Bob's Burgers character
Mrs Merkin
Ms. Merkin
Gender Female
Hair Grey
Occupation Music teacher at Wagstaff School
Relatives Sheila (sister)
Behind the scenes
First "Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl"
Voiced by Brian Huskey

Matilda Merkin (more commonly known as Ms. Merkin) is a music teacher at Wagstaff School. She is known as the "Queen of the Keys" by Tina.

She first appears in Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl where she defects to Gene's Die Hard musical after being replaced by Doug Wheeler for Courtney's Working Girl musical after playing piano for the school musical for 24 years.

In The Itty Bitty Ditty Committee, Gene enlists her to help him become a better musician.

In The Gene and Courtney Show she is hired by Ms. LaBonz to accompany her on bongos during her morning announcements in an attempt to get one over Gene and Courtney but doesn't have any lines. She is also seen briefly in The Hormone-iums playing piano at a Hormone-iums rehearsal. She plays piano during The Quirky Turkey in "The Quirkducers" and during the Mother's and Primary Caregivers Appreciation Cabaret in "Mom, Lies, and Videotape."

She appears to be very adept at playing many musical instruments including piano, ukulele, guitar and percussion.

In "The Hurt Soccer", she comes to the restaurant to play show tunes in Linda and Gene's newly established piano bar setting. She reveals that she got fired from a production of a musical called TSA: the Musical and got replaced by a CD player in a wig. It is later revealed she was fired by her sister Sheila who's the lead actress in the production.


  • A character very similar in appearance to her appears playing piano during Electric Love in Topsy. She has shorter hair, doesn't wear glasses and doesn't wear her pants high, otherwise their appearances are identical.


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