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  • The correct title of this episode is Burger War, this is evidenced on the public catalog of the US Copyright Office,[1] Fox's official press release,[2] and a shirt produced with the episode names on its back for the 100th episode.[3] Many sources including iTunes call the episode Burger Wars.
  • This was the last episode written by show creator Loren Bouchard until "Topsy" in Season 3. It was also the only episode written solely by Bouchard until the Season 13 finale, Amelia.
  • First episode where no new voice actors are credited and the credited cast had all voiced characters in at least one episode before this one.
  • The Pesto Family's real last name is Poplopovich, as revealed in this episode.
  • Andy and Ollie Pesto, first seen in Art Crawl, are revealed to be Pesto's twin sons.
  • This is one of the only episodes where the Store Next Door ("ROCKY REFUGE RACCOON SANCTUARY") is referenced in the episode itself.
  • In the flashback showing karaoke night at Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria a sign says "Gnocchi-oke, Italian karaoke".
  • First episode to use the current style of text on the intro credits and end credits.
  • When Gene cuts off his rat-tail, instead of the closed captioning including the brief "Bye-Bye" musical sting, a line of dialog for the hair is shown saying, "Wait, can't we talk about this?!".
  • This episode was the third produced but aired as the tenth. This episode was meant to serve as the official introduction to the Pesto Family, Calvin Fischoeder, Trev, and Coach Blevins but they all first appear in episodes aired before this one. Mort's mother also makes her first appearance but doesn't speak until her second appearance in "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins." Bob also mentions the rent being month-to-month in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" which Fischoeder only implements at the end of this episode.
    • However, at one point in the episode, Louise mentions how Tina had kissed Jimmy, Jr. before, which happened in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?". It's likely that line was added in post production in order to keep in line with the broadcast continuity.
  • Hugo was supposed to appear in this episode according to a promotional image, although it was likely from a scene cut for airtime. The possible deleted scene didn't appear on the DVD release of the first season.
  • The book Louise reads about voodoo in this episode is called "WhoDoVooDoo."
  • This episode was the least watched in Season 1, with only 4.00 million households tuning in to watch it. Despite this, all episodes in seasons 5, 6, and 7 failed to reach this figure.
  • The episode received positive reviews from critics.
  • When Bob and Linda go to Jimmy Pesto's to confront him, a table tent flier shows "Pasta La Vista, Baby!" which refers to an iconic line in the 1984 film The Terminator.
  • Another side of the table tent shows Piano Bar Tuesday Oldies But Goodies! with Frank and Zelda. This may refer to the famous early 20th century American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Fitzgerald. In real life, however, the Fitzgeralds were both long-since deceased before the time the show started.
  • The mother of John Roberts, Linda's voice actor, has actually said she wants her cremated ashes thrown at Tom Selleck's face,[4] which may inspired the line in the episode.


  • The flower vase Linda sets out on the counter disappears by the time Mr. Fishchoeder arrives at the restaurant.
  • Linda places a coffee down on the counter, presumably for Mr. Fischoeder to drink at the same time Bob serves him the burger, but it disappears following the close-up shot after she places it down.
  • Jimmy Pesto's hair that Louise cuts off keeps disappearing and reappearing on his head.
  • One of Pesto's burgers with an Italian flag decoration appears in a close-up shot of Bob and Linda but doesn't appear elsewhere. Interestingly the burger appears in the aforementioned promo image that got deleted. Likely missed by the animation team after the scene got cut.
  • In some shots the buttons on Jimmy, Jr.'s vest are on the wrong side.
  • In Jimmy's Pesto's. A random person was holding a Besto-burger when it was taken off the menu


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Season Episodes
0 The Demo
1 Human FleshCrawl SpaceSacred CowSexy Dance FightingHamburger Dinner TheaterSheesh! Cab, Bob?Bed & BreakfastArt CrawlSpaghetti Western and MeatballsBurger WarWeekend at Mort'sLobsterfestTorpedo
2 The BelchiesBob Day AfternoonSynchronized SwimmingBurgerbossFood Truckin'Dr. YapMoody FoodieBad TinaBeefsquatch
3 Ear-sy RiderFull BarsBob Fires the KidsMutiny on the WindbreakerAn Indecent Thanksgiving ProposalThe DeepeningTinarannosaurus WrecksThe Unbearable Like-Likeness of GeneGod Rest Ye Merry Gentle-MannequinsMother Daughter Laser RazorNude BeachBroadcast Wagstaff School NewsMy Fuzzy ValentineLindapendent WomanO.T. The Outside ToiletTopsyTwo for TinaIt Snakes a VillageFamily FracasThe Kids Run the RestaurantBoyz 4 NowCarpe MuseumThe Unnatural
4 A River Runs Through BobFort NightSeaplane!My Big Fat Greek BobTurkey in a CanPurple Rain-UnionBob and DeliverChristmas in the CarSlumber PartyPresto Tina-oEasy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercialThe Frond FilesMazel TinaUncle TeddyThe Kids Rob a TrainI Get Psy-chic Out of YouThe EquestranautsAmbergrisThe Kids Run AwayGene It OnWharf HorseWorld Wharf II: The Wharfening
5 Work Hard or Die Trying, GirlTina and the Real GhostFriends with Burger-fitsDawn of the PeckBest BurgerFather of the BobTina Tailor Soldier SpyMidday RunSpeakeasy RiderLate Afternoon in the Garden of Bob and LouiseCan't Buy Me MathThe Millie-churian CandidateThe Gayle TalesLi'l Hard DadAdventures in Chinchilla-sittingThe Runway ClubThe Itty Bitty Ditty CommitteeEat, Spray, LindaHousetrapHawk & ChickThe Oeder Games
6 Sliding BobsThe Land ShipThe HaunteningGayle Makin' Bob SledNice-CapadesThe Cook, the Steve, the Gayle, & Her LoverThe Gene & Courtney ShowSexy Dance HealingSacred CouchLice Things Are LiceHouse of 1000 BouncesStand by GeneWag the HogThe Hormone-iumsPro Tiki/Con TikiBye Bye Boo BooThe Horse Rider-erSecret Admiral-irerGlued, Where's My Bob?
7 Flu-ouiseSea Me NowTeen-a WitchThey Serve Horses, Don't They?Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?The Quirk-ducersThe Last Gingerbread House on the LeftEx MachTinaBob ActuallyThere's No Business Like Mr. Business BusinessA Few 'Gurt MenLike Gene for ChocolateThe Grand Mama-pest HotelAquaticismAin't Miss Debatin'Eggs for DaysZero Larp ThirtyThe Laser-inthThelma & Louise Except Thelma is LindaMom, Lies, and VideotapeParaders of the Lost FloatInto the Mild
8 BrunchsquatchThe Silence of the LouiseThe Wolf of Wharf StreetSit Me Baby One More TimeThanks-hoardingThe BleakeningV for Valentine-dettaY Tu Ga-Ga TambienThe Secret Ceramics Room of SecretsSleeping with the FrenemyThe Hurt SoccerCheer Up, Sleepy GeneThe Trouble with DoublesGo Tina on the MountainAre You There Bob? It's Me, BirthdayBoywatchAs I Walk Through the Alley of the Shadow of RampsMo Mommy Mo ProblemsMission Impos-slug-bleSomething Old, Something New, Something Bob Caters for You
9 Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for NowThe Taking of Funtime One Two ThreeTweentrepreneursNightmare on Ocean Avenue StreetLive and Let FlyBobby DriverI Bob Your PardonRoller? I Hardly Know Her!UFO No You Didn'tBetter Off SledLorenzo's Oil? No, Linda'sThe Helen HuntBed, Bob & BeyondEvery Which Way but GooseThe Fresh Princ-ipalRoamin' Bob-idayWhat About Blob?If You Love It So Much, Why Don't You Marionette?Long Time Listener, First Time BobThe Gene MileP.T.A. It Ain't SoYes Without My Zeke
10 The Ring (But Not Scary)Boys Just Wanna Have FungusMotor, She BoatPig Trouble in Little TinaLegends of the MallThe Hawkening: Look Who's Hawking Now!Land of the LoftNow We're Not Cooking with GasAll That GeneHave Yourself a Maily Linda ChristmasDrumforgivenA Fish Called TinaThree Girls and a Little WharfyWag the SongYurty Rotten ScoundrelsFlat-Top o' the Morning to YaJust the TripTappy Tappy Tappy Tap Tap TapThe Handyman CanPoops!… I Didn't Do It AgainLocal She-roPrank You for Being a Friend
11 Dream a Little Bob of Bob Worms of In-Rear-mentCopa-Bob-banaHeartbreak Hotel-oweenFast Time Capsules at Wagstaff SchoolBob Belcher and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad KidsDiarrhea of a Poopy KidThe Terminalator II: Terminals of EndearmentMommy BoyYachty or NiceRomancing the BeefDie Card, or Card TryingAn Incon-Wheelie-ent TruthMr. Lonely FartsSheshank RedumptionY Tu Tina TambiénFingers-looseSome Kind of Fender BenderfulBridge Over Troubled RudySteal Magazine-oliasTell Me Dumb Thing GoodVampire Disco Death Dance
12 Manic Pixie Crap ShowCrystal MessThe PumpkineningDriving Big DummySeven-tween AgainBeach, PleaseLoft in BedslationStuck in the Kitchen with YouFOMO You Didn'tGene's Christmas BreakTouch of Eval(uations)Ferry on My Wayward Bob and LindaFrigate Me KnotVideo Killed the Gene-io StarAncient Misbehavin'Interview with a Pop-pop-pireThe Spider House RulesClear and Present GingerA-Sprout a BoySauce Side StorySome Like It Bot Part 1: Eighth Grade RunnerSome Like It Bot Part 2: Judge-bot Day
13 To Bob or Not to BobThe Reeky Lake ShowWhat About Job?Comet-y of ErrorsSo You Stink You Can DanceApple Gore-chard! (But Not Gory)Ready Player GenePutts-givingShow Mama from the GraveThe Plight Before ChristmasCheaty Cheaty Bang BangOh Row You Didn'tStop! Or My Mom Will Sleuth!These Boots Are Made for StalkingThe Show (and Tell) Must Go OnCrows Encounters of the Bird KindWhat a (April) Fool BelievesGift Card or Buy TryingCrab-solutely FabulousRadio No You Didn'tMother Author Laser PointerAmelia
14 Fight at the Not Okay Chore-ralThe Amazing RudyThe PickleoretteRunning Down a GeneBully-ieve It or NotEscape from Which Island?The (Raccoon) King and IWharf, Me Worry?Fraud of the Dead: Zombie-docu-pocalypseThe Nightmare 2 Days Before ChristmasMission Impossi-BobJade in the ShadeButt Sweat and Fears
Unknown season The Big StieblitzkiThe Right Tough StuffTo Catch a BeefThe Tina Table: The Tables Have Tina-edDon't Stop Be-cheesin'For Whom the Doll ToesThey Slug Horses, Don't They?Hope N' Mic NightBoogie DaysDog Christmas Day After AfternoonAdvice Things Are Ad-NiceMr. Fischoeder's OpusLike a Candle in the GymSnackfaceThe Place Beyond the PineconesThe Lost City of AtlanticInsomnibobWild Steal-ionsMr. Safebody
See also: Episode Guide