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Linda Belcher
Gender Female
Hair Black
Age 40's
Occupation Housewife

Cook at Bob's Burgers

Relatives (see Belcher Family)

Al (father)
Gloria (mother)
Gayle (younger sister)
Bob Belcher (husband)
Gene Belcher (son)
Tina Belcher (daughter)
Louise Belcher (daughter)
Big Bob (father in-law)

Behind the scenes
First "Human Flesh"
Voiced by John Roberts
ALRIGHT!
— Linda

Linda Belcher is the wife of Bob Belcher and the mother of Tina, Gene, and Louise. She is voiced by John Roberts.

Personality

Linda supports her husband Bob's dream through thick and thin. She has a joyful enthusiasm for whatever she undertakes, from dinner theater to synchronized swimming to road rage.

She is lenient and supportive toward her whole family, while still garnering their love and respect. She is especially kind to her unstable sister, Gayle, encouraging Bob to have a pretend affair with her to raise her self-esteem, and allowing Gayle to hang many anus-themed paintings in the restaurant.

Linda is substantiated by many bourgeois and motherly stereotypes. She is extremely outgoing, flamboyant, feminine, and has absurd obsessions with performing arts and dramatic tradition - she will occasionally take extreme measures to pursue these and make her family/bystanders join her in enacting this. She sings the most of all characters. In Hamburger Dinner Theater, she lies to Bob, telling him she is going to Pickles while going to see a pirate themed dinner theater show. It is possible that Linda may have seen the show before, as she sings along with the actors.

She's always on the lookout for a surprise birthday party or unexpected anniversary present, and her faith in Bob is unwavering. She's prone to bursting into song after a visit to her beloved musical dinner theater, and though she thinks she's an excellent hostess, her blood boils when guests aren't willing to make small talk. Linda is a pushover, always being easily convinced by her kids to do all the work on their school projects, but she doesn’t think she’s a pushover. Louise in particular, can make Linda do whatever she wants. For example, she has her get the family together for a family meeting, to get her to be the kids swimming coach, and to sell Bob's espresso machine.

Linda is shown to have an obsession with baby related things such as porcelain baby dolls as shown in Burgerboss, a dutch baby pancake in Christmas in the Car and miniature water bottles in Dawn of the Peck.

Appearance

Linda is often seen wearing a red shirt with a v-neck collar (two buttons up until The Runway Club), her iconic red glasses, and wearing blue jeans and yellow shoes with socks. Her skin and hair color are the same as her husband's. She also is seen mostly wearing an apron covering most of her legs.

In bed she wears a white and pink nightdress.

In other episodes, she has been seen wearing blue shorts and a purple t - shirt, a purple twist neck dress and workout gear.

Trivia

  • Bob and Linda's wedding anniversary is September 3rd. Linda uses the "9 is divisible by 3" method to remember their anniversary date.
  • A major source of inspiration for Linda from John Roberts was his mother, and him mocking/making fun of her when he was a child.
  • Linda's birthday is June 3rd. Her age is unclear as she stutters when she tries to say it in Eat, Spray, Linda but it sounds to be either 43, 44 or 45 which would make her older than Gayle who is 42.
  • Linda used to be engaged to Hugo
  • Linda may be an alcoholic.
  • Her favorite toilet is at The Royal Oyster Hotel.
  • It is implied that Linda wore braces when she was growing up (Slumber Party).
  • It is implied that Linda wears glasses because she is nearsighted as in Housetrap she raises her glasses to try and look at Helen's ring in a picture up close.
  • Has underwear over thirty years old (Hawk & Chick).
  • Doesn't have a passport (Hawk & Chick).

Memorable quotes

  • "When I die I want you to cremate me and throw my ashes in Tom Selleck's face."
  • "No one sheds like this family, it's like a bunch of Chewbaccas."
  • "Hit him in his handsome groin!"
  • "I dreamed that I was breast feeding Gene again, but he had a long, white beard, like Santa Claus. Oh, it was freaky!"
  • "Well, I may have slipped a penis pill in your casserole. Surprise!"
  • "Don't tell me not to have a crap attack! I'll have a crap attack anytime I want!"
  • "It's rated R for really boozy, starring me."
  • "Oh! My face!"
  • "Ginger's cat died, but in a really funny way. "
  • "Oh, honey. I already picked out what it'll say on your tombstone."
  • "Here goes the hair, and, there goes the hair, and, where is Harry Truman? He's dead in the ground, he's dead in the ground, he's dead dead dead dead dead!"
  • "Good kids eat cotton, bad kids eat notton'."
  • "Wine helps me drink."

Gallery

Main article: Linda Belcher/Gallery

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