Bob’s Burgers: 4 episodes to watch for Galentine’s Day

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If you’re looking for something different to watch on Galentine’s Day, then Bob’s Burgers is a good option. These 4 episodes are a great place to start.

When you think of Galentine’s Day, Bob’s Burgers probably isn’t the first show to come to mind. Maybe it’s because the show is named after Bob but the show is a great pick for Galentine’s Day. 9 seasons in, the series has a plethora of episodes to choose from. From episodes focusing on the Belcher ladies or friendship or love, there’s no shortage of great episodes in each season.

Picking episodes out for Galentine’s Day is tough. It truly will depend on what you and your friends want to see. In combing through the show’s previous and current seasons, there’s basically an episode for every mood you might be in. With all of them on Hulu, you have free reign to watch whatever episode you want.

However, if you’re looking for some specific Galentine’s Day recommendations, then this list is for you. In keeping with the traditional Galentine’s Day definition, each episode will feature “ladies celebrating ladies.” While I’m only focusing on 4 episodes, the show has a huge backlist and I’m sure you can find much more to choose from. Let’s get into the 4 Bob’s Burgers episodes that scream Galentine’s Day.

1. “Purple Rain-Union”

The first episode to make the list is from season 4 and that’s “Purple Rain-Union.” It follows Linda attending her high school reunion and getting their band together to perform at it. Linda doesn’t want to at first after another band, Bad Hair Day completely blew them out of the water and went on to become famous.

Throughout the episode, Linda learns to appreciate the band and embrace who they are. They might not be famous, but they’re having fun. It’s also a great episode for Linda and her sister, Gayle. What makes this a great Galentine’s Day pick is that Linda gets some advice from the babysitter she hired and finds the confidence she needs.

“Purple Rain-Union” is still funny while also being a little sappy. Throughout the episode, you really grow to care for the band and how much Linda loves it. Plus it’s a musical episode and Bob’s Burgers is at its best when there is music involved. This episode is perfect if you’re looking for some great sisterly moments, good music and seeing Bob struggle with his skin. You’ll find out about that when you watch!

2. “Boyz 4 Now”

This second episode is a personal favorite and a solid pick for Galentine’s Day. “Boyz 4 Now” is such a relatable episode and one that doesn’t get enough credit. The episode follows Tina and Louise going to the Boyz 4 Now concert where Louise gets a crush on one of the members and the shenanigans that ensue when they try to get backstage.

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This episode, in particular, showcases the sisterly bond between Louise and Tina. It’s a pairing the show rarely uses. In this episode, Louise truly celebrates Tina for being a teenager as weird as that sounds. As for Tina, she’s the “experienced” one who is able to guide Louise through this confusing time for her. It’s awesome to see these two bonding over their mutual love for the band.

The episode isn’t all about sisterly love, though. This episode is hilarious as it points fun at fangirls. It does so out of love and Louise even commends them for putting their heart through all of it. “Boyz 4 Now” makes for a great Galentine’s Day pick because it’s a topic so many of us are familiar with. No doubt, you and your girlfriends have a band you loved or were obsessed with.

Similar to “Purple Rain-Union,” this is another musical episode and you can never go wrong there. The episode also has an iconic Tina line: “I’m no hero. I put my bra on one boob at a time like everyone else.” If that doesn’t make you want to watch, then I don’t know what else will.

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3. “The Grand Mama-Pest Hotel”

If there’s one episode that celebrates ladies, then it’s a Mother’s Day episode and “The Grand Mama-Pest Hotel” served as the show’s first. The episode follows Linda and Tina going on her school trip where Tina makes a new friend, thus leaving Linda to feel replaced. It’s an incredibly relatable episode for both moms and daughters alike.

“The Grand Mama-Pest Hotel” celebrates both Linda and Tina. Tina celebrates Linda for being a great mother and best friend but isn’t afraid to tell her the truth. Maybe sometimes Tina does want to hang out with her friends and that’s alright. The mother-daughter relationship between Linda and Tina is so special and it’s what makes this episode so memorable.

In a way, this episode is about Tina as much as Linda. The episode does have some comic relief with Bob, Teddy, Gene and Louise having his bachelor party. For the most part, it’s a relatively humor-less episode about the relationship between a mother and a daughter. This is a perfect Galentine’s Day pick if you plan on spending it with family or having a girls day with your mom.

4. “V for Valentine-detta”

Last but certainly not least is arguably the best episode on the list. It’s actually the episode that inspired me to make this list. Entitled “V for Valentine-detta,” it served as their Valentine’s Day episode for season 8. However, it does make for a great Galentine’s Day watch, too.

The episode is about Tina dealing with heartbreak with Louise and Linda trying to cheer her up. There are some shenanigans along the way, mostly due to their incredibly fun limo driver, Nat. It’s all about celebrating Tina and getting her to have as much fun as possible. It’s no easy feat, but Linda, Louise and Nat try their best. Plus it has a great girl power song, too.

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While the other ladies try, the episode is about Tina accepting what happened and dealing with it herself. It’s an important message that tends to get lost especially with teenagers. By the end of the episode, Tina’s still hurt but not nearly as much. “V for Valentine-detta” is the perfect Galentine’s Day episode because it’s relatable yet funny as heartbreak can sometimes be. Of all the episodes, I recommend this one as a must-watch!

Do you plan on watching Bob’s Burgers for Galentine’s Day? Are there any episodes I missed? Be sure to let me know in the comments!