Try as they might, the Belchers are terrible at running a small business. While the titular Bob’s Burgers always manages to keep its doors open, there is always the sense that they are one bad lunch rush away from losing it all. As bad as they are in turning a profit, however, they are equally as ingenious at creating the perfectly delicious Burger of the Day pun.
The show has featured over a hundred of these puns over the course of seven seasons (and change) and fans have even taken their love of the creative burgers to the next level by making them in real life, which may be the most mouthwatering bit of fandom to date. Still, all burger puns are not created equally, and so, by taking creativity, pop culture relevance, and perceived tastiness — very important, because no one really wants to eat the “Peas and Thank You” burger — into account, we ranked the best puns to date.
20. “She’s A Super Leek Burger”
(Season 3, Episode 6 “The Deepening”)
First of all, leeks are an underutilized vegetable, so bravo to Bob for letting his culinary muscles flex a bit. But, that damn song is going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day, which could either give your afternoon a shot of disco realness or you’ll have lost your mind before dinnertime.
19. “Say It Ain’t Cilantro Burger (Doesn’t come with cilantro… because cilantro is terrible)”
(Season 3, Episode 1 “Ear-sy Rider”)
While it does have an amazing Weezer based name, it’s really the postscript that gets this burger pun on the list. Cilantro is one of the most divisive herbs (yes, herbs can be VERY divisive), and the Belcher’s hardline stance is the right one.
18. “Hit Me With Your Best Shallot Burger”
(Season 1, Episode 10 “Burger Wars”)
One of the best parts of Bob’s Burgers is the indefatigable spirit of Tina, a strong and smart preteen who dances to the beat of her own drum. She loves butts, zombies, and erotic friend fiction, so of course she would love a good Pat Benatar power ballad. It is the ultimate form of emotional catharsis.