|Bob's Burgers character|
|Tina Ruth Belcher|
|Occupation|| Blueberry Delivery Girl (formerly)|
Grill Cook at Bob's Burgers
|Relatives|| (see Belcher Family)
Bob Belcher (father)
|Behind the scenes|
|Voiced by||Dan Mintz|
"I'm no hero. I put my bra on one boob at a time, just like everyone else."
— Tina Belcher
Tina Ruth Belcher is the oldest child and tritagonist of Bob's Burgers. She is a hopeless romantic with a powerful sex drive and minimal social skills. She likes horses, rainbows, butts, zombies, writing erotic fiction, and movies, as was revealed in "Crawl Space". She attends Wagstaff School with her siblings, Gene Belcher and Louise Belcher. She is voiced by Dan Mintz.
Tina's personality in essence is a quirky girl transitioning from childhood to adolescence. The child in her still clings onto her love for horses, rainbows, and zombies while her inner teenager calls her to fantasize about zombies making out, writing her feelings/activities in her diary, to write erotic fiction whether it be about friends or other people's works, and constantly thinking about her crush, Jimmy Pesto, Jr., along with anyone else she deems cute like an entire baseball team of twenty-five, for example.
Like-wise, Tina has little to no social skills. When voting who would serve a customer they thought was a child molester, Bob says they shouldn't let Tina serve him because she is bad with customers. Louise says that it isn't her fault because she's autistic, but Bob disagrees with this. Whether she is autistic or not, she still displays poor social skills whether it be her prolonged groaning when under pressure, hiding under tables, being naive, not emoting well, always speaking in a monotone or taking things very literally.
Also, Tina doesn't show emotions or emote well. Even when times are rough and she's under tremendous amounts of pressure, her voice is always inflection less, even her groans are disinterested. The only exception is when she crashes a car, lies to an insurance company (which she feels incredibly guilty about), and burns down a man's house is when her tone actually shows a little emotion from all the pressure she had endured thus far. After that she begins to emote better, a little more frequently.
Tina has quite a bit of confidence and self-worth. Initially, she conforms to the peer-pressure of shaving her legs, but regrets it when reflecting on how she did it for the wrong reasons. Then as she is discussing with her Dad on self-confidence she says that she believed that she was beautiful and became so and he should too. And to further attest to her self-confidence, she considers herself to be a smart, strong, sensual woman.
Tina has brown eyes, black hair and tan skin like the rest of her family members. Her hair is in a bob style with uneven bangs across the front. She wears a yellow barrette on the right side. Like her mother, Tina's eyesight is impaired. She wears glasses to correct the problem.
Her usual attire consists of a light blue t-shirt, a navy blue skirt, white tube socks with a red stripe, and black high-top sneakers that resemble Chuck Taylor All-Stars. In more formal situations, Tina wears a purple dress and black shoes. She sleeps in a light purple top, with grey bottoms, and occasionally slippers.
Her winter attire usually consists of simply a purple sweatshirt and scarf over her usual blue skirt, but in "Dr. Yap", when they are skiing, she wears a magenta coat and ski pants. When out at night in "The Land Ship", while playing Cupid in "The Gene and Courtney Show", and while at horse camp in "The Horse Rider-er", she wears long blue pants instead of her skirt.
Jimmy Pesto Jr.
In every episode with Jimmy Jr. it's shown that Tina has intense romantic feelings for him, and according to Tina she has logged over 125 fantasy days with him and "You don't just throw that away!"
Tina meets Brett in the restaurant after he mistakenly believes Tammy is different like him in “Sleeping with the Frenemy”. Brett begins to like Tammy, not knowing that Tina is actually the one feeding her lines, and Tina realizes she had caught feelings for him. At the end of the episode, Tina reveals to Brett that he was talking to her all along and they kiss.
Jeff was an easy breezy shoe box with the name "Jeff" on him that appeared in "Tina and the Real Ghost". Tina thought Jeff was a ghost who lived inside the box, but it turned out that Louise tricked her into thinking he was a 13-year-old boy. Took Jeff to many places such as Wonder Wharf and a Butterfly exhibit.
Jordan Cagan is a boy that does graffiti known as Ghost Boy. Tina discovers that he is the Ghost Boy and she decides to hang out with him to add spice to her life.
Joe Harrison is a boy with whom Tina makes eye contact with in "Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?." After learning that he's in detention after their first meet she sabotages Mr. Frond's reading week display in order to be detained with him. Throughout the episode, Tina attempts to get him to make eye contact with her again, eventually he does.
In "Ain't Miss Debatin" Tina joins the Debate club and during debate Henry is attracted to her due to her mad debating skills. Afterwards they have a debate on whether they should date, Con being Henry and Pro being Tina, Tina wins and is only dating Henry due to logic. During finals she begins to have a crush on a New Zealand boy Duncan due to how boys with long necks and thick accents or speech impediments are her weakness. After battling with emotions and logic Tina kisses Duncan. During the finals Tina breaks up with Henry due to her not being able to fall in love with him
In "Can't Buy Me Math", Tina and Darryl enter as 'Cupid's Couple' at the Valentine's dance so Darryl can get near his crush Rosa Batista. The plan works but Tina is later shown to have genuine feelings for Darryl after their staged breakup. She later drops the bombshell about their staged romance to Rosa and she leaves him but they later make up over the video game, Moats.
- In the early production days of Bob's Burgers, Tina was originally a boy named Daniel, named after Dan Mintz. Later on, however, the staff felt like it wouldn't work, so they changed the sex of the character and gave the character a new name: Tina (though Mintz could still voice Tina as the producers thought that it could pass as an awkward teenage puberty voice).
- Tina is a member of Thundergirls troop 119.
- Unlike many siblings on TV (both animated and Live Action) the Belcher children are shown to get along very well, they are almost always, and are often shown to be each other's go-to playmates and confidants.
- Tina was originally 12 at the beginning of the series, she celebrates her 13th birthday in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?".
- Tina is in eighth grade as revealed in "Adventures in Chinchilla-Sitting".
- Has size 8½ feet. ("God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins")
- Tina is left-handed. She can be seen writing erotic friend fiction with her left hand in "Bad Tina" and playing a left-handed guitar in "The Frond Files".
- Tina used to be a thumbsucker. ("Ambergris")
- Tina's middle name is Ruth.
- All of Tina's love interests, with the exception of Nathan, Henry Haber, and Darryl, have names that start with the letter J.
- She participated in the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS research. She nominated Paul Rudd, Chris Harrison and Scott Van Slyke from the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team because she says, "all of whom would look good in a wet t-shirt." Paul Rudd later voiced Jericho, her imaginary horse friend in "The Horse Rider-er".
- Wears a retainer ("The Cook, The Steve, The Gayle, & Her Lover").
- Dislikes parrots after her experience with one saying "Nerd alert!" in a flashback cutaway in "Moody Foodie
- Tina is 13 and still believes in Santa ("Christmas in the Car")
- Is a member of the Hormone-iums vocal group.
- She is the secretary of a Boyz4Now fan club run by Krissy Davis ("Bye Bye Boo Boo").
- Tina's favorite flowers are Gardenias ("Can't Buy Me Math")
- In "Crawl Space", Tina states that Bob let her watch Night of the Living Dead when was eight years old, and a running gag has Tina thrashing in her sleep due to her strange dreams of zombies and kissing. She believes her sub-conscience and her budding sexuality are the main cause.
- She has a body pillow named Jeffrey, mentioned in "Food Truckin'".
- She used to chew on the sofa when she was a baby.
- Linda chewed her food for Tina when she had her tonsils removed.
- She owns cats pajamas ("Slumber Party")
- Her toy Equestranauts doll, Chariot, was bought by Bob the night before her fifth birthday after he and Linda realized they didn't have anything for her
- Her favorite Boy4Now is Griffin.
- Tina has shoplifted a tube of chapstick.
- Hasn't had a new pair of glasses since she was six years old. ("The Bleakening")
- Like her brother Gene, Tina has some similarities to Bobby Hill from King of the Hill:
- Both got the chance to drive their respective father’s vehicle.
- Both got to ride a horse.
- Both are voiced by someone of a different gender. Tina is voiced by Dan Mintz and Bobby is voiced by Pamela Adlon.
- Both are 13 years old.
- Both have a good relationship with their fathers.
- Tina also has some similarities to Spike from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic:
- Both occasionally had great moments of heroism.
- Both are voiced by someone of a different gender. Tina is voiced by Dan Mintz and Spike is voiced by Cathy Weseluck.
- Both just seem to get along better with many characters who are of the opposite genders and feel comfortable about it.
- Both have a love interest that they care about and have feelings for. Tina is friends with Jimmy Jr. and Spike is friends with Rarity.
- Both love an inanimate object. Zombies for Tina and Gems for Spike.
- Both tend to do something unusual for us. Groans for Tina and Fire Breaths for Spike.
- "I am a smart, strong, sensual woman."
- "If we see any mermaids I'm gonna ask them where their merginas are."
- "My heart just pooped its pants."
- "Time for the charm bomb to explode."
- "I want a dry-erase board so I can write down all my private thoughts and then erase them immediately."
- "My crotch is itchy."
- "I'm no hero, I put my bra on one boob at a time like everyone else."
- "Do you think horses get songs stuck in their heads?"
- "And if boys had uteruses, they'd be called duderuses."
- "If you need me, I'll be here on the floor dying."
- "Is it possible to be in love with 25 people at once?"
- "Just when I think I'm out, those cheeks pull me right back in."
- "Wow, Gene's really athletic."
- "Oh it's okay. I guess I wasn't meant to have a good life."
- "Our toaster is also confused. It doesn't know why we put bagels in it."
- "It's his butt."
- "Lets just act like a normal family... on vacation with their sexy dentist."
- "Your ass is grass, and I'm gonna mow it."
- "Dad, if you believe you're beautiful, you will be. I did."
- "What's a transvestite hooker?"
- "Don't worry, Gene. There's plenty of manatees in the sea. But there's not, really, because they're endangered."
- "Thanks, Dad, you're the best pimp I'll ever have."
- "Jimmy Jr. had a chance to hitch his trailer to the Tina truck, but now it's headed down the highway to Joshville. Honk, honk."
- "No! Stop interpreting! This whole date has been about you, not me! Jimmy Jr., I don't know if you can understand me, but this is the date I wanted. We'd watch a movie, probably 27 Dresses, then we'd walk along the beach at low tide and find a cozy place to sit in the kelp and kiss."
- "It's called fate and it's great."
- "The hand wants what the hand wants, I can't tell where your back ends and your butt begins."
- "Hahahahahahahahaha...that's was my evil laugh...and I have something caught in my throat."
- "I'm ready to dominate."
- "This is the biggest man cave ever, and Tina's going spelunking."
- "Horse butt."
- "Oh, hell neigh!"
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