You take your dirty children and get the hell out!
— Helen

Not to be confused with Helen Kellerman

Bob's Burgers character
Gender Female
Hair Blonde
Relatives Larry Goodwin (husband)
Behind the scenes
First "Housetrap"
Voiced by Kaitlin Olson

Helen is a character who first appears in Housetrap. She owns the beach house that the Belchers go to do a job for Teddy.

Larry Goodwin

She was married to a clock magnate named Larry Goodwin, she was his second wife. It is believed that she is a home wrecker meaning her being in Larry's life led to him leaving his first wife because Teddy sings "homewrecking" in the end credits song. They enjoyed an activity filled life together inlcluding camping, skiing and mountain climbing. He died after falling off the widows walk on top of the house on to the decorative boulders at the bottom while she watched from the rose garden. The death was classed as an accident by the police describing that the railings had come loose. Linda theorizes that she killed Larry for his clock fortune. It is later revealed that the boulders weren't always there and that Helen picked them out.

Helen maintains that Larry's death was an accident, revealing that he wasn't a good climber, describing him as a "total klutz". She later reveals that he left everything to charity except for the beach house and properties in New York and Aspen meaning that wasn't likely a potential motive.

At the climax of the episode, she invites Linda up on to the widows walk, she reveals that she didn't like Larry at all. Linda almost falls off the balcony but is saved by her because she didn't want anyone to think she killed her leading to a similar predicament experienced by her in the episode.

Later Bob finds an old toolbox buried with a hammer and two nails in it, implying that Helen did indeed kill Larry by loosening the railings. But since Bob was under the effects of painkillers he saw it as Helen pretending not to have tools so that Teddy would work for her. Earlier Teddy did indeed mention that she didn't have any tools.


Helen is described by Teddy as the "sweetest little thing." Her hospitality appears to be second to none as she offers Bob painkillers and makes hot chocolate for all. She doesn't appear to be at all annoyed with the Belchers entering her beach house without permission. She mentions she used to take a lot of painkillers implying she was an addict. She takes some while she prepares some for Bob.

Relationship with Teddy

Teddy is hired to maintain her vacation home which is what leads to the Belchers volunteering to move the lawn furniture. They accidentally break in to the house out of curiosity. Teddy and Helen have a friendly relationship which includes drinking tea on the deck. During the episode Teddy starts to think that Helen likes him. At the end of the episode, Teddy falls off the roof after describing Helen in a positive way. She is taken by this and when he and the Belchers leave Linda suggests that both of them visit Bob's Burgers for a meal on the house.


Helen will appear again in "The Helen Hunt."