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The Belcher family (Clockwise from top: Bob, Tina, Gene, Louise, and Linda.)

The Belcher Family is the main family on the show.

Family Members

Main Family

Extended Family

Bob's relations

  • Mrs. Belcher (Bob's mother, Linda's mother-in-law/Tina, Gene and Louise's paternal grandmother)
  • Big Bob (Bob's father, Linda's father-in-law, /Tina, Gene and Louise's paternal grandfather)
  • Ernest Lombard (Bob's maternal uncle, Linda's uncle-in-law,/Tina, Gene and Louise's great uncle)
  • Vanessa (Bob's cousin, Linda's cousin-in-law, Big Bob's niece/Tina, Gene and Louise's first cousin once removed)

Linda's relations

  • Gloria (Linda's mother, Bob's mother-in-law/Tina, Gene and Louise's maternal grandmother)
  • Al (Linda's father, Bob's father-in-law/Tina, Gene and Louise's maternal grandfather)
  • Gayle (Linda's sister, Bob's sister-in-law, /Tina, Gene and Louise's maternal aunt)
  • Burt (Gloria's father, Al's father-in-law, /Linda and Gayle's grandfather, Bob's grandfather-in-law /Tina, Gene and Louise's great grandfather)

Appearance

The Belcher family share most of their physical traits, signifying strong genetic makeup. The family patriarch Bob has black hair, olive skin, and a great deal of body hair. Since Linda shares some of these qualities, it is typical that their children would inherit their parents' physical appearance.

Trivia

  • Loren Bouchard describes their ethnicity as, "For better, for worse we gave [the main characters] the name Belcher so at least one of Bob's parents hails from some French or French-Canadian lineage. But in a perfect world, we'd have the show about a sort of Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German polyglot."[1]
  • Teddy thought Bob may have had a Mediterranean (such as Greek or Italian) origin. However, in the episode "Lice Things Are Lice", Bob replies "I'm not Mediterranean." indicating Teddy is likely wrong.
  • Belcher is an name that originates from Gaulish and the language d'Oïl, implying the family has French or French-Canadian heritage.

References

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