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Calvin Fischoeder
Gender Male
Age 60s
Occupation Entrepeneur/Landlord
Relatives Felix Fischoeder (younger brother)
Grover Fischoeder (cousin)
Behind the scenes
First "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?"
Voiced by Kevin Kline
Bob, Linda, your children are refusing to acknowledge me.
— Calvin Fischoeder

Calvin Fischoeder (more commonly referred to as Mr. Fischoeder) is Bob's wealthy and odd landlord. He owns the building Bob's Burgers resides in and many other properties on Ocean Avenue. He also owns the Wonder Wharf amusement park, the "Wonder Wharf Wonderdogs" baseball team and some other shady side businesses.

In some episodes, he has an antagonistic role, such as "Torpedo", "An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal", "Wharf Horse (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town - Part I)", "The Deepening" & "The Oeder Games".

Profile

Appearance

Mr. Fischoeder is a tall, slightly chubby elderly man with peach skin, light-gray hair, a wrinkly face and thick eyebrows. He wears an eyepatch over his left eye. He also wears a white suit with a pink shirt underneath, a purple tie and white shoes. He is 6'2.

Personality

Mr. Fischoeder is the more dominant of the two Fischoeders, shown by both his greater age and how others, including Felix, usually respect him more than his brother. While he has been shown frequently and rather meanly teasing Felix, he obviously cares deeply about him, as shown by the fact that he was willing to pay $4,000 to bribe Bob to cover Felix's attempt to murder both of them.

He does not have a strong sense of morals and is willing to cut corners and blame other people to protect himself or someone he cares about. He has strong familial connections and his relatives have a large influence on him; both he and Felix are shown to have cared about their father and each other. He owns many of the properties around town, including the rental property next to Bob's Burgers, Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria, the baseball stadium and team, the Wonder Wharf amusement park, etc. He generally refuses to eat his tenants' food with the exception of Douchie Sushi. He also has some shadier side businesses that include cab driving, gambling and possibly abortions. Mr. Fischoeder wears a white suit, an eye patch and sometimes a white cape, and drives around town in a golf buggy with the license plate "BIGFSCH." Louise describes him as being "one white cat away from being a supervillain." He had considered not renewing Bob's lease until he tried Bob's most difficult specialty burger, the "Meatsiah," after which he declared Bob a Beefartist. Mr. Fischoeder orders "blueberries," which are a cover for buying marijuana from Cooper & Beverly in "Bob Fires the Kids".

In "An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal", he appears when he has the Belcher family pose as his family so he can impress a woman who was once his flame. He also appears in "The Deepening", when he buys a mechanical shark that was once used for a shot in a movie. He begins showing negligence as soon as the shark goes on the loose and begins to destroy the city. In "Topsy", he and Linda's sister, Gayle, sing a duet for Louise called "Electric Love", a song based fictionally on the relationship between Topsy the Elephant & Thomas Edison.

Though often an antagonist in the series, Calvin Fischoeder becomes a more sympathetic character in "Wharf Horse", where his eccentric nature pales in comparison to his brother Felix's darker, more violent personality. The inversion of the colors of Felix's outfit may be a physical manifestation of his true nature: while Calvin cuts corners (such as with the Wonder Wharf rollercoaster) and limits Bob financially, he never directly tries to harm anyone. Felix, on the other hand, is extravagant and tries to be likable, but is ultimately concerned with his own desires to the point where he will try to hurt, or even kill, anyone who prevents him from getting his own way.

Trivia

  • Mr. Fischoeder's first appearance was in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?", although this is going by broadcast order. In production order, he was given a proper introduction, along with several other characters in "Burger War".
  • His last name is a pun on "fish odor."
  • His hair is similar to Krusty The Clown's hair on The Simpsons.
  • Despite knowing Linda's name ("World Wharf II: The Wharfening"), he usually refers to her as "Mrs. Burger" or "Mrs. Bob."
  • In "Ambergris", Mr. Fischoeder's brother, Felix, appears. It is also stated in this episode that Felix took out Mr. Fischoeder's eye.
  • He often abuses or mistreats restaurants by using the facilities without ordering anything or coming in simply to get a good reception on his smartphone.
  • Not only does Mr. Fischoeder have little to borderline no morals, but several episodes have revealed that he's not not only above cutting corners and attempting to blame/frame others, but he's also been shown to not be above bribery, extortion and even violence in attempts to get his way. This is seen in the episode "Torpedo", where near the end of the episode, Bob tries to explain Gene why Torpedo is not the best role model; Fischoeder first starts off by threatening to reduce the amount of money that he gives to Bob, before finally resorting to firing his pistol in an ultimately failed attempt to keep Bob quiet.
  • An example of where Fischoeder not only attempts to frame, Bob but also demonstrates that he has little to no morals, is in "The Deepening", where he not only makes everyone believe that Bob was the "idea man" behind the shark, but even goes as far to say that Bob "poo-poo'd" his "safety concerns" when in reality Fischoeder had very little to ultimately no safety concerns at all, and didn't really care about the safety of the town.
  • Mr. Fischoeder has also been shown to be not above vandalism, and even stealing, as seen in the beginning of "Burger War", where he is seen throwing things such as bricks, rocks & loaded glass bottles at people's property. In "Teen-a Witch", it is revealed that Mr. Fischoeder is the one responsible for Bob's jack-o-lanterns disappearing. In both of these incidences, if Fischoeder was a real landlord, he either would've been arrested or gotten into serious trouble with the law and potentially even risked losing his title as landlord as a result.
  • He was once married for a week as revealed in "The Kids Run the Restaurant".
  • Mr. Fischoeder is voiced by actor Kevin Kline, who has won an Academy Award and 3 Tony Awards. He is the only performer to have won either award to voice a character on Bob's Burgers.
  • He enjoys watching World's Craziest Car Chases with his mansion's maid, Inga.
  • he can play the piano ("Nice-Capades").
  • His golf cart's license plate reads "BIGFSCH," a pun on the term "big fish," used to describe someone who is important or powerful, such as a landlord, which he is ("Teen-a Witch").
  • He doesn't make any appearances in Season 10.

Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9

Season 11

Season 12

Gallery

Main article: Calvin Fischoeder/Gallery


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