|Bob's Burgers character|
|Occupation||Works at the family restaurant|
|Relatives|| (see Belcher Family)|
|Behind the scenes|
|Voiced by||Kristen Schaal|
— Louise Belcher
Louise Belcher is the youngest member of the Belcher family. Her off-balance sense of humor and hunger for conflict makes her somewhat of a liability in the kitchen, and often gets her family both into and/or out of tricky situations. Like her siblings, Gene and Tina, Louise goes to Wagstaff School, where she is a 4th grader.
Louise has black hair and tan skin like the rest of the family members. She wears her hair in pigtails with chartreuse yellow hair ties. She is almost never seen without wearing her trademark pink rabbit ear hat. She wears a green frock and black sock-less Mary Jane shoes. She is 4'8" tall and weighs 85 lbs.
Her nightwear sometimes consists of a light green shirt and 3/4 length shorts, and more often a light blue classic pajama set. She sometimes wears pink or yellow rabbit slippers.
Louise is a bright mischievous yet manipulative child, especially considering her place as the youngest in the family. Frequently seen giving her older siblings (and sometimes adults) advice and making quick-witted remarks, she displays many signs associated with high intelligence, including her tendencies towards being aloof and manipulative, but also encompasses her cunning, logic, and problem solving skills.
Despite Louise's mischievous nature she is not malicious. Though she loves a good prank, she never aims to hurt anybody. Despite this, she has been known to go overboard in episodes like "Topsy" and "Glued, Where's My Bob?"
Louise is shown to highly value her personal space and things and reacts with extreme prejudice when they are threatened. She even proclaimed that in the event of her death nobody was to touch her stuff and that she would leave it all to her ghost (It Snakes a Village).
Louise can pick-locks, steals from and tricks her siblings but is always ready to help them when they need it, because despite her unwillingness to admit it, she tends to have a soft spot for the people she cares about. Her recklessness is met with a heart of gold as she tends to help those in need, such as pulling down the pants of a bully who picked on Pocket Sized Rudy in Thelma & Louise Except Thelma is Linda. Louise doesn’t show affection often, but when she does it’s usually by coming up with plans to help people when they’re in a crunch.
Louise becomes extremely attached to inanimate objects, especially her her Kuchi Kopi night-light and in Bed & Breakfast, Crawl Space, and Flu-ouise. In It Snakes a Village, Louise creates a "will" and leaves all her stuff to her ghost and orders that no one touch her stuff. This is contrasted against her infrequency to express affection to her loved ones.
Louise is a fan of Japanese culture. She has many items of Kuchi Kopi merchandise including her favorite nightlight, toys that are based on Japanese folklore (Yōkai) creatures and is a fan of the Hawk and Chick film franchise. She might also be interested in the Goth subculture, due to having spooky plush toys, animal skulls and watching Tim Burton films. Also, in "The Frond Files", Louise is seen wearing goth clothing and multiple earrings on her bunny ears.
Louise and her father have many things in common, and she seems to have acquired Bob's quirk of making inanimate object talk in "Spaghetti Western & Meatballs", "Weekend at Mort's" and "The Kids Rob a Train". Bob and Louise's close relationship that can be seen In Hawk & Chick, when she becomes distraught over the possibility of losing touch with her father as she ages. Louise becomes jealous when Bob pays attention to others, including his plants and to Logan Late Afternoon in the Garden of Bob & Louise, and Gene in Spaghetti Western and Meatballs. The two also share a fear of the dentist, watch TV at night together, which they call the "Burn Unit" (Spaghetti Western and Meatballs).
Bob and Louise's relationship is strengthened when Bob is field trip chaperone for Louise's class in Carpe Museum. In this episode, Louise even lets slip that she plans to take over Bob's Burgers when her father retires, and we learn that she called Bob "daddy" until she was 8.
Bob is also shown to understand and respect Louise's boundaries more than Linda. When Linda gives away Louise's room when she turns their apartment into a bed & breakfast, Bob warns that this is a terrible idea (Bed & Breakfast).
Louise looks up to her father. H. Jon Benjamin, voice of Bob, claims that he believes Louise is Bob's favorite child.
Linda and Louise's relationship is not always easy, as Louise has been a known daddy's girl since she was a baby, as seen Mother Daughter Laser Razor. The two undoubtedly butt heads as Linda tries to parent willful Louise well.
While she Louise loves her mother, their relationship can be strained. While Bob recognizes that Louise needs to have her space and be herself, Linda is often overstepping and unintentionally pushing Louise away.
However, the are undeniably very alike, sharing a love of mischief and a tendency to take things too far but a strong sense of justice, as illustrated in Thelma & Louise Except Thelma is Linda. In "Eat, Spray, Linda," it is shown that Louise and Linda go to a pet store to pet the puppies seeing as Louise knows an employee, Robert, there and a puppy that she always pets, Colonel Fluffles.
Gene is Louise's older brother, but as addressed in the episode Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?, he doesn't do traditional big brother stuff. That being said, they are closer than most siblings, and choose to spend most of their free time in and out of school together with their oldest sister Tina. They even sit together at lunch, where the two play "food court" in Spaghetti Western and Meatballs.
Louise's brother often goes along with, or is even used in, her schemes and plans, like when he plays Thomas Edison in her science fair play in Topsy. He does on rare occasion protest, in episodes like It Snakes a Village and Stand by Gene.
Although older than her sister Louise by 4 years, Tina and Louise spend most of their time together with Gene, even eating lunch together at school. Like Gene, Louise often accompanies Tina to events with her friends despite being much younger.
Tina is shown to easily swayed and manipulated by Louise, and almost always follows along with her adventures and schemes. This dynamic has extended to hurt Tina in episodes like Tina Tailor Soldier Spy and Bye Bye Boo Boo. When Louise gets carried away, Tina is portrayed as the voice of reason/ conscience that reigns her little sister in and teaches her lessons about growing up.
Louise had never purposefully tried to kill or otherwise harm Rudy, which counts as a serious soft spot by her standards—since their Carpe Museum, Wine Train days. The show has never actually suggested a romance before, which makes it all the more impressive how quickly they commit to the idea once it’s out there in Bob Actually. The episode cleverly subverts Louise’s—and at least some of the audience’s—expectations by having Rudy actually carry a torch for someone else, which lets Louise move from weird, bad feelings like attraction and love and into much clearer, easier emotions like jealousy and rage.
Louise decides to meet him after school in Bob Actually. She then tells him that Chloe will not show up because she is not in love with him and she surprises him by kissing him on the mouth. Afterwards she slaps him and threatens him so he will not tell anyone about their kiss.
- Main article: Louise Belcher/Gallery
- Main article: Archer/Bob's Burgers connection
- The name Louise means "famous warrior" in Old German.
- Louise converted the hall closet into her bedroom
- Louise is the only main character to be voiced by a woman.
- Louise used to build pillow forts with her parents when she was little, as shown in a flashback from Sacred Couch.
- Besides her siblings, Louise seems to be friends with the Pesto twins; and even better Regular Sized Rudy; In the episode "Slumber Party", she makes friends with Jessica who hasn't appeared in the series since.
- In "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs" (season 1), Louise is seen crying for the first time, and for the second time in "Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?" (season 7).
- In "The Unnatural," Louise claimed to have sold her soul and suffered no ill effects.
- Louise told Tina Belcher that she only poops once a week, as shown during the episode, "Broadcast Wagstaff School News".
- As said in "Hamburger Dinner Theater", Louise hates Canada.
- Louise uses mostly her right hand, but in "Crawl Space" she is seen to do coloring with Mr. Frond's crayons using her left hand, hinting that she may be ambidextrous.
- Louise is often seen drawing ("Crawl Space", "Li'l Hard Dad")
- Louise is closer to her dad than her mom, even when she was an infant she preferred Bob over Linda.
- Starting in the Episode "Boyz 4 Now", Louise has an extreme crush on boyband member Boo Boo, of which she is completely embarrassed (The Hauntening, Bye Bye Boo Boo, Just One of the Boyz 4 Now for Now)
- Louise often gets detention, as seen in The Cook, the Steve, the Gayle & Her Lover. Once, she even got in school suspension (Thelma & Louise Except Thelma is Linda).
- Louise and Regular Sized Rudy shared their first kisses in the Valentine's Day episode "Bob Actually".
- According to Creator Loren Bouchard in an interview with AV Club, Louise’s quintessential rabbit ears are based off a character from the anime Tekkonkinkreet, claiming “You get a little cognitive dissonance where you experience Louise both as a little girl and Bugs Bunny at the same time.”
- “Sorry, I'm saving my spit and blood for my honeymoon.”—"Burger Wars"
- “Turns out dad has been putting murdered cows in our hamburgers.”
- “And I'm going to get my gun license, finally.”
- “I hope they're using protection because I am not taking care of that baby.”—"Crawl Space"
- “Why don't you start speaking in words instead of your DAMN DIRTY LIES!”
- “Your room looks like it was decorated by a perverted jockey.”
- “I said shut your mouth, it's art crawl.”
- “Hey, I don't appreciate your lack of sarcasm.”
- “The treasure's in the crack of the ass, I can smell it.”—"The Belchies"
- “Don't tell me to shut up!”
- “And I told you I have a raging staph infection under here! Touch this hat and we all go down! You want to play dodge ball in the hospital?!”
- “Full bars? Full bars! FULL BARS? She just gave us Full-Sized Chocolate Bars! Does she know? Oh my god! Was it an accident?”—"Full Bars"
- “Kissing is like a fight with lips.”
- “I smell fear on you.”—"Beefsquatch"
- “Yeah! Messing with Tina is a privilege, not a right!”—"Bad Tina"
- “Dad, why does art crawl suck so much?”
- “YOU SMELL LIKE OINTMENT AND PEE!”
- “Alright listen up! So all these suckers come out for art crawl. And they all wanna pay money for crap. So paint some crap and we can sell it.”
- “Dad, I'm nine. I spit out vegetables and hide them around the house.”
- “SICK!”—Many episodes
- “Yeah, who wouldn't want to molest this face?”—"Human Flesh"
- “You have to pull... yourself... together. You have two children and a Louise to take care of!”
- “I told you, wipe front to back.”
- “YOU SHUT UP, MOM!”
- “You hear me, people? I'm saying it loud and proud; I... LIKE... BOO BOO!”
- “It's Louise, as in 'Jeez Louise, You're the best!”—"Topsy"
- “SHUT UP! IT DOESN'T MATTER!”