Bob’s Burgers: 6 quintessential Teddy episodes including Season 10

BOB'S BURGERS: When Teddy finds himself doubting his abilities as a handyman, the kids build up his confidence in the "The Handyman CanÓ episode of BOBÕS BURGERS airing Sunday, April 26 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. BOBÕS BURGERS © 2020 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
BOB'S BURGERS: When Teddy finds himself doubting his abilities as a handyman, the kids build up his confidence in the "The Handyman CanÓ episode of BOBÕS BURGERS airing Sunday, April 26 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. BOBÕS BURGERS © 2020 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. /

Despite not being related, Teddy has been the focus of Bob’s Burgers multiple times. For Season 10, it’s “Handyman Can” along with five others.

If there is one animated side character who became a family, it’s easily Teddy from Bob’s Burgers. For most of us out there, we have friends who are as close as family. The same can be said about the television world, too.

In particular, a lot of side characters eventually become part of the main cast due to their connection. In live-action shows, it’s pretty common, but not so much in the animation world.

Making his first appearance in “Crawl Space,” Teddy quickly became a larger part of the series due to him always eating at the restaurant. In a lot of ways, it doesn’t feel like the Belcher family is complete without Teddy. Considering how depressed Teddy can be, being a part of the Belcher family is exactly what he needs. Thankfully, Teddy has gotten his own time in the spotlight as well.

If you love Teddy like most of us do, it’s only right to look at some of his best episodes. This is of course due to Teddy being in the spotlight for the first time in Season 10. It took the writers a while but they eventually gave him his own episodes. Even though the Belcher family is present, the episode is solely focused around Teddy.

Before getting into the episodes, there will be spoilers from this week’s Bob’s Burgers episode, “The Handyman Can.”

6. “Uncle Teddy”

The first episode is actually the first to be named for Teddy. While Teddy has had some plotlines in previous episodes, Season 4 was his first title appearance. Serving as the season’s 14th episode, “Uncle Teddy” follows Teddy taking care of the Belcher kids while Bob and Linda are away for the weekend. Things are going great until Tina gets wrapped in a boy and Teddy has to save her when the time comes.

This episode is incredibly special for Teddy. It’s the first time he’s referred as part of the Belcher family when Tina calls him “Uncle Teddy.” It’s such an adorable moment for Teddy even though Bob and Linda show up shortly after. If you like how sweet Teddy is, this episode only proves how much sweeter he can be. There is no better place to start when it comes to Teddy episodes than “Uncle Teddy.”

5. “Friends with Burger-Fits”

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Switching gears, “Friends with Burger-fits” is an episode focusing on Bob and Teddy’s friendship. The episode follows Bob as he finds out Teddy’s health is poor due to him eating Bob’s Burgers all the time.

Bob tries to dissuade him but eventually gets roped into helping Teddy exercise. Things backfire when Bob admits he doesn’t think Teddy is his best friend but rather his best customer. Thankfully, things work out, in the end, culminating in Teddy carrying Bob across the threshold of the restaurant.

This is a perfect example of Teddy putting everyone before himself. He likes the burgers and Bob so much he won’t stop eating them. Even though the episode doesn’t have a clear resolution for him, it’s more about Bob and Teddy’s friendship. Coupled with Linda’s song about them, the episode is a must-watch if you enjoy Bob and Teddy’s friendship.

4. “Sea Me Now”

Moving ahead to Season 7, this episode doesn’t namedrop Teddy but it’s an episode dominated by him. Serving as the second episode of Season 7, “Sea Me Now” gives us a little bit of backstory into Teddy’s life before meeting the Belchers. When they agree to meet him for a trip on his boat, the family soon finds out Teddy is doing it to impress his ex-wife Denise which he fails miserably at. Eventually, the family is able to convince Teddy he should get over Denise and be happy.

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This is the first episode where we get a glimpse of Teddy’s past. We’ve heard him bring up his ex-wife but we had yet to meet her. Considering how badly Teddy wanted to impress her, it’s clear he loves her. Either way, the Belchers are able to convince him otherwise and show him how great it is. While it might not be as cheerful as an episode, it does fit with what we know about Teddy.

3. “Thanks-hoarding”

Finally, we’re talking about a holiday episode focused on Teddy. Serving as Season 8’s Thanksgiving episode, “Thanks-hoarding” follows the Belcher family as they help Teddy prepare to host Thanksgiving. Upon finding out his family is coming to visit, Teddy enlists Bob to help with the food while Linda and the kids get his dining room set up. The episode takes a weird turn as the family finds out Teddy is a hoarder and they try to help him which only makes the problem worse.

Eventually, they’re able to find the root of the problem and end up getting to spend Thanksgiving with Teddy since his family won’t be there. This is another glimpse into Teddy’s past, another sad memory but the Belchers try to make up for it.

If this episode doesn’t prove Teddy’s a part of the Belcher family, none will. Considering how much I adore “Thanks-hoarding,” I’m a little biased but this is one of the best Teddy episodes ever produced.

2. “The Helen Hunt”

In the Season 5 episode, “Housetrap,” we were introduced to Helen, a widow who hired Teddy to work on her house. It’s clear Teddy was attracted to her and eventually, wanted to be in a relationship with her. We didn’t see Helen again until Season 9 in which Teddy wants to be with her but the circumstances are less than ideal. Thankfully, the Belchers are there to help steer Teddy in the right direction.

It’s seldom we ever hear about Teddy’s love life so this episode was interesting. If anything, it proves Teddy isn’t the best judge of character. Either way, it shows much the Belchers care about him as they all want to set him up with someone.

Even though things don’t go as planned, it’s unlike any Teddy episode before it. While we haven’t heard about Teddy’s love life since “The Helen Hunt,” this episode is an essential watch if you want to know more about Teddy.

BOB’S BURGERS: 2020 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
BOB’S BURGERS: 2020 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. /

1. “The Handyman Can”

All of these episodes are leading up to this week’s Bob’s Burgers. Entitled “The Handyman Can,” it’s obvious this one is centered around Teddy. Before getting into the plot, there will be spoilers from this week’s Bob’s Burgers. With that being said, let’s get into the episode and see how the show treats Teddy. It’s been a while since he’s been in the spotlight so hopefully, they’ve cooked up something special.

“The Handyman Can” starts with the family waiting for Teddy to get there to fix a light in the walk-in. Teddy explains he made a mistake while helping Reggie and has lost his confidence as a handyman. The kids take it upon themselves to help Teddy so they can still go to the trampoline park by coming up with “made-up” scenarios in which he helps the family. Eventually, the kids are able to convince him. Since the Belchers believe in him, Teddy is able to believe in himself again.

This episode could end up being the reigning champ as it was so nice to see how much Teddy appreciates and loves the Belchers. Even though things didn’t go in their favor, they were able to help Teddy. If anything, it proves just how much Teddy sees the Belchers as his family. Despite Teddy not going any of the things they mentioned, he still likes their stories. In the end, Teddy’s happy and that’s all that matters.

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What did you think of “The Handyman Can?” Do you have a favorite Teddy episode? Be sure to let us know in the comments!