The Second Season of Bob's Burgers first aired on March 11, 2012, and aired its season finale on May 20, 2012. It consists of nine episodes, so far being the lowest number of episodes in a season. The second season was released on DVD-R media discs via Amazon.com's Manufactured on Demand (MOD) service on May 7, 2013.
On April 7, 2011, Fox announced that they had ordered thirteen episodes for a second production season. In July, 2011, at the San Diego Comic Convention, the staff announced that they were given a nine-episode script order in addition to the thirteen episodes, which was ordered for full episodes on October 31, 2011. At the convention, the staff gave out information on what episodes were going on throughout the season, such as a Goonies parody where the kids explore an abandoned taffy factory, Bob getting involved with a hostage situation, learning about synchronized swimming, and entering the food truck industry. They also mentioned that they expected all secondary characters to return.
The second season's DVD cover features a small error in which it shows Gene and Louise in costumes from episodes in the third season. This is most likely because the episodes the costumes are from, have a second season production code.
The season received mostly positive reviews from critics, although the ratings were on the edge, as only two episodes received at least four million viewers. The season received an average of 4.18 million viewers. Despite this, the show was renewed for a third season and was nominated for three awards, the Teens Choice Award, the Critics Choice Award, and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program for "Burgerboss." The most-watched episode was "Bob Day Afternoon" with 4.40 million viewers and the least watched episode was "Beefsquatch" with 3.57 million viewers.
List of Episodes
|Screenshot||Title||Original airdate||Production code||Season Episode #||Total Episodes #||Viewers by millions|
|"The Belchies"||March 11, 2012||2ASA01||1||14||4.04|
|Teddy tells a story of hidden treasure inside an abandoned taffy factory that is about to be demolished, so the kids decide to sneak out and look for the treasure. Meanwhile, Bob and Linda have a scheduled sex night and Linda attempts to make it special by having games and sneaking Bob an enlargement pill.|
|"Bob Day Afternoon"||March 18, 2012||2ASA02||2||15||4.40|
|A bank gets robbed across the street, so Bob and Linda seek this as an opportunity to get their restaurant known when the robber orders burgers.|
|"Synchronized Swimming"||March 25, 2012||2ASA03||3||16||3.97|
|The kids con their way out of gym class with a bogus synchronized swimming independent study. Meanwhile, Bob welcomes a new soft serve ice cream machine to the restaurant.|
|"Burgerboss"||April 1, 2012||2ASA04||4||17||3.66|
|Bob brings an old-school video game in the restaurant, hoping to earn some more profits. He mistakenly challenges Jimmy Pesto to a game, and not only does he win, he writes the name on the leader board "BOB SUX". With Bob humiliated, he seeks help from a video game enthusiast after making a promise.|
|"Food Truckin'"||April 15, 2012||2ASA05||5||18||3.90|
|The Belchers beg Bob to buy a food truck to compete against the ones that are stealing his customers. Bob gives in and buys the truck. When the "Lolla-Pa-Foods-A-Festival" comes up, the Belchers bring the truck and the kids decide to cause mischief. Unfortunately, this causes a riot to rise from the other food truckers.|
|"Dr. Yap"||April 29, 2012||2ASA07||6||19||3.92|
|While Bob is medicated, he mistakes Gayle for his wife and kisses her. After she falls for him, Bob seeks help from Dr. Yap.|
|"Moody Foodie"||May 6, 2012||2ASA06||7||20||3.72|
|The restaurant receives a negative review from a vicious food critic.|
|"Bad Tina"||May 13, 2012||2ASA10||8||21||3.69|
|Tina gets detention on the night that she was supposed to babysit the kids, as Bob and Linda wanted to go out for a night. It starts from Tina turning into a teen as her personality changes.|
|"Beefsquatch"||May 20, 2012||2ASA09||9||22||3.57|
|Bob appears in a cooking segment for a talk show. It goes rather lackluster until Gene enlightens the crowd by wearing a Sasquatch mask.|
- On the DVD cover for this season, Linda wears her swimsuit and is blowing a whistle, referencing "Synchronized Swimming", while Tina is dressed and made up to look like Tammy, as in "Bad Tina". Gene's "tarred and Bob'd" look and Louise's Edward Scissorhands Halloween costume foreshadow the season 3 episodes "Broadcast Wagstaff School News" and "Full Bars", respectively.