Arguably one in every of TV’s funniest animated characters in the intervening time, Tina Belcher (Dan Mintz) has lots to win over the viewer with. From her wild creativeness to her distinctive method with phrases, Bob’s Burgers created by Loren Bouchard simply wouldn’t be the identical with out some traditional Tina storylines. And in relation to these, they typically revolve round her raging hormones and boy obsession. Seemingly capable of fall in love on the drop of a hat (or the sight of a goose), she isn’t with no crush. So, in anticipation of whom she could also be falling for when Bob’s Burgers hits the massive display subsequent month, it appears the proper time to look again on all people who have captured Tina’s coronary heart up to now.
Her longest-standing crush, Jimmy Jr. (H. Jon Benjamin), has held a agency place in Tina’s coronary heart since method again in Season 1. The son of Bob Belcher’s (H. Jon Benjamin) arch enemy, Jimmy Pesto (Jay Johnston), the Pizzeria proprietor throughout the road, Jimmy Jr. sadly doesn’t fairly share Tina’s emotions. Nonetheless, regardless of by no means changing into the complete actuality of her many fantasies, she does share just a few thrilling moments along with her dream boy. A number of kisses are had, in addition to some coronary heart to hearts. Though she greatest sums up her and Jimmy Jr.’s relationship when she tells a pal she’s “semi-involved with somebody, and he’s semi-not concerned with me, however we’re working by it.”
Jeff, the Ghost
After summoning a spirit, which a Ouija board confirmed as a 13-year-old boy named Jeff, Tina turns into enamored with him. Printing the identify Jeff on her mum’s Simple Breezy shoebox, her and her spirit-in-a-box are inseparable. From butterfly sanctuary and fairground dates to getting a pair’s portray executed, it lastly appears that Tina has discovered the one (even when he doesn’t speak again). However no stranger to being a bully’s bait, she is led to consider that Jeff left her for fashionable wealthy woman, Tammy (Jenny Slate). Though all’s nicely that ends nicely, because it results in Tina’s realization that she doesn’t want a boy to “listen” to her when she will take note of herself. Maybe not a sentiment she sticks to, however actually closure on her Jeff crush.
Graffiti artist, often called “Ghost Boy,” aka Jordan Cagan (Nathan Fielder) is the final word dangerous boy. And with Tina making an attempt to show to Tammy that she’s not an “unsalted pretzel,” he’s simply what she wants. The 2 kind a tagging group, spreading the ghost face graffiti over city. Nonetheless, when he suggests tagging the city’s historic Land Ship, her conscience will get the higher of her, and she or he components methods with Jordan. Taking a tantrum after being dumped, Tina assures him (in her trademark blunt fashion) that in the future he’ll meet a woman “who doesn’t care about dangerous kissing or the legislation.”
Rodrigo, the Spanish Audio Voice
When Tina finds herself in a funk and, in flip, begins flunking Spanish, she’s despatched for necessary Spanish audio classes on the library. And when 15-year-old Rodrigo (Julio Torres) is without doubt one of the voices, studying a language takes an entire different flip for her. Immediately transported to romantic Spanish dates in her thoughts, it’s not lengthy earlier than her temper is lifted. However, involved for his or her sister, Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) step in to get her to see sense. Though not the healthiest crush, her Spanish vastly improves, so maybe it was value it ultimately.
In Bob’s Burgers’ tackle Cinderella, Tina and Josh’s (Ben Schwartz) love story begins with a easy band-aid. When sparks fly after assembly by the cabinets of a milk fridge, the band-aid that falls off his finger is all she has left of her thriller boy. After an extended, arduous hunt for him (which includes lining boys as much as see if the band-aid suits), they’re lastly reunited and share a passionate kiss.
Reappearing in two different episodes, which see him concerned in a love triangle with Tina and Jimmy Jr., and making an attempt to impress Tina along with his faucet dancing, that is one in every of her rarer longer-lasting crushes.
Jairo, the Capoeira Teacher
This long-haired Brazilian lothario stole Tina’s coronary heart from the second she noticed him swaying within the studio window. The trainer of a “lethal type of road combating” entitled capoeira, Jairo (Jon Glaser) fills Tina’s head with loads of concepts. From “toothpaste insults your tooth” to needing solely “two hours of sleep per night time,” his life recommendation has her smitten. Though, when she begins shirking her duties on the restaurant, Bob doesn’t take too nicely to her new-found crush. Torn between her loyalty to her household and Jairo’s dreamy accent, she ultimately decides that dwelling is really the place the center is and quits the courses, leaving one other crush in her wake.
This valentine’s episode sees Tina fall for college math nerd, Darryl (Aziz Ansari) after agreeing to stage a faux relationship (and breakup) to win him his crush. It appears not even animated characters can survive the false courting with out falling in love trope. And even Jimmy Jr. asking her out was not sufficient to derail Tina’s emotions for Darryl. Nonetheless, as soon as Darryl lists all of the issues they don’t have in widespread, Tina begins to grasp he’s in reality higher off along with his crush in spite of everything.
Bruce, the goose
Maybe her oddest crush but, and for this character, that’s further odd. For a woman who isn’t afraid to be in coupledom with a field, this one even beats that. Enter Bruce, the goose. After not being requested to the dance by the one and solely, Jimmy Jr., she finds solace in a lonely goose down by the pond. Realizing he’s the proper listener, in addition to the very fact Bruce now received’t depart her facet, her new crush is in full power. Regaling her household with tales of her and Bruce making an attempt to not chortle when “a duck walked by and dropped a bit of bread,” it nearly appears Jimmy Jr. is forgotten.
However as soon as once more, Tina finds herself being tossed apart for an additional. When Bruce units his sights on his good companion (one other goose), it means goodbye for Tina. Though, regardless of the hilarity of the state of affairs, it’s laborious to not really feel just a little pang of disappointment for Tina as she mourns one more particular connection.
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