6. “Hawk & Chick”
(Season 5, Episode 20)
The last two episodes of season five aired on the same night, an idea I didn’t care for but also one that was made less off-putting by the fact that they were easily the two best episodes of the season. And while you’d expect that “The Oeder Games,” the biggest finale Bob’s Burgers has done, would be the better of the two, “Hawk & Chick” was my personal favorite.
When Bob and Louise spot the star of their favorite Japanese action movie series, they invite him to lunch at the restaurant. When they find out that he’s in town to reconcile with his daughter, who starred in the movies with him as a little girl, they decide to help him. While the plot isn’t as big as that of “The Oeder Games,” “Hawk & Chick” works because of how it connects the relationship between Hawk and Chick to Bob and Louise (who, as I’ve said, have my favorite relationship in the series). In terms of pure emotion, this works better than any other episode.
Best moment: When Louise gets it out of her system.