his frustration. It’s a bit disappointing to rehash a dynamic that we have already seen with Bob and Louise. But watching them reconcile is always so cute. Meanwhile, Gene, Tina, and Zeke put on an impromptu parade. Plus, Linda embarks on another adventure with Sergeant Bosco

Best Thanksgiving One-liner: “I am Captain Pan. I took an oath! – Louise

8. Season 11, Episode 7: “Diarrhea of ​​a Poopy Child”

In Bob’s burgers‘2020 ode to Thanksgiving, Gene has an upset stomach the best day to eat all year round. The tragic development means it’s up to Louise, Tina, Linda, Bob, and Aunt Gayle to cheer on Gene from outside the bathroom door.

If you are a fan of Bob story episodes – you know, the ones where the Belcher kids tell elaborate stories that give Bob the entertainers an excuse to take the family to fantastic worlds off the dock – so “Diarrhea of ​​a Poopy Kid” is sure to delight. (Shout out at the Breadator, a truly excellent sci-fi pun that appears in an action-adventure narrated by Louise.)

But if you’re not that much into segmented storytelling, then this episode doesn’t have much to offer. There is a lot of talk about diarrhea that, after “Worms of In-Rear-Ment” earlier this season, I could have done without. Plus, the ending is kind of a bummer.

Best Thanksgiving One-liner: Turkey, I need you by my side. I need all of you, I need your breast and thigh meat.“- Gene (plus Bob, during their duet)

7. Season 3, Episode 5: “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal”

This first installment of Bob’s burgers Thanksgiving Promotions, “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal” has a lot going on. From a dramatic shootout to a series of absinthe-fueled hallucinations, the Belcher’s vacation visit to the Fischoeder Mansion is ludicrous – and it has pros and cons.

On the negative side, the central plot depicting Linda and the kids pretending to be Calvin’s family (and consequently ruining Bob’s favorite vacation) is quite overwhelming. Sure, they do it for five months’ rent free, but a downcast, drunk, and Thanksgiving-free Bob is almost too much to take.

On the bright side, the von Trapp family style of Gene, with Tina and Louise dressing up next to Linda in a latex bridesmaid dress is a riot. Not to mention, the magical umbrella turkey is practically a Thanksgiving icon.

Best Thanksgiving One-liner: “It’s like The single person, but in the end, the one he chooses is eaten. “- Tina

6. Season 6, Episode 4: “Gayle Makin ‘Bob Sled”

Gayle is a Bob’s burgers character we never get tired of, and “Gayle Makin ‘Bob Sled” features so many things we love / hate about her – with a fun Thanksgiving twist, of course.

Faced with an early snowstorm, Bob picks up Gayle at her home on Thanksgiving morning. But, when a passing snowplow buries Bob’s car, the two are forced to walk back to the restaurant with Gayle’s cat, Mr. Business, in tow.

Continue many beloved Bob storylines, including Gayle and Mr. Frond’s romance, this snowy special isn’t the best Thanksgiving treat the series has to offer, but it’s still worth more than additional views and adds important texture to the show. Bob cannon.

Best Thanksgiving One-liner: “Gene, give me a needle. Tina, give me thread. Louise, give me a drink. Everyone’s going to have turkey surgery, stat!” – Linda

5. Season 10, Episode 8: “Now we don’t cook with gas anymore”

When a gas leak hits Ocean Avenue on Thanksgiving Day, Belchers have to get creative in their kitchen (without an oven). Soon Bob is on all fours next to a screaming campfire Independence day, while Linda and the children search for items to burn.

While watching Bob struggle for the perfect vacation is well-traveled territory, “Now we’re not cooking on gas” breathes new life into the comedic tradition. We get an important lesson from Tina, a visit from Mr. Huggins and charming firefighters – plus a glimpse of Bob’s famous Equestranauts tattoo. What more can we Bob’s burgers fan ask?

Best Thanksgiving One-liner: “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done! Including you guys!” – Bob

4. Season 9, Episode 7: “I Bob Your Pardon”

Pro: the goat with two asses is back. Downside: Corruption happened at Ocean Avenue.

Bob’s burgersSeason 9’s Thanksgiving celebration sees the Belchers embroiled in a political scandal. When the children discover that a turkey pardoned by the mayor risks certain death anyway, they ask Linda and Bob to intervene. This leads to a chase through the local countryside and a high stakes blackmail scheme that you have to see to believe.

With tons of new characters and stunning background images, it’s for sure in the top crust of the series’ Thanksgiving specials. There is nothing better than watching Bob dance in a cranberry bog. What a treat!

Best Thanksgiving One-liner: “This is a house of fresh cranberry sauce, damn it!” This is who we are. – Bob

3. Season 5, Episode 4: “Dawn of the Peck”

I can’t tell you if the science behind “Dawn of the Peck” is correct, but I can assure you that if I am ever surrounded by a horde of angry birds, the events of this episode will be my only guide.

Leaving Bob at home to talk to his turkey pear, Linda and the kids set off on Thanksgiving morning to join Wonder Wharf’s Turk-tacular Turkey Town and Turkey Trot festival. However, when the turkeys, chickens and geese at the event turn on 5,000 attendees, it becomes clear that breaking away from tradition was not such a good decision.

This episode is completely jam-packed with killer comedy tricks. From the horrific crash of The Tickle Boat to Bob drunkenly singing Donna Summer’s lyrics, every minute of this episode screams with vacation fun. (Well, okay. Maybe minus all the injuries.)

Best Thanksgiving One-liner: “It’s going to be like running bulls, but cute and safe!” – Linda

2. Season 7, Episode 6: “The Quirk-ducers”

I have said it once and I will say it again: Tina Belcher is the voice of all generations.

“The Quirk-ducers” takes you behind the scenes of Tina’s stage debut in her Thanksgiving erotic fiction turned musical “The Quirky Turkey”. There is a lot of glitz and glamor, but also horrible gore and “implied nudity” with a pig. Oh, and the songs are totally banging.

It’s a school vacation show that you really don’t want to miss. Damn, even Grandpa Potato did it.

Best Thanksgiving One-liner: “I worked hard to get a whole bunch of offal and gizzards. People don’t want to sell this stuff to a nine year old.” – Louise

1. Season 4, Episode 5: “Turkey in a Box”

The mysterious case of the toilet turkey nails everything that does Bob’s burgers Great. You have a tense, complicated and inventive plot alongside some of the funniest one-liners known from adult cartoons, which end in the most heartfelt way, Bob imaginable way.

As Bob tries to rub the family’s vacation bird with salt for three days, he finds out that someone has put the raw meat down the toilet. He and Louise each conduct independent crime investigations and identify very different suspects.

Basically a special vacation shot CSI spin-off, “Turkey in a Can” is the quintessence Bob – and it’s something we can all be thankful for.

Best Thanksgiving One-liner: “You can put a turkey in the toilet, but you cannot put me in the toilet! “—Bob

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