1. “Tina-rannosaurus Wrecks”
(Season 3, Episode 7)
If “Burgerboss” is an A, “Tina-rannosaurus Wrecks” is an A+. If “Burgerboss” is an A+, this one is an A++. It stands high above all other Bob’s Burgers episodes, which isn’t an insult to the show—most TV shows can’t even manage a single episode this masterful.
When Bob lets Tina drive the car in a nearly empty parking lot, she (of course) crashes. From there, the episode ventures into fraud, guilt, and blackmail, as the family becomes inadvertently involved with slimy insurance agent Chase (voiced by Bob Odenkirk). There’s also a B-plot where, with the Belchers’ car in the shop, Mort offers to drive Gene and Louise around and comes to regret it. But the true greatness of the episode comes from the way the family is brought together in their effort to take down Chase, which gives the main cast a lot of room to work off of each other. The main problem with much of seasons four and five was that they separated the family too often, because the show is truly at its funniest and most effective when the Belchers all come together.
Best moment: When Tina has a fender bender.
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