Torpedo redirects here. If you are looking for the character, see Torpedo Jones.
Season 1, Episode 13
Production Code: 1ASA12
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Written by
Dan Fybel
Rich Rinaldi
Directed by
Kyounghee Lim
TV Rating - TV PG DLV
First Aired: May 22, 2011
List of Season 1 Episodes
The Belchies

Torpedo is the thirteenth and final episode of Season 1 of Bob's Burgers. It first aired on May 22, 2011 and featured a special guest voice from Robert Ben Garant as Torpedo Jones. Kevin Kline, Robert Ben Garant, Tim Heidecker, David Herman, Andy Kindler, Larry Murphy and Eric Wareheim guest star.


Bob buys an ad at the baseball park and closes the shop early to take the family to a game. There he discovers that his idol/role model, Torpedo Jones, has joined the local minor league team. During the 7th inning, local mascots, including the Wonder Wharf seal, run a race. The idea excites Gene, who wishes to run the race in the hamburger costume. Torpedo uses his influence to get Gene in the race, and also hires Tina as a ballgirl. She immediately begins hitting on and creeping out the entire team.

Gene wins his first race, but unfortunately forgets the name of the restaurant while being interviewed by Mr. Fischoeder, much to Bob's frustration. Torpedo begins having an amazing pitching run, which he attributes to Bob's Burgers. Bob later discovers the Torpedo is using grease from the burgers to improve his pitch. When Bob takes the news to Mr. Fischoeder, he convinces Bob it's okay to cheat for entertainment purposes. He shows Bob that all the games at Wonder Wharf are rigged and that people are removing wood from the roller coaster to create seating at the park. Bob then tells the kids it's OK to cheat for entertainment purposes. This causes Louise to suggest that Gene consider cheating as a valid option if he wants to win. Gene concedes and the next time he races, he nudges the other top-heavy mascots causing them to stumble and lose. Linda learns about the cheating and becomes angry at Bob for teaching the kids such a bad lesson. Ashamed of his actions, he decides to talk to Torpedo Jones. Torpedo tells Bob he's always been a cheater, and that he cannot be a role model for someone his own age.

Desperate to teach Gene to do the right thing, Bob enters the announcer booth to talk to him. When he nearly reveals his secrets, Mr. Fischoeder begins shooting at him with the gun he uses instead of a starter pistol. Gene decides not to cheat, and is instead knocked over by a pelican mascot. Bob tells Gene it appears karma has caught up with him, which starts an argument about karma with Mr. Fischoder, who claims there to be no such thing. At that moment, the Wonder Wharf roller coaster, stripped of many of its support beams, crashes to the ground. Mr. Fischoeder later tells Bob that he admires him and that he reminds him of his father.

Episode Navigation vte
Season Episodes
0 The Demo
1 Human FleshCrawl SpaceSacred CowSexy Dance FightingHamburger Dinner TheaterSheesh! Cab, Bob?Bed & BreakfastArt CrawlSpaghetti Western and MeatballsBurger WarWeekend at Mort'sLobsterfestTorpedo
2 The BelchiesBob Day AfternoonSynchronized SwimmingBurgerbossFood Truckin'Dr. YapMoody FoodieBad TinaBeefsquatch
3 Ear-Sy RiderFull BarsBob Fires the KidsMutiny on the WindbreakerAn Indecent Thanksgiving ProposalThe DeepeningTina-Rannosaurus WrecksThe Unbearable Like-Likeness of GeneGod Rest Ye Merry Gentle-MannequinsMother Daughter Laser RazorNude BeachBroadcast Wagstaff School NewsMy Fuzzy ValentineLindapendent WomanO.T. The Outside ToiletTopsyTwo for TinaIt Snakes a VillageFamily FracasThe Kids Run the RestaurantBoyz 4 NowCarpe MuseumThe Unnatural
4 A River Runs Through BobFort NightSeaplane!My Big Fat Greek BobTurkey in a CanPurple Rain-UnionBob and DeliverChristmas in the CarSlumber PartyPresto Tina-OEasy Com-mercial, Easy Go-mercialThe Frond FilesMazel TinaUncle TeddyThe Kids Rob a TrainI Get Psy-chic Out of YouThe EquestranautsAmbergrisThe Kids Run AwayGene It OnWharf Horse (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town - Part I)World Wharf II: The Wharfening (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town - Part II)
5 Work Hard or Die Trying, GirlTina and the Real GhostFriends with Burger-fitsDawn of the PeckBest BurgerFather of the BobTina Tailor Soldier SpyMidday RunSpeakeasy RiderLate Afternoon in the Garden of Bob & LouiseCan't Buy Me MathThe Millie-Churian CandidateThe Gayle TalesLi'l Hard DadAdventures in Chinchilla-SittingThe Runway ClubThe Itty Bitty Ditty CommitteeEat, Spray, LindaHousetrapHawk & ChickThe Oeder Games
6 Sliding BobsThe Land ShipThe HaunteningGayle Makin' Bob Sled · Nice-Capades · The Cook, The Steve, The Gayle, & Her LoverThe Gene and Courtney ShowSexy Dance HealingSacred CouchLice Things Are LiceHouse of 1000 BouncesStand by GeneWag the HogThe Hormone-iumsPro Tiki/Con TikiBye Bye Boo BooThe Horse Rider-erSecret Admiral-irerGlued, Where's My Bob?
7 Flu-ouiseSea Me NowTeen-a WitchThey Serve Horses, Don't They?Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?The QuirkducersThe Last Gingerbread House on the LeftEx MachTinaBob ActuallyThere's No Business Like Mr. Business BusinessA Few 'Gurt MenLike Gene for ChocolateThe Grand Mama-pest HotelAquaticismAin't Miss Debatin'Eggs for DaysZero LARP ThirtyThe Laser-inthThelma & Louise Except Thelma is LindaMom, Lies, and VideotapeParaders of the Lost FloatInto the Mild
8 Brunchsquatch
Unknown season The Wolf of Wharf StreetSit Me Baby One More TimeThe Silence of the LouiseCheer Up Sleepy GeneBoywatchY Tu Ga-Ga TambienThe Taking of Funtime One Two ThreeThanks-HoardingThe BleakeningThe Date EscapeThe Secret Ceramics Room of SecretsSleeping with the FrenemyMission Impos-slug-bleV for Valentine-dettaThe Hurt SoccerGo Tina on the Mountain • TBA • TBA • Something Old, Something New, Something Bob Caters for You
See also: Episode Guide

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