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The Second Season of Bob's Burgers first aired on March 11, 2012, and aired its season finale on May 20, 2012. It consists of nine episodes, so far being the lowest number of episodes in a season. The second season was released on DVD-R media discs via's Manufactured on Demand (MOD) service on May 7, 2013.


On April 7, 2011, Fox announced that they had ordered thirteen episodes for a second production season. In July, 2011, at the San Diego Comic Convention, the staff announced that they were given a nine-episode script order in addition to the thirteen episodes, which was ordered for full episodes on October 31, 2011. At the convention, the staff gave out information on what episodes were going on throughout the season, such as a Goonies parody where the kids explore an abandoned taffy factory, Bob getting involved with a hostage situation, learning about synchronized swimming, and entering the food truck industry. They also mentioned that they expected all secondary characters to return.

The second season's DVD cover features a small error in which it shows Gene and Louise in costumes from episodes in the third season. This is most likely because the episodes the costumes are from, have a second season production code.

This is the first season to:

  • To be animated overseas at Yeson Entertainment and Hanho Heung Up
  • To be animated traditionally using Toon Boom Harmony
  • To have the Wilo Productions and Buck & Millie Productions logo at the end. The Buck & Millie Productions logo would remain until Worms of In-Rear-ment.


The season received mostly positive reviews from critics, although the ratings were on the edge, as only two episodes received at least four million viewers. The season received an average of 4.18 million viewers. Despite this, the show was renewed for a third season and was nominated for three awards, the Teens Choice Award, the Critics Choice Award, and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program for "Burgerboss." The most-watched episode was "Bob Day Afternoon" with 4.40 million viewers and the least watched episode was "Beefsquatch" with 3.57 million viewers.

List of episodes[]

Screenshot Title Original airdate Production code Season Episode # Total Episode # Viewers in Millions #
2ASA01 Sq08 Sh02-0078 "The Belchies" March 11, 2012 2ASA01 1 14 4.04
Teddy tells a story of hidden treasure inside an abandoned taffy factory that is about to be demolished, so the kids decide to sneak out and look for the treasure. Meanwhile, Bob and Linda have a scheduled sex night and Linda attempts to make it special by having games and sneaking Bob an enlargement pill.
Sq28 Sh06-0001 "Bob Day Afternoon" March 18, 2012 2ASA02 2 15 4.40
A bank gets robbed across the street, so Bob and Linda seek this as an opportunity to get their restaurant known when the robber orders burgers.
2ASA03 Sq40 Sh07-0044 "Synchronized Swimming" March 25, 2012 2ASA03 3 16 3.97
The kids con their way out of gym class with a bogus synchronized swimming independent study. Meanwhile, Bob welcomes a new soft serve ice cream machine to the restaurant.
22 24 "Burgerboss" April 1, 2012 2ASA04 4 17 3.66
Bob brings an old-school video game in the restaurant, hoping to earn some more profits. He mistakenly challenges Jimmy Pesto to a game, and not only does he win, he writes the name on the leader board "BOB SUX". With Bob humiliated, he seeks help from a video game enthusiast after making a promise.
2ASA05 BobsFoodTruck R5 "Food Truckin'" April 15, 2012 2ASA05 5 18 3.90
Bob buys a food truck to compete against the ones that are taking his customers. He soon decides that he likes working in the truck more than in the restaurant. When the "Lolla-Pa-Foods-A-Festival" comes up, the Belchers bring the truck and the kids cause mischief. This prompts a riot from the other food truck operators.
2ASA07 Sq31 Sh17-0147 "Dr. Yap" April 29, 2012 2ASA07 6 19 3.92
While Bob is medicated, he mistakes Gayle for his wife and kisses her. After she falls for him, Bob seeks help from Dr. Yap.
2ASA06 Sq27 12 tk2-0301 "Moody Foodie" May 6, 2012 2ASA06 7 20 3.72
The restaurant receives a negative review from a vicious food critic.
210 04 05-0121 "Bad Tina" May 13, 2012 2ASA10 8 21 3.69
Tina gets detention on the night that she was supposed to babysit the kids, as Bob and Linda wanted to go out for a night. It starts from Tina turning into a teen as her personality changes.
209 14 07-0052 "Beefsquatch" May 20, 2012 2ASA09 9 22 3.57
Bob appears in a cooking segment for a talk show. It goes rather lackluster until Gene enlightens the crowd by wearing a Sasquatch mask.


  • On the DVD cover for this season, Linda wears her swimsuit and is blowing a whistle, referencing "Synchronized Swimming", while Tina is dressed and made up to look like Tammy, as in "Bad Tina". Gene's "tarred and Bob'd" look and Louise's Edward Scissorhands Halloween costume foreshadow the season 3 episodes "Broadcast Wagstaff School News" and "Full Bars", respectively.
  • Season 2 is the shortest season of the series only containing 9 episodes.

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